Selfless Savior

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander 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
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Selfless Savior

Creature — Dog

Sacrifice Selfless Savior: Another target creature you control gains indestructible until end of turn. (Damage and effects that say "destroy" don't destroy it.)

Gidgetimer on Did Saffi Eriksdotter really die?

2 months ago

She dies at least 3 times any time I play her. Such is the cost of having an ability that sacrifices herself. Tell you what though, I don't think my heart could handle if they ever gave a similar ability to a dog. Could you imagine if Selfless Savior wasn't just a vanilla 1/1?

Spell_Slam on Oops, your dead on turn 4.

3 months ago

Empyrial Armor is a pretty nice choice, as it will typically buff your creature by at least 3+ in the early/midgame and gives you more options to fetch with Light Paws at 3 CMC.

Benevolent Bodyguard and Selfless Savior are also great 1-drops that allow you to play Light Paws on turn 2 with protection up.

Nayru_Incarnate on United Assault - Upgraded

9 months ago

One change I noticed immediately is replace Dauntless Bodyguard with Selfless Savior May look over it more latter, but that’s the easiest shift I noticed at a glance.

BrassLord on Necromancy

10 months ago

As for suggestions... Malakir Rebirth  Flip, Undying Evil, Supernatural Stamina, Abnormal Endurance, and Feign Death are all ways to double down on ETB triggers or responding to opponents removal, allowing you even more venture!

Giving your commander evasion can also come in handy! Things like Hot Soup, Trailblazer's Boots and the like will help give you consistent adventuring!

Some weird low cmc cards that I think you'd like are Kami of False Hope and Gift of Immortality. Alone, Kami is like a spore frog, and has saved my butt more times than I can count. Gift of Immortality is just that, it makes it so your opponents effectively need to kill your creature twice. When paired together or with your commander, the Kami puts a soft lock on combat damage, allowing you to continue to grind out the game for advantage!

Gravebreaker Lamia and Silversmote Ghoul also form a neat little engine when paired together, also helps set up your graveyard! Speaking of grind Desecrated Tomb can easily turn into a win condition if your commander goes online early!

Daxos, Blessed by the Sun is a decent life gaining trigger that fits with your theme! Bounty Agent is a repeatable commander destruction card! Alseid of Life's Bounty and Selfless Savior are both cheap cmc guys that can give your commander protection and you can still fetch them from the grave!

The deck does look a bit light on removal or interaction, so I'd recommend adding any plethora of options for creature removal in black and white!

All in all though, play with the cards you have! Have fun refining the deck, and don't be afraid to lose! It helps you see what your decks strengths and shortcomings are, and you're able to make changes! Hope these recommendations give you some ideas to work with! May your she dwarf beard grow ever long!

Akromathia on Angel Tribal Devotion

11 months ago

Selfless Savior can help you to keep your Angels alive, and you can protect Shalai, Voice of Plenty. Hexproof and indestructible combined can be deadly.

Also think about Helm of the Host, for it can clone the likes of Shalai, Voice of Plenty or Lyra Dawnbringer granting you double the value, or just clone any Angel for an infinite combo.

GrimlockVIII on One fine day with a woof and a purr

1 year ago

Just wanted to say that Selfless Savior is a strictly better Resolute Watchdog.

Also, while he's neither a cat nor a dog, Luminous Broodmoth provides a layer of protection to all your non-token creatures with the potential of retriggering Rin and Seri's ability when said creatures die.

amerika00 on Recycle, Copy, Paste

1 year ago

Thank you for the insightful comment. Really, this deck is made for casual purposes, hence the lack of a win-con (although I like to think that making a lot of copies of creatures and drawing a bunch of cards is a win as is). Professor of Symbology is in here to help get rid of extra copies of Mavinda, Students' Advocate and Orvar, the All-Form , I found that running four copies of each usually results in a few unwanted copies sitting in your hand at one point or another during the game. As for the Lessons, I simply forgot to add them to the deck, might add them if the deck gains any traction. Selfless Savior is nice since it allows me to use mana later in the game on spells to draw cards rather than holding up mana. Really, at the end of the day, I'm aware that this deck will by no means reach the top of standard. I simply wanted to build a deck around Mavinda and Orvar, since I think there's definitely something to be said for using the two together. In the past I've tried building Orvar decks with higher average CMC's, but it always ended with Orvar getting killed on sight, which is why I wanted to lower the curve with cheaper creatures and spells. If I end up playing this deck on arena, make a bunch of 2/2s and draw most of my library only to get hit with a Doomskar, I'll probably mark that game as a win.

Sorin_Markov_1947 on Recycle, Copy, Paste

1 year ago

I've typically seen Orvar decks in U/R. This build is interesting, but there are some flaws both on the macro and micro level.

In the bigger picture, you don't really have a way to win the game. Ideally in an Orvar deck, you have a few creatures that work well when copied (in U/R this would be your Goldspan Dragon s and Sprite Dragon s), but there's not really anything like that here. At least, nothing that ends the game. I think the best possibility for that would be Elder Gargaroth , because if that gets copied it's basically game over.

On the smaller level, let's look at individual card choices. Selfless Savior can easily be replaced with protection spells like Shell Shield or Sejiri Shelter  Flip, which also fit the theme of targeting spells. Sea Gate Stormcaller doesn't actually work particularly well with the deck. Orvar won't trigger from the copy it makes, and you're copying pretty low-value spells in general. You have Professor of Symbology here, but no sideboard to learn from. Even if you do get some lessons, she's still not the greatest value and has little/no synergy with the deck. Charming Prince is generally a decent value card, but again, there's not really much synergy here. You don't want to be copying things with Orvar just for minor ETB value.

I think some better cards to copy with Orvar are big creatures like the aforementioned Elder Gargaroth or something that also benefits from being targeted/buffed. Maybe the new magecraft mechanic can help. Clever Lumimancer , Leonin Lightscribe , or especially Quandrix Pledgemage are all good creatures for that reason. All of these are also good independent of Orvar, though he does make them much better.

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