Creature — Elf Shaman
Whenever another creature enters the battlefield, you gain 1 life.
Printings View all
|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|
Combos Browse all
- Elvish Promenade + Essence Warden
- Essence Warden + Korozda Guildmage + Wall of Blood
- Aluren + Essence Warden
- Bitterblossom + Essence Warden
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Essence Warden occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%
Essence Warden Discussion
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.
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.
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!
1 month ago
What to do with the other 2cmc? Could always go with Essence Warden for infinite life.
Good luck! Animar is my favorite!
2 months ago
Saprolings!! You might like these: Awakening , Moldervine Reclamation , Druids' Repository , Earthcraft , Life and Limb , Fallen Ideal , Fungal Sprouting , Second Harvest , Parallel Evolution , Sprout Swarm , Lightning Greaves (allows you to go infinite in the right setup, otherwise it protects Slim), Syr Konrad, the Grim , Lich's Mastery , Perilous Forays , Essence Warden , Carnival of Souls
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!
4 months ago
Maybe something like this:
Also works with things like:
Ajani's Welcome or Angelic Chorus or Anointer Priest or Answered Prayers or Essence Warden or Healer of the Pride or Impassioned Orator or Leyline of Vitality or Soul Warden or Soul's Attendant or Suture Priest or Trostani, Selesnya's Voice or Verdant Sun's Avatar | Infinite Life
Genesis Chamber | Infinite tokens
Path of Discovery | Something with graveyard
Altar of the Brood | Infinite mill
Etc... It's a plan, didn't say it was a good plan? Anything here Aluren + should combo off with other stuff, just not sure to what end.
6 months ago
Stomping Ground , Beast Whisperer , Essence Warden , Marwyn, the Nurturer , Mina and Denn, Wildborn , Banefire , Finale of Devastation , Rolling Thunder , Animist's Awakening , Savage Twister ?, Volcanic Geyser , Crater's Claws , Molten Disaster , Blaze , Burn from Within , Collective Voyage , Devil's Play , Zhur-Taa Druid , Fire-Lit Thicket , Ring of Three Wishes , Diviner's Wand , Planar Portal , Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury , Garruk, Caller of Beasts , Insurrection
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.
Have fun brewing- martyr proc/soul sisters is a classic which deserves to be back in the meta.