Cradle of Vitality


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual 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
Commander 2013 (C13) Rare
Shards of Alara (ALA) Rare

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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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Cradle of Vitality Discussion

TheTopo on Karlov Lifegain

1 week ago

Cradle of Vitality sounds like a really good idea actually. Didn't think about many new cards as I've only just recently got back into the game but Profane Procession and Vona, Butcher of Magan would help me if I feel like I'm lacking removal. I want to put in Ajani's Pridemate too but I need to source one for the deck first! Very appreciative of all the advice though :)

Suns_Champion on Karlov Lifegain

1 week ago

I think a really good card for karlov is Cradle of Vitality. Now you can stack a ton more counters on him!

Profane Procession  Flip might be a cool card to try out.

Pristine Talisman will give you that lifegain and ramp every turn!

Vona, Butcher of Magan will give you more stuff to do with all the extra life! Blow stuff up!

Ajani's Pridemate might be a good beater for you!

hope some of this helps!

Suns_Champion on Bad Luck Brion

1 month ago

Boscogn thanks for the comment! I hope you like it if you test it, let me know how it goes!

Thousand-Year Elixir was simply underwhelming I guess. Could still be worth running though. Cradle of Vitality seems good, I'll check it out! I can't run damage doublers because of my meta. Narset, Elesh Norn, Zurgo, Kaalia, Ezuri....

Inventors' Fair looks interesting. I'll keep an eye on how many artifacts I have in any given game. Maybe it'll find it's way in!

[email protected]_only on WE'RE GONNA BUILD A WALL (Oloro Wall Tribal)

1 month ago

may want to consider Sunweb, Mirror Wall, Cathedral Membrane, Living Wall, and Thunder Wall for walls. Warmonger's Chariot is a linear upgrade from Animate Wall, may want to replace it. Tidal Wave gives you a surprise blocker that is, oddly enough, a wall. Fortified Area gives a solid buff to your troops, Brave the Sands ups each walls stopping power while allowing those that are able to swing and still block, and Cradle of Vitality lets your general start giving those walls some oomph.

where are the glyphs? they are wall exclusive, might as well toss them in as combat tricks! Glyph of Life, Glyph of Doom, Glyph of Delusion.

love the concept, made a wall deck for tribal wars at my local store ages ago, nice to see I wasn't the only one. keep up the good work!

eyes2sky on Proliferate a Corpsejack Menace to Society...

1 month ago

Master Biomancer seems like a good fit here; consider taking out Cradle of Vitality.

CrazedPorcupine on Darien, King of Kjeldor

1 month ago

I run a token deck myself, and I use Boon Reflection in conjunction with Cradle of Vitality because it allows you to ramp up creatures to insane levels, especially with the amount of passive life gain. But you can also use it with Angelic Accord to ensure you hit 4 life gained per turn to get a 4/4 angel token.

That and with how insane it is with Elspeth Tirel means that you actually have enough lifegain in the deck to make Boon Reflection work. Especially if you're using something that gives all creatures lifelink, OR you can use it to double the amount of cards you draw with Well of Lost Dreams

Boscogn on Bad Luck Brion

1 month ago

Love how this deck looks. definitely going to give it a try. I wanted to make an Atogatog deck similar to this but i'd have to rely on Fling or run this general in my 99. Anyways I was thinking why don't you run cards like Thousand-Year Elixir? Since you try and token copy dudes this would seem ideal as you can fling again for only 2 mana. Also with lifegain Cradle of Vitality could give another creature its power after you fling it for just 2 mana. Also there are a couple more cards which double damage from creatures why not run more of those? Also you have a few artifact win cons and lots of Artifacts i think Inventors' Fair deserves a spot.

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