Commencement of Festivities

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

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Kaladesh Common

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Commencement of Festivities

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Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt to players this turn.

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Commencement of Festivities Discussion

sledge1048 on Temur Enigma Drake

5 days ago

I saw an awesome deck with this idea in mind. I think enigma drake was the only creature, and he ran; Kozilek's Return, and Radiant Flames for removal, Commencement of Festivities, and Haze of Pollen for staying alive (obviously), Take Inventory, and Cathartic Reunion for card draw. He also utilized Dispel for combo protection. Expedite was awesome with the drake because he could swing, then Fling dealing huge damage. The only other changes were Grapple with the Past the new Nissa, and Saheeli Rai. I know thats a lot of suggestions, but I think it would be awesome to build this deck. Pretty cheap too.

Moby_Copperfield on G-R Werewolves

1 week ago

Vs. Zombies, I'd also consider Magma Spray to exile creatures they want in the graveyard for the early game.

And also late game, an option is one of the Fog effects to neuter their sweeping hordes e.g. Haze of Pollen or Commencement of Festivities.

All the best!!

Moby_Copperfield on G/R Werewolves Hit em big

1 week ago

Have you considered Invigorated Rampage? It can double trigger Silverfur Partisan.

And Haze of Pollen is an alternative to Commencement of Festivities for your sideboard depending on your gameplan.

Iamgodmaybe on Haze of the Second Sun

2 weeks ago

zach3821 I have no problem with only running 10. Besides. Commencement of Festivities doesn't stop them from hitting planeswalkers

zahlman on Do Nothing Bant

3 weeks ago

Haze of Pollen is a strictly better Commencement of Festivities now (although I'd replace Repel the Abominable instead, since there are no Humans in the deck).

BubbleMatrix2357 on Nissa, in a Haze of Pollen

3 weeks ago

Haha, yes indeed naynay666, a Standard Fog deck! The only Standard "Fog" not in this deck is Repel the Abominable, which I may actually put in my SB because I've been screwed a few times by Commencement of Festivities not preventing Nissa from taking damage, but I do see Humans sometimes too, which would make the card pretty useless. Still thinking about it.

xSkulk3rx on Deus-X-Mechina

3 weeks ago

djnewellmit I have not though about Unsubstantiate! I can run those sideboard. Also I'm going to throw in Commencement of Festivities and I've tried Confirm Suspicions but it was always way too slow. I may try some Metallic Rebuke sideboard though. Thanks for your input! I really appreciate it!

Sinare on UGW Pull from Control - Amonkhet Standard

1 month ago

I just updated the sideboard

4x Cast Out
2x Disallow
4x Fragmentize
2x Gideon of the Trials
3x Sphinx of the Final Word
4x Commencement of Festivities

In my testings I realised, that I can handle aggro and creature based decks pretty good. But if the enemy deck is too fast for me I can sideboard Commencement of Festivities.

Sphinx of the Final Word is against hard control matchups.

And the rest is against Planeswalker, Enchantments, Artifacts,...

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