Intervention Pact

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Future Sight (FUT) Rare

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Intervention Pact

Instant

The next time a source of your choice would deal damage to you this turn, prevent that damage. You gain life equal to the damage prevented this way.

At the beginning of your next upkeep, pay . If you don't, you lose the game.

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Intervention Pact Discussion

sylvannos on Is there a better card ...

1 month ago

Have you thought about Atarka's Command? I know it doesn't hit creatures, but the green splash gives you more options for your deck. You can also use your Isochron Scepters to get extra lands into play. Probably the best thing, however, is that you get to play Destructive Revelry in your sideboard.

For strictly Boros colors, other options are Angel's Grace, Dawn Charm, Burst Lightning (you can pay the kicker even when it's imprinted), Deflecting Palm, Galvanic Blast (although you'd need more artifacts in your deck), Intervention Pact, Sudden Shock, Surging Flame, and Pact of the Titan.

Skullcrack is going to likely be the best option, however.

cmsrDPM on Hivepact

1 month ago

Card_Distiller First of all thank you for pointing out the legality of Stifle. I believe Trickbind will be good for what I want: as you point out it really can't be interacted with. I am considering more control since I have seen other combos such as Saheeli work effectively that way.

However, there are some points I can not disagree with you more. There are many spells that remove my walls, but have you ever been an aggro deck verses a Fog Bank. These creatures have on average netted me a turn; the deck just wants to stall until I dump my hand and this does it.

Running a second combo in Platinum Angel and Madcap Experiment feels like a poor choice as well. Ideally like you said I can use more pacts (most notably Slaughter Pact and Intervention Pact) with no worries. I am simply worried that even if it works and I have a 4/4 flyer out: it will be Path to Exiled in response to my trigger. Other times I will draw Platinum Angel and then I may as well not drawn a card.

Functionally scrying and drawing has proven not enough to get Hivemind, I like the Ushers because they thin the deck, and get me exactly what I want (I believe that is worth 3 mana).

Rogwan on

1 month ago

I think you need at least 2 more lands. Probably I would try some combinations of Flagstones of Trokair and Ghost Quarter: this allows you to target Flagstones with Quarter after tapping the first for mana, and basically fetch for two w/o losing mana nor life.

Intervention Pact, Awe Strike, Rest for the Weary are good choices, in my opinion, upon Sanguine Sacrament: they're cheaper and gain you some protection against creatures and/or damage spells that target you.

You also may consider to splash red for Deflecting Palm or Lightning Helix: in this case you can use a single Sacred Foundry and a mountain.

There's also the case you couldn't find Aetherflux Reservoir and need a "B" plan: Serra Ascendant would be a good choice, maybe replacing Marble Titan and one of the Rhoxes.

czarkingrex on curses v2

2 months ago
  • Hmm, I'd definitely remove Enslave. It's a weak link that costs a lot.

  • War Elemental is super prone to removal, and is 3 of one color, so a bad idea.

  • Armageddon Clock is costly, and rather ineffective. Mogis, God of Slaughter is a much more reliable pinger, and has potential threat removal.

  • I'd throw in Intervention Pact or something similar. Thaumatic Compass could also be effective.

  • Any of the smaller "clock" effects can be traded too, such as Shrine of Burning Rage. I'd try filtering in more tutors and lands.

clayperce on Counter Gideons [Modern U/W Gideon Tribal]

2 months ago

Happymaster19,
If you find you can reliably get Gid o' the Trials' Emblem, you might consider Slaughter Pact and Intervention Pact.

Draw well!

clayperce on Tribal Gideons

2 months ago

Cloudchaser.Kestrel,
I get it that the deck is all-in with Gids, but you might consider finding room for Wrath of God. Also, Slaughter Pact and Intervention Pact are amazing with Gid o' the Trials' Emblem.

Draw well!

cmsrDPM on Hivepact

2 months ago

MrSilk I already had 4 Lotus Bloom to make the deck work. I am a little iffy on running rainbow lands since the idea is not to cast the pacts and pay for them. Summoner's Pact, Slaughter Pact, and Intervention Pact are more geared to force my opponent to pay mana they can't create or afford.

I would like to use Slaughter Pact if I could. I may run a Vivid Creek or two, but I will need to test. Thank you for the ideas.

Lonota on Boros lifegain needs help

3 months ago

Serra Ascendant

Boros Charm

Elspeth, Knight-Errant

Martyr of Sands

Lone Rider

Rest for the Weary

Ranger of Eos

Proclamation of Rebirth -Forecast sidesteps counterspell heavy decks, always a 1 of trust me

Lightning Helix

Spent a year tinkering with aggro-lifegain, was sort of an opposite zoo style deck. If you are going wide and low add in some control like ghostly prision, Path to Exile, Oblivion Ring and both of the soul sisters: Soul Warden and Soul's Attendant (8 of total). If you are going for a fast burn-gain style the cards I listed above would work great, personal advice from a year and a half experiance playong with only lifegain: if you go Soul sisters prepare control, if you go Martyr Proc then prepare for disruption. Also Intervention Pact is highly underrated, it won me a game aginst infect and would be great in the current Death's Shadow meta for modern.

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