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Modern* Budget Casual Lifegain Theme/Gimmick W/B (Orzhov)




Silly little concept I made. It's budget-ish, you don't really need some of these lands to still have fun with these cards! Gain life from almost anything you or your opponent does, buff up Ajani's Pridemate Or simply ride this Orzhov crazy gain/drain into a funny Multi-player modern or two-headed giant.

Honestly, the deck probably won't win a whole lot 1 on 1, but I anticipate some longish games with friends and maybe some multiplayer victories!

Any suggestions are welcome and encouraged, not meant to be competitive though!


Heavily considering Crested Sunmare (maybe a 3 off at most) variant of this deck. Combined with token population of some kind, while keeping he life gain real. Soul warden and Soul's attendant would probably both feature in this variant as only 1 life gain will trigger horse token creation. I want to keep it orzhov, any help in this regard would be kind.

Crrraazzyyy.... That's how it goes.... Millions of horses, destroying their foesssssss


Flyboarg says... #1

Rhox Faithmender could be a good card

July 2, 2017 11:42 a.m.

Flyboarg I'm going to look into that. Ma heart, ma soul, they thank you.

July 2, 2017 11:48 a.m.

Funkydiscogod says... #3

Does Kabira Crossroads sound like a good idea?

Also, Bloodbond Vampire can act like another Ajani's Pridemate, because I think the massive amounts of life you're trying to gain could make some big critters.

July 3, 2017 1:21 p.m.

fatal7x says... #4

needs a reanimate mechanic or grave cycle. Try Elixir of Immortality or any of the life gain - reanimator classics.

July 8, 2017 9:42 a.m.

SlightScarab says... #5

Blossoming Sands is a good card for a simple enter tap and gain 1 life

July 8, 2017 9:54 a.m.

Will_Of_Ulamog says... #6

Opponent: "I know that things are going wrong to me. I got to play my force of wiiiiii-ii-iilll!! Yeaahhhhh hheeyyy hheeeyyyyyyyyy!!!!" Solo

July 8, 2017 9:55 a.m.

Will_Of_Ulamog says... #7

For* what a fail

July 8, 2017 9:55 a.m.

fatal7x I'm toying with Gift of Immortality since it could trigger Soul Warden life gain and reanimate my friendos.

July 8, 2017 10:24 a.m.

TitanWalls says... #9

As a possibility, Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim could be a useful addition. It'd work best if you had some tokens to sack in order to activate her second ability, but it would let you get some benefit by sacrificing your 20/20 Ajani's Pridemate in response to the inevitable spot removal. It could potentially replace some or all of your Mortify, since being 10 life over your starting amount should be pretty easy to achieve.

Also, Recumbent Bliss might be a good alternative to Ajani's Mantra.

July 9, 2017 9:21 p.m.

TitanWalls says... #10

Almost forgot! If you're aiming to use this in long games, Wall of Reverence and Well of Lost Dreams are absolutely fantastic.

Also, Ajani Goldmane and Chaplain's Blessing might be good additions, too. I'll stop now...

July 9, 2017 9:27 p.m.

cmsrDPM says... #11

Love this deck.

You may also like Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim, Serra Ascendant, or Rest for the Weary.

July 11, 2017 2:19 p.m.

cmsrDPM Very kind! Thanks, its super fun to play with friends, almost like a casual archenemy deck because no one wants you around! (limited to if your friends are beginners or not)

July 11, 2017 2:24 p.m.

cmsrDPM TitanWalls also great suggestions I'll look into!

July 11, 2017 2:25 p.m.

ramuzzini says... #14

Wall of Limbs is a great finishing move for decks like this.

July 11, 2017 2:27 p.m.

+1 for the name.

July 12, 2017 1:20 p.m.

michael921 says... #16

Instead of Whitesun's Passage, I would run Blessed Alliance as they have nearly the same effect (a difference of ONE WHOLE HIT POINT), but the alliance gives you far more utility as it's a modal spell. Soul's Attendant is also a staple in the Soul Sisters archetype, so it would be worth considering. You can take a look at my deck as well if you want to see an orzhov deck tuned a bit more specifically to be powerful for modern.

July 17, 2017 8:20 a.m.

rottenoysters says... #17

Aetherflux Reservoir would be a great game winner.

July 18, 2017 1:11 p.m.

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This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.14
Folders Witty McWittley, Thing's to try, Possible Decks, Deck ideas, Deck Ideen, Invest
Top rank #13 on 2017-07-17
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