Divine Deflection


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

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Set Rarity
Avacyn Restored (AVR) Rare

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Divine Deflection


Prevent the next X damage that would be dealt to you and/or permanents you control this turn. If damage is prevented this way, Divine Deflection deals that much damage to target creature or player.

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Divine Deflection Discussion

ShreddedByCrows on Firesong and Sunspeaker

4 months ago

lance4224130 It seems a lot better now with those changes. How has it worked out recently?

For Deflecting Palm, you can just switch it with another nice aoe/utility you could tutorize through Sunforger. Here are a bunch of possibilities : Teferi's Protection , Volcanic Fallout, Skred (if you opt for the snow-covered lands), Sulfurous Blast, Magma Jet, etc.

If you want something which ''looks like'' Deflecting Palm, you can always try out Divine Deflection. It's certainly a bit better there because you can, with a lot of mana, prevent the damages from all spells you're gonna cast this turn, and burn everyone. I'm not convinced though. It's pretty much a meh card.

That said, I think you could find a home for Sivvi's Valor in your deck, as you were seeking for ways to protect your commander. The loss of life doesn't really matter considering the absurd amount of lifegain you have.

Tithe is also an incredible card, if you manage to find the place for it.

Honor the Fallen is an interesting graveyard hate card, and it works pretty well with your strategy (lifegain) and the Sunforger.

LiM3D on Can I prevent Damage dealt ...

9 months ago
  1. Let's say my Opponent attacks with Primeval Titan and I block with Swans of Bryn Argoll. I then cast Shining Shoal with X=6 targeting the Titan. Can I prevent the damage before my Opponent draws Cards? I say yes, because the source of the Damage is affected by Shining Shoal so it never came to damage that could be prevented.

  2. What if the Titan has double strike? Shining shoal says "the next X damage that a source of your choice would deal". Does this prevent first as well as normal strike damage if X is high enough?

  3. Can Shining Shoal "target" Progenitus with it's first ability, because it doesn't have the word target on it?

  4. Same Szenario as in 1. but I cast Divine Deflection with X=6. Which ability will prevent the damage? Divine Deflection or Swans of Bryn Argoll?

Hyperalgialysis on Mirri, Leader of Tiny

9 months ago

In your colors things like Divine Deflection and Feral Hydra are going to be great. A lot of tiny leaders decks I see dont run many X spells, and since X is 0 can turn an ok draw into an amazing one in the late game. Dont go overboard, but 7-10 spells you can charge up works well. Since you are newer to the format, figured Id share this little gem.

Zimmers_0 on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

1 year ago

So I want to make another immortality deck and I was thinking of putting tribal gideon into the mix for Gideon of the Trials. Especially with the new rulings on planeswalkers. My thoughts were putting in the following cards:

Exquisite Archangel Lich's Mirror Platinum Angel Transcendence Platinum Emperion Worship Resolute Archangel Solitary Confinement so its kinda like the lich deck I have but I was thinking about making it mono white with Kytheon, Hero of Akros at the helm to keep the gideon emblem in affect.

Real question is, what should the other 90 cards be? What tactic would you run in mono white to try and become immortal? Or should I splash in and put some combos like Teferi's Protection/Render Silent + Elite Arcanist and Silence/Orim's Chant + Isochron Scepter then shove Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir. Then counterspell for a good amount of the rest.


I could run solider tribal and stop combat damage with Knight-Captain of Eos and Holy Day affects. Then run anthem to boost them. Maybe a token strategy?


Throw damage back into their face kind of cards like Comeuppance/Shining Shoal/Divine Deflection/Deflecting Palm/Reflect Damage and use Stuffy Doll/Spitemare/Coalhauler Swine/Mogg Maniac with Pariah?

Or possibly hate bears? Grand Abolisher/Kataki, War's Wage and so on?

Need some ideas on how to be the best jerk that no one wants to play with lol

wisegreenbean on Aurelia's Legion

1 year ago

Urza's Incubator. I think it'll do more of what you want than Cloud Key. Insurrection is hard to beat as win-cons go. Herald’s Horn is respectable with your 18 angels, and same for Heirloom Blade. Your biggest weakness is card advantage. Might wanna get Alms Collector too, c17 was kind to boros tribals. You might consider wheels. could do worse than Staff of Nin, and Sword of Fire and Ice if you want a second mortgage.

I dislike Divine Deflection, I don't think it's enough to turn the tides when you're in trouble, and you won't always have enough mana to make the difference.

I don't love Oketra's Monument for you, the only real synergy is with your general, and I don't think it deserves a slot...focus on fatties or tokens, but probs not both. Same reason I don't love Hero of Bladehold or Odric, Lunarch Marshal.

Luv from /tg/


1 year ago

I believe that you may like Divine Deflection in place of Captain's Maneuver. Not only does it cost less, it is modern legal.

IrishMidgetMan on Pillow Fort + Elspeth

2 years ago

I copied your deck and added my own card ideas to it to see how it would play out. A couple of Mesa Enchantress's works perfectly with it.

I also threw in a Greater Auramancy (a little pricey), Endless Horizons, Divine Deflection, and Idyllic Tutor (also pricey)

Tk4890 on "For Camelot!" A Knight Tribal Deck

2 years ago

Thanks very much for the suggestions. This is my first attempt at a true modern deck, so it obviously needs much more work. I hadn't considered Acolyte's Reward, but it seems so much better than Divine Deflection. Do you think that to make room for two Relic of Progenitus and Heliod, God of the Sun that taking out all the Outrider en-Kor would be enough?

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