Soul Warden


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Event Deck Common
Planechase Common
2010 Core Set Common
Tenth Edition Uncommon
Ninth Edition Uncommon
Exodus 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

MrHighscore on Karlovation - Taxation is extortion

1 day ago

@CelineT good point. I'll take out Academy Rector (I should probably also remove Debtors' Knell, but on the ohter hand: fun stuff).

Minor tweaks basted on cards I have in stock


Dunadain on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

2 days ago

Then why is Gaddock Teeg in tier 2? Your argument is completely backwards, decks honed to the current meta are way better than decks that aren't. I don't understand the logic behind saying that a deck that isn't prepared to fight what it's going to fight is better than a deck that is. Of course a troll Melira, Sylvok Outcast deck for fighting Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon or a Soul Warden deck to fight Purphoros, God of the Forge aren't going to go far but I completely understand putting in a Fog or a Chaos Warp respectively if those to Commanders are in your meta.

hyperlocke on Ageless Entity + multiple triggers?

2 days ago

It depends on how you stack the two lifegain abilities.

  • Ageless Entity enters the battlefield, triggering Soul Warden and Trostani, Selesnya's Voice. Both lifegain abilities are put onto the stack. As they are put on the stack at the same time, you chose the order. To get the most out of it, you put Trostani's ability on the bottom and the Warden's ability on top.
  • The Warden's ability resolves. It is modified by Rhox Faithmender's replacement effect. You gain 2 life (2x1).
  • Ageless Entity' ability triggers and is put onto the stack.
  • When it resolves, Entity gains 2 counters. It is now a 6/6.
  • Trostani's ability resolves, again modified. Only now the value of the creature's toughness is checked. You gain 12 life (2x6). The stack is now empty.
  • Entity triggers, the ability is put onto the stack.
  • When it resolves, Entity gains 12 counters.

All in all, You gain 14 life and 14 +1/+1 counter are put onto Ageless Entity.

If you put Trostani's ability on top of the stack, you would get 2x4 + 2x1 = 10 life and counters.

Dredgar on Life Gain Beta

3 days ago

It looks like it's heading in the right direction. Soul Warden and Soul's Attendant are great. If you need some ideas give my deck a look Got the life!

Neotrup on Can the inactive player play ...

3 days ago

As mentioned, because the Angel has two linked abilities instead of the modern "Exile until this permanent leaves the battlefield," whatever you target will be permanently exiled if they kill Admonition Angel in response to the trigger, but they will be able to kill her. Also, if her entering the battlefield causes another ability to trigger (Such as a Soul Warden either player controls) the ability will be put on the stack before you can play a land and the entire tapping and killing will be able to happen before you have a chance to trigger the landfall ability.

MrHighscore on Karlovation - Taxation is extortion

1 week ago

Thank you all for the feedback and apoligies for the late response. Lately I've been taking a break from brewing EDH decks, so I'm not visiting TO very frequently.


All good suggestions, But I don't really see what I should take out. In general I'm not running very high on life, so I don't think I can make use of the abilities, and most of the time I would not have mana for Well of Lost Dreams.


My meta has all kinds of decks. Some people got T1 and others (few) play OTC commander decks. Most decks are T2 or T3 trying not to combo out in turn 4 or 5. I build this deck because I like extort and drain, but it has been far more powerfull and fun than I anticipated, at least in my meta.




  • Flickering Ward is a great suggestion. I'll see what I can doo to find it a slot.


I'm not updating the deck right now (as I like to keep it in sync with the paper version), but I want to make room for these cards (all very low casting cost except for Merchant):

I'll update the maybeboard accordingly.

Firebones675 on Win by gaining life!!

1 week ago

Don't worry, lifegain decks are viable. There's a semipopular modern deck called soul sisters that gains a lot of life off of cards like Soul Warden& Soul's Attendant, then bashing dace with Ajani's Pridemate & Serra Ascendant. Might be worth looking at a couple of those decks if you want a faster clock. (I'll throw a link at the end of this)

If you want to win with Felidar Sovereign or Test of Endurance, you should put more copies of them in your deck. Currently you only ave 1 of the former and none of the latter.

Two more super efficient ways to gain life are Rest for the Weary and Martyr of Sands. They likely have a home here. Hope this helps!

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