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.
|Want (2)||sdebeer , Jx387|
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|Commander 2013 (C13)||Rare|
|Shards of Alara (ALA)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Cradle of Vitality occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
Cradle of Vitality Discussion
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.
1 month ago
Looks good! You might like these: Spark Double, Bag of Holding, Bone Miser, Forgotten Creation, Alhammarret's Archive, Sunbond, Cradle of Vitality, Syr Konrad, the Grim, Carnival of Souls, Drake Haven, Undead Alchemist, Anointer Priest, Tunnel Vision, Etchings of the Chosen, Callous Dismissal, Lazotep Plating
2 months ago
Hey BMHKain, these are the changes that I would make:
- Null Rod --> Meekstone
- Humility --> Ward of Bones
- Cabal Ritual --> Alms Collector
- Culling the Weak --> Cradle of Vitality
- Leyline of the Void (your general serves pretty much the same role as this card) --> Sunbond
- Ashes of the Abhorrent --> Rule of Law
- Athreos, Shroud-Veiled (your general shuts Athreos' ability down) --> God-Pharaoh's Statue
- Diabolic Intent --> Night Dealings
- Trepanation Blade (interesting but unreliable) --> Ob Nixilis, Unshackled
2 months ago
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)
2 months ago
Looks good! You might like these: Scrapyard Recombiner, Cauldron of Souls, Dross Scorpion, Sunbond, Cradle of Vitality, Pentavus, Tetravus, Triskelavus, Workhorse, Cathars' Crusade, Anointed Procession, Divine Visitation, Bishop of Wings, Requiem Angel, Aetherworks Marvel, Angelic Accord
3 months ago
You might like these: Well of Lost Dreams , Sunbond , Cradle of Vitality , Bloodthirsty Aerialist , Epicure of Blood , Eternal Thirst , Whip of Erebos , Phyrexian Reclamation , Thieving Amalgam , Necrologia
3 months ago
The art on Kunoros is so cool! You might like these: Hatred , Sunbond , Cradle of Vitality , Godsend , Champion's Helm , Vizkopa Guildmage , Karlov of the Ghost Council , Polluted Bonds , Seraph Sanctuary , Angelic Accord , Bishop of Wings , Requiem Angel , Regna, the Redeemer , Krav, the Unredeemed , Zulaport Cutthroat , Crested Sunmare
3 months ago
You might like these: Deserted Temple + Chance for Glory + Angel's Grace (alongside Sunforger, Mistveil Plains, and enough mana, these cards allow you to take infinite turns. Infinite turns! in Boros!), Spellbinder (pretty rad with T's P), Bludgeon Brawl , Sunbond , Cradle of Vitality , Inquisitor's Flail , Sequestered Stash , Scrap Mastery , Open the Vaults , Hellkite Tyrant , Odric, Lunarch Marshal , Bastion Protector , Commander's Insignia , Valduk, Keeper of the Flame , Kemba, Kha Regent , Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor , Brass's Bounty , Prying Blade