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Vault of the Archangel was in mind when I first started making the deck, but I thought having It might screw my mana around by not having the right colour needed, and most of the creatures have lifelink anyway so I'd only benefit half as much as I would normally.
Pillory of the Sleepless is pretty good. I might sideboard this...
Vindicate is sideboarded already, and Vish Kal is just too expensive imo.
Scrubland would be sweet if I could get my hands on a playset. Thanks for that. :)
And haha, thanks eutha anyway. :P
February 12, 2012 6:40 a.m.
Look at this.Maybe some ideashttp://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/bw-life-drain-aggro/
February 12, 2012 8:19 a.m.
February 12, 2012 2:14 p.m.
This looks legit, +1. Check out my modern lifegain deck, deck:chalice-of-death-modern if you get the chance.
February 12, 2012 3:42 p.m.
+1 for more girls playing MTG ::D
PS. Would take out the vampire nighthawk out - absolutely kickass card, but your deck seems mainly white, so a double black-mana card at 3 cmc MUST get stuck in hand sometimes? doesn't it? There might be other fitting flavorful stuff out there waiting for you :)
February 12, 2012 7:37 p.m.
I play something like this Although he is slow to start, Ajani Goldmane is great If you can pull him off.With the vamps you should be able to do this.
Might want to throw in some of the soul sister
February 12, 2012 9:47 p.m.
pookypuppy6: Ah, fair enough. That's interesting... I'll consider it, I'm not fully convinced its necessary, but it may be good to replace Edge of the Divinity or something. Pillory of the Sleepless is good, I'm just not sure what to take out for it. And I've also got all those cards except the Guildmade mainboarded. Haha
clamyd: Ajani's Pridemate is good in a lifegain deck, but hes better in a Soul Sister's build where there are a lot more instances of lifegain going on. This build is more aggro and pseudo-creature-life-drain. Angel's Mercy is too mana expensive for its use. Rest for the Weary can do more for half the mana, albeit being situational as opposed to guaranteed 7 life. The Disciple wouldn't be good as I want creature presence on the board.
radouf: Cheers mate (: That is a good point. As badass as he is, its not cool to be mana screwed and have a card sitting there 2-3 turns after it should've landed the field. I haven't done much playtesting as I still have to scrounge up all the cards, but I'll see what happens with some T/O playtesting.
LordofInfect: Ajani Goldmane is too slow. He's too easy a target, and I would prefer to be playing other 4 mana drops (Wall of Reverence, Cradle of Vitality) over the big scythe/halberd-wielding kitty. And if I go Soul Sister I would be changing the build, as I mentioned earlier.
Thank you all for the feedback so far, and the support for more girls playing. My girlfriend is even more interested in playing now. :P
February 13, 2012 2:23 a.m.
@pookypuppy6 and STG Just so you know lifelink does stack. So if a creature has two instances of lifelink on it and it deals three damage you would gain 6 life. Soul Link is therefore unnecessary and Lifelink would be a lot better to put in.
February 13, 2012 12:08 p.m.
sparkman: That is incorrect.
702.14e Multiple instances of lifelink on the same object are redundant.
February 13, 2012 12:13 p.m.
Oh I guess you are right. They changed it with m10. But a cheaper card that does the same thing is Spirit Loop.
February 13, 2012 12:18 p.m.
Soul Link is better because it is not just having lifelink. Lifelink only gains you life when the creature deals damage. Soul Link also gains you life when the creature is damaged. Let's say it's on your attacking Baneslayer Angel and you are blocked by a Purity. After all damage is done, you will end up gaining 16 life. 5 for Baneslayer Angel's original lifelink, 5 for the extra "lifelink" on Baneslayer Angel because of Soul Link, and 6 because Purity did 6 damage to your Baneslayer Angel (the second half of Soul Link's effect).
February 13, 2012 1:38 p.m.
@SexyNoodle90 stacking lifelink was removed on the release of M11. sorry to pop your bubble, bro.
Anyways, +1 because my girlfriend also plays magic... I made deck:roflstompy for her
February 13, 2012 2:18 p.m.
@NoSkillManiac It's not stacking lifelink, it's stacking an ability that does the same thing as lifelink, and lifelink. (They are 2 separate abilities, so you would gain life from both.)
February 13, 2012 5:38 p.m.
+1, because my gf ALSO plays magic...I got her into it, too!She is going for a red/black vampire deck. :P
February 13, 2012 9:01 p.m.
turn 10? i got 86 life... heheheheheone problem, which is that this deck is destroyed by infect.Try sideboarding something against it. I know very few people actually play infect, but in wolf run ramp inkmoth nexus can be pumped a great deal and you can't do anything about it.
