Mystic Barrier

Mystic Barrier

Enchantment

When Mystic Barrier enters the battlefield or at the beginning of your upkeep, choose left or right.

Each player may attack only the opponent seated nearest him or her in the last chosen direction and planeswalkers controlled by that player.

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Set Rarity
Commander 2013 (C13) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Casual Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Highlander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Mystic Barrier occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Mystic Barrier Discussion

TriusMalarky on Suggestions for a very political ...

2 months ago

With this kind of deck, you need to first ask yourself what strategy you're actually going for. Are you

  • Trying to use politics to slowly gain advantages before suddenly taking over and dominating?

  • Trying to make yourself such a valuable ally that everyone leaves you alone and then you go one-on-one after two people die?

  • Trying to make games last as long as possible?

I'd likely recommend the second. This is because it is easy for each opponent to justify letting you live. If you win too often, your playgroup will either opt to team up on you and crush you early, or they will(each on their own accord) attempt to take you out at the end of the game by playing their cards right.

For this deck to work, you really need to be able to guarantee that you can incentivise certain actions at your discretion. For instance, with Kenrith you can say "Hey, I'll let you draw a card if you attack player B" do the player with a solid board state but an empty hand. Every card should give you as much choice as possible and with powerful enough effects that you can give people treats for following your orders, and bring down hellfire if they disobey.

Here's my personal list:

carpecanum on Gavi´s Rrecycle Bin

2 months ago

I was going to suggest Illusionist's Gambit as well, and Reins of Power. Trade with player A and then attack player B with A's creatures.

Rite of the Raging Storm and Mystic Barrier

carpecanum on KAVID-19

3 months ago

On big thing is being able to block Karona as well as general pillowfort.
Stuffy Doll is perfect. Anything cheap with indestructable or things like Fog Bank or Guard Gomazoa

I also throw in Circle of Protection: Black and Circle of Protection: Red but lately been thinking about trading red for green because of my meta.

Mystic Barrier means only one opponent can attack you if multi-player. Spirit of Resistance means you don't care if they attack you or not. Vow of Flight is evasion and they can't attack you (thats the only Vow i use).

Might of the Nephilim and Blessing of the Nephilim, Civic Saber

Ward of Bones and Brand of Ill Omen stop opponents from casting creatures once Karona starts popping around

LunoStarlyght on Pramikon, Beyond Time

4 months ago

I wanted to make an EDH deck with Pramikon, Sky Rampart that uses the idea of extra turns, stealing turns from other players, and left/right only combat style. I have the idea for the big part of my deck but cannot seem to fill in the rest...

I will use [Pramikon, Sky Rampart]] as the commander and choose one direction and Mystic Barrier to choose the other so it shuts down combat. I then will use cards with effects like Part the Waterveil, the Ultimate of Ral Zarek, Emrakul, the Promised End, and Mindslaver to take advantage of full on turns. My original endgame move would be Approach of the Second Sun by using draw spells to achieve it through extra turns.

BMHKain on Sparky-chan's Undiluted Hatred to WotC

5 months ago

@king-saproling: I seriously have to owe you this time if you wish to help. Currently making a Creatureless Superfriends Deck (Thus the Mana Echoes + Sliver Queen combo. Outside of Tokens, There are no other creatures in the entire deck. Even according to some, besides all of Tappedout, Creatureless seems to be the better way out, as you could use Boardwipes w/ no regret, Asymmetrical Stax, & even HUGE amounts of Walker Shenanigans. But w/ 65 cards to cut, a lot of Walkers, in addition to several guidelines this time, I will have to show them myself:

  1. Incorporate an Artifact Matters engine (Maybe add more useful Artifice?) using Daretti, Ingenious Iconoclast, Saheeli, Sublime Artificer, or even Rowan Kenrith; the choice is yours.

  2. Would Cryptolith Rite be useful here as Infinite Mana?

  3. A Creatureless Infinite Draw Combo.

  4. Are there any noncreatures that protect both me & my Walkers? They are now considered separate targets entirely.

  5. Is there any noncreature at all that benefits from Mystic Barrier? Or is Dueling Grounds a better option/or are there better options?

HUGE set of Priorities if this deck needs them. 65 Cards to cut, & only little room for improvement/adds & precarious stuff to cut. That said, I still have a limit on budget (I can't even afford one card at $599.), that said, It would be interesting what you could throw into a CREATURELESS Superfriends Deck as well...

good luck, should you accept...

BMHKain on Sparky-chan's Undiluted Hatred to WotC

6 months ago

UPDATE: After making an alternate option for a cEDH Boros Deck, the Gauntlet is on for what cEDH Boros Deck is worth making more; & how to build it outside of just Stax/Prison; maybe I should do Value Town? You can check both my WIP cEDH Boros Decks to see is more worth the effort, & what to cut for to 100 cards.

For now, I still need ideas for the following:

3: Incorporate an Artifact Matters Engine by using either Daretti, Ingenious Iconoclast or Saheeli, Sublime Artificer. (or Rowan Kenrith; she's cool too.)

4: A creatureless 2 card(?) combo that creates Infinite Mana of any color with no Land Untap. (Should I put in Cryptolith Rite?

5: A Creatureless 2 card (??) Infinite Draw combo.

6: Any noncreature card that protects Me as the Player & My Walkers (They are now different Targets to choose.)

9: Mystic Barrier + A way to copy this spell (& maybe other similar stuff?).

So what are your opinions/ideas on these? These are vital for a deck variant like this one...

That said, any ideas? Remember, NO CREATURES.

evncrbch on The Heart of the Cards!

6 months ago

Ravenrose - Thanks for the advice! I opted for Mystic Retrieval over Archaeomancer since I can cast it off the top of my deck, but maybe it would be good to have another effect of that nature. Mystic Barrier could be something I'm interested in, though admittedly most of the people I play with are not particularly aggressive. Feather, the Redeemed is an interesting idea. I would have to determine if I think I have enough self-target spells to want her. Ponder and Rite of Replication are both great, thus why they're already in the list. Curse of the Swine is an option I am considering as a replacement for Divine Reckoning.

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