Wall of Limbs

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Magic 2015 (M15) Uncommon

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Wall of Limbs

Creature — Wall

Defender (This creature can't attack.)

Whenever you gain life, put a +1/+1 counter on Wall of Limbs.

{5}{B}{B}, Sacrifice Wall of Limbs: Target player loses X life, where X is Wall of Limbs's power.

Wall of Limbs Discussion

TheVectornaut on

4 months ago

By using your own spells to kill off a Gray Merchant of Asphodel just to reanimate him, you'll be giving up a ton of card advantage and losing tempo. If you're really interested in abusing the Merchant's ability by getting it to trigger multiple times, I'd consider running blue for bounce effects like Unsummon , or better yet, white for flicker like Cloudshift . You could also set up a Panharmonicon to double the trigger automatically. However, there really isn't any need to do so. The better option is to just invest in the mono-black devotion plan enough that Gray Merchant will kill in one hit. I recommend looking up black devotion lists to get an idea of cards to add. I've had a lot of fun with a devotion zoo deck using 1 drops like Gravecrawler , Gutterbones , and Bloodsoaked Champion with Midnight Oil and Phyrexian Arena to refill. In general, you just want to include the most black mana symbols for the lowest cost (while also bearing card power level in mind). Vampire Nighthawk and Despoiler of Souls are two cards you already have that fit the bill. Some other favorites are Gatekeeper of Malakir , Phyrexian Obliterator , Gifted Aetherborn , Dread Shade , and Geralf's Messenger . These decks can be a little pricey, especially if you include a set of Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx . If you're looking for a more gradual form of life drain, Orzhov lists are a popular way to do so. They run cards more in the vein of Obzedat, Ghost Council , Wall of Limbs , and Kambal, Consul of Allocation . They might also take advantage of lifegain with Ajani's Pridemate , Felidar Sovereign , or the Sanguine Bond / Exquisite Blood combo. One of the reasons these decks are so popular is that they can easily be built on a budget. As a final note, I'd like to point out that you're currently lacking the mana needed for the curve you have. I'd want at least 20 lands here and maybe as many as 25 to avoid constant mana screw. Good luck with your build!

goldlion on Breaking Carnival of Souls

7 months ago

I like the shadow born apostle idea. Seeing as how there’ll be an Essence Warden out for all the life triggers, a Wall of Limbs could be added as well. It’s worked great in the current Ghave version and in conjunction with Jared, it becomes far better than its current ability, but at least there's a backup ability if Jared's not on the field.

Going off the Krav and Wall of Limbs idea: I’ve got a Kresh the Bloodbraided deck where I use giant kresh to kill people with Dying Wish and Jarad effects. However, I have another where I turn him into many small creatures (for Impact Tremors effects) which I then sac back into big creatures ( Carrion Feeder or Skullmulcher for Blood Artist effects) something that could be an interesting direction with Carnival and the creature etb triggers for into Exsanguinate or swampy tricks.

Korozda Guildmage is an example, but there's a handful of others I've found, though Carrion , Ghoulcaller Gisa and Fungal Sprouting would be the added choices for a Golgari deck.

Here's the deck for ideas/conversation's sake - you all will be the first to see it. It wasn't ready to go public cause I'm editing up the flavour story still and need to balance it a bit more for consistency... It's got a side mill strategy but mainly kills through ''growth and decay'' (hence the name). I think it could inform a strong take on a Carnival version, related to the style seshiro_of_the_orochi is hinting at. I'd add carnival to it actually, if I didn't have to remove much of the synergy the deck needs for the Essence Warden and other life gain effects.


Kresh, Guru of Entropy

Commander / EDH* goldlion

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goldlion on Lord of Leeches [Unique Ghave Build]

7 months ago

You’re right. While I can probably create some giant creatures fast for 1 hit kills, attacking wont be a regular occurrence with this deck.

It’s funny cause I had put Serene Steward in the binder pages for this deck as I was accumulating and organizing cards for it, but she didn’t make the cut cause she cost mana to produce those counters where others got counter triggers passively. The ghave tricks are mana intensive. What I didn’t consider until now is how useful her ability might be because you can direct where those counters go! This could be great for adding more to cards like Elenda, the Dusk Rose and Wall of Limbs . I was also considering of adding Cruel Sadist for creature removal, and this could sunergize there as well. Good thought! I’m going to explore that more.

