Silverquill Gets Powerful New Removal Spell In Vanishing Verse In Strixhaven

Make problematic monocolored permanents disappear.

Courtesy of Wizards of the Coast (WotC) and Luis Scott-Vargas, take a look at the latest two-mana removal spell from Strixhaven: School of Mages — Vanishing Verse!

Exile target monocolored permanent.

Short and sweet, pay a white and a black to exile any monocolored permanent at instant-speed. A clean answer to hard to kill threats like Seasoned Hallowblade, numerous Gods from Theros Beyond Death, and many planeswalkers that often require a larger mana investment to deal with. Of course Vanishing Verse is going to run into some problematic cards in the multicolor setting of Strixhaven, but it’s still a powerful tool to access to for black and white decks.

Scott-Vargas also previewed Symmetry Sage, a new flying one-drop in blue.

Magecraft — Whenever you cast or copy an instant or sorcery spell, target creature you control has base power 2 until end of turn.

This Human Wizard will look to slot into aggressive, tempo-oriented decks. Bounce spells, card drawing, and other tricks will fuel an efficient two-power flyer that can also make your other creatures bigger. Symmetry Sage will also make a great target for many cheap Auras, but notably won’t trigger Magecraft off them.

What do you think of Vanishing Verse and Symmetry Sage? What cards do you want to target the most with Vanishing Verse and what are the best spells to pair with Symmetry Sage?

Strixhaven: School of Mages releases April 23. Check out our official preview gallery.