Lone Rider

Creature — Human Knight

First Strike, lifelink

At the beginning of the end step, if you gained 3 or more life this turn, transform Lone Rider.

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Set Rarity
Eldritch Moon (EMN) Uncommon

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Lone Rider occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Lone Rider Discussion

Silverdrake on mixed greens and vanilla shake

5 days ago

+1 for the name alone, love it!
First thing I'd suggest is you up the number of lands you're running to somewhere in the 21-23 range. 16 lands makes it EXTREMELY unlikely that you'll be able to consistently hit your land drops - the only decks that run that few are burn decks with their most expensive spells costing 2 mana. If you want to even think about playing 4+ mana spells, you're going to want more lands.

Moving on to more targetted feedback - if you want to upgrade it, I think you'll need to pick a direction to move the deck in. Right now it's less of a deck and more of a pile of green and white cards (not meant to be a slam on you, that's how most people enter/re-enter the game). You've got some solid +1/+1 counters cards like Gyre Sage and Hardened Scaled, and you've got some solid lifegain-matters cards like Heliod, Glorybound Initiate, and Lone Rider. I'd recommend on honing in on one or both of those strategies, and replacing cards that don't work toward one or both of them (like Primal Druid and Moss Viper, just at a glance).
If you want to hone in on lifegain, you could look at Ajani's Pridemate and more Lone Rider  Flip. For a bit more money you could look at Dawn of Hope. Another step up in price gets you stuff like Ajani, Strength of the Pride and Archangel of Thune. And at the very top you could look at more Heliod, Sun-Crowned. To gain life you could look at Healer's Hawk, Ajani's Welcome, Revitalize, or Daxos, Blessed by the Sun.
If you want to hone in on counters, you could look at (I don't know this arhcetype quite as well so I can't give you price brackets, you'll have to check yourself) Animation Module, Stonecoil Serpent, Nissa, Voice of Zendikar, Tireless Tracker, Jadelight Ranger, Experiment One, Huatli's Raptor, Mowu, Loyal Companion, or Knight of Autumn. There's probably more excellent cards in that category as well, but like I said I don't know that archetype as well (I'm better versed in BLUE green counters).
You also don't really have much in the way of creature removal, which could prove dangerous. Selesnya Charm and Banishing Light are alright, but I'd up how many you're running if that's going to be your only removal. Declaration in Stone is a premium white removals spell you could look into if you're looking for upgrades in that department.

These are all just suggestions though - you should build and play the deck however you find it most fun. It is your deck, after all! Whatever you decide to do, good luck and have fun!

ZendikariWol on Life gain synergy deck

1 week ago

This is two different decks fighting each other for space.

One deck is BW Ally lifegain/rally. For that, you want to be running Bloodbond Vampire, Drana's Emissary, Kalastria Healer (which absolutely wins games), Zulaport Cutthroat, maybe Lantern Scout.

The other is Mono-White lifegain. Ajani's Welcome, Daxos, Blessed by the Sun, Authority of the Consuls, Archangel of Thune, Ashes of the Abhorrent for the sideboard, maybe Linden, the Steadfast Queen, Lone Rider  Flip, perhaps, as a finisher, Nyx-Fleece Ram is stunningly potent against fast creature decks, in a similar vein to the also-pioneer-legal Wall of Essence.

I think your first step in making improvements to this deck is deciding which of these your deck wants to be.

Daveslab2022 on Rider Life Gains

1 month ago

Sweet deck! I didn’t know Lone Rider  Flip existed, and am super excited to test this deck out. The small changes I would make include dropping Radiant Fountain, it gains life but it does not belong in a 3 color deck. You’ll never cast Siege Rhino consistently here. I also recommend dropping Blossoming Defense, and Dromokas Command, for hard removal like Murderous Rider and Abrupt Decay . I don’t like them personally since they are situational, and removal is good against every deck.

