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Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, Cathar's Companion gains indestructible until end of turn. (Damage and effects that say "destroy" don't destroy it.)
Cathar's Companion Discussion
5 months ago
Yes, I hear you about threshold. I suppose I’ll try it out for a while and then, if it proves to be awful, it will be the first card out of the deck! I really like Impact Resonance so that will eventually find a place in the deck. Soul's Fire looks like great removal.
5 months ago
Hah! I thought Cathar's Companion got lifelink! My bad! I still think Seeker’s better.
Shower of Coals is actually eight damage for 5 if it’s Thresholded, but that doesn’t seem likely. Problem is, to have threshold your grave needs to be stocked, and if all your pump spells are going back to your hand... what’s in the grave? Things opponents blew up? That’s relying on your opponents to be destroying permanents you control to have the threshold trigger. I recommend Impact Resonance or Soul's Fire take its place.
5 months ago
ZendikariWol Hey thanks for all that! WOW, so to start off thanks for the spellcheck. I did that part in a rush and haven’t been able to put all my attention into setting this deck up here yet. They’re fixed now!
Now for the suggestions: I don’t see how Cathar's Companion is strictly worse than Seeker of the Way only because they’re doing different things off of casting the non-creature spell. With the companion I like the idea of making it indestructible to add extra protection against board wipes. Though I will agree to see that it isn’t very game-changing. It’s just a measly 3/1 for 3. I’m not stuck to keeping it, but maybe you can convince me to take it out! This deck is mostly jank anyway.
Flamewright and Assemble the Legion are in mainly to interact with the Path to Exile combo where I can target my own creatures while Feather is out and ramp every turn. Or use Swords to Plowshares to gain 1 life a turn lol. That one is a weak trade-off but Path is excellent, especially for ramp in Boros. If you have better synergistic ideas for me to utilize Path I’m all ears!
I will definitely be taking out Radiate for Zada, Hedron Grinder though. That is a fantastic point. As well as I expect to replace Dual Shot , Lithomancer's Focus , and Kindled Fury once I come across better cards. Same with Onward / Victory and Orim's Touch .
Oh and unless I’m reading it wrong Shower of Coals is 6 damage for 5, or with threshold, 12 damage for 5–which probably still isnt the best but I’ll see how it runs for a while.
I’m going to check out your deck now to see what I should be running in place of some of the weaker jank I’m playing. I’m always down to hear more suggestions if you have them!
5 months ago
You have a couple spelling errors in the description. Hate to be that guy, but I feel it's better you know, ya know?
"shuold" -paragraph 1, there's a properly-spelled "should" in there too, but trust me I'm not just playing gotcha!.
"not" -paragraph 7, I'm assuming you meant "now"?
Anyhow, down to the actual deck. You have a couple bulk cards I'm honestly a little perplexed by the inclusion of.
Flamewright , while a fun card, doesn't have any synergy with the deck.
Shower of Coals is just not a good card. 4 damage for 5 mana? I know it's repeatable but it's really not great. I have a pretty hefty removal package and Imma be linking my deck below, if you'd like to look.
Pump spells that probably have better alternatives include Astral Steel (unless you're planning to have 5+ mana up), Captain's Maneuver (though a ton of fun, how often do you actually cast it?), Dual Shot (very weak), Enrage (also overcosted- love the flavor text tho), Kindled Fury (not bad, but there are better out there that do the same thing), Lithomancer's Focus (usually just a worse Brute Force ), Onward / Victory (you can never cast the good half if Feather's out), Orim's Touch (there are just a lot of better protection spells), Radiate (worse version of Zada, Hedron Grinder or Mirrorwing Dragon ), Spark Jolt (scry 1 for 1 every turn is decent, but better alternatives, bla, bla, bla), Sure Strike (worse Invigorated Rampage ), Surge of Zeal (usually worse than Expedite , right?), Tandem Tactics (good, not great tho).
Sorry I kinda gave you a LOT of stuff. This is about what my Feather brew would be if I made it in real life. Fortunately I use tappedout to build my ideal deck and make sure I don't waste all my money on "ooh that's really good, I'll use it sometime" cards. Feel free to yoink some ideas from my brew!
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9 months ago
fun, weird deck!! for what it's worth, i find Fleecemane Lion, Dauntless Escort, Cathar's Companion, Archangel Avacyn Flip, and Voice of Resurgence to be great creature cards in boardwipe decks. just to double down on ensuring yr own creatures survival.
10 months ago
2 years ago
Approach of the Second Sun gives you inevitability against your opponents and acts as a secondary win condition, one or two sounds really good for this deck.
Cathar's Companion dies very quickly imo because of response to the trigger and Filigree Familiar's pretty good from the life gain and card advantage. I suggest replacing a Blisterpod and Rhonas for two of them. 4 of Blisterpod isn't good unless you are ramping a lot and after the first Rhonas, drawing the second one's a dead draw until the first leaves.
2 years ago
lithium142, thanks for the help. First off, what is your reasoning on Sphere of Saftey vs Ghostly Prison? Ghostly Prison is better in a vacuum because of a guaranteed 2-cost, but I feel like Sphere is better in this deck due to the number of enchantments present, even if it has a relatively high CMC.
I think I will drop 2 Islands, and then replace 2x Cathar's Companion with 3x Wall of Omens, and 3x Benthic Infiltrator with 4x Thought Scour. I feel like I have too much mana by the middle of the deck, especially with the double mana coming from Azorius Chancery, and the other suggestions you gave me work well to my liking in play tests.
Is there a cheaper alternative to Path to Exile? I like the card, but not the price at this point. Eventually it might make its way into this deck, but I am a broke college student at this point!
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