Soul Warden


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
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Common
Modern Event Deck (MD1) Common
Planechase (HOP) Common
2010 Core Set (M10) Common
Tenth Edition (10E) Uncommon
Ninth Edition (9ED) Uncommon
Exodus (EXO) Common

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Soul Warden

Creature — Human Cleric

Whenever another creature enters the battlefield, you gain 1 life.

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Soul Warden Discussion

Suns_Champion on multimedia

3 days ago

Hi! Wow!

I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the kind words, advice, and upvote! I'm glad you like what I have so far for the description. I always get those up before asking for help on decks because if there's no description it's near impossible to help. Anyway, I wanted to make a Intruder Alarm combo deck and a Zur deck, so putting them together seem perfect! I wanted a really unique deck since my last deck was heavily based on someone else's.

I see your point about streamlining the combos. I've been worrying I was going a little too far in some places(especially with #2) and I agree with your assesment.

Combo #1

Yeah those two creatures, Steward of Solidarity, and Necrotic Ooze(with them in the 'yard) is the main game plan. All others are secondary and may be cut. I know the Steward isn't as good and is near useless alone but I needed some consistency without having to cash out for Demonic Tutor haha

Sun Titan is great. He hits half my deck :)

Standstill seems okay. It looks kinda easy to play around and doesn't help me if my opponent's board presence is greater. Still, I'll consider it.

Yeah, the lack of haste in the colors is killer. Swiftfoot Boots, Lightning Greaves and their tutors, and Hall of the Bandit Lord are all I have atm. The pillowfort strategy how I live the extra turn to win and I'm glad you noticed and appreciated that!

Grand Abolisher, Shielded by Faith, and Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir are all being considered. Great suggestions!

I agree with you about all the extra creatures, but I'll keep Steward of Solidarity for now because of the cheap cost and because Sun Titan can get her back.

Combo #2

Yeah, honestly... someone telling me I'm overcommiting on #2 is exactly what I needed. You're right haha

I'll probably end up shuffling this part around a bit. I like the schoolmaster and I like how he can also combo with Sunstrike Legionnaire. I'll leave them, Hermetic Study, and Psionic Gift, then probably toss the rest.

Vedalken AEthermage is good. I'll pick one up!

Combo #3

Gray Merchant of Asphodel will probably be cut but Hell's Caretaker has a lot of synergy with my recursion package of Karmic Guide, Reveillark, Sun Titan, Fiend Hunter, and Auramancer. He's just generally very good and near infinite with Alarm out. I'll ditch the combo but I think he can slide into another category.

While all that's going on.

I've decided Suture Priest and Soul Warden are out. Altar of the Brood and Hair-Strung Koto will stay for now.

I like Trinket Mage because he's a cheap tutor, but I don't have many other targets for him.

Martyr's Cause is one I have actually! I haven't tested it out yet but we'll see!

After streamlining Combo #1 and Combo #2 here's what they could look like:

Thanks for laying everything out for my like that! Extremely helpful!

I like that way of looking at it. Pillowfort first, combo second. Thanks for that advice!

Again, thanks for laying all the suggestions out like this! It's especially helpful when you've already talked about the deck a ton and now you're giving the suggestions to go off of what you've already said. I'm finding this extremely helpful and will try to do it like this when I help people!

Ethereal Armor is an easy addition. I already have one so I'll throw it in there!

Empyrial Armor will be good when I get my Necropotence!

Once again, loving the summarized lists. It's nice to see what the deck could look like in this way. You are good at what you do friend. You deserve that top helper rank.

I'm glad you recognize some creativity and uniqueness in the deck. I'll gladly take all of your advise into consideration.

I'm going to be updating the deck soon, perhaps this weekend. I'd love it if you'd look at it again once I do... though I know you've definitely spent a lot of time on it haha! Let me know if it'd be okay to tag you or something :)

My sincerest thanks!

marcopollo on White Weenie Warriors (1 CMC EDH)

3 days ago

The band creates one large creature with combined power/toughness stats. If one card has flying/unblockable and the other doesn't then the entire band can't fly/unblockable etc. But if one has first strike and is 2/2 say, then the band has 2 first strike damage. Same with trample or double strike or infect or ... .

Plus if you have two banding creatures, then you can band 3 cards together and distribute damage to all three of them -- like having two totem armors.

