Blossoming Defense


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Kaladesh (KLD) Uncommon

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Blossoming Defense


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

Blossoming Defense Discussion

xtechnetia on Marit Lage (and friends)

2 weeks ago

Vampire Hexmage is another way to immediately get the counters off Depths, so you don't always have to find Thespian's Stage .

Into the North is a way to tutor Depths onto the field directly.

If you play casually, does your playgroup have lots of white-based removal? If so, protecting Marit Lage via Blossoming Defense or similar is something to consider.

Catpocolypse on Green/white cats

2 weeks ago

Ive seen decks similar to this. In fact I have one(Its Humans not Cats). You are missing a couple staple cats and some non-creature spells that could really help.

Fleecemane Lion - This is a winocn plain and simple

Collected Company - Can put most of yours creatures onto the battlefield at any given time and can easily swing a game in your favor.

Harmonize - Gives you much needed card draw

Blossoming Defense / Heroic Intervention - It can be played in your main board as an buff/anit board wipe

Now i should probably talk about some cards that probably shouldn't be in this deck. I understand if you own all these cards but if you do not, i don't think that there is any reason for them to be in here. If you have counter argument Id love to hear it.

Pacifism - It is honestly a removal spell but worse. Cut 2x Pacifism and have a playset of Path to Exile .

Heroes' Reunion - I'm sorry if you are going for a lifelink, but it just isn't worth to have a straight lifegain spell as apposed to say Collected Company or Blossoming Defense or something that gives you more value than simply 7 life.

Recumbent Bliss - See Pacifism

Disenchant - This is a card for your sideboard, something that you sub in when you need it

Survival Cache - im on the fence. I feel like there could be better options, but it seems to fit relatively well.

Soul Net - Isn't legal in Modern and doesn't really work regardless


Id drop 2x Pasifism so that you have a playset of Path to Exile

-2x Recumbent Bliss and -2x Heroes' Reunion and -1 Disenchant for 3x Collected Company and 2x Blossoming Defense

id go for -1 Regal Caracal and -1 Brimaz, King of Oreskos for 2x Forest for more dependability.

You might also want to think about -2 Survival Cache for 2x Harmonize , but I think that these two cards are interchangeable.

In case you want to check out my humans deck here it is: Thalia's Horde of Humans but this is your deck and as such, you get the final say in any change.

Vman on Infection Spreads Everywhere

3 weeks ago

HI Im a veteran infect player and the local resident infect player at my place. Ill give you all the advice i can here.

Looks like you are going for the pump style infect here ao i wont reccomend any midrangey options. AND you wanna build on a budget sov ill keep that in mind.

First off you might want to consider the best of the best pump spells modern has to offer.

Might of Old Krosa this one leads the the most early kills, yes they see it coming but can they really dovanything about it?

Groundswell : If yoy run these i recommend not dropping land drops mindlessly, only drop them wheny you need them (usually u just need 2-3 ) this one is great!

Blossoming Defense : this card obly gives +2/+2 but its what the fragile infect deck needs. Protection. Always slap this one down when saving a creature from removal. Its a good habit to not go for 10 infect if opponent has open mana, instead go for 8 and save this in response.

Mutagenic Growth and Vines of Vastwood you already have and those are also amazing!

The most common splash for pump infect is usually blue as it gives 2 major players in Blighted Agent and Distortion Strike . But if you wanna keep black go ahead!

I reccommend some form of removal mainboard since you aometimes just cant get through a fat Restoration Angel . Dismember is actually castable here without lifeloss sometimes!

I know it isnt an infect creature but Llanowar Elves is actually great to have. Yes i know it isnt heirarch and no exalted. But its a great turn 1 play to give you t2 threat and mana left for protection.

Sidwboard wise Shapers' Sanctuary has become alot more popular over Wild Defiance as its simply faster.

Duress is great since you are playing black.

As for lands? I know its a budget deck so Llanowar Wastes is extremely underrated. This deck is mesnt to be fast and the ping 1 doesnt add up fast enough.

clayperce on Why Was "If You Do" ...

3 weeks ago

FYI, they're very different if an opponent has interaction .

For example, say we have a creature on board and a Heart-Piercer Manticore in hand except that the wording was "If you do, Mantiore does damage ..." and our opponent has a creature on board and a Blossoming Defense in hand. We resolve Manticore and its ETB trigger goes on the stack. At that point, our opp has to decide whether to use the Blossom on their creature ... they have no idea if we're going to sac' a creature or not, whether we're going to target their creature or them. Bummer for them! With the "when" wording though, they get a chance to respond, probably with a much different result ...

TheLoneDart on Heil Hydra

3 weeks ago

Hunter's Insight for draw, Aspect of Hydra for big wins or Blossoming Defense for protection. Also Arbor elf goes well with Utopia Sprawl and another 1 drop ramp would be hugely beneficial/could replace lands - something like 4 Elvish Mystic and remove 4 forest

M_Malcom on R/G Boosted gruul

3 weeks ago

Gitaxian Probe isn’t legal anymore. I’d go Blossoming Defense in it’s place.

Catpocolypse on [HELP] The Chronicles of DomiNarnia

1 month ago

@SpectreFusion I know where you are coming from. I've got a deck relatively similar to this: Thalia's Horde of Humans that also has no definitive wincon, albeit with a more streamlined strategy. Balancing cards like Collected Company and Harmonize with lower CMC cards like Dromoka's Command and Blossoming Defense can be quite difficult.

Catpocolypse on Abzan Allies

1 month ago

You are lacking adaptability. All you can do is play creatures. You need to be able to react to certain situations, certain ways to come out on top.

Some things you simply cannot deal with. For those instances, you need hard removal like Path to Exile . Spells that can do several things are very handy in a deck that otherwise just has to sit there and take it. Cards like Dromoka's Command and Abzan Charm will allow you to react in more ways than previously.

You just need cards that simply give you an advantage, like protection or card draw. I'm gonna recommend Heroic Intervention / Blossoming Defense depending on whether you want dueling potential or anti board wipe tech. For card draw my favorite is Harmonize . It's pretty self explanatory.

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