Rule of Law


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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
Tenth Edition (10E) Uncommon
Mirrodin (MRD) Rare

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Rule of Law


Each player can't play more than one spell each turn.

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Rule of Law Discussion

APPLE01DOJ on Disappearing Act

1 day ago


I'd also consider Disallow, like Squelch it hits fetches but also gives you a bit more interaction.

Perhaps splash white for Rule of Law or just use Trinisphere?

SynergyBuild on Guru of Sac

1 day ago

Wait... what stax do you run? Stax is general, tax (Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale, Sphere of Resistance, Suppression Field), hate (Scavenging Ooze, Stony Silence, Aura Shards), sacrifice (The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale, Smokestack), tapping (Root Maze, tanglewire, and Winter Orb), and land destruction (Ruination, Armageddon, etc.)

You run some sacrifice effects, maybe 6 that only affect creatures, but stax here is super light, you sure you know what stax is?

(P.S. occasionally Gaddock Teeg, Rule of Law, etc. are also considered stax because they stop players from playing cards, similar to a harsher tax effects, and also mass, repeated discard like Sadistic Hypnotist, and some random effects like Spirit of the Labyrinth and Chains of Mephistopheles)

TyxTu on Wait for it...

3 days ago

Thanks Icbrgr for the vote and suggestions I especially love the Academy Ruins and the other suggestions. My only question however is why Rule of Law over Curse of Exhaustion? Is it based on mama curve?

StopShot on Alesha's Prohibition: Bears and Staxes

1 week ago

@Gorbak, I'm not a stax expert, I'm just relaying what cards I've encountered that have made things challenging for me. Usually your focus is to hit your opponents hands and resources as well as their board-state. Alesha likes playing a lot of cheap spells, so those limited land-wipe cards would probably hurt a lot on your opponents without hurting you. It's important to know what disadvantages your deck can get away with more than your opponents decks and then once you figure that out you try to exploit it as much as possible.

A lot of stax decks I go against will usually stick to a synergy that really goes out of control if left unchecked. Synergies like: Contamination + Bitterblossom. Smokestack + Assemble the Legion. Chains of Mephistopheles + Anvil of Bogardan. Winter Orb + Stoneshaker Shaman. Desecration Elemental + Assault Suit. Rule of Law + Knowledge Pool. Creating any of the following locks can lead to the table easily losing the game if not answered appropriately. Getting those nasty locks usually requires lots of tutor effects like Demonic Tutor to maintain consistency.

Demarge on Wrong side of Heaven

1 week ago

Dragon Mage can allow you to draw and refuel, if the playgroup is more fun focused maybe use Curse of Opulence, Lotus Petals for all but that one guy.

Possibility Storm is a "fun" little card that makes decks focused on making a combo and casting from hand a lot harder to pull off (especially if you throw in a Rule of Law effect as well), while also not really effecting the plan of kaalia putting down threats, your spells of each type also for the most part share similar effects.

The new set also brought with it some pretty good pseudo tutor or card draw effects, though the Doom Whisperer might be a tad pricey atm there are plenty of other rwb cards that are plenty strong, like the new tagic giving protection to your creatures from burn based removal or Price of Fame being a Murder with upside.

Sgtpopnfreash on Tana and Tymna Blood Pod - Primer

1 week ago

I think Yisan, the Wanderer Bard should be replaced with Chord of Calling. Chord of Calling with an Eternal Witness is an instant speed win condition at 15 mana that can be split into 2 turns. It works around Rule of Law effects even better than Yisan, the Wanderer Bard in my opinion and can be used to achieve value faster than Yisan, the Wanderer Bard can. Yisan, the Wanderer Bard takes 6 mana to get a 1 drop over 2 turns, Chord of Calling can get a 3 drop for the same amount of mana.

Icbrgr on Turbo Fog (Legacy)

1 week ago

I do have one more thing to point out about Ethereal Haze and that is that it doesnt specifically prevent combat damage but rather ALL damage a creature could do including ping effect from Grim Lavamancer; giving a little bit more reach with the fog spells...Im not really familiar with the Meta of Legacy... but if Storm is there Rule of Law can bolster Leyline of Sanctity as well as just negate the opponents additional draw to stop them from dumping there hands making Black Vise more effective if you go that route... Good luck I hope you find a way to make Turbofog work out for ya in Legacy... Im working with it in Modern myself with fringe success.

SynergyBuild on To Hell and Back

2 weeks ago

I think you may want of have a copy of Natural State in this deck, as it hits the main two worst stax pieces for the combo, Sphere of Resistance and Torpor Orb, as well as Damping Matrix, but no one runs Damping Matrix. If you see some Blood Pod, though it won't hit Pod, it does work against many of their cards from Rule of Law/Eidolon of Rhetoric to some of the prior mentioned stax pieces, all at instant speed for a single .

I would most likely drop Thought Scour, because that card is the worst cantrip in the deck and only really is useful for Laboratory Maniac.

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