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

Nahkajumala on white/green

5 days ago

Interesting idea here, but I would perhaps remove the Pathrazer of Ulamog , Artisan of Kozilek, and some of the high mana creatures, since they don't really have any good purpose for this deck with their high mana cost... Not sure if you get to play them that often, and also you have few/alot cards that get use from the amount of cards/creatures in ur graveyard, So I would probably add more low mana green creatures with "tap for mana" abilities for example Avacyn's Pilgrim, Elvish Mystic there are ALOT elf 1mana cards with "tap for mana". If you build this deck more around Elves, then Priest of Titania / Joraga Treespeaker would be smart, which would also make u get those higher mana creatures on table and faster. Also Cradle of Vitality would be handy with the "gain life" cards you have, for example the Goldenglow Moth, theres a card which is kinda similiar to it --> Pride Guardian and a fun card to throw on it, After it/ or some of your creature blocks an high stat attacker... is to throw this Righteousness or Smite or some cards that make it undestroyable, I noticed that you probably want to keep this as Budget'ish deck so I suggested few cheap cards. Also would probably remove Oran-Rief Survivalist since you only have those 2 as "Ally". I would focus on building around something you have alot, for example those "gain life" cards, getting more cards that give alot value from gaining life. Since you're playing only against Black/White flying deck/or a blue mill deck, I would build this deck to counter those better, think on what card types ur weak against to, and/or try to counter those with something, Sorry for bad english,( oh and change the deck format to casual, since you dont have Standard legal cards) I hope I could help somehow :D, lemme know if you got anything more to ask about! Otherwise GL with the deck! And wreck dat guys decks

The_Ronsteri on Pauper Life Gain (W/B)

2 months 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 months 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

3 months 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

3 months ago

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

epic_eeyore on THE WALL

5 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

5 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

5 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.

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