Selfless Spirit


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Eldritch Moon (EMN) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Selfless Spirit

Creature — Spirit Cleric


Sacrifice Selfless Spirit: Creatures you control gain indestructible until end of turn.

Selfless Spirit Discussion

Pabs4444 on Abzan Midrange

1 hour ago

I can see Selfless Spirit against removal-heavy decks and board wipes. If talking about specially PW's, there are a bunch. Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants , Nissa, Who Shakes the World , Elspeth, Sun's Champion , and many more. There are jus so many powerful PW's.

Joe_Ken_ on 2 is better then 1

1 day ago

I’d add more mana ramp and some interaction to your deck. A bunch of double strike creatures won’t help if your opponent can consistently blow them up or make attacks not profitable.

For interaction I would add Generous Gift and possibly Path to Exile if that’s within your budget.

As for mana ramp I would first get a Smothering Tithe and then just grabbing more low cmc mana rocks like Mind Stone , Prismatic Lens , and Marble Diamond could be good picks. A few others that I think would be good and pretty budget are Hedron Archive and Worn Powerstone

You will also want some card draw so you can dig into your deck a bit. Endless Atlas and Mind's Eye are both decent card draw options that you could use another that I use in my land is Geier Reach Sanitarium and Mikokoro, Center of the Sea lastly The Immortal Sun will buff creatures, make your spells cost 1 less, and draw you cards.

Some last few additions I think would be good is Brave the Sands since having those double strike creatures able to block as well will be very beneficial. Since your deck is very creature heavy I would include some instant speed spells to protect you from board wipes like Make a Stand , Eerie Interlude , Selfless Spirit , and possibly Teferi's Protection

True Conviction could be a nice substitute for your commander if the commander tax gets too high and gives your guys lifelink. Light from Within will give your creatures some really good boosts, Marshal's Anthem will help bring some creatures back and is an anthem effect, also Force of Virtue is a potentially free cast at instant speed for a team boost.

Magnanimous on How would you "fix" white

2 days ago

multimedia I agree that white needs to be the enchantment color, I disagree on everything else.

Life Gain: I think life gain decks should treat life gain like a switch that turns on certain cards. Soul Sisters decks use it to turn on Serra Ascendant and it helps against aggro as a side effect. Life triggering card draw or +1/+1 counters is very powerful as those are both upsides, so the cards involved would have to be highly costed and fragile for what they do, leaving little room for a legitimate synergistic deck. The reason I like effects like Luminarch Ascension so much is because it allows you to play powerful cards if you meet a difficult condition, similar to Drown in the Loch for mill.

Wraths: Saying board wipes are an important part of white's color pie and identity is stupid. Board wipes are powerful in control decks as a way to shut down aggro and midrange decks. These decks usually have other colors for card advantage, creatures, and removal and splash white for some multicolored spells, some removal, and a wrath. Mono-white decks focus heavily on creatures and tend to be aggressive decks that hate wraths (see: Selfless Spirit ). I don't think printing wraths will change white's place in the meta, it will just allow control decks to splash for a white card to shut down white decks.

Removal: The nature of white removal is changing and I actually like the fact that white removal is starting to differ from black in more ways than just saying exile instead of destroy.

Treasure Tokens: It looks like Wizards are going to print many more blocks with a specific incentive ability (Food, Treasure, Clues, Energy, ...). In all of these cases the point is what you need to do to activate these incentives, not which color uses them the most.

king-saproling on Bring Out Your Dead

2 weeks ago

Some things that deter/resist boardwipes might be good to include, since boardwipes can set you back pretty badly. These come to mind: Selfless Spirit , Requiem Angel , Soul of New Phyrexia , Deathless Angel , Fanatical Devotion

Orangepanda01 on Tap Dancers

2 weeks ago

Cool looking deck. I would recommend Selfless Spirit and Edric, Spymaster of Trest . The spirit provides protection against boardwipes and is a flier to trigger derevi. Edric is just one of the best draw sources in. An attack focused deck like this.

WhattheDeck on (Jimmy's) Darien, King of Kjeldor Mk2

3 weeks ago

Love the deck! (upvoted :D) A couple suggestions:

Replace Mind's Eye for Bygone Bishop and Healer of the Pride for Impassioned Orator

One land (maybe a Plains?) for Deserted Temple (to combo with Nykthos)

I'd also put in Secure the Wastes as one way to help close out the game (maybe take out True Conviction ?)

You might also want to take out a few of your 5+cmc cards and run a few protection effects to protect your board state. My fav are: Benevolent Bodyguard Brave the Elements Emerge Unscathed Teferi's Protection Shelter Selfless Spirit .

For card draw, you can put in a couple more equipment tutors for Skullclamp , like Stoneforge Mystic , Steelshaper's Gift , Relic Seeker or Quest for the Holy Relic

Optimator on If You Had Life Eternal: Evra EDH

3 weeks ago

You might want to run Lapse of Certainty , Rebuff the Wicked , and/or Mana Tithe ; and/or protective spells like Dawn Charm , Unbreakable Formation , Selfless Spirit , Rootborn Defenses , Make a Stand , and those that give Protection from a color (I forget their names).

You really don't want to get blown out aftet swapping life but before you can attack.

Indestructibility , Shielded by Faith , and Bastion Protector might be good too

DriftingEpyon on Abzan Midrange

3 weeks ago

Magnanimous After play testing this a bit, I think you are right. The Selfless Spirit s weren't really useful most games, so I have replaced them with Knight of Autumn s. I do have two Anguished Unmaking s in the side board in case I need some more universal removal. Also, I did play around with adding Siege Rhino , but he takes up the slots Gisela, the Broken Blade occupy. As such, I opted not to add any since it would take away from one of the main components of the deck.

Thank you for your suggestions!

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Selfless Spirit occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.14%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

White: 0.27%