Target player gains control of target permanent you control.

Donate Discussion

DemonDragonJ on Hybrid Cards that Render Mono-Colored ...

2 weeks ago

Now that Nature's Chant has rendered both Naturalize and Disenchant obsolete, I feel that it may start a trend, so I have been looking for other cards that have colorshifted versions, to make hybrid cards that render them obsolete, as well, and here is another idea that I have had.

As I have previously noted, Harmless Offering is nearly a colorshifted version of Donate, so here is a card that combines those two cards into one.

Harmless Donation Show

I made this card able to target only opponents so that a player could not permanently gain control of a permanent that they had temporarily stolen from another player.

What does everyone else say about this card? How good is it?

I am attempting to create a black/white hybrid card that renders both Zombify and Resurrection obsolete, but I cannot conceive of an interesting name for such a card, so does anyone have any suggestions for such a card?

Here is another such card:

Hellfire Demon Show

This card references Pestilence Demon (which itself is a creature version of Pestilence) and also Pyrohemia, a colorshifted version of Pestilence. Direct damage has moved primarily from red to black, hence to red in this creature’s cost, but black can still have it, on occasion, as well, which is why this creature is mutlicolored. I reduced both the casting cost and power of the creature, because I believe that 8 mana is simply too much for such an effect, in my mind.

What does everyone else think of this card? Do you like it?

As I conceive of further cards on this subject, I shall post them, here.

clayperce on How Does Harmless Offering Not ...

2 weeks ago

Per Wizards' official reprint policy:

Reserved cards will never be printed again in a functionally identical form. A card is considered functionally identical to another card if it has the same card type, subtypes, abilities, mana cost, power, and toughness.

Harmless Offering has a different ability and a different mana cost than Donate, so it's no issue whatsoever.

Rzepkanut on How Does Harmless Offering Not ...

2 weeks ago

Yes, Harmless Offering is obviously just a color shifted version of Donate with modern word templating. However the card's functionality has changed significantly because of the color shift IMHO. Even with having very similar text boxes and CMCs they feel very different being in different colors so it doesn't surprise me that it doesn't violate the stupid stupid reserve list.

I wish they would just abolish the reserve list already. Its existence is a tragedy for us all, but its even worse for all the future generations of kids who will learn to play Magic one day.

StopShot on How Does Harmless Offering Not ...

2 weeks ago

Harmless Offering could have been in blue though. The difference is Donate allows you to give the targeted permanent to yourself if you choose to. Harmless Offering forces you to give to an opponent, so you can't use it on a creature you stole with Act of Treason or Claim the Firstborn to permanently give that stolen creature to yourself.

Even Reverberate is strictly worse from Fork. Let's say you play an important spell and your opponent tries to counter it with a blue counter spell. In return you could Reverberate the counter spell effectively countering it with the copy, but if your opponent(s) has a second counter spell in the form of Red Elemental Blast or Guttural Response they can effectively win the counter war. If you had used Fork and their were no other counter spells available you would have won the counter war.

Also Fork is better even if you account for spells like Blue Elemental Blast/Flashfreeze because that spell can counter the initial Fork/Reverberate anyway. Fork only fails if the spell you want to copy isn't red and you need it to target a creature with protection from red which is more niche than the example I gave above.

Effectively you can make a practical reprint so long as it has some aspect it falls short in, even if that downside is really negligible.

DemonDragonJ on How Does Harmless Offering Not ...

3 weeks ago

Donate is on the reserved list, but WotC recently printed Harmless Offering in Eldritch Moon, which is nearly identical, apart from its color and the fact that it can target only opponents, so I fail to see how it does not violate the reserved list.

I am glad that that card was printed, but WotC has repeatedly stated that they will not abolish the reserved list, so I wonder Harmless Offering does not violate it.

What does everyone else say about this? How does Harmless Offering not violate the reserved list?

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

3 weeks ago

a la Necropolis Regent, Phage the Untouchable, or Master of Cruelties:

Etrata, the Assassin

Legendary Creature - Vampire Assassin


Whenever a Etrata, the Assassin deals damage to a player, that player receives a Mark counter, then if that player has at least three Mark counters, they lose the game.


I'd like an ability like Xantcha, Sleeper Agent or an inverse Hexproof, where the card has a strong downside. I do want it to be playable, not just a Donate/Harmless Offering target.

Coward_Token on Theros: Beyond Death Spoilers

1 month ago

Unfortunately Wizards don't want us to have fun with Treacherous Blessing since most Donate -effects seem to target

Maybe I'm greedy but I wish Allure of the Unknown cost less or so since that free spell could really blow up in your face

It's kinda weird that the templating for Callaphe gives out a Frost armor ability to your permanents instead of just doing it on its own like Kasmina, Enigmatic Mentor ; the distinction only seems relevant if e.g. another creature gets hit by Turn to Frog

DemonDragonJ: AFAIK the fishes work like e.g. Rashmi, Eternities Crafter , which is why I don't think flash would matter:

9/20/2016: "Rashmi has to be on the battlefield at the moment you cast your first spell. If that spell is Rashmi itself, Rashmi’s ability can’t trigger. If that spell causes Rashmi to leave the battlefield as an additional cost to cast it, Rashmi’s ability can’t trigger."

(Vial Smasher has similarly worded rulings.)

hejtmane on I Put a Spell on ...

2 months ago

Black probably has the best cards that punish opponents if you want to at least embrace the theme and have cards along those lines I would suggest a black, red, blue color wheel because you can also do things like Demonic Pact + Harmless Offering or Donate and there is the newer card Captive Audience to slap on opponents then add things like Tree of Perdition + Triskaidekaphobia some ideas to add to any deck to fit the theme and you can go grixis staxs to further control the board examples War's Toll , Frozen AEther , Archfiend of Depravity , Crawlspace , if you want to really make them cry Ward of Bones

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