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Creature — Human Cleric
Whenever another creature enters the battlefield, you may gain 1 life.
Soul's Attendant Discussion
5 days ago
Hey, there's a mono white archetype in Modern called Soul Sisters. What you have here is a twist on that strategy.
The Sisters are Martyr of Sands , Soul's Attendant and Soul Warden . These are the repeatable life gaining sources to give you a consistent source of life gain and a consistent play turn one. Martyr is a fast way to gain life to activate Serra Ascendant or pump Ajani's Pridemate . Ascendant is by far your best threat to win a game and reason to want to gain life; Martyr can get you to 30+ life fast.
Squadron Hawk is a good two drop with this strategy giving you four potential creatures to gain life with and it has flying. Hawk is like draw putting up to three cards into your hand which is good with Martyr to have a better opportunity to gain life with her since you will have more white cards in your hand. I also like the interaction of Martyr and Lone Rider Flip as a way to gain three or more life for one mana.
Flying is the best evasion you can give the rest of your attacking creatures with Odric, Lunarch Marshal and he does seem good with Ajani's Pridemate , but I think 4x Odric is too much. Odric as a four drop isn't good by himself, he requires other creatures to be good to use his combat trigger. You only want to cast Odric if you have an established battlefield of creatures to get his combat trigger and having a flier helps too.
Hawk seems better here than Aerial Responder since Hawk fills your hand with creatures and it also has flying. Tokens are good with the Sisters; Spectral Procession is three flying Spirits for three mana. Procession with a Warden or Attendant on the battlefield can pump Pridemate at least three times. For three mana Procession seems more impactful than Ritual of Rejuvenation . 4x Ritual, 4x Revitalize and 2x Reviving Dose seems too many cards for this effect and Revitalize is better than the others. Gaining life and drawing is important, but creatures are more important.
Cards to consider adding:
- 4x Martyr of Sands
- 3x Soul's Attendant
- 4x Squadron Hawk
- 3x Spectral Procession
- 1x more Secluded Steppe
Cards to consider cutting:
- 4x Ritual of Rejuvenation
- 2x Reviving Dose
- 4x Aerial Responder
- 3x Auriok Champion
- 1x Odric, Lunarch Marshal
- 1x Lone Rider
Attendant being a one drop I think is better than the color protections of Champion who is a two drop and both have the same repeatable life gain ability. Champion could be a sideboard card, but not sure you even need him. Champion and gaining life is great hate against mono red and burn, but the strategy here is gaining life even without Champion. Good luck with your deck.
2 weeks ago
Maybe something like this:
Also works with things like:
Ajani's Welcome or Angelic Chorus or Anointer Priest or Answered Prayers or Essence Warden or Healer of the Pride or Impassioned Orator or Leyline of Vitality or Soul Warden or Soul's Attendant or Suture Priest or Trostani, Selesnya's Voice or Verdant Sun's Avatar | Infinite Life
Genesis Chamber | Infinite tokens
Path of Discovery | Something with graveyard
Altar of the Brood | Infinite mill
Etc... It's a plan, didn't say it was a good plan? Anything here Aluren + should combo off with other stuff, just not sure to what end.
4 weeks ago
Hey, saw your forum topic asking for help. I don't have any experience with Licia, never played the card, but I do have experience with Mardu and life gaining/aristocrat strategies with Alesha.
Cards to consider to upgrade your deck are tutors and an aristocrat combo. Cards within the budget to consider adding:
- Demonic Tutor
- Diabolic Intent
- Enlightened Tutor
- Blood Artist : combo piece, triggers when any creature dies including your opponents creatures.
- Animate Dead : combo piece, two drop reanimation of your own creature or an opponents.
- Leonin Relic-Warder : combo piece.
- Buried Alive : combo enabler, tutor for both Warder and Razaketh putting them into your graveyard.
- Entomb : combo enabler, tutor for Warder and put it into your graveyard.
- Razaketh, the Foulblooded : combo piece, repeatable tutor.
- Arcane Signet
- Mother of Runes : repeatable protection from targeted removal and in combat for Licia, protection of the color of the blocking creature makes it so it can't block Licia.
- Blind Obedience : repeatable tap of potential blockers your opponents play making it easier for Licia to attack. Extort is a way to gain life and in multiplayer Commander you pay one mana to gain 3 life if you have three opponents.
- Authority of the Consuls
- Reanimate : one drop reanimation, use life to reanimate your creature or opponents.
- Chaos Warp
- Fetid Heath
- Rugged Prairie
- Graven Cairns
The most important cards to consider adding for upgrades are tutors. If you can afford them they're some of the best investments you can make in Commander because they can be played in all decks you make no matter the strategy. When playing combos then tutors are very helpful to find the combo pieces or Necropotence . Tutors can replace high mana cost cards, redundancy or reduce the amount of win conditions. Which in return creates smoother gameplay, reducing the avg. CMC of your deck, speeding up your deck.
Aristocrat strategies can strengthen your deck and give you another avenue to victory using life without needing Licia. Aristocrats are good for gaining life as well as making your opponents lose life which can be a win condition. A combo for Mardu aristocrats is called Razacats. It's Leonin Relic-Warder and Animate Dead with Razaketh, the Foulblooded , but you don't even need Razaketh. He's played with reanimation to tutor for Warder/Animate. Create the loop and then using Warder as repeatable sac to tutor for and assemble other combos. Razaketh's ability to tutor is powerful when you have a lot of life to use.
