Pristine Talisman

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology Vol. II (CM2) Common
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

Artifact

: Gain , you gain 1 life.

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Pristine Talisman Discussion

gdm1989 on Aminatou: Nihilistic Tendencies (Stax)

3 weeks ago

You'll be surprised how fast spine will come out with blink decks since I used to use brago and blink decks

atm Ixidron is not needed I would use Resolute Archangel to make yourself semi-immortal

replace Pristine Talisman with Mana Web

there's this card I'm testing in my yuriko fairy (dark brago) deck it's called Gulf Squid

but so far it's looks fine. When I update my brago blink and yuriko bounce deck I'll let you know if I see something else :)

Jamminmagician on Blood Tax

3 weeks ago

Ben's Recommendations:

Ramp:

Worn Powerstone

Mind Stone

Armillary Sphere or Wayfarer's Bauble

Black Market

Burnished Hart

Solemn Simulacrum I know, he's annoying and expensive and in every deck but he RAmPS AND DRAWS AND IS COLOURLESS LIKE BLEH

Pristine Talisman Triggers your life-gain abilities.

Draw:

Greed

Gravestorm MAN that theming

Ob Nixilis Reignited one of THE cheapest walkers around

Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip

Krav, the Unredeemed and his partner Regna, the Redeemer can generate card advantage by searching for each other, seem to be on theme (life gain and tokens are both parts of this deck, see your commander for details, but krav specifically lets you draw a shit TON of cards. Also, gives you some sac outlet ability and ridiculously tiny activation cost)

Necropotence this IS a more expensive card and with good reason. But of all the "more expensive card draw" cards i believe it is the LEAST more expensive. Seriously this card blows games out. (SIDENOTE this works SUPER WELL with your axis of mortality, necropotence yourself to 1 in response to the trigger then swap with someone to go right back to 35)

Harvester of Souls Gimme card draw for your creatures. Tax'ing the hell out of the entry to hell.

Actually on-theme cards that are really mean:

Magus of the Abyss There's a REASON people refer to chumping every turn as abyss-ing

Infernal Darkness a card you can probably find for 3$ or less, ruins people's happy fun times (except you)

Call to the Grave See above regarding magyss of the abyss.

Patron of the Nezumi Pay the death tax

World Queller This one's especially spicy cause you can choose a permanent type you DON'T have one of.

Angelic Arbiter A little high on the curve tbh but does make your opponents choose combat or spells

Aura of Silence I really think this is a must-have card for this strat.

Archfiend of Depravity New government law, every player shall have no more than 2 creatures. Communism at work, the government gets as many as it wants.

Magister of Worth A VERY thematic board wipe. (it will ALWAYS be a board wipe)

Cliffhaven Vampire For all those extorts and life linkers.

High Priest of Penance

Karmic Justice

Leonin Arbiter Seriously punishes decks with greedy manabases and green decks

Aven Mindcensor See Leonin Arbiter

Oathsworn Vampire This guy is great card advantage and a recurrable chump for your "symmetric" forced sacrifice effects

Windborn Muse Better than Baird IMO

Orb of Dreams EVERYTHING is tapped

Utter End Seems to me a better card than Mortify, even if it costs 1 more.

Thalia, Heretic Cathar

Hushwing Gryff Flash torpor orb fucks SO MANY DECKS

Descent into Madness Although this is only particularly strong if you have a huge draw-engine to keep exiling bad cards from your hand instead of permanents.

False Prophet HOW IS THIS CARD SO CHEAP???

Words of Waste Can be powerful but may require too much tuning of mana/draw to be actually good.

Kataki, War's Wage expensive but powerful effect.

That's all for now. too many options honestly.

Cippo on Artifice

4 weeks ago

You could probably upgrade some of your 3 cmc 1 mana rocks to give you some more utility.

Seer's Lantern, Unstable Obelisk, or Victory Chimes instead of Manalith and Pristine Talisman. They're all under a dollar so pretty cheap upgrades.

harbingerofduh on I Love Lucy

2 months ago

My first thought is that you're not taking nearly as much advantage of Licia's cost-reduction ability as you could be. Lands such as Wind-Scarred Crag and Bloodfell Caves fix your colors, and their enter-the-battlefield-tapped drawback is mitigated by the fact that the lifegain makes Licia cheaper the turn they enter play. Radiant Fountain is basically a Dark Ritual in this deck!

Other lands to consider: Seraph Sanctuary - Springjack Pasture - Kabira Crossroads

On a similar note, look for cards that give you an effect on top of gaining you life. Pristine Talisman effectively taps for two in this deck. Zuran Orb can give you a turn-3 Licia all by itself. Renewed Faith can either power out an early Licia or cycle in the late game for (essentially) zero mana. Vraska's Contempt essentially exiles any creature or planeswalker for the bargain price of BB. And so on.

Shaffman2001 on Mono Colorless Tron

3 months ago

Interesting deck! One suggestion, maybe consider 4x Powerstone Shard for your 4x Pristine Talisman? Added mana ramp to your deck if you get multiple out!

Randomsome1 on Live Burn

3 months ago

You're right, this build is super reliant on on the commander. My meta isn't as fast and crazy as yours sounds, so I can set up. Mind's Eye is definitely good, consistent draw. Mana wise, you wil always have to keep up 4 mana, so you can draw off of every one. Well is less reliant on your opponents if you need to draw into answers, it also synergizes with Alhammarret's Archive and Pristine Talisman which I should really put in.

Best advice I got to deal with the Boros Curse is "Even bad card draw effects is still card draw".

MarshalLaeroth on Oloro's Blood-Stained La-Z-Boy

3 months ago

Unfortunately, I don't get as much efficiency from Pristine Talisman as I do from something like Chromatic Lantern or Thran Dynamo. Plus, the deck generates plenty of life gain already...I don't really need another way to gain it. Thanks for commenting!

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