Test of Endurance


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage 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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Judgment Rare

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Test of Endurance


At the beginning of your upkeep, if you have 50 or more life, you win the game.

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Test of Endurance Discussion

evncrbch on Ayli's Pilgrimage

42 minutes ago

Thoughts on Archangel of Thune or Test of Endurance? I think Drana's Emissary is pretty weak. Kokusho, the Evening Star is another good option. Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant is useful utility. Sorin Markov is a classic life manipulation tool.

Bhaal666 on Commander for a Mono White ...

4 days ago

You would likely be better off with white equipment but for white enchants here are some good ones:

Sram, Senior Edificer his text includes auras and draw is really nice.

Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant turns into an enchant.

Heliod, God of the Sun his rec page is very enchant heavy too, https://edhrec.com/commanders/heliod-god-of-the-sun

Mageta the Lion i mention him in case you go few to no creatures.

These are all powerful: Greater Auramancy, Endless Horizons, Test of Endurance, Sigarda's Aid, True Conviction, Cathars' Crusade

Jakobel on ~Life sucks~ Fat Karlov remains unbeaten.

1 week ago

Alliance of Arms also works well with Sanguine Bond, Defiant Bloodlord and Suture Priest, and it helps with cards such as Aetherflux Reservoir or Test of Endurance - so rather versatile and therefore a winner :-)

luther on Can You Win The Game?

2 weeks ago

Fair enough haha. I still say go edh, because it opens you up to easier wins with some of your cards. Since you start with 40 life Felidar Sovereign and Test of Endurance are easier to get. If you go with Sliver Queen as your commander, you can add in Epic Struggle since she is an excellent token generator. She also allows for an easy Coalition Victory win.That being said, there are a couple other cards with your theme that you can toss in. Platinum Angel and Gideon of the Trials give you an extra bit of time to win if someone is beating you down. Maze's End + guildgates is a win con in your land base. And lastly, Door to Nothingness is a nasty way to win and you may never reach the mana to use it, but it is a looming threat that can cause you to win if you get to 10 mana.

Vladimara on So many Win-cons of Alara

3 weeks ago

Celestial Convergence, Epic Struggle, Helix Pinnacle, Laboratory Maniac, Mayael's Aria, Maze's End, Mortal Combat, Near-Death Experience, and Test of Endurance to top it all off.

Now, are you gonna actually have any way to trigger even most of these wincons?

Karzalar on Kambal, life Gain

3 weeks ago

Let's start by lands;

Replace Crypt of Agadeem by a basic Swamp (if not budget, Cabal Coffers), since you have only 5-6 black creature cards, the second ability won't be used that often.

Also, Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth could be nice, since you already run Crypt Ghast. You could replace Drownyard Temple for it.


Exquisite Archangel is too slow, Kingpin's Pet is bad, Tithe Drinker is so-so and costs as much as your commander, so most of the time you'll want to cast your commander instead of it.

DRmagic2017 made some good creatures suggestions. I personally suggest Soul Warden, Soul Attendant and Drana's Emissary in those. Otherwise, I suggest Rhox Faithmender, Wall of Reverence and Nyx-Fleece Ram.


Ouch. Let's start by replacing all of them exception made of Soul's Grace (you made me discover that card, and i need to get it, thanks) and replace by any of the following :

Tribute to Hunger, Path to Exile, Swords to Plowshares, Anguished Unmaking, Utter End, Silence the Believers...


Grim Discovery and Wander in Death could be replaced easily. Profane Command is not that good. You don't run that many precious creatures...

Replace by Solemn Offering, Read the Bones, Night's Whisper. Drawing is power, removal is important.


You're quite well builded in there, there's only like two you can easily replace.

Pyramid of the Pantheon and Bontu's Monument.

Suggestions : Staff of the Death Magus / Staff of the Sun Magus (play more basic lands if you intend to play these) or Well of Lost Dreams for drawing cards.


Curse of Vengeance, Font of Return, Quest for the Gravelord and Unhallowed Pact could be easily replaced. SUggestions to replace for...

Ajani's Mantra, Test of Endurance, Sphere of Safety, Whip of Erebos, Darksteel Mutation (to deny enemy commanders), Oblivion Ring, Banishing Light, Cradle of Vitality is slow but is a good mana dump, Polluted Bonds, Retreat to Hagra, Vampiric Link...

Hope that helps.


HunterClaise on Karlov the Undying (Life Gain Deck)

3 weeks ago

I added Solemnity into the deck to combo with Celestial Convergence It doesn't remove the counters from Karlov if he has any when it ETBs. Plus it shuts down other people's decks more than it would this one. I wouldn't play Solemnity unless I knew I had Celestial Convergence. If you play Solemnity then Celestial Convergence it'll enter with zero counters, instantly winning you the game.

I had Angelic Accord in the deck before I made the major update to it. It was removed because it honestly never helped me much. The deck isn't focused around creatures like that, so I figured removing it for a card like Path to Exile would be more beneficial.

Erebos and Athreos both don't fit well in the deck in my opinion as well. I love Athreos, but I felt like there were better choices so he was never put into the deck in the final product. Erebos doesn't do me any good because ideally I'll win by Test of Endurance, Felidar Sovereign, Celestial Convergence, or the Exquisite Blood x Sanguine Bond combo. Usually the only time I win by reducing opponents to zero life is when they've all been hitting each other and ignoring me. Then I just swoop in with a hefty Debt to the Deathless or Exsanguinate. Then it's game over, so his "Opponents can't gain life" doesn't do much for me.

I also thought about putting Toxic Deluge into the deck, but when the final touches were being put onto it I decided one more board wipe wouldn't do me much good. Plus I couldn't afford the cut. I liked how the deck was shaping up, and Toxic Deluge just didn't seem to fit in that final image. Plus I'm greedy and like keeping all my life haha.

I really appreciate the feed back though! Thank you :) I love getting comments and discussing decks and strategies.

warwolf831 on Karlov Life Gain 1.0 (Any feedback appreciated)

1 month ago

I would recommend Felidar Sovereign and Test of Endurance; you have a lot of ways to gain life, but these will help you win the game with all that life.

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