You don't lose the game for having 0 or less life.

When you have 20 or more life, you lose the game.

Whenever you lose life, you gain 2 life for each 1 life you lost. (Damage dealt to you causes you to lose life.)

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Unformat Legal

Transcendence occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: None%

BGW (Abzan, Junk): None%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: None%

GW (Selesnya): None%

WB (Orzhov): None%

WUB (Esper): None%

RBW (Mardu): None%

RUW (Jeskai, America): None%

BRGW: None%


All decks: None%

RUW (Jeskai, America): None%

Transcendence Discussion

KIRK77 on Crappy Birthday!

1 month ago

Well i've always found zedruu to be very mana hungry and have had success with things that give themselves away for free. Things like Witch Hunt or Jinxed Choker have been pretty fun and I think they would go well in the deck your building since it looks like somewhat of a pillow-fort deck. I haven't really liked bronze bombshell since it's usually 7 mana for 7 damage. Form of the Dragon and Transcendence are game ending bombs to drop on people but it's really hard to be able to dodge them yourself. I have a Mana Flare and Smothering Tithe in mine to be able to have enough mana but the mana flare can and does backfire at times. Summoner's Egg is a pretty good way of getting a creature out of your hand and ready to donate, plus you don't have to deal with the downside of the creature, or you can pretend something bad is under it to cheat out other creatures like your Agent of Treachery

Rhadamanthus on Transcendence and Lich's Mastery

4 months ago

When you take 2 damage, it causes you to lose 2 life. This triggers the "Whenever you lose life..." abilities on both cards. Since they're triggering at the same time and you control them both, you can decide what order to put them in. When Transcendence's trigger resolves and makes you gain 4 life, that will trigger the "Whenever you gain life..." ability on Lich's Mastery, which will then make you draw 4 cards.

MeJeremy on Transcendence and Lich's Mastery

4 months ago

Let's say I had Transcendence and Lich's Mastery out, and then I take 2 damage. How would these two cards react to that event.

kpres on Looking for B/U/R enchantment suggestions ...

5 months ago

Underworld Dreams


Raging River

Blue has a lot of Propaganda or Mystic Remora type effects, which give you cards when opponents do stuff. These are good. You may want to just pick good offensive enchantments.

Black has a lot of torture-type enchantments. Do a gatherer search for black enchantments and you will find a lot of good ones. I dare you to use Lich ;)

Red enchantments often have a lot to do with doubling the damage you do, e.g. Gratuitous Violence. There is a red/white enchantment combo using Sulfuric Vortex and Transcendence, both of which have high devotion.

If you're just going for high devotion, then try Opal Guardian.

You can always do a combo using Traumatize or Morality Shift and white's enchantment reanimation.

MRDOOM3 on Zedruu the Santalope

7 months ago

In hindsight, that may be a bit too mean... and also reliant on drawing three cards... You can also consider Illusions of Grandeur , Jinxed Idol , or Aggressive Mining (Maybe also Transcendence as well).

multimedia on Some good Black / White ...

11 months ago

Transcendence can combo with Sanguine Bond and ways for you to gain life or lose life which then makes opponents lose life with Transcendence. Blood Celebrant , one mana creature who for one mana can pay its ability cost while making you lose life. You pay life with Celebrant this causes Transcendence to gain you life, which causes Bond to make opponents lose life.

smackjack on Some good Black / White ...

11 months ago

Transcendence  would be more fun with Donate and the red Donate i cant remember the name of.

DrukenReaps on Some good Black / White ...

11 months ago

Here is all of them but for this idea you should go with something that spends life. Selenia, Dark Angel or Vona, Butcher of Magan are interesting options. Selenia is better for enabling combos faster and works great with the likes of Repay in Kind or Transcendence for that matter.

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