Detection Tower


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

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2019 (M19) Rare

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Detection Tower


: Gain .

, : Until end of turn, your opponents and creatures they control with hexproof can be targets of spells and abilities as though they didn't have hexproof.

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Detection Tower Discussion

fettywapmtg on LILIANA'S CHILDREN (Mono-black Zombies GRN)

1 hour ago

zAzen7977 Whoa you really straightened this deck up! No more Dead Weight, that's for sure! Nothing in the mainboard I can really talk smack about (I'd say the curve, but being liliana combo, the excess 1-drops makes sense). The sideboard, however, looks a bit wonky. Never Happened, for example, doesn't do enough for it's mana cost. An extra 2 copies of Reassembling Skeleton in the sideboard will come in handy when you're up against decks that don't want to ram all their creatures into a constant deathtouch* chump blocker, such as stompy decks (though Vine Mare crushes monoblack, so I can see NOT investing into that match-up to allow room in your sideboard to beef up against other decks as a viable strategy). Divest is your best option in dealing with the May're I'd say from experience, though a copy of Detection Tower and Mausoleum Secrets is an option, which also allows for stretching out your mana-base for say, more Doom Whisperers. SPEAKING OF DOOM WHISPERER! That Creeping Chill combo, in my option, just doesn't work here...

Let me throw some MATH at you: so you milled your library in half, and only drew/milled into 1 copy of Creeping Chill at that point. You're in a tight match you really want to top deck a bomb and DAMNIT it's Barrier of Bones. It's all good though, surveil time baby, and you know you're about as likely as ever to mill a Creeping Chill. How likely you ask? MATH: 3 copies of Creeping Chill/30 cards in library= .1 10%. Does that sound like the kind of odds you want to get behind for value? I certainly don't.

Now, Creeping Chill, Narcomoeba, Doom Whisperer, Enhanced Surveillance, Dimir Spybug, Nightveil Sprite is a package MAYBE worth getting behind, but honestly I haven't seen it reeaally pop off yet (and a lot of folks are trying it on cockatrice, including me haha).

In closing,

Sideboard suggestion:

-4 Creeping Chill -2 Never Happened

+2 Reassembling Skeleton +2 Demon of Catastrophes +1 Doom Whisperer +1 Cast Down


+2 Karn, Scion of Urza +2 Cast Down +2 Divest

Also Toorgar

EastsideRock on GRN - Grixis Control

1 day ago

Lord007 I ran Baral, Chief of Compliance a little bit in the past, a well superior card than Electromancer, but was too much of a win-more card so I dropped him shortly after. I could see him in a U/R counter burn build though.

Feltrix Field is a good card but I think Detection Tower is more worth it with all the Green Hexproof action running around.

corboman on Grixis Control Primer - GRN

1 week ago

What do you guys thing about 1-2 Detection Tower in the main or side. I've tested a similar deck and carnage tyrant (as well as Vinemare if you don't have the counter) is pretty much game over. The Eldest Reborn can deal with them, but only if they're the only thing on the field.

PauperPower on Zacama, Naya Tyrant

2 weeks ago

Thought of a couple more decent suggestions. I really like Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma in here. Also utility lands Ghost Quarter, Field of Ruin, Mana Confluence, and Detection Tower.

PauperPower on Ashling Burn

2 weeks ago

Thoughts on Field of Ruin, Detection Tower, and Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle for the mana base. Also Combustible Gearhulk is a big beater that burns/draws. Deck looks sweet!

hydrothermia on knights of United Benalia

2 weeks ago

This would fall under a Casual or a Modern format from some of the cards you have. It shouldn't be too hard to turn it into a Standard deck since you predominately do have Dominaria cards here.

As far as some suggestions are concerned, I'd drop Evra, Halcyon Witness for Josu Vess, Lich Knight. Lich's Mastery in your sideboard doesn't really go with this deck. Vicious Offering wouldn't be a bad choice allowing you to kill a number of other creatures that can get in your way. A Detection Tower can be a nice addition if you run across hexproof abilities. Invoke the Divine is good for artifacts and enchantments. Blackblade Reforged or Forebear's Blade could replace Sword of War and Peace to direct it to the Standard format.

usaDiabetic on Korlash, Heir to Swamps

2 weeks ago

I would say you need more utility lands Homeward Path, Detection Tower, Maze of Ith (if in your budget). Stuff like that. One of the perks to running a mono colored deck is you get to run more utility land than average.

ThePhantomOfTheOrzhov on Gobbois (Post-Rotation Design)

2 weeks ago

@j_spencer93 There has been a multitude of situations where having a Fanatical Firebrand and not a Lightning-Rig Crew was beneficial. Thanks for the suggestions, though.

@fettywapmtg I feel like Flame of Keld isn't necessary. I actually got this idea from a player at my LGS, and he has cast Banefire for x=19 once. You're probably right about having a full set of Chainwhirlers and moving Detection Tower and Field of Ruin to the sideboard. Thanks for the suggestions.

@Ugin5789 You're welcome!

@Dragonman39 I'm considering Rigging Runner as a sideboard card when I need to be more agressive. I think I'll take out Wily Goblin for Legion Warboss. Thanks for the suggestions.

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