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Venser's puting people in detention. This will definetly find a place in my W/U control deck.
Posted By: DeFectiveDeity (9/25/2012 3:11:01 PM)


An Azorius guard stands watch at the freshly-captured b-ball essence of Charles Barkley.
Posted By: Ironsharp (11/8/2012 6:48:57 AM)



No one here has stated that this can be used as a MASSIVE Tutor combo card.

Think about casting this on YOUR OWN Blade Splicer, so now you kill your Sphere and all the sudden you just got 4 3/3 First Strikers and 4 1/1s.

Not good enough? How about Geist-Honored Monk? Anyone want 4 12/12 Vigilance and 8 1/1s ?

Sorry bro, but nobody has mentioned any mass tutor tricks because, well, this card doesn't work that way. A permanent is only a permanent when it is in play on the battlefield, otherwise it is a card. Detention Sphere only exiles permanents on the battlefield with the same name, similar to Echoing Truth. There is no search the library clause like on Eradicate. If it did work that way though it would be pretty broken like you said, but then the situations where you would want to use this card on an opponents permanent would drop significantly. Oh well, better luck next time ;)


You on the other hand just broke t... (see all)
Posted By: FirstPrime (10/23/2012 2:08:18 PM)


The other reason this is good is because you won't be seeing O-Rings in RTR drafts.
Posted By: Gcrudaplaneswalker (9/28/2012 10:27:48 PM)


It's a stronger O-ring with a more color-restricted cost. Fair enough.
Posted By: SirMalkin (9/25/2012 10:52:29 PM)


The reason I don't like this is because it almost totally obseletes Oblivion Ring. O Ring is a really powerful and balanced card, but this is almost always better (unless you've already played the permanent you want to remove). Like several other cards in the set, it seems like it is just redundant and encourages high market prices because it's a rare
Posted By: Superllama12 (9/25/2012 6:33:18 PM)



You know when your friend "O rings" your Reanimated Grave Titan, it's an annoying flick to the nuts. And that's why I both hate but also respect Oblivion Rings, because they are cheap exile in enchantment form with lots of protection in white. (ie. Greater Auramancy) And white needed them to keep up with the increasing shenanigans of the other colours.

But this card is a full-up, solid haymaker to the whole of your manhood.

Zombie/ Soldier/ Elf/ Eldrazi/ Wolf tokens: Gone

Isochron Scepters: Gone

Combo pieces: Gone

And they ain't coming back anytime soon, if at all.

I'm not angry, I'm just disappointed. hahaha!

Good card with a solid effect (grumble, grumble) and epic art. Fun fact: a Detention Sphere is shown in Azorius Justiciar's art.
Posted By: Eternal_Planeswalker (9/29/2012 8:09:43 AM)


Could be relevant with all the tokens running around. Side from that this is just an O-Ring.
Posted By: .Blaze. (9/25/2012 5:41:45 PM)


_____ will stay out of jail, thank you very much.
Posted By: tenkaze (9/30/2012 7:35:27 PM)


The young Arrester walked down the hall, his boots plodding on the polished stone floor. His mentor, a higher ranking Justiciar, walked ahead of him at a brisk pace.

"We're almost there," stated the Justiciar. The blue glow of the spheres came through the many doors that lined the detention hall. Each active sphere held a criminal, someone who had committed an egregious offense to the Azorius Senate or the people of Ravnica.

The Justiciar stopped abruptly in front of one of the gates to a detention chamber, turning on heel to face it. He pulled a clearance rune from his satchel and, without a moment's hesitation pressed the rune up to the gate. It flew up immediately and the two passed quickly through.

The young Arrester marveled quietly at the detention sphere. It was a perfect magical structure, an orb of justice designed to hold the guilty of Ravnica for as long as necessary.

The Justiciar cleared his throat. "Alright rookie... This citizen is guilty of gross misconduct and vand... (see all)
Posted By: oddmonk (10/3/2012 8:37:26 PM)