Spirit Link

Spirit Link

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature (Target a creature as you cast this. This card enters the battlefield attached to that creature.)

Whenever enchanted creature deals damage, you gain that much life.

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Set Rarity
Tenth Edition (10E) Uncommon
Ninth Edition (9ED) Uncommon
Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB) Uncommon
Eighth Edition (8ED) Uncommon
Seventh Edition (7ED) Uncommon
Classic Sixth Edition (6ED) Uncommon
Fifth Edition (5ED) Uncommon
Fourth Edition (4ED) Uncommon
4th Edition Foreign Black Border (4EDFBB) Uncommon
Legends (LEG) Uncommon

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Legality

Format Legality
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Limited Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal

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Spirit Link Discussion

SizzleySurprise on Deck for Starbot

1 month ago

Huh. Dunno how I stumbled across this deck. You only want white removal ideas? How about... Condemn, Gaze of Justice, Reciprocate, Spirit Link (does double-duty for you in this deck), Oust? Harm's Way? Reprobation? Afterlife? Crib Swap?
There are just a ton of options in white for removal - even on a budget. You have to remember, though, that a mono-white deck is going to have a bit of a problem with card draw, so targeted removal in a multiplayer game could put you at a disadvantage. Especially if you have too much.
Well of Lost Dreams might be worth squeezing into your budget... That actually just reminded me of Cradle of Vitality which would be pretty awesome here.
Again, consider more board wipes than targeted removal (I'll give suggestions on those too, if you're interested).
Good luck brewing!

libraryjoy on Best 1-drops?

2 months ago

I like

Blue:

Cloudfin Raptor

Cosi's Trickster depending on meta (ran it in a Thada Adel, Acquisitor deck for a while)

Telepathy

Green:

Taunting Elf

Elvish Herder

Sakura-Tribe Scout

Skyshroud Ranger

Scattershot Archer (especially if you have ways to give it deathtouch)

Sedge Scorpion

Traproot Kami in mono-green

Utopia Sprawl

Wild Growth

Red:

Dragonmaster Outcast

Quest for Pure Flame

White:

Kami of False Hope

Soulmender in any build that has "Whenever you gain life" triggers

Sigarda's Aid

Spirit Link

Colorless:

Skyblinder Staff in flying heavy decks

Elixir of Immortality

Signal Pest

Animation Module

Darksteel Axe

Glaring Spotlight

Gorgon's Head

Runed Stalactite in tribal builds to protect utility creatures

Stoneforge Masterwork

And I didn't forget black, I just don't play it so I don't have anything to add for that color.

MagicMarc on None

2 months ago

My favorite artifact:
A very long time ago, my favorite artifact was Icy Manipulator. The original artwork hooked me. Back when artifacts got turned off when they became tapped this card was a great answer for nearly everything that would get put into play that could hurt you. And it was always relevant.

My favorite creature:
Once Arabian Nights happened, The Khabal Ghoul became my favorite creature. For 1 mana, a creature that could just keep growing? Pair them with Royal Assassins and grow them like crazy. If playing with white, add Spirit Links to the ghouls. They just added an ever growing threat to your board and were very flavorful.

My favorite instant:
Capsize has been my favorite ever since it's first printing back in 1999. This is repeatable denial at instant speed in an opponent's end step, targets any permanent and is in a color filled with protection for it. I believe it's a perfect example of what blue magic is. Versatile and another form of permission. And if unanswered, it will stop any strategy across the table from you. Since it can even bounce lands, it's never a dead draw really.

davipt11 on davipt11

3 months ago

Spirit Link is a cool {W} card from Legends that was the precursor of the ability of Lifelink. Originaly it wasn't an aura, but was reprinted like that in 10th Edition.

wereotter on Pattern Recognition #158 - Colour …

3 months ago

One thing about this set and its color shifts that struck me when I reviewed it years ago is how it gave abilities to colors that they didn’t have before that we now consider commonplace.

Early magic, the colors of life gain were white and green. Then this set color shifted Spirit Link to Vampiric Link giving black a means to regain the life it pays. Now we think of black-white as the life gain color combination, but before this set that wasn’t so obviously the case.

I do think to that end we could use another planar chaos set to shake things up again. There are things some colors don’t do but maybe should. And things colors do and shouldn’t they could give away.

carpecanum on Who wants a pet?

3 months ago

Spirit Link or Spirit Loop would double your life gain on your boss. Any red damage doubling enchantment would also. Illusionist's Bracers maybe.

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fmastrome2008 on Bogles

5 months ago
  1. Most decks utilize 2-3 Spirit Mantle in lieu of Unflinching Courage.
  2. I'd add 1 Spirit Link to your SB to fill in the 15th spot. As it's not Lifelink, you still gain life off the combat damage. I.e, 2 lifegain triggers even if equipped with Daybreak Coronet.
  3. Damping Sphere slows down Storm, Tron, other big mana decks. 2 in the SB is normal.

Omnes_Spiritus on Death by Life

6 months ago

My first suggestion would be to add Arcane Signet. You will have a use for it in essentially every EDH deck, like Sol Ring.

In terms of competitive play Heliod, Sun-Crowned + Walking Ballista is considered the strongest life-gain combo (its a bit on the expensive side though). As seen here https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/im-walking-on-sunshine/ For your win condition Vizkopa Guildmage can situationally be cheaper than Sanguine Bond.

While there isn't much combat in competitive EDH, the 2 creatures that stick out to me are Serra Ascendant and Tymna the Weaver. Building on their styles of life-gain Serra Ascendant could easily be parred with Divinity of Pride, Resplendent Angel and Felidar Sovereign. Tymna the Weaver is an incredibly oppressive draw engine that synergizes with token-esk strategies. In modern, there is a fringe deck generally referred to as Soul Sisters that uses Soul Warden and Soul's Attendant in conjunction with small creatures to generate life gain triggers. With this, you can draw cards with Mentor of the Meek, Skullclamp, Dawn of Hope and Alhammarret's Archive. Other notable synergies include: Ajani's Pridemate, Angel of Vitality and Archangel of Thune.

Other fun stuff: Extort, Spirit Link + Lifesteal, Blood Artist/Zulaport Cutthroat/Cruel Celebrant, Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlord and Kambal, Consul of Allocation.

Here are some recourses I use to build decks:

https://scryfall.com/advanced

https://edhrec.com/themes/lifegain

https://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/budget-magic-94-15-tix-modern-stake-sisters

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