Aven Riftwatcher


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Eternal Masters (EMA) Common
Planar Chaos (PLC) Common

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Aven Riftwatcher

Creature — Bird Rebel Soldier


Vanishing 3 (This permanent enters the battlefield with three time counters on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter from it. When the last is removed, sacrifice it.)

When Aven Riftwatcher enters the battlefield or leaves the battlefield, you gain 2 life.

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Aven Riftwatcher Discussion

captainamerica on Pridemate's Soul and Spirit

4 months ago

It's a bit of expensive for the impact, but it's possibly playable? I still think you should play Aven Riftwatcher. As a control player, I advise you to remember that life total generally doesn't matter to most players, including when you gain life. It's pretty easy for a control or combo deck to disassemble you right now. I've recently been sideboarding Leyline of Punishment against soul sisters. Not only that, but even Night of Souls' Betrayal eliminates almost all of your enablers. Storm is likely to outpace this, and that's the most likely high tier deck you're likely to see, as it's the cheapest.

captainamerica on Pridemate's Soul and Spirit

4 months ago

I don't want to come off as aggressive, but have you ever seen the tier 1 burn lists? not a single flyer to the deck. Also, 3 cmc is a very high cost for a 2/3 that dies to bolt. I would take that trade any day as an opponent. Not only that, but you have 20 enablers for life gain, but only 8 payoffs. As for flyers, I'd rather play Aethersphere Harvester or Aven Riftwatcher. At least riftwatcher will get me some amount of payoff for dying.

kingofcramers on pauper suspend

4 months ago

I like this deck a lot already, but it needs focus. I would cut all the extra shit like sea gate, compulsive research, ramp spells, and into the roil, then increase the core of the deck to all 4 ofs (I'm looking at you, Jhoira's Timebug). Also, since the bug can add time counters, maybe something like Aven Riftwatcher or Keldon Marauders could be good (I know these are off color).

Honestly I think going into red could be strong because of Rift Elemental, and the only really strong green card in the deck is Durkwood Baloth and that could easily be a splash. Plus, red opens up bolt, which is nice interaction.

I'm digging it tho keep brewing

lagotripha on WHITE

4 months ago

I feel like more sac outlets and more creature theft are a good plan, with a sideboard designed to swap in for those creature theft cards. Bazaar Trader oddly enough looks like it will underperform compared to a creature to sac to choker. I'd give some thought to Spawning Pit, Timely Reinforcements, then depending on what your overall list looks like, Ashes of the Abhorrent, Aven Riftwatcher, Witchbane Orb/Orbs of Warding and Pious Evangel  Flip.

RedDeckTries on MonoWhite

6 months ago

I think you'll want to up your lands to 23-25. Blighted Steppe/Kabira Crossroads help you out. Aven Riftwatcher is also a very good creature, it only last a few turns but is great for them, and I like Nyx-Fleece Ram. Survival Cache is a way for you to draw cards.

lagotripha on Heaven and Hell

7 months ago

Too many dead cards in the current list. Pick a strategy and go all-in on it. You don't win matches by being sorta good at two things sometimes.

You can cut lightning greaves , summoning and soldier, run Indulgent Aristocrat, Blade of the Bloodchief and Vampire Cutthroat for an aggro/lifegain strategy that lets you focus on getting black mana turns 1-2-3 then white can be tapllands without losing too much.

Alternatively, build around Heartless Summoning, with more cards in the 3/4 slot (Aven Riftwatcher, Bygone Bishop Eidolon of Rhetoric and Eldrazi Displacer coming down turn three in multiples is devastating), and acceleration like Pentad Prism to ensure you can get them onto the field. You can also put resto back in, run lots of etbs.

This can also help a vampire tribal plan built around stuff like Forerunner of the Legion seasrching for Blood Baron of Vizkopa and Bishop of Rebirth.

If you want archangel of thune's effect, but are running less Kitchen Finks effects, then Drana, Liberator of Malakir.

There are also demon tribal options if you want to go an angels/demons route, with Blood Speaker posessing immense Heartless Summoning synergy.

Auramancer, Heliod's Pilgrim and Ironclad Slayer all point towards an aura strategy, but it is far too easily disrupted to generate the card advantage it needs.

lagotripha on Orzhov White Black Extort

8 months ago

Traditionally, Soul Warden and Martyr of Sands is the key lifegain combo in white in modern.

That said, W/B ETB triggers give some powerful option with the existance of cards like Eerie Interlude and Ghostway, card advantage in cards like Dusk Legion Zealot and powerful hand disruption like Tidehollow Sculler and Sin Collector, with a 'flicker lifegain' archetype being very playable. It also opens up Aven Riftwatcher value- this card is remarkably effective.

Good luck with testing- Caves of Koilos is relatively inexpensive and really helps with the mana.

lagotripha on

9 months ago

Servant of the Scale/Simic Initiate? Sits a little better with the hardened scales plan in my testing, but still solid.

That said, this deck is a lot more midrangey than my brews. I'd honestly feel worried playing it without a stronger disruption/lifegain package. Perhaps Gristleback/Aven Riftwatcher and maindeck Scavenging Ooze/Spike Feeder

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