Sphere of Resistance

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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
Penny Dreadful Legal
Premodern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Sphere of Resistance

Artifact

Spells cost more to cast.

Rhadamanthus on Interaction between Animar, Soul of …

1 month ago

Some additional notes: To determine the total cost to cast a spell (or activate an ability), you start with the base mana cost after making all the necessary decisions (modes, targets, value of X, etc.), consider the effects of any additional costs (kicker etc.) or alternative costs (flashback, overload etc.), add the effects of any cost increases (Sphere of Resistance etc.) and then subtract the effects of any cost reducers (Animar etc.) and finally apply Trinisphere if needed (yes, it has a special rule all of its own).

The rules of the game do allow for a cost to be reduced to this way. If an effect only allows reduction to some minimum amount it will specifically say so (e.g. Heartstone).

Epicurus on I'm looking to build a …

2 months ago

Shattergang Brothers would make a very interesting Stax commander, if you have the cards to build it. Having said that, you'd be leaving out two of the best colors to use in Stax, but it wouldn't be impossible.

Is Jund Superfriends Stax even a thing? I don't know. But it sounds like something I'd personally try to build. Probably not even close to the best way to accomplish an Every-Garruk deck, but you know how I roll ;)

Combination Turbo Fog, Land Hate and Toxic Battleground, with the various Garruk incarnations providing the endless supply of tokens. Not a lot of Tax power without white or blue, but you could add all the classic artifacts, like Trinisphere, Defense Grid, Sphere of Resistance and so on. Add in Tangle Wire, Smokestack and so on. Black is by far the best Stax color anyway, and Jund is the second best land hate color combination next to Naya. This could totally work.

And then nobody will ever want to play against it. Ever.

TheOfficialCreator on Stax for salt

3 months ago

Lodestone Golem, Cursed Totem, Sphere of Resistance, Chalice of the Void, Thorn of Amethyst, Trinisphere (the Totem does shut down Lord High Artificer just fyi)

Icy Manipulator, Relic Barrier, and Pacification Array can tap your orbs and spheres to make sure you aren't locked down by them as well (this is really only relevant if you aren't running Lord High Artificer as your commander).

thefiresoflurve on Sounds About White to Me

5 months ago

If you're looking for help making cuts, the first step I would take is to look at your symmetrical stax pieces and see which ones hurt you the most:

Deafening Silence, Grafdigger's Cage, Containment Priest, Ethersworn Canonist, Hushbringer, Kataki, War's Wage, Leonin Arbiter, Rest in Peace, Sphere of Resistance, Spirit of the Labyrinth, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Trinisphere, Sanctum Prelate, Rule of Law, Thorn of Amethyst, whew I think that's all.

Of these, you want to look at the ones which most hamper what you want to do, or have negative synergies with other cards you run. You have a few cards that say "draw", so Spirit of the Labyrinth is IMO the very first cut you should make.

Another negative synergy I saw is Hushbringer and Authority of the Consuls. I like Authority a lot better since it synergizes with Heliod.

The next ones I'd cut could take one of two routes: so, I'm thinking of cards like Ethersworn Canonist and Sphere of Resistance. These kind of innately have negative synergy - if people are paying more for spells, they're less likely to be able to cast multiple spells in the first place, meaning the Canonist's ability is wasted. You should consider going for one type of effect or the other, not both. (I wouldn't run either symmetrically in mono-white, personally).

Council's Judgment can probably be cut - you have great enough removal without running it.

kataki definitely needs to go with how many artifacts you're running.

AstroAA on

8 months ago

As people in the thread said, if you really wanted your playgroup to hate you, things like Armageddon, Null Rod, Deafening Silence, Spirit of the Labyrinth, Rule of Law, Archon of Emeria, Angel of Jubilation, Thorn of Amethyst, Sphere of Resistance, Winter Orb, and Smokestack are all super fun cards you can run.

Rhadamanthus on I need some clarity... strive, …

9 months ago

Marshal's Anthem isn't a good example because the spell, itself doesn't have any targets. It's the "enters the battlefield" triggered ability that has targets. Let's use Comet Storm instead.

Hinata, Dawn-Crowned doesn't reduce kicker costs, but it does work with kicker cards like this because it reduces the total cost to cast the spell. The total cost to cast a spell is the base mana cost (or an alternative cost that's replacing the mana cost), plus any mandatory or optional additional costs (kicker is an optional additional cost), plus any cost-increasing effects (Sphere of Resistance, etc.), minus any cost-reducing effects (Hinata, etc.), and then applying effects that set it to a specific amount (right now Trinisphere is the only effect that does this).

So let's say you cast Comet Storm with X=4 and kicked 3 times because you want to have 4 targets. The total cost is then (base) + (kicker) - (Hinata) =

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