Reverse Damage

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ninth Edition (9ED) Rare
Seventh Edition (7ED) Rare
Classic Sixth Edition (6ED) Rare
Fifth Edition (5ED) Rare
Fourth Edition (4ED) Rare
Revised Edition (3ED) Rare
Unlimited Edition (2ED) Rare
Collector's Edition (CED) Rare
International Collector's Edition (CEI) Rare
Limited Edition Beta (LEB) Rare
Limited Edition Alpha (LEA) Rare

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Reverse Damage

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.

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Reverse Damage Discussion

precociousapprentice on Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control

1 month ago

I had considered both. War's Toll is a card that can give incremental advantage, but it is really a forcing move. It is not really dissimilar to Winter Orb in how it feels when played, and it actually discourages attacking. When someone wants to maintain some defense, they have to abstain from any attacks to accomplish that. When someone wants to preserve a utility creature, they have to abstain from any attacks to protect it from blockers. It was counter to the decks optimal play. Reverse Damage is definitely a little limited. I have played Reverse Damage, Awe Strike, and Riot Control for a short time for each of them. Riot Control turned out to be the best of the bunch in the meta that I used it in, but even then, aside from an extra Fog that kept me from losing, it also never won me a game. I used that slot for better cards for this deck. I do appreciate the suggestion, though.

BX223Hunter on Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control

1 month ago

Have you previously considered War's Toll? Or Reverse Damage as part of the Sunforger package? Is reverse damage too limited with it only "countering" one source?

Enemyinsid3 on Kitchen table deck help?

1 month ago

this is the deck I need help with.I just wanna make it better. It was loosely based on managorger hydra back in Origins.

Shadowdarkraity on Selesnya Deck (First Deck)

3 months ago

And what do you think of Reverse Damage? I like the card but idk if it would be the best thing to add. Especially since I already have 63 cards

ohmless on Life Swap - Life Steal

10 months ago

thinking samite ministration might be a tad weak despite its synergy with your commander. Maybe replace it with the Pariah+Stuffy Doll combo, Eye for an Eye, or Reverse Damage?

Maybe for board wipes instead of using day of judgement using Divine Reckoning, Cataclysmic Gearhulk, and/or Tragic Arrogance. Also this is the first deck I have seen with blue that doesn't have Cyclonic Rift as a one sided board wipe.

I like city of brass, but as your budget increases consider a Mana Confluence to replace it or along side it?

+1'ed

precociousapprentice on Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control

1 year ago

Looking to increase the cards that either discourage attacks against me or come as surprise swings, as well as trim some things that were underperforming.

Out:

Assemble the Legion - Too slow. I want turnaround wins. This doesn't do that, and places a target on my head. May need to add another wincon though.

Chaos Warp - Finding I don't play it when I have it. Taking away their options is often counter to the strategy of this deck. Leaving them to overcommit or develop, while laying low myself, leads to my opponents taking each other out. My offense is often letting their offense develop and be used against everyone but me. When I do choose to intervene in their development, I want it to be final, with no upside for them. This is counter to that.

Oblation - Same as Chaos Warp.

Isochron Scepter - Many times a dead draw, and when it comes into play it is less impactful than I want. It also creates too much worry over my board state any time I play it. Counter to my strategy.

Silence - Not the impact I was hoping. Proactive counter does not work the way I wanted. I want turnaround after their deck does what it is supposed to, not just delaying their playing their deck.

Wild Ricochet - Many times a dead draw, many times too expensive, rarely as impactful as I wanted.

Lapse of Certainty - I often let things through because I want them to be used against my opponents, I don't want a target on my head, and I want to use those things against their controllers. I sit on this card too much.

Foreboding Ruins - Almost always an ETB tapped dual with no upside. I can do better.

Secluded Steppe - ETB tapped plains that I rarely Cycle. No combos to take advantage of it.

In:

Temple of Malice - Upside that Foreboding Ruins didn't have.

Temple of Triumph - Replaces Secluded Steppe. Still ETB tapped, but now a dual and with an extra upside of Scry instead of Cycle.

Mystifying Maze - Another Maze. Leads to attacking elsewhere or to overcommitting. Encouraging both is exactly what this deck wants.

Gossamer Chains - Essentially another Maze.

Gift of Estates - Smoothing out the early game, ensuring land drops.

Karmic Justice vs. Martyr's Bond - I will cycle both. Redirecting targeted removal at my opponents would be good. Adding the chump block Rattlesnake of Martyr's Bond may or may not make up for the extra cost.

Some combination of Fogs such as:

May Consider:

Academy Rector - Just a simple Rattlesnake tied to a tutor. Would potentially be great.

False Prophet - Another Rattlesnake card tied to a boardwipe. May be counter to the strategy, but the Rattlesnake may be worth it.

mikey1 on LifeGain-V4

1 year ago

hi I suggest Children of Korlis Dazzling Reflection Path of Bravery Serene Steward Soul's Attendant Serra Avatar Sunbond Ordeal of Heliod Reverse Damage Chalice of Life  Flip and Suture Priest. I tried to keep the suggestions budget but if you want better cards that are less budget like Alhammarret's Archive and Boon Reflection go check out my black and white life drain

mikey1 on Budget Lifegain first deck

1 year ago

hi i have a life drain commander deck its not budget but there are some good cards for relatively cheap YOUR PAIN MY GAIN (Life Drain EDH) i also recommend Children of Korlis, Awe Strike and Dazzling Reflection and even maybe Felidar Sovereign also Cliffhaven Vampire maybe Reverse Damage and Suture Priest.

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