Rest for the Weary

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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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Worldwake Common

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Rest for the Weary

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Target player gains 4 life.

Landfall If you had a land enter the battlefield under your control this turn, that player gains 8 life instead.

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Rest for the Weary Discussion

Bou on EDH Licia, Tribute for the Tribune

3 days ago

@ReignBeauxRida: The Outlast creatures would be so much better if you could put a +1/+1 on other creatures, as it is now they only put them on themselves. Abzan Falconer and Mer-Ek Nightblade would be interesting though! The other effects we already have.

@AkaAkuma: Thanks! Soldiers are definitely a good option, I toyed with the idea as well. Favor of the Mighty seems good but you have to keep in mind that protection also means we can't enchant or target her, so we can't give her more counters, the equips still work because they don't have a color.

Rest for the Weary looks pretty good, but you'd ideally want it if they blow up Licia and you need to recast her.. Sunspring Expedition might be good as well for the same reason, just wait a little with sacrificing until you need it. I'm still piecing together the heal spells so I'll put this in the maybeboard :). Ordeal of Heliod on Licia wouldn't work that well..

The problem with lifegain spells is that you need them to help you cast Licia. If she's already there, extra life doesn't really matter because just fighting with her can get you pretty much 10 life a turn. Add in all the other tools we have and you can easily get 100 life. Aetherflux Reservoir at that point, would just be mean hahaha

AkaAkuma on EDH Licia, Tribute for the Tribune

4 days ago

Hey looks good! I am thinking about starting a Licia EDH as well. Although i might take a soldier route instead of vampire.

What about Favor of the Mighty, Rest for the Weary or maybe Aetherflux Reservoir?

Also Sunspring Expedition and Ordeal of Heliod might be interesting but i'd rather keep playing Licia a surprise.

FAGGOTUS-REX on It Really Adds Up

6 days ago

Life gain has always been thought of as a weaker archetype in mtg, but this deck seems super tight! I reccomend Kitchen Finks, Serra Ascendant, Rest for the Weary, and maybe Feed the Clan.

Kjartan on <$50 Table Mill + Infinite* Lifegain/Card Draw

1 week ago

Also Soul's Attendant is slightly better than Soul Warden but I think you should just play both, honestly. (Martyr of Sands is mostly meant to combo with Serra Ascendant and is bad in a multi colored deck with artifacts.)

Also, also, don't run 4 Well of Lost Dreams, they are not in multiples, and slow functioning 4 mana cards filling you hand is not too great.

Also, also, also, these "Gain-life-but-nothing-else" cards. Elixir of Immortality, Rest for the Weary. I believe you can do better. Blessed Alliance For example. I know you see Elixir as this panic bottom, but you could play a hundred games, and that probably won't get relevant once (Especially if you play Presence of Gond were you need less pieces to win.)

:)

cesario- on Human Soldier (Feedback plz)

1 week ago

I don't know if I'm the best person to give advice on what to keep or drop, but I might drop the swords, or even Ajani. The swords are incredibly powerful, but they only buff one creature, whereas Thraben Doomsayer can buff any number of Hero of The Parish and Thalia's Lieutenant while also generating chump blockers. Ajani is great, but not really the focus of the deck, and might be a bit high in mana cost. Another option would be to drop one or two copies of Field Marshal, since most of the soldiers have first strike already.

Also, a couple of options for dealing with Death's Shadow: add in Condemn, which both bounces an attacking Death's Shadow and kills any others because of the resulting lifegain. An instant-speed Rest for the Weary targeting your opponent could also kill a Death's Shadow, and is also a great spell to play on yourself (especially if you pull of Ajani's ultimate). You could include the Lifelink enchantment to buff your own creatures or enchant a Death's Shadow to kill it if it attacks. Spirit Link on an opposing Death's Shadow also works to nullify any damage it does.

Oloro_Magic on Naya Company Allies

2 weeks ago

Also, just a general comment on sideboarding, the sideboard will change as your meta changes. For example if burn becomes very popular you may want to consider Kor Firewalker, if graveyard is getting popular Relic of Progenitus, and then if you only ever play Death's Shadow I have seen someone play with Rest for the Weary in their sideboard solely to deal with the popularity of that deck in his meta.

Chopwood on Lifegain

1 month ago

Looks like a fun deck! Do you mainly play casual with your friends? This deck I quite slow for modern, but if it's kitchen magic then it's probably no problem. Still I would replace most (or all) of your high mana spells, since there are many more efficient wincons and life gain options. I understand if you don't want to remove Felidar Sovereign, since it's the basis of the deck, but I have some suggestions for the others. But you should remember that it can be killed very easily by an opponent with some basic removal in the deck. Aside from the guardian, life gain in itself is not a wincon, therefore you should add creatures that pose a big threat on their own!