I use banding and totem armors kind of interchangeably. If I am running a white with Soul Warden or Soul's Attendant then banding is preferable because I get the protection of totem armors but produce creatures for the combo with the soul sisters. But, I want the same type of effect and want to use aura's like say with Sram, Senior Edificer then the Umbra's are preferable.

But sometimes you have to explain banding, but once you show them how it works in practice, it is very clear. I used to have a white weenie banding deck with Crusade way back in the day. Was an early agro prototype. Lots of fun. I think there are two 1cmc white banders.

Suns_Champion on IntruZur Alarm | Zur EDH

4 days ago

Thank you all for commenting! You are all part of what makes the T/O community awesome! Truly grateful!

ThallionDarkshine Thank you! I get what you're saying about overcommiting to the Stonybrook Schoolmaster combos... I need to test them out more thoughly but I'll definatly be looking for trouble in that regard. I like all of the other suggestions and will consider them. Altar of Dementia interests me the most. The 2cmc mana rocks, more sac outlets, and more counters are going in soon!

SlavicGhaespar I like them! Thank you! I'll be putting more sac outlets in soon so those'll work great! I can probably replace the Suture Priest and Soul Warden with them.

NV_1980 Yeah I really wanted to do something unique with Zur. It seemed fun. A lot of the maybeboard will be shuffled in there soon! Thank you!

chadsansing Thanks for the compliments! Glad you like it! War Tax seems okay. Concerned abount the need to pay for it, but I like that it's tutorable by Zur! Yeah I do have a lot of sub themes haha! I need a lot of testing! I like some of those recursion options and will consider them. Thanks for the advice on the mana base. I remember yours for your The Locust God deck looked near-perfect. As soon as I've nailed down exactly what cards I want in here I can adjust the mana base accordingly. For now, my OCD enjoys the fact that it's split perfectly into 3rds haha! Thanks again!

x12721 Thanks! I've been thinking about Macar for a while. Teferi's Protection is great but kinda pricy. Rhystic Study is great! Thanks!

usaDiabetic Thanks again! i like all of your suggestions, but I love Reconnaissance! Sweet card! Thank you so much!

One last THANK YOU to all of you for the comments and upvotes! Really appreciate it!

Mr.Beaver on G/w life tokens

6 days ago

Soul's Attendant, Soul Warden, and Essence Warden would probably be very useful in this deck. Comeuppance isn't legal in modern, maybe you could use Fog or Druid's Deliverance instead? I like the deck a lot, and I hope I was able to help.

multimedia on Karlov of the Ghost Council EDH

1 week ago

Hey, nice budget deck.

Here's some budget suggestions:

Most of these suggestions are constant life gaining sources that don't require you play other cards to gain life. Talisman is very good because you're not only gaining life, but also making coloress mana. Attendant and Warden gain you life when any creature ETB meaning all players' creatures. They can add counters to Karlov during your opponents' turns.

Some budget Commander staples in Orzhov colors:

Karlov can exile any creature which is great, but Unmaking and End can exile any nonland permanent. They're very versatile and powerful. Mother can protect Karlov from a removal spell or make him unblockable by opponent your attacking colored creatures for a lethal Commander damage strike. Titan has a lot of cards to reanimate in the deck and if he gets to attack he can keep reanimating cards.

Good luck with your deck.

Leviathan102 on Servo Tokens

1 week ago
  1. This deck should be standard. The only card that isn't in standard is Growing Ranks, and Anointed Procession is just as effective in standard, although it is a bit pricey. Some standard suggestions are Hope of Ghirapur, Countless Gears Renegade, and Toolcraft Exemplar. If you want to continue playing this in modern, I recommend Intangible Virtue, Soul Warden, and Soul's Attendant.

Mondo1212 on INS4N3PREDATOR

1 week ago

Tips on your White Soldiers deck Topan Freeblade is hella good take out War Falcon, go down to 18 plains or less your curve is pretty low if you go down to 18 and take out the Falcons you can add 4 Freeblades.

What happened to Captain of the Watch


DeRotto17 on Mono-white agro bolster

1 week ago

Looking at this deck quickly, some relatively cheap cards that would be worth adding are Soul Warden and Crusade (Glorious Anthem if playing against another white deck). Don't see much removal/protection here so perhaps Immolating Glare would help, as well as a couple of Pacifism. Since you're running quite a few creatures, Brave the Elements would also be useful as well. You have plenty of mana so I'd likely cut out the Myrs if you were going to replace anything to start. Hope this helps!

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