Why aren't you running ajani's pridemate? it is a good bomb that will allow you to deal a lot of c=damage. But, i guess this is more of a lifegain and chalice deck, not an ajani type cat deck.
February 13, 2012 10:25 p.m.
Battlegrace Angel, Path to Exile, if you want to keep it modern, don't use Swords to Plowshares, Sorin, Lord of Innistrad, Elspeth, Knight-Errant, Elspeth Tirel, Fetid Heath, Batterskull, Boon Reflection, Polluted Bonds, Necromancer's Covenant, Tribute to Hunger. I've got a whole EDH deck dedicated to lifegain, if you want to see it.
February 14, 2012 12:09 a.m.
Vault of the Archangel would fit perfectly in there.
If you have a chance, take a look at my werewolf deck : Team Pavlov
February 14, 2012 2:53 a.m.
I would go for the Soul Sisters style deck. Using sets of Soul's Attendant and Soul Warden to pump up Ajani's Pridemate and Serra Ascendant for the win (Ajani's Pridemate can often get to become a 5/5 or stronger by turn 3, essentially making it a budget white Tarmogoyf). With cards like Lone Missionary and Kitchen Finks, it's not unimaginable that a single Ajani's Pridemate can win the game. Then, use cards like Oblivion Ring and Fiend Hunter for removal. You could throw in Baneslayer Angel for a late-game heavy hitter and Felidar Sovereign as an alternate win-con to your Ajani's Pridemates and Serra Ascendants.
February 14, 2012 10:48 p.m.
you just spelled out my deckThat is exactly what I play.Check out life gain is awesome
February 15, 2012 11:12 a.m.
I'd recommend at least 1 Vault of the Archangel. It won't screw with your mana base THAT much...
February 15, 2012 8:56 p.m.
Pride Guardian would also be a good addition, first turn drop and you gain 3 life everytime you block, combine this with Rest for the Weary on turn 2 you can have over 30 life if you go 2nd! True Conviction will also be a really good card to have. In causal play I saw someone use mirrodin crusader (For some reason the data base cannot find this card) with True Conviction and they had 176 health whenever the opponent finally quit.
February 16, 2012 2:05 p.m.
if you want to run casual get Celestial Mantle ive gotten a 1000 life with that in edh before
February 16, 2012 2:28 p.m.
i know that this is unrelated but could you help with my friends deck? if you want to its: deck:fateful-hourmelira
February 16, 2012 6:39 p.m.
Cool Deck! Half of the decks I see posted are of dudes creating decks for their girl friends. I've helped make a couple for mine gf even. I think girlfriends' attitudes toward Magic make it an even more exciting game. (Even if it's all about pretty cards and kitties). It's nice to have a break from standard competitive decks once and a while. And try Beacon of Immortality for some mad life gain!
February 16, 2012 8:51 p.m.
February 16, 2012 11:32 p.m.
Beacon targets a player, so you could make your opponent lose.
I feel that you should attempt to make this deck modern due to the majority of modern legal cards.
+1 cus i was gonna do this for modern and more girls need to play :P
February 17, 2012 10 a.m.
Wow. Thank you for all the feedback and interest in the deck. :) I still have to get more of the cards, but this deck is going to be built somegime soon! From your feedback though, i have considered a few minor changes, and have decided to keep it Modern as Gotmarth suggested.
After a bit of playtesting, ive noticed that it is a bit hard to have 2 swamps by turn 3 for the Vampire Nighthawk, so im thinking of removing him.
Vault of the Archangel has been mentioned a few times, so im going to try running 2 of them and see how it goes. The same with Ajani's Pridemate, while at first i was a bit eh with the inclusion, i think there might be enough life instances from lifelink attacks for it to be worthwhile.
Also, ive noticed that Cradle of Vitality essentially doubles creature's attacks and generates heaps more life, so ill add another one of those.
Now all i have to do ia update the sideboard to be modern legal. Beacon of Immortality will go in there, but im not sure what else should go there either...
Thanks for all the feedback again guys! My girlfriend and i never expected this much attention for the deck :3
February 17, 2012 6 p.m.
You might find something useful in Modern Life of MTG
February 17, 2012 9:30 p.m.
February 18, 2012 1:35 a.m.
That Soul Link+Pestilence Demon at minimum you tap 5 and deal five damage to a minimum of 3 targets (Yourself, The Demon, and Your opponent) You loose 5 life, and gain 15 which is... 10 life profit plus maybe a Sanguine Blood on the field, dishes out another 15 to your opponent for a staggering 20 points of life lost for your opponent and you only had to take 5 damage.
