Leonin Elder

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Leonin Elder

Creature — Cat Cleric

Whenever an artifact enters the battlefield, you may gain 1 life.

Max_Hammer on Mardu Treasures

3 months ago

Hello friend! I have some suggestions! I had way too much time today, so here you go.

Relatively cheap, potent, and just perfect upgrades.

This bit is, of course, focused on making as many treasures as your board can bear.

Great, now you have all of these treasures, now what are you going to do with them?

  • Frogmite, Lens Flare, Scale of Chiss-Goria, Tooth of Chiss-Goria, Mycosynth Golem, Slag Strider, Furnace Dragon, and Myr Enforcer are all notable cards you could add, since they pretty much become free after a while, though mostly pretty useless.

  • Forsworn Paladin is pretty good token generation early game, but really shines with the second ability where it can instantly punish anyone blocking or attacking you recklessly.

  • Marionette Master is going to pack a punch.

  • Dargo, the Shipwrecker is super cheap for a 7/5 with trample.

  • Enraged Giant, Freejam Regent, Battle at the Bridge, Saheeli's Directive, Herald of Anguish, and Organic Extinction are all pretty solid additions, since they don’t make you sacrifice anything in exchange for it.

  • Ruthless Technomancer has a million combos with (like Dockside Extortionist+sac outlet) and is just pretty good on its own.

  • Leonin Elder is just one life, but when you’re playing a treasure deck, that one life will definitely add up.

  • Underhanded Designs is a murder or a poke engine, which is very snazzy.

  • Glaze Fiend is pretty scary, considering that it has trample.

  • Dragonspark Reactor could be a bit of removal in your back pocket or your wincon.

  • Arcbound Crusher’s design team didn’t anticipate just how many artifacts I was planning on throwing onto the field.

  • Professional Face-Breaker is just like Grim Hireling, in that it makes treasure tokens, but more importantly, it gives you something else. You get a load of impulse draw, which is really nice when you have loads of mana.

  • Magda, Brazen Outlaw is just an artifact tutor, really. Though, there are plenty of treasure loving dragons you could also fish for. (:

  • Kalain, Reclusive Painter loves treasures, giving everyone big buffs.

  • Swashbuckler Extraordinaire can give anything that might be sensitive to dying double strike for a big final push. That, or just give one big boy double strike.

  • Their Number is Legion gets you lots of life and lots of tokens.

  • Necron Overlord is just a worse Ghirapur, but it’s still gonna hurt.

  • Street Urchin is the same idea as the above.

  • Armix, Filigree Thrasher could be some annoying removal, especially early game.

  • Hellkite Igniter is a big boy that, if left unblocked, could be a one hit kill.

  • Feedback Bolt is a big, powerful spell. To put it simply: ouch.

  • Fain, the Broker can make treasures, can make +1/+1’s, and can make little spooky boys. The best type of boys. Great utility and variety overall.

  • Rain of Riches is big. One cascading spell a turn, whichever one you want? Imagine dropping Feedback Bolt and cascading into Hellkite Igniter.

  • Captain Lannery Storm is innocent… Until you leave her unblocked like a dummy.

  • Concussive Bolt can be an easy kill, letting you get as much damage as you want through.

  • Dispense Justice is just like saying “Fuck your voltron.”

  • It seems you also like having and sacrificing constructs, so here’s a bit to let you do more of that, if you’d prefer to have a construct deck over a treasure token deck.

    • Shared Animosity will give constructs a boost, but there really isn’t a specific theme across creature types aside from that, and your constructs are better used for chump blocking or just turning them into scrap. Ignore this if you’re going for more of a construct tribal sort of thing.

    • Fable of the Mirror-Breaker  Flip is a good card, don’t get me wrong, but I don’t think it’s really necessary.

    • Rakdos Charm could be replaced with something better as far as artifact removal or graveyard hate. Nihil Spellbomb would be good graveyard hate and Generous Gift is just a good white staple.

    • Comet Storm is fun, but Crackle with Power is more fun.

