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Deicide from 'Journey Into Nyx'

Deicide is one of the newest "Journey Into Nyx" spoilers cards revealed today April 17, 2014 on This rare white instant "Magic: The Gathering" from Wizards of the Coast's upcoming expert expansion can deal with some of the set's most anticipated and pesky permanents, the gods: Kruphix, Iroas, Keranos, Athreos, and Pharika.

Wizards of the Coast

Deicide - 1W
Instant (Rare)
Exile target enchantment. If the exiled card is a God card, search its controller's graveyard, hand, and library for any number of cards with the same name as that card and exile them, then that player shuffles his or her library.

Since its reprint in "Born of the Gods," Revoke Existence has proven itself to be a competitive card in the current standard with so many enchantments running around. Deicide provides a significant upgrade in power to its common friend, most notably being an instant. Deicide doesn't just exile gods such as Ephara, Karametra, Mogis, Xenagos and the rest though: It completely Scours them out of existence so that they're no longer any threat to you.

We can't stress just how powerful it is to be able and cast Deicide on your opponent's turn or in the middle of a combat step. It'll deal with potentially deadly situations like a Dictate of Heliod or Boon Satyr that's been flashed in.

Deicide's downside is that it won't hit artifacts as the aforementioned Revoke Existence will. You're trading off versatility for the ability to play Deicide at any time and potentially never have to deal with another Thassa, Erebos, Nylea, Purphoros, or Heliod again.

If you're playing white, then you're going to want to pick up a few copies of Deicide - even if it's just for your sideboard.

How will you use Deicide?

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