That is the minimum number of targets, land tapped, and damage dealt. Think of the maximum amount you could deal here.
February 18, 2012 1:54 a.m.
funny, is entering the battle field a activated ability for Necrotic Ooze?
February 18, 2012 2:04 a.m.
Interesting idea Jokernaught, except the big issue with that is, as you said, the cost of doing all that. It may be too late in the game to reap the full benefit of that combo.
theonyc, not sure how that's relevant to the deck but no, "enters the battlefield" is a state-based effect, not an activated ability.
Mpz5: Originally that was a card I had looked at but I thought benefited a mono white deck more than anything, but considering how my deck is now pretty much majority white, it might just work. I'll playtest it over Suture Priest and see how it runs.
February 18, 2012 2:27 a.m.
My modern white life gain runs 4 of hem and I often gain 15+ life the second turn of the game. It's pretty sick.
February 18, 2012 2:29 a.m.
It's a weird wincon, I thought I might mention it.
February 18, 2012 2:38 a.m.
I'm a girl who plays magic... lol
February 19, 2012 9:31 a.m.
February 19, 2012 9:44 a.m.
Can anyone say Survival Cache? gain life and draw a card with rebound. I also VERY much love this deck +1
February 20, 2012 8 a.m.
Go to options, on the right of the page, and at the bottom there will be a red link that says "delete."
February 20, 2012 5:22 p.m.
Since your already running 4x usually followed by a concede lol
February 21, 2012 12:40 p.m.
Alright, couple of change.
February 22, 2012 11:09 p.m.
we do need more girls playing magic, but not with this deck... don't stand a chance agains my modern deck:artifacts-inundation
April 21, 2012 4:58 p.m.
Added 2x Exquisite Blood. Just too lovely of a card for this deck to pass up
April 29, 2012 3:52 a.m.
Neat, Sanguine Bond + Exquisite Blood is like a perpetual death machine! Personally, I'd have 2x Sanguine Bond and only 1x Exquisite Blood though, as Sanguine Bond is more likely, or maybe more guranteed to be activated with this deck.
May 19, 2012 12:35 p.m.
Check out my all-white take on this deck (Life...It's over 9000! (Modern)). It has less win-cons and relies more on the chalices and felidar sovereign (in cases where the massive creatures can't get the job done for whatever reason), but it usually gets the job done ;)
May 19, 2012 12:49 p.m.
Same with mine Life gain is awesome
It has no chalicesBut relys more on deck:serras-ascendants and Cradle of Vitality
May 19, 2012 8:17 p.m.
Awesome deck. +1. It's pretty dominating once it gets going.
On another note it makes me want to cast Repay in Kind so much when playing against it.
August 20, 2012 6:10 a.m.
Awesome Deck here. Similar to what I do with Venser, the Sojourner and Stonehorn Dignitary Lockdown. Cradle my Baneslayer Angel and lots of similar things. +1 for girlfriends playing magic and a baneslayer deck!
August 26, 2012 7:46 p.m.
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December 19, 2013 5:16 a.m.
HOLY CRAP!!! I hate this deck so much!!! The chalice is so evil I can never get around it!
December 30, 2013 4:48 p.m.
What about cards with extort?
like Blind Obedience , it has a great synergy with this deck
January 31, 2014 2:06 p.m.
+1 for girls playing. While lifelink does not stack, there are some cards, printed after the lifelink mechanic was created, that have "when this creature deals damage, you gain that much life." That does NOT read as lifelink in the oracle, and that stacks with itself and lifelink. Plus, read Soul Link properly. "When enchanted creature deals OR IS DEALT damage, you gain that much life." so if you block a 4/4 with, say, a 6/6 Ajani's Pridemate that has Soul Link attached, you will gain 6 life off Ajani's Pridemate dealing damage then 4 life off the damage that the 4/4 is dealing the pridemate.
January 26, 2016 11:53 p.m.
Hi.pretty nice deck up there, this list gave to me a lot of inspiration for my lifegain deck if you want to check my deck i will apreciate i dont have a lot of experience in mtg world so all advices is appreciated. my deck is called life is life ;)
+1 for this wonderful deck :p
February 10, 2016 4 p.m.
For Modern, this is too slow. Take a look at the soul sisters archetype. In modern you want to win as fast as possible. Lots of 4-6 drops ruins consistency.
February 21, 2016 6:14 p.m.
Try a Soul Sisters deck, if you really want to have lots of life.
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September 23, 2016 12:31 a.m.
I would put Tainted Remedy in just so your opponents can't gain any life.
March 3, 2017 12:18 p.m.
Why not soul sisters. but +1 for more girls playing magic
March 20, 2017 6:51 p.m.
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