    Allan-Chefa- on Life Gain and Artifacts!

    10 months ago

    Leonin Elder fits the deck well especially if I add Potion of Healing and Reckoner's Bargain in place of the Omen of the Sun and Revitalize, the deck gets more draws and faster. I will try this idea too.

    AmoeboidChangeling on Life Gain and Artifacts!

    10 months ago

    You're welcome, the last card that came into my mind, a card I really like is Leonin Elder. I don't say I'm sure it would work for you, but might make a good sideboard card. So, good game and good luck for you!

    Jabberjaw46 on Teysa High Queen of The Aristocrats

    1 year ago

    Bitterblossom is just absurd, I would cut Leonin Elder, I don't really see its synergy, but maybe I'm missing something.

    The Meathook Massacre wow wizards is really pushing aristocrats

    Jadar, Ghoulcaller of Nephalia wow another bitterblossom, but on a creature

    Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder a personal favorite, I love the value he brings to a deck

    Diabolic Intent this card is pretty good

    Grim Haruspex card draw is the reason I live

    Recruiter of the Guard can't find painter but it essentially is a body to sac that finds another body for free.

    Luminous Broodmoth Double up on deaths, I know it doesnt synergize with Teysa's spirits but I still think it's worth it.

    Dictate of Erebos and Grave Pact Aristocratness

    Cool deck though! I've only seen one Teysa deck and man did it put in work. The commander is pretty underwhelming at first glance, then suddenly you lose the game. Let me know if you have any questions!

    CavemanlyMan on Karlov-The Big Daddy of Lifegain

    1 year ago

    Leonin Elder . I noticed you had included the constellation gain life card at one point, and if you liked that card then this is just better. Also Exquisite Blood is a good source of lifegain, arguably as good as your other 5 drop sources. However, it does create infinite lifegain for you and life loss for your opponents when used in tandem with some of your other cards. I have no clue if that's something you want to stay away from.

    McDashing on White Phyrexian Machine Orthodoxy - Kitchentable

    2 years ago

    Thanks for the thought Kebes. Unwinding Clock was in my first draft, however due to the high price and lack of synergy with Living Weapon I avoided including it. I ended up removing Living Weapon from my deck due to lackluster performance if I lack Brass Squire & Puresteel Paladin, which I want to avoid using as it breaks the White-Phyrexian theme. So it might be wise to give Unwinding Clock a try by now.

    Etched Champion & Leonin Elder both work great but as the above, I want to avoid using them due to theme. I am in doubt about Phyrexian Revoker, as while it may be Blue-Phyrexian it will help with my severe lack of battlefield control.

    Helm of the Host is an interesting card I was not familiar with. Seems to have some flexible synergy, while a bit costly. My initial thought about Karn, Scion of Urza is that he would break the White-Phyrexian deck theme hard, however I've had a look at the lore and it seems Karn is pretty much writing the White-Phyrexian bible while insane on their basement throne. The card helps with my bad Card-Draw, and goes well with the artifacts as well. I'll definitely scoop this one up if I can find it, and I'll feel less bad about including Urza Lands (upon a friend's suggestion) as this keeps the theme intact once again. Thanks for bringing that one up, as I'm not fond of planeswalkers and wouldn't have found that one by myself.

    dum321 on Hot Karl Voltron

    2 years ago

    Thanks for the comment, Direwulf. Duelist's Heritage has been kind of a low impact card and could definitely be replaced, especially now that I know Leonin Elder exists. Great recommendation! Gift of Orzhova on the other hand, has done surprisingly well in my opinion. Getting Karlov in the air with lifelink has come in handy on more than one occasion.

    Direwulf on Hot Karl Voltron

    2 years ago

    There is an impressive lack of fat in this list. The only cards I'm curious about are Duelist's Heritage and Gift of Orzhova. How have they played out for you? Also have you considered Leonin Elder? I just built a Karlov deck and haven't played with it yet but it seems like it would be much improved over the last couple of years with all the recent artifact token mechanics.

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