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Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
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Urza's Saga (USG) Rare

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Whenever a creature dies, if another creature is on the battlefield, return the first card to the battlefield under its owner's control at the beginning of the next end step.

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Lifeline Discussion

Gadianten on Ayli Clerics

8 hours ago

I have made cleric deck my self with Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim as the original commander but generally found Ravos and Tymna better due to card draw. That said there are some recommendations I have found from personal experience with Ayli you may find helpful. I generally found I had two main issues with the deck and it was gaining enough life quickly to bring Ayli online and then having enough bodies to act as fodder for said ability. With that in mind I will try and make suggestions that generally forward those causes.

Lifeline, I cant recommend this enough it does EVERYTHING your commander wants, while it may allow for opponents to benefit at first, reaching the magical 50 life exile enabler for your commander is easy then you can start exiling the problems. As an added note you can use things like Fiend Hunter or Containment Priest to keep your opponents from taking advantage of it, just sac Containment Priest in response to the Lifeline triggers to prevent your self from getting hosed.

Patriarch's Bidding and Living End are also pretty good recursion.

I assume your exclusion of Exquisite Blood with Sanguine Bond in the deck is intentional, if its not I would add it as its a win combo. If you choose to not add in Exquisite Blood then Beacon of Immortality can be quite funny when added to Sanguine Bond.

Exsanguinate is an excellent addition alongside the Debt to the Deathless you have in there and will help make it easier to bring your commanders removal online while weakening others.

Heliod's Pilgrim with Gift of Immortality is a nice way to fuel your commander and generally helpful.

Remorseful Cleric Excellent graveyard removal and in tribe.

Conspiracy should be added to go with Rotlung Reanimator as all your creatures become clerics including tokens. This means you can sac tokens to make more tokens, in short its one of the holy grail's your commander wants for sacrificial fodder.

Custodi Soulcaller decent aggressive in tribe low cmc reanimation. I would also consider Sun Titan as the reanimation is very useful even if its not in tribe.

Skirsdag High Priest, sacrifice something make a 5/5 flyer once a turn seems helpful.

Evangel of Heliod I have had missed results in the past but it does provide tokens, though including an Elspeth, Sun's Champion is probably a better idea.

Also, as you are gaining a lot of life you might consider things such as Greed and Necropotence to synergize with your strategy and get you cards.

Guerte on [[Primer]] Gonti - Night Market Shenanigans

9 hours ago

SurpriZe: I recently replaced Arch of Orazca with Arcane Lighthouse. Haven't gotten to use it yet, but I'm sure I will.


I played my first two games of commander in over a year tonight, and by first, I mean with physical cards.

Game 1 vs Atraxa Superfriends:

I got stomped pretty hard in this one. Kiora, the Crashing Wave emblem with Ugin, the Spirit Dragon closed out the game on that one.

Game 2 vs Atraxa Superfriends and Breya Artifacts:

This game was awesome. There was a lot of back and forth interactions throughout the game. Atraxa was able to ultimate a Jace, Unraveler of Secrets and Tezzeret, Artifice Master, and we were also under an Ensnaring Bridge.

I'm sitting at 14, Breya at 34, and Atraxa at 35. Atraxa has a Karn Liberated, Teferi, Temporal Archmage, and Atraxa out, along with a couple thopters. My turn, I cast Kokusho, the Evening Star to bait out the emblem counter. I then cast Living Death and bring back Duplicant, Vulturous Aven, Ravenous Chupacabra, Sidisi, Undead Vizier, Rune-Scarred Demon, Kokusho, the Evening Star, Sheoldred, Whispering One, and Gray Merchant of Asphodel. I drain each for 16 (I also have a Necropotence out), putting them at 18 and 19 and gain 32 to go to 46. I exploit Gary from Aven, draw 2 and lose 2 down to 44, and then exploit Kokusho from Sidisi, bringing them down to 13 and 14 and me up to 54. I use my two tutors to go grab Ashnod's Altar and Lifeline (the two creature removal effects didn't matter). I then dump 10 life into Necro, sculpt my hand to contain Ancient Tomb, Cabal Coffers, Lifeline, Ashnod's Altar, Go for the Throat, Animate Dead, and Reanimate, and pass.