In general, if you have a card with CMC (converted mana cost) 5 or more it really need to be powerful to be worth it. Also, with this curve you REALLY need more lands, at the very least 26 or 27. If you cut some of the more costly spells you can reduce this to 24 lands. But I would strongly recommend you to cut most of the spells with CMC more than 4 and add a lot of CMC 1 and 2 spells. Also, Eternal Dragon and Karmic Guide are not modern legal, if you only play with your friends then it's not that important, but it's good to know.

Some card you might find useful:

----Lands----

Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx - Can really ramp this deck, making it easier to cast the high mana spells. No more than 2x.

Kabira Crossroads - Comes in tapped but gives you 2 life. 2-4x.

Seraph Sanctuary - Gain life when an angel enters the battlefield. 2-4x depending of how much colored mana you need and on how many angels you have.

Emeria, The Sky Ruin - If you're going to have a lot of plains in play this can be an interesting card, it's not too good though. Perhaps it's better to have 2x Windbrisk Heights.

More lands in general!

----Expensive ($) Creatures----

Gisela, the Broken Blade - Nice card, even without the meld mechanic. Only down side is that is dies to bolt. Have max 3x. It's a bit expensive.

Baneslayer Angel - One of the best angels, just as Gisela it's a bit expensive, but this one can really dominate the battlefield! 3-4x.

Archangel of Thune - The best one can have angel in a life gain deck. However, it's REALLY expensive.

Kitchen Finks - Again, expensive, but solid life gain and a wonderful creature at that!

Serra Ascendant - One more an expensive card, but this is really what you need in a deck like this.

Rhox Faithmender - Not sure it's interesting, but can boost you at the end. No more than 2x.

----Budget Creatures----

Martyr of Sands - Can give you a lot of life, only remember that lands are colorless cards (that includes Plains!).

Soldier of the Pantheon - A nice little critter, if you play against a multicolored deck this guy can give you a lot of life.

Knight of Meadowgrain - A nice 2 drop.

Knight of the White Orchid - No life gain here, but it can save you when you're mana screwed!

Ajani's Pridemate - Doesn't give you life, but it grows when you get life. It's good. 2-4x.

Ranger of Eos - Let's you find 2 Martyr of Sands, 2-4x.

Soul Warden - Good whn you have a lot of cheap creatures.

Soul's Attendant - Same as above.

Divinity of Pride - It's really big turn 5 if you've played your cards right, 2-3x.

----Non-creature spells----

Sunspring Expedition - Very nice life gain, a solid 1-drop that gives you 8 life at instant speed three turns later. 4x.

Rest for the Weary - Nice life gain spell, 4x.

Path to Exile - When it comes to removal this spell is one of the very best in magic. It's a bit expensive to buy, but really "Worth it". 3-4x, no more 4 CMC removal!. Budget alternatives are Condemn and Journey to Nowhere. Oblivion Ring is nice since it can target artifacts, enchantments and planeswalkers as well as creatures!

Congregate - Good if you add more low CMC creatures in the deck. Also good against decks with a lots of creatures.

Celestial Mantle - Boosts a creature (Makes a 1 drop a wincon) and doubles you life! 1-2x.

Elixir of Immortality- Can be something for the deck. 0-4x, depending on what you have to cut in it's stead. It's nice recurring life gain.

Chalice of Life - Interesting card, can really hit you opponent hard if you manage to flip it early.

Invincible Hymn - Use in combination with Elixir of Immortality, and gain 50+ life! Max 1x!

Ajani Goldmane - Planeswalker who's a cat as well as gives you life, can it get any better?

Day of Judgment - Replace all your sweepers with this, it's the best sweeper you can get without paying a lot of money. However, if you really manage to lower your mana curve Dusk / Dawn, which you already have might actually be better. No more than 2-4x in the deck of the one you choose, depending on how many creatures of what CMC you have.

Defy Death - If you want to return a creature from your graveyard you might want to use this spell.


Obviously it's impossible for you to include all the cards I've suggested, but I hope it gives you some alternatives you can think about. Look at the cards, think it over and make a budget, never spend more than necessary or more than you can afford (the last part I still need to learn!). I would really recommend you to lower the mana curve, aim for average CMC 3 for max 3.5, but the lower you manage to lower it the better! Modern is a fast format.

Yes, I am procrastinating. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

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