Cradle of Vitality

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Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Cradle of Vitality

Enchantment

Whenever you gain life, you may pay . If you do, put a +1/+1 counter on target creature for each 1 life you gained.

GarryFloof on The Life Lock

7 months ago

I recommend giving a creature lifelink or using one that already has it (Rhox Faithmender is probably best, maybe with Shadowspear attached), attacking or blocking, gaining that much life, (or more with Rhox Faithmender) and putting that many +1/+1 counters directly back into the lifelink. (Cradle of Vitality)

GarryFloof on The Life Lock

7 months ago

This is by far the most I have worked on any of my tapped out decks. And there's a reason. Now, magic players sometimes wish they could just have a deck that could gain so much life, that they can counter any attack just by taking the hits. But of course, not so good that it's going to cost 450+ dollars. This deck is below 300 dollars, and leans into a strategy I call "The Life Lock," to gain enough life. Instead of gaining bulk life, The Life Lock is a different perspective that instead prevents other players from dealing as much damage. (While of course gaining a ton of life) Cards like Soul Warden and Cradle of Vitality, or maybe some Rhox Faithmender will keep your opponents on their toes, and always question whether their creatures are actually worth it. Feel free to edit this deck on your own, adding more protection, more lifegain, or more +1/+1 counters to make this deck as fun for you to play as it is to me.

TheOfficialCreator on Heliods army

1 year ago

Alright!

Aegis Angel is a good card, don't get me wrong, but currently given the low number of Angels in the deck as a whole and with no Angel tribal, it might be worth looking into Avacyn, Angel of Hope or, some more budget options, Indestructibility, Gift of Immortality, Kindred Boon, Shielded by Faith, Spirit Bonds, or Timely Ward. All of these grant a single creature indestructible for a lower cost, albeit they are not attached to a big flier.

Nothing for Ajani's Pridemate. It's just a good card. If you're interested in other similar cards, Light of Promise, Archangel of Thune, Gideon's Company, Cleric Class, Heliod, Sun-Crowned, Cradle of Vitality, Celestial Unicorn, and Nykthos Paragon are some good ones.

Archetype of Courage seems a bit weak to me personally. Enchantment creature cards with the same mana value that are white and better for your deck (at least from my POV) include Eidolon of Countless Battles and Heliod, Sun-Crowned.

Banisher Priest is good.

Blinding Souleater could easily be replaced by Law-Rune Enforcer, or, if you'd prefer an artifact creature, Burnished Hart is just better in general.

Captain of the Watch and Cataclysmic Gearhulk are both good cards, though the latter doesn't seem to work too awfully well with your deck. I would consider putting in another destroy boardwipe such as Wrath of God or Fumigate.

Chardalyn Dragon is pretty bad, even for an artifact flier. Other fliers with the same mana value include Adarkar Valkyrie, Admonition Angel, Ancestor Dragon, Angelic Skirmisher, Archon of Coronation, Aven Brigadier, Empyrial Storm, et cetera... white is ton of amazing fliers! Put 'em to good use! XD If you specifically want an artifact creature to replace it, Wurmcoil Engine is a good one.

Consul's Shieldguard... see the Aegis Angel comments.

Court Street Denizen... see the Blinding Souleater comments, though this one is better so it's definitely worth keeping around if you want.

Drillworks Mole is a cool card. Basri Ket, Felidar Retreat, and Cathars' Crusade are good too.

Eldrazi Devastator is actually a card I used to run in my decks as a finisher. I would recommend something like Finale of Glory as an alternative that you can really sink your mana into.

Felidar Cub is nice, but War Priest of Thune is strictly better.

Glint-Sleeve Artisan is interesting, and I see how it plays into a bit of your artifact synergies, but if you want that, just use an artifact creature like Adaptive Automaton, Cloudsteel Kirin, or Etched Champion.

Heliod's Pilgrim has a good effect and it's flavorful, just keep in mind you only have two Auras in the deck.

Inspiring Overseer and Knight of the White Orchid are good.

Kozilek's Channeler is a decent card, but given you like small creatures I'm not sure that paying extra for a big body is a great benefit. Worn Powerstone, Thran Dynamo, Arcane Signet, and if you want to splurge Pearl Medallion are all good ramp in white.

Lagonna-Band Elder can be replaced by one of the cards I told you about in my previous comment.

From there, all your cards are great until Soulmender, which again can be replaced by one of the cards in my previous comment, or even Fountain of Renewal. Same with Stone Haven Medic and Sungrace Pegasus.

Toolcraft Exemplar is a really cool card that I have NEVER seen before. If it's working well for you, you should try out Serra Ascendant as well. It runs in a similar vein.

Welcoming Vampire is good too.

Celestial Flare could be replaced by Silence.

Dauntless Onslaught could be replaced by Charge, Bastion Protector, Benalish Marshal, Ethereal Guidance, Glorious Anthem, Guardians' Pledge, or Path of Bravery.

Divine Verdict could just be replaced by plain removal, like Swords to Plowshares, Path to Exile, Journey to Nowhere, Cast Out, Conclave Tribunal, or Oblivion Ring.

Feat of Resistance is nice.

Gideon's Reproach - see Divine Verdict's feedback.

Gods Willing is good.

Kill Shot - see Divine Verdict's feedback. Actually, for the rest of these cards see that and Dauntless Onslaught's feedback.

Aligned Hedron Network is good.

Cloak of the Bat and Hero's Blade - see Dauntless Onslaught's feedback, but also Commander's Plate.

Spidersilk Net doesn't make a whole lot of sense. If you want another 0-mana artifact, look no further than Mishra's Bauble.

Font of Vigor - see previous comment

Siegecraft - Eldrazi Conscription is one of the best auras in the game, but Battle Mastery is nice too

Not Forgotten - Rest in Peace, Ashnod's Altar

Sunlance - any other removal that I've mentioned

Also consider Sphere of Safety.

I hope all this helps! ^^" it took a bit to write up but I think it'll help introduce you to some staples and ways about thinking about deckbuilding and power level. I sent you a friend request so that we can keep in touch and so that I can see and help you with your future decks!

Dencoan on Nine Lives

2 years ago

Metropolis39 gotcha gotcha, i actually used to have Cradle of Vitality in its place because i was worried about creatures getting zapped as soon as i cast it, but i found more success running Light of Promise due to not being as much of a mana sink and it gets the engine running faster.

i have found Shamanic Revelation to provide some good card draw as well as life gain during later game, we dont usually run many super aggro decks. not that they never show up but its not the mainstay.

Phroggerguy1223 on Fat Ghost Man Takes On The World

2 years ago

I have looked at Cradle of Vitality, but I feel like I have enough passive life gain from my deck for Karlov to get a lot of counters already. I'm sure it could be switched in easily though.

Wolffang988 on Fat Ghost Man Takes On The World

2 years ago

Deck looks like a lot of fun! Have you considered Cradle of Vitality for adding more counters to Karlov? Enchantments like Sunbond or Light of Promise could also speed up his growth quite a bit as you start gaining life!

Dencoan on Nine Lives

2 years ago

also thinking of replacing Cradle of Vitality for Light of Promise

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