Personal Sanctuary


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
2012 Core Set (M12) Rare

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Personal Sanctuary


During your turn, prevent all damage that would be dealt to you.

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Personal Sanctuary Discussion

Kardonis on No Mercy for the Meek

2 months ago

Are you seriously not playing Lyra Dawnbringer in a deck filled with angels? Don't play sword of fire and ice, you're better off playing Sword of Feast and Famine for the better protection and effects, or maybe Sword of Light and Shadow for recursion. Don't run ancient amphitheatre with only one giant you fuckwit. You don't need By Force it's not great either. Boros Garrison is something you should probably run. I'm not entirely sure why you're running Personal Sanctuary like yeah it ignores manabarbs and sulfuric vortex, but it's not really worth it. Run something like Ghostly Prison instead. Also manabarbs is kinda iffy, great with Gisela, not really worth it otherwise. Also Helm of the Host goes infinite with Aurelia and is just a good card anyways.

kamarupa on Phyrexian Unlife/Solmenity

2 months ago

Scratch the Personal Sanctuary suggestion. I spaced, confusing it's relevance as I was looking at my own prison deck that runs it with Manabarbs.

kamarupa on Phyrexian Unlife/Solmenity

2 months ago

Prison decks are definitely played in Modern. I suggest you edit your description to say "modern" in every instance you wrote "standard" - they are not the same thing. Below are some spells that fit the theme. There are obviously many others. I suggest you try a deck search here on TappedOut for Modern Prison decks (use Advanced Search function)

Some spells to consider:

Removal: Oppressive Rays, Journey to Nowhere, Cast Out, Seal Away

Wincons: Starfield of Nyx

Creatures: Tragic Poet, Mesa Enchantress,

Lands: Scavenger Grounds

Other spells: Authority of the Consuls, Personal Sanctuary, Myth Realized, Nevermore

BMHKain on Soldier of Fortune, Boros' Final Stand

2 months ago

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landofMordor on Soldier of Fortune, Boros' Final Stand

3 months ago

Use Mistveil Plains and no other "put on bottom" effects. You can fetch the Plains via Arid Mesa or other Plains-fetches, since it has the subtype.

I said to use Comet Storm because it wins the game for you once you get infinite mana. It is redundant because you can win by any infinite-mana combo plus one burn-x spell, but since there are TONS of burn-x cards, you can put in multiple copies to have effectively 4-6 redundant combo pieces. Normal burn like Lightning Bolt is useless in cEDH, but infinite burn wins. For a "one combo, multiple paths", look at any cEDH Doomsday decks.

That is the only type of combo that matters in cEDH -- either completely lock out opponents for the rest of the game, or win the game immediately. To use a counterexample, your Personal Sanctuary + Wily Goblin + Pyrohemia combo is what's referred to as a "cute" combo: it's neat on paper and in casual, but in cEDH games it stinks because it doesn't win; all it does is kill weak creatures that true cEDH decks don't need by turn 5 (which is when you'd untap after casting Pyrohemia). You should be WINNING by turn 5 in cEDH, not just killing utility creatures.

Here's why the Lantern and its friends are bad: it costs 1 card (itself) and 5+ mana to use. Its benefit is putting a card into your library. That's pretty okay if you're going to do Sunforger shenanigans, but it's TERRIBLE for anything that's not an instant (such as the Gamble "combo"), because at that point there's no upside. Are you seriously hoping to shuffle your library and maybe draw the card you put onto the bottom of your library? That might work in casual, but it's a much weaker game plan in cEDH, when you could be spending that card and that mana on something like Vandalblast, which costs the same mana to overload, but I'd argue it is a much better use of mana. And that's just the first example I could think of. The Plains is good because it takes a land slot, not a spell slot, and can net-GAIN you mana as its worst case.

All the Fork things are bad, since they're only good if you have a good target and extra mana, at which point you should be winning already. Disrupt Decorum is fine, but is bad against combo decks (like most cEDH decks).

Void Winnower only affects your opponents.

You don't need anything to pull from exile. Why waste a card and a mana on re-buying a win condition when you could just play a second win condition? Also, there's no such thing as good lifegain in EDH unless it's part of an infinite combo -- as you said yourself, plain burn is bad in cEDH, and none of your opponents care about your life total when they're just going to win with Laboratory Maniac.

Kjartan on Auras

3 months ago

One of the most powerful mechanics you can play with aura's is simply hexproof.

Also, what does Personal Sanctuary do for you :/

BMHKain on Breaking Boros cEDH style is ...

4 months ago

Firesong & Sunspeaker Humiliate cEDH.

Commander / EDH* BMHKain


And yes; the name was meant to be a shoutout to a Doctor Who episode that's a Tour de Force as well; though the Azbantium part might be a spoiler... X/

Before we start, I'd like to give out a shout out to DespairFaction for supporting this (albeit) even harder cause to do than Boros Stax.

According to him (I think...?), this kind of deck needs stuff to slowdown opponents before they get the upper hand. Since Firesong & Sunspeaker is known for Red Nonpermanent Lifegain via Burn, I wanted this to be the primary clause. Actually, all this time, my Prime Directive is to Promote Boros from its current highest tier from 3 to 2.5 at worst. To add upon the Red card idea, I do not want White stuff promoting Lifegain as it doesn't promote enough Burn in return. I already have quite a lot of X-Burn, but no other consistent burn as well. That said, bottom line: I would love to see stuff in Boros Colors that can lockdown certain strategies in cEDH. If you can find any, even if it's an Artifact, don't be afraid to post it in the link above.

In fact, Just With Neheb, the Eternal, Aetherflux Reservoir, Pyrohemia, Personal Sanctuary & Mark of Asylum, 50 can overkill anyone, while you & your creatures stay intact.


BMHKain on

4 months ago

@Suns_Champion: Tried to put in Generator Servant, but T/O database didn't recognize it for me. XP What I mean by the query was that there was one card/combo (Whichever it was.) that bypassed whatever ruling stuff like Spiritualize couldn't. But you'd have to halt the combo before you deck out while immolating foes, & gaining life; and when all foes lose before deck out, it's too late. BTW, I found this out via Reddit. A RW deck, in Commander as a whole, without Sunforger?! That might be an interesting idea... Considering your deck is "Casual" (Kind of...), right now it only seems fair to call this so far, "Core" (In-Between Casual & Hardcore.). I'll check the decks later. I have to pull off a Sorin Markov currently.

@DespairFaction: Hmmm... Cards that slowdown others... Well, Manabarbs might work with Personal Sanctuary, but what to use when it's not your turn? I'll see what to cut for Rule of Law; I got to add basic lands at some point... Alms Collector could easily shut down X Draws, I approve. I suppose Stranglehold does need an Avian Menace working for the God-Pharaoh to ally with...

Thanks guys. I'll see what I can do...

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