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Destroy all lands or all creatures. Creatures destroyed this way can't be regenerated.
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3 days ago
I play Numot personally, the deck list on my profile page.
2 weeks ago
Catastrophe is nice because it gives you a choice, which is kinda nice sometimes.
Also, to be completely ridiculously unfair to the other magic players at the table once you've established your dominance, Solemnity + Decree of Silence. Although it might be a little high for your mana curve, it still could work. Unless you're trying to actually be a nice person. If so, don't run this combo.
3 weeks ago
This deck is evil, and I love it! Probably not my type of hate, I like land destruction in red a bit more, but I like this route too. Consider Catastrophe, in case 1 Armageddon wasn't enough, or maybe Chalice of the Void to hate out early aggro
3 weeks ago
I love my cats deck! I know you have already seen my deck, WonderCats, but if I may make a few suggestions for yours? First off, I think the best thing you have changed is your mana-base: it looks pretty decent. Do you really own a Savannah? If so, good on you lol. Since you are only in 2 colors and have no Landfall, I would drop Terramorphic Expanse & Evolving Wilds, since in this deck Scattered Groves & Stirring Wildwood are "strictly better" (think about it.. even Blossoming Sands, Graypelt Refuge, Arctic Flats, Elfhame Palace, Selesnya Guildgate, & Grasslands are strictly better in this 2-color deck with no landfall/revolt triggers..). I really like Brushland, Sungrass Prairie, & Selesnya Sanctuary, too. I would also recommend Temple of the False God & Thran Dynamo since you have a lot of artifacts with colorless mana costs, though Gilded Lotus is good, too. Selesnya Signet & Sungrass Prairie can help filter the colorless to colored. Krosan Verge is terrible- at least go with Grasslands if you want that search for a non-basic, since it is free and the non-basic can come into play untapped (another "strictly better" situation). I would add Krosan Verge (which is essentially the same as Cultivate, & you already know how good that card is!), & another one of my favorite ramp spells: Skyshroud Claim! Notice how Skyshroud lets you bring in TWO non-basic lands.. UNTAPPED.. frikkin unreal ramp card. If you have even 3 colorless mana available, then Selesnya Signet basically costs one mana to give you ramp as well as make the other 2 mana colored. Pretty awesome early game- better than Rampant Growth, imo, though I don't run Rampant Growth myself. My last suggestion for mana-base is Strip Mine, mostly to get rid Maze of Ith, since it can be very annoying when running a Voltron strategy.
Okay- onto Instants/Sorceries.. why Condemn? With the "tuck" rules for Commanders now letting them go back to the Command Zone, why not simply run Swords to Plowshares? It is another "strictly better" case, imo. I feel Path to Exile is inferior to Swords to Plowshares in this format, but I do think even Path is still better than Condemn. Wing Shards & Crushing Vines are terrible, & Relic Crush isn't much better- Sundering Growth, Naturalize, & Nature's Claim are all good options.. & even better than those are Aura Shards & Krosan Grip. Rout & Divine Reckoning are ok, but I personally prefer Wrath of God, Catastrophe, & my pet favorite, Austere Command. The problem with Hunter's Prowess is that it costs 5-mana & is at sorcery speed.. I've found Hunter's Insight to be more useful in my own Voltron deck.
Enchantments: the Curses are kinda fun, but not effective enough to warrant a slot in an edh deck, imo. Something like Aura Shards or Sylvan Library or Greater Good or Asceticism or Duelist's Heritage has a much bigger impact on the game- & my biggest suggestion would be to add Sigarda's Aid! Amazingly broken card..
Equipment: Grappling Hook is good, but expensive- I exchanged it for Fireshrieker in my own deck & find it works better for me. Duelist's Heritage does much the same thing and is even better, imo. I LOVE Hammer of Nazahn, & if you have realized how amazing that free equip cost can be, then consider Sigarda's Aid! Add double-strike to either of those cards and then Bloodforged Battle-Axe becomes INSANE.. I have literally had 40+ Bloodforged Battle-Axes before, with 20-something equipped for free. Puresteel Paladin is obviously great, too. I think your Sword of War and Peace does as more harm than good- I personally cut both Sword of Feast and Famine & Sword of Light and Shadow from my own Arahbo deck due to the protection being a problem (not only because of the Eminence, but because of all the other cards in the 99 that target..). Sword of Fire and Ice avoids that problem in this deck, though, and is arguably the best of all the Swords. Umezawa's Jitte is INSANE. If it doesn't seem overpowered to you, then you have never played with or against it. Get something to have double-strike and it gets really crazy. Because of the shroud on Whispersilk Cloak, I personally prefer Prowler's Helm in my Arahbo build. I actually think it might benefit your deck more to cut some of the weaker equipment and add the ability to tutor for the better ones, ie- Stoneforge Mystic, Stonehewer Giant, Steelshaper's Gift, Open the Armory, etc.
