Rest for the Weary

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Worldwake Common

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Rest for the Weary

Instant

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

Pieguy396 on Lifegain deck

17 hours ago

Hey there! Your deck is 80 cards, so we should take out 20 to make it optimal. My recommendations are as follows:

As an extra bonus, Nyx-Fleece Ram is better than Ajani's Mantra.

Hope I helped!

m0x on Modern U/W Control (Budget)

5 days ago

Sphinx's Revelation seems like an upgrade to Blue Sun's Zenith. It is also pretty cheap from the MM3 reprint.

I'd recommend having more than a single threat. I get where this deck is going but try including something incidental like Mulldrifter or a budget planeswalker: Jace, Architect of Thought or Jace, Memory Adept.

The pure lifegain cards (Rest for the Weary & Venser's Journal) are probably not good enough as well.

Firebones675 on W/R Skred

1 week ago

I'd consider Swans of Bryn Argoll, it turns your burn spells into card draw and can get a lot of value.

As for sideboard:

Tron: bloodmoons are nice as they run a lot of nonbasics. Other options to include are Crumble to Dust and Stony Silence (they run a lot of artifacts and this is also good against many other decks)

Burn: Rest for the Weary buys you a lot of time. So does Kitchen Finks.

Jund: finks is the first thing that comes to mind

Other sideboard cards I think you should consider:

Rest in Peace should also definitely be on your radar. Many modern decks rely on their graveyards heavily and its important to have a way to counter dredge, Snapcaster Mages, etc.

Wear/Tear, stony silence is good against artifact decks, dont get me wrong but these are nice to have in addition to stony.

JKRice on Green/White Lifegain

1 week ago

I would recommend Heroes' Reunion, Rest for the Weary, Chaplain's Blessing, Feudkiller's Verdict, and Tainted Remedy. Tainted Remedy is amazing with Rest for the Weary. You can hit them for eight with two mana.

Sargeras on How To Play Fair: The GW Hatebears Primer

2 weeks ago

d.reynolds

Cards like Qasali Pridemage, Stony Silence, and Creeping Corrosion are great against Lantern Control and Affinity.

Cards like Ghost Quarter and Leonin Arbiter are good against decks like Jund and Infect so you can deal with cards like Raging Ravine and Inkmoth Nexus without having to use Path to Exile.

You can also use cards like Blessed Alliance to get around infect's quick kills, or just use Sunlance as an extra removal spell.

Against tron, Aven Mindcensor and Gaddock Teeg work well at disrupting an opponent's game plan.

Against abzan company cards like Rest in Peace can be steller at disrupting their combo (also works against dredge too).

Cards like Kitchen Finks and Rest for the Weary are great against burn.

Merfolk is a tougher matchup for this deck since it's a mono colored deck.

Fresh303 on life and death CMDR

1 month ago

This deck is actually very similar to the first EDH deck I ever built as well; check out how it looks now right here: Ayli, Eternal Annihilator. There are a lot of really good cards in this deck but also a lot of cards that are either low-impact or off theme. For instance, Mindslaver doesn't really fit the theme of your deck and you have no way of abusing/recurring it. That card is both low impact and out of place in this deck. Some of your other low-impact cards which I would consider replacing are Tithe Drinker, Drana's Emissary (another card which I cut from my own deck), Rest for the Weary and Chaplain's Blessing. Furthermore, there are much better cards which you can replace the Pacifism type effects with such as Anguished Unmaking and Utter End, which I highly recommend you include. Another thing to consider is mana fixing, you currently only have basics in this list which can lead awkward draws and inability to cast your cards.

Firebones675 on Death's Door

1 month ago

Magus of the Mirror is another soul conduit effect. It's a bit more vulnerable but also cheaper.

I'm not sure if you know about it but theirsa weird interaction with Death's Shadow. If your life total drops to say-5, it becomes a 1 mana 18/18.

Street Wraith can effectively make you have a 56 card deck at the cost of a bit of life.

As for sideboard:

Hand disruption like Inquisition of Kozilek/ Thoughtseize is good against control and combo

Rest for the Weary against burn/aggro decks (you want your life low but not before you're ready)

Leyline of Sanctity against burn hand disruption etc

Rest in Peace/ Relic of Progenitus for graveyard decks

Against affinity and other artifact decks normally i'd run things like Stony Silence but since that shuts down your conduits, Pithing Needle might be ok

For decks that go wide early/fast like affinity/merfolk/boggles you want some sort of board sweeper like Wrath of God. Maybe Infest but that's a bit questionable

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