Serra Avatar


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2014 (C14) Mythic Rare
Commander 2013 (C13) Mythic Rare
Magic 2013 (M13) Mythic Rare
Urza's Saga (USG) Rare
Magic Online Promo Cards (MOP) Mythic Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Serra Avatar

Creature — Avatar

Serra Avatar's power and toughness are each equal to your life total.

When Serra Avatar is put into a graveyard from anywhere, shuffle it into its owner's library.

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Serra Avatar Discussion

DRye2000 on Vona, Butcher of Magan

1 day ago

I have zero experience with Vona, but a text box that has "destroy target nonland permanent" in it screams build-around. I would go full lifegain and tune this deck for a reactive traditional control (not stax) type of build. In that case, I would recommend Serra Avatar, Serra Ascendant, and Test of Endurance.

dzapf2008 on Ajani health

3 days ago

Demonic Tutor is not Modern Legal, cut out 4 of those (reduces card count to 68). I would reduce Serra Avatar down from 4 to 2 (now at 66). Reduce Sanguine Bond down from 4 to 2 (now at 64). Take out 2 basic lands and you are now down to 62 cards. You still need to get rid of a few cards to get down to 60. I like the deck +1!

Pieguy396 on Ajani health

4 days ago

Hey there! Cool deck you have here! I have some suggestions for you:

In any case, enjoy your deck!

Treehugger003 on Food Fight!

5 days ago

To be honest I looked at it and decided that I would prefer to rely on my own creatures. At the time one of my regular opponents was running a creatureless build. I see where it would be possible and can have a bunch of utility but it wasn't something I felt was efficient enough.

As a side note this deck as posted was not the final one I was running. I ended up making more changes and my decks posted on tapped out weren't getting updated enough to keep up.

Some of the cards that I acquired for this deck were Thornbite Staff, Angelic Accord, Luminarch Ascension, Serra Avatar and Blade of Selves.

Thanks for the comment though.

Neotrup on Using Alesha on Serra Avatar?

1 week ago

Serra Avatar's ability "Serra Avatar's power and toughness are each equal to your life total" is a characteristic defining ability because it defines a characteristic (power and toughness) and is not conditional. An easy way to identify these for power/toughness is the use of * in the lower right hand corner, though with CDAs for color/subtype this trick does not work. The important thing is that because this is a CDA, it applies at all times in all zones, even outside the game (and applies before other effects that would change power/toughness, regardless of timestamps). So, no, you cannot return Serra Avatar to the battlefield with Alesha, Who Smiles at Death unless your life total is 2 or less. One caveat is that "your life total" will refer to the card's owner, rather than controller, in zones other than the battlefield or stack, as an object has no conroller in other zones.

Mardu_Maniac on Using Alesha on Serra Avatar?

1 week ago

Wondering whether I can use Alesha, Who Smiles at Death to reanimate a Serra Avatar assuming that my life is 40?

I'm not sure whether the P/T effect carries on into the graveyard

landofMordor on THAT Player

2 weeks ago

LOL this thread made me laugh -- MagicalHacker is on point, as is Argy.

I have a couple I've been ruminating on for awhile now:

The Tammy's Timmy: Has no mythics in his/her binder because they're all crammed into their The Ur-Dragon deck along with every legendary Dragon. This includes Aetherworks Marvel, Sphinx of the Steel Wind, and Eldrazi...but don't worry, they run Arcane Adaptation too. When they lose, they complain that Naturalize shouldn't beat Mindslaver because it's a common. Tends to think that "card advantage" is a function of power and toughness, not hand size.

The Johnny's Jenny: Disparages any deck with a budget over $50. Announces upon losing that "if I didn't have my priorities straight, I'd buy Serum Visions too and then I'd crush you through superior deck-building". However, when they do pull off a Near-Death Experience, they'll remind you about it for the rest of the year. Tends to equate deck budget to moral superiority.

The Spike's Spike: Seems to have forgotten that Magic cards are sold in "game" stores. Will ask you to step away from the table if you try to advise your partner during his/her first draft, then proceed to bait/obfuscate your partner into attacking into an Escaped Null that they didn't know about. (True story.) Is willing to play against noobs and little kids in order to win.

I think we all tend to have a little too much of those psychographics at some times. And of course, in balance, none of those types are negative. I tend to be a Johnny's Johnny at my worst moments. At my best, though, I am:

The Casual's Casual: Only wants to play a tight, fun game. Is completely unwilling to win just because their opponent is manascrewed -- instead, will tell them to "go get a Plains" instead of draw a card. Is also known to correct one's opponent if they miss a trigger or target Karador, Ghost Chieftain with Doom Blade, with the firm belief that nobody should lose due to misplays. Plays Boros commanders and group-hug to help everyone have a good time. Plays draw-go control only to protect everyone else from the Spike's Spike. When they notice that you can sacrifice Serra Avatar to Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim during combat and activate Cradle of Vitality to put 40 +1/+1 counters on an attacking 0/1 Goat token for the win, they will alert you.

HunterClaise on Karlov the Undying (Life Gain Deck)

2 weeks ago

Even though that might work it's getting Serra Avatar out on board is the hard part. Plus if I get Serra Avatar the game is usually over. Aetherflux Reservoir just isn't a combo I want to try and fit into the deck. It would really fit better in an Oloro or storm deck.

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