Deflecting Palm

Deflecting Palm


The next time a source of your choice would deal damage to you this turn, prevent that damage. If damage is prevented this way, Deflecting Palm deals that much damage to that source's controller.

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Set Rarity
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Deflecting Palm occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.01%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Deflecting Palm Discussion

alexon1000 on Boros Burn

3 weeks ago

Gracco Thanks a lot for your feedback, I think we are definitely on the same page as to what the deck should be, a few thoughts on your points however:

  • I think Searing Blood is a must on this decks sideboard? I think, my BEST possible turn 2 against lets say mono green or gruul or mono black would be searing blood + attack with Monastery Swiftspear .

-Same for Smash to Smithereens ? except its actually even better

- Deflecting Palm for now the meta is quite diverse in non competitive play that i think is fun to have

-Ok on the -1 Titan's Strength , its just a one off i like to have because theres a fun combo with Boros Charm and prowess, but I actually think x2 Shock is better than x2 Lightning Strike .. its a cheaper way to set off prowess, if this was a 12 creature burn deck i would agree and even think about Skullcrack , but I think this deck is strongest when turn 2 is and turn 3 its hitting with one or more monastery swiftspear or Soul-Scar Mage , hence go for the 2x shock 2x lightning strike, and I need to think about setting off spectacle as cheaply as possible if needed..

-Unfortunately if I want to run the Wizard's Lightning efficiently I need to have all the wizards i can get, and i think soul scar is better than viashino as it is one mana and has an ability that can be useful recurrently as opposed to the one off 2 damage. That said runaway steam kin is a great card that I play in my standard mono red deck.

-Im worried about the damage coming from this mana base.. hence my doubts on the ruins. Could I maybe only run 2 Battlefield Forge ? I find myself that sometimes against aggro decks i end up killing myself with the mana base and Eidolon of the Great Revel

-Ill think about throwing in one or two more exquisite firecraft, i agree its an awesome card against control, and may I say a very satisfying way to win the game :D

Esperkyde on Fioran Politics

1 month ago

Two of my favorite cards ever you may want to consider adding are Deflecting Palm and Master Warcraft .

Deflecting Palm will make anyone regret ever attacking you with a beefy creature and Master Warcraft sort of fits the theme of playing Queen imo.

Nice list by the way I'm glad to hear everyone gets a bit of enjoyment out of your deck.

Long May She Reign!

VAR0K on Jeskai monks

1 month ago

the Opt is definately replacable by a Boros Charm , coming to the Deflecting Palm it would be a good idea to swap out 2 for the Azorius Charm (to be fair hadn't even looked at the azorius side of things).

The lands and 3 colors are pretty new to me and I already had the idea I was flooding too much, so some intergration of the above named spells would definately work well there too.

Thanks for the massive and great input!

Caerwyn on Can Turn Aside counter Deflecting ...

1 month ago

Deflecting Palm does not target, so you will not be able to use Turn Aside to counter it.

Argy on Can Turn Aside counter Deflecting ...

1 month ago

If an Opponent chooses to deflect damage from one of my Creatures, can Turn Aside counter Deflecting Palm ?

Muglacious_NiceFaceToad on Cards that buff opponents creatures

1 month ago

Oh I like Blood Lust , Mutiny , Rally the Righteous , Auger Spree , & Nameless Inversion .

I have been thinking about Duelist's Heritage & Bloodthirsty Blade , I have always wished Assault Suit could be equipped to opponents creatures. I am unsure about the Vow's, every time I have played them I haven't gotten much value. If they were instants I may like them better. I am going to test out Bloodthirsty Blade to see if sticking around ends up having more value for me.

I wish running green worked, Berserk is perfect! Generous Patron & Gahiji, Honored One could be interesting too.

Definitely Arcbond ! I forgot to list that one above. I recently found out how good it works with Radiate ! And some kind of damage prevention.

My commander is Queen Marchesa and deck link,The Game of Houses (Daes Dae'mar).

I am running Repercussion , Deflecting Palm , & Boros Fury-Shield in my doubling deck as they allow damage to go from 2X - 4X. Doubling deck link -The bigger they are, the better they fall. They used to be the same deck but they recently split.

Thank you all for the suggestions!

NecroPony on Cards that buff opponents creatures

2 months ago

Duelist's Heritage can trigger on opponent's turns, and can effectively double their power. Although you lose black, Gahiji, Honored One was the first thing to pop into my head. Also, Deflecting Palm might be worth a look.

MJS154 on dragons

2 months ago

VAR0K, while Dragon Tempest is great in your opening hand, running only 2 of them isn't consistent enough. 4 would be optimal.

The fastest possible scenario you can have a dragon out is Turn 3, which is the same as my deck actually lol. The problem (in my opinion) with this deck is consistency. I can't stress this enough. You dragons are spread out so that you can't be sure what you'll draw. Glorybringer would be awesome here, replacing Skyship Stalker .

I would reduce differently named dragons, consolidating into 3-ofs and 4-ofs. Getting more big mana creatures out would be good too. If you cast Everflowing Chalice for 2 mana, that nets you one mana per turn, uncolored. Running Generator Servant or Satyr Hedonist both give you 2 mana for the same cmc, one of which enables haste. Gen Servant giving haste is a good piece of redundancy here, in case you can't get Dragon Tempest . Skittering Surveyor nets you 1 extra mana for a 3 cmc creature, which again can be replaced with Generator Servant or Satyr Hedonist .

Deflecting Palm is one of those cards that'll screw you no matter what lol! And yeah, Satyr Hedonist is an underrated gem in my opinion.

I hope I don't come off too antagonistic towards you or your deck. This is one of the few deck types that I know anything about, so I love to help!

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