Pride Guardian


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper 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

Korlus on Kitties!!

2 weeks 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 ...

4 weeks 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

1 month 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

3 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

3 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.

Mongol on Your meat..... Is Bloody Tough!

4 months ago

I was working up a deck idea like this a while back with defenders that also utilized Tainted Remedy. Just didn't ever get around to making it.

One card my deck idea had that yours doesn't is Condemn, as this could be brutal with Tainted Remedy out. A couple others were Pride Guardian and Healing Hands.

Good luck with the deck!

croxb001 on Life bby

4 months ago

OccupyMy40oz I like the suggestions but the idea with Wall of Essence was that if they attacked with a very powerful creature and I blocked it with that, not only would I get more health than Pride Guardian or Perimeter Captain for 1 more mana, but I could also seriously boost up my creatures if I have something like a Sunbond attached to a creature!

OccupyMy40oz on Life bby

4 months ago

Wall of Essence is good but maybe something like Pride Guardian or Perimeter Captain could suit you just as well for a lower drop. then if you have multiple out if something with defender blocks multiple give you life

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