Runed Halo


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
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Rare
Shadowmoor (SHM) Rare

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Runed Halo


As Runed Halo enters the battlefield, name a card.

You have protection from the chosen name. (You can't be targeted, dealt damage, or enchanted by anything with that name.)

Runed Halo Discussion

aogoli on Serras Descendants

2 months ago

I believe Brave the Elements is better than Archangel Avacyn  Flip. And following Brave the Elements idea you could think of Voice of All .

To make the game last against aggro strategies you could use Ratchet Bomb as your holy hand grenade (it can get rid of tokens the same turn you cast it, or creatures with converted mana cost 1, 2, 3, relatively fast), or else, you can use Sunscour , although I would put it in the sidedeck because you may play against decks wihtout cratures -thats why i prefer Ratchet Bomb -.

You can also use Runed Halo on yourself. It can prevent black cards with "sacrifice" mechanics, or prevent the damage of a creature full of auras, and help with repetitive red cards focused on life damage.

I recommend Angel of the Dire Hour , and make sure you have 4x Resplendent Angel , after all, they can decide the game all alone. You can also have more Shalai, Voice of Plenty if you think it is necessary, although Voice of All with deathtouch ir more elegant.

Between Akroma, Angel of Wrath , Avacyn, Angel of Hope , and Iona, Shield of Emeria you should use 2x or 1x Iona, Shield of Emeria .

And thinking only about mechanics i would put a extra color on the deck to use at least 1x Devout Invocation , Cabal Ritual , or Dark Ritual .

Adding an extra color you could also think to exchange all your artifacts for board wipe strategies like Akroma's Vengeance , Merciless Eviction along with the Brave the Elements strategy (to save your creatures). And maybe Profane Procession  Flip, Kaya's Guile and Vindicate .

You could also find better lands to match this deck. You are only using "plains". I know it demands some researching, but you gonna have to do it sooner or later.

After this you could focus on a sidedeck against discard, blue counter, or something else. Like Luminarch Ascension , which is already there, and more cards related with the graveyard.

heckproof on Sideboard help for W/U Terminus

2 months ago


First off, thanks so much for the reply!

I have considered Runed Halo for some time now, in both builds of W/U Control (I recently switched my build to a more current one, which is good because I hadn’t gotten around to foiling anything but some of the lands.) the main reason why I haven’t is because of vanity. I absolutely despise the art on Runed Halo . It’s almost hilariously ugly, and the fact that such a miserable artwork is on such a great card hurts me physically. I will absolutely run a Runed Halo in the side if they give it a reprint with non-Kithkin cleavage art.

kamarupa on Mono-White Soldier

2 months ago

There's not really much in the way of mana ramp for white outside Tron lands or Mox stuff, so I do suggest running a full set of Ballyrush Banneret . Typically, as tempting as 4+ CMC mono-white spells are, they're pretty much unplayable in Modern. Try to get your AVG CMC to 2 or less and only include maybe 4 spells at 4-5CMC, and those should preferably be creatures so you can take advantage of Ballyrush.

Great all-around mono-white spells: Brave the Elements , Path to Exile , Return to the Ranks / Immortal Servitude , Oblivion Ring / Journey to Nowhere , Oppressive Rays , Honor of the Pure , Thraben Inspector , Knight of the White Orchid .

Sideboard Spells: Leyline of Sanctity , Stony Silence , Runed Halo , Disenchant , Celestial Purge , Blessed Alliance , Pithing Needle , Elixir of Immortality .

I'm not seeing any reason to run Snow-Covered Plains. On Thin Ice would take advantage of them.

APPLE01DOJ on Sideboard help for W/U Terminus

2 months ago

Runed Halo

It's versatile and honestly I've ran U/W with it MB. Never once regretted it. It's a good catch all.

BrandonJamesCAC on Pillow Fort

2 months ago

Love these builds. Nice job.

I like to run the 4x Spreading Seas

2-3x Runed Halo

2x Porphyry Nodes

Tron is everywhere right now. The seas is one of the best enchantments anyway because it cantrips.

Plus 1

bradc1988 on Azorius Control Enchantments

3 months ago

First up Propaganda isn't modern legal. I'm also unsure what Thought Scour and Cloudstone Curio actually do for the deck, so they seem like easy cuts.

It seems a little slow at the moment, you won't drop anything meaningful until T3. I think 4x Wall of Omens fits very well to have early board presence and draw. 1x Heliod, God of the Sun would also be a good include.

I think 4x Runed Halo would be better than 4x Psychic Corrosion , maybe include 1-off if mill is your alternate win-con. 2x Wrath of God or 2x Supreme Verdict may be better than Oust to help against aggro.

Another sideboard option: 1x Greater Auramancy

Caerwyn on Does Runed Halo Targets?

5 months ago

Demarge's prediction has come to fruition - I am moving this over to Q&A for the reasons I mentioned on your other Runed Halo based thread. Based on your creation of a new thread, I am assuming you got your answer from this one, so I chose an accepted answer in addition to moving this.

Caerwyn on Another Runed Halo question

5 months ago

In the future, please use the Rules Q&A section of the forum when you have questions about cards, card interactions, or rules. That section has some added functionality, such as the ability to "Mark as Answer" a post to indicate your question has been resolved. I have taken the liberty of moving this thread to the appropriate location.

To answer your question, you cannot name a pure token with Runed Halo . By that, I mean you cannot name "Saporling" or "Marit Lage" as a token.

There exist cards such as Rite of Replication which create token copies of real cards. In such a case, since there is an underlying card, you can name that card and will receive protection from those token copies. There are also cards that make tokens with the same name as an existing card--such as Sparkspitter with Spark Elemental . In such a case, you could name Spark Elemental and will have protection from the token as well.

Here is the Gatherer ruling from Runed Halo's page:

You must choose the name of a card, not the name of a token. For example, you can’t choose “Saproling” or “Marit Lage.” However, if a token happens to have the same name as a card (such as “Shapeshifter” or “Spark Elemental”), you can choose it.

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