Shanna, Purifying Blade
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Alchemy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl 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
Planechase Legal
Pre-release Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Standard Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Shanna, Purifying Blade

Legendary Creature — Human Warrior


At the beginning of your end step, you may pay . If you do, draw X cards. X can't be greater than the amount of life you gained this turn.

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DemonDragonJ on Utopian Prosperity

6 months ago

I have replaced Archon of the Triumvirate with Shanna, Purifying Blade, which reduced this deck's average converted mana cost from 3.77 to 3.71, which is very nice, since the archon was simply too expensive, whereas Shanna works well with this deck's lifegaining sub-theme.

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Brother's War Spoilers

1 year ago

Haywire Mite looks like another one to try out in Glissa.

The Archimandrite: Suddenly Persistent Petitioners decks are agro decks. Jokes aside, this looks like a pretty interesting commander. I am getting Shanna, Purifying Blade vibes where you are getting additional value from the lifegain. I am a little sad now that Monastery Mentor didn't get a reprint this set.

If only Disciple of Caelus Nin had flash. Then folks might have to think twice about casting Teferi's Protection. Owell, it's still an interesting design.

Sedris, the Traitor King players must be really sad that Meticulous Excavation is in White.

Gidgetimer on Why is Shanna's Ability Worded …

1 year ago

Different internal logics and importances of clauses. Functionally both do the same thing and both are correct syntax for MtG. Well of Lost Dreams triggers off of life gain and thus the life gain is referenced earlier in the ability to define the values that X can be. Shanna, Purifying Blade triggers EOT and the trigger is unrelated to any specific instance of life gain. Therefore; the restriction on X is at the end of the ability like other things that restrict X.

Gidgetimer on Why is Shanna's Ability Worded …

1 year ago

I think more importantly than either of the mentioned reasons is that Shanna, Purifying Blade only triggers on YOUR end step. There can be no drawing from life link on defenders or Beacon of Immortality on the second main of the person before you. It is functionally a MUCH more restrictive ability.

DemonDragonJ on Why is Shanna's Ability Worded …

1 year ago

Shanna, Purifying Blade has an ability that is very similar to that of Well of Lost Dreams, but the wording is slightly different, which I initially thought may have been a one-time change, but a card in the upcoming Warhammer 40,000 decks has an ability worded the same way, which I find to be weird, since I believe that the original wording is more eloquent and less clumsy.

What does everyone else say about this? Why does Shanna, Purifying Blade have different wording from Well of Lost Dreams?

Kiyomei on 京 An illusion? What are you hiding? (cEDH-$T4KS) 京

1 year ago


Hey, To get back at your Addition from newer sets, there haven't been any great cEDH hate cards lately :'( Cards from Dominaria United that come to mind are not too great either and very specific.

Karn's Sylex : Disk but you need to put mana into it and is way too narrow...

Gerrard's Hourglass Pendant : Perhaps if you face a load of Edric turns or extra turn effect decks in your meta.

Shanna, Purifying Blade : A worse version of Tymna for bant as you need to spend mana on it... but it could be a decent drawing tool.

Other than that;

Jin-Gitaxias, Progress Tyrant is funny with rule of law effects.

Now for,

Anointed Peacekeeper ( Pithing Needle )

These cards are way too narrow in a cEDH meta stopping only one of your opponents isn't going to make the cut for me. They are generally great 1v1 cards but don't fit a multiplayer setting.

multimedia on All hail the Coalition

1 year ago

Hey, good start, still have 25 cards to cut though which is a lot.

Lets start with cutting noncreature spells and then move to cutting creatures? First cuts to consider:

You can afford to cut a couple of the subpar lands for five colors. Ash Barrens is fine if you want to spend one mana to fetch a basic land, but if you have to play it as a land then it could slow down being able to cast Jodah too much. Shamanic Revelation is not good draw here for five mana. You're much more likely to have a higher power creature than the same number of creatures equal or more than the amount of power.

There's 40 creatures here, but if I was building this deck I would play only 20 of them which includes both nonLegendary Elders. Some advice to consider is choose the 20-25 best Legendary creatures and cut the others? Since you're not playing hatebears, what you're looking for with Legends are getting value from other Legends or casting spells from exile. How they support Jodah because he's the best attacking creature when you control other Legends.

Using Legendary creatures you're currently playing here's how I would break down the priority areas from Legends to keep:

Those who draw, ramp or find other Legends.

Those who make Jodah a better attacker.

Those who help for recovery from removal.

Those who are support, but don't fit into the other areas.

In place of two of the lesser Legends consider Legend tutors, Time of Need and Search for Glory?

Some Legends within the budget to consider adding:

Good luck with your deck.

tonylomas on So Dominaria

1 year ago

Hey hall, havin checked all the dominaria united cards, 1- Hazezon, Shaper of Sand : how would u build arround him? with so little deserts arround :C. 2- Jenson Carthalion, Druid Exile any cool ideas for the 99? 3- Shanna, Purifying Blade she seems fun with "Words of.." enchantments, how would u run her? infinite life/ oneshoting everyone? -

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