Creatures- Dude, you cut Qasali Pridemage?!! He is one of the best Cats! He is basically a 3-mana destroy target artifact/enchantment that in this deck can swing for 6 damage on turn 3! Hungry Lynx & Arctic Nishoba are just plain bad, imo, & a lot of the other cats you have sit far too high on the mana-curve.. I would halve your 6-7 drops, tbh. Alms Collector under-performed for me, since drawing consecutive/additional cards isn't the same as drawing "two or more." Pride Sovereign is another under-performer that I cut, since we aren't going wide, but tall. A few MUST-have's that are missing are: Lost Leonin, Brimaz, King of Oreskos, Leonin Abunas, Mirri, Cat Warrior, & Skyhunter Skirmisher. I personally also really like Skyhunter Prowler, Chameleon Colossus (technically a cat!), Prowling Serpopard, Leonin Shikari. A few non-cats I really really like are Sun Titan, Stonehewer Giant, & Puresteel Paladin.
Anyways, hopefully I've given you some ideas.. Good Luck! I love my cats!
1 month ago
3 months ago
The more you upgrade Kaalia into the competitive range, the more expensive it's going to get per slot, and the lower CMC you're going to want to have. Additionally, if you are tired of getting "infinite combo'd to death," the best way to prevent that is to either hose the combo (tutors for answers as well as spells that prevent losing the game), kill them first or wreck their board state, and/or kill their mana by running targeted and mass land destruction - the latter of which will undoubtedly bring you a lot of hate. My Kaalia deck is pretty well tuned as well as pretty expensive, and in all honesty it still struggles to keep up with legitimate cEDH combo decks, especially those with blue. Check it out here: The Destruction Will Be Vast
I'd encourage you to run as many low CMC ramp options as you can - because of the color intensive requirements of Kaalia, each of the three Mardu-combo signets are much better options than higher CMC mana rocks. The deck is only viable to win with your commander's triggered ability going off, so make sure you can get her on the board as quickly as possible - good stuff happening turn 5 or later is just too late. Second, find as many low-cost tutor options as you can so you can have the answer/creature needed to deliver the death blow. Master of Cruelties is your best friend always, so find him ASAP. Third, fill your creature slots with A/D/D creatures that swing the board state in your favor. Every one of them should be making something happen right away, and making it hurt for your opponents as soon as they arrive. Balefire Dragon is really good, so try to pick him up, as well as other A/D/D creatures with similar effects. Finally, anything else in the deck that has a CMC exceeding 4 should either swing the board so far in your favor that you'll win 90% of the time, or replace it with something faster (for example, I run one spell with a CMC exceeding 4 - Catastrophe - which becomes either Wrath of God or Armageddon depending on the situation). There are a lot of great options in Mardu that give your creatures/permanents indestructible, so until you track down some of the more expensive cards, options like Make a Stand, Rush of Vitality, and Valorous Stance are pretty good options. Boros Charm is a must have for this deck, and combos beautifully with board wipes and MLD spells.
Those are my best suggestions without going into too much detail. Best of luck with your build.
5 months ago
LordNazahn, Balan, Wandering Knight could be good, but I'm not quite sure any part of its design is needed or efficient. The instant speed only matters against opponents that only have one blocker (it matters when I have equipment that I want to trigger the combat damage triggered abilities, and I would have to equip it all to another creature and attack with that creature and Balan if I want to have two creatures that can trigger it depending what creature gets blocked, and if an opponent has a blocker for both, the instant ability is irrelevant), the double strike on a creature is not efficient or relevant on a creature (if it were, I wouldn't have dropped Kor Duelist), and the cheating equip costs aspect is not that great when my commander can already do that and it can only attach to one specific creature that costs more mana than all my creatures in the deck except for two. I won't say that it can't be good in an equipment deck, but I feel like I have all better options than it.
dlamars, I do have Humility because of its synergy with equipment (equipment can add abilities if they get attached after Humility enters because of the way layers work), but I don't think Armageddon or Catastrophe would fit in this deck, and here's why:
While I do have Worldslayer because of its combo with Shield of Kaldra or Darksteel Plate, MLD is definitely one of the top (if not THE top) most hated types of spells, and I don't know if this deck would even be the right place for it anyways. The reason I don't think that it's a good fit is because it is a one-time effect (no recursion for it) in a deck that is pretty mana-intensive (equip costs take a lot of mana to do, that's why we are running so much ramp) that won't have an easy time racing against other decks to rebuild (green can ramp quickly, blue and black can draw lands quickly, etc.). Worldslayer ignores that by repeatedly MLD-ing with the combo.
I'll take a look at your deck :)
6 months 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.