Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
2012 Core Set Common
2010 Core Set Common

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Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

Enchanted creature has lifelink. (Damage dealt by the creature also causes its controller to gain that much life.)

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Lifelink Discussion

frostdiggity on Crazy Cat Ladies (Soul Sisters / Lifegain variant)

2 weeks ago

Do you really need 4 Felidar Sovereign? Maybe throw in a Lifelink or 2?

+1 meow

GoldenDiggle on tempest

3 weeks ago


It looks like you're playing spells matter with wipes and commander damage. I noticed that 15 of of your 33 Instants and Sorceries were either pointless to play on your turn before you attacked (Counterspell, Mana Leak, Tidal Wave, etc.) or completely wiped the field, which kills Shu Yun (End Hostilities, Fated Retribution, etc).

Shu Yun himself could use a few ways to get around removal, or be resistant to it. White and artifacts are probably going to be your best bet for this. Spectra Ward is a great start, I would suggest something like Gift of Immortality, Darksteel Plate or Indestructibility to keep him around more often.

I kinda think Battle Mastery is redundant here since your commander already lets you have double strike. I would say Lifelink, Inaction Injunction, Research the Deep, Curiosity, Spirit Mantle, Aqueous Form, or any other cheap cantrip/enchantment is great for your deck. You have the right idea with Think Twice, Flashback is great for the deck. Might I also suggest Mystic Retrieval and Past in Flames as great triggers for Shu Yun!

I guess the only thing left is to suggest more Prowess, Jeskai Ascendancy and Soulblade Djinn let you have mass Prowess buffs across the board, the former untapping your creatures and allowing hand cycling, the latter being a 4/3 flier. Of course what prowess deck would be complete without Monastery Mentor, even if his price is exorbitant, he is worth his salt.

Best of luck!!

codpieceofjustice on Elspeth's Soldiers

1 month ago

I copied your Thalia's Legion deck and have been having a bit of fun modifying it. I played the Blessed vs Cursed Duel Deck with some mates the other day for the lols, and the Blessed deck has a strong Human component. One of the included artifacts was Butcher's Cleaver which I thought may be kinda cool for Human-tribal. More expensive than Lifelink/Spirit Link but can be passed around.

Zargast on Heroic Hoplites

2 months ago

Take out Lifelink

Rhadamanthus on Spirit Loop and "Last Known ...

2 months ago

You have the right idea, and for the right reasons. In your example with Spirit Loop the triggered ability of the Loop doesn't exist at the time it would trigger, so it doesn't trigger. In your example with Lifelink the game would indeed use LKI and see that the object dealing the damage had lifelink.

Holtzman on Spirit Loop and "Last Known ...

2 months ago

If I have a Boros Reckoner enchanted with Spirit Loop and he takes 4 damage. He dies and Boros Reckoner deals 4 damage to target creature or player goes on the stack. When that resolves it checks Boros Reckoners "Last Known Information" as it deals damage.

Does Spirit Loops trigger "whenever enchanted creature deals damage, you gain that much life" count as "Last Known Information?

I don't think it does because Spirit Loops trigger comes from Spirit Loop and does not grant anything to the creature. I know if it were enchanted with Lifelink you would gain the life, but in that case Lifelink is granting an ability to the creature.

Any clarification would be very helpful

losebot on Budget White Life Gain

2 months ago

ThePavlova - Oh, that makes sense. I was wondering what was so great about Spirit Link the other day. That's a pretty good card. I just took Lifelink off the mainboard but I'll maybeboard Spirit Link in case I decide to switch back.

RadeonFuryNano - I'm always down for defense cards. I don't want to remove Riot Control for that reason. It's been one of my more useful modes of defense in past games. I'm always down for good control cards as well but Path to Exile is a bit out of my price range. But please let me know if you think of anything else! I really don't want to lose Ajani's Pridemate since he's become one of my alternate wincons in lieu of owning some Chalice of Life  Flips. I like the idea of buffing Ajani's Pridemate with Abzan Falconer and Abzan Battle Priest as well, which is why I put them on the mainboard.

I changed things up a lot today so I'm not sure how messed up this deck is anymore. I'll have to play it and see where it's most weak. Feel free to keep the great suggestions coming in the meantime. Thanks for all the good stuff so far!

ThePavlova on Budget White Life Gain

2 months ago

I'd pick Spirit Link over Lifelink. Pretty sure its effect triggers on cards that already have lifelink and you can put it on an opponents creature to gain the life from its attacks as it doesn't go to the controller like lifelink does.

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