Creature — Cat
Eternalize 3WW (3WW, Exile this card from your graveyard: Create a token that's a copy of it, except it's a 4/4 black Zombie Cat with no mana cost. Eternalize only as a sorcery.)
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Adorned Pouncer Discussion
7 hours ago
The basic goal of this deck is to basically mimic modern infect. This deck can win turn 4 and if not interacted with, will reliably win turn 5.
The deck abuses the aggressively curved doublestrike creatures Adorned Pouncer and Solemn Recruit to combo with various pump spells, giving you double value from the pumps. The deck generally doesn't interact, but does have access to Blossoming Defense to dodge removal, Unconventional Tactics for evasion.
Turn 1: Plains
Turn 2: Forest, Adorned Pouncer
Turn 4: Use any buff spell on Adorned Pouncer to give it 3 or more power, win the game.
Turn 1: Plains
Turn 2: Forest
Turn 3: Forest, Electrostatic Pummeler, + 3 Energy
Turn 4: Plains, Sage of Shaila's Claim, + 3 Energy, Larger Than Life targeting Electrostatic Pummeler, use his ability (taking him up from 5/5 to 10/10), use his ability again (10/10 to 20/20), swing for 20 damage.
This one you've got to get lucky for, but unless he's blocked, if you have 6 energy and can buff him with something, Electrostatic Pummeler will always do absurd amounts of damage. Its basically triple strike if you compare it to the other creatures.
How effective are the pump spells on double strike creatures?
Blossoming Defense: Costs G, effectively grants +4/+2, creature gets hexproof until turn end.
Highspire Infusion: Costs 1G, +6/+3 til end of turn.
Cartouche of Solidarity: Costs W, +2/+1 indefinitely. You also get a 1/1 vigilance.
Larger Than Life: Costs 1G, +8/+4 til end of turn. The big hitter.
Unconventional Tactics: Costs 2W, +6/+3 and flying til end of turn.
1 day ago
Some solid cards you could consider are these Felidar Cub, Adorned Pouncer, Pride Sovereign, Regal Caracal, Felidar Sovereign, Chameleon Colossus, Mirror Entity, Hungry Lynx, Path to Exile, Swords to Plowshares, Auramancer, Rancor, Eldrazi Conscription, Song of the Dryads, and Grasp of Fate.
A few weaker cards you could consider cutting are Staff of the Sun Magus, Wily Bandar, Wall of Essence, Totem-Guide Hartebeest, Leafcrown Dryad, Armored Ascension, Karametra's Favor, and Pariah.
1 week ago
Week 2 Changes
- Curse of Bounty - At best this untaps a few mana rocks or my attacker (assuming he doesn't already have vigilance). At worst it untaps dragons for the dragon player.
- Curse of Vitality - This thing is just awful.
- Grappling Hook - Doublestrike is pretty strong, but at this price point I'd want it paired with trample. If it could untap a creature and force it to block or simply allow you to fight, it would help racing dragons.
- Jedit Ojanen of Efrava - Only one other deck runs forests (dragons) and not a whole lot of them. Would be good in the mirror, but there's not a lot of Cat players in our league.
- Kindred Summons - This deck is 24% creatures. And cats aren't inherently strong without being equipped so this card feels awful every time I cast it.
- Stoneforge Mystic - Gets the add to tutor up Sword of the Animist early game or Argentum Armor late game.
- Adorned Pouncer - This guy is a beating with Arahbo's eminence ability. Eternalize gives you another late game play and body to equip swords to.
- Catastrophe - Get ahead on the power curve with equipment and blow up all the lands, giving you a vacuum to knock some players out. Chose this one so that it isn't a dead draw against a resolved Ur Dragon. Also it has cat in the name, and I was sure to pronounce it "CAT-tastrophe"
- Brimaz, King of Oreskos - A above-curve beater that produces sword-carriers seems great
- Sandwurm Convergence - Spicy tech against dragons and vampires.
