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Adorned Pouncer Discussion
1 month ago
1 month ago
1 month ago
Hey man, here are my thoughts
First, although I know your manabase isn't finished, I'd recommend running at 37 lands total.
Second, it's important to consider which equipment are powerful with this strategy, especially with Mirri. You'll likely need ways to keep her from dying. Since she has first strike, giving her deathtouch in addition will make it such that she will always kill the opposing creature before it deals damage, making her almost invincible in combat. You've already mentioned Quietus Spike, but other must-includes for this deck (imo) are Gorgon's Head, Gorgon Flail, and Basilisk Collar. You may also want to have ways to keep Mirri from dying to board wipes and removal. Darksteel Plate and Shield of Kaldra are both about 5 bucks, but they're pretty good. Cards that prevent targeting can be good, but hexproof is preferable to shroud. However, some shroud giving cards, such as Lightning Greaves and General's Kabuto. Mask of Avacyn gives Hexproof, but it's not a Great equipment.
Third, let's consider the equipment you're including. You want most of them to be strong enough to make a single creature into a threat on its own. You've already included cards like Argentum Armor, but frankly you don't really have enough equipment. I'm gonna list a bunch of equipment in various categories here that are worth considering (Sorry if some of this is already in your deck).
Fourth, let's look at your creatures. In commander, lower-impact things tend to be outclassed quickly. As such, you generally want your creatures to either be significant threats or utility. Some creatures that I feel are worth cutting are:
Jareth, Leonine Titan (Not a particularly good card. He's only got a good size when blocking)
Leonin Relic-Warder (He's likely to die over the course of the game. Long-lasting removal is better)
Oreskos Explorer (You're in green, so your ramp spells are likely to be land-focused)
Phantom Nishoba (You'll probably want something stronger for you 7 mana. It's basically a 7-mana 7/7 with lifelink/trample and a downside.)
Qasali Ambusher (This creature just isn't impactful on its own)
Sunspear Shikari (This one is also low impact. I wouldn't play a 2-mana 2/2 with both of those abilities natively in commander, and this card is worse than that.)
Don't get too attached to the cat theme. Have it be something you can take advantage of, but don't put in a bad card just because it's a cat. Additionally, don't be averse to putting in noff-type creatures when doing so improves your deck.
Let's look at some creatures that might improve your deck.
Eight-and-a-Half-Tails (Can help get your other creatures through for damage or protect them from removal. A tricky one to play with, but with high upside)
Sram, Senior Edificer (Card draw is A1 in commander, and this guy gets it for you while also carrying equipment)
Odric, Lunarch Marshal (Makes one threat into a whole team of them)
Leonin Warleader (Makes more vessels for the equipment, which have lifelink and benefit from tribal synergies)
Taj-Nar Swordsmith (Gets you what you need when you need it. Make sure you know what you're looking for though!)
Grand Abolisher (Gives you a lot more control over combat on your turn)
Leonin Abunas (Protects your equipment. May be unecessary, but worth considering)
Indomitable Archangel (As above, but it also has flying, which makes it even better.)
Brass Squire (Sneakily fantastic. Avoids the equip cost while also letting you move an equipment at instant speed)
Auriok Windwalker (As above, but it also has flying, which...huh, deja vu)
Mother of Runes (Good for defending from removal or getting a creature through combat)
Armory Automaton (Note: this can take your opponents' equipment as well. They can re-equip it, but not until they get back to their own turn.)
Alms Collector (This is a good cat. Worth including on its own merits. Takes stuff away from the blue player.)
Stone Haven Outfitter (Insurance for a board wipe. Your deck is weak to them, so keep an eye out for ways to protect your team.)
Mentor of the Meek (More card draw since most of your creatures are cheap)
Adorned Pouncer (Not sure about this one, but it has double strike and can come back from the dead, so that's something)
Mirran Crusader (This guy sees modern and legacy play for a reason. He hits hard and doesn't die easy)
Silverblade Paladin (The ability to give another creature double strike is fantastic.)
Steelshaper Apprentice (Weird card, but lets you get what you need.)
Emeria Shepherd (Another way to rebuild after a wipe. Consider holding this in hand w/ a few lands rather than playing it out.)
Jhoira's Familiar (Makes equipment and legendary creatures cheaper and has flying.)
1 month ago
1 month ago
couple of suggestions for cards...
1: Adorned Pouncer is a great card early and late game since it comes back as 4/4 double strike.
2: Another copy of Regal Caracal Since its your only lord in a tribal deck.
3: The biggest thing I could see changed is the mana adding in some duel lands would help a lot both Sunpetal Grove and Temple Garden would help smooth things out. (Which sacred temple will most likely be reprinted when you go back to Ravnica next set.)
4: This one is just a card to possibly try out if you feel like experimenting but I have really loved Leonin Warleader or as I refer to him "Hero of Kitty Hold".
2 months ago
I actually love Thorn Lieutenant for fending off spot removal, too... and between some recursive value engines (Adorned Pouncer), Spell Pierce (which no one ever sees coming and it's awesome!), and Blossoming Defense, it's worth a try, at least online or on Arena! Let me know what works for you, friend!
2 months ago
FiveEightFiveBC Thanks for the advice! I agree about scrapping the life gain theme. As far as two drops go for cats I was considering Adorned Pouncer. Vanguard of Brimaz doesn't seem great here to me, I'm not using a lot of spells that target my creatures when they are casted (I don't believe equipment would trigger heroic).
2 months ago
You could consider playing an energy sub-theme for Longtusk Cub adding Aether Hub and Servant of the Conduit, you will get mana fixing and probably a turn 4 Regal Caracal. Also, so many 2-of, scpecially non-legendary creatures, indicate lack of focus on your brew, so i'd advice you to decide wether you want 4x Adorned Pouncer or maybe even 4x Ajani's Pridemate since there is also a lifelink sub-theme. Finally, looks like you will have a hard time against flyers or big creatures so consider adding some Seal Away Check out my Post-Rotation Sai