Deflecting Palm

Deflecting Palm


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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Set Rarity
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Deflecting Palm occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.01%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Deflecting Palm Discussion

SimicVisionRy on Card creation challenge

1 day ago

Hm. I don't think attacking on other player's turns is a change that couldn't be introduced, but there are effects that redirect damage, or prevent it all together, i.e Deflecting Palm or the classic Fog that already exist, so a card based in this area of thought could far more likely be printed!

That being said, I think it's time for some....

Retributive Justice


Once during each opponent's turn, whenever you are dealt combat damage by a creature your opponents control, you may tap target creature you control. If you do, that creature deals damage equal to it's power to target creature an opponent controls that dealt combat damage to you this turn.

: Target creature you control gains Vigilance.

: Target Creature gets +1/+0 until the end of the turn.

On the alleyways of Ravnica, justice isn't always distributed by the guilds. Sometimes, it's delivered personally. -Agrus Kos, Wojek Veteran


Last_Laugh on Sadomasochist Surprise

1 week ago

I was expecting cards like Deflecting Palm and Boros Fury-Shield from the "Stop Hitting Yourself".

Spartanhwt88 on Zurgos suit of Armor

3 weeks ago

I really like the build of the deck. I do have a couple of suggestion for cards.

Additional Combat phases: Waves of Aggression - I like this card because you can keep casting it from your graveyard by also discarding a land. Savage Beating - Gives you the option to have Double Strike, an additional Combat phase, or BOTH. Godo, Bandit Warlord - Equipment tutor, plus additional Combat Phase.

Indestructible: Boros Charm - Your Stuff indestructible or double strike. Arashin Foremost.

Equipment: Assault Suit - Makes Zurgo Really nasty because he gets passed around and forces people to attack someone other than you.

Grabable with SunForger: Deflecting Palm - Two reasons; It's like the Spanish Inquisition, no one expects it. It doesn't target.

I'd also recommend some mana rocks only to help you get Zurgo out faster.

Again, I like the deck build it looks fun to play.

Older20 on Marchesa: Queen of Pain (100% Altered)

1 month ago

I'm loving the Ant. It puts a lot of pressure on the other players in the same way the "Tempt" spells do. It often has the effect of everyone feels like they need to utilise the counters if anyone else does. If players are slamming down strong creatures then this just makes them stronger and more comfortable with attacking.

Its in my deck's game plan to deal with massive creatures (Backlash, Deflecting Palm, Word of Seizing, as well as the number of fogs I run) but that is less likely to be the case with my opponents' decks. I think even if the creature wasn't goaded it still would discourage attacks as who wants to trade their beefy monster for a Vampire of the Dire Moon or Gifted Aetherborn?

seshiro_of_the_orochi on What exactly is Narset's power?

2 months ago

Found on MTG Wiki:

[...]Following her years of mystic and martial arts training under Dragonlord Ojutai, Narset has the ability to nullify magic used against her as well as intensify the magic of others.[...]

For representation of these powers on cards besides her planeswalker cards see Deflecting Palm, Narset's Reversal, Channeled Force. I hope that helped.

An interesting fact that I recently learned os that Narset is meant to be autistic (well, on the high-performing end of the spectrum, obviously). If she ever gets an actual novel, I really do hope WotC manages to properly represent that, and doesn't just go with the clichees.

Mordamen on Welcome to Elsha's Monastery

3 months ago

Profet93 Thanks for the suggestions! This is still a W.I.P as i've not had the chance to play it yet. And yeah, my meta is huge on dorks and heavy aggro styles. And the idea behind the deck isn't to directly remove their threats but rather let them all play it out - just redirect it away from me and perhaps even kill them with their own massive swings with effects like Deflecting Palm!

alchemist4533 on Gisela, Angel of Retribution

3 months ago

if you are moving in the burn direction, there are creatures that definitely play into that.

Guttersnipe Young Pyromancer Kiln Fiend Pyre Hound Thermo-Alchemist

To play off of the reduced damage... Hundred-Handed One literally, blocking everyone.

other stuff Deflecting Palm...I think, since you control Gisela's ability, you control when it hits the stack. Which means, if you use deflecting palm and have it hit the stack after Gisela's ability (so it resolves first) it will cancel the full damage.

example: a source is going to do 5 damage: 5 damage on the stack, Gisela's ability on the stack, deflecting palm on the stack. deflecting palm resolves first canceling the 5 damage, that 5 damage will be dealt to controller, Gisela's ability stacks. It is now 10 damage.

If it stacked differently, as damage, deflecting palm, Gisela; Gisela's ability resolved first, the damage deflecting palm would counter would be 2, then the total damage would be only 4. if a big "X" hydra was charging with like 20 +1/+1 counters... Gisela, Blade of Goldnight + Deflecting Palm ...that's 40 damage to the controller, game over.

And if this all isn't nasty about making yourself hexproof? Leyline of Sanctity

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