Blossoming Defense

Legality

Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Standard Legal
Frontier Legal

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Set Rarity
Kaladesh Uncommon

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Blossoming Defense

Instant

Target creature you control gets +2/+2 and gains hexproof until end of turn.

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Blossoming Defense Discussion

joshuaizac on I am thinking about making ...

23 hours ago

black & green counters is a popular deck in standard atm, because Winding Constrictor is super strong. red / green energy was a thing for quite a bit (Electrostatic Pummeler, Voltaic Brawler, Bristling Hydra, Uncaged Fury, Blossoming Defense ect...) it was an extremely explosive deck...though not very consistent. Additionally the meta has shifted and there's lots more combo/control now. I think if you are gonna try to make a +1/+1 counter deck it should have at least a splash of black, if for nothing else, Winding Constrictor and a few Fatal Push.

shuazaam on G/W Humans Aggro

1 day ago

Looks good. I would personally go up to the full play set of Lambholt Pacifist  Flip because a turn 2 Lambholt Pacifist  Flip into either a turn 3 thali's lieutenant, Always Watching , Gryff's Boon, or Rishkar, Peema Renegade is very strong. Also, because you don't have anything to ramp into, I believe that Always Watching is probably stronger than Rishkar, Peema Renegade in this particular build. Have you thought about 2 Thalia, Heretic Cathar and 1 more Always Watching instead of Rishkar? Rishkar is a little awkward without the tribal synergy.

Also, powerhouse cards to consider are Blossoming Defense. It can blank an opponent's removal spell as well as chip in for extra damage. I also think that Natural Obsolescence is great in the meta game right now. Tireless Tracker would be another card that could take Rishkar's slot in this deck. If left unchecked, Tracker can win you the game on it's own as well as giving you that late game advantage/mana sink.

guessling on [Community Discussion]: What makes a ...

1 day ago

I love cards like Blossoming Defense, Dispel, and Lightning Bolt. These staples get taken for granted until burns for 2 instead of 3 etc. However, no matter how good they are, they are never going to be "must includes for all decks" or worth more than $5.

I also like groupings of cards that synergize well and can form fun strategies like Forsaken City + Stasis that still do something outside their synergy or combo.

I especially like cards that synergize with a commander such as Distortion Strike with Shu Yun, the Silent Tempest.

Decks made with cards like these can pull a few wins on a budget even against $xk top 8 decks.

Wakka6661 on Who needs friends when you have infect?

1 day ago

Whats your reasoning on Blossoming Defense replacing Apostle's Blessing? Apostle's Blessing = an unblockable attack

SpookyToe on Who needs friends when you have infect?

2 days ago

I'm surprised no one has mentioned this already. Blossoming Defense is my replacement for apostle's blessing.

Shwang on Improvised Investigations

3 days ago

I would recommend adding more Reverse Engineer. It looks like the deck could have a lull after playing all the 0 mana cost cards.

Also, if the opponent kills your Tireless Tracker and Barricade Breaker then you're in trouble. Survive the Night could save them if you had enough mana open for it, but Blossoming Defense can do even more for you for less mana. That's my go-to saver card.

Looks like a pretty fun deck though! Good luck!

oliveoilonyaasscureshemorrhoid on Counting Counters

3 days ago

Welcome to mtg, dude! my first concern is the mana base, if you down have any pain lands (Llanowar Wastes, Caves of Koilos, Brushland), Sandsteppe Citadel should your only land that comes in tapped. good land count though, usually mtg decks have a 33% of lands, but I would consider more swamps and less plains, with forests staying high (especially with the Verdant Automaton's activated ability). I would take out Renegade Map, it does mana fix, but it doesn't ramp (consider Wayfarer's Bauble, Expedition Map for a good nonbasic land, or Sakura-Tribe Elder). And for combos: consider Barren Glory with Renounce, Spy Kit with Cornered Market/ Rememberance/ Pack Hunt. Also consider Tower Defense, Ranger's Guile, Heroic Intervention, Blossoming Defense, maybe Bonds of Mortality if you put in more removal, Young Wolf, Ghave, Guru of Spores. And if you like abzan colors, check out Fungal Growth. Plus I prefer the commander format over standard, there's lass turn 0 win assholes with Leyline of Anticipation, Lotus Petal, Mana Crypt, Show and Tell, Omniscience, Enter the Infinite. Hope this helps! If you or anyone else needs more help or have any questions, I'm always here.

landofMordor on Odric's Ballista A.K.A. Sniping Ballista

5 days ago

I might consider splashing G in this deck. Narnam Renegade, Blossoming Defense, and Heroic Intervention are two cards that seem really valuable to your strategy, and WBG makes Painful Truths that much better. There's also Winding Constrictor, Nissa, Voice of Zendikar, and Rishkar, Peema Renegade to support the Ballista. I feel like those changes would decrease your overall CMC and help the deck accomplish its goals. Good luck!

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