Mystic Barrier


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

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Set Rarity
Commander 2013 (C13) Rare

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Mystic Barrier


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.

Mystic Barrier Discussion

xaarvaxus on Zedruu, Giver of Chaos

2 weeks ago

Some other good group hug cards are Jace Beleren , Victory Chimes , Minds Aglow and Death by Dragons .

More pillowfort style cards; Web of Inertia , Smoke and Mystic Barrier

The vow cycle; Vow of Lightning , Vow of Duty , etc are great for incentivizing people to attack and attack someone other than you.

dragonstryke58 on What happens when Pramikon, Sky ...

3 weeks ago

@Neotrup, Rhadamanthus

That's good to know. I hadn't thought of Mystic Barrier so when I looked at the ruling for Pramikon, Sky Rampart I thought it was accurate.

Rhadamanthus on What happens when Pramikon, Sky ...

3 weeks ago

@dragonstryke58: That rulings note for Pramikon, Sky Rampart isn't written in the best way. It only holds when there are more than two players still in the game. It should have been written more like the rulings note Neotrup found for Mystic Barrier .

For additional reference, this question was also addressed in a recent Cranial Insertion article (3rd question from the top).

Neotrup on What happens when Pramikon, Sky ...

3 weeks ago


I believe that is an oversight that was just assuming normal multiplayer play. Mystic Barrier has the same rules text (with the addition of the word "last" due to it's ability to change directions) and the following ruling:

10/17/2013 If two Mystic Barriers are on the battlefield with two different chosen directions, you may not attack a player or planeswalker unless that player or the controller of that planeswalker is the opponent seated nearest you in both directions. (This happens most often in two-player games.)

Chesu on Pramikon, the Taxing

3 weeks ago

Thanks for commenting SynergyBuild! I did already have Mystic Barrier and Spark Double in here, but I'll try to fit in Helm of the Host and Sakashima the Impostor later tonight.

SynergyBuild on Pramikon, the Taxing

3 weeks ago

If you use any of the following, no attacks are allowed:

Sakashima the Impostor on Pramikon, Sky Rampart - Name two separate directions for each Pramikon clone, no attacks are legal.

Spark Double - same as Sakashima the Impostor

Helm of the Host - similar to Sakashima the Impostor , but you make token copies.

Mystic Barrier - similar to Sakashima the Impostor , but it isn't a copy, just the same effect.

carpecanum on Budget Zedruu

1 month ago

Mystic Barrier is another good defense card in multi-player. Even if you give it away you can only be attacked by one player.

Illusionist's Gambit might also be a good fit

Meekstone , Cowardice , Assault Suit (maybe) and Stuffy Doll

Instead of just harming an opponent, many cards from a group hug deck would work as well

Azeworai on Long may she reign *Optimized*

5 months ago

Politics are very important for this strategy. I'd highly recommend Null Chamber , as I see it as the pinnacle of alliances, turning off two players' commanders whilst teaming up with another. Debt of Loyalty is also fun, as well as Tragic Arrogance . For what you're trying to do, Mystic Barrier seems to be the best of options. Solitary Confinement and Worship are good for staying around, too. Peacekeeper is also hated and helpful.

Good luck with pillow fort.

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