Pristine Talisman


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

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Set Rarity
Commander 2014 Common
Commander 2013 Common
New Phyrexia Common
Promo Set Common

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Pristine Talisman


: Add to your mana pool, you gain 1 life.

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Pristine Talisman Discussion

Snacrifice on Sram, Senior Edificer EDH Budget

1 week ago

Ghost Quarter would save you some money if you replaced Strip Mine with it.

Dusk / Dawn is a cheaper Retribution of the Meek.

Hero's Blade is fantastic, since it'll re-equip when Sram inevitably gets removed by something.

Crib Swap and Afterlife cost more in mana than Swords to Plowshares, but they shave money off your budget and are just as viable in EDH.

Trailblazer's Boots are a better cheap equip than say Trusty Machete because even if it costs one more to drop, it'll consistently read as 'unblockable'. Prowler's Helm is a similar budget option but there are walls that get dropped more often:P.

Cultivator's Caravan is just wasteful budget when you can use Darksteel Ingot for an indestructible version, or Manalith for a way cheaper option(or, if you don't care about making white mana, Pristine Talisman will gain you life. Tooth of Ramos also gives you a pocket two mana)

Oreskos Explorer is Knight of the White Orchid except cheaper and better in multiplayer.

Taj-Nar Swordsmith gives you another tutor. Planar Cleansing is a cheap mass-removal that could replace WOG(though it costs some more mana) or just give you another wipe.

Always good to see economical decks :D

Chandrian on Hugging Thieves

3 weeks ago

Nice deck. I would suggest cutting some of the colorless ramp in favour of ramp with color, for example cutting Pristine Talisman for another signet or even landramp like Cultivate or Kodama's Reach.

Some other hug cards are Ghirapur Orrery and Horn of Greed, but it's better when you help others while helping yourself more. For this reason I suggest Selvala, Explorer Returned and Tempt with Discovery, because the effect is asymetrical.

I also want to mention Reality Shift and Beast Within as they are great removal.

Finally I made a stealing deck myself but in Temur colors, feel free to check it out

TheSpiritombEnthusiast on Oloro, the Barrier King

4 weeks ago

Thank you so much! I decided to swap Pristine Talisman for Dimir Signet, because I think I'm fine on white mana for now. As for Authority of the Consuls, I had it in there originally, but I felt what it provided wasn't really needed.

Chandrian on Oloro, the Barrier King

4 weeks ago

While your goal is to make a slow game until you hit your wincons, I think your mana needs some more work. For this reason I'd recommend playing the signets Orzhov Signet, Dimir Signet and Azorius Signet.

If you're looking for having stuff ETB tapped, Authority of the Consuls is a good card and grants a life boost.

As to what to cut, Pristine Talisman looks cute, but I think you have enough other ways to gain life that replacing it for a signet for example won't hurt the deck.

Cloudchaser.Kestrel on Courting attack, Isperia Supreme Judge

4 weeks ago

I actually won a game off not having a Sol Ring and I feel ritually bound not to put one in at this point.

I do have Oath of Lieges - Thought Vessel - Spectral Searchlight, and Pristine Talisman though. I like Mana rocks that do other things.

Snaptune on Oloro Pillow Fort / Life Gain

1 month ago

Nice deck! Oloro was also my first commander and the deck that I have worked on the most. A few suggestions:

  • Privileged Position's color identity is White/Green, so you may not run it in an Esper Commander deck.

  • Well of Lost Dreams is my favorite draw engine in Oloro, it is absolutely insane, and synergizes very well with Pristine Talisman. Maybe swap it in for that Privileged Position?

  • Solitary Confinement is another Glacial Chasm, and can you give those one or two turns that you need to activate your infinite combo, or trigger Felidar Sovereign/Test of Endurance. Oloro and the aforementioned Well of Lost Dreams will keep your hand stocked so that you can keep the Confinement in play.

  • Venser's Journal is a pet card of mine for Oloro. It's not game-breaking, but it synergizes very well with the Well (pun intended) and gives a decent life boost every turn. Worth considering, but there are much better things to run.

  • Necropotence is begging for a spot here. Chances are you're already looking for one but if you're not, then do. Oloro will keep it from killing you, and if you NEED to draw into your wincon, paying half your life total is usually enough to hit it. The BBB mana cost is a little difficult to hit, but very worth it to keep your hand continuously stocked.

Overall, you have a very solid deck! +1

Karzalar on Lifelink to the max

1 month ago

Are you intending to keep it very low budget? If that's the case, that's fine.

Some budget suggestions :

Cathars' Crusade to make every creature bigger;

Soul's Attendant is another Soul Warden. Suture Priest is a versatile life-changer.

Gifted Aetherborn is a Vampire Nighthawk for one mana less, without flying.

Staff of the Death Magus / Staff of the Sun Magus for lifegain for everything you do.

Pristine Talisman because gaining life when tapping for mana is the best of both worlds.

Some removal would include Anguished Unmaking, Banishing Light, Utter End...

Also, Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim should have a spot in here. Zulaport Cutthroat and Blood Artist to punish those who remove your creatures!

TwoIdiots on Baby's First Multiplayer Cube (cards to include?)

1 month ago

CHANGELOG 11/05/17


Regarding flyers, here are some good draws into bant. Not sure what the rest of the payoff is for green (maybe you grab cards like Glare of Subdual, Sylvan Library, Survival of the Fittest, Edric, Spymaster of Trest or big green beaters), but I figured we should enable that color combo a bit more while staying on-theme:


Regarding blink: I would be fine with that, but I think it would be better to see if there's room once we start trimming down the cube.

Green is looking pretty underpowered right now (no real big threats, not much utility. we should fix that)



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