I have never liked Ajanis Pridemate and would play something like Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet

multimedia on Get A Life

2 months ago

Hey, there's a mono white archetype in Modern called Soul Sisters. What you have here is a twist on that strategy.

The Sisters are Martyr of Sands , Soul's Attendant and Soul Warden . These are the repeatable life gaining sources to give you a consistent source of life gain and a consistent play turn one. Martyr is a fast way to gain life to activate Serra Ascendant or pump Ajani's Pridemate . Ascendant is by far your best threat to win a game and reason to want to gain life; Martyr can get you to 30+ life fast.

Squadron Hawk is a good two drop with this strategy giving you four potential creatures to gain life with and it has flying. Hawk is like draw putting up to three cards into your hand which is good with Martyr to have a better opportunity to gain life with her since you will have more white cards in your hand. I also like the interaction of Martyr and Lone Rider  Flip as a way to gain three or more life for one mana.

Flying is the best evasion you can give the rest of your attacking creatures with Odric, Lunarch Marshal and he does seem good with Ajani's Pridemate , but I think 4x Odric is too much. Odric as a four drop isn't good by himself, he requires other creatures to be good to use his combat trigger. You only want to cast Odric if you have an established battlefield of creatures to get his combat trigger and having a flier helps too.

Hawk seems better here than Aerial Responder since Hawk fills your hand with creatures and it also has flying. Tokens are good with the Sisters; Spectral Procession is three flying Spirits for three mana. Procession with a Warden or Attendant on the battlefield can pump Pridemate at least three times. For three mana Procession seems more impactful than Ritual of Rejuvenation . 4x Ritual, 4x Revitalize and 2x Reviving Dose seems too many cards for this effect and Revitalize is better than the others. Gaining life and drawing is important, but creatures are more important.

Cards to consider adding:

Cards to consider cutting:

  • 4x Ritual of Rejuvenation
  • 2x Reviving Dose
  • 4x Aerial Responder
  • 3x Auriok Champion
  • 1x Odric, Lunarch Marshal
  • 1x Lone Rider

Attendant being a one drop I think is better than the color protections of Champion who is a two drop and both have the same repeatable life gain ability. Champion could be a sideboard card, but not sure you even need him. Champion and gaining life is great hate against mono red and burn, but the strategy here is gaining life even without Champion. Good luck with your deck.

pambo on Pioneer: Mono White Lifegain

2 months ago

thanks for your answer!!

I really like the Glory-Bound Initiate and the Aethersphere Harvester also sounds great and I think about swapping it for Lone Rider  Flip since it is very dependent on your hand, I think.

I like the Sunmare and I already own it, but I'm not sure if I should put in more expensive creatures, also since I think that Archangel of Thune and Lyra are stronger in my Deck

pambo on Pioneer: Mono White Lifegain

2 months ago

thanks for your answer!!

I really like the Glory-Bound Initiate and the Aethersphere Harvester also sounds great and I think about swapping it for Lone Rider  Flip since it is very dependent on your hand, I think.

I like the Sunmare and I already own it, but I'm not sure if I should put in more expensive creatures, also since I think that Archangel of Thune and Lyra are stronger in my Deck

Protester on

3 months ago

Fervent Champion could be a more aggressive replacement for venerable knight.

Knight Exemplar can buff your other knights and give them indestructible.

Lone Rider  Flip also seems really powerful here, given you have enough incidental lifegain to get it to flip consistently.

Your manabase is fine, but I feel like you will have a hard time casting Light Up the Stage with only 4 lands that can cast it. Murderous Rider's first half may also be hard to cast because it's incompatible with tournament grounds. Same goes for smitten sword master.

austintayshus on Card creation challenge

5 months ago

Edict of Stone

Artifact - Edict

Activated abilities of artifacts cannot be activated.

Triggered abilities of artifacts cannot be triggered.


Create something that could exist on Innistrad. Bonus points if you create a flip card with an eldrazi form on the other side. (for example, Lone Rider  Flip, which flips into It That Rides as One )

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