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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
1 week ago
i would say to try to find a home for Deflecting Palm
this is something i have been working on and could use some input.
1 week ago
Thank you for your suggestions. Deflecting Palm is more of a sideboard card. As far as removal is concerned, I was thinking about Chained to the Rocks. For 1-drops, maybe Student of Warfare, Doomed Traveler or Judge's Familiar.
1 week ago
You should probably cut "Assemble the Legion" it won't do enough for you and has cmc 5. While indestructible will protect you from damage effects it doesn't help against -n/-n spells or counters. You probably want some extra removal or disruption outside of "Lightning Helix" and "Blasphemous Act"
Rift Bolt is budget friendly, Deflecting Palm and Searing Blood are worth considering. Spark Trooper and Tuktuk the Explorer are fun, though what you probably need is more 1 drops, maybe Grim Lavamancer...
2 weeks ago
I don't understand, why do you play so many creatures? Is this supposed to be an aggro deck or a burn deck? A burn deck, at the very most, runs about 10 creatures, so, from what you have, keep Monastery Swiftspear, Vexing Devil and Goblin Guide, that sets you at 12 if you are playing 4 of each. So that gives you 4 open slots, your's sorceries and instants seem to be in order, except Boros charm, make Boros Charm 4 and drop Searing Blaze to 3. Fill those 4 remaining slots with Browbeat, it's either 5 damage, or you get 3 cards, either way, you stand to gain A LOT.
Your sideboard, there is multiple ways you can go at this as a burn. 1. Crumble to Dust or if budget isn't an issue, Blood Moon to counter Tron decks. 2. Ash Zealot to counter Graveyard delvers is a good choice, you did good on that. 3. Vexing Shusher to counter control, which is mostly Blue, you never know 4. Moonhold to considerably slow down your opponents pace. 5. Destructive Revelry to counter artifacts and enchantments, if for example, someone drops a Leyline of Sanctity. 6. Leyline of Punishment to counter lifegain decks. 7. Deflecting Palm to counter big hitters you cant just burn away, but can turn them against your opponents. Best thing is, Hexproof doesn't stop it :D
2 weeks ago
other stuff tho:
possibly sideboard a few Lightning Axes, as i find they work well early game if the opponent manages to get a pump quickly
2 weeks ago
Consider Adriana, Captain of the Guard or Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder.
Also you might want to swap out Terminus for something like Mass Calcify or Aurelia's Fury or even Brightflame.
Also Legion's Initiative might save you in a tight spot.
Deflecting Palm is a little hard to justify (since you're already negating so much damage, it's use is a little niche).
3 weeks ago
I would definitely consider playing a few copies of Captain's Claws, at least on the sideboard. I would also consider adding Cliffhaven Vampire as the synergy with Zulaport Cutthroat, Kalastria Healer, and Drana's Emissary can really start to add up. Battlefield Forge and Caves of Koilos are really inexpensive dual lands that can make sure you don't fall off your curve (or for that matter Spire of Industry and you don't really care too much about the life loss. Allied Reinforcements might be a useful sideboard card to help you against board wipes. Alesha, Who Smiles at Death isn't an ally, but it's cheap to bring out and it gives you a lot of creature advantage, not to mention popping off a lot of ETB triggers. I'm not sure how much creature or permanent removal you'll need, but Anguished Unmaking is an awesome card that fits your colors. I think you need Boros Charm, no doubt. Just an awesome card.Lightning Helix also great: life gain and creature removal.
Deflecting Palm, Wear / Tear also good sideboard cards. Hada Freeblade (I would definitely use this as my one drop or add it if you want more one drops. it's a 1/2 after its ETB ability and gets bigger really quickly), Kabira Evangel could be a good sideboard if you need protection and especially Reckless Bushwhacker is great to speed shit up.
Just a few suggestions. Hm...what else. March from the Tomb maybe? Path to Exile. LOL - Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder. Maybe Vampire Envoy coupled with Ondu War Cleric and Cliffhaven Vampire? It could also be funny to run Panharmonicon to double up on a bunch of these ETB triggers.Sorry, just kind of rambling at this last part here. But definitely look at the other stuff.
I like the life gain / drain idea. I would definitely get some of the spells I suggested in there for creature removal / to protect yourself and I would definitely get rid of a few different types of the creatures and just add more of the good ones you have.
3 weeks ago
You can swap them out with the Deflecting Palm and Ride Down. You shouldn't be waiting and holding up mana for it in an aggro deck. Two in the side would be good. And Ride down can just go. It's very conditional.
Captain of the Watch can go down to 1x. It's very high on the curve and if you are able to cast two in a game you were probably in a position to win anyways. You could even afford to drop it completely. It's every win-more.
Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx should just be a Plains. You're not ramping into anything.