Wilt-Leaf Liege


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Rare
Shadowmoor (SHM) Rare

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Wilt-Leaf Liege

Creature — Elf Knight

Other green creatures you control get +1/+1.

Other white creatures you control get +1/+1.

If a spell or ability an opponent controls causes you to discard Wilt-Leaf Liege, put it into play instead of putting it into your graveyard.

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Wilt-Leaf Liege Discussion

DeRotto17 on Selesnyan Defiance

23 hours ago

Nice deck! As a Selesnya fan myself, I agree with your metagame thoughts. As far as your deck goes, few things:

I would actually prefer having Dryad Militant in the maindeck over Loam Lion. The Lion doesn't benefit from the bonus that Wilt-Leaf Liege provides and Dryad Militant can be a real pain for decks that rely on their graveyard (ex. Snapcaster Mage).

Sunblade Elf isn't a terrible choice, but I would prefer his spot be given to a creature that can help you speed up the game a little. Green doesn't provide much of a flying presence so having a creature like Birds of Paradise I feel takes care of 2 issues: it allows you a flying presence on the battlefield to deal with threats you wouldn't normally be able to deal with, and it also allows you to slap a Rancor on it for a nice attacking option as well (aside from providing me mana of any color!). This comes in handy more than you think, and having a turn 2 Loxodon Smiter can really turn the tide in your favor early on.

Also Voice of Resurgence is a fantastic card and I would highly recommend it, especially over a placeholder like Watchwolf. I'd also recommend playtesting with a Gavony Township.

That's all I'll say for now, as any more comments will have your deck looking exactly like mine, haha.

DeRotto17 on Last Day Deck Tech for ...

1 week ago

Hi all -

Looking for any last second thoughts on my G/W Valuetown deck that I'll be taking to Grand Prix Hartford tomorrow.

For this deck I opted to go away from the norm of having Collected Company be the centerpiece, and instead opted for more creatures. At this point my deck is pretty much set in stone, but I am always open to maybe a card or two that I missed that would make a difference. Mainboard or sideboard. I recently took out 1 Wilt-Leaf Liege and 1 Rancor, adding in a Plains and additional creature of a lower mana cost.

Some questions I have asked myself is should Dromoka's Command stay in my mainboard? Should I put back in a Treetop Village or 2? And does my sideboard have enough hate in it? Should a Rancor or WLL be added back in?


Valuetown, USA

Modern DeRotto17


Thanks in advance for the help!

cdkime on "Protection from" rulings

2 weeks ago

Protection is a neutral ability--it applies just as much to yourself as your opponents.

To remember how protection works, remember this acronym: DEBT.

  • Damage - A creature with protection cannot be damaged by sources it has protection from.

  • Equipped / Enchanted (also Fortified) - This applies even to auras attached before your creature gets protection. For example, if you had a creature with Rancor, and then gave it Sword of Body and Mind, Rancor would fall off the creature and go to the graveyard.

  • Blocked - a creature with protection cannot be blocked by an object that it has protection from.

  • Targeted - A protected item cannot be targeted by sources from which it has protection. All aura spells are targeted enchantments--as such, your protected creature cannot be targeted by Rancor.

(Source: Rule 702.16)

Wilt-Leaf Liege does not do any of the above--as such, your creature will receive bonuses if applicable.

As an aside, I've noticed Wraths gives people some issues when it comes to protection, so wanted to address those as well. First, let's look at Wrath of God. Wrath of God does not target and does not deal damage--as such, it can destroy creatures with protection from white. Blasphemous Act, on the other hand, deals damage, so would be unable to kill a creature with protection from Red, even though it does not target.

(Also, I suggest posting questions like this in the Rules Q&A Forum).

DeRotto17 on "Protection from" rulings

2 weeks ago

Hi all -

Question: Lets say I have a G/W creature on the battlefield and I equip it with Sword of Body and Mind. Am I then later that turn or in the game, able to slap a Rancor on that same creature? Or am I not able to now because it has protection from green? Also, if I have a Wilt-Leaf Liege on the battlefield, does the creature not get the full bonus or does it still get it?

I am just not sure if "protection from" only applies to my opponent(s) or if it would apply to me as well.

SimsyIGTMIM on Simsy’s Modern Mono B 8 Rack

2 weeks ago

Modern FNM 30/3/18:2-1: Testing Bontu's Last Reckoning again in a different meta.

1-2 Green White CoCoGame 1 they flood the board, I don't see a Bontu and I cant kill creatures fast enough. I thought they were on GW Hatebears and I was worried about Loxodon Smiter and Wilt-Leaf Liege, so i didnt use non targeted removal. Huge Punt on my part. Game 2 and 3 I aggressively target their hand. Game 2 they over commit into a Bontu's. Game 3 they get there after rebuilding because of a Bontu's, I had lethal next turn. Ensnaring Bridge would have been way better than Bontu's in this match up.

