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

Chasmolinker on Boros Modern

1 day ago

Yes. Also a great card in boros is Deflecting Palm

imoutogetyou on Thicc Thighs Thicc Damage (Kalemne)

2 weeks ago

Hey, love playing Boros in EDH. Sunforger is a real overperformer, but you don't really have a lot of good targets. Boros Charm and Orim's Thunder are fantastic. I might cut the rest of them except Crib Swap. Boros is about tapping creatures and so you end up open a lot in multiplayer, a couple of games running Comeuppance, Deflecting Palm, and Dawn Charm will make people realize there are consequences for hitting you, especially if you can tutor for things. Other cool targets include: Path to Exile, Return to Dust, Rootborn Defenses, Swords to Plowshares, and Wild Ricochet

Snap157 on Is there a better card ...

2 weeks ago

Personally I love running Atarka's Command, Deflecting Palm, or Skullcrack.

sylvannos on Is there a better card ...

2 weeks ago

Have you thought about Atarka's Command? I know it doesn't hit creatures, but the green splash gives you more options for your deck. You can also use your Isochron Scepters to get extra lands into play. Probably the best thing, however, is that you get to play Destructive Revelry in your sideboard.

For strictly Boros colors, other options are Angel's Grace, Dawn Charm, Burst Lightning (you can pay the kicker even when it's imprinted), Deflecting Palm, Galvanic Blast (although you'd need more artifacts in your deck), Intervention Pact, Sudden Shock, Surging Flame, and Pact of the Titan.

Skullcrack is going to likely be the best option, however.

Rogwan on White Sovereign

3 weeks ago

I think you need at least 2 more lands. Probably I would try some combinations of Flagstones of Trokair and Ghost Quarter: this allows you to target Flagstones with Quarter after tapping the first for mana, and basically fetch for two w/o losing mana nor life.

Intervention Pact, Awe Strike, Rest for the Weary are good choices, in my opinion, upon Sanguine Sacrament: they're cheaper and gain you some protection against creatures and/or damage spells that target you.

You also may consider to splash red for Deflecting Palm or Lightning Helix: in this case you can use a single Sacred Foundry and a mountain.

There's also the case you couldn't find Aetherflux Reservoir and need a "B" plan: Serra Ascendant would be a good choice, maybe replacing Marble Titan and one of the Rhoxes.

papahiggs on Politrickery

3 weeks ago

surprised you don't run Deflecting Palm. Seems appropriate for what you are trying to do.

APPLE01DOJ on [Community Discussion]: Modern Chat

4 weeks ago

I've lost to the surprise Deflecting Palm more than once. I'm glad it's not so common.

Xica on [Community Discussion]: Modern Chat

4 weeks ago

Lets be real!
Deflecting Palm is not gonna do much against Wurmcoil Engine, as it can only act as a fog (negating the artifact creature's damage, and the resulting lifegain), or as a removal spell. Path to Exile is far better against it.
And its not much better against boogles, which tends to run ~8x auras that have the lifelink keyword, and a similarly high number of "totem armors", which prevent the death of the creatures.

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