Week 2 Results
Sitting down in a 3-man pod against two dragon decks, I was a little anxious about the matchup. Basically I would be in charge of trying to stop two snowballs from rolling down a hill, both of which had no interest in stopping each other, but are instead interested in being the first to reach the bottom and flatten Kittytown. The game was disastrous. Despite a turn 2 Adorned Pouncer, both dragon players had turn 2 ramp plays. One dragon player quickly sprinted ahead with a turn 3 Boneyard Scourge followed by a turn 4 Fist of Suns. Turn 5 saw his The Ur-Dragon come down and a punch-in with the Scourge allowing him to cheat a third dragon into play. Turn 5 and he was sitting on 20+ power flying. I had an Adorned Pouncer equipped with something irrelevant. Then the other dragon player plays Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund and before I knew what happened, I was dead. -1 point for not casting my commander.
In the interim while waiting for the other pods to finish up after our short 10 minute EDH game, we played some matches for fun, during which the Cat deck performed better, but proved to be unable to stop two Dragon decks from going off without the help of anyone else. During those matches I ended up playing all of my basics using a Sword of the Animist and Traverse the Outlands. This would prove to be my downfall in Game 2 due to poor shuffling.
Adorned Pouncer and three lands. Snap keep. This cat comes down on turn 2 and swings for 8 on turn 3. Feeling super-medium about my matchup as a dragon player starts ramping and a vampire player starts pumping out those free 1/1 blockers. Then it happens: Fist of Suns on turn 4. Why was that included in this deck!!? Turn 5 sees The Ur-Dragon and a shaky alliance between Cats and Vampires. The vampire player manages a Blade of the Bloodchief equipped Vampire Nighthawk which redirects the "Free Dragon Parade" over Kittytown. The vampire player casts Fell the Mighty in a blow-out of a play. Sitting on a 14/15 Nighthawk, I felt like the situation had stablized, but I miss my third land-drop in a row. Stuck on 4 mana, I am in damage control mode, just hoping to cast my commander before dying to prevent the loss-of-point. The Ur-Dragon (a mere 7 mana now with Fist) swings lethal commander damage at me so I fire off a Crushing Vines in order to live. But the vampire player sees a moment of weakness and an easy kill and finishes me off with a 16/17 Nighthawk.
What a miserable night it was.
1 week ago
2 weeks ago
How Budget is this deck trying to be I will personally focus on a token build I will add Sacred Cat and Anointer Priest they are great early turn cards I will also consider Champion of Wits it can help put some of your Embalm and Eternalize creatures to your graveyard a I will probably add more Adorned Pouncer and maybe two Temmet, Vizier of Naktamun the 4/4 Tokens with Aven wind guide is no joke. I will remove fumigate and add Dusk / Dawn most creatures you have are 2 power or lower. Anyways plus One for deck.
2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago
I would get rid of Longtusk Cub and Felidar Sovereign. There's not enough energy synergy, and if you get high enough on life for the sovereign, you've probably already won.
Absolutely put in 4x Anointed Procession. You want that as early as possible, not only to copy tokens from Pride Sovereign and Regal Caracal, but also for when you embalm Sacred Cat, and especially when you eternalize Adorned Pouncer. If you can eternalize the Pouncer with two Annointed Processions on the board, it's pretty much game over, especially if there's a Metallic Mimic to buff or Caracal out to buff and give lifelink to your 5 copies of a 4/4 double striker.
Next, I like 4x Prepare / Fight to instantly untap my exerted Pride Sovereign after he exerts for tokens, but it is also sweet to buff a Pouncer, and then you can still use the Fight out of your graveyard.
Get rid of God-Pharaoh's Gift and Ambuscade.
Move Prowling Serpopard and Heroic Intervention, and probably Blossoming Defense, to the sideboard. Serpopard is really only useful against blue.I would keep 3-4 copies of Cast Out in the main board, to get rid of big threats. Also put plenty of extra removal, like Appetite for the Unnatural, or Fragmentize, or Thopter Arrest, in the sideboard.
I have single copies of Ajani Unyielding and Oketra the True, just to keep opponents on their toes, and I would trade out Fortified Village for one or two extra copies of Shefet Dunes and Hashep Oasis.