Dissipation Field


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Rare

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Dissipation Field


Whenever a permanent deals damage to you, return it to its owner's hand.

Dissipation Field Discussion

K1ngMars on "Library.exe has stopped working" | Phenax Primer

2 weeks ago

Thanks for the comment, GrinningGrebe!

I knew about this interaction, but there's a low chance to actually be forced to bounce Talisman of Dominance and Underground River back to my hand, since I can always circumvent the problem by tapping them for colourless. As a two colours deck, I have a small chance to be actually colour screwed, so I can "afford" losing colour from those two aforementioned cards.

Regarding ETB creatures, it's true, I am kind of helping my opponents. Anyways, in my playgroup, when I have Dissipation Field on the board, I rarely get attacked, unless the attack itself it's lethal. So I guess I'm being lucky?

Propaganda on the other hand, whilst being a stronger card, gave me the opposing result, often getting me killed faster. Anyways, it is a good substitute for the Field, so I'd recommend swapping it around if you can (and your playgroup doesn't kill if you play it).

GrinningGrebe on "Library.exe has stopped working" | Phenax Primer

2 weeks ago

I don't know if you figured it out yet, but Dissipation Field has a bad interaction with sources you own dealing damage to you, namely Underground River and Talisman of Dominance . Its trigger is symmetrical, bouncing them to your hand.

In addition to this point, in my experience ETB creatures are the core of EDH gameplay and, more often than not, giving another trigger to them is not the optimal play. Is your experience so much different ? I see you swapped out Propaganda too.

NivStormfront on The Perfect Storm: Mizzix EDH |Primer|

2 weeks ago

DivineKhaos Cards I would consider swapping out for Force, Crypt, Diamond and Remora would be Prophetic Bolt , Dissipation Field , Insurrection , and Blatant Thievery . Bolt is a bit clunky, Dissipation Field isn't super useful, Insurrection is super situational, and Blatant Thievery doesn't help you reach the decks win con.

I think it got accidentally removed in this list, but I do run Lightning Greaves in this deck. Additionally, this deck runs a swath of counterspells, even more in the cEDH version, and those are usually enough to protect Mizzix.

Narset, Parter of Veils wouldn't be a bad addition, but I can't think of anything I would cut for her. Every non-instant or sorcery in this deck needs a really good and synergistic reason for being in, and while Narset can slow down opponents and filter some cards, I'm not sure I'd put her in. But she's worth a test

bossomus on Wheelin' & Dealin' (Damage)

1 month ago

Hey king-saproling!

Kederekt Parasite is definitely really good, and you've kind of convinced me on it.

With regard to what I took out, I decided that even though Dissipation Field does nonbo with Spiteful Visions , that it provides enough of disincentive for people attacking me that I'm okay with it. I also left Nin, the Pain Artist and Niv-Mizzet, Parun in the deck as they are really powerful cards which can jump me ahead a lot. With all of the duel lands I have, I have never been unable to cast Niv, and I also just think that Nin is good since she lets me sink mana into her if I don't have to counter something after a turn cycle. Lastly, I left in The Magic Mirror as it can provide a lot of card draw and value, and most of the time, I can cast it for not that much.

I did end up taking out Kess, Dissident Mage , Bone Miser , Prosperity , and Sphinx's Tutelage though. I agree with you on Sphinx's as it really only feels good in a 1v1 for mill. Kess and Bone Miser both felt like a mana sink which I always felt bad about since they only mildly synergize with the rest of my cards and require a lot of investment up front. Lastly, Prosperity just never felt as good as a wheel since everyone gets to hold their cards except for me.

Thanks again for all your help!

precociousapprentice on Elsha, Retaliate!

2 months ago

I tried Dissipation Field in a Sen Triplets deck. People attacked me just to reuse their ETB value creatures.

zjepsen on Elsha, Retaliate!

2 months ago

Penance with Elsha is spicy.

Dissipation Field could be good here. Rattlesnake effect that you can flash in with Elsha for a big effect.

K1ngMars on What Creature Should Replace Teysa, ...

2 months ago

I definitely confirm what's already been told you by others. Cards have to be included only if they support your deck's gameplay and/or flavour. You may include some pet cards just for fun, but trust me, sooner or later, you'll find a game in which you draw one of those and you'll be screwed... It happened to me too, it's a matter of trial and error sometimes.

Anyways, if you desperately need cards that punish your opponents from attacking you, I'd suggest: No Mercy , Dissipation Field and Dread just to name some from the top of my head. Remember though, that if you're dealt lethal damage, the triggered ability of all those cards, Teysa EoG included, will fizzle because you're dead (and as a state base action your spells, permanents and such are exiled). That's saying that those cards won't help you when facing lethal damage.

On the other hand, if what you need are tokens, I'm sure you'll find better options depending on the deck and/or needs you have. I think of Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder , Ophiomancer or any of the plentiful white effects to create tokens, like Secure the Wastes , or to double them like Anointed Procession .

If you need good protection creatures, again, it depends on your colors and deck strategy. Do an advanced search on Scryfall with keyword "protection" and some commander identity color limitations and you'll be good to go.

Bleakz29 on Kess Slingin' and Stormin' these spells

2 months ago

You are absolutely right GrinningGrebe. I will swap Dissipation Field for Propaganda , as it makes much more sense and is cheaper to cast as well so win-win.

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Dissipation Field occurrence in decks from the last year

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