Harmless Offering

Harmless Offering


Target opponent gains control of target permanent you control.

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Eldritch Moon (EMN) Rare

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal
Limited Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pioneer Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal

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Harmless Offering Discussion

zapyourtumor on Grixis Pain

1 month ago

If you're in grixis, its probably better to go for controlling the game until you can land the combo rather than ramping up into the combo. Although this combo seems really hard to pull off, there are definitely ways to improve it.

You could try going for a reanimator build: Izzet Charm discarding a Vilis, then reanimating it and giving it to your opponent with Role Reversal or Harmless Offering (second one is more narrow, but it works even if your opponent has no creatures). Instead of Ob Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted, you can also use Underworld Dreams or Fate Unraveler (I see you already have Kederekt Parasite in maybeboard but the only red permanent you have is Nicol Bolas so its not great)

Tylord2894 on If a Enchantment with counters …

1 month ago

For future reference, you can surround a card's name with double brackets, "[", to link the card's image to the name (i.e. [ [ Harmless Offering ] ] without the spaces turns into Harmless Offering. This works sitewide.

To your question though, a permanent with counters does not lose those counters if someone else gains control of it through a Mind Control or Threaten type effect. In general, there are two ways a permanent can lose counters, effect removes them or that permanent leaves the battlefield.

Hope this helps!!

TypicalTimmy on Nine Luls

3 months ago

dbpunk, there is also Harmless Offering.

If they gain control of Nine Lives, then won't they lose the game once it leaves the battlefield?

Just remember, it has Hexproof. So Fractured Identity won't work. You can target it to give it to them, but once they control it I'm not sure you can target it anymore.

Now see, that is interesting... suppose, dbpunk, that you gave the Nine Lives you controlled and owned to me. Now I control it, but I do not own it.

I am technically your opponent, which means technically I can not target it with any spells or abilities due to it having Hexproof.

However, you are also my opponent... but you own the dang thing.

Are you still allowed to target it? Can I now target it since I control it?

Man, this is a whole can of spaghetti-o's we opened up here...

psionictemplar on Imagine a King Who Fights His Own Battles

3 months ago

For porting this into modern you could try something like playing a Stuffy Doll and give it to your opponent with Harmless Offering. Start blasting.

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

4 months ago

Mzuzi the Unlucky

Legendary Planeswalker - Mzuzi

Spells your opponents cast that target you or permanents or spells you control cost less to cast.

+2: Each opponent creates a 3/3 green Beast creature token. During each opponent's next turn, creatures that player controls attack Mzuzi the Unlucky if able.

+2: Target opponent gains control of Mzuzi the Unlucky.

-9: You get an emblem with "If you have cards in your graveyard, you can't lose the game." and "As long as you have 0 or less life, whenever you lose life, for each 1 life you lost, exile a permanent you control or a card from your hand or graveyard."


The static is based on Accursed Witch  Flip, the first +2 is based on Gideon Jura/goad as a mechanic, and other +2 is based on Harmless Offering as well as Gilded Drake-type effects. The ultimate is a mix of Worship, Phyrexian Unlife, and Lich's Mastery.

I couldn't really think of a green aspect, so I just gave everyone some beasts to attack Mzuzi with.

Can a hatebear not in white, not like Gaddock Teeg or Lavinia, Azorius Renegade, but no white, like

Also not like a Magus of Stasis-type deal or Magus of the Moon, but like Collector Ouphe (I'm aware is't Null Rod), Yixlid Jailer, Melira, Sylvok Outcast, Vexing Shusher (kinda?), Stigma Lasher, Eidolon of the Great Revel, Ash Zealot, Tunnel Ignus, Harsh Mentor, and Immolation Shaman.

hungry000 on Help finding interesting cards to …

4 months ago

aaron_the_great Here's a Bazaar Trader/Harmless Offering deck: $15 Harmless Offering. I made it budget since I've been doing that for fun lately, but if you want I could make an upgraded version (it would look fairly different).

keizerbuns on The Gift You Wish Would Stop Giving

4 months ago

Thanks Funkydiscogod and Kiran_M for the comments! After seeing all your really good cards suggestions, I think I'm going to make another Harmless Offering based around those cards and see which one I like better. Thanks again!

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