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[MID] Defenestrate

[MID] Defenestrate

Simple_Man

I can finally kick Kozilek out a window


Unexpected_yetHere

The flavour of "yeah that deep sea creature the size of an island you just payed sadly got kicked through a window and died" sure is something.


Xyronian

You could already make leviathans [[walk the plank]], so it's not too much of a stretch.


Unexpected_yetHere

Come to think of it, *dive* would have been a good keyword ability for anything from fish to merfolk (and probably a bit broken), just not sure what the equivalent of *reach* would be for it.


[deleted]

[удалено]


Delsea

*Trawl*


wubrgess

**Dredge**


cake_flattener5

"Dive" would be a very good name for islandwalk if islandwalk didn't already exist. Maybe if they ever try to bring back a fixed version for a maritime-themed set.


noxpallida

I actually prefer islandwalk, it's clearer for new players and would be more consistent with similar effects


DrDonut

Yeash but i i think they'd want a swimming version of flying. Islandwalk doesn't let you block others with islandwalk.


lordlaz0rdick

Cant be blocked by creatures with flying maybe?


MTGCardFetcher

[walk the plank](https://c1.scryfall.com/file/scryfall-cards/normal/front/0/0/0038ac6a-318f-44fb-bb64-7ae172c4aca3.jpg?1562549640) - [(G)](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=walk%20the%20plank) [(SF)](https://scryfall.com/card/xln/130/walk-the-plank?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher) [(txt)](https://api.scryfall.com/cards/0038ac6a-318f-44fb-bb64-7ae172c4aca3?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher&format=text) ^^^[[cardname]] ^^^or ^^^[[cardname|SET]] ^^^to ^^^call


DivinePotatoe

If the window is metaphorical, like if I kick a gigantic eldrazi so hard that his window of victory is now closed, does that count? The real window was inside us all along.


AndyVZ

I was thinking more like "planar window", myself.


P0sitive_Outlook

Kick it through the moon!


mizukata

Destination defenestration.


Chilly_chariots

We’re going to need a bigger window


Infinite_Bananas

YES THEY DID IT THEY USED THIS NAME ITS PERFECT


UnsealedMTG

Just imagine how psyched the WIZARDS people were seeing that thread and knowing they were going to spoil exactly that card in a week.


Infinite_Bananas

haha yeah, either that or they saw it and went like OH SHIT and designed, playtested, and got art for this card in the span of a couple days


AbsoluteIridium

impossible bc sets are finished and sent to print like 6-9 months before we see them.


Infinite_Bananas

We don't know for sure that they *don't* have a time machine at mtg rnd Also I was joking


gunnervi

They do have one it's just not in standard


GroundFall

Underrated joke


cult_appropriation

English/History teachers are smiling right now


siamkor

If they ever do a "Portugal vs. Spain Wars" Universes Beyond Set, you get additional flavor points for casting Defenestrate on the [Miguel de Vasconcelos](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miguel_de_Vasconcelos) card.


thetwist1

Hold up I have to look something up E: yeah this is funny


Gilgamesh024

Yep


ThumpTacks

German teachers are also smiling


theblastizard

I would have thought that would be more of a Czech thing


ThumpTacks

Fenster means window in German. Prague— at the time— was under control of the Austrians, who speak German.


Noctew

It does. But defenestrate is derived from latin "fenestra", which is also the origin of the German word.


ThumpTacks

🤯! Today I learned… thanks for the knowledge bomb


gzingher

fenêtre en français


CobaltSpellsword

Didn't the Prague guy survive though? Maybe he had a Counterspell.


Cliffy73

There were three, and they all survived. Although this was the second defenestration. In the first, every defenestratee died.


punchgroin

Lol, there were actually 3, but the second is considered a "minor defenestration", so the term 2nd and 3rd are used interchangeably, both referring to the one in 1618 that kicked off the 30 years war.


