Deputy of Detention

Deputy of Detention

Creature — Vedalken Wizard

When Deputy of Detention enters the battlefield, exile target nonland permanent controls and all other nonland permanents that player controls with the same name as that permanent until Deputy of Detention leaves the battlefield.

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Set Rarity
Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) Rare

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Format Legality
Oathbreaker Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Arena Legal
Brawl Legal
Vintage Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Unformat Legal
Historic Legal
Pre-release Legal
Leviathan Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer Legal
Modern Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Highlander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal

Deputy of Detention occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%


All decks: 0.07%


All decks: 0.3%

Deputy of Detention Discussion

Xenkay on Standard walls. yeah, tell yourself that.

3 months ago

I love players like you lot who plays heavily abroad the meta :D I am playing Azorius-Walls a while now and I cannot recommend The Birth of Meletis enough for this theme. Getting a fix to your maybe-damage Starthand, a 0/4 Wall and a bit life for sustenance for 2 mana and a bit time? Yes please! Also, while no wall, I am running 3-4 copies of Deputy of Detention for some protection against these pesky Superfriends, Monored and many swarmdecks.

DeinoStinkus on Winter's Might (Ojutai Voltron+Control)

3 months ago

Whispersilk Cloak and Aether Tunnel would make it a bit more aggro. In my experience, you only have a couple of turns in some EDH games before someone drops an infinite combo. You may want to look into Absorb and Norn's Annex. As for cards I would not run, Deputy of Detention kind of flops in EDH except against tokens, and you could run River's Rebuke to deal with those. Tocatli Honor Guard makes an interesting budget canceler. Drannith Magistrate is a bit better though, for a higher budget.

keizerbuns on Azorius control

5 months ago

Deputy of Detention might be a better option than Lyev Skyknight since it allows you to exile each copy of a card your opponents control until it leaves the battlefield rather than just detain 1 card for 1 turn. Plus it's the same CMC

gebell on Companion Mill

5 months ago

I think you will be fine at 23 lands because of the amount of scry you have. I have been trying something like this on arena, but only with mill as a secondary win condition, so it's a bit different. Some thoughts:

You could replace a couple Elite Guardmage with Fblthp, the Lost. The card draw is what you really want, and that four drop spot can get crowded.

For me I couldn't survive without Deputy of Detention. It is powerful removal, and you can use it early and then you can bounce it to hit larger targets later in the game.

Forbidding Spirit is a great card to counter aggro. Stops them from building up, and you can bounce it keep them slow. I run 4 of them, but I would at least put a couple in the sideboard.

I know you took the Spark Double out, but it is a versatile card.

I would take out at least 1 maybe 2 of Thassa, Deep-Dwelling because of the legendary status. Even though it's really powerful.

I'd not that if you add another Lumbering Battlement and Spark Double you have a semi viable infinite combo.

If you get three battlements out (or spark double copies) they can cycle forever and suck in at least one card to bounce infinitely with them. So Charming Prince could be infinite life or Overwhelmed Apprentice would be infinite mill.

djnewellmit on Pioneer 3-Drop Bant Tribal

5 months ago

Substitions currently in place due to lack of cards:

1x Elvish Mystic replaced by 1x Duskwatch Recruiter  Flip

1x Lovestruck Beast replaced by 1x Duskwatch Recruiter  Flip

1x Deputy of Detention replaced by 1x Scavenging Ooze

abbatromebone on

5 months ago

Silverdrake on Blue white control

5 months ago

If that's what you're looking for you could consider Deputy of Detention, Fiend Hunter, Fairgrounds Warden, or Banisher Priest. For more mana you could look at Phyrexian Ingester or Duplicant

Pieguy396 on H: Devoted Druid Combo; W: ...

5 months ago


I wasn't able to find Hornet Queen or the Selesnya Sanctuarys, and the Deputy of Detention is actually one of my wants, not one of my haves. I do have Kambal, Consul of Allocation, though, as well as a Gruul Turf if you're just looking for any green bounceland for Amulet.

What about Spell Queller and Kambal, Consul of Allocation for 2x Veil of Summer and Eladamri's Call?

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