Abyss

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For the cosmological phenomenon, see The Abyss.

Abyss is a slang term used by Magic R&D to describe spells that force all players/opponents to sacrifice a creature each turn. This mechanic is primary in black.[1] While not particularly common in modern design, the figurative version comes up commonly in Limited play when one player has a non-evasive creature too large to block profitably, and can attack each turn to force a chump block.

It is named after the eponymous The Abyss.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Mark Rosewater (June 5, 2017). "Mechanical Color Pie 2017". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.