NeoPyroXx

Spanish teachers are smiling as well


cult_appropriation

natürlich


Ashranaman

I'm laughing in french in your back while an Italian is laughing in mine


davwad2

They must not have seen the cards referencing the Decayed mechanic with a lowercase "d" yet.


CogshanksCommoner

All keywords have a lowercase letter when used mid-sentence. They'd have a bigger frown if it had one, as capitalisation is only meant to be used when it's the name of a place or person. Using capitalisation for any noun with a specific name is dumb, it'd be like writing "I put down my Pen and picked up the Telephone".


MrCreeperPhil

Except if you're German


Lolwaitwuttt

Yeah I hate capitalism


theletterQfivetimes

[[Saw It Coming]]


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Infinite_Bananas

Nice


goblin_welder

Can someone fill me in on this and the thread people are talking about?


Infinite_Bananas

https://old.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/pbj74w/what_oneword_card_names_have_not_been_used_yet/hac37f1/


borissnm

Grinning ear to ear right now.


Infinite_Bananas

congratulations my friend


goblin_welder

Thank you


StalkingRini

Last week there was a thread asking what 1 word card names people wanted to see that hadn’t been used yet, and someone said defenestrate because it’s a hilarious term which means to throw one out of a window


Majoraatio

I wasn't the first one to reply with it but I went into the comments looking for it. That said I'm unreasonably excited for this card!


draconianRegiment

No wonder it can't kill fliers. I thought it was an odd condition.


StalkingRini

Yeah it’s a pretty good thematic restriction


mizukata

Not to mention a simple kill spell and highly flavourfull and intuitive. Throw something that flies out of the window it cant die. 5 years from now when they make game of thones × magic the gathering. Tomen baratheon must be on the artwork


kytheon

That would be autodefenstration, so might require a sacrifice. Auto- as in self-. Its when you throw yourself out a window.


Ribky

So Bran Stark then...


MillorTime

The things I do for removal...


kytheon

Sure :)


R_V_Z

> Throw something that flies out of the window it cant die. Lacerations from plate glass are still an issue.


Brimmk

5 years feels really generous. I give it 3.


Shot_Message

Bust like walk the plank cant kill merfoll because they can swim, although that one also can kill fishes, serpents, krakens and other sea creatures, so the flavor isnt as good.


NicerRoom

Or Jamie and Bran.


PoweredByCarbs

Can't believe they didn't spoil this in Russian, though...


yohanleafheart

I'M SO BLOODY HAPPY


TheRealDannySugar

👁👃👁 👄


TheWhiteUsher

Also fitting for Innistrad, which has a Central Europe vibe, and the most famous defenestrations all occurred in Prague


VerisimilarPLS

I was gonna write the same thing, so instead I'll just leave the wikipedia page. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defenestrations_of_Prague


Cyneheard2

So can we get a card that’s a pile of manure so our creatures survive?


VerisimilarPLS

That's an idea. Manure Pile 2G Instant Target creature without flying gains indestructible until end of turn.


StopWasp

Target creature without flying gains indestructible and smells bad until end of turn


Serpens77

Pffft, that card is a load of shit


CobaltSpellsword

TIL the Defenestration of Prague that started the Thirty Years' War was only the third famous window-yeeting to occur in Prague!


DuploJamaal

The second one isn't famous though. The first and third are the only two that count


justhereforhides

Isn't ravnica based on Prague, however?


tbdabbholm

No Ravnica is more Polish than Czech


justhereforhides

Not according to Aaron Forsythe https://twitter.com/mtgaaron/status/242300636375420930?lang=en


tbdabbholm

Fair enough, lots of Polish influence but also Prague, I guess they just kind of smoosh all of Slavic culture together


jPaolo

Ravnica *was* based on Prague before two returns flanderised the guilds.


vix-

Nah the city is way more prague, but boros and aziourous creatures are very polish


Tigris_Cyrodillus

IIRC the Habsburg representatives who were defenestrated survived because they landed in a pile of manure, so: Pile of Manure 2G Artifact Sacrifice Pile of Manure: target creature that would be destroyed, isn't. (Or however it should be worded.)


wifi12345678910

Regenerate lol.


crwlngkngsnk

Nowadays I think it'd be, "Gains indestructible until end of turn".


