Glaring Spotlight


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Gatecrash Rare

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Glaring Spotlight


Creatures your opponents control with hexproof can be the target of spells and abilities you control as though they didn't have hexproof.3, Sacrifice Glaring Spotlight: Creatures you control gain hexproof until end of turn and are unblockable this turn.

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Glaring Spotlight Discussion

wahnschatten on I'll steal your heart..and everything else!

1 day ago

Nice one +1 upvote!I suggest for protecting yasova Cloak and Dagger and Mask of Avacyn. Nice sacrifice outlet are Safe Haven, Synod Sanctum, Culling Dais and Shivan Harvest.And to steal even more check out Domineering Will, Reins of Power, Proteus Staff and Callous Oppressor. Karn, Silver Golem enables you to steal any artifacts and Kamahl, Fist of Krosa helps to steal lands. And generally great is Glaring Spotlight.

scrobacca on ∆ ILLUMINATI CONFIRMED V. 2.1??? (Primer) ∆

2 days ago

Sorry about my first choice...missed the section about cards you wouldn't add. A card you might want to try is Arcane Lighthouse to help you get around pesky Sigarda and Narset decks. You can tutor for it with Expedition Map, or if you just want to go the artifact route, you can use Glaring Spotlight.

Aggro-Blaster on Oh My Goad...

6 days ago

Hey Daedalus19876 Thanks for the input!

In terms of cards though:

Confusion in the Ranks is a cool card. One problem. What if someone steals Grenzo, Havoc Raiser. Sure I could steal him back, but that gives someone the chance to goad or exile my stuff.

I like Battle Hymn and I'll look for other rituals that add mana for the amount of creatures, but the others are to conditional for my taste. Sure they have potential to net huge mana, but at the same time they have potential to wiff. I don't like being dependent on my opponents (even though this deck plays other people's...).

I like the double strike enablers but mono red has little synergy with enchantments. I can't look for them, I can't recur them. Do you know any creatures that grant double strike or artifacts?

I have the boots. The only reason greaves aren't in the deck is because I did not have an extra laying around but I'll be sure to add them! I like Champion's Helm though. I'll be sure to look for one! What's your opinion on Glaring Spotlight? Lets me get around my opponents Hexproof and when needed, I can protect my things. Plus I have some artifact recursion to bring it back if needed.

In terms of red goodstuff the two that stuck out were Burn at the Stake and Mogg Infestation. I'll try to work them in.

Mana doublers are on the list of future upgrades, but I want the deck to run smoother before I add them.

I'm only running so many lands because it's a new deck. I usually run 38-36 depending on the deck. They are mainly placeholders for future cards.

Thanks for the input again. It's always appreciated.

PhotogenicParasympathetic on Help with Ashling, The Extinguisher?

1 week ago


Glaring Spotlight and Arcane Lighthouse so you can target through hexproof. Grave Betrayal, Sepulchral Primordial, Necrotic Ooze, Sangromancer, Geth, Lord of the Vault, Rise of the Dark Realms, and Chainer, Dementia Master are just a few of many, many cards that can take advantage of all the things you're sending to the graveyard. Silent Arbiter seems good, once you've dumped some equipment on Ashling, to stop people from blocking her effectively. Also helps stop you from getting overwhelmed if/when you become a target.

Must haves for a mono-colored deck: Spine of Ish Sah and Scour from Existence to deal with Iona, Shield of Emeria.

forevergreen on Enchantress Oops! All Permanents

2 weeks ago

NotSquishedYet any deck can beat any other deck due to a concept called variance. There is a probability that any player will draw a sub-par combination of cards and therefore not be able to compete with your superior draws. I am well aware of what Glaring Spotlight does as well as the fact that Uril and Privileged Position have/give hexproof. Fortunately, Glaring Spotlight has almost no representation in any EDH meta I have ever seen, anywhere in the country. You have said nothing that I don't understand, we just have a different perspective on deckbuilding apparently. You do not need infinite mana to cantrip through the deck. The various enchantress effects let me draw multiple cards every time I cast an enchantment and the high-value lands like Gaea's Cradle and Serra's Sanctum combined with Mana Reflection and all of the untap lands effects can generate more mana than the deck can actually use.

