Nine Lives

Nine Lives



If a source would deal damage to you, prevent that damage to you, prevent that damage and put an incarnation counter on Nine Lives.

When there are nine or more incarnation counters on Nine Lives, exile it.

When Nine Lives leaves the battlefield, you lose the game.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Pre-release Legal
Standard Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Nine Lives Discussion

Kelvin-escesare on Claw Curse **Primer**

1 week ago

Red_X, oops just saw this

The Solemnity + Nine Lives / Phyrexian Unlife combo is not particularly good in a deck with only 1 Enduring Ideal . Tutoring with Wishclaw Talisman doesn't work because then opponent just tutors a removal.

This deck needs tutor targets that are devastating and the opponent can't recover from, since they get a free tutor with Wishclaw. That's why Blood Moon is excellent (it's actually responsible for winning the game 20% of the time despite being only 1 of). Between our 12 mana producing enchantments, we are almost always immune to Blood Moon ourselves, while there are a lots of games where the opponent just loses on the spot. The beauty of having Moon as a tutor target (instead of just playing 4) is that you only tutor it when your mana is good and it will cripple your opponent. If not, you just don't tutor it.

spotmaso on Enchantress Combo MH2

1 week ago

i try to build a similar deck i love Nine Lives and Hall of Heliod's Generosity in your deck

Gidgetimer on Di Immortales!

1 month ago

Force Bubble works without the possibility of losing if removed if that is the only objection you have to the Nine Lives combo.

lifemtg on Di Immortales!

1 month ago

Mtg_Mega_Nerds that is true, but people could easily get rid of Nine Lives and i would immediately lose. I know there are other ways to lock into it, but i would rather have a perm lock such as Solemnity and Decree of Silence .

Minousmancer on Abzan Stoneblade

1 month ago

My first suggestion would be to take out your "Shock" 2020 lands. Thin some of your pain lands with Temples. Maybe add a couple Mazemind Tome or Spare Supplies . I'd try to add more Maul of the Skyclaves and some Valkyrie's Sword s.

I think Nahiri, Heir of the Ancients would be amazing since she's an all powerful Stoneforge Mystic .

Possibly add several boardwipes such as Shatter the Sky , Extinction Event , Doomskar , or Devastating Mastery whick reminds me you might think about some of the "Ultimatum's" as well.

Now, I think your Sideboard I have no idea. Maybe some Necropanther s or Venerable Warsinger s and a Nine Lives to start.

Gidgetimer on Dealing damage to a player …

2 months ago

Well, the controller of Nine Lives would put two counters on it. I originally misread the question as you controlling it and can't edit my comment.

sergiodelrio on Dealing damage to a player …

2 months ago

Each creature counts as a different source for Nine Lives . Therefore it gets two counters in your example.

Link to the rules

Gidgetimer on Dealing damage to a player …

2 months ago

You need to use double brackets in order to link cards.

Nine Lives

You would put two counters on it. Each creature is a different source of damage.

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