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While Oblivion Ring is in your hand, Vedalken Masterminds you control have "2WU, T: Exile target nonland permanent."
Posted By: ViashinoWizard (5/17/2013 11:33:19 PM)


"Detention Sphere is rated lower than this even though it's much more useful. Strange." - Lifegainwithbite

Detention Sphere costs 1WhiteBlue, Oblivion Ring costs 2White. Oblivion Ring wins hands down for the casting cost as it is significantly easier to cast.
Detention Sphere can target multiples of the same permanent... Oblivion Ring doesn't. Detention Sphere wins but this use case of being able to target multiples is usually rare (the use case does becomes less rare in multiplayer games though where you have more time to cast a 1WhiteBlue card).
Detention Sphere cannot target Detention Sphere... Oblivion Ring can target Oblivion Ring. Oblivion Ring wins for the shenanigans it can create.
Posted By: Kragash (10/15/2013 10:51:24 AM)


IMHO, O-ring is the best white removal available. For 2White O-Ring gets rid of not just creatures, but also Planeswalkers, artifacts, other enchantments (including other O-rings!) which is very hard to do with other spells, especially in other colors, without a major drawback. Its cost often messes up your tempo if played early, but if you absolutely have to get rid of something immediately (Wellwisher anyone?) it's well worth it. And, of course, you can always hold it and wait to play it at just the right moment, such as removing that last blocker for the win attack or sending that huge creature your opponent just played to oblivion.

The major disadvantage is that it remains on the battlefield and can get bounced or burned itself, and will trigger any enter-the-battlefield abilities of both the card removed, and other cards already on the battlefield. Also, it's an enchantment, so it can only be cast during your turn, and can't be used in combat or in response t... (see all)
Posted By: CorkBulb (7/14/2012 1:15:42 AM)


Why does everyone think that Worldfire and O-ring is such a good combo? Worldfire is like nine mana and O-ring is three, so that's twelve mana to win the game... If that's all you can do with twelve mana then Standard must be really boring.
Posted By: wholelottalove (9/29/2012 6:39:26 AM)


I love people posting about combos with this card.

it's o-ring. it doesn't need combos. it's the swiss army knife of removal, if swiss army knives were made of swords and apache helicopters.
Posted By: TherealphatMatt (7/19/2012 10:17:40 PM)


I don't make many white decks without this card anymore. I consider it a white staple in decks.
Posted By: OmnipotentOne (7/22/2012 1:43:43 PM)


You're playing white. You want some extra creature removal, with the potential to get rid of other troublesome permanents. Along comes Oblivion Ring to save the day.

It's not too expensive (though not so cheap that it's an auto-include); it hits everything but lands; and it exiles - the best kind of removal. Very lovable. As an additional upside, it can be recurred up by Sun Titan if you happen to have them in your deck (I know it's often the case with me).

In regards to the O-Ring vs Det-Sphere debate, Det-Sphere is arguably better than O-Ring when you can easily account for its multicolor mana cost. Often they'll simply perform the same role, but occasionally you'll get some card advantage out of the equation, which justifies its inclusion. However, Det-Sphere obviously requires a UWx deck. O-Ring doesn't mandate the inclusion of U sources - so it's much more versatile when construction decks.
Posted By: JaxsonBateman (1/28/2014 11:45:37 AM)



You misread the rules update. The new rule refers to the new template for Oblivion Ring-type cards like Banisher Priest, not Oblivion Ring itself. From the update: "It's important to note that this new style of ability won't appear on older cards. Oblivion Ring will continue to do what it does. No older cards are changing."
Posted By: Zher0 (7/12/2013 6:01:36 AM)


Your playing {W}? You better be using this card. I love this thing, 3 cmc says screw your planesy, fat thing, broken artifact whatever if its not a land its gone. Ya its not forever sometimes, but it does its job and then some. This is a truly legendary card, it will used long after it finally falls out of standard, but I dont see it leaving anytime soon. If your splashing blue, meet his cousin Detention Sphere. Removal at its best, 4.5/5
Posted By: Spockawitz92Y (4/15/2013 7:13:45 PM)


I used to hate this card. Now that I actually use it, I'm glad to see it back.
Posted By: SyntheticDreamer (7/5/2012 8:38:04 PM)