Serra Avatar


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2018 (C18) Mythic Rare
Commander 2014 (C14) Mythic Rare
Commander 2013 (C13) Mythic Rare
Magic 2013 (M13) Mythic Rare
Urza's Saga (USG) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare
Magic Online Promo Cards (MOP) Mythic 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

Pheardemons on Oloro, Lifegain Ascetic

1 week ago

With the lifegain aspect, something you could try is Wall of Reverence and Serra Avatar which doubles your life total every turn, while giving you an insane beater. Individually, they both work with what your deck wants to do and together they combo well. Here, I would so potentially Azor, the Lawbringer and potentially Propaganda to switch out if you want to try these cards. In general, Azor, the Lawbringer can be good, but I don't see a way to blink him. You also have PLENTY of draw spells without the needed obstacle of attacking. If you need something to attack with, a huge beater might be a better choice.

I want to second the suggestion of Beacon of Immortality as it can be a wincon with Sanguine Bond. I use this in my own Oloro deck and an instant speed wincon comes in handy quite often. I forsee you potentially taking out a land here. Even with 37 lands, you have five rocks. You shouldn't have any problems getting your lands with the amount of draw you play.

With the amount of enchantments you have in the deck, I feel that you should replace Norn's Annex with Sphere of Safety. Other lifegain decks can pay that tax, and big creature decks are willing to pay 2 or 4 life with their 20/20 creatures. Sphere of Safety makes people tap even more mana to attack you which could be the difference in whether they actually swing or not.

These are just my initial suggestions, and disclaimer, I did not look through all of your past updates to see what you have tried. These are just my suggestions based on what I see with the deck as of now.

BelugaWhale217 on Capitalism (Boros EDH)

1 month ago

you could use cards like Felidar Sovereign for cheese, and Serra Avatar or Serra Ascendant.

Doombeard1984 on Medicinal Herbs

1 month ago

Final 1 I promise, if you want to go big with all this life gain etc, seems like Serra Avatar should be in there. Would trigger off of trostani and net you double your life. If you had Angelic Chorus as well it would double again. So 40, would become 80, would become 160..... I'll stop now lol

BelugaWhale217 on God's Beloved Daughter

1 month ago

I would add more ramp (Marble Diamond, Pearl Medallion, Commander's Sphere, Darksteel Ingot, etc.) in place of some plains (I like to have 36-38 lands in my control decks, as I feel that <39 is too much) to get your commander out faster to counter aggro decks. Also consider Serra Ascendant, Serra Avatar, and Luminarch Ascension for some nice attackers, and Blazing Archon, Ajani Steadfast, Story Circle, and Platinum Angel for pillowfort.

Ocelot44 on Some Bulls Want to Watch the World Burn

1 month ago

You only run 32 lands?! One of which is Maze of Ith?! How on earth do you get away with running so few lands with a curve like this? I can never get a three-land hand without at least 35

Have you thought about Heartless Hidetsugu? You run lots of damage doublers and things that protect yourself, so maybe it'd be worth trying out

If you find that you can get rid of your hand very quickly, I personally have had great success with Ghirapur Orrery. Most EDH archetypes can't benefit off of its abilities, and I think this deck might be able to capitalize on it in the late game

Lastly, Serra Avatar can be really funny in a lifelink deck like this, especially if you have a way to Fling her, or use Brion Stoutarm

Doombeard1984 on Ayli Lifepain

1 month ago

What about Angelic Chorus. That paired with something like a Serra Avatar is pretty much a game ender.

bryanedds on Feather and Flame

2 months ago

Consider adding the following -

Waves of Aggression - Combat win-con.

Heartless Hidetsugu - Win-con with Gisela, Blade of Goldknight .

Aurelia's Fury, Master Warcraft - Kill-con with Serra Avatar.

Might replace the minor spot-removal in this deck...

LGFlatron on Can Alesha, Who Smiles at ...

2 months ago

DragonKing90 is correct, and as stated, the Gatherer entry also explains how it should behave.

Rhadamanthus is also correct, in that there is a difference between a characteristic-defining ability and a static ability that creates a replacement effect.

Cards like Tarmogoyf and Serra Avatar have characteristic-defining abilities, so ruling 604.3 applies:

Ruling 604.3 Show

Cards like Sewer Nemesis and Minion of the Wastes have static abilities that create replacement effects, so ruling 208.2b applies:

Ruling 208.2b Show

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