Deflecting Palm


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual 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.

Deflecting Palm Discussion

Caerwyn on Can Turn Aside counter Deflecting ...

4 days ago

Deflecting Palm does not target, so you will not be able to use Turn Aside to counter it.

Argy on Can Turn Aside counter Deflecting ...

4 days ago

If an Opponent chooses to deflect damage from one of my Creatures, can Turn Aside counter Deflecting Palm ?

Muglacious_NiceFaceToad on Cards that buff opponents creatures

2 weeks ago

Oh I like Blood Lust , Mutiny , Rally the Righteous , Auger Spree , & Nameless Inversion .

I have been thinking about Duelist's Heritage & Bloodthirsty Blade , I have always wished Assault Suit could be equipped to opponents creatures. I am unsure about the Vow's, every time I have played them I haven't gotten much value. If they were instants I may like them better. I am going to test out Bloodthirsty Blade to see if sticking around ends up having more value for me.

I wish running green worked, Berserk is perfect! Generous Patron & Gahiji, Honored One could be interesting too.

Definitely Arcbond ! I forgot to list that one above. I recently found out how good it works with Radiate ! And some kind of damage prevention.

My commander is Queen Marchesa and deck link,The Game of Houses (Daes Dae'mar).

I am running Repercussion , Deflecting Palm , & Boros Fury-Shield in my doubling deck as they allow damage to go from 2X - 4X. Doubling deck link -The bigger they are, the better they fall. They used to be the same deck but they recently split.

Thank you all for the suggestions!

NecroPony on Cards that buff opponents creatures

2 weeks ago

Duelist's Heritage can trigger on opponent's turns, and can effectively double their power. Although you lose black, Gahiji, Honored One was the first thing to pop into my head. Also, Deflecting Palm might be worth a look.

MJS154 on dragons

2 weeks ago

VAR0K, while Dragon Tempest is great in your opening hand, running only 2 of them isn't consistent enough. 4 would be optimal.

The fastest possible scenario you can have a dragon out is Turn 3, which is the same as my deck actually lol. The problem (in my opinion) with this deck is consistency. I can't stress this enough. You dragons are spread out so that you can't be sure what you'll draw. Glorybringer would be awesome here, replacing Skyship Stalker .

I would reduce differently named dragons, consolidating into 3-ofs and 4-ofs. Getting more big mana creatures out would be good too. If you cast Everflowing Chalice for 2 mana, that nets you one mana per turn, uncolored. Running Generator Servant or Satyr Hedonist both give you 2 mana for the same cmc, one of which enables haste. Gen Servant giving haste is a good piece of redundancy here, in case you can't get Dragon Tempest . Skittering Surveyor nets you 1 extra mana for a 3 cmc creature, which again can be replaced with Generator Servant or Satyr Hedonist .

Deflecting Palm is one of those cards that'll screw you no matter what lol! And yeah, Satyr Hedonist is an underrated gem in my opinion.

I hope I don't come off too antagonistic towards you or your deck. This is one of the few deck types that I know anything about, so I love to help!

VAR0K on dragons

3 weeks ago

MJS154, I completely see where you're getting at and faster killing is always nice, however I don't quite agree on the CMC ramping part.

The Dragon Tempest in your starting hand or first draw is a godsent especially if paired with Dragonlord's Servant . For one of my faster dragons I have Skyship Stalker or Thunderbreak Regent .

Mana-Wise I've got Everflowing Chalice (cann be cast for 2 mana aswell) to get me 1 more mana a tad quicker or for 3 mana I've got Skittering Surveyor which lets me grab a mountain and is a nice early game block to creature threats.

It might not be the fastest burner out there but it's one hell of a hitter :)

(p.s. the thing I fear most is Deflecting Palm which my friend runs in his monk-bestow deck) (p.p.s. Satyr Hedonist is exactly what I needed for my gruul deck, thanks!)

OLucas on

1 month ago

Volcano Hellion says it's etb damage can't be prevented so Deflecting Palm does not prevent it and only you take the damage. A staple idea for this kind of deck is Boros Reckoner combined with Blasphemous Act and some number of Stuffy Doll . If you decide for this route you can make Blasphemous Act cheaper to cast by running Norin the Wary and Genesis Chamber .

McToters on Pleasure through pain: Feather punisher

2 months ago

Neat idea! Have you thought of using something like Cho-Manno, Revolutionary + your Pariah ? This way any damage done to you gets absorbed by a creature that can prevent all the damage. Seems like a decent cover option in this brew. Deflecting Palm could be useful although it wouldn’t work all the time with Feather. Sandskin could be an interesting political card for you and/or could be another tool to turn your Wall of Hope into something that can’t die (just like Paraiah)—probbaly too redundant but another option there. Mirari although a tad costly in CMC could prove useful with all the spells your slinging and copying off of Feather, to copy again. Kind of janky nowadays with having to oay the extra 3 per spell, but an option. Maybe some additional ramp in Smothering Tithe or Tithe , Land Tax if your finding your ramp isn’t great. I’ll see if I can ponder a few more things because I feel like I’m forgetting some cards that would be really helpful.

+1 good luck!

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