Circle of Protection: White

Circle of Protection: White


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

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Set Rarity
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
Limited Edition Alpha (LEA) Common

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

Circle of Protection: White Discussion

DrukenReaps on Looking to get back into ...

2 years ago

I find people really underestimate Eight-and-a-Half-Tails. That ability to give protection and change the color of things to white is ridiculous. He can be a little rough on mana since you only have white but removal and blocking him simply don't work. Makes some fun interactions with stuff like Circle of Protection: White too.

colton815 on Eight Tails Enchantment

2 years ago

also, it really doesnt make much sense to focus so much on giving yourself protection from only white just because your deck is mono white. Circle of Protection: White should not be your only circle of protection card. all of them are white, thus all of them are legal in this deck. your opponent isn't always going to be mono white like you are.

apasa292 on Is there a card that ...

3 years ago

Got it: cast Leeches, then activate Circle of Protection: White targeting Leeches, preventing the damage, and removing the counters.

GearNoir on Protection and dual-color DFC interaction.

3 years ago

Scenario 1 - Akroma's Memorial would not protect Ornithopter from Archangel Avacyn  Flip because Avacyn is .

Scenario 2 - Circle of Protection: White would not protect your opponent from Avacyn, the Purifier  Flip as it is transformed and is when the damage is dealt.

Color identity, which is what I beleive you are thinking about, is only really applicable in Commander/EDH to determine if a card can go into the deck; it has to account for both sides of the transform card in case of varied colors.

Double-faced Card Rules:

  • 711.4. Each face of a double-faced card has its own set of characteristics.

  • 711.4a While a double-faced card is outside the game, in a zone other than the battlefield, or on the battlefield with its front face up, it has only the characteristics of its front face.

  • 711.4b While a double-faced permanents back face is up, it has only the characteristics of its back face. However, its converted mana cost is calculated using the mana cost of its front face. This is a change from previous rules. If a permanent is copying the back face of a double-faced card (even if the card representing that copy is itself a double-faced card), the converted mana cost of that permanent is 0.

Panzerforge on Protection and dual-color DFC interaction.

3 years ago

Scenario 1:
My opponent has Akroma's Memorial in play, giving her creatures protection from red and black. I attack with Archangel Avacyn  Flip (not transformed into Avacyn, the Purifier  Flip), and she is blocking with an Ornithopter.

Does the pro-red from Memorial have any effect whatsoever on the white side Archangel Avacyn  Flip, or has the "color identity" aspect of EDH just caused us to have a very confused perspective of double faced card colors?

Scenario 2:
Archangel Avacyn  Flip transforms into Avacyn, the Purifier  Flip, dealing 3 damage to each creature and each opponent, and my opponent has Circle of Protection: White.

Same kind of question, does the CoP:W have any effect whatsoever on damage inflicted by Avacyn, the Purifier  Flip's red side?

Thank you for your help!

TheMadRocketeer on Whack-A-Drac [Anti-Vampire]

3 years ago

On re-reading my comment just above, I realized I should have said Circle of Protection: White and Rune of Protection: White. The auras I have for casting on my own stuff aren't that critical either, in hindsight. There's Prismatic Ward, which becomes pretty much unneeded if Painter's Servant is operating, and Nimbus Wings, which could be be replaced by colorless equipment. So, I should reconsider Ruffigan's suggestions.

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