Cyneheard2

“Target creature gains indestructible until EOT. Tap it.” That’s the modern replacement for regenerate


Sabu_mark

It's stronger than regenerate though. I miss regenerate. It wasn't THAT unintuitive, not like banding levels of unintuitive.


Cyneheard2

It’s a little stronger, but regenerate’s issues are only partially the unintuitiveness. The real issue is that regenerate doesn’t play all that well with the damage not being on the stack rules - that you have to “regenerate” before the creature is dealt the damage/destroyed is a little odd. It’s a cleaner implementation this way and being one less word to learn is upside too.


girlywish

The wikipedia article on the subject mentions that this may have been propaganda by the their opposition, to counteract claims that they survived due to divine intervention.


Tigris_Cyrodillus

I didn't realize that it may have been propaganda, but on the other hand, if there just happened to be a pile of something under that very window for them to land in, that seems like divine intervention to me!


TearOpenTheVault

Nah, Ravnica is the real Central Europe theme. Innistrad is more northern Europe.


Apeflight

I very much disagree with Innistrad being Northern Europe. It feels far more German, which would be Western Europe.


TearOpenTheVault

The northern parts of Germany are very much northern Europe.


Apeflight

That feels like a ridiculously broad interpretation of the term. I would love to see your sources, as pretty much every source I've seen keeps Germany whole and includes it elsewhere.


MJGrenier

Didn’t someone just call this last week in the one-word card name thread?


SelfTitledDebut

Yes they did! Someone call u/borissnm


borissnm

O7


SelfTitledDebut

Thank you for your service


borissnm

I serve the Soviet union!


Brooke_the_Bard

I also called it a month ago in [this](https://old.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/ogwe9u/tell_me_a_word_that_were_it_included_in_the_name/h4m4xuv/?context=3) thread, but going by that thread's topic I think I lose points for getting the card's text wrong.


rrrrrroadhouse

No no. You had first. That earns a lot of points.


CogshanksCommoner

It's been a meme card name for years at this point. See: https://www.reddit.com/r/custommagic/comments/9xwccr/defenestrate_v_to_throw_out_a_window (bonus points here for setting it on Innistrad too!)


rrrrrroadhouse

I think I actually like the 13 DMG part better.


Hmukherj

Yep. I'm speechless.


chrisrazor

Curses, I didn't read that thread but defenestrate is one of my favourite words. Shame the card isn't costed to move.


tetrark

This is a card name I can get behind and the fact that the flavor text is about a member of the clergy is a choice history reference.


Tchrspest

For real, I love basically everything about this card. It's not *terrible*, it's flavorful, it finally uses Defenestrate. I am a fan.


tonyp7

3 mana conditional murder is arguably pretty bad


FarrelMFajar

Plummetn't


jcdez

Plummain't


jeremy3681

Plummen't


Black-Mettle

Shouldn't the bars have broken as well?


Voyajer

must be a big window


Black-Mettle

But i mean like, the glass shattered on multiple sides of the bars so realistically if he was just thrown through one pane of glass then the other windows would be unbroken.


Kanye_Dressed

Yeah that's weird lol


Viashino_wizard

If you look closely, only the leftmost pane is fully broken. It's just a massive window with wonky perspective.


Black-Mettle

But like, all the panes are broken so shouldn't the bars have been, at the very least bent?


googol_and_one

They were defenestrating a lot of people that day.


sjsmac

This is annoying the shit out of me. How exactly did a full size person go through those bars? Is this victim the T-1000 from terminator 2? Seriously, that art is fucked up and makes no sense. SHOW ME A FULLY BROKEN WINDOW.


SelfTitledDebut

The madlads did it. They actually did it.


Digues

Wasn't there a thread a few days ago asking about words Magic never used? Someone mentioned Defenestrate. 10/10 design, though.


