Circle of Protection: Black

Circle of Protection: Black


: The next time a black source of your choice would deal damage to you this turn, prevent that damage.

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Set Rarity
Ninth Edition (9ED) Uncommon
Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB) Uncommon
Eighth Edition (8ED) Uncommon
Seventh Edition (7ED) Common
Classic Sixth Edition (6ED) Common
Tempest (TMP) Common
Fifth Edition (5ED) Common
Ice Age (ICE) Common
Fourth Edition (4ED) Common
4th Edition Foreign Black Border (4EDFBB) Common
Revised Edition (3ED) Common
Revised Foreign Black Border (3EDFBB) Common
Unlimited Edition (2ED) Common
Collector's Edition (CED) Common
International Collector's Edition (CEI) Common
Limited Edition Beta (LEB) Common

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Block Constructed Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

Circle of Protection: Black Discussion

hkhssweiss on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

1 year ago


It's more of a control build, using Dromar as an enabler as well as a staller. Incorporating cards like Darkest Hour to change the colors of all creature to black than using Dromar's ability to bounce all creatures.

There are a couple cards that works with this synergy like:

Not to mention with the color hacking synergy you can run cards like:

It's a fun kind of cool theme, there are a lot of color hating cards in the old days, so changing the color of the board and color haxing things is pretty funny. Although you do need quite a bit of mana to work, so Esper colors do rely quite a bit of rocks.

What do you peeps think?

DeepbloodEclipse on If John Snow was a Female

3 years ago

Hey, good to see another Soldier and Boros user.

Thing is, Hero of Bladehold basically is a White Hanweir Garrison, the only other alternative I can think of is Precinct Captain. If you were to turn this mono white, you would greatly benefit from Emeria, The Sky Ruin in combination with Flagstones of Trokair. What you really should take a look at is Ballyrush Banneret, you wont always get Preeminent Captain on the Field, but lowering the cost of all your soldiers is a tremendous boon. If the Human part of your creatures isn't too important, you can replace your one drop for Cenn's Tactician, Boros Elite or Elite Vanguard, all very capable 1CMC Soldiers.

Take a look at my White Soldier Weenies and Boros Tactics for soldier and other cards in theme that could possibly benefit you greatly.

And finally, because you have white..which I personally consider to be the most flexible color out of them all, you can get Circle of Protection: Black, Circle of Protection: Green, Circle of Protection: Red to shut down just about any aggro heavy deck.

DeepbloodEclipse on "White Krauts" - Mono White Soldier Deck

3 years ago

Brave the Elements should be mainboard 100%. It will be your win card 75% of the time. And also you should acquire Circle of Protection: Red, Circle of Protection: Green, Circle of Protection: Black, because these are the colors that have the most offensive might. You should play 4 Honor of The Pure and lose the spear of Heliod. Check out my White soldier weenies for some reference.

DeepbloodEclipse on Life gain control

3 years ago

1 tactic a player uses in my LGS is what he likes to call "The Chinese Wall". What he basically does is build up a ridiculous defense with Ghostly Prison and Hate cards like various Circle's of Protecton, then he just drags the game on until he gets all the right cards in hand and utterly destroy's the opponent from 20 to 0 in one turn. Which reminds me Circle of Protection: Red,Circle of Protection: Black, Circle of Protection: Green. You should get those 3 colors at the very least because they are the most damage heavy. Especially Red with it's wide variety of burns. These are for sideboard tho.

Neotrup on President Trump

3 years ago

Circle of Protection: Black from Tempest has the same artist, and can take a while to notice the klansmen. Can't figure out how to link a specific art in comments, but I know you can in deck lists.

RazortoothMtg on Let's build around Unplayable Commanders; ...

3 years ago

You're first problem is that this says it is "standard" not "commander".

Now lets start with suggestions.

Cards that let it block more creatures so that trigger happens more, like from my Zhao Zilong, Tiger General deck.

Brave the Sands, Entangler, Iona's Blessing.

Also, we need black creatures for this to work. Black Scarab and Celestial Purge makes this more worth it.

One problem. nothing that makes things black that I can find. Darkest Hour if you don't mind being a huge cheater.

New idea: be the hate black deck! When a friend pulls out their mono-black goodstuff deck, just pull out this! And run Karma, Crusading Knight, Cleanse, Circle of Protection: Black, Angry Mob, etc.

carpecanum on

3 years ago

Sovereigns of Lost Alara lets you enchant Karona the turn you bring him out.

Any of the Circle of Protection: Black or any color protects vs Karona and Vampiric Link, Spirit Link or Spirit Loop all give you life as he flies around the board and you're safe

My Karona deck is mostly for fun but it works pretty well, check it out if you want to see a very different set of cards for the same boss

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