Damping Sphere


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom 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
Oathbreaker 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

Daedalus19876 on Urza Paradox Scepter

2 days ago

No The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale or Sphere of Resistance , given that Urza's ability offsets their taxes? I'm also curious about the inclusion of Legacy's Allure , is that meant to steal something specific?

SideBae on Emrakul

3 days ago

Ancient Tomb is likely to help you a lot. I don't think the Urza's lands are particularly good, simply because they take far too much to get all out at once; Wastes don't need to worry about Blood Moon or other non-basic hate.

Timesifter is possibly one of the most absurd cards in EDH, especially in conjunction with Sensei's Divining Top and Scroll Rack . In my experience, many EDH decks have low curves when compared to a colorless, eldrazi-based deck; if your meta follows the same pattern, then Timesifter will be broken.

Ideally, you're the big-mana deck at the table. I can see you're running a lot of artifact ramp, and depending on which cards are available to you, you should try packing more in ( Thought Vessel , Mind Stone , Voltaic Key , Mana Vault and Prismatic Lens all come to mind). Trinisphere and Sphere of Resistance are relatively expensive cards, but if you have access to them I would definitely run them ( Damping Sphere is a cheaper alternative, though it does hurt your own land base). If you have much more mana than your opponents, making them overpay for their spells is generally a good way to make sure you're the only deck moving at a reasonable pace.

In the vein of excess mana, Blinkmoth Urn is likely to help you way more than your opponents. Metalworker is also a colorless all star, but he's $50 now... which blows.

Drownyard Temple is an interesting include. I suggest pairing it with Dust Bowl . This can frustrate greedy mana bases and give you an outlet for excess mana.

Strionic Resonator is dumb when copying eldrazi cast- or annihilator-triggers. You should run it.

Finally, Sculpting Steel is another copy of whatever the best artifact on the field is at a given moment.

Good luck with deck building!

HexPlaysMTG on A Girl and her Stick

1 week ago

Bchong Wonderful recommendations, I definitely like the idea of adding some stax pieces to the list, and I've got a Damping Sphere and Trinisphere , so I'll try those. If I can, I'll pick up some of those cards with my store credit.

Also, my current build of the deck (I'll probably update the list here tomorrow) is running Ponder .

SynergyBuild on S.o.s Generals!!!

2 weeks ago

To not lose to easy hate.

Unfair decks have answers that can shut the decks down. Using fast mana and artifact synergies to storm off with Jhoira? Damping Sphere , Null Rod , Karn, the Great Creator , Rule of Law , Stony Silence , Arcane Laboratory , and plenty of other cards single-handedly kill that strategy.

Think graveyard lists, then Tormod's Crypt , Relic of Progenitus , Leyline of the Void , Rest in Peace , Ground Seal , Silent Gravestone , etc.

Fair decks do less busted things, but have less cards that hate on them.

Bchong on A Girl and her Stick

2 weeks ago

Hey here are some great cards to destroy a kess deck...i always have to play with the 95% stock list of kess.

Mystic Remora Flusterstorm Swan Song Mental Misstep Relic of Progenitus

and then some stax pieces, which I think you can use because your commander gets around the cost

Sphere of Resistance Thorn of Amethyst Trinisphere Damping Sphere

though if you play these then you probably want to play some bounce cards

another cantrip


generally I feel that graveyard hate will destroy half of the potential of the kess deck. at worst play Extract and snipe the Doomsday , Ad Nauseam , Yawgmoth's Will

Metropolis39 on Modern Minotaur Madness

2 weeks ago

Try hitting the main pillars of sideboards; graveyard, combo, and bigmana hate. I suggest Damping Sphere for combo and tron hate Alpine Moon for tron/valakut hate Ravenous Trap or Tormod's Crypt or Nihil Spellbomb for graveyard hate And lastly 4x Duress for combo and control

JoshFox on The Rock

2 weeks ago

Went 3-0-1 at LGS. Beat Green Tron, Red Phoenix, and Ponza. Drew to Jeskai. I played 6 mainboard planeswalkers including both Lilianas and Ashiok, Dream Render . Ashiok only saw play versus Red Phoenix and was exactly the card I needed. I didn't keep track of all my sideboard decisions, but I was really happy with my Green Tron sideboard: -3 Inquisition of Kozilek , -4 Fatal Push , +1 Duress , +1 Damping Sphere , +3 Fulminator Mage , +2 Surgical Extraction .

hungry000 on B/W Tokens

2 weeks ago

I think you need some land destruction like Smallpox or Rain of Tears or GQ/ Field of Ruin to help in the bogeyman Tron matchup, they play 4 Nature's Claim in the side so Damping Sphere is often not enough to keep them off Tron (especially with London mull rules). It could also be worth playing a couple Surgical Extraction in the sideboard, sometimes RIP is too slow to hit Phoenix decks when you're on the draw (though that's not really necessary).

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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%