Deflecting Palm

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

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Khans of Tarkir Rare

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Deflecting Palm

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The next time a source of your choice would deal damage to you this turn, prevent that damage. If damage is prevented this way, Deflecting Palm deals that much damage to that source's controller.

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Deflecting Palm Discussion

AkaAkuma on Boros | Gisela's Recipe For Scorched Elder Dragons

2 days ago

First of all thanks for your feedback, your comment is much appreciated!

You gave my allot of interesting thought to consider about, especially Volcanic Offering and Ghostly Prison are great cards i might add. And after checking your deck, Protector of the Crown and Purity might also be interesting additions to consider as well, but I'm unsure how well my mana curve would flow adding 2 more 6 mana creatures to it.

Actually I don't think Malignus ever had trouble getting through an opponents defense for me thus far. With the amount of wipes, trample and battlefield control I run he always has been able to bring allot of bang for his buck.

I agree the Isochron Scepter has better use with blue and I won't miss it whenever i play a game without it, however I consider this card a mini-game to this deck where whenever i find it, it's a fun extra feature to my game. Deflecting Palm, Ride Down and Temur Battle Rage have been solid win conditions to this deck since the beginning and also Swords to Plowshares or Condemn are great imprints for the scepter. That Disenchant made it to this deck might be the poorer choice over Return to Dust or even Revoke Existence. But it's an extra imprint option and it helps my curve better. I have yet to decide if I should keep it however.

Browbeat is a bit tricky yes, also since it's this deck's only card advantage. But I've tried Emeria Shepherd and it's just too expensive. I always end up with better options to play. Urza's Incubator is in the same spot however. While this card greatly benefits me to get Gisela on the field asap, it can even work against me in the long run as angels are a popular theme to play and over the development of this deck fewer and fewer angels stay. But i also haven't updated this deck since the Amonkhet so far. Oketra's Monument might replace the incubator and Bloodlust Inciter, Onward / Victory or Pyramid of the Pantheon seem kinda interesting.

Lastly I used to run Inferno Titan in this deck, but when i saw the Assembled Alphas i fell in love with that card and decided to retire the titan for the alphas. I can't say I've had any regrets thus far.

lucasdtr on Alesha, Who Smiles At ETBs

2 days ago

KABO5e, I agree with Anguished Unmaking over Mortify. I've been using Anguished Unmaking on other decks and it's really good! I find Deflecting Palm really cool too, but I don't think it would work at my playgroup because pretty much no one has a win con that I could deflect this way. Most people in my meta use tokens, mill and stuff like this to win. Thanks for your suggestions!

Piebye726 on Red White Aggro

3 days ago

Hoo boy... List time!

CreaturesYou have a lot of high impact creatures that, without a doubt can take the game on their own, but I see that you have no late game big creature removal. I would suggest taking out the high cmc cards like Angelic Skirmisher and Aurelia, the Warleader and replace them with Figure of Destiny or Dragonmaster Outcast. I would also suggest taking out Gisela, Blade of Goldnight, and replacing it with a better one: Gisela, the Broken Blade because the broken blade is much cheaper, has first strike, and lifelink. If you are going to run that, I would also suggest Bruna, the Fading Light because, you know, meld. The purpose of aggro decks, which you labeled this as, is to overwhelm opponents early before you run out of gas, so you need lower cmc creatures, haste preferred. Goblin Guide is a perfect example.

ManabaseAlthough aggro decks aren't as mana demanding as control decks, they still need more dual lands. I would suggest taking out Boros Garrison and replacing it with Sacred Foundry. Shock lands are great because of the potential mana advantage that you can get with this card. Manlands are also great, and I think that Looming Spires would be a perfect fit in this deck. A few mountains and plains are great, but fetchlands are better.

Wincons:Your deck does have many cards that take the game, but I think that it needs a sold wincon. Most decks have 2 parts to it, the wincon, and the supporting cards. If you are running blue, your wincon might be Thing in the Ice  Flip and you supporting cards may be bounce and counter sells. If you are going to run Gisela and Bruna, their melded versions can quite easily win you the game. I think that for a wincon, Transcendent Master would be a great add to your deck. Lightning Bolt is a great card and so is Path to Exile. Deflecting Palm can also be a great instant if you use it properly.

SuggestionsI think that overall, you should use cheaper cmc creatures, and maybe some planeswalkers like Ajani Vengeant and more enchantments. I see that you are lacking in sideboards, so for a start, I would suggest putting in Revoke Existence and Leyline of Sanctity.

ps. take out Kalemne, Disciple of Iroas. once you play with her, you'll feel her underwhelmingnessess

Sorry if I sound condescending but I just needed to get these points across. Good deck tho +1

KABO5e on Alesha, Who Smiles At ETBs

3 days ago

Anguished Unmaking over Mortify? 3 life for removal of creature restriction and exile instead of destroy? Or, 3 life for one less mana than Utter End.

Deflecting Palm is also a super fun, bitch move card for Boros.

Kjartan on USA control, needs help

5 days ago

3 Keranos is definately overdoing it.

And if you want Nahiri, you might want an Emrakul, though she is good enough on her own.

Less creatures in general would be a good idea I think.

But 4 of them should probably be Snapcaster.

Also consider Ancestral Vision and Blessed Alliance


For the mana base, Flooded Strand is legal now and should probably replace your Arid Mesas and 1 of your other lands.

Also, Ghost Quarter should probably replace Desolate Lighthouse as your Colorless/utility land of choice.


For the sideboard.

some good includes are Stony Silence, Rest in Peace, Anger of the Gods, Negate, Dispel, Supreme Verdict, Engineered Explosives, Deflecting Palm, Detention Sphere, and Wear / Tear


Here's my UWR deck if you have any interest: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/18-05-15-contrololo/

epajula on Budget Fists of Fury *ADVICE NEEDED*

6 days ago

I also forgot to mention Ride Down, and Deflecting Palm. Super useful.

colton815 on Scarecrone and Displace

1 week ago

Scarecrone does not target. if the effect does not actually use the word "target", it does not target. its the same reason why Deflecting Palm can be used against Emrakul, the Aeons Torn, because the palm does not target.

Izu_Korasu on Penicillin (The Cure for Infect)

1 week ago

common staple? hardly, Ichorclaw Myr shows up once in a blue moon, and Corpse Cur is far too slow and grindy for infect. so i would drop those cards to sideboard (will help with affinity and those rare infect creatures, but those dead draws against infect make the deck worse against its ideal matchup)

and the many small blockers doesn't fair well against trample/unblockable strategy that infect typically runs to connect with damage, and the small blockers make Deflecting Palm worse. could be fun to run Archetype of Aggression to make trample an non-threat, and (if its in the budget) Spellskite to redirect their buffs. which gears the deck towards removing their fangs, rather then hoping you can survive them.

it might be better to gear the deck towards non-targeting and targeting removal/burn.

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