Pride Guardian


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual 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
Conspiracy Common
2012 Core Set Common

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Pride Guardian

Creature — Cat Monk


Whenever Pride Guardian blocks, you gain 3 life.

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Pride Guardian Discussion

epic_eeyore on THE WALL

1 month ago

Looks like fun.I hope you realize that fighting has nothing to do with combat. Meaning fighting with Pride Guardian doesn't gain you life because it is fighting not blocking. Same goes with Assault Formation you only assign COMBAT damage using toughness fighting is NON-COMBAT damage.

I think Dusk would be a good addition as it doesn't touch your stuff and the other half of the card can get all your creatures. Sight of the Scalelords is a good buff and Tower Defense is a finishing combat trick in this deck.

You might want to consider adding black to have access to Doran, the Siege Tower as well as all the awesome removal black has.

Hope this helps.

Poseidon31 on Having Creatures Gives You Life

1 month ago

Way to many 1 Drops. Than i would reduce the deck to 60 cards. Most of it would be Lands. Maybe some editing with the cards in the deck, except for one:

Creatures (22):4x Soul Warden,4x Pride Guardian,4x Suture Priest,2x Transcendent Master,2x Rhox Faithmender,2x Hero of Bladehold,2x Archangel of Thune,2x Felidar Sovereign

Planeswalker (2):2x Elspeth, Sun's Champion

Sorcery, Instant, Arftifact, Enchantements (13)4x Secure the Wastes,2x Chalice of Life  Flip,3x Proper Burial,4x Sram's Expertise (new card)

Lands (23)4x Emeria, The Sky Ruin,2x Mistveil Plains,17x Plains,

Give it a try, have fun ;)

calvinwarning on Vial Cats

1 month ago

Thank you ACDAMAN and BrandonJamesCAC for the comments.

ACDAMAN I completely agree with you when it comes to cutting Ajani and Brave the Elements. What's a cat deck without Ajani right? Well whenever I draw him, I always find myself wishing I drew something else. He's great for flavor, but besides that I don't think he's a necessary component. Sometimes multiple copies of Brave the Elements flood my hand when I only really need one at a time, but I only reduced it to two since I love that card and it hits all of my creatures except for Wild Nacatl. When it comes to Collected Company, I am really conflicted about it. Check out my update for a thorough explanation, but I really appreciate your input.

BrandonJamesCAC Great suggestions, as always haha. Thank you for bringing both Selfless Spirit and Serra Avenger to my attention. Unfortunately they do not fit the cat theme I'm going for, but I may try to include them. I especially like Selfless Spirit, he seems like incredible utility for the deck. As for Steppe Lynx, I find it to be a bit underwhelming at times. It can be a very effective beater, occasionally becoming a 4/5 body on turns that I crack a fetch but otherwise it's a 0/1 and I only look at that as a chump blocker that can die off really easily. I run Pride Guardian over Lynx because it proves to be more sustainable as a defender with lifegain.

Korlus on Kitties!!

3 months ago

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You need to add more cards that are good in EDH, and add some ramp beyond Sol Ring and Pearl Medallion. My suggestion for cheap ramp includes:

Hedron Archive, Mind Stone, Marble Diamond, Worn Powerstone etc.

Other cards you may want to consider are:

White Sun's Zenith, Hero of Bladehold, Sun Titan, Elspeth, Sun's Champion, Mentor of the Meek, True Conviction, Swords to Plowshares, Return to Dust, Martial Coup, Oblivion Ring, Captain of the Watch, Thalia, Heretic Cathar, Recruiter of the Guard, Heliod, God of the Sun, Knight of the White Orchid, Mirror Entity, Mother of Runes, Emeria Shepherd, Bastion Protector, Oblation, Secure the Wastes, Austere Command, Open the Armory, Decree of Justice, Caged Sun, Obelisk of Urd, Dictate of Heliod, Shared Triumph, Elspeth Tirel, Secluded Steppe, Buried Ruin, Ghost Quarter, Rogue's Passage, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, Kor Haven, Divine Sacrament, Bygone Bishop.

I would cut cards from the "Terrible" bracket first. They have no place in most EDH decks.

JararoNatsu on Need Help with a Wizard ...

3 months ago

Adding White would also allow you to use cats like Pride Guardian. Warden of the Beyond could maybe be the Wizard, if you wanna throw in some exile.

bmarciano on Ajani cats do lifegain

4 months ago

Another creature you can include is Pride Guardian. I don't know what you would want to sub out for a set of those, but I love Pride Guardian because of how efficient of a defender it is and the life gain involved. It's a good early game drop and has caused a few of my mtg friends some amount of frustration. XD

A land I'm getting for my own life-gain deck is Emeria, The Sky Ruin. It's helpful to have if your opponent manages to send both of your Felidar Sovereign to the graveyard (which is what I've experienced almost every time I've sideboard Felidar into my life-gain deck). I assume you're trying to win via Felidar, so it'd be good to have some sort of back up plan.

Also instances that protect your creatures like Brave the Elements, Path to Exile, and Devouring Light are super helpful to have in hand. Maybe you can find room to add some?

I like your deck! +1

pinecone2k3 on T

6 months ago

I've had good luck with Pride Guardian as a one-drop, in decks built around life gain. Sure, it can't attack, but the life gain can happen repeatedly. And with a toughness of 3, it's harder for your opponent to get rid of it than, for example, your Cathedral Sanctifier.

robrone9 on I Gain, You Die

6 months ago

Hey there, your deck looks good so far, and I don't know your budget so I'll just add some cheaper options. I'm guessing you want to stay BW as well or you could go nuts with GBW.

Some mix of Scoured Barrens, Radiant Fountain, and Kabira Crossroads seem like an auto include.

I also think lowering your curve would help. Try Vampire Nighthawk, Kitchen Finks and Ajani's Pridemate for starters.

Collective Brutality seems sweet as well. Crypt Incursion is main deck graveyard hate for this deck.

Kambal, Consul of Allocation is pretty spicy too.

Palace Siege seems good but might be too slow, depends on your local meta.

If you want to go the defender route you could play Perimeter Captain, Souls of the Faultless, Nyx-Fleece Ram and Pride Guardian to set up a game winning spell.

Kor Firewalker in the side for the burn match-up would be good.

You should also look into Aristocrats decks - they work around life gain / loss. I'll see if there is anything else that comes to mind.

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