Commencement of Festivities


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Kaladesh (KLD) Common

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Commencement of Festivities


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

Commencement of Festivities Discussion

Disasterpiece on Scorched Earth

4 months ago

This is a tricky one, I would seriously consider splashing a third color for access to cards that fetch artifacts like Fabricate but the mana fixing becomes a serious issue. I would happily drop AEther Membrane to do this but a three color deck just sounds inherently unreliable in terms of mana.

I mainly wanted to try to build around Isochron Scepter and my thoughts other than straight burn would be Doom Blade , Geth's Verdict , Mana Leak , Angelsong , Assassin's Trophy , Bile Blight , Commencement of Festivities , Dampen Thought , Dash Hopes , Deflecting Palm , Essence Scatter , Feed the Clan , Growth Spiral , Heroes' Reunion , Increasing Vengeance , Nourish , Raise the Alarm , Redirect , Solidarity of Heroes , Turn to Frog , Twincast , Veil of Secrecy , Whitesun's Passage .

I don't know, it just seems like the scepter could be a really awesome addition to a lot of decks but you would want the scepter plus a fetch for it as well.

hungry000 on Naya Fog

1 year ago

Haze of Pollen is better than Commencement of Festivities. I think you need some more main deck cards to improve your noncreature matchups like control and combo, it seems like a really bad matchup game 1. Silence is amazing on Isochron Scepter, and you could try out Mana Tithe too (likely not that great, but I like it and no one ever plays around it).

I don't really like Baird and Platinum Angel in your deck. Baird is redundant and costly, and without a way to cheat it out or tutor it Angel isn't worth it, especially since removal is gonna build up in your opponent's hand throughout the game. I also question the Birds of Paradises; you don't really need to ramp into things quickly since you have fogs. In their place something like Howling Mine to find more fogs and hit land drops would be better.

I suggest testing out the Silence/Scepter lock plan, it's pretty fun.

nimrod1111 on Teleporting fat guy!

1 year ago

How do you survive long enough to play your Titans and Slimes? The dungeon geists don't seem like enough anti-aggro, I may be mistaken but I would add maybe a fog frog or Commencement of Festivities.

Ware-wolf on Updated WU Challenger (Needs Help)

1 year ago

I also run a version of this deck, its greatest weakness is in how long it takes before you can cast two copies of Approach of the Second Sun. I went a different route in my construct and made it a Bant build. Rather than counter magic, I'm using a fog strategy with Haze of Pollen & Commencement of Festivities I also use Prophetic Prism Cultivator's Caravan Bounty of the Luxa all for some mana ramp and mana fixing. Also I have Nissa, Vital Force These are my suggestions but I understand Bant isn't for everybody

Pabs4444 on Budget Green/Red Energy Pummeler (Help needed!)

1 year ago

Hey man! You going to update this deck? I saw that you saved my pummeler deck, so hopefully you can get ideas from that. Lightning Runner, Maulfist Doorbuster, and Architect of the Untamed seem too slow for this deck. I do like the Commencement of Festivities for how aggro this meta is with decks like mono red and Mardu vehicles dominating the format.Larger Than Life, Voltaic Brawler, and Servant of the Conduit need to go in the deck. I'm aware you already have a brawler, but it is so good in the deck it needs at least 3 copies.

Krhaynes1 on

1 year ago

pixle_res I think you could get away with one, but not both. 4 colors without fetch lands is very taxing and difficult. If you chose one I would say green for the 2 fogs Haze of Pollen and Commencement of Festivities. They cut as a pseudo sweeper kind of by preventing the damage until you gain a bunch of life off of Fumigate. Push again is situational and I found if I was facing a lot of creatures Id rather have fogs than spot removal. But thats just because my local meta is a bit more aggressive. So Id say test both and see what works best at your store or play group. Hope I helped.

kingjust1ce on Green White Control Casual Help

1 year ago

Im looking to build a Green white control Casual deck to counter my friends red black Vampires deck. he likes to get +1/+1 counters out on his Rakish Heir, then he will use other vampires to help get more +1 counters and so on. right now my deck isnt complete, but here is what i have so far.

4xTowering Indrik 4xCommencement of Festivities
4xImpeccable Timing 2xArrest 2xcard:Takedown 2xFragmentize 1xSandblast 1xKeening Apparition 1xConsulate Skygate 1xShredding Winds 1xAerial Predation11xForest 11xPlains

im not sure what else to add to this deck as of now because i dont know what a good win condition would be. any help or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Edit: Would Mono White Angels work?

djnewellmit on Budget Green/Red Energy Pummeler (Help needed!)

1 year ago

Invigorated Rampage should be a four of. I highly recommend going up to a full four of both Blossoming Defense and Harnessed Lightning as well.

To make room for the additional 9 cards, I would look at removing Commencement of Festivities, Built to Smash, Maulfist Doorbuster. Additionally, Attune with Aether was banned in Standard this week, so it's gotta go too.

Other cards you could consider are Bristling Hydra, Woodweaver's Puzzleknot, and Fling. I can point you to my Temur version of this deck, Pummeler Smash, but I have yet to adjust it based on the banning of Attune and Rogue Refiner.

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