Tuesday Night Takeover

Edgewalker Clerics Lifegain Pauper EDH

“Be at peace, my worthy foe. You fought well, and now you are put to rest.”

Art:Edgewalker by Ben Thompson

Edgewalker is a classic commander who gives a ton of support to a creature type that does not get nearly enough love. Being able to discount nearly every creature in our deck is a super strong ability, especially for only three mana. We are an Orzhov deck with all of the strong recursion, interaction, and card draw that comes with it. We are also rocking a life gain package which helps us be quite strong against aggressive strategies or any combat decks as well as having a decent amount of payoffs for gaining life. This deck is an absolute blast and I am very excited to showcase this one on the site! Without further adieu let’s get it!

The Deck:

Click here to copy full decklist to your clipboard!

Edgewalker Clerics Lifegain!

Commander (1)

Creatures (33)
Children of Korlis
Soul Warden
Soul’s Attendant
Battlefield Medic
Daru Spiritualist
Dawnbringer Cleric
Elderfang Disciple
Expedition Healer
Impassioned Orator
Suture Priest
Syndic of Tithes
Blind Zealot
Celestial Unicorn
Doomskar Oracle
Hallowed Healer
Inspiring Overseer
Marauding Blight-Priest
Ministrant of Obligation
Priest of Ancient Lore
Scholar of Athreos
Soltari Visionary
Whipgrass Entangler
Absolver Thrull
Basri’s Acolyte
Dwarven Priest
Irregular Cohort
Vile Deacon
Daunting Defender
Disciple of the Sun
Epicure of Blood
Gray Merchant of Asphodel
Eagles of the North
Noble Templar

Instants (12)
Cast Down
Crypt Incursion
Death Denied
Doom Blade
Footbottom Feast
Foul-Tongue Shriek
Go for the Throat
Harsh Sustenance
Misery Charm
Raise the Draugr
Riot Control

Sorceries (8)
Aphetto Dredging
Forever Young
Night’s Whisper
Profane Prayers
Read the Bones
Righteous Charge
Sign in Blood
Survival Cache

Artifacts (5)
Arcane Signet
Orzhov Signet
Spare Supplies
Wedding Invitation
Pristine Talisman

Enchantments (6)
Edge of the Divinity
Endless Scream
Trespasser’s Curse
Gift of Orzhova
Soul Link
Ill-Gotten Inheritance
Lands (35)
Bojuka Bog
Cave of Temptation
Desert of the Glorified
Desert of the True
Hidden Courtyard
Hidden Necropolis
Mortuary Mire
Path of Ancestry
12 Plains
Polluted Mire
11 Swamp
The Dross Pits
The Fair Basilica
Tocasia’s Dig Site

Buy This Deck!

Buy this deck using our TCGPlayer Affiliate Link: Edgewalker Cleric Lifegain Pauper EDH

Help Support the Site!

Why Edgewalker?

Edgewalker is pretty much always our turn-three play, even on creatures who do not get the full discount this ability is still very strong. Edgewalker is the clear choice for a cleric’s commander as that creature type does not have a ton of support, especially in the command zone. Edgewalker is strong for us and a card we always want to hold back to get that sweet passive discount.

Deck Overview:

This section contains information about cards in the deck and how they function within the deck! As well as highlighting some of my favorite cards in the deck!


This may come as a big surprise but we have an absolute ton of clerics! We have too many to discuss individually so I am going to talk about some of my favorite ones. Vile Deacon is my all-time favorite cleric, it is our biggest and arguably best creature in the deck, this thing is a damage machine. Whipgrass Entangler is a really strong card that makes it quite difficult to attack or block on us, especially in the late game. We have some strong life-gain cards like Soul's Attendant, Soul Warden and Impassioned Orator. We also have some life payoffs like Marauding Blight-Priest, Epicure of Blood, and Celestial Unicorn. Dwarven Priest is a really strong card especially when it only costs 2 mana! Daru Spiritualist is strong against targeted damage or burn. If we do end up taking damage and it is a lot we can use Children of Korlis to get it all back, this will not make your opponents happy.


We have some strong instant speed removal like Cast Down, Go for the Throat, and Doom Blade which are limited in what they can target but can almost always target something. Death Denied and Footbottom Feast are two really strong ways to recur cards when something like graveyard hate is coming down. My two favorite instants in the deck are Crypt Incursion and Riot Control which are strong and cheap and let us gain an absolute ton of life. Harsh Sustenance is a great way to kill a huge creature or take out a low-life player. Foul-Tongue Shriek is a cool card that we can use to damage the same or an additional opponent for a kind of two-for-one for only one mana.


Our sorcery package is where a lot of our card draw lies, with Pauper EDH classics like Read the Bones, Sign in Blood and Night's Whisper which are all relatively cheap and efficient draw spells, which are especially strong since we can run out of hand cards in our hand rather quickly. We also have a decent amount of sorcery speed recursion like Aphetto Dredging and Forever Young. Profane Prayers is a card we can often use as a game-ending spell or to kill a huge creature, this card is really strong. Righteous Charge is another game-ending spell that we can use to get a final damage push-in.


We have some strong on-color mana rocks like Arcane Signet and Orzhov Signet, the most interesting mana rock in our deck is Pristine Talisman since it gives us life as well! Spare Supplies is a really strong piece of supplemental card draw for the deck. Wedding Invitation is not only one of my favorite Pauper EDH cards but we get a 2-drop artifact, a free card, and a guaranteed hit which is strong when used with cards like Vile Deacon or any of our bigger creatures.


Our enchantment package has some strong noncombat damage like Trespasser's Curse and Ill-Gotten Inheritance which are both strong and a great way to drain down our opponents. We also have some strong auras that help us get extra damage like Gift of Orzhova, Edge of the Divinity, and Endless Scream which are all great buffs that make even our smallest creatures more of a threat. Soul Link is especially strong against aggressive or stompy strategies.

Land Base:

Our land base is pretty much what you would expect from a TNT pauper deck with a bunch of on-color draw and cycling lands. We also have a couple of new additions in the form of Hidden Courtyard and Hidden Necropolis which in the mid-late game are great ways to get some extra free cards and cycle through the deck. We also have Cave of Temptation which is a great way to buff up a smaller cleric. We also have The Fair Basilica and The Dross Pits which are strong draw lands and great lands in general. Besides that, we have a few more draw sources and a bunch of basics.

Strengths of the Deck:

  • Edgewalker makes nearly every creature in our deck discounted
  • A good amount of removal/card draw
  • Very strong against aggressive strategies

Weaknesses of the Deck:

  • Weak to commander hate, Edgewalker will be targeted heavily in my experience
  • Weak to creature hate
  • Weak to control strategies as we don’t transition super well from the mid-late game, we are strong in the midgame

Deck Stats:

Sample Hands:

Main Win Conditions:

There are no infinite combos or loops in the deck. We win the game through good old-fashioned combat. We have some cards that help with this like Eagles of the North and Righteous Charge which can be a great way to get a huge board and swing for the fences. We also have some strong creatures to close out games like Vile Deacon and Celestial Unicorn which can be huge damage dealers and get out of hand pretty quickly.


Edgewalker is not only a beautiful card but is a really strong commander for a creature type that does not have a ton of support. There are so many cool clerics and when I was building this deck there were many times when I was shocked that a creature was a cleric. Being able to discount nearly all of our creatures and have an efficient Orzhov deck with all the goodies that come with it, lets us have a lot of fun and have a strong deck. Thanks for reading to the end and thanks for all of your support!