Serra Ascendant

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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Set Rarity
Arena Cards (ARENA) Rare
Iconic Masters (IMA) Rare
2011 Core Set (M11) Rare

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Format Legality
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Historic Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Unformat Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Noble Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Leviathan Legal

Serra Ascendant occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.06%

White: 7.61%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

White: 0.46%

Serra Ascendant Discussion

Bababad on Ayli, Frooty Loops (Primer)

3 days ago

We are always trying to run Revival / Revenge, but it never stays in the final build.

We are currently playing with Soul Warden, Soul's Attendant, Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose, and Lurrus of the Dream-Den, and likely gonna reintegrate Serra Ascendant (despite the true owner's disdain for that card) for some low cmc toolkit synergy and big lifegain sacrifices.

Lurrus of the Dream-Den has given us ample opportunity to set up Animate Dead + Karmic Guide into Sun Titan shenanigans, while bringing back a soul sister effect whenever we need one after a big nonland wipe.

Will keep you updated! We are also testing a new loop theme: Solemnity + Mikaeus, the Unhallowed / Luminous Broodmoth which has been testing extremely positively, especially with Sidisi, Undead Vizier, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, or Kokusho, the Evening Star (with mikaeus at least)

Once we test some more we will finalize the updates to the primer/etc. We haven't been able to test in a multiple player setting, will likely set up a rig for Saturday night virtual playing soon.

In 1 v 1 testing, The new soul sister effects are back breaking. Easily gaining 15+ life by the time it matters and mitigating early game damage. Living Death with Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed loops keep things liquid and denying resources through spot exile or Remorseful Cleric have been the prime way of shutting down the game.

Konto on Elesh Norn, Lock n' Load

1 week ago

WesomeNight Thank you for your suggestions!

Serra Ascendant is already on the list, Spirit and Mindcensor are really nice adds!

The list shows cards that I own in paper, that's why there is an Oust instead of Path to Exile, wich will be added soon to my collection.

WesomeNight on Elesh Norn, Lock n' Load

1 week ago

Personally I feel like you can add a lot more Tax and stax effects to help this list out. like Serra Ascendant, Spirit of the Labyrinth Aven Mindcensor. You almost play enough humans to make Angel of Glory's Rise a good add. I don't understand the need for Oust because there are much better instant speed versions of the card in mono white such as Path to Exile.

demont on Infinity On High

2 weeks ago

Hey man, first of all great brew, seems very strong. Quick questions:

  1. Any thoughts on Serra Ascendant (imho great one mana beater, don't know if it's worth the slot tho...)
  2. On recursion, what do you think about Sevinne's Reclamation?
  3. Is Lapse of Certainty Any good? Too slow maybe?

Keep it up :)

Openil on [Primer] Political Subterfuge - Marchesa Aikido

2 weeks ago

What's your thoughts on Angelic Ascension the additional mana over Swords to Plowshares is big but it also hits planeswalkers and is still able to be gotten with Sunforger. the flyer may be awkward with monarch but i feel like most of the time giving your opponent a 4/4 flyer is better than giving them a land. It's also not impossible to use it on a late game Serra Ascendant that has lost it's buff as a rattlesnake blocker seems at least decent.

SynergyBuild on Omniscience_is_life

2 weeks ago

I only know of four cards that directly work similar to those, being Angel of Vitality, Felidar Sovereign, Serra Ascendant, and Twinblade Paladin (only in a precon, despite being great!) and I honestly think they should be changed in the rules. Way too easy to abuse in a deck like Oloro, Ageless Ascetic, which didn't need more abusive cards In my opinion xD!

SynergyBuild on What cards deserve to be ...

2 weeks ago

Many players wished Flash to be banned well before it was, are there any other cards that any of you think deserve to be banned? For their ubiquity, I've heard Cyclonic Rift, Sol Ring, and Command Tower even, however more often, I heard of cards like Armageddon, Winter Orb or other hate-stax pieces after a game they took over being bannable.

From commanders you believe are unbalanced (I've heard Urza), cards that were too pushed for the format (I've heard Oko, Thief of Crowns), or even cards that are different given the EDH rules (such as Serra Ascendant/Seedborn Muse), or other overpowered or expensive cards (like Mox Diamond or Mana Crypt), what should be banned if you had the opportunity?

I will follow this up later on with unbans as well, so you can comment your thoughts on that later!

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