It's Breya's turn, and he casts Merciless Eviction naming Planeswalkers, and states he's more nervous about them than my creatures, and he didn't want to lose what creatures he had.

Atraxa goes, can't do much, and EOT brings out Teferi, Hero of Dominaria.

On my turn, Sheoldred triggers, and I bring back Gary for the win.

Had Breya chose to exile creatures, my line of play would have been GftT to bait out the emblem counter, made enormous mana with Coffers, then drop Lifeline, Ashnod's Altar, and Meteor Golem, followed by Animate Dead and Reanimate on Kokusho and Gary, and then loop with Lifeline/Altar to close out the game.


I definitely had a blast tonight. I played against two people I never met, made some good friendships, and I'm looking forward to playing more. I'm really glad the second game went the way it did. It played out beautifully.

theguy419 on Kaalia EDH

3 weeks ago

Sneak Attack is a great commander impression if for whatever reason you can't get her out. add Lifeline on the field and it gets really funny. Phyrexian Reclamation is pretty good recursion and Cauldron Dance is pretty explosive with your creatures. Cataclysm dropped right after your commander hits the field can be really devastating for opponents. also, you should try Coalition Relic as a mana rock for your deck. it can burst out any color mana in a turn when you need that extra little bit of reach

Penguin_Gamer_1 on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

1 month ago

Also noticed Toshiro Umezawa in Casual. He's cheap enough with a powerful enough ability to make mid-tier. Arguable but Yosei, the Morning Star might also be good enough for mid-tier with lock combos like Lifeline. Everything else in Casual looks fine though. Keep up the good work!

SMASHER101 on Lifeline pod combo?

2 months ago

I want to AVOID going infinite, and I actually won earielr today by copying Lifeline with Mirage Mirror with zulaport cutthroat and a sac outlet in play, then on my end step changing the mirage mirror to be a copy of the cutthroat. I ended up draining 5 life for each creature I controlled and winning on my end step as I controlled like 8 creatures. It was a 1v1 game with little interaction and I drew into both lifeline and pod.

bushido_man96 on Lifeline pod combo?

2 months ago

Remember that Lifeline's effect takes place "at the beginning of the next end step." I'm not sure if it can really go infinite in any way.

SMASHER101 on Lifeline pod combo?

2 months ago

I allready built the deck but it is not online yet. It used to be just totor for pod, and then do a lot of stuff by sacing either tymna or thrasios to get derevi to untap pod to get felidar guirdian ect. It keeped winning with infinite deadeye navigator so I cut that, and then it was just the karmic guide/revilark combo, so I took out revilark. Now it just seems like a really durdly way to attack with a lot 3/Xs. I got lifeline for the deck and I was thinking about a way to use a pod chain to end with Rune-Scarred Demon and maybey get ghostway, cast it, tutor and untap the pod, get Eerie Interlude exile your things get 2 tutors, activate pod to get Peregrine Drake and play Lifeline and Viscera Seer. That doesn't exactly work though and It's very mana intensive. I wonder if there is an easier way to do something like this.

bushido_man96 on Lifeline pod combo?

2 months ago

I'd be really careful trying to run off on an idea like that, using two cards, especially when one is not your commander. I see what you're wanting to do there, and its a great synergy, but instead you should use it as a theme, and find as many other ways as you can to do the same thing, so you have some redundancy in the deck. Meren of Clan Nel Toth is a great choice, because she can be the commander and does what you want the deck to do. Lifeline is great, but a Naturalize or Disenchant ruins your day. What other plans do you have for the deck?

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