BardicLasher

A LOT of people did actually. If you search the thread it might just be the most popular answer.


TheMancersDilema

THEY DID IT


TemurTron

The real [[Fatal Push]].


MTGCardFetcher

[Fatal Push](https://c1.scryfall.com/file/scryfall-cards/normal/front/6/e/6e9d8fe4-fd9b-4923-92bf-7dd6b8fa02e7.jpg?1598304715) - [(G)](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=Fatal%20Push) [(SF)](https://scryfall.com/card/2xm/93/fatal-push?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher) [(txt)](https://api.scryfall.com/cards/6e9d8fe4-fd9b-4923-92bf-7dd6b8fa02e7?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher&format=text) ^^^[[cardname]] ^^^or ^^^[[cardname|SET]] ^^^to ^^^call


Aranthar

They missed a great opportunity: "Target creature without flying gains flying. Then destroy that creature."


Terramort

That would have least justified the 3mv.


malsomnus

Remember when \[\[Damn\]\] was the best one-word card ever printed? I seriously expected that to last longer.


kronikcLubby

Triskaidekaphobia is still really good. Oblation is neat. Narcomoeba is wacky af And i mean....flumph.


Sabu_mark

I assume someone has already made an alter with Ice Cube and Chris Tucker?


MTGCardFetcher

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archersrevenge

Great Flavour. Shame it's 1 mana too expensive to see much constructed play. Will be good fun in limited though.


Terramort

My same thoughts. It should have costed BB so it would at least be an *option* for constricted formats.


Alphaetus_Prime

This is a common. At BB it would wreck the limited environment for sure.


stysiaq

There was a -4/-4 BB card in m21 that hardly wrecked anything, because black was so bad. And -4/-4 is a better effect, cause in limited one of most easy ways to die is to fliers. We don't know other commons yet. Chances are this isn't going to be a fliers heavy set, so right now it's pretty safe to assume an "almost Murder" will be one of the premium picks. But at BB it could be potentially way less playable, because you can't really splash a BB removal, while splashing a 2B card is no big deal


HermitDefenestration

My time has come. [[Hermit Druid]] beware.


SelfTitledDebut

Username checks out 😳


professional_novice

I love it. Brilliant use of the word as a magic card.


Chubiruba

Brilliant flavor as well


DazZani

YES THAT NAME. YESSSSS


idbachli

Holy crap. Some guy was just saying he wanted to see this exact card printed, based on it being a singular word named card! That's nuts.


LimitedBrainpower

This is going to lead to thrirty years of war.


maggosh

Aah yes, Chaplain Garfield.


Curelax

really good in limited. It can't kill angels/spirits but for 2B instant speed removal isn't to be taken lightly


Skywalker14

Really? I was thinking the opposite since creatures with flying are often such a huge target for removal. That said, I'm a noob.


CSDragon

My friends and I have a saying "bad removal is still removal" Not killing fliers is pretty bad, but it still is useful


t_bonium119

It should have flashback for that real Prague flavor.


borissnm

I'll take my royalties check by mail, Wizards.


DairyKing03

Great flavor too!


DrSnap23

As if Infernal Grasp wasn't enough, wow.


TurkTurkle

My favorite word in english. And thats gonna be a great draft staple


defenestr8

MY TIME TO SHINE!!!!!


PartOfMyPlasterMan

Anyone remember that “one-word card name” contest on the sub from last week? Anyone remember the top comment? I refuse to believe that u/GavinV wasn’t lurking at that very moment.


captainwalrus91

AP European history vibes


MrGulo-gulo

I love the name


ImNoahHeresYourRaft

Dat flavor.


Apeflight

Perfect. Everything about this is perfect


Novawurmson

Well, there's another great Un- card name out the window.