2-0 Rakdos MoonThis guy is a mate of mine and his deck is super sweet. He plays well and every game is a slog fest. This match up was not different. Game 1 he took a risk knowing the only way I could get lethal on my turn was a Wrench Mind as I had a few The Rack effects out. By him committing he had a three turn clock. I drew Wrench. Game 2, I side in two Night of Souls' Betrayal and I saw one. He runs Pack Rat, Dark Confidant and Goblin Rabblemaster, all were blanked. He ended up drawing heaps of cards off of Phyrexian Arena but was unable to utilise much of his draws especially since I am Blood Moon proof. He saw a Liliana and had no choice but to try Ult it. He died long before he could.

2-0 Boros BurnStandard Boros burn deck. I feel burn is an easy win, or at least heavily favored, at the very least the game plan is very simple. I kept in Thoughtseize and went for Boros Charm and Lightning Helix. Hero's Downfall was great to hold up for combat triggers off of Goblin Guide. Smallpox on game 2 helped me stabilize as they only had 1 creature and it kept them off of white for the rest of the game. Bridge would have been amazing to see, however he brought in Destructive Revelry game 2 and hit one of my Racks.

NensouHiebara on Nensou's Knight Tribal

4 weeks ago


In my opinion, Hero of Bladehold and Gideon, Ally of Zendikar set the bar exceedingly high for White Weenie 4-drops. Every other current 4-drop can't measure up to what they can accomplish:

  • Light from Within: Gideon trumps it by being an anthem or a threat depending on the situation. Light also can't boost Mutavault or tokens.

  • Wilt-Leaf Liege: Hero attacks harder with multiple bodies and can similarly pump other Knights with its battle cry trigger. Not every deck uses discard. Liege's replacement effect won't be relevant every game.

  • Kinsbaile Cavalier: I like to have my 4-drops to be effective by themselves so that they can still keep me in the game if my earlier creatures are hit with heavy removal. Cavalier requires other Knights, otherwise it's an unimpressive creature. Compared to what Hero and Gideon are capable of, Cavalier isn't that great. Silverblade Paladin also curves better than Cavalier after a leveled up Student or a 2-drop Knight.


Student of Warfare is the one of the best White Weenie 1-drop ever printed. It may take an additional mana investment, but it's worth having a flexible creature for every stage of the game:

  • It becomes a 3/3 first striker on Turn 2, putting heavy pressure on opponents early game.
  • It acts like a 3 mana creature after the first few turns.
  • It can be a lone, double striking threat in the mid-late game.

The same can't be said for Knight of Meadowgrain.


Aether Vial will never be a part of this deck. If you look at the top Vial strategies:

  • 5c Humans is an all-creature deck that uses Vial to spam bodies.
  • U/x Merfolk is loaded with 2-drops and uses the mana not spent on creatures to cast countermagic, Spreading Seas, and other forms of disruption.
  • Legacy Death and Taxes uses powerful utility lands to stranglehold their opponents.

This deck doesn't do any of that. My creatures' CMCs are too varied, there aren't enough creatures for Vial to begin with, and this deck has a low amount of disruption. Shoehorning Vial isn't going to make the deck better, and changing the deck to accommodate Vial isn't the deck I want to play.


Using sweepers in a Weenie Aggro deck is insanity. Knight Exemplar is in the deck to boost my Knights, not an excuse for questionable card choices. If Exemplar is left unanswered, then it takes over combat.


Another thing, why so many 2-ofs? Mono-White has the worst card draw and selection. All of those 2-ofs would lead to an inconsistent mess.

LunarEntropy on Nensou's Knight Tribal

4 weeks ago

I have a similar deck and love it. Although a main card I use is Light from Within as a 2-of.

Also Wilt-Leaf Liege as a 2-of at the top end really helps against decks running Lilliana of the Veil as well as having an immediate impact on the board compared to Hero of Bladehold

Kinsbaile Cavalier as a 2-of over Silverblade Paladin seems like a no-brainer, and one other main addition is to cut a 2 lands, a Fragmentize, and a Dismember for 4 Aether Vials. Being able to instant-speed drop a liege, Calvallier or a Knight Exemplar really can mess things up for the opponent.

Personal perference but I've found Knight of Meadowgrain to be a nice 2 of instead of 2 Student of Warfares. Students are the only 1-drop but the mana needed to invest in them doesn't seem worth it especially how easily they get killed right after. Adding Aether Vials really helps having a turn-1 play, and cutting down to 2 Students still gives Vial on 1 to have a chance to hit.

Also consider having a board wipe such as a Wrath of God if you can manage to stick a Knight Exemplar it's just bonkers.

xaerusblade on SaffronOlive's Ultra-Budget Abzan Rites

1 month ago

ill change the satyr finder for a Birds of Paradise, its a way better ramp. or if you cant afford it Avacyn's Pilgrim, Llanowar Elves, Arbor Elf would do.

notable 1 drop is Dryad Militant

Ashen Rider is really slow and bad for a late game card. i would put another 2 drop like or Voice of Resurgence something

i would replace all Declaration in Stone for a Fatal Push and or Path to Exile, Abrupt Decay do not underestimate the of an instant.

grisly savage is not good in this deck you only have a few creatures.. just replace it with a creature like Loxodon Smiter, Wilt-Leaf Liege

you have 2 many 3+++ drop creature and have no 1drop ramp in site.. it would be really slow in that pace

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