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Vindicate
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 Vindicate
- Eternal Masters

Reviewed May 23, 2017

Constructed: 4.67
Casual: 4.25
Limited: 4.75
Multiplayer: 4.25
Commander [EDH]: 4.38

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Vindicate
 
This has always been one of my favorite cards. The Apocalypse version, for example, has a quote from Gerrard Capashen that sounds suspiciously like his last words and made me want to see the entire set the first time I read it. It's by far the most simple and elegant removal spell ever - only it and Desert Twister have this exact wording - and I actually can't help but wonder what its future is. It certainly seems far too universal for the current design philosophy in Standard, yet it's quite similar to Banishing Light and Anguished Unmaking, both of which were considered okay. Until that day comes, play it whenever you can in casual and Commander.
 
Constructed: 5/5
Casual: 5/5
Limited: 5/5
Multiplayer: 5/5
EDH/Commander: 5/5
James H.

Vindicate (5/23)

 

Three mana, destroy anything. Vindicate is simple, clean, and effective, and there hasn't been anything quite on its level. Abrupt Decay comes close, but it does have a subset of targets it whiffs on, and Anguished Unmaking also does a pretty good approximation. Vindicate's able to hit lands, though, which does have a pretty substantial upside.

 

If you're in black and white, in a format where Vindicate is legal, there's little reason to not run a copy. It's brutally efficient, and there are enough problematic targets that make being able to go for anything a worthy investment.

 

Constructed: 4.25

Casual: 3.5

Limited: 4.5

Multiplayer: 3.5

Commander: 3.75


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