Mortal's Ardor


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Heirloom Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker 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.)

Mortal's Ardor Discussion

Lhurgyof on Budget Crusaders

9 months ago

If you want to work with your commander, there are a lot of ways to damage yourself.

Notably on the land side of things: Grand Coliseum and Nomad Stadium are good budget options.

Benalish Marshal from Dominaria would probably be a good addition here as well. You might want to grab a Crusade and Celestial Crusader while you're at it. Kindred Boon is a pretty sweet mono-white card for tribal decks.

If you need help cutting cards, I feel like Sunlance, Soul Parry, Pacifism, Mortal's Ardor, Mighty Leap, and Dauntless Onslaught are the weakest cards here at the moment.

+1 from me. :)

Liquidbeaver on Healer's Revenge

11 months ago

kamarupa: I like your deck! And honestly I think a mix of both of ours is exactly what I am looking for. I especially like the Rest for the Weary, and I think the Mortal's Ardor is something I can work with in the meta I would be playing it in.

Thanks for commenting!

lagotripha on Tainted Love

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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 ...

1 year 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

1 year 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.

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