Essence Warden

Essence Warden

Creature — Elf Shaman

Whenever another creature enters the battlefield, you gain 1 life.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Essence Warden Discussion

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

1 week ago

Livio's Blessing

Legendary Enchantment

Whenever you exile a creature, it's controller draws a card and you gain 1 life.

I'm not entirely certain, but Livio seems to want to be built around ETB effects. Exile your own creatures, then bring them back into one massive drop; For example, Luminate Primordial would be an incredibly strong blink creature. Sure your opponents gain a ton of life, but you remove their biggest threats permanently. Additionally, as he has Partner, you can add in for something such as Woodfall Primus or Terastodon . You could even use use Meteor Golem . If you run Selesnya, you're already in extremely strong ramp territory as green loves to ramp with creatures and white loves to make creatures. Suddenly your Itlimoc, Cradle of the Sun , Gaea's Cradle and Cryptolith Rite look astounding. Not to mention Circle of Dreams Druid and, if you use enchantments to protect yourself such as a Prison / Stax deck, Serra's Sanctum . There's also Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx , Nyxbloom Ancient and Mana Reflection .

Hone in the strategy with Trostani, Selesnya's Voice and similar life-gaining creatures such as Suture Priest , Soul Warden , Soul's Attendant , Angelic Chorus and Essence Warden for a massive gap between you and your opponents.

I mentioned prisons; Norn's Annex , Ghostly Prison and Ensnaring Bridge are obviously staples. There's more, but I'm tired and not feeling the best today.

Anyway, there ya go. A skeleton for a down and dirty Selesnya deck. Go have some fun with it.

Since you are going for extreme ramp and board presence, I'd recommend Partnering with Halana, Kessig Ranger so that when they enter you can pay and have removal-on-a-stick, too.

Kodama of the East Tree would be nice but that's a trap. You'll be outed as the archenemy at the table on Turn 0. Sure you get to cheat a bunch of things into play, but that doesn't help advance your wincon. I'd rather see Halana in the Command Zone for that removal option, so that the creatures we are playing around with can get through and finish the game off quickly. You're going creature-heavy, so use them.


carpecanum on

3 weeks ago

The more I see this card the more I believe it's going to be a $20 card in a year or two. Chatterfang is crazy. You could go with zombies (straight black) or Populate or damn near anything you wanted.

Stoneforge Masterwork or Blanchwood Armor + Lush Growth = Commander damage win

Love the infinite squirrel combo with Ivy Lane Denizen and Scurry Oak you have there

Presence of Gond might be worthwhile here. I already plan to combo it with Lurking Roper and Essence Warden

Phyrexian Swarmlord maybe

Polaris on Does card:Ancient Greenwarden cause all …

3 weeks ago

Yes, Essence Warden will trigger twice in this scenario. While Essence Warden 's ability is looking for creatures, the creature that triggered the ability was a land, so it counts as a land entering the battlefield having triggered an ability.

This is also mentioned in the rulings for Ancient Greenwarden :

The trigger event doesn’t have to specifically refer to “lands.” For example, an ability that triggers “whenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control” would trigger twice if the entering land is also a creature. (2020-09-25)

ThatGuy_OhWhatsHisName on None

3 weeks ago

Like say if Essence Warden was out and a creature entered the battlefield, would it trigger twice because that creature is also a land when it is entering the battlefield?

ThatGuy_OhWhatsHisName on Does card:Ancient Greenwarden cause all …

3 weeks ago

Like say if Essence Warden was out and a creature entered the battlefield, would it trigger twice because that creature is also a land when it is entering the battlefield?

Chino90 on Green/Blue's Clues: Lonis EDH

1 month ago

Hey, great work. I also built a Lonis deck, pretty much based on yours, but trying to avoid the elf route as much as possible, and focusing more on combo and counter. My only 2 cents that I can give you are Memory Lapse and Hidden Herbalists .

The first one is great with lonis, because you can either steal the spell your opponent casted if its a permanent, or send it to the bottom of the library if not. Win win.

And hidden herbalists goes infinite with the temur sabertooth if you have revolt, which is pretty easy to activate with lonis, or just by sacrificing a clue and then wait to tap lonis once you have infinite clues.

Finally, Urza, Lord High Artificer is a must. Gives you an infinite big construct, infinite clues and (on the next turn), infinite mana paired with a Shrieking Drake . You can then proceed to sac all your clues, draw your entire deck, and play a Thassa's Oracle

Also, Altar of the Brood is a great wincon to mill your opponents with the infinite clues generation or creature bouncing. Else, it synergizes great with "bounce to the top of the library" spells, like Expel from Orazca . Besides, it is flavorful with Lonis "serpent" and "investigation" theme.

Essence Warden can produce infinite life with the infinite bouncing as well.

Nickosis on Marath, the Poisonous

2 months ago

Or also, something that doubles counters or something like Hardened Scales because then you can remove a counter, to out 2 on Marath. It's a lot of annoying shenanigans, but it does work, even something like Essence Warden and Archangel of Thune for when you make a dude you gain a life and put a counter back on Marath. Like I said, lots of silly interactions.

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