Serra Ascendant


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

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Set Rarity
2011 Core Set Rare

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Serra Ascendant

Creature — Human Monk

Lifelink (Damage dealt by this creature also causes you to gain that much life.)

As long as you have 30 or more life, Serra Ascendant gets +5/+5 and has flying.

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Serra Ascendant Discussion

DRmagic2017 on Karlov of the Ghost Council Lifegain

4 days ago

Hello! I've got some ideas about your deck. As I understand your tactics is to gain life each turn in order to activate Karlov's ability. In this case you don't need cards like Herald of War - she doesn't have anything connected with life-gain theme.
You have Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim. So why should you just sacrifice your creatures to activate her abilities without any other effect? Let's get more profit by adding Zulaport Cutthroat, Blood Artist or Falkenrath Noble. Then I'd recommend to add Felidar Sovereign as a wincon. Ajani's Pridemate is another useful card for a life-gain deck - it gets counters almost each turn. Serra Ascendant is also extremely powerful. Tymna the Weaver helps with card advantage.
Then artifacts. Whip of Erebos - without a doubt. Loxodon Warhammer - this is a classic card. Eternity Vessel - I think you can get some profit from it. Venser's Journal - it's very useful with Necropotence: unlimited draw engine, no maximum hand size and you gain life each turn. Not sure about your Armillary Sphere - Burnished Hart seems better. Filigree Familiar also looks interesting: life-gain + card advantage. And probably Elixir of Immortality?
I hope my ideas were useful. Good luck and have fun!

total_euphoria on Oloro Pillow Fort / Life Gain

5 days ago

Nothing says 'your ass is mine' like Serra Ascendant! Divinity of Pride and Wall of Reverence work also!

total_euphoria on Trostani Can't Win with Lifegain

1 week ago

I totally see your point here but I always find that he grows very quickly in my soul sisters deck so much that he overtakes Serra Ascendant very quickly. Obviously that's providing you can make him a threat with trample here. I do get where you're coming from though :)

Winterblast on The Legion

1 week ago

I strongly disaggre with the "more lands" strategy. Aggro is hard to pull off against control and/or combo, because you have to deal 40 damage or 21 with the commander, while an infinite combo ignores the life total completely. My advice is to speed up the deck by keeping the land count low and adding all the good mana artifacts for , and . This would include: Sol Ring, Mana Crypt, Mana Vault, Voltaic Key, Mox Diamond, Chrome Mox, Mox Opal, Grim Monolith, Boros Signet, Mind Stone. Coalition Relic is cool too, I would put it in the deck as well.

Also, Duelist's Heritage helps in maximising the dmg output for little mana. Serra Ascendant is a must as well in White!

BrandonJamesCAC on Soul Assassins

1 week ago

I like this build.

Have you considered running

Martyr of Sands

Serra Ascendant ?

I think easing off the black mana will help anyway, really don't see a need for Royal Assassin.

You may get one or 2 activations tops. Martyr sacs itself to your benefit

Chickens_are_awesome on ONE, TWO PUNCH - LIGHTS OUT !!!

1 week ago

I never thought of Serra Ascendant in Edh, definitely going in my kaalia deck

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