Detention Sphere


Format Legality
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

ZorrosRage on Stompy

2 days ago

they are both great cards. I think it comes down to what you think you will be facing.

Rhonas the Indomitable better vs creatures, and most Wrath of Godeffects


Dungrove Elder better vs Path to Exile targeted exile like Condemn, and Detention Sphere

Both are good vs fatal push or targeted non exile destruction

ZorrosRage on Jeskai Wing chun

3 days ago

Some other good control suggestions almost forgot. Logic Knot, Ojutai's Command(pretty good as a 1-2 of),

Thing in the Ice  Flip is awesome an awesome creature to block with since that is a concern. one of the best low drop budget control creature

Detention Sphere are also good if you don't want to go the burn route.

Chasmolinker on Glory to Esper

5 days ago

I could see cutting a Path to Exile for Detention Sphere. What are your thoughts on Read the Bones over Painful Truths? It allows you to see up to 4 cards if you don't like the first 2.

SeekerofSecrets on Glory to Esper

5 days ago

Chasmolinker thanks for the upvote!

So for field probably check lands

But this list is pretty differnt then most esper lists (and very experiential, ive only played like 10 games total with this threat package) which is why im not running allot of the draw go staples. It's moddled after a list from 2017 that got top 8 at gp kobe. The focus point of this deck is the card advantage from Painful Truths and then using a turn 2 Glory-Bound Initiate to mitigate the life loss. The rest of the deck is just designed to be as grindy and disruptive as possible. So it doesnt really want to hold mana for stuff like Sphinx's Revelation or Secure the Wastes and we're too reliant on our nonland creatures to play a mainboard board wipe (we should probably play two in the side but im really not worried about the side until after i finish buying it.)

Detention Sphere is really interesting though any thoughts on how to make room for it? And if a 3 mana removal is worth it in this set up?

Chasmolinker on Glory to Esper

5 days ago

No Detention Sphere? I always thought Esper did best with a Gifts Ungiven shell. Have you ever tried Jotun Grunt over Glory-Bound Initiate?

drewn7512 on I am the Senate

1 week ago

I like Detention Sphere and Cast Out, they fit the theme pretty well, but I'd need to decide what to cut for those.

ArchonBlue on U/W Control

1 week ago

I've got a few suggestions that shouldn't really raise the cost of the deck.

ArchonBlue on U/W Control

1 week ago

I've got a few suggestions that shouldn't really raise the cost of the deck.

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