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 (CNS) Common
2012 Core Set (M12) 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

The_Ronsteri on Pauper Life Gain (W/B)

1 week ago

Thanks for the suggestion! I somehow have missed that card in my card search, that is strictly better than Pride Guardian .

TheVectornaut on Whte Cat Lifegain/Token

2 weeks ago

I'd probably start by deciding which theme you want to pursue the most.

If you go more lifegain, increase copies of Ajani's Pridemate, Healer of the Pride, Felidar Sovereign, and Ajani's Mantra. Also consider Kemba's Skyguard, Pride Guardian, Sunbond, and Archangel of Thune.

If you go more tokens, increase copies of Brimaz, King of Oreskos, Anointed Procession, and Intangible Virtue. Also consider Adorned Pouncer, Sacred Cat, Jazal Goldmane, and Rhys the Redeemed.

Ajani, Caller of the Pride should be strong in either strategy as will most tribal support cards like Regal Caracal, Obelisk of Urd, Door of Destinies, and so on.

SynergyBuild on Life Gain Cat Deck

1 month ago



Drop 4x Zarichi Tiger, add 4x Regal Caracal

Ugh, to do the rest, I am just going to drop this text:

Drop 2x Pride Guardian, all artifacts but one Spear of Heliod, 1x Ajani, Caller of the Pride, 3x Ajani's Sunstriker, 4x Ajani's Pridemate, and 3x Healer of the Pride (24 total Cards), add 3x Glorious Anthem, 4x Qasali Pridemage, and 4x Lightning Greaves, 4x Loam Lion, 4x Pride Sovereign, 1x more Fleecemane Lion, and 4x Swiftfoot Boots

Lands - Drop 14x Plains and 2x Selesnya Guildgate, add 4x Windswept Heath, 4x Brushland, 4x Horizon Canopy, and 4x Temple Garden



Remove ALL sideboard, add 4x Leyline of Sanctity, 3x Rest in Peace, 3x Stony Silence, and 4x Path to Exile

DragonzBane on It Really Adds Up

1 month ago

Unless you like it as an etb effect, I would play Pride Guardian > Cathedral Sanctifier

epic_eeyore on THE WALL

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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!!

5 months ago

Terrible cards:





Bad cards:





Fine cards:




Good cards:






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.

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