Pristine Talisman


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
Iconic Masters (IMA) Uncommon
Commander 2014 (C14) Common
Commander 2013 (C13) Common
New Phyrexia (NPH) Common
Promo Set (000) Common

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Pristine Talisman


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

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Pristine Talisman Discussion

Realist31 on oloro

3 days ago

Looks fun. You may want to reconsider Crypt Ghast as you're in 3 colors and he might not be that reliable. If you do keep him you might want to grab Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and Cabal Coffers. Chalice of Life  Flip looks fun, You may want to throw in Fatestitcher to help you use it more (also Fatestitcher is just very versatile. You ahve enough Artifact ramp/fixing with the signets and Chromatic Lantern, you could easily cut Darksteel Ingot and Pristine Talisman. You have a lot of ways to gain life, but you might want a few cards that let you spend it like Toxic Deluge, Phyrexian Arena, or Necropotence

multimedia on Karlov of the Ghost Council EDH

1 week ago

Hey, nice budget deck.

Here's some budget suggestions:

Most of these suggestions are constant life gaining sources that don't require you play other cards to gain life. Talisman is very good because you're not only gaining life, but also making coloress mana. Attendant and Warden gain you life when any creature ETB meaning all players' creatures. They can add counters to Karlov during your opponents' turns.

Some budget Commander staples in Orzhov colors:

Karlov can exile any creature which is great, but Unmaking and End can exile any nonland permanent. They're very versatile and powerful. Mother can protect Karlov from a removal spell or make him unblockable by opponent your attacking colored creatures for a lethal Commander damage strike. Titan has a lot of cards to reanimate in the deck and if he gets to attack he can keep reanimating cards.

Good luck with your deck.

Snacrifice on Nowhere to Hidetsugu (Budget EDH)

1 week ago

Fun deck!

I think you'd get a lot of use out of General's Regalia or Pentagram of the Ages to stop yourself from dying as well. I'd drop Bubbling Cauldron, it's too slow and costs mana TBH. Pristine Talisman would give you consistent life gain and more mana if you wanted something with life gain, and doesn't much change price numbers.

Monomanamaniac on Bogbrew Empires

1 month ago

Elixir of Immortality is a great fun way to put those newts up so you can go fetch them again. Chalice of Life  Flip is good for a kill clock, especially with the cauldron... And it's even better if you run the elixir. Pristine Talisman works well with the witch and cauldron and gives you life. Skirsdag High Priest is pretty cheap, and is amazing with the witch.

superhuman21 on Hungry Karl

1 month ago

My recommendation would be swap out Orzhov Keyrune, Pristine Talisman,Underworld Connections. for a mana rock is expensive, especially if it only generates colorless or 1-2 colors. Underworld Connections would be alright in a golgari deck IMO, but here it is going to take away from your potential mana pool as you'll have to tap the land for a card instead of mana.

Just my thoughts

precociousapprentice on Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control

2 months ago

If you can play Sol Ring, replace Pristine Talisman or Mind Stone. Sol Ring is definitely better than both. I would probably lean toward taking out Pristine Talisman. Being able to play Marchesa on turn 3 is a pretty big bump in your game plan. It isn't even essential that she sticks, because The Monarch does, and that changes the game. Thanks for the upvote and for thinking about the deck.

Karzalar on BGW Lifegain CMDR

2 months ago

Some suggestions on what to remove, stat!

Creatures (6) :

Bloodbond Vampire (too slow)

Copper Myr (any elf, Llanowar Elves for example, can do the same job, for cheaper)

Cryptbreaker (barely useful in here)

Defiant Bloodlord (way too costly for the sanguine bond effect)

Gold Myr (try Avacyn's Pilgrim instead)

Leaden Myr (see the other Myrs...)

Instants (2) :

Doom Blade (black is a common color played in commander)

Safe Passage (most of the time, it'll sit in your hand)

Artifacts (0) :

Nothing to remove here. Joy!

Sorceries (1) :

Diabolic Tutor (too slow for a tutor, most of the time)

Enchantments (5) :

Angelic Accord (Seems good, but it takes up something better in your curve)

Cradle of Vitality (If only you didn't have to pay mana for the effect...)

Arrest, Pacifism, One Thousand Lashes (Take removals to replace those pseudo-removals)

Planeswalkers (0) :

Unless they are so bad (I'm looking at you, Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded, never remove planeswalkers!

Total removed for the first cut : 14 cards.

Now! Options to consider in a lifegain build :

Exquisite Blood, Celestial Convergence, Test of Endurance, Beacon of Immortality, Tainted Remedy, Celestial Mantle, Erebos, God of the Dead, Aetherflux Reservoir, Well of Lost Dreams, Pristine Talisman...

Some removals :

Utter End, Swords to Plowshares, Anguished Unmaking, Putrefy, Mortify, Beast Within, Abzan Charm...

Hope this helps!

thechrisgeddes on Erebos nasty nasty trixes

2 months ago

Couple things, You need to add more mana ramp. So cards like Sol Ring and Gauntlet of Power Cabal Coffers Caged Sun most off those are pricey cards but Magus of the Coffers isn't and is a game changer for ramp. Charcoal Diamond Doubling Cube Paradise MantlePristine Talisman Crypt Ghast etc. On my page I have a list of cards saved that shows all ramp cards for each color. The next thing I would think about doing is taking out some creatures and adding some mass removal, you have a lot of single card removal but not a lot of mass removal which black is good at. The deck could be good but theres a underlining thing with most of your decks that you make, They have have a ton of general stuff that creatures, for instance you have creatures that have lifelink, deathouch, but then you also have a ton of creatures that have infect. If I was you I would think about making this deck straight infect deck, of course with that you would want to change your commander but go to or and look up edh infect and see if you can find a good mono color that will work for you.

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