Sphere of Safety


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander (2016 Edition) Uncommon
Return to Ravnica Uncommon

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Sphere of Safety


Creatures can't attack you or a planeswalker you control unless their controller pays X for each of those creatures, where X is the number of enchantments you control.

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Sphere of Safety Discussion

Neithael on Atraxa, the Anhedonist Overseer and The Syn

2 hours ago

I run Marchesa's Decree as a better (in my opinion) Phyrexian Arena and before you flew off saying how fool I am, let me explain:

yes, Marchesa's Decree cost one more but:

  • It pays for itself right off the bat (having my Phyrexian Arena Naturalized too often in my taste is making me feel angry)

  • It isn't black mana hungry (well, this deck is a four color deck afterall)

  • It somewhat protects my planeswalkers from token massive army

  • It doesn't cost me life over time

The story for Codex Shredder is different:

this little artifact can totally hose an end of turn Vampiric Tutor and the like.

Bonus point: when i got "infinite" colorless mana (with the Rings of Brighthearth and Basalt Monolith combo), i can retrieve my entire graveyard in my hand.

The mana rocks are here to help me ramp so I can lockdown the game much faster.

Sphere of Safety isn't that central to the deck: I prefer greatly Moat + Humility lockdown

cornpie987387 on Grand Arbiter Cheap IV

10 hours ago

You probably want to hit edit and change deck type to commander so it doesn't say your deck is illegal. While I am at it, I will pelt you with some of my personal favorite U/W cards I know of. Like Daxos of Meletis. Since your using blue and white together, you have to make use of the blue and white cards as they are generally better than mono-colored cards.

Let me see here. Air Elemental is outdated, try Pristine Skywise instead. Its WAY better for one more mana, and you can be invincible when you cast!

Cobalt Golem is kinda gross, I like Ascended Lawmage its ten times better! (because he can already fly and cant get hit with abilities)

Glacial Crasher is ok. If you have him for trample I understand. If not Shipbreaker Kraken hands down. (Because he can be stronger for the same cost and tap out cards)

Glacial Wall is ok. But one of the all time best white and blue cards is Wall of Denial so scrap it for that. (Because its 1 tougher and enemies cant hit it with abilities)

Icatian Infantry? Try Deft Duelist

Tandem Lookout? Swap for a Curiosity

Blessed Reversal pales in comparison to Dazzling Reflection

I love Sphere of Safety but your deck needs to be well near 80% enchantments for it to be worth it. Dissipation Field is more up your ally. People wont attack you when they know there creatures get sent right back.

Other than that, your well on your way! With the number of flying creatures you have, its worth noting that Stormtide Leviathan can mean you win the game. So if you add anything, this and Wall of Denial are your two best bets.

If you have any questions, white and blue are my favorite colors so hit me up!

DrFishyNo on Atraxa Superfriends

16 hours ago

I'd suggest having only one copy of a certain Planeswalker (i.e. only one Liliana, one Gideon, etc.) in order to avoid the Planeswalker uniqueness rule. Liliana, the Last Hope is great in Standard, and pretty good in Modern, but if you're playing multiplayer EDH she's kinda just meh. Yeah, her ultimate can get out of hand, but speaking as a fellow Superfriends player, you have a pretty big target on your back already, and a Lili ultimate is probably gonna draw the hate of all your friends pretty quickly.

Take out the mana dorks. Noble Hierarch doesn't really make sense to have in the deck since the Exalted trigger is useless. Birds of Paradise can stay, but I'd probably fill it's spot with something like Glistener Elf or Blighted Agent for other win-conditions.

I'd suggest dropping the Signets and going for Chromatic Lantern instead. Fixes all of your mana permanently.

I think having Demonic Tutor and Vampiric Tutor are more relevant than Idyllic Tutor and Enlightened Tutor. I also suggest dropping most of your enchantments, especially Greater Auramancy and Sphere of Safety. You don't really run enough enchantments to warrant both of those cards, unless you were gonna play something like Enchanted Evening, but I feel that takes away from the efficiency of the deck. Instead, I'd add in Parallel Lives, since it doubles up on your Doubling Season effects.

Add more infect creatures. They synergize so well with proliferate, Doubling Season and Inexorable Tide. Plus, 10 Poison counters kills in EDH, so shortcutting wins is pretty great.

You need to have The Chain Veil

Eternal Witness + Venser, the Sojourner means you get to repeat tutors, get back planeswalkers, wrath the board, etc.

Inspiring Call is kinda meh. Ditch it for something more relevant.

entheogeneral on Atraxa, the Anhedonist Overseer and The Syn

20 hours ago

Questions: why are you running Marchesa's Decree, Codex Shredder, and so many mana rocks? I think your deck would be better with more enchantments to replace those, especially because Sphere of Safety would work better. It's your deck, do what you want, I would just make some different decisions...

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on Karona's Kindness (Super Budget)

1 day ago

Vow of Flight, Vow of Wildness, Vow of Lightning, and Vow of Duty to prevent your own commander from swinging back into your own face while still being an offensive powerhouse. Assault Suit also fulfills this role.

Prismatic Geoscope is a great budget way to massively ramp out in a 5-color list.

Sphere of Safety, Propaganda, and Ghostly Prison are all ways to protect yourself against other players, especially when you're gifting them your commander.

Commander's Sphere is great at fixing your mana, and popping it for card draw is always useful lategame.

Tempt with Discovery is a nice group hug card that helps everyone ramp out, but mostly you. The fact that it can grab ANY land, and not just basics, is critical in a 5-color decklist.

JararoNatsu on Make This Deck Modern-Legal?

2 days ago

Hi all!

I have a W/B Enchantments deck, and currently I run 2x Daxos the Returned in it. Now of course, since Daxos is from Commander 2015, he is not Modern Legal. However, he plays a pivotal role in the deck, as I use the tokens he generates to boost Sphere of Safety.

Basically, can anyone think of a worthy, Modern-legal substitute for this card? I myself cannot think of something, and so I look upon others to assist me. I can't quite find something that fits so perfectly, but unfortunately Commander sets aren't legal in Modern and so I am stuck in a predicament.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

Worldf1re on You Can't/Won't Hit Me

4 days ago

Not sure if you'd need these, exactly, but I think they're worthy of some consideration: Chronomantic Escape, Sphere of Safety, Witchbane Orb, Imperial Mask, Aegis of the Gods.

acht_deck_manager on What life?

5 days ago

Just some thoughts in case they help build off of what Immortalized said or provide any other useful things to look at:


There are a lot of other draw cards too that you might consider:

And countless more. In a deck like this though there's a lot of value to be had in something like Phyrexian Arena since 1 life per upkeep is no biggie with Oloro around


Here's some other good removal to think about:

Slow Down Taxes

Here are some cards that can really halt your opponent's aggression:

Taxing Creatures

Some other creatures worth mentioning that tax an opponent's life:

Other Notables

Here's some other cards that are worth noting:

  • Pristine Talisman combos well if you have Oloro out (Tap to gain life, spend the mana to draw the card and cost each opponent 1 life)
  • Baleful Strix can be great utility in this kind of deck
  • Reliquary Tower Is always great in draw decks

Additional Thoughts

One card I'd definitely recommend ditching is Azor's Elocutors.

Other cards I see that I'd consider removing if it was me:

I used to play an Oloro deck as well (albeit it with a very different affinity ) using a ton more artifacts and some fun combinations around Darksteel Forge and Nevinyrral's Disk . He's a great commander and a lot of fun. I hope you enjoy the deck and can find something useful in any of my suggestions.

Good luck and happy hunting!

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