Dissipation Field

Dissipation Field


Whenever a permanent deals damage to you, return it to its owner's hand.

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Set Rarity
Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Dissipation Field occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Dissipation Field Discussion

DerektheRed on Ideas for a Kynaios and ...

2 months ago

"Hug It Out" ? "We love you to death" ?

Four colors means your build options are actually pretty diverse, tho group hug is always at least a sub-theme. I run a landfall deck with them, so Tatyova, Benthic Druid, Sakura-Tribe Scout, and landfall triggers in addition to group hug. Recently added Chulane, Teller of Tales for landfall but also more card draw.

If you go heavy on draw with group hug stuff like Temple Bell / Dictate of Kruphix / Well of Ideas but also cards like Rhystic Study and Consecrated Sphinx, you can potentially win out of nowhere with Psychosis Crawler and to a lesser extent Chasm Skulker.

If you want more group hug stuff, there's no end of enchantments (Aurification, Fight or Flight, Dissipation Field) and artifacts. (and you can put Zedruu the Greathearted in there!) Lots of new-ish group hug cards like Coveted Jewel that get passed around the table.

Lastly, since you're currently emphasizing 'attack them not me' cards like Edric and Gahjji, I'd consider Marisi, Breaker of the Coil and staple cards like Assault Suit. Obviously, Marisi is a little more aggressive / less group hug... If you want to go that route you could throw in Dictate of the Twin Gods or similar.

Happy brewing!

Fleda on Bruna, Light of Absolution

2 months ago

Just looking there are a few cards that jump out at me (again, feel free to ignore anything said here)

Dissipation Field - Ideally you want to be stopping things from hitting you, not stopping them from hitting you again. It's a neat card, but possibly one that could be cut.

Lavinia, Azorius Renegade - I don't know your meta, so I can't speak to much, but how many cards is Lavinia stopping?

Jace Beleren - There are better draw spells at three. There are better card drawing planeswalkers at three. If you want a similar card Narset, Parter of Veils find control pieces and auras better than Jace.

Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip - Your deck is light on instants and sorceries, might be hard to get the intended value out of Jace.

There are other sideways upgrades that can be made. If you really want to find room for that Windfall, Mulldrifter is sorta doing the same thing, for example. Any of your control pieces can be come any other control pieces (Karmic Justice could go in for any other removal card).

morbad1 on Pramikon, the Taxing

3 months ago

If you're looking for more pillow I'm always a fan of Dissipation Field - it really works well against Purphoros, God of the Forge et. al. I also like including Maze of Ith or cards like it to discourage people from paying the tax to hit you with something big. Lastly I really like Sun Droplet to help recover from incidental damage (especially if you're only getting hit from one side because of your cmdr)

K1ngMars on "Library.exe has stopped working" | Phenax Primer

4 months ago

Thanks for the comment, GrinningGrebe!

I knew about this interaction, but there's a low chance to actually be forced to bounce Talisman of Dominance and Underground River back to my hand, since I can always circumvent the problem by tapping them for colourless. As a two colours deck, I have a small chance to be actually colour screwed, so I can "afford" losing colour from those two aforementioned cards.

Regarding ETB creatures, it's true, I am kind of helping my opponents. Anyways, in my playgroup, when I have Dissipation Field on the board, I rarely get attacked, unless the attack itself it's lethal. So I guess I'm being lucky?

Propaganda on the other hand, whilst being a stronger card, gave me the opposing result, often getting me killed faster. Anyways, it is a good substitute for the Field, so I'd recommend swapping it around if you can (and your playgroup doesn't kill if you play it).

GrinningGrebe on "Library.exe has stopped working" | Phenax Primer

4 months ago

I don't know if you figured it out yet, but Dissipation Field has a bad interaction with sources you own dealing damage to you, namely Underground River and Talisman of Dominance . Its trigger is symmetrical, bouncing them to your hand.

In addition to this point, in my experience ETB creatures are the core of EDH gameplay and, more often than not, giving another trigger to them is not the optimal play. Is your experience so much different ? I see you swapped out Propaganda too.

NivStormfront on The Perfect Storm: Mizzix EDH |Primer|

4 months ago

DivineKhaos Cards I would consider swapping out for Force, Crypt, Diamond and Remora would be Prophetic Bolt , Dissipation Field , Insurrection , and Blatant Thievery . Bolt is a bit clunky, Dissipation Field isn't super useful, Insurrection is super situational, and Blatant Thievery doesn't help you reach the decks win con.

I think it got accidentally removed in this list, but I do run Lightning Greaves in this deck. Additionally, this deck runs a swath of counterspells, even more in the cEDH version, and those are usually enough to protect Mizzix.

Narset, Parter of Veils wouldn't be a bad addition, but I can't think of anything I would cut for her. Every non-instant or sorcery in this deck needs a really good and synergistic reason for being in, and while Narset can slow down opponents and filter some cards, I'm not sure I'd put her in. But she's worth a test

bossomus on Wheelin' & Dealin' (Damage)

5 months ago

Hey king-saproling!

Kederekt Parasite is definitely really good, and you've kind of convinced me on it.

With regard to what I took out, I decided that even though Dissipation Field does nonbo with Spiteful Visions , that it provides enough of disincentive for people attacking me that I'm okay with it. I also left Nin, the Pain Artist and Niv-Mizzet, Parun in the deck as they are really powerful cards which can jump me ahead a lot. With all of the duel lands I have, I have never been unable to cast Niv, and I also just think that Nin is good since she lets me sink mana into her if I don't have to counter something after a turn cycle. Lastly, I left in The Magic Mirror as it can provide a lot of card draw and value, and most of the time, I can cast it for not that much.

I did end up taking out Kess, Dissident Mage , Bone Miser , Prosperity , and Sphinx's Tutelage though. I agree with you on Sphinx's as it really only feels good in a 1v1 for mill. Kess and Bone Miser both felt like a mana sink which I always felt bad about since they only mildly synergize with the rest of my cards and require a lot of investment up front. Lastly, Prosperity just never felt as good as a wheel since everyone gets to hold their cards except for me.

Thanks again for all your help!

precociousapprentice on Elsha, Retaliate!

6 months ago

I tried Dissipation Field in a Sen Triplets deck. People attacked me just to reuse their ETB value creatures.

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