Essence Warden


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology (CMT) Common
Commander 2014 (C14) Common
Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas (DDH) Common
Planar Chaos (PLC) Common

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Essence Warden

Creature — Elf Shaman

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

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Essence Warden Discussion

filthyc4sual on mono green starting deck

17 hours ago


This actually is my advice though. You have a VERY high curve, so you should probably play 4x Llanowar Elves, Elvish Mystic and Fyndhorn Elves along with the ramp you already have. I would cut Thornweald Archer, Essence Warden and Nylea's Disciple. I agree with _raeofsunlight on most of those, ESPECIALLY on Karametra's Acolyte. I would also add Prey Upon.

_raeofsunlight on mono green starting deck

19 hours ago

A ton of your cards are not standard legal, so you might want to change your decks format. Also, you might want to think about creating a common theme for your deck. Right now you have tons of options, lifegain, ramp, midrange, etc. But throwing them all together makes it a little difficult to create a deck that works well. Stick to one or two themes. After that you should try to gather multiple copies of the cards you think fit best. Having multiple copies helps with consistency in your deck.

I would recommend replacing your Wood Elves with a few Llanowar Elves and your Jaddi Lifestrider with an Essence Warden. She's not as cheap as you may want, but she's wonderful for creature heavy decks like this. I would also try to find a better replacement for Walker of the Grove

Other good cards for decks like this are:

Soul of the Harvest, Thragtusk, Sylvan Caryatid, Dungrove Elder, Champion of Lambholt, Primeval Bounty, Rampant Growth, Forgotten Ancient Silvos, Rogue Elemental, Predator Ooze, and Rampaging Baloths, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Vinelasher Kudzu, Reclamation Sage, Scute Mob,Lifecrafter's Bestiary, Karametra's Acolyte (Once again, not always the cheapest, but you can pick and choose)

Ballzanya on Esper Alarm

1 week ago

Oh, and if you do go in that direction, you can add Essence Warden or Leyline of Vitality to the sideboard for infinite life with the combo.

Pygmyrhino990 on Ultimate lifegain

3 weeks ago

Soul Warden, Essence Warden and Soul's Attendant, by playing green and white you have access to 3 of the best lifegain modules in the game. Also a possibility is Aetherflux Reservoir

bushido_man96 on Kruphix Tron

3 weeks ago

If you're looking for a spot for Aid from the Cowl, perhaps you could take out Essence Warden, unless lifegain is an essential element of the deck, but that doesn't appear to be the case. I'd also say you should try to work Deadeye Navigator into the mix, too, especially to make Aid from the Cowl work when you want it to.

Do you find yourself discarding a lot of land? With Kruphix in the board, it shouldn't be an issue. Is there a specific reason you want to run Splendid Reclamation?

revilo19 on Trostani and her Clone Legion

3 weeks ago

For more life you definitely want Anointer Priest, Elspeth Tirel, Essence Warden, Healer of the Pride, Soul Warden, Soul's Attendant, and Suture Priest. All will allow you to pull more life out of your tokens. You also probably want Angel of Sanctions because it's just a token soul ring.

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