Deflecting Palm

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Deflecting Palm

Instant

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.

9-lives on Igne Natura Renovatur Integra

1 month ago

Also, in one other round of games, they kept on removing Deflecting Palm from my hand. I guess they saw it as a greater threat than any of the other cards in my hand.

9-lives on Igne Natura Renovatur Integra

1 month ago

Icbrgr Haha, I'm glad you asked. I was so close to winning with Deflecting Palm, multiple times, but yet the opponent kept on sending my basic plains to the graveyard, thrice, with his eldrazi. If I had only one chance of using Deflecting Palm, I would have won.

Icbrgr on Igne Natura Renovatur Integra

1 month ago

how well did 4x Deflecting Palm perform in the main?

wallisface on Boros Burn

1 month ago

There's a good article on running burn at various budgetary levels here. If you do end up running stuff like Shock, Monastery Mentor, Vexing Devil, Lightning Strike, Deflecting Palm, Risk Factor, Rip Apart etc, then by all means live your dreams, but do be aware you'll be running a brew that is strictly worse than what you could be for that same budget. Rip Apart, Monastery Mentor, and Shock in particular are all terrible cards for burn and will make it a LOT harder for you to reliably win games (Rip Apart is at least playable in the sideboard).

In any case, you should definitely take on the advise of jethstriker and fix up the manabase. Burn generally needs 20 lands to begin with (so your land count is too low at the moment), but then you should always be aiming towards lands that don't enter tapped. Even Clifftop Retreat is too risky to be useful, and you'd be better off just playing all-basics than either that or Evolving Wilds. Battlefield Forge is a really good budget option for providing two colours.

9-lives on Boros Burn

1 month ago

wallisface ah sorry, I didn't check the price of swiftspear. And, yes, I've seen Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer used in a lot of older burn decks. It's a good 2/1 for generating treasure tokens early in game. I'm thinking of keeping Monastery Mentor in the sideboard just in case. And many times and occasions Deflecting Palm has won me games, and would have won me games, if I were to have it. For instance, an opponent dropped an Emrakul, and if I hadn't used my Deflecting Palm earlier, I would have simply used it against him and won.

wallisface on Boros Burn

1 month ago

Eidolon of the Great Revel is a great staple in Modern burn decks, and often a must-have.

Conversely, both Soulfire Grand Master and Braid of Fire are terrible for burn. Burn wants a game to go quickly, and neither of these cards help with that. Soulfire Grand Master doesn’t really threaten the opponent at all, and burn never wants a game to go long enough to have 4+ mana available for that ability… the card is super-bad. Similarly, burn is intended to be so quick and low-to-the-ground that Braid of Fire does nothing for you, it just robs you of a turn & card wasted casting it.

Looking at the rest of the list, I would suggest to ditch Shock. 2 damage is too low to be useful. Rip Apart is also super-bad because it can’t hit-face. Likewise running any more than 1-2 copies of Deflecting Palm is excessive… the card really isn’t that good and is better as a sideboard option.

Top tier boros burn already exists as a pretty-solved concept, i’d suggest looking at what’s being played at the moment here.

jarncards on destroy build destroy

2 months ago

id probably start with cutting Glorious Anthem, Duelist's Heritage, Strionic Resonator, Sunforger, Navigation Orb, Defiant Strike, Deflecting Palm, Night's Whisper, Rakshasa Debaser, Shakedown Heavy, Hoarding Ogre, Imperial Recruiter, Inferno Titan, Wingmate Roc,

Combat Calligrapher will get you killed ,

Tori D'Avenant, Fury Rider is fair if you go the exalted route, idk about tokens,

maybe Tuktuk Rubblefort, you could always useUrabrask the Hidden instead

Throw in a random Tainted Strike. It probably wont be too hard to kill hit for 9 with a single creature.

legendofa on New hubs to be added

2 months ago

Metalcop The Aikido hub has gone through several name changes. It's intended to cover effects that turn an opponent's cards and effects against them, including damage redirection, theft, clones, etc. They're similar enough that I think a single hub covers the full idea, but the name has had some controversy. Do you have any suggestions?

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