Mortal's Ardor


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Kiora (DDO) Common
Born of the Gods (BNG) Common

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Mortal's Ardor


Target creature gets +1/+1 and gains lifelink until end of turn. (Damage dealt by the creature also causes its controller to gain that much life.)

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Mortal's Ardor Discussion

lagotripha on Tainted Love

2 months ago

That kinda makes sense I guess, but surely something instant speed like Cruel Feeding, Mortal's Ardor or Swift Justice would be better in those slots? It becoming a really round-about Pacifism doesn't seem super useful. Something like Oust could be in those slots.

kamarupa on Listerine

4 months ago

Thanks, MagicMarc! That's exactly what I was thinking when I included it, though I did question how many would actually be worth including. Opponents might not have creatures, or might run a flood-style attack, etc, which makes Mortal's Ardor less effective than straight life-burn, but I'll definitely consider adding more if I can find the room!

MagicMarc on Listerine

4 months ago

I think Mortal's Ardor is a great instant speed way to hurt or finish someone if they have a high power creature attacking and Tainted Remedy is on the field. As soon as they declare attackers and tap that creature they are stuck! The only way to stop them from killing themselves by attacking you is getting rid of their own creature before damage resolution.

I have not seen that on a list before and think it quite a canny add. In the right shell it would make a good 4x. Nice build.

PembrokeWelshCorgi on Reflection deck

6 months ago

I prefer just using Mortal's Ardor on the Boros Reckoner, then playing the Volcano Hellion. Who needs infinite life, when you only need enough to win?

I like the deck.

meumeunome on Boros Reckoner + Lifelink interaction ...

7 months ago

Let's say that i have a Boros Reckoner on the battlefield and my opponent have a 3/3 creature attacking, so i give Reckoner Lifelink and +1/+1 with Mortal's Ardor and block the 3/3 creature. I heal 4 at the damage step and then Boros Reckoner ability triggers and i choose 3 damage to go to my opponent. Do i heal for 3 because Reckoner had lifelink until end of turn??

Gattison on Lurdurhynchosauropteryx: Jurassic Pork

8 months ago

if you can, maybe go to 4x Swift Justice and lose Mortal's Ardor, because the first strike makes your main attackers (Nest Robber, Raptor Companion) even more effective.

RC-3141 on Theros Soldiers

8 months ago

Expedite is definitely decent for card draw. I would also suggest Mortal's Ardor as an inexpensive combat trick that keeps with the Greek theme.

Oloro_Magic on

1 year ago

Okay, so first things first you should look to focus the deck more, having a ton of one-of creatures makes the deck inconsistent. Rise of Eagles and Triplicate Spirits are just too expensive to be good, Spectral Procession, or if you splash black which works better with tokens anyway Lingering Souls, do the same thing for cheaper. With blue however Temmet, Vizier of Naktamun and Aven Wind Guide are two cards from Amonkhet that are worth a look.

Hanweir Militia Captain  Flip and Crusader of Odric are cheaper Seraphs that come down quickly. Drop the enchantments and focus on team boosting with stuff like Honor of the Pure. The green in this deck can come out completely it isn't necessary.

Your buff cards like Mortal's Ardor take up spots that can be devoted to removal such as Cast Out, ideally you want Path to Exile but Cast Out is more budget friendly. Also Traveler's Amulet is pretty useless here as in tokens you ideally are not playing any expensive creatures.

Squadron Hawk is another card that could be interesting in your deck.

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