Lone Missionary


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

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2017 Edition Common
Duel Decks: Speed vs Cunning Common
Rise of the Eldrazi Common

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Lone Missionary

Creature — Kor Monk

When Lone Missionary enters the battlefield, you gain 4 life.

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Lone Missionary Discussion

Hexcimal on Life gain agression

2 weeks ago

Hey man, it's been a while. Thought I'd touch back, how has your deck has been fairing?

Just a couple more suggestions. Soulmender is an okay card, but one of the soul sisters is always preferable to pull, and will net you more life throughout the game. I'd suggest removing him completely for a full play set of either Soul Warden or Soul's Attendant. Or for something completely different, as listed below.

An additional thought is to heavily consider an alternate win-con. I know it has been touched upon before with Felidar Sovereign, but the cat isn't the only way to win. Alternatively, you could try Vizkopa Guildmage. It isn't the only other option, but it's one I enjoy. Extra mana can go to granting a beefy creature (your +1/+1 beaters for example) lifelink for a turn, or go to draining life. When used together, it's game-ending. If you need to consider removing a slot for the alternate win-con, I would start with either Lone Missionary or Soulmender. Soulmender, as mentioned above. Lone Missionary has a decent amount of lifegain when he enters the battlefield, but its one-time effect is severely underwhelming when fighting for slots. An alternate win-con will ensure that you can still win when all-out aggression won't work.

One final thing, I've never played Shambling Vent, but it does sound like an interesting addition. You'll have to let me know if you ever try it and it works out well. I'm building a lifegain deck of my own, and it's something I've considered adding too. :)

Vman on Puck out! (Flicker deck)

1 month ago

99% of the time westvale will be useless. but that 1% time it isnt ul be grateful youv had it. but id only recommend it IF and only IF your landbase can handle it without much issue.

yeah i noticed that Eldrazi Displacer could do that but didnt have much opportunity to try it out sadly. would be great vs UB faeries tho.

im no expert on your colors but maybe try Lone Missionary as a 2 drop? it can swing (even just for 2) and heal is good against burn matchups or when you have to tank some damage while ramp goes bad.

Sun Titan or Primeval Titan have nice synergy with the deck if you can get them. sun revives nice stuff ( combos really nice with Fiend Hunter if ever you place them back. and Primeval Titan would work with Westvale Abbey  Flip as you get to tutor it and sa your rampers when you have enough lands because of it. hmmm that actually makes me want to try that out ahahaha

plum on Disco Inferno (Izzet Burn)

1 month ago

Budget upgrades for when you stabilize a bit more financially.

This should be a build you can fix out of the nickel of your LGS. Or order offline for less than 10 dollars at the time of this writing.

Thassa's Rebuff is actively bad. Replace with Mana Leak x4. They're ~.30 piece, or ask a friend that's been playing for a while. Its been printed a lot, so most collections have some number of them.

Vapor Snag is a GREAT option. ~$2.00 gives you a playset.

Shock is pretty underwhelming; but Pillar of Flame/Magma Spray if you're dealing with lots of Kitchen Finks/Gravecrawlers/Bloodghasts and goes to the face. Forked Bolt (~$.30 each) does good at controlling against tokens (while keeping you able to go to the face); while Flame Slash ($0.14 each) is good to help dispatch some of the bigger things, but can't hit the opponent. If you're just looking to get more damage in and/or mitigate some of the lifegain from Thragtusk or Lone Missionary, then Skullcrack (($0.61)) is gonna be good for ya.

LeaPlath on Comprising list for UW modern!

1 month ago

UW Control in Modern falls into a few camps.

1) Solar Flare style Sun Titan loops, with stuff like Wall of Omens and Lone Missionary.

2) Celestial Colonnade control decks with stuff like Logic Knot, Snapcaster Mage and similar.

3) Just Esper, where they splash black for 4 copies of Esper Charm and some sideboard tech like Lingering Souls.

Then you've got the UWR Nahiri control decks, more heavily esper decks with Gurmag Angler and Tasigur, the Golden Fang and stuff.

If you want Shapeshifters, you could just go for a slower more controlly version using Ætherling as its wincon, or if you are want shapeshifters ala clone, then a Sun Titan build would let you maximize your ETB effects but might limit you to Phantasmal Image

Dennis14 on W/B Emeria Titan

1 month ago

It is more of an aggro creature while the deck is a midrange deck that tries to get to the late game.

The weakest part is probably Knight of the White Orchid which I added to ramp and find plains for Emeria but it is very inconsistent in doing that and the 2/2 first strike body is rather mediocre.
I'm probably going to replace it with either:
Lone Missionary (more lifegain), Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim (sac'-outlet and roadblock), Selfless Spirit (defensive flier, good for setting up one-sided wraths) or Thraben Inspector (for more card draw).

chataolauj on Coming Out of the Closet (Awkward)

2 months ago

BlazingAbsol: Burn decks are what demolish my deck. I just don't have an answer for the burn instant/sorcery cards. I have Circle of Protection: Red in sideboard, but a like Lone Missionary would help alleviate the burn in early or late game situations. Thanks for the suggestion!

BlazingAbsol on Coming Out of the Closet (Awkward)

2 months ago

It seems like you'd have trouble against aggro decks. Maybe a few Lone Missionary? I'd suggest Kitchen Finks in the sideboard, but its pretty expensive.

BerylLasko on Sewer pauper

2 months ago

I like what you're doing here, Dash Hopes is vicious! I think I might add it to my own deck.

There is a couple of things I don't quite agree with:

1) The play set of Wicked Akuba. It would benefit from some type of evasion, or even deathtouch, but it doesn't. More often than not, it's a bear. I think I'd rather see either another type of removal, or Chittering Rats, which has the always effective ETB effect. If your looking for something to help the devotion, another decent creature could be Dauthi Slayer: opponent can't chump block, which forces them to expend a removal spell.

2) Pharika's Cure seems too cute of a card. It's essentially a 2 cmc 4 life gain, strictly worse than Lone Missionary or Rest for the Weary, but in Black. Once again, I'd rather see some type of removal, or hand disruption, something that impacts the board state a bit more.

Thanks for sharing! You got an upvote!

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