Damping Sphere


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dominaria (DOM) Uncommon

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Damping Sphere


If a land is tapped for two or more mana, it produces instead of any other type and amount.

Each spell a player casts costs more to cast for each other spell that player has cast this turn.

Damping Sphere Discussion

ThoAlmighty on Esper Mythseize

23 hours ago

Deck looks sweet, +1 from me!

A few questions about how it runs, though:

  1. Do you find 4 Serum Visions is enough to consistently find any of your 4 Myth Realized?

  2. When you can't find a Myth Realized, are your Colonnades/Walkers enough to win the game or stall until you get one?

  3. With only hand disruption and no countermagic, how do you fare in combo matchups? Have you considered things like Negate and Damping Sphere in the sideboard for things like Storm, Tron, and Amulet Titan?

  4. What is your plan for beating Blood Moon or other lock pieces like Chalice?

PlatinumOne on Sideboarding Against Tron

2 days ago

Blasphemous Act isn't really a good card imo. if you need a board wipe, go with Anger of the Gods or Damnation . i wouldn't recommend board wipes in a creature based deck though.

4x Damping Sphere should absolutely be in your sideboard though. it not only hoses tron, but also storm and phoenix.

GoldenAgeBatman on Sideboarding Against Tron

2 days ago

Firstly, I really appreciate this feedback. Tron has been a major thorn in my side for some time now...

Now that is fortuitous timing! I just loaded 2x Damping Sphere s into my trade binder. I like the idea of taxing/slowing down a player this way, too.

Definitely agreed about Collective Brutality ; I'm kicking myself that I sold a copy of this a few years ago...

In terms of a sweeper is something like Killing Wave effective? I thought that even if they pay the life cost it sets them up to be open to lethal bolting.

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on Sideboarding Against Tron

2 days ago

You're playing an aggressive deck so you're already in good shape to beat Tron. Early Tron can result in Wurmcoil Engine or Ugin, both of which are problematic for you. If they don't get a quick Tron they still can get to Oblivion Stone , which forces you to reset. Sorcerous Spyglass is a good option because it's good vs UW Control as well. You can name Teferi or Jace which makes it harder for them to stabilize. Then you can slow-roll your threats which makes Terminus less effective. Especially because you play some creatures with haste.

To be honest I expect burn to be a harder matchup for you than Tron.

I don't like that sideboard at all. Way too polarized. 3 Molten Rain and 3 Sorcerous Spyglass is more than enough Tron hate. In this meta I highly recommend graveyard hate. Rakdos Charm is graveyard and artifact hate (both very relevant). 4 Murderous Cut is way too many.

If you run into Dredge you'll need more than just a Rakdos charm to win. Anger of the Gods goes a long way - much further than Blasphemous Act . Very few decks should have enough creatures to make casting Blasphemous Act easy. Although Humans and Spirits and Phoenix can outclass Anger pretty easily too. Damnation might be the move.

You'll also probably run into problems with Rock decks. They have a lot of removal and card advantage.

Maybe start with this:

2-3 Damping Sphere - this also hates on Storm, which looks ugly for your deck. But if you're worried about taxing yourself then play Molten Rain or Fulminator Mage . Molten Rain and Fulminator are also really really good vs Control.

2-3 Sorcerous Spyglass

3-4 Sweeper of your choice

2 Collective Brutality - Awesome against Burn and control and combo decks and synergizes with your madness. If your burn matchup is good then don't bother with this.

3-4 Rakdos Charm or Extirpate or Nihil Spellbomb or Ravenous Trap or some other grave hate

0-3 Fatal Push or Dreadbore or Murderous Cut . I wouldn't play more than 1 Murderous Cut . But having spot removal for Thing in the Ice  Flip, Crackling Drake , Tarmogoyf , Scavenging Ooze , etc. is a good idea.

Sarios254 on Boros Humans

4 days ago

the first I would change is the Land base, that isn´t necessery if u havn´t the buget:

4x Arid Mesa 4x Inspiring Vantage

and take the 4x Clifftop Retreat reason: they are to slow for modern aggro Decks

If u play against arfifact heavy decks u need Stony Silence

And in this meta u need Rest in Peace or Relic of Progenitus for any graveyard heavy decks.

A nice red Aggro card Rift Bolt

Other things like Damping Sphere would be nice against tron or storm, but bad for yourself.

modofit on Whamulet Titan

5 days ago

Hey, would definitely recommend swapping a Selesnya Sanctuary for a Gruul Turf - It's something that looks small but it's great for producing the Red mana you need to let a titan go Double Striking (or when attacking with two titans it's a great way to give them both double strike if you have more than one Amulet out). Interested to see how you find Expedition Map as I preferred a mainboard Reclamation Sage more to fight through things like Blood Moon and Damping Sphere . I haven't played the deck since we've moved to mainly using the white splash though, so take my advice with a grain of salt haha.

RedYeard on Metalworks V2

1 week ago

I played your V1 version and loved it and was excited to see a faster variant. I took this to FNM last night and went 2-1 but all loses were very close. Unfortunately I couldn't find any Grinding Station so subbed in extra an Phyrexia's Core and Mortarpod which both work as sacking outlets but I REALLY missed the milling win-con. I won primarily with infinite Mortarpod but one game was with Ghirapur AEther Grid .

I consistently side boarded in Nature's Claim but found my opponents were not bringing in real hate like Damping Sphere or Stony Silence instead opting for targeted artifact destruction or graveyard hate.

By game 3 opponents were consistently going after my Anvils and blowing up combo pieces but I started holding pieces and dumping all in one turn shrinking the opportunity to hate on them. Once I got any kind of redundancy in Anvils or Keys it was difficult for the opponent to deal with. I would even say I preferred two keys rather than one Anvil if the game was going slow.

The games I lost were always due to having my combo pieces in play getting destroyed before I had full protection then land flooding out.

Sarios254 on If you dont like burn. ...

2 weeks ago

It´s well known, but always nice against aggro decks: Damping Sphere

A card that works pretty good in one of my Decks is Amulet of Safekeeping , it´s no card that u could throw in every deck, but it works:D.

And if u like deffender this is a nice card agsinst burn: Tree of Redemption

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Damping Sphere occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.04%

Green: 0.02%

Golgari: 0.02%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%