Withstand Death

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Common

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Withstand Death

Instant

Target creature is indestructible this turn. (Lethal damage and effects that say "destroy" don't destroy it. If its toughness is 0 or less, it's still put into its owner's graveyard.)

Withstand Death Discussion

Skulloelegy on Mowu, Loyal Companion - The Goodest Boy PEDH

3 months ago

A creature like Rot Wolf might be good as a recurring source of draw -- Just pump it up and they either get poisoned or you draw a card from them blocking it. That's the big pick I'd suggest, as it's a threat, can draw cards and infect, while oppressive, can win you the game easily.

I see you have Ranger's Guile -- I always love Sheltering Word in decks with big green creatures along with that. Withstand Death and Mortal's Resolve give indestructible as opposed to hexproof if you need it.

If you're looking to ramp quickly, you might want to consider land auras that get you a little extra like Fertile Ground or Wild Growth -- Sadly the ones that draw you cards only seem to let you get mana of any colour which is sort of useless in mono-G. Bequeathal might be an idea in the early game, pop it on a chump blocker and get some draw.

Aura Gnarlid and creatures like Wandering Wolf might be an idea -- If you can pump those up, they're virtually unblockable. Silhana Ledgewalker comes with hexproof too as well as pseudo-unblockable.

Only other thing I could say is to mark Mowu with CMDR in the list so it stands out -- I'm really liking the build otherwise, and as you say at this rarity level it's hard to find good sources of draw, but with some testing and tuning I'm sure it'll be a strong deck to fight against! +1 for good boyes!

Apollo_Paladin on Pauper elves /w Vivien's Grizzly

4 months ago

Nice deck. I really enjoy the constraint of a genuine Pauper build. +1

As far as suggestions go, Vitalize and Wirewood Pride (I see you already have Timberwatch in there) are two commons that play extremely well with elves and common elf abilities (even in non-Pauper builds imo) and Ezuri's Archers is another great low-mana way to deal with flying, especially early on.

I'm not sure if Deathtouch or targeted destroy is a viable concern for this deck with its need (like most Elf decks) for multiple creatures in play to properly amp-up/combo, but if so both Withstand Death and Mortal's Resolve are decent Pauper options.

ZypherW on Skullbriar, the Walking Grave

5 months ago

This deck looks pretty good. Similar to my own Vultron-ish Skullbriar deck.

Yahenni, Undying Partisan is another hasty +1 counter creature that has built-in protection.

Suspicious Bookcase , Canopy Cover , and Prowler's Helm are other ways to get Skullbriar and friends through enemy defenses.

Nim Deathmantle , Journey to Eternity  Flip, Supernatural Stamina , Stitch Together and Unearth are great graveyard recursions (especially because Skullbriar keeps counters even in the graveyard).

Eternal Thirst , Feast on the Fallen and Predatory Hunger might be good +1 counter editions depending on your group's meta.

If you can afford it, Doubling Season doesn't help your opponents like Primal Vigor does and it has the same effect.

Vraska, Regal Gorgon might have a bit higher CMC, but I think fits your deck a little more than your current Vraska.

Assassin's Trophy , Windgrace's Judgment and Beast Within are good removal spells in Golgari colors.

Withstand Death , Rush of Vitality , Heroic Intervention and Destined / Lead are good protection cards

Finally, Sword of Vengeance , Pelt Collector , Lightning Greaves , and Alpha Authority are just overall good cards that you might find helpful in your deck.

Alkadron on Howlpack alpha brawl

6 months ago

Also: maybe drop a bit of the removal for some digging? With constant Immerwolf access, the werewolf cards actually get real good, but there aren't a lot and you gotta draw them. Stuff like Gift of the Gargantuan and Commune with Nature can be a big help in these situations. I especially like Gift of the Gargantuan 'cause it can put two cards in your hand, Seek the Wilds 'cause it's real hard to whiff, and Vessel of Nascency 'cause you can use it without contributing to the two-spells-a-turn-makes-your-creatures-suck issue.

Savage Silhouette , Withstand Death , Sheltering Word , and Serpent Skin can help keep the Immerwolf around as well, which seems important.

Podkomorka on Hallar, the Firefletcher | Pauper EDH

11 months ago

I like what I see so far. The land count seems right. I see many staples that I'd like to see. I'd like to see Path of Ancestry, Darksteel Pendant, Reclaim, Entourage of Trest, Mutant's Prey, Hunt the Weak, the two green cycle lands, Explorer's Scope, Village Elder, Crown-Hunter Hireling.

To make room I would look at the following to take out: Sizzle, Welder Automaton, Wrap in Vigor, Withstand Death, Blinding Fog, Jolrael's Favor, Nature's Panoply, Might Beyond Reason, Saddleback Lagac, Dragonscale Boon.

It's always nice to see new faces in our community :) Welcome!

ThallionDarkshine on Guilt-Leaf (Needs Suggestions)

1 year ago

I'm not a huge fan of one-use single-target discard, especially stuff that's very conditional like Pulling Teeth (probably like a 50% chance to do nothing), or stuff like Necrogen Spellbomb (needs some kind of artifact recursion engine to be powerful).

In addition, I feel like a couple of your card choices have much better versions that you could run. Withstand Death feels much worse than Heroic Intervention, and the 1 mana difference is not all that significant. Eyeblight's Ending, while very flavorful, is a 3-cmc kill spell and there are quite a lot of powerful elves you'll want to be killing. Doom Blade, Murderous Cut or Hero's Downfall feel like much better options.

Finally, you're missing the best mana elf of them all: Priest of Titania. A 2-cmc dork that taps for tons of mana is incredibly powerful, and with a 5-cmc commander, you'll want every bit of powerful ramp available to make sure you can keep casting him and making hordes of elves.

Shimtalia on Kickin' it Old School

1 year ago

Thank-you all for your comments and suggestions. A few of the suggestions, well, I thought they were in there already! So here is the updates:

IN

Blossoming Defense - Cloudstone Curio - Everflowing Chalice - Inspiring Call - Molten Disaster - Mortal's Resolve - Saproling Infestation - Withstand Death - Forestx2

OUT

Champion's Helm - Deathforge Shaman - Hunger of the Howlpack - Kavu Titan - Pouncing Wurm - Primeval Bounty - Verix Bladewing - Mountainx3

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