Deputy of Detention

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) Rare

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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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Deputy of Detention Discussion

Lambofan217 on Press F for Dinos in the fall.

1 day ago

I have been playing Dinosaur Tribal ever since Ixalan came out and have a few things to suggest. The main problem still is that the white dinosaurs kind of suck in today's standard. I had splashed into Jund dinos way back in Guilds of Ravnica and find it much more consistent and competitive against the top tier decks of the meta. With the support that those colors got in M20, its safe to say that that is still going to be your best option. Now for individual reasons about cards.

  1. Kinjalli's Caller : Though the mana reduction and the high health body is very attractive, the main focus for dinosaur decks is to push damage through. With this having 0 power, it does literally nothing on its own.

  2. Forerunner of the Empire : Unfortunately, this card is only used for Polyraptor combos. Being a 4 mana 1/3 is way to slow and doesn't affect the board in any big way when it hits.

  3. Imperial Ceratops : Even with Maruading Raptor being able to hit this as it comes down, lifegain generally isn't revelant in a ramp style deck. Granted, it does well against aggro, so I would use this in your sideboard if you keep with the white color.

  4. Trapjaw Tyrant : When this card first came out I was stoked. Unfortunately, paying 5 mana for a Deputy of Detention effect just isn't worth it. Especially when it can be removed for a lot cheaper.

  5. I'm gonna put Verdant Sun's Avatar and Silverclad Ferocidons together here. These bad boys cost 7 mana. That alone is a huge thing to make happen. 4/5 times you will find these stuck in your hand and unable to be played.

  6. Blood Sun : I understand that this meant to combo with Lotus Field however having a 3 mana enchantment that doesn't affect your board at all is really bad. I was recommend playing Ripjaw Raptor instead. With Marauding Raptor , it's essentially 3 mana and it gives you a creature that can continue to draw more.

  7. Wilderness Reclamation : I see that you want to run Vivien, Champion of the Wilds in your deck and that's completely fine, however, you will probably find that you will rarely end up playing anything at instant speed, making the extra mana unusable. Also, if you draw this late, it ends up being a dead draw.

  8. Raptor Hatchling : I love this card don't get me wrong. However, I think this is better save as a sideboard option against aggro, especially mono red.

Now a couple of cards that I would recommend would be Regisaur Alpha , Ripjaw Raptor , Savage Stomp , and Domri, Anarch of Bolas as they speed up your deck and add more power to the board, as well as giving you some removal options and enrage triggers. If you want cards to use against control, Carnage Tyrant still typically gets the job done.

kdna on Esper Death and Taxes

4 days ago

Deputy of Detention might be good here

kdna on The Overprotective Mom

4 days ago

Deputy of Detention might be good here

stensiagamekeeper on Dick-Walkers

1 month ago

Time Wipe has a nice interaction with Deputy of Detention .

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on Weather Outside is Frightful

1 month ago

To be fair, this isn't really what I had in mind for a snow deck. This is more like what SynergyBuild had in mind. Personally, I don't see the upside to adhering strictly to snow cards. Abominable Treefolk strikes me as a bad magic card. Icehide Golem isn't very compelling - and certainly clashes with the likes of Ice-Fang Coatl . A 1 mana 2/2 is usually an aggro card, but Coatl is most certainly a midrange card. And plenty of decks can deal with the Marit Lage token. Humans has Reflector Mage or Deputy of Detention . UW has plenty of removal for it. Tron can exile it with ease. Even Phoenix plays a fun-of Echoing Truth these days. And those are the top 4 decks. Sure, the next few decks like Dredge, Titan, and Burn can't deal with it, but then again I think all of those decks can kill you before you get the token.

In what way are any of the snow creatures besides Coatl better than Tarmogoyf ? I don't mean to be harsh, but I just don't see the payoff cards. Scrying Sheets is real, but Skred demonstrates that the card is fully playable without maxing the number of snow permanents.

heckproof on Azorius wizards tribal

1 month ago

You should play 1-2 copies of Naban, Dean of Iteration . He seems like straight gas, and curving him into Deputy of Detention into Elite Guardmage seems absolutely game-winning against any creature aggro/midrange deck.

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Deputy of Detention occurrence in decks from the last year

Standard:

All decks: 0.3%

Modern:

All decks: 0.07%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%