Detention Sphere


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ravnica Allegiance: Guild Kits (GK2) Rare
Return to Ravnica (RTR) Rare

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Detention Sphere


When Detention Sphere enters the battlefield, you may exile target nonland permanent not named Detention Sphere and all other permanents with the same name as that permanent.

When Detention Sphere leaves the battlefield, return the exiled cards to the battlefield under their owner's control.

Detention Sphere Discussion

chadsansing on Alela, Artful Destroyer

5 days ago

Pretty sweet! I'm also thinking of a build with Monastery Mentor and Cathars' Crusade . Maybe Soothsaying and a few prison effects (like Ghostly Prison or Propaganda ) or enchantment-based removal spells, as well (like Detention Sphere or Banishing Light ).

Have fun!

Kjartan on Dovin Holds the Gate

1 week ago

I would honestly play 4x Plaza of Harmony over 4x Maze's End . Maze's End is slow and not great in multiples.

You seem to be very standard focused, but since you seem to be on a budget, and since you need a lot of gate support, I don't have many suggestions.

I do have Explore and Detention Sphere though.

LordKunai on Tuvasa - An Enchanting Evening

3 weeks ago
Approach of the Second Sun + Omniscience or Dream Halls + card draw | Win

Earthcraft + squirrels nest | Infinite 1/1 Squirrels

Solemnity + Decree of Silence | Counter ALL opponents' spells

Solemnity + Dark Depths | Instant 20/20 flying, indestructible

Rest in Peace + Energy Field | Prevent ALL damage from opponents

Enchanted Evening + Aura Thief + Flash or ( Alchemist's Refuge or Leyline of Anticipation ) | Steal ALL permanents

Enchanted Evening + Calming Verse | Destroy ALL opponents' permanents

Enchanted Evening + Opalescence + Parallax Wave | Exile ALL opponents' permanents

Opalescence + Parallax Wave + Oblivion Ring or Detention Sphere | Exile all opponents' nonland permanents

Demarge on U/W Control

1 month ago

ok, casual format it is then (you can manually change the format in the deck edit pretty much at the top, being tagged in the wrong format also makes the suggestion system not work properly), my questions were more to figure out what I can suggest for upgrades and less actual questions to build as I have U/W control (what I got edition).

For a bit of a power boost both Narset, Parter of Veils and Ashiok, Dream Render dig you over halfway down to recast that same approach, Fact or Fiction will dig you even deeper and most casual groups no one has any clue how to make a good pile. Ponder is a beast of a cantrip compared to Opt in digging for that 2nd sun.

Now if you're in casual and it's multiplayer, Soul Snare can do wonders in keeping people from attacking you. you have the depute, but why not just have the Detention Sphere so you don't board wipe it?

Speaking of board wipes Planar Cleansing will destroy everything and Day of Judgment is 1 mana cheaper, sure you have a kind of chance to bounce a moat back to your hand or gain some life off the other board wipes, but wiping everything or being lower cmc are overal just better.

now more counterspells are rather strong, Spell Pierce and Dispell can directly protect your approach, but just a simple Mana Leak , Dovin's Veto , or Syncopate can greatly aid you in stopping some non creature things you don't want to happen Dismiss can also be rather spicy as it's just the 2 most common choices of Cryptic Command locked together.

Nathanaiel on Tezz Gifts

2 months ago

I mean, you are playing a deck with access to both black and white. There are unlimited options for removal. You can go for slightly expensive but catch-all options like the classic Oblivion Ring , or even Detention Sphere . You can go for cheaper (and instant) kill spells in black, where classics include stuff like Fatal Push . I used to even play Faith's Fetters in a UW Gifts Tron list. You could also always consider Anguished Unmaking .

Generally, the best option is to diversify so you can Gifts Ungiven for (at least) 3 different spells that all solve the problem at hand. This requirement is kind of loosened by running Snapcaster Mage / Mission Briefing / Torrential Gearhulk .

Hemigidius on Estrid, of the Many Faces

2 months ago

Enchanted Evening is a card that is on my watch list for being cut, when it works it's awesome. But with some of my favourite wincons and recursion engines Opalescence and Starfield of Nyx it kind of blows up all of my lands. I think Detention Sphere may take it's place. Thoughts?

multimedia on Brago - Where did my cards go?

2 months ago

Hey, nice budget Brago deck, lots of interesting interactions.

Mana efficient budget cards to consider adding:

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Gateway Plaza
  • 2x Plains
  • Homarid Explorer: this type of opponent mill can be dangerous in multiplayer Commander because the graveyard is a major resource for many decks.
  • Senate Griffin
  • Skyscanner
  • Turn to Mist
  • Armillary Sphere
  • Renegade Map
  • Chromatic Armor
  • Wings of Aesthir
  • On Serra's Wings

I offer more advice if you would like. Good luck with your deck.

JKRice on Esper Mentor - Please Help :)

3 months ago

Dovin's Veto . Forgot about that one. Amazing card, maybe split 2/2 with remand?

For the sideboard, here are some random suggestions that might be good.

2x Surgical Extraction . you have a lot of destroy and discard, so in bad matchups a turn one discard into extraction is crazy good. You can also hit fetches, so that’s fun.

1x Detention Sphere . This would hit things like Rule of Law or Damping Sphere that make it hard to turn your creatures into big threats by spamming spells.

1x Thoughtseize, 1x inquisition of kozilek, 1x collective brutality. Into combo matchups these do some serious work. Actually, in to any matchup except graveyard stuff they aren’t good.

1x Supreme Verdict in case they are out-boarding you with threats.

2x Nihil Spellbomb (and maybe 1x Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet ?) for some graveyard hate. Kalitas is especially good into decks like dredgevine that want lots of creature deaths. Ashiok, Dream Render would also work here.

2-3x Timely Reinforcements . This card is just mega broken.

1-2x Kaya's Guile just because it’s a good card. You probably don’t want more than four or five graveyard hate cards though.

I think Stony Silence is your best option into artifact decks, but I’m not sure.

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Detention Sphere occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.14%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%