Parallel Lives


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Innistrad (ISD) Rare

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Parallel Lives


If an effect would put one or more tokens onto the battlefield under your control, it puts twice that many tokens onto the battlefield instead.

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Parallel Lives Discussion

TheVectornaut on Green Monster Kill low costing

1 day ago

Like many green decks I see, this one has the problem of being pulled in too many different directions. Cards like Garruk's Companion, Rancor, and Leatherback Baloth hint at a very aggressive stompy strategy. Nissa, Voice of Zendikar, Essence Warden and the Wild Beastmaster + Elder of Laurels combo would be better in a dedicated go-wide token deck. Llanowar Elves, Wild Growth, Primeval Titan, and Elderscale Wurm fit better in pure ramp. I would dedicate more resources to a single one of these strategies, maybe having a second as support. This will improve synergy and consistency by lessening the chance of drawing cards that don't work optimally together. For example, if you have some 7 drop bombs in hand, you'd much rather draw Wild Growth than Boar Umbra, and the reverse would be true if you had a hand of cheap beaters.

Some cards I'd recommend for stompy are Steel Leaf Champion, Dryad Militant, Experiment One, and Strangleroot Geist. Some cards for tokens are Parallel Lives, Mycoloth, Centaur's Herald, and Call the Scions. Cards for ramp include Arbor Elf, Voyaging Satyr, Garruk Wildspeaker, and Genesis Wave. And since you're mono, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx will almost always be great.

cdkime on Make more competitive?

3 days ago

I prefer Canopy Cover to Alpha Authority for this deck. The creatures you are looking to enchant are not naturally large, so the evasion Canopy Cover gives is better than the prohibition on multiple blockers.

Have you considered splashing black? Slimefoot, the Stowaway could add some for some additional value out of your Saporlings. If your casual group permits its use, Dark Ritual is a great card, allowing you to cast a turn 2 Parallel Lives. Black also gives access to a number of sacrifice outlets, providing added utility for your creatures.

If your group is very permissible, Sol Ring is one of the best cards ever printed--though cards that are restricted in Vintage are generally frowned upon in casual.

ReticleMouse on Emmara Tandris Selesnya

3 days ago

Well, first I would consider not having one of a bunch of different cards unless you're making a commander deck, if you cut down on the number of cards but add more of the ones you need, you can get a more reliable game. Since this is supposed to be a token deck you should definitely remove Lone Rider  Flip it's doing nothing for you here.

As far as the cards go, if your looking for budget token duplication you cant go wrong with Growing Ranks. But if your willing to spend a little more a much better option would be Parallel Lives or Primal Vigor.

I would replace Verdant Sun's Avatar with Soul Warden or Trostani, Selesnya's Voice and get rid of Ulvenwald Observer you can get "some" big tokens but not enough to really make him useful.

you should also consider focusing you're token generating more. right now the deck is kind of all over the place creating small numbers of random tokens. it would be more effective if you added cards like Verdant Embrace, Darien, King of Kjeldor or Dreampod Druid. (I personally like pairing Alpha Authority + Dreampod Druid to give him some extra protection.

However, if you want to keep the big creatures and have a deck more focused on power and toughness instead of massing tokens, you should consider Giant Adephage, Mycoloth, Verdant Force and my personal favorite, Worldspine Wurm as some more budget options.

Some other cards you might want to consider are Vitu-Ghazi Guildmage so that you can populate on command, and Voice of Resurgence if your willing to spend the money. that card is very good at deterring your opponent's from messing with your side of the board on your turn.

Hope this helps a little :)

Madcookie on Slimefoot, Token

4 days ago

I'd suggest Ashnod's Altar for a more permanent sack outlet and essentially making your commander ability cost 2 instead of 4 and combined with Doubling Season or Parallel Lives you can easily go infinite tokens-->double sack-->+4 mana-->double tokens etc and OTK people with blood artist and such, but that option is quite expensive.

Beastmaster Ascension is a very nice finisher in token decks, or (if you have it) Craterhoof Behemoth is more powerful, albeit MUCH more expensive. For extra tokens I remember some old cards like Saproling Symbiosis and Parallel Evolution but the first one's price nearly tripled due to Dominaria so I'd wait a bit until things cool off.


KingZamiel on Double double

1 week ago

I absolutely love this! I never thought I'd see the day that my previous saprolings would make a good EDH deck. Of course, I never knew that Tana, the Bloodsower existed until now.

I only have a few suggestions that I hope helps. Have you considered Verdeloth the Ancient? He's a little steep, but his anthem effect and the kicker cost are definitely useful.

Life and Limb would be good here too, not only to increase your mana sources, but to increase your creature count too. On a side note, if you pair that with Cryptolith Rite, you'll essentially allow all of your forests to tap for any color mana.

Earth Surge is gimmicky and heavily reliant on L&L, but it's an option.

Mirage Mirror is pretty cheap and versatile. Good if you get only one token doubler or if one is destroyed.

Lastly, I'd recommend Panharmonicon since you have a decent amount of enter-the-battlefield effects (most notably Anointed Procession and Parallel Lives). It also doubles Aura Shards, Impact Tremors, and Huatli's emblem.

I hope this helps!

RedUndead40 on Looking for help on making ...

1 week ago

Just taking a quick look, it looks like you're trying to do too many things at once. I would recommend fine-tuning your win conditions to be more consistent.

For instance you have a +1/+1 counter package with things like Corpsejack Menace, but also a random token theme with support like Parallel Lives but only a handful of token producers, and then a random Phenax, God of Deception for some reason?

You then have things like Dark Ritual which can be strong in the right deck but doesn't offer enough overall, long-term value to be worth it in most commander decks.

Basically just decide what you want the deck to do, and then build around that.

puybm on In Too Deep (Sidisi Zombie Tribal EDH)

2 weeks ago

Why not include cards like Parallel Lives, Doubling Season, or Second Harvest given this isn't a budget deck and they would hep with the token production sub-theme.

Pandistoteles on Arahbo Kitty Voltron

2 weeks ago

Hi Spirits!!

I am super grateful for all your amazing feedback. I'm going to update my list, since this is just what I remembered from memory, and some of your suggestions are actually already in my deck (such as Steelshaper's Gift and Umezawa's Jitte).

Cards such as Sylvan Library and Enlightened Tutor due to budget restrictions. See, I have a second equipment deck that has my only copies of some cards, such as Enlightened Tutor, Puresteel Paladin, Masterwork of Ingenuity, Stonehewer Giant, and Sigarda's Aid. I also know I have a Temple Garden back at my old house, which I need to go get as soon as possible. I will now update my deck to what it really is, and I would love any other suggestions!

PS. Nacatl's tokens come in attacking, since Doubling Season only double's the amount created. I didn't know about Parallel Lives, thank you!!!

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