Essence Warden

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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
Commander Anthology (CM1) Common
Commander 2014 (C14) Common
Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas (DDH) Common
Planar Chaos (PLC) Common

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Essence Warden

Creature — Elf Shaman

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

Essence Warden Discussion

lagotripha on Get A Life

1 week ago

Traditionally these lists run Martyr of Sands and Soul's Attendant . The old school variants used Squadron Hawk for bigger martyrs, most modern lists are red/white for Norin the Wary / Genesis Chamber .

Ranger of Eos / Ranger-Captain of Eos are powerful tools to put a lot of lifegain creatures on the board. Black white 'pay life'/ Children of Korlis is a thing. Condemn plays nice with alternative wincons. Essence Warden and cards like Weather the Storm point towards a green list, which would likely run some newer token-generation like Haazda Marshal & Legion's Landing  Flip.

Finally, stoneforge getting unbanned means that turn three Batterskull is on the menu, but also Sword of Light and Shadow .

Have fun brewing- martyr proc/soul sisters is a classic which deserves to be back in the meta.

austintayshus on Chu Chu Chulane, the Value Train

1 month ago

1-drops are great with Chulane's ability, and I think you could take advantage of with Elvish Pioneer and Essence Warden / Soul Warden / Soul's Attendant and Hedron Crab .

You could also add more creatures that bounce your own creatures and replay them for value. Maybe check out Kor Skyfisher and Whitemane Lion and Jeskai Barricade and Quickling .

kamarupa on Howl of the night pack Deck

1 month ago

I think 3x Oran-Rief, the Vastwood should be ok, especially with mana-dorks to make up for slow-lands. That said, it may be that 19 isn't the right number of lands.

Another spell that seems relevant but still too slow: Nissa, Vastwood Seer  Flip. I also think Fog will be very useful here, more so than Blossoming Defense / Ranger's Guile or Harmonize or Beast Within . That said, none of those spells will help against burn. So perhaps a life gain spell like Essence Warden or some-such would be useful, too.

shadowmage on Ezuri, Renegade Leader Combo Elves *Primer*

1 month ago

cool deck.. you should drop a forest for Homeward Path .. if someone steals your ezuri in this current build you have no way of getting it back.

I would also cut a few of the dead elves like Essence Warden and Wellwisher for some protection. you seriously will get blown out if you play against blue or red and so you need cards like Veil of Summer and Heroic Intervention .. these will help push your spells through and the intervention will protect you from a board wipe (and also protect your lands)

I would drop cryptolith rite for Lignify because you have basically no removal. If someone drops a Linvala, Keeper of Silence youre basically toast

kamarupa on BG Elves

1 month ago

Essence Warden sideboard, perhaps? Imperious Perfect is pretty awesome.

kamarupa on Blazing fury

2 months ago

with all the phyrexian mana symbols, perhaps some lifegain would be helpful? Something like Essence Warden or Gnaw to the Bone , maybe?

austintayshus on Seen any elves lately?!

2 months ago

I think adding a little lifegain can make most decks more resiliant overall. Perhaps adding Essence Warden and/or Nissa Revane ?

Neat idea! +1

SuperSoldier240 on

2 months ago

Thanks for commenting again Poly_raptor, I really appreciate it. I see your point with Paradox Engine and I'll definitely think over it and playtest it a few times to see if it's worth the money it costs. I think you're probably right about Selesnya Evangel and Essence Warden so I'll cut them and put From Beyond and Felidar Sovereign in. Felidar Sovereign I think is just a general improvement to the deck because he's another win condition that I could potentially flash in if I get lucky with Mosswort Bridge . I have to disagree with you about Divine Visitation for this deck in particular since it completely negates the effects of Helm of the Host , Bramble Sovereign , and Mimic Vat as well as cuts me off from some decent tokens such as the indestructible horse tokens Crested Sunmare makes as well as the deathtouch flying insects Hornet Queen makes.

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Essence Warden occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Green: 0.24%