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CardName: Wash Out Cost: 3U Type: Sorcery Pow/Tgh: / Rules Text: Return all permanents of the color of your choice to their owners' hands. Flavour Text: "It's not the darkness I fear but dull and numbing shades of gray."—Sydri, galvanic genius Set/Rarity: Magic Essentials: The Eternal Core Set Uncommon

Wash Out
{3}{u}
 
 U 
Sorcery
Return all permanents of the color of your choice to their owners' hands.
"It's not the darkness I fear but dull and numbing shades of gray."—Sydri, galvanic genius
Updated on 23 Jan 2016 by LivesByProxy

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2014-12-29 21:21:37: LivesByProxy created the card Wash Out

Blue board sweeper. Blue asymmetrical board sweeper. That's splashable?! And only 4 mana! Yowsers.

It's not even rare. This feels really overpowering to me.

Seems pretty strong, yeah.

...You know this is a reprint, right? Wash Out was printed way back in Invasion :)

And to be fair, yes, it's awesome and was played in tournaments. But this was the era of Perish-level colour hosers. Wash Out was a tweak on Hibernation, and was followed by similarly crazy things like Upheaval and Inundate.

The most extremely unfair blue asymmetrical board wipe is by far Cyclonic Rift, which was printed recently enough that Wizards really ought to have known better. But the most amusing is definitely Whelming Wave, which I'd really like to see work sometime :)

Should still be rare, though. Too swingy to be uncommon in limited.

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