Are you saying I am "that guy" because I don't want to do a dumb 10-mana win-the-game single card thing (not a combo since it's literally one card that says I win)? Because I would rather win in an interesting and creative way, than just flipping over my whole deck and saying you lose because I got lucky and topdecked one card. Also, that would be boring and unfun after doing it once.

NotSquishedYet on Enchantress Oops! All Permanents

2 weeks ago

It's actually not a Derevi deck. I don't know what got messed up in what I was saying, but it's not.

It's a Rubinia Soulsinger deck, built around tutors and using my deck as my hand, often preferably to my real hand. Glaring Spotlight is my key defense against this deck, and it pretty well does the whole job if I can get it out of the deck. Derevi is a minor combo piece that accelerates my game plan but is far from essential. I have restricted much of my deck to make it not too competitive, in any case: no more than one infinite combo, which I'll probably remove, and little or no mana acceleration. I am still quite confident that it could beat this deck, with what I know of it. Feel free to correct me.

Before you mention it, I've checked. Privileged Position and Uril are both errata'ed to hexproof.

I hope this explains some of what you haven't understood of what I am saying.

To cantrip through your entire deck, you need an infinite mana generator. That's my point, there. I did not see it, and did not see it mentioned, so I assumed that it could not be done in one turn.

Not wanting to use a skill-less insta-win is being "that guy". The reasoning was late, but you did give it. That, I fully understand.

dreamistt on All the artifacts

2 weeks ago

How do you feel about winning through infect? Triumph of the Hordes is a neat win-condition on its own (and it's flavorful). Overrun also has won me many games.

I'd consider Archetype of Endurance, since it protects your creatures from spot removal and Sylvok Replica to deal with enemy enchantments/artifacts. A Darksteel Juggernaut is pretty good too, like the both indestructible Colossus (Blightsteel and Darksteel). Ezuri's Brigade should be a nice 8/8 with trample for 4 mana easily in your deck as well.

I don't think Mindcrank helps you all that much in there and I don't think you need both Tormod's Crypt and Nihil Spellbomb, but maybe you are dealing with too many reanimator decks?

My Glissa EDH is a little more aggro by buffing her with equipments and commander damage being my win condition most of the time (along with infect), so maybe you could try a different approach if you don't like the way your deck plays? I'll suggest some of the strategies I use:

Eiti3 on idea (broken?)

3 weeks ago

This gives me an idea for Ashiok if he/she were to become a Legendary Creature if we ever visit Theros again. (Sorry, Theory Crafting. Not to highjack the original thread.)

  • Ashiok, Dread Augur
  • mana symbol bmana symbol bmana symbol bmana symbol umana symbol umana symbol u
  • Legendary Creature - Elf Wizard
  • Shroud
  • Players can't draw cards.
  • At the beginning of each player's draw step, that player may sacrifice a creature. If he or she does, they put the top X cards of their library into his or her hand, where X is the creature's converted mana cost.
  • Whenever a noncreature card were to be put into a graveyard from anywhere, return it to the top of the owner's library instead unless any opponent pays 3 life. If an opponent paid the cost, exile the card instead.
  • 3/1

  • Now behind this, I believe that Ashiok is actually another Oona, Queen of the Fae's avatar like Maralen of the Mornsong. He/She harvest's dreamstuff like the faeries do on Lorwyn-Shadowmoor, but through a more cruel setting. With my beliefs set on this, I clashed those two cards I mentioned above with what was already suggested, and tada!

    And for those like DERPLINGSUPREME, who tend to be the devil's advocate more often than not, cards like Trickbind on a Isochron Scepter could instantly shut down this card, as well as Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite/Massacre Wurm insta-kill. Being an elf (assumption) and wizard, he/she gets a huge bonus from that as both tribal decks would love him/her. Shroud is both a good and bad thing, but in EDH/Commander decks, I imagine most running him/her as a General will focus around that. But that's why a few people run Glaring Spotlight and Arcane Lighthouse because of other commanders like Narset, Enlightened Master and Uril, the Miststalker. Not drawing sucks hard for blue, and getting killed by your own cards is usually quite the black thing to do. So... yea. I'll show myself out now. My apologies if I highjacked this thread. But Ashiok is my favorite planeswalker...
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