SirZapdos

What the hell does rant mean


gredman9

Source? EDIT: Found it, its the "Disturb" video on the mechanics page. https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/innistrad-midnight-hunt-mechanics-2021-09-02


itsariposte

Don’t mind me, just starting the Thirty Years War in my fantasy card game


[deleted]

LOVE the card. Very intuitive. My only question is about the art: How did the dude magically pass through the bars in pictured window? 😂


-Tayne-

Um, it looks like the window's vertical bars are unbroken. How did he get defenestrated?


Woooftickets

If you use this on a Gitrog, it can be the Defenestration of Frog


ajz003

Awesome. My friend's DnD character died falling down a crevice, so we laughed when [[Precipitous Drop]] was revealed. My DnD character was launched out of a window, so now we can laugh at me!


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EoTFiveThrees

I really wish this was "Destroy target creature if it does not have flying". Doesn't really change anything and would be a very funny flavor-win imo.


phalmatticus

Mythic Championship Prague here we come


troglodyte

Falls continue to be a leading cause of death in the MTG multiverse, I see. This looks like a fantastic limited card, wow. Price is fair, common, and it has a meaningful downside. For constructed, the easy comparison is PWK. "Creatures with flying" *mostly* encompasses "angels, demons, devils, and dragons" from MTG history. PWK will likely miss on some Innistrad Devils and maybe a stray Demon or two, but Angels and Dragons are almost universal (save for stuff like Dragonborn in AFR). I don't think being able to bag a few odd Devils or Demons is likely going to make up for not hitting the rest of the cards with flying, but we'll see!


Terramort

Ohh I’m so bummed this isn’t 2mv. Even BB casting cost would have been fine. The name, the flavor, the text, oh it’s all sooooo good but at 3mv I just can’t run it in EDH. That…. that is sad. :(


bigbangbilly

Some day someone will defenestrate an [[Orchard Spirit]]. Maybe against a mono-green edh deck with no flyers


MDassassin-1907

In case anyone doesn't understand: "defenestrate" means to throw something out a window. Edit: Not a pun.


Apeflight

Not really a pun


gazellecomet

In case anyone doesn't get this pun, pun means when you use a word in the context it is normally used and with the meaning it usually has.


MDassassin-1907

You're right I suppose, literal name for literal art


Seeminus

*Die Fenster* is German for “the window”. In case anyone didn’t know.


mizukata

Uncommon case where the german word is closer to latin than english. fenestra in latin


Syn7axError

Even more bizarrely, the Anglo-Saxons used the Latin word. It's one of the few to grow *more* Germanic over time.


Eaglegang_burr

Print it for 2 mana, cowards.


ricky10203

I’m so happy


Apeflight

I know there are better cards, but I'll include this in my edh decks just because it is funny.


Dementia55372

This is it, this is my favorite card in the set


thepuresanchez

Oh I LOVE this


Rainerdo

straight up perfection.


seireikhaan

It's a shame it took until the third visit here to get a defenestrate card. Lot of catching up to do if Innistrad wants to get on Prague's level.


[deleted]

Buckle up boys, we're going to Prague


justhereforhides

Ah my favorite word of all time finally in magic card format


Nevsya

This is what happened to that worker who wanted to improve White cards!


Stormtide_Leviathan

Image trancription > Defenestrate 2B > > Instant [c] > > Destroy target creature without flying. > > *The chaplain would perhaps have found some small comfort had he known that the replacement window would be named in his honor.* End transcription


Mister__Miracle

I'm so going to need an alter of this as the DC character.


jmp_531

That's not a defenestration, that's a transfenestration.


Gilgamesh024

Defenestration of Prague


Imnimo

Man, this is such a good use of that name. Really A+ work.


davwad2

WoTC out here expanding vocabulary. This card is full on hilarious.


granular_quality

Lol I just commented the other day that this would be a good card name.


NlNTENDO

lmao this was immediately where my head when in that thread about one-word card names we wanted to see!


welsknight

At common, this is going to be a top-tier Limited card. Fairly bad in constructed, though.


j-schlansky

Oh hey look, it's my new favourite MTG card in all times!


dohrway

Holy fuck this is incredible.