Essence Warden

Essence Warden

Creature — Elf Shaman

Whenever another creature enters the battlefield, you gain 1 life.

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster: Store Edition (MYSTOR) Common
Mystery Booster: Convention Edition (MYSCON) Common
Commander Anthology (CM1) Common
Commander 2014 (C14) Common
Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas (DDH) Common
Planar Chaos (PLC) Common

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Legality

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
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Essence Warden occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Green: 0.24%

Essence Warden Discussion

LittleBlueHero on The Vegan Troll

7 hours ago

Champion of Lambholt has been an ace for me. A lot of times making Grismold unblockable for instant commander damage KOs.

Also don't overlook the usefulness of a little lifegain. Essence Warden can gain you a good chunk of buffer life if she sticks around for even 2 turns.

Spell_Slam on G/W Token PDH

2 weeks ago

For a token deck, you don't make very many tokens.

The very best token producer in Pauper is Sprout Swarm. This card is often a win condition in even non-token decks because of how powerful it is. I cannot recommend this card enough.

Battle Screech makes many tokens for very little effort. Fliers are a great bonus, too. This is another one of the best token producers out there.

In terms of card advantage and having a sticky board, Cenn's Enlistment is extremely powerful. It can turn all your late game lands into 1/1s to reinforce your board.

Other decent token producers are Icatian Crier, Maul Splicer (good top-end), Miming Slime (good with pump effects), Penumbra Spider, Raise the Alarm, Scatter the Seeds, Selesnya Evangel, Slime Molding (good with populate), Sporemound, Triplicate Spirits, Wake the Reflections and Walker of the Grove. There are few other good ones, but these see more play.

I would recommend running most/all the soul sisters. Soul Warden, Essence Warden, Soul's Attendant and Anointer Priest are all fairly strong.

Ivy Lane Denizen is a great choice for you. Most of the tokens you'll make will be green, which will in turn grow whatever creature you want (or it basically turns all your 1/1s into 2/2s, which is huge).

Rampant Growth could easily be Sakura-Tribe Elder, which is basically the same card but with a 1/1 body for free that you can attack and block with.

I understand you want to maybe cycle them, but Safe Passage can be a big blowout in your favour.

In terms of cuts, I would think about cutting a lot of the non-token stuff. The cards that tap down creatures seem like a good place to start, since ideally you are going wider than your opponent anyways. Ardenvale Tactician and Expose Evil are easy cuts. Next, some of the more vanilla creatures that would be better served as more token producers, like Aven Skirmisher, Healer's Hawk, Faerie Guidemother, Pilgrim's Eye (you don't need this when playing Green), Sedge Scorpion and Voracious Typhon. Then, in your enchantments Bonds of Faith and Squire's Devotion seem like weaker options. For protection spells, you could be doing much better than Flicker of Fate.

I hope some of this helps you!

greyninja on I’m new to cEDH and ...

1 month ago

Assuming Animar, Soul of Elements has four +1/+1 counters on him; Ancestral Statue is your first pick to make animar infinitely big

What to do with the other 2cmc? Could always go with Essence Warden for infinite life.

Cloud of Faeries or Dockside Extortionist for access to a little more mana

Phantasmal Image or Fblthp, the Lost for the lolz


If you have something like Earthcraft already on the field; instead go get Purphoros, God of the Forge and Shrieking Drake for infinite damage


Lastly Ezuri, Claw of Progress + Sage of Hours + (any four 0 cmc creatures): Memnite, Phyrexian Walker, Ornithopter, Kobolds of Kher Keep, Walking Ballista, etc for infinite turns


Good luck! Animar is my favorite!

Cheerful_Zucchini on Pauper Treefolk

4 months ago

Cool take on a treefolk deck! I love the trees so much :) I'm not sure what purpose Abundant Growth serves beyond card draw, however. I would also like to point out that the Banneret reduces costs by a colorless mana so Essence Warden won't hit the field for free, her creature type doesn't help you unfortunately.

Might I suggest you include some Everbark Shaman ? You won't need a full playset since it's so expensive in CMC, but he's best friends with Battlewand!

lagotripha on Get A Life

7 months ago

Traditionally these lists run Martyr of Sands and Soul's Attendant . The old school variants used Squadron Hawk for bigger martyrs, most modern lists are red/white for Norin the Wary / Genesis Chamber .

Ranger of Eos / Ranger-Captain of Eos are powerful tools to put a lot of lifegain creatures on the board. Black white 'pay life'/ Children of Korlis is a thing. Condemn plays nice with alternative wincons. Essence Warden and cards like Weather the Storm point towards a green list, which would likely run some newer token-generation like Haazda Marshal & Legion's Landing  Flip.

Finally, stoneforge getting unbanned means that turn three Batterskull is on the menu, but also Sword of Light and Shadow .

Have fun brewing- martyr proc/soul sisters is a classic which deserves to be back in the meta.

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