Detention Sphere


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

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Set Rarity
Return to Ravnica (RTR) Rare

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Detention Sphere


When Detention Sphere enters the battlefield, you may exile target nonland permanent not named Detention Sphere and all other permanents with the same name as that permanent. When Detention Sphere leaves the battlefield, return the exiled cards to the battlefield under their owner's control.

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Detention Sphere Discussion

redace10 on Kestia's Divine Army

4 days ago

MegaMatt13 I myself have switched over to Estrid since I first commented. (someone in my playgroup built Kestia too. Smart people know she's great)

If you'd like some cut suggestions I can oblidge. I would cut Spirit Mantle over Unquestioned Authority first, as the draw is worth far more. Likewise I would pick either Aqueous Form or Whitewater Naiads, not both. You're running O-ring and banishing light, I don't think you need both. Honestly you could probably get by without either. Detention Sphere?

Another card I feel is a little lackluster is on serra's wings. Four mana is steep and compares poorly to angelic destiny and octopus umbra. Now Ethereal Armor on the other hand... :)

Hopefully that helps, I'll get my estrid list up soon, might give you some inspiration.

BrandonJamesCAC on Need Jund Help!!

2 weeks ago

IMO - keep in mind, I play Esper Control and Martyr Proc. But when I see Bob, I am willing to waste a Detention Sphere or other 3 mana removal on him.

When I see Tracker, I go "ennh I'll path it when I feel like it"

wallisface on U/W Faerie Control

2 weeks ago

Terminus seems strange only because you have no easy way to guarantee it's the first card you'll draw each turn, but tons of card draw. And even if it is your first draw in a turn, you have enough creatures to mean that you won't always want to be casting it. Feels like unless you have Jace active it'll be a dead card. another Path to Exile and Detention Sphere instead might serve the deck better?

budlaorf on The Government Can!

4 weeks ago

Heliogabale- This deck was built with the intention of being a multiplayer deck. I have Detention Sphere in the sideboard to be swapped in with Grasp of Fate, should I need to play single player.

Heliogabale on The Government Can!

4 weeks ago

Nice deck!

Given this is a duel deck, I am trying to figure out why you would use Grasp of Fate over Oblivion Ring, which is slightly less mana-restrictive, or simply running Detention Sphere in the main. Am I missing an added value to Grasp of Fate?


enpc on Zur’s Paradox Theorem

1 month ago

I really like the concept of the deck, however I think that you have a lot of cards which don't add much value to the strategy.

For cards you could easily cut:

Iona, Shield of Emeria, Cloudshift, Essence Flux, Graceful Adept, Sen Triplets, Greed, Leyline of Anticipation, Near-Death Experience, Paradox Haze, Bond of Agony, Enduring Ideal, Sanguimancy, Temporal Extortion, Conjurer's Closet, Phyrexian Processor, Spellbook, Vedalken Orrery and Carrion Howler. You also have too many lands, you could easily go down to 36 and be fine.

As for cards I would add to the deck:

And if you're concerned about discarding to handsize, Reliquary Tower and Library of Leng between the two should be enough. But for the most part you don't really card, just sculpt your best 7 and go from there.

Hopefully this'll help streamline the deck.

Icbrgr on Modern Azorius Turbo Fog

1 month ago

Looks good, any thoughts on Detention Sphere for catching a stray nonland permanent or a Supreme Verdict to take the pressure off of fogs?

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