Cradle of Vitality


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal

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Commander 2013 Rare
Shards of Alara 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


1 week ago

Mana curve too high (there's no ramp in this deck, and a 4 drop for 1 on one kitty isn't as good as Cradle of Vitality), and would only put 1 +1/+1 per lifegain (meaning one per poke). It's not worth it for the cost.

Fuklaw on Oloro Pillow Fort / Life Gain

4 weeks ago

I would remove Roiling Horror, Sunbond, Cradle of Vitality or Ajani's Pridemate.

I would also keep Solemn Simulacrum unless you have someting more relevant ou you feel you have enough draw/fetch.

Removing Ajani's Mantra was a good choice

Hexcimal on Crazy Cat Ladies (Soul Sisters / Lifegain variant)

1 month ago

I second the notion of the cat lord's CMC being too high. The saddest thing is that for as much as it costs, it dies to Bolt. It does also grant lifelink and creates two tokens though, so it may be worth considering at least one in the deck.

I prefer Cradle of Vitality over Sunbond if you're looking to run one. The reason being that creature removal doesn't affect the former (the 2-for-1 downfall of Auras), and it can be used to pump any creature and isn't locked to just one when cast. Though it does cost mana to activate, and that may be a deal-breaker on its own.

If nothing else, at least consider replacing Trained Caracal with the newer and better Sacred Cat when it comes out!

landofMordor on What life?

2 months ago

Hey friend, cool deck! One of my first EDH decks was an Oloro gain'n'drain build a lot like this. I'd suggest checking out my deck @ Ageless Artifacts for the broad picture of it, but here's what I noticed about your build:

Some of your cards, like Filigree Angel, want to be in a deck with a TON more artifacts than you actually have. Those are the cards I'd cut first. Next, I'd take out cards that want you to attack, like Odric, Lunarch Marshal, It That Betrays, and Archetype of Imagination, since a gain'n'drain build doesn't really want that as much as it wants protection and deterrence. Then, I'd take out some of your removal encahntments like Banishing Light in favor of WB "unconditional" removal like Anguished Unmaking and Utter End or WB board wipes like Retaliate and Fell the Mighty.

As far as cards to put in, I'd shoot for some more of those explosive combos that this deck does so well. Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim is nuts with Serra Avatar and Vizkopa Guildmage, as is Cradle of Vitality. I'd put in more card draw like Underworld Connections and Greed (Oloro is an expensive and easily-killed commander, so don't always rely on his second ability).

In general, I'd say you need to take out cards that don't enable your primary win conditions or help you survive long enough to find those win cons. However, that's not to say that this isn't a well-thought-out and explosive deck, because it certainly is. Good luck! and mention me in the comments if I can do anything else for you.

BestPandamanEU on My Friends are Contagious!

2 months ago

My suggestions would be: Get Bruna, the Fading Light.If you want to run enchantments run Edge of the Divinity + Nip Gwyllion for swing also Hyena Umbra and Ethereal Armor.If you run lifelink always use Cradle of Vitality which can end up with you having 500 hp (Also sideboard something against infect).For removal Swords to Plowshares, for control Deathbringer Liege or Null Chamber, Anguished Unmaking might be better than Mortify

lagotripha on Orzhov, Guild of Vampires

2 months ago

I've played some vampires in my time - I've found Drana's Emissary to underperform- you might want a one or two drop in its place, but maindeck Always Watching in its place will round off a lot of edges- especially if you combine it with Bad Moon to make these small lifelinkers a lot bigger. Indulgent Aristocrat is my one drop of choice for lifelink and the ability to pump other vampires, and alongside Vampire Cutthroat provides a very consistent lifegain 'floor' to the deck. Making those swaps would leave almost every creature in your deck lifelinky, allowing for some Sanguine Bond shenanigans. If you do go heavier on the w/b enchantments, Dark Prophecy will help you stay on the board, and something like Cradle of Vitality enables a strong longer game.all told, have fun!

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