Lifeline

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Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal

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Urza's Saga Rare

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Lifeline

Artifact

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

LeoSushi on Shadowborn Teneb

4 days ago

I would highly suggest Lifeline, it's a very powerful effect for any apostle deck

Falc0npnch on Breya, Alternative Artifacts

6 days ago

Consider Lifeline? Under-rated and easy to abuse with breya

bushido_man96 on Bad Luck Brion

1 week ago

I can't recommend Reya Dawnbringer and Adarkar Valkyrie enough. Also, and I'm sure people get tired of me mentioning this one, Lifeline works well in a Brion deck, and would bring back cards like Serra Avatar and Hamletback Goliath. Yes, Lifeline works for other players, too, but you've got to figure you will get more value out of it than the others around the table will.

MoGoose831 on Do you even fling, bro? - first EDH deck

1 week ago

Teal_Fox I love the idea of more untap abilities! Thousand-Year Elixir is definitely going in! I also love Scuttling Doom Engine! Most of what you recommended to cut I agree can go but War Elemental has been invaluable so far and as of right now still deserves a leading spot in the 99.

Poptartz95 thanks for the recommendation but Quicksilver Amulet is a bit too narrow. Also since I'm working on dropping my average cmc I see it's usefulness becoming even less. I have one tho and will play test it a bit and let you know.

bushido_man96 glad you chimed in! I've been thinking about trying Reya Dawnbringer in her just haven't given her a chance. Also Lifeline looks awesome! As far as steal cards go I'm only running a few because I don't really like them....

Thanks for the recommendations everyone once I get a few more cards I will update.

bushido_man96 on Do you even fling, bro? - first EDH deck

1 week ago

You should really find a way to work in Adarkar Valkyrie, Reya Dawnbringer, and I play a Brion deck with Lifeline in it.

Also, you might run more theft cards, like Act of Treason, Lose Calm, Mark of Mutiny, and the like. Why fling your own creatures all the time when you can fling others? Steal a creature, attack with it, then throw it back to them. Now that's card value.

Here is the list I currently run:


Brion Stoutarm

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griffstick on shirei in refining

2 weeks ago

Ok so real quick cause I'm gonna need some time on this one cause it's a lil all over the place. But I think there is this one card that acts like your commander. It's called Lifeline you might want to add that one. It's been errated so let me copy and paste that for you.

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.

And there's a few rules about this card too let me copy and paste those too


Rulings10/4/2004: It fails to bring the creature back if the creature is not still in the graveyard at the end of turn.

10/4/2004: It works for all players and has errata to remove the your graveyard text.

10/4/2004: The creature comes back even if Lifeline leaves the battlefield after triggering, but before it resolves.

10/4/2004: If multiple creatures are coming back, they come back one at a time, not all at once. This is because Lifeline triggered once for each creature and set up a separate at end of turn effect for each.

3/1/2010: If more than one creature is on the battlefield and all the creatures on the battlefield go to the graveyard at once, then none of them are returned at end of turn. This is because Lifelines ability has an intervening-if clause, which means that there must be at least one creature on the battlefield at the time the ability resolves.

Daedalus19876 on I Call Her Vera: Sidisi EDH | *PRIMER*

2 weeks ago

ZomBMO: I have, yes. But I try to stay away from non-creature effects whenever possible, so things like Nyx Weaver are in here instead. Thank you for your comment! :)

bushido_man96: Lifeline is symmetric, though - I don't want to give all of my opponents their creatures back :(

bushido_man96 on I Call Her Vera: Sidisi EDH | *PRIMER*

2 weeks ago

Lifeline would be another way to get Protean Hulk back onto the battlefield.

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