Leonin Relic-Warder


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Uncommon
Mirrodin Besieged (MBS) Uncommon
Mirrodin Besieged: Mirran (MBM) Uncommon

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Leonin Relic-Warder

Creature — Cat Cleric

When Leonin Relic-Warder enters the battlefield, you may exile target artifact or enchantment.

When Leonin Relic-Warder leaves the battlefield, return the exiled card to the battlefield under its owner's control.

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Leonin Relic-Warder Discussion

Dickie_Smalls on Creatio Ex Nihilo

1 week ago

You could also look into including Leonin Relic-Warder lines with Animate Dead. You just need a sac-outlet like Altar of the Brood, but it seems to be synergistic with all the etb triggers.

joecool1299 on Brago Eternal Triggers

1 week ago

Here are some easy swaps when you have the chance.

Voidwielder and the other subpar bounce creatures for either AEther Adept or Man-o'-War or Reflector Mage or all three!

Scholar of Stars for Mulldrifter

Fogwalker for Frost Lynx although honestly I'd cut it when I get the chance.

Spell Burst for Forbid but that's pretty expensive, Insidious Will is a lot better or you could go full protection and go for Swan Song or Dispel

Enlightened Ascetic for War Priest of Thune or Leonin Relic-Warder

Fleeting Memories for New Perspectives though again, I'd cut this when I get the chance.

Divine Favor for literally anything else but I'll say Flickering Ward

Meteorite and Manalith for Chromatic Lantern and Coldsteel Heart. I don't think you need a subpar card like Meteorite when you have infinite blinks.

Why Homarid Explorer? Seems like an odd choice. Again, infinite blinks will win with literally anything so why not play card that synergies with your deck more? How about Deadeye Navigator which is a stupid card and a back up brago? Or Venser, Shaper Savant to bounce all the lands.

That's the biggest piece of advice I'd give you. You have a lot fo random mill that doesn't synergies with your commander like Psychic Corrosion. I'd see about removing that.

Finally 33 lands is kinda low. I aim for at least 36, maybe even 38

Alexev on From Dusk till Dawn

2 weeks ago

You can use Leonin Relic-Warder , Viscera Seer and Dance of the Deador Animate Dead for infnite counters for elendra

hkhssweiss on teysa test casual

3 weeks ago

Here are some cards that might help you out, they are less than $10 in price range and would benefit you greatly. A friend of mines play a competitive Teysa deck so here are some cards he uses:


Plaguecrafter: A better Merciless Executioner and Fleshabag Marauder.

Bloodghast: ...Well this used to be under $10 but very worth to try and obtain.

Grand Abolisher: Prevents people from actually stopping you on combo turns.

Ophiomancer: Provides tokens on each upkeep, strong card to run.

Leonin Relic-Warder: Combined with Animate Dead or Dance of the Dead to produce infinite death triggers before you can finish with Bitter Ordeal.

Sidisi, Undead Vizier: Good creature tutor that has additional value.


Animate Dead: Can be used in conjuntion with LRW or just a cheap way to reanimate your creatures.

Dance of the Dead: Same reasoning as above.

Phyrexian Arena: Card draw engine that should be a staple.

Necropotence: Hand refill.


Swords to Plowshares: One cmc removal and it's cheap to get.

Path to Exile: A more pricier StP but worth if you need the removal.

Anguished Unmaking: Instant speed Vindicate, the 3 life loss is irrelevant.

Mortify: Another cheap removal.


Beseech the Queen: Another cheap tutor, the revealing of the card is sometimes bad, but if your playgroup already knows what your going for it doesn't mater.

Buried Alive: An Entomb effect that can possibly win you the game if you have a Reanimate effect in your hand.

Disenchant: If you feel like you really need to deal with more removal.

Diabolic Intent: Recent reprint in Battlebond, so it's cheap to pick up.

Dread Return: A good reanimate effect with a acceptable flash back cost.

Forsake the Worldly: Instant speed removal that can be cycled if you don't need it.

Living Death: You said you play in big groups, this should get you more value than them since you are playing with your graveyard.

Oblation: Can also target your own spirits or draw or removing a permanent in a tight spot.

Unburial Rites: A slight worse version of Dread Return.

Wrath of God: Classic board wipe.


Blasting Station: Highly recommend for you to run, an outlet that can win.

Nim Deathmantle: Can lead you to infinite colorless mana if combined with Ashnod's Altar.

Smokestack: Combined with creatures coming back every turn or sacrificing a spirit, you can lock down your opponents.

Hope that these cards help!

Gadianten on Divine Machinations (Cleric Tribal)

1 month ago

duffman24 thanks for explaining the combo to me, I completely missed that interaction when you made your previous comment and now the recommendations make a lot more sense to me as the interaction between Leonin Relic-Warder with Animate Dead and friends could be powerful. As an added bonus it would provide another way to gain an arbitrarily large life total with Soul Warden and her sisters while providing additional artifact/enchantment removal. I will really have to rethink Leonin Relic-Warder as it adds another combo backup with Altar of Dementia.

Now, if they would just print a Wayward Disciple that does not need to be flipped...

duffman24 on Divine Machinations (Cleric Tribal)

1 month ago

For Leonin Relic-Warder I was thinking specifically about the interaction with Animate Dead and Dance of the Dead. You can create an infinite loop of death triggers and etb triggers. You can respond to the Animate Dead/Dance of the Dead death trigger(s) with a sac outlet like Altar of the Brood for infinite mill or Razaketh, the Foulblooded for as many tutors as you want constrained by your life total to set up a win the following turn. The infinite etb triggers already work with your soul sisters package. I think the knock against the human subtheme would be minor for a major win-con. Just a thought.

I definitely agree with your counterpoint for my Altar of the Brood suggestion. I don't like it as much now either.

You have a very cool deck either way! +1

Gadianten on Divine Machinations (Cleric Tribal)

1 month ago

duffman24 thanks for looking the deck over, I am not quite sure how well Leonin Relic-Warder would interact with my enchants except perhaps Necropotence just to get it off the board as for the reanimation enchantments it would just cause the enchanted creature to die after the enchantment leaves play removing shenanigan possibilities. Another strike against it in the deck is that it lacks the human sub-type preventing it from interacting with the reanimation cycles this deck likes to do, which is a shame because it would be an all star in the deck otherwise by abusing triggers like Fiend Hunter does. As he is now I would probably only run him with a commander like Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim so I could sack him in response to his enter the battlefield effect to permanently exile the target.

Altar of the Brood can be good but outside the combo it does not have a lot of utility and takes a precious card slot where cuts are getting harder to make.

I have run Altar of Dementia before and it is VERY good and has great utility outside of the main combo as a sacrifice outlet and self milling mechanism, setting up reanimation power plays or milling out opponents. Slots are kind of tight but I may have to look at putting it back in as the deck has changed a lot since I first initially removed it.

duffman24 on Divine Machinations (Cleric Tribal)

1 month ago

Leonin Relic-Warder looks good to pair with your enchantments. Also, Altar of Dementia and Altar of the Brood for infinite mill seems great here.

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