Cradle of Vitality

Cradle of Vitality


Whenever you gain life, you may pay (1)(White). If you do, put a +1/+1 counter on target creature for each 1 life you gained.

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Set Rarity
Commander 2013 (C13) Rare
Shards of Alara (ALA) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Cradle of Vitality occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Cradle of Vitality Discussion

Lanzo493 on Pay-to-Play

1 week ago

Some of the cards you're running you may run into problems with as you test your deck out. Gifted Aetherborn is great in formats like standard, but in Commander it's harder to make use of a small creature that doesn't impact life totals very much. Perimeter Captain has the same issue. If someone is attacking you, it's probably because they have the advantage in the combat step so blocking once with your defenders before they die won't help a lot. Wall of Essence and Souls of the Faultless have the same issue, although out of all of them the souls of the faultless seems like the best if you were to keep one. Serra Avatar can be chump blocked and you have no way to reliable give her lifelink, so she's a big card that doesn't do much. Student of Warfare really doesn't seem to fit the lifegain theme of your deck. Axis of Mortality doesn't seem to fit your deck either. If your deck is working right, you will have the highest life total. So why change it with someone else? And there isn't much advantage to swapping opponent life totals either. Fatal Push just doesn't cut it in a format like commander with big finishers. Same with Summary Judgment. I'd take out Cradle of Vitality as well since your deck mostly about triggering small incidental pieces of lifegains and not huge swings of it.

I suggest removing these cards just so you can have more lands. A good rule of hand I use for commander is that you run 32 lands + 1 land for each color + 1 land for your commander's converted mana cost. For you, that'd be 36 lands. This is very flexible, btw. I would suggest Rogue's Passage being one of those lands because your commander can get very big. You can just kill somebody with those 21 points of commander damage if you'd like. Two other great cards are Bloodchief Ascension and Phyrexian Processor. They seem to work well with your deck. Just make sure to have another 4 mana to at least activate the processor once before it's destroyed.

king-saproling on Hound Tribe Lord, or Kerberos' True Chain Storm?

2 months ago

Hey BMHKain, these are the changes that I would make:

You might like these cards too: Smothering Tithe, Blind Obedience, Null Chamber, Nevermore, Pithing Needle, No Mercy, Maddening Imp, Angel's Trumpet

Ziusdra on Card creation challenge

2 months ago

Urgent Remedy


You may search your library for a card with lifelink or a card that says "You gain N life," reveal it, shuffle your library, and put that card on top of your library. (N can be any number or variable, such as X or Y.)

Fateful Hour - If you have 5 or less life, you may put that card into your hand instead.

I feel like white, to make it more competitive among its peers, could stand to use some more tutors, and to call on its stengths so that monowhite isn't always synonymous with "worst color." This is a very specific tutor for a very specific kind of deck, which helps that kind of deck really get activated. I have a selesnya lifegain growing deck (a la Ageless Entity, Cradle of Vitality, Well of Lost Dreams, etc.) and the new Theros has helped this deck some, but I need a tutor that won't cost $20+ and/or just be another white tutor-for-anything.

Great challenge. Let's do it again. Feel free to explain your deck you're trying to help out, I'm interested in what other people are doing in edh and pioneer (but you don't have to if you don't want)

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