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A board wipe, also known as a board sweep, is an instant or sorcery spell that destroys or exiles all permanents of a certain type.[1] Board wipes are most often found in white, but exist in other colors as well. With a few exceptions, board wipes are usually printed with a rarity of rare. Board wipes have existed since Alpha, with Wrath of God appearing in every core set until Tenth Edition.[2]

Examples of board wipes include:

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  1. Magic Arcana (June 27, 2007). "Destroying it All". Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Reid Duke (June 22, 2015). "Board Sweepers". Wizards of the Coast.