Deflecting Swat

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Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander 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
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Deflecting Swat

Instant

If you control a commander, you may cast this spell without paying its mana cost.

You may choose new targets for target spell or ability.

TheOfficialCreator on Wurm of the World-Tree

2 weeks ago

EnbyGolem thank you! It actually tends to work out pretty well in practice, with explosive turn 6s as the norm (I recently drew 30 cards and flung 30 power's worth of wurms at my opponent on turn 6), but it is a bit weak to exile, so I'm looking into ways to stop that (probably things like Deflecting Swat). I'm glad you like it though!!

amarthaler on EDH Ganax, Astral Hunter & Guild Artisan

4 weeks ago

Update!

In: Unexpected Windfall and Shunt

Out: Seize the Spoils and Deflecting Swat

Trying to smooth out the mana curve a bit more. They're basically the same spells, just cheaper or more effective (Shunt vs Deflecting Swat).

Jett2112 on Tulzidi Caravan

2 months ago

Reinforced Ronin is good for helping with metalcraft too, good rec! I might keep Zurgo Bellstriker in too for a density of 1 drops.

Containment Construct also good for metalcraft and it's a 2/2 with card advantage so yeah another perfect rec for this deck.

Valakut Awakening  Flip I took out a while ago because too often it just is 3 mana draw a card. so its a low impact spell or a tapped land. It's better for combo or control decks.

Efreet Flamepainter Maybe one day if there gets to be more instants and sorceries but now I don't think theres enough spell density at 9.

Deflecting Swat is good when I activate Subira, Tulzidi Caravanner's ability discarding my hand then somebody casts removal before my 2 power guys can deal damage.

Smuggler's Copter has been in there because if all opponents have blockers it's a way to fly over for damage and card advantage. I Think you are right tho and it's low impact compared to some other recs.

Possibility Storm the angle is that it will prevent just about any combo from being cast. Additionaly I can be pretty sure that when I cast a 2 power creature I will get a 2 power creature while my opponents playing combo and control sit with most of their hand dead. My assault combo can actually be assembled piece by piece during a Possibility Storm whereas most combos involving instants and sorceries such as the dreaded Tainted Pact, Demonic Consultation, Natural Order or Brain Freeze cannot play around the chaos.

Dolmen Gate is useful when opponents have too many blockers. In my current meta however the "creature power 2 or less can't be blocked" ability on Subira, Tulzidi Caravanner is enough to make sure key creatures can attack while not dying to blockers.

Harmonic Prodigy and Savage Beating... good points. plus Harmonic Prodigy adds triggers to Immolation Shaman, Prophetic Flamespeaker and Seasoned Pyromancer...

SufferFromEDHD on Tulzidi Caravan

2 months ago

Reinforced Ronin is a clear upgrade to Zurgo Bellstriker.

Containment Construct = Conspiracy Theorist #2 if necessary.

Dwarven Mine and Sokenzan, Crucible of Defiance create bodies efficiently.

I know you aren't a fan of etb lands but... would Valakut Awakening  Flip be worth a spot? Instant speed card filter/draw is nifty.

Deflecting Swat needs to be in the main. Your deck relies on your commander and this effect protects the fragile synergy. Unless you know something I don't Smuggler's Copter does not belong in this list. It cost an attacker and it does not utilize Subria's ability.

Efreet Flamepainter I'm not sure if you are running enough to justify this but the few that you are would be brutal if they were doubled. This deck can guarantee combat damage.

Possibility Storm what's your angle with this card in this strategy? Are you able to weather the chaotic storm better than other strategies?

Would Dolmen Gate be overkill or useful to the strategy?

Not suggesting this but more an observation... Harmonic Prodigy grants double triggers. If it interacted with more than just the commander it might be worth a spot but as of now it's just a fun fact. Perhaps Savage Beating for double triggers and a potential game ender?

Jett2112 on Carah Approaches with Pyromantic Intent

2 months ago

I agree with your decision to exclude Deflecting Swat and Lightning Greaves since they are cards that say your "planning for the worst" (which is even dumber than regular planning). I think a better way to make sure Syr Carah, the Bold spends as much time as possible on the battlefield is to max out on rituals like Desperate Ritual, Pyretic Ritual and Mana Geyser. Maybe also max out on mana positive rocks like Mox Diamond Grim Monolith Mana Vault and Grim Monolith. At 36 lands you could almost swap any mana positive spell for a land and probably run a bit smoother and faster. I know those are big money cards but I see that Lion's Eye Diamond

+1 for embracing the battlecruiser / glass cannon aspects of Syr Carah, the Bold!

DawnsRayofLight on Mountain Lady Stomps the Yard

3 months ago

Shivan Harvest, especially if you can add in some token producers

Might as well add in Wasteland and Dust Bowl

Deflecting Swat is almost a necessity, Red Elemental Blast can help a lot too.

Dwarven Hammer,

dragonstryke58 on Deflecting Swat against Zur the …

4 months ago

Unfortunately, you won't be able to use Deflecting Swat on the ability of Zur the Enchanter as the ability does not have any targets.

Zur the Enchanter simply allows its controller (not target player) to search their library for an enchantment card (not a target enchantment card) and put it to the battlefield. Nowhere does it explicitly say target which is what Deflecting Swat requires.

Also, since the enchantment enters the battlefield directly, it is not cast as a spell and does not target either. It is simply attached to a permanent it could enchant. This is one of the ways to bypass shroud as well.

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