Serra Ascendant


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Leviathan Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Iconic Masters (IMA) Rare
2011 Core Set (M11) 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

NighNoNot on Abzan Life Gain

2 days ago

Boooo Serra Ascendant...


zeusbad on Accent-Accord

5 days ago

-1 Path of Bravery -2 Angelic Accord -1or2 Honor's Reward -1Entreat the Angels -1 Serene StewardOr -1Ghost-Lit Redeemer

+1 Mana Tithe, this is just to much fun and surprise+1or2 protection instant main deck, +2Serra Ascendant+2 Path to Exile

Just lower the mana curve for modern, u got to many win card and missing utility cards.all of this is only my opinion, your deck is already nice and spicy but i this there is to many pay and tap + instant at 2-3 mana

Boomcat12B on Nazahn Gonna Get You

6 days ago

I run Nazhan as my voltron commander as well. I have been experimenting with all kinds of different spells in my deck. It is currently disassembled because I rebuilt it when I was drunk and only put in 33 lands (Surprisingly still ran ok, though not as well as it could) Here are some ideas for you from things I have found that work well in the deck-Ghalta, Primal Hunger Works great in this deck since you'll be able to cast it for 2 mana almost always. This forces your opponents to choose between Ghalta or your commander when they have to block, or gives you a good blocker until Nazhan gains vigilance.

Sigarda, Host of Herons- This will protect your board from sac effects. I have found this to do a lot of work when it comes to people going after my equipment (might just be my meta though)

Serra Ascendant- This guy does so much work it is unreal. He has won me games if I can get him out turn one. 6/6 flying early lets you soften up your opponents while your waiting to get Nazahn out.

Dueling Grounds- forces everyone to play your game. You benefit massively while everyone else just durdles.

Eldrazi Conscription- This is just stupid. Attach to commander and watch the scoops.

Overall I like what you have going. I have found 35 lands to be the sweet spot but nothing wrong with running 36. Ramp is a good thing when playing Selesnya and especially with playing voltron since your on a clock (You will be targeted because you get stupid fast) You have a lot of tap land which I would get rid of and just throw in basics. Your only running 2 colors so mana fixing won't be that big of a problem. I run 11 basic lands of each type and the rest utility/dual lands. I was running 7 like you but found I would run out of basics to go get when I was ramping (I have not thrown in pain/shock or fetch lands yet since I am not done experimenting but if you have em I would suggest those over the tapped lands) Also I would pull out paradox engine. It does not look like your running enough mana rocks to really maximize it. Lastly I would suggest a few more mana rocks. Usually want an avg of 4-6 of them to really help with your ramp.

Just my .2 cents if you have any questions feel free to ask.

alexoak on Karlov Sucks (Your Life)

6 days ago

Also, a lot of people consider it a gross card in EDH, but there is no denying that Serra Ascendant is an absolute house in any deck playing white if you drop it on T1. And now is the time to get it while it is still kinda low from Iconic Masters.

Trifas on In Accordance...

1 week ago

Iconic Masters has both legal and non-legal cards for Modern. Your assumption is correct: you can use any print of a card that has been printed in a modern legal set (assuming it is not in the banlist).

Concerning the deck, I guess the first step would be to choose a theme to focus on. Your deck seems to be leaning towards the "lifegain" side, in that case I would consider cards that take advantage of it, like Felidar Sovereign or Serra Ascendant or even Lone Rider  Flip for budget. I guess White/Black would be a better combination for the theme than White/Green, but you can make it work this way.

The other two possible themes are interesting, but would be essentially building a new deck from scratch. I have both a GW Enchantments and GW +1/+1 counts in my list, if you want to take a look on what kind of cards you could put in such deck.

GW Hardened Scales (modern legal)

GW Constellation (only 4 non legal cards in modern)

They are not exactly competitive, but maybe they can help you deciding which path to take with your deck.

NikFraggle on Archangel Soul Sisters

2 weeks ago

Nice looking deck.

You might run into problems facing early AoE-damage, since all but one of your early game creatures have 1 toughness as long as you dont pull out your Archangel of Thune or Honor of the Pure fast enough.

Maybe one or two Wilt-Leaf Liege would be a nice addition in that regard.

Westvale Abbey  Flip is a cute idea, but the mana cost is far too high in my opinion + killing of 5 creatures (that are likely to have some +1/+1 counters on them at this point of the game) slows you down more than it benefits you I think.

A great replacement for it would be Legion's Landing  Flip. It's low cost, spawns you a lifelink minion and you have the possibility of another early mana source + more lifelink creatures for 3 mana.

A nice maybecard could be Blighted Steppe if it goes late or you are struggling to activate your Serra Ascendant.

As for creatures you might add, i think Lone Rider  Flip is an option you might consider.

But all in all a cool deck :-)

Cloudchaser.Kestrel on

2 weeks ago

By avenger do you mean Serra Ascendant?

Mccriggles on Deck of infinite life

3 weeks ago

why do you have so many 4 drops? other than lands, you only have a 20% percent chance of drawing Authority of the Consuls and a 10% chance of drawing Shield of the Avatar in your opening hand, so it'll be a couple turns before you get something on the field. google mana curves and stuff like that and maybe add some 1 or 2 drop control cards. I had a similar deck that worked really well but that was 3 years ago. Other than that I like the deck and I'll recommend Ajani's Pridemate, Soul Warden and maybe Serra Ascendant. +1

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