Selfless Spirit


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Eldritch Moon (EMN) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Selfless Spirit

Creature — Spirit Cleric


Sacrifice Selfless Spirit: Creatures you control gain indestructible until end of turn.

Selfless Spirit Discussion

lagotripha on That's the Spirit! (Budgeted Spirit Tribal)

1 week ago

I think most of the tinkering is now in the sideboard- and I reccomend not 'picking a sideboard' until you have seen the metagame. Don't spend 'up' to your budget, keep the rest in reserve until you've seen what the meta looks like.

If you keep losing to Grislebrand combo, you can pick specific hate for that. If burn is a problem, or affinity a problem, similarly. It usually ends up with key cards split between side and main, another couple of Selfless Spirit as a wrath answer, for example. For now just put whatever you already have in there and don't worry too hard, then update as you play.

Notable sideboard options for spirits are Ghost-Lit Redeemer , Spirit of the Labyrinth & Windborn Muse , but honestly non-tribal options should be your go-to. Timely Reinforcements is still a workhorse against burn if you don't care about soldiers for example.

Goretast on Chulane, Teller of Tales

2 weeks ago

Cutting cards is a tough thing to decide, but I'll give you some of my thoughts. I don't think you need Swiftfoot Boots , but should instead run another counterspell like Swan Song / Flusterstorm / Negate . I'm also not a fan of Seedborn Muse and Wilderness Reclamation because there doesn't really seem to be a lot of mana dumps you could do on your opponents turn- if you decide to remain on this route Whitemane Lion is a great flicker creature with flash that you can dump on each of your opponents turns. I think running Jace, Wielder of Mysteries is a bit redundant and is too much of a dead draw when you are going to be drawing labman and playing him for free with Aluren anyways. Venser, the Sojourner also doesn't seem too essential to the deck because his exile doesn't really synergize with Chulane.

You could get away with cutting one of your board wipes or all of them. Chulane plays with a pretty creature heavy strategy and those wipes will probably be dead in your hand- throw in a Selfless Spirit or something similar then you have a one-sided wipe if you like.

If you add Cloudstone Curio then I'd throw in a Trophy Mage to grab it or your sphere.

I also think you can get away with cutting some lands. cEDH normally floats around 30 lands and more casual decks at 34. I'd remove Temple of the False God and the temples because you really want lands that come in untapped to drop Chulane ASAP. I would substitute Thought Vessel for a mana dork. Ideally handsize shouldn't matter because once you go off with Aluren / Cloudstone Curio , the game should be over.

I know you asked for things to cut and I just gave you more to add on-top of that, but these changes should really improve the deck. You can checkout my list, which is a lot more competitive, to see if there are any combos or pricey cards you want to add. Let me know if you have any questions!

Hynx on Agro blue/white flying deck

3 weeks ago

Selfless Spirit ? to control some damage? Break of Day for a good push round and possible indestructible if you are low on health, but id rather run Frontline Medic in an agro deck over Break of Day Authority of the Consuls will also slow your opponent, and passively heal you. not sure what you would swap if you try my suggestions just some food for thought.

hungry000 on That's the Spirit! (Budgeted Spirit Tribal)

1 month ago

If your budget is $250, you have quite a bit of room for upgrades, though I won't fault you for saving some money. If you were to upgrade that far I'd make these changes:

-4 Figure of Destiny , -2 Vapor Snag ; +2 Topplegeist , +2 Spectral Sailor , +2 Supreme Phantom

-1-2 Selfless Spirit , +1-2 Unsettled Mariner

-4 Unsubstantiate , +4 Remand

-1 Dovin's Veto , +1 Spell Pierce

-4 Mana Leak , +4 Path to Exile

Kjartan on Green-White Counters

1 month ago

This is not bad looking... Highly competitive is probably a bot of a stretch, but not bad.

You could turn it into a Hardened Scales Affinity deck, that would be a huge upgrade, but I can understand wanting to avoid being too artifact heavy. (And buying Mox Opal s.)

As it stands now, your sideboard needs a lot of work.

The main thing you should focus on when making a sideboard for a fair, uninteractive deck, is how you plan to avoid losing to unfair decks.

Stony Silence , Grafdigger's Cage , Rest in Peace , Damping Sphere , Surgical Extraction , Gaddock Teeg ...

Then preparing for your worst fair match-ups, and just answering things that are hard to beat.

Selfless Spirit , Knight of Autumn ...

zombiewarfare on UW spirits

1 month ago

Your curve is low enough that you could almost certainly go to 22 lands and you run enough basics that 1 Prairie Stream can help with consistency and should rarely slow you down by entering tapped. I would personally cut Karn, the Great Creator . It is a generically good and powerful card but does not synergize with the rest of your deck it seems by the time you hit four mana you want to play a spirit and still have mana for removal or disruption. You could add 3 Spell Pierce . I would also cut Thalia and 2 Selfless Spirit for 3 Unsettled Mariner . Selfless Spirit is great but the tax of Mariner will provide spot removal protection and you could shift the two Swlfless Spirits from main to side against decks running multiple sweepers. None of that should be very expensive to do.

Patolea on Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH [REDUX]

1 month ago

The only thing that I'm afraid is having only Unbreakable Formation , Selfless Spirit and Boros Charm along with Avacyn to protect from board whipes, as you mentioned above, you need the creatures on board to lock down the table.

You need to keep protecting the table all the time, like your Eldrazi Displacer + Avacyn does.

What do you thing about using something to keep avacyn out and use her as your main weapon against wrath effects?

Erratic Portal or Flickerform .

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Selfless Spirit occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.14%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

White: 0.27%