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'Journey Into Nyx' preview week: 'Silence the Believers'

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Night four of the "Journey Into Nyx" previews have finally begun on DailyMTG.com. There is no particular order to the previews on the "Magic: The Gathering" site and there is no particular order here as well. With that in mind, here is the next card. This particular card comes thanks to Channelfireball.com.

Silence the Believers - 2BB - Rare - Instant - Strive-Silence the Believers costs 2B more to cast for each target beyond the first. Exile any number of target creatures and all Auras attached to them.

As if black needed anymore powerful removal spells, this card comes strolling in likes it's owned the place since the beginning. "Silence the Believers" is sure to find its way into any mono black deck in Standard. While four mana is usually considered a little high for a removal spell, the added bonus of exiling a creature more than makes up for it. This card can remove the gods.

Before this the only way that black could deal with indestructible creatures in Standard was through "Devour Flesh." Even then, casting that spell made mono black players cringe a little because their opponent would still be gaining life equal to the sacrificed creature's toughness.

The added strive costs is rather expensive, but the Standard format may be slow enough that a player may be able to pay the cost in the later game without much of an issue.

This card is a certain winner. Now the question is how many to play? If you were to look up current mono black decklists, most of them play two "Devour Flesh." This may be a better alternative and you could play two "Silence the Believers." However, you still have to find a way to deal with players who still play "Blood Baron of Vizkopa."

So what are your plans with "Silence the Believers?" Will you play them in your main board? Or will you play them in your sideboard? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

"Journey Into Nyx" hits stores on May 2. Prerelease events will be held the weekend of April 26 and 27. It will then be released online May 12. Finally, Game Day events will be held the weekend of May 24 and 25.

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