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I had a deck many years ago that was blue/white and used a blue enchantment that made players pay 2 colorless to attack. I can't remember the name of the card, but it was around Mirage, no later than Urza block. I also had Kjeldoran Outpost and Thawing Glaciers.

The main concept of the deck was to get out the mana generating diamonds from mirage, then blow away the lands with Armageddon and keep the opponent locked out of attacking for a while.

This card is stuck in my head and I can't seem to find the name of it anywhere. I remember seeing it reprinted as a white enchantment sometime ago as well.

If anyone knows what this card might be, please let me know the name. I have not found anything via searching so far.

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This question is too localized. This isn't a vote-to-close, though, because I think there's probably an easy fix. – Alex P Mar 13 '12 at 19:22
Alex, what do you mean? This was driving me crazy and I couldn't figure it out on my own and figured the community would know, which they did. – Waddler Mar 13 '12 at 23:17
"Too localized" is defined as "This question is unlikely to ever help any future visitors; it is only relevant to a small geographic area, a specific moment in time, or an extraordinarily narrow situation that is not generally applicable to the worldwide audience of the internet." I think the current formulation is specific enough that it's unlikely to help other users, particularly because they're not likely to search for the thing that gets them here, but a light edit -- maybe just a name change? -- is all that it would take to remedy that. – Alex P Mar 13 '12 at 23:32
Hey @AlexP, I received a "Notable Question" badge for this question. – Waddler Feb 19 '14 at 21:58
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You're thinking of Propaganda from Tempest, which came out right after Mirage.

Ghostly Prison is the white version and Collective Restraint is a close cousin designed for multicolor-happy decks. (There's also the rather terrible Koskun Falls.)

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Yes!!! That was it. (A much delayed) Thanks. – Waddler Apr 29 '13 at 21:56
There is also Dream Tides from Visions which has a similar effect: – Nick May 28 '13 at 10:06

You're right, a version was printed in white. Here's the cards you were thinking of:

More options:

  • Windborn Muse - If you want a body not an enchantment.

  • Norn's Annex - Could be a weaker or stronger version, depending on your opponent.

  • Collective Restraint - Domain Version. If you play 3+ basic land types, even better.

  • War Tax - In late game if you have lots of mana, can really lock your opponents down.

  • Peacekeeper - Drawback: Also locks down your creatures, has upkeep cost. Upside: Hard lockdown.

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Peacekeeper only has a normal (not cumulative) upkeep. – machineghost Mar 4 '14 at 6:12

More recently, there is the enchantment Sphere of Safety from Return to Ravnica.

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In addition to the ones mentioned above, there's also Elephant Grass, which unlike the others has a cumulative upkeep (making it harder to keep around), but which trades that for costing just G, making it a perfect card for the Enchantress decks in Legacy.

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