Channel Harm

Channel Harm


Prevent all damage that would be dealt to you and permanents you control this turn by sources you don't control. If damage is prevented this way, you may have Channel Harm deal that much damage to target creature.

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Set Rarity
Fate Reforged (FRF) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Channel Harm Discussion

gavriel1136 on You Mad Bro?

7 months ago

Some possible damage cards: Reckless Rage , Incendiary Command , Subterranean Tremors , Brawl , Arcbond , Chandra's Ignition , Zealot il-Vec , and Channel Harm . Cards that are good to hit: Apex Altisaur , Grothama, All-Devouring , Boros Reckoner , Spitemare . Also, add more Fight mechanics. Super synergistic with Enrage.

CaosSorge on Wheel With It Niv-Mizzet Parun EDH

2 years ago

First thoughts, be careful with the use of Thought Reflection. Wouldn't want to accidentally mill yourself if you hit Enter the Infinite and they have a way to survive - like say, Urza's Armor, Battletide Alchemist, Chameleon Blur, Channel Harm, Endure... Counterspells are nice, but you may need them to shut down your opponent's combos instead of saving them to save your own combos. You only have 4 guaranteed counters that don't have conditional modifiers after all...

You also might want to include either a method of massive mana ramp High Tide + Palinchron style, or a separate win-condition besides your commander's ability and Psychosis Crawler, something that could get around damage prevention.

Although, feel free to take these suggestions with more than a pinch of salt - I've personally never played Commander so I don't know much more than the fact that only one of each card is allowed... But generally speaking, if you think there's even a CHANCE of ever successfully casting Enter the Infinite, you'd better have a method of guaranteeing you win within a single turn when your entire deck is in your hand. Which means, making sure you have enough mana to cast counterspells, mill, damage, or loop back to the start through Time Reversal for yourself as necessary, even after counting the 12 CMC of EtI. Include at least one combo that acts as an auto-win if they don't have a counter - because with how powerful a card Enter the Infinite is, if they have a counterspell they're going to use it then.

It's definitely an interesting deck idea, but could use refinement still - I definitely think (should you be able to afford them) that Mind Over Matter or Omniscience would be a great addition.

ExiliusGallant on Damage Redirection

2 years ago

I know you want to go all for the win, but if you want to go a little more aggro deterrent, you might want to surprise people with Channel Harm or Deflecting Palm which are so much fun to play. You might also use Captain's Maneuver if there is infect damage I have always find it useful, also if someone runs Phage

Gidgetimer on Channel Harm?

3 years ago

Humility doesn't really solve a token issue. They are likely already relatively small creatures, and the only ways I know of making insanely large tokens is with +1/+1 counters. Humility does nothing to counters.

I am inclined to say just run wraths as well. Comeuppance could possibly wipe one opponent's board, and Channel Harm can only deal damage to one creature (target is picked when it is cast, not when the damage is prevented).

Faceless_Being on Channel Harm?

3 years ago

So I was just looking through some boxes of my Commons/Uncommon and I stumbled across Channel Harm. I mean at first glance I was skeptical of it but something sprung out at me. A portion of my meta consists of "Wide" strategies (Trostani, Selesnya's Voice and Hazezon Tamar) so am I wrong here or is Channel Harm a good "redirect" spell for damage in EDH decks that have issues with token strategies? Is there anything that has this effect for cheaper than or is Channel Harm all there is?

Please drop comments and opinions on this card, if you have used it and it was an all star I'd love to hear about the experience, honestly anything helps guys!


LadyDoomsday on Archangel Avacyn // Avacyn the Purifier EDH

3 years ago

I don't mind the comments, in fact I welcome the help! :D I definitelly like Channel Harm, I think it'd be really cool if I could cast it the same turn I flip Avacyn or another wipe, but it's so high costed, I don't know if I'd ever get it to work. As for Guilty Conscience, I think it's awesome and I don't mind combos, but right now my only things that give indestructible are my commander, Cloudshift to un-flip Avacyn, and Boros Charm. If I've already played and flipped Avacyn it'd be hard to make Spitemare and the others indestructible, short of killing my own Avacyn to play her again. I'm just really unsure how reliable having indestructible will be... the card is kinda dead otherwise... I don't know maybe I'm wrong, or maybe I should add a few more cards that make my creatures indestructible...

Adamin on Archangel Avacyn // Avacyn the Purifier EDH

3 years ago

Channel Harm I'm assuming you could take all damage form a combat step on your opponents turn and then redirect it using channel harm to one of your redirecting creatures to their face? Could be so awesome.

Keegman on Azorius. Esper. Enough Said.

4 years ago

I was thinking about this deck last night... ya i have weird magic dreams sometimes, and I thought of a potential side board you could use. Just a suggestion though 1x Alhammarret, High Arbiter 1x Channel Harm 2x Clutch of Currents 2x Dispel 2x Gift of Tusks 1x Myth Realized 2x Negate 4x Surge of Righteousness

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