Deflecting Palm


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Rare

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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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Deflecting Palm Discussion

0ffensiveWombat on Initial D(epala): Aether Stage

1 week ago

AndersB2, well if you're planning on making your own Initial (D)epala deck, I would suggest taking out Deflecting Palm. The card is mostly there so you can swing with the team and protect yourself from any opponent stupid enough to attack you. However, more often then not it's a better idea to spend the 2 extra mana for Depala's second ability and hopefully draw into some new gas. Sensei's Divining Top is great in every edh deck (if you're willing to spend $15), so I would probably swap it in if it weren't so expensive.

Xica on Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

1 week ago

Without some counters, the list is dead to any control deck, and twice dead to anything that can redirect, be it with Deflecting Palm (which burn loves).
Countering that single late spell, or the reconer's ability with the more recent stuff like Disallow, Summary Dismissal, or even Glorious End also works against you.

Redace878 on Budget Robot Zoo

1 week ago

PickleNutz I like having the 0-drop artifacts, so Bone Saw could replace Welding Jar in that sense. I've also been considering Ghostfire Blade, but I only have 8 colorless creatures so it might be a tiny bit risky.

Also, how do you reccommend getting around token decks? I was thinking of replacing Kor Firewalker or Deflecting Palm with Legion Loyalist in the sideboard.

EDIT: 11 colorless creatures not 8. I can't count.

Eldrazi_Nugget on Deflecting palm on altered damage

2 weeks ago

So if I control both Deflecting Palm and Gisela, Blade of Goldnight, the damage is not applied until I'm hit, so I would prevent 10 damage, then it would be reapplied to an opponent for 20 damage, correct?

Rhadamanthus on Deflecting palm on altered damage

2 weeks ago

You get to decide what happens to the damage being prevented by Deflecting Palm, and the damage it deals back will be doubled. It will be either 10 or 20 damage.

If multiple replacement and/or prevention effects could apply simultaneously to how an event affects a player or object then the affected player or controller of the affected object chooses which one to apply first. Depending on exactly what the modified event is, the other effects may or may not be applicable anymore (and sometimes other effects will then become applicable).

In your example you decide whether to apply Gisela's prevention effect or Palm's prevention effect first to the damage your opponent is dealing with you. If you apply Gisela's effect first then 5 of the 10 damage is prevented before being completely prevented by Palm. If you apply Palm first then all 10 damage is prevented and there's nothing for Gisela's effect to be applied to. When Palm deals damage back to your opponent (either 5 or 10, depending on your decisions above), Gisela's damage-doubling ability will be applied.

Raging_Squiggle on Deflecting palm on altered damage

2 weeks ago

Damage multipliers or reducers happen as the damage is applied, not when it's assigned.

When Deflecting Palm prevents the 10 damage (presumably would have been doubled to 20 if it was dealt), it will deal 10 damage to Gisela's controller, however when the damage is applied it will be halved to 5.

Eldrazi_Nugget on Deflecting palm on altered damage

2 weeks ago

I have Gisela, Blade of Goldnight out, and my opponent hits me for 10 damage, I cast Deflecting Palm. My damage would be halved by Gisela's ability, but does that activate on damage that has been prevented? My question is if I will be redirecting a halved damage, or if I would redirect the full damage. And would that redirected damage be doubled as well?Thanks in advance!

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