The two card Leonin Relic-Warder / Animate Dead combo are the cards to consider adding because it creates an infinite dying or creature ETB loop of Warder. If before you create the loop have on the battlefield an aristocrat such as Blood Artist then this combo kills all your opponents and you gain infinite life. The combo has interaction with the overall life gaining strategy. It can be used with Soul Warden / Soul's Attendant . One of them has to be on the battlefield before you create the loop to gain infinite life because Warder is repeatedly ETB and each time you gain 1 life.
When gaining infinite life you can add other cards to win such as Aetherflux Reservoir , Cliffhaven Vampire , Sanguine Bond . Aetherflux is the best option because you can cast it after you have made infinite life and broken the loop to use all the life you gained to kill each opponent. Declare you're gaining infinite life with the combo then break the loop then cast Reservior. Cliffhaven or Bond would have to be along with one of Warden or Attendant on the battlefield before you created the loop.
Sun Titan can reanimate Animate Dead which can be helpful to keep creating the loop as long as Warder is in your graveyard. If you are interested in learning more about this combo then I will explain it further.
Cards to consider cutting:
- Beacon of Immortality
- Storm Herd
- Approach of the Second Sun
- True Conviction
- Minion of the Wastes
- Serra Avatar
- Sorin, Grim Nemesis
- Hide / Seek
- Nyx-Fleece Ram
- Sun Droplet
- Tainted Sigil
- Debt to the Deathless
- Angel of Vitality
- Diabolic Tutor
- 1x Swamp
- 1x Plains
- Tainted Field
The majority of these suggested cuts are high mana cost cards. This is to reduce the high avg. CMC that's 3.7. To improve your deck cut some these high mana cost cards and replace them with low mana cost tutors which can search for and get the better cards into your hand. Good luck with your deck.
1 month ago
All of the copies will trigger but only the one left on the battlefield after you deal with the Legend Rule will count towards the damage. Unless you're specifically told to use information from when a spell or ability is first put onto the stack, you use information from when it resolves, which is what is happening here.
When the rulings notes for Rite of Replication says that the copies "see each other", it's telling you that if the creature has a "whenever a creature enters the battlefield" trigger or something similar (like Soul's Attendant , etc.) then all of the copies will cause each other and the original to trigger.
1 month ago
Love me some slow-burn Oloro! I have a similar build except mine tries to climax with a janky combo involving drakes. You might like these: Thran Turbine , Kabira Crossroads , Inventors' Fair , Jwar Isle Refuge , Sejiri Refuge , Tranquil Cove , Glimmerpost , Radiant Fountain , Seraph Sanctuary (super good with Angelic Accord!), Ivory Tower , Paradox Haze , Curse of Fool's Wisdom (curse yourself with this; its super cool, I swear!), Zur's Weirding , Soul's Attendant , Bontu's Monument
2 months ago
Hey brotherbaker would you be open to suggestions for this deck?
Life Gain was one of the first decks I made when i got back into Mtg. It was a lot of fun
2 months ago
First of all, 19 lands is way too few, unless you're planning on making a very fast aggro deck or include a high amount of cantrips (cheap spells that draw cards). In a deck such as your current one, you probably want around 25 lands.
Another tip for deckbuilding is to always focus your deck as much as possible. It seems to me, that you just have a bunch cards that either give life or trigger off of you gaining life, but not doing anything particular with it. Making a deck more focused, is usually to recognize what exactly you want your strategy to be and then optimizing that as much as possible - be that casual, crazy comboes or top tier decks. There are several different ways to go with the cards you have in this list. Do you want to make a "Soul Sisters" deck, that focuses on cheap creatures and cards like Soul's Attendant or do you want to try and stall/combo and burn people out with Sanguine Blood or something entirely different? Decks are generally more fun to play, when they have a consistent plan.
By the way, most of the cards in your list aren't Standard legal (Standard consists only of the 5 newests sets at the moment), don't know if that's on purpose. If you're just making a casual deck that's based around life gain and a bunch of counters and don't care about format, I'd go for cards like Ajani's Pridemate , Archangel of Thune , Soul Warden , Soul's Attendant , Auriok Champion , Ajani, Strength of the Pride , Gideon's Company , Bloodthirsty Aerialist etc. and then try to aim for having 4 copies of each card instead of 1-2 copies.
2 months ago
I'm coming in with a lot here. Not going to say what to take out due to how much I am recommending, sorry.
I'd say Soul's Attendant is strictly better than Warden but running both isn't bad either. I like Attendant for when people play anti-life gain cards like Rain of Gore and others. Of course, Phyrexian Altar is a second altar that's a great sac outlet whenever you need it. Consider cards like Dictate of Erebos and Martyr's Bond , I see you already have Grave Pact on the maybeboard. Teysa Karlov is a great card to get too but consider Teysa, Orzhov Scion .
Also, you definitely should go for an Anointed Procession . Too good of a card for any white deck with tokens. This deck is already looking great though.
Soul's Attendant occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.06%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%
WB (Orzhov): 0.53%