Healer of the Pride

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2013 (M13) Uncommon

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Healer of the Pride

Creature — Cat Cleric

Whenever another creature enters the battlefield under your control, you gain 2 life.

Healer of the Pride Discussion

Tylord2894 on W/B Teysa Commander

1 day ago

Okay, so after looking at this deck for a while, considering its sideboard, and adding some cards that I use often for similar strategies, I've come up with a list of edits (well, actually three lists).

Before I get to those, I would like to explain what I found. Firstly, I like the idea behind the deck. Token strategies are always a great way to make a casual deck that can scale to be for optimized. I love the afterlife keyword as it lends itself to this optimization really well. But there were several less-than-savory card choices in here. The two biggest issues that I saw are ones that I see a lot (and full into too). The first of these is that many cards have a very high cost-to-value ratio. That is, there were several cards that cost too much (mana) and do too little for it. Elgaud Inquisitor is a fantastic example. While Elgaud Inquisitor is on-theme with their on-death triggered ability, that is all they have going for them. The lifelink isn't super useful, and the CMC is WAY too high. They are only a 2/2 too boot. Second off, theme isn't the same as function. I understand that there is a vorthos element to this deck, but since this deck isn't a full tribal deck, I think it's better to focus on ways to make the good parts of the theme work great.

I saw lots of cards that were life gaining cards ( Pontiff of Blight , Impassioned Orator , Riot Control , etc). This deck can make a lot of tokens which Tesya gives lifelink. You need not worry about life gain card. The strength of your creatures that make tokens when they die is that you can easily recur them in W/B. In the lists below, there are many cards that give added value to dying creature or make killing your creatures more ways to die. Lastly and most importantly, you had ZERO ramp and ALMOST NO card draw. THESE ARE THE TWO MOST FUNDAMENTAL ASSPECTS IN EDH!!! You NEED to have them!!! You can not rely solely on the one land drop and card draw. I've listed several cards that assist the main strategy and draw you cards (things like Dredge and Altar's Reap ). As for ramp, there is almost no good ramp outside of green. That only means that you have to look harder. Mana rocks are a must. I only have three in the lists, but they are absolute must-haves. Next, I put in several cards that give you mana in other ways. Most of them align themselves with the main strategy ( Ashnod's Altar , Soldevi Adnate , and Pawn of Ulamog to name a few). Similarly, I added cards that draw you cards from creatures dying. There is one card that I would like to point out in particular, Erebos . The important part of Erebos is his last ability. You pay and 2 life to draw a card. Life is a resource, and you'll be making plenty of it. Be sure to spend it. There are lots of cards that help you turn life into various things, like Bolas's Citadel (which I almost put in and still think has a place here). I would encourage you to look into them. Lastly, I would remove 6 lands. You have other ramp now and don't want to be flooded all of the time.

Here is the list of cards that I would remove:

I understand that there is a budget to this deck, so I've split my suggestions into two lists. The first is all cards that are cheap and should keep you under budget. The second list of cards is for later edits. If you want to spend more money on this deck, those are the cards that I would recommend buying.

As you're read through these, you might notice that a lot of these came from your sideboard. There are lots of good cards in there.

I hope you enjoy these changes. Just remember that casual decks don't have to be un-optimized.

SynergyBuild on Arahbo, Xenagos... for Cats EDH

1 week ago

Spirits Do you want a cat-only combo, or a general cat combo.

Felidar Guardian + Restoration Angel + Healer of the Pride is infinite life, but it requires an angel, albeit a good angel, but still an angel.

terry925 on Soldiers are life

3 weeks ago

Thanks for the comment! These are great suggestions.

Healer of the Pride and Mirror Entity will go in right away. I am surprised I didn't think of adding them when I first made the deck.

Ballyrush Banneret and Preeminent Captain are great additions for a soldier deck, but I do not have enough soldier creatures to make them viable. I built this deck more around the token aspect. Still great cards, but I cannot find a card to get rid of for them. Mentor of the Meek was on my mind when I first constructed the deck, but I was worried it will not get it's full use due to all the anthem affects.

Gerrard Capashen is new to me. This is a cool card and I will try to integrate it in right away. Precinct Captain is great for soldier tokens, I'll look into it as well. Goldnight Commander is a fun card as well, I will look to integrate that one in as well.

Settle the Wreckage is a interesting way to get lands. Never thought about using my own creatures as fodder for lands.

Thank you again for the time! I will look at your Darien deck as well.

McToters on Soldiers are life

1 month ago

Great budget list! May I suggest Mirror Entity for massive token pump and fitting the soldier mold since it is a shapeshifter.

It’s a little more expensive but Settle the Wreckage is a more affordable ramp card for mono-white tokens (if you cant get Land Tax or Smothering Tithe) or if you’re in a jam it is also great removal.

Sub $1 suggestions: Ballyrush Banneret Gerrard Capashen Goldnight Commander Healer of the Pride Mentor of the Meek Precinct Captain Preeminent Captain

My Darien deck

Mine isn’t really a budget version, but I’d say it’s like a 70% power level.

Hope some of those help!

+1

SynergyBuild on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

2 months ago

Darien often is just a Soul Sister's deck that likes to deal damage to itself. It uses Darien and an effect like Soul's Attendant , Ajani's Welcome or Suture Priest ... Anointer Priest ... Angelic Chorus , Healer of the Pride , Impassioned Orator , Pious Evangel  Flip, and Auriok Champion ? I think those are all of them.

Then you just tap a Tarnished Citadel , deal 3 to yourself, gain 3 tokens, 3+ life, and have some effects that abuse the token generation. I think Mentor of the Meek or Cathars' Crusade style effects.

Joe_Ken_ on Breaking Carnival of Souls

3 months ago

Also in a white black deck you could use Soul Warden , Healer of the Pride , Auriok Champion , and Ajani's Welcome so this enchantment won't just kill you from all the creatures you want entering the battlefield. Also remember to add Gray Merchant of Asphodel so you can gain a ton of life in a single burst.

McToters on Ghave me Tokens and I will Pump Them Up

5 months ago

Great start!

Some budget suggestions: Goldnight Commander , Healer of the Pride , Mentor of the Meek , Mirror Entity , Throne of the God-Pharaoh , Congregate , and Entrapment Maneuver .

I know those are all white cards so you definitely won't want to use them all, but some may fir in pretty well. Mirror Entity and Goldnight Commander can help you go tall if going wide isn't a winning option.

+1

Maringam on Leonin

5 months ago

I like this a lot.

Since nearly all of your creatures are cats, you could add some cards that support that tribe, or just white creatures.

Metallic Mimic, Vanquisher's Banner, Crusade, etc.

I would cut your Gold Myrs and Healer of the Prides for more Plains, because 18 probably wont be enough to reliably draw 3-5 a game.

**Ninja edit: Regal Caracal and Radiant Destiny would be super good too.

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