Tardigrade_Cain on

1 year ago

Scion_of_Darkness Thank you for that, will make sure to correct it immediately!

Problem is we have relatively few creatures on our side of the board, so Congregate is strictly bad in many mashups such as storm. However it is a good sideboard card against 8-whack and any other aggro decks, so that is an instant include in the sideboard.

Wall of Limbs problem with this is that if we ever end up gaining life, it is only to stall until the late game, which we dont usually want due to the lack of card draw, not to mention our turn three is almost always going to be Tainted Remedy

I like Benevolent Offering and I'll put it in the maybeboard for kitchen table players, considering I'm still kind of one of them.

Scion_of_Darkness on

1 year ago

Collective Blessing is in your description instead of Blessed Alliance.

Congregate is an obvious mention, as its a life gain to you and a fireball to your opponent.

Wall of Limbs for the life you gain.

Benevolent Offering if you want to play Kitchen Table and not strictly Modern.

Yeti_Confetti on

1 year ago

Hey, there!

My first suggestion is to limit the deck down to 60 cards. I know it can be hard to decide exactly what to take out, my entire playgroup (myself included) had trouble with this when we all started as well. It just helps increasing the odds of drawing the cards you need most to win the game.

Personally, with the average converted mana cost (CMC) of your spells I think 22-24 lands should do it.

With all the one copy of's you have in here I would say to have more multiple copies of the spells you need most and are the best for your deck type.

Lastly, I have a few cards off the top of my head that work well with B/W lifegain style decks(Which was actually the first type of deck I made years ago).

Souls of the Faultless, this card is an excellent way to stall the board so you can suck away your opponent's life.

Ajani's Pridemate, this guy is a solid 2/2 for two mana that keeps on building as you gain life.

Wall of Limbs, this is certainly not as good as the other defender creature I suggested or even an outstanding card, it is just one that I used back in the day that I really liked. Same thing as Pridemate, it will keep building, but this guy can be sacrificed and help win the game. It's ability is pretty costly, so I would suggest if you have multiple copies of it and want to use the ability to have about 24 lands.

Blood Artist, he is one of my favorite vampires. If you can find a sac outlet (something that lets you sac your own creatures like Carrion Feeder) he can be triggered a lot, along with some graveyard return spells you can get your boys and girls back into play.

Exquisite Blood, is a card that can combo with Sanguine Bond infinitely to win the game when it is triggered. These two will cause each other to trigger repeatedly.

There are also some better kill spells you could use, one like Doom Blade since it costs one less than Murder. Unless you have a lot of black in your playgroup. Another solid kill-spell is Go for the Throat.

I believe the format for this deck is

With all this said, this is YOUR deck, I'm just trying to help. You build it how you want. I hope I was some help, best of luck and welcome to the MTG community, friend.

Mint0055 on Kambal's Conquistadors

2 years ago

I love me some life gain. The key to a good lifegain deck is weaponizing life gain. You already have the amazing Aetherflux Reservoir which made all life gain decks 10 times better, but some budget options that you could throw in: Ajani's Pridemate, Bloodbond Vampire and Wall of Limbs are all creatures that get big fast. Also a couple of my personal favorites for life gain: Cradle of Vitality and the slightly weaker Sunbond can get ridiculous. I also really like Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim for removal and is much cheaper than Karlov of the Ghost Council. Plenty of other budget options out there just check out some other life gain decklists. Great deck so far!

TheVectornaut on Black and White First Deck

2 years ago

One of my favorite B/W strategies is lifegain since it's budget-friendly and not terribly complicated to play. Efficient cards that gain life like Vampire Nighthawk, Lone Rider  Flip, and Soulmender set up other cards that benefit from lifegain like Ajani's Pridemate, Wall of Limbs, and Divinity of Pride. You can finish things with lifedrain on Sanguine Bond or Vizkopa Guildmage, or try to resolve a Felidar Sovereign if you're feeling lucky. Even if it's not your strategy of choice, you still might be able to borrow some elements. Nighthawk, in particular, always shines in midrange black decks.

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