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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Urza's Saga (USG) Rare

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Format Legality
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Limited Legal
Duel Commander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Legacy Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Highlander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Lifeline Discussion

Mortlocke on The Queen's Egg

1 week ago


A little confused as to why you suggested Slivers I already have in the deck and some filthy non-slivers - but Lifeline is truly a curious card. One I've definitely never seen before, so thank you for that. I decided to look up it's errata'd text and just as you said, it is an ability that all opponents can take advantage of:

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.

So that "Your graveyard" verbiage simply doesn't exist - meaning like the previously mentioned Intruder Alarm someone else could potentially win the game before me if they make the right play (or I simply make the wrong one). Interesting and fun card - just not necessarily a competitive one in my opinion. For , I need a Paradox Engine (rest in peace my sweet baby) level of impact.

gvazdaus on The Queen's Egg

2 weeks ago

I’ve stumbled across Lifeline. My meta has become very small due to the pandemic and for a variety of reasons including Crystalline Sliver and Sliver Hivelord, removal has moved toward sacrifice/exile effects. Outside of Tajuru Preserver which killed the theme, there’s little recourse for recurring Fleshbag Marauder. I understand there’s symmetry, which I remember being a turn-off for you in relation to Intruder Alarm but Lifeline seems to be a sure fire way to keep slivers in play without relying on coin flipping or having Patriarch's Bidding.

Peoyogon on An Old-School Nightmare

1 month ago

Thank you so much for the update and suggestion, Peoni! I would definitely add an old Sol Ring if I can find find one at a good price. Right now, the deck only costs $50 without the commander and lands but I may expand it in the future and slowly add those better pieces. Lifeline is also high on the list along with Sol Ring and Jet Medallion; I think adding just those three would probably bump up the consistency of the deck quite a bit... I just wish they were cheaper! :)

Steelspike on Good cheap staples to pick …

2 months ago

Also, if you're running Gruul, or any deck that runs R/G in it, Gruul War Chant with Familiar Ground is godamn hilarious.

Also, Lifeline with Leyline of the Void. Lifeline has been errata'd to apply to all players' yards.

Bottled Cloister with Ensnaring Bridge means only you can attack, if you want.

Norn's Annex and Angel of Jubilation if your opponents aren't playing W... At least, I think this works...

Balaam__ on Witch

3 months ago

Good build, lots of synergies. I really like the theme of this deck.

Unfortunately, Havengul Lich doesn’t work the way you’ve suggested in your description. None of your creatures have flash, so unless you otherwise enable them to have it you would not be permitted to cast them during your opponent’s turns. Bogbrew Witch’s activated ability, on the other hand, would be possible during the opponent’s turn. “Cast” is technically different than “put it onto the battlefield”.

Also, Lifeline is not Modern legal. If you switched formats to Legacy or perhaps Vintage, then you’re good.

Guerte on DR DOOM

4 months ago

What are your thoughts on Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip?

She should be fairly easy to flip, and her first two abilities could be useful, but I’m more interested in trying to get her emblem. It’s kind of a one sided Lifeline.

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