Cathars' Crusade


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 Rare
Commander 2014 Rare
Avacyn Restored Rare

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Cathars' Crusade


Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control, put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control.

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Cathars' Crusade Discussion

xSKINCOLLECTORx on Swarming Mardu Horde (Alesha)

21 minutes ago

Ink-FusionCathars' Crusade is sitting in my trade binder because as awesome as it is, it was way too much work to try and keep track of in this deck!!! I took Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker out because people automatically assume I am going to combo with him so I rarely get to do anything with him. Also he made it very tempting to just add one card and have a combo

Ink-Fusion on Swarming Mardu Horde (Alesha)

39 minutes ago

Few cards I like in my Alesha deck are Yahenni, Undying Partisan he's a free sac outlet, can protect himself and can get huge after a boardwipe. Cathars' Crusade can make your whole team big. Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker for all the etb creatures. Overall really like the deck +1!

Reverie42 on Daxos - Enchantments

1 day ago

I built a very different Daxos, so it was cool to see this list. I think Celestial Dawn and Archetype of Finality are pretty neat additions.

A few things that might be non-ideal:Starfield of Nyx is really risky in Daxos. If it ever activates, all of your spirit tokens die immediately. This is because they get their normal P/T as a characteristic definition ability in layer 7a, then have it modified to 0/0 as a power/toughness setting ability in layer 7b.

You might consider trimming some number of the buff auras for more utility enchantments. I've found that being a cheap source of experience counters is frequently just not good enough on an aura. I really like Rule of Law and Eidolon of Rhetoric since they give you more room to sink mana in to generating spirits without falling behind. Some combination of Cathars' Crusade, True Conviction and Intangible Virtue can also be pretty good.

I see you have Cage of Hands. In a similar vain, you might consider Flickering Ward. That combined with Doomwake Giant is really strong. Add in Celestial Dawn and it's probably going to be hard for your opponents to play creatures. It's a bit of a nonbo with Rule of Law, but in most cases, if everyone is only casting one spell a turn, you're already pretty happy.

Skybind might also be worth considering. You've got a couple flicker effects and Daxos lets get Skybind triggers at instant speed to blink out scary attackers.

I learned about a few neat cards from this list. Thanks :)

Schar17 on W/G/B Token deck

2 days ago


You have plenty of ways to buff your tokens, however you have few tokens!

There's also no point in many different ways to buff them, for example you could substitute Cathars' Crusade for more Intangible Virtue (remember they stack!). And I don't know if you have a budget restriction, but if that's not the case, get more Parallel Lives for sure.

I have a budget token deck, you can get some ideas from there My take on Selesnya (G/W) BUDGET tokens

brianmpenn on Tajic - Soldier Army

3 days ago

Cathars' Crusade would be high value for you, especially if you add or increase your token generation.

Skyf0x on Paws & Claws

3 days ago

Hey! I found your deck because you're one of the few Kemba EDH Decks that runs Throne of the God-Pharaoh. I've also been working on a Kemba deck for a few months now and it's really interesting seeing the similarities and differences. If you're interested, take a look:

Maybe we could help each other out?I notice you run Kusari-Gama. How does it work for you? I was reluctant to run it because I was worried it might be slow. My boyfriend runs a Skullbriar, the Walking Grave Voltron deck, which I think has influenced the speed of my deck a great deal. I'm always trying to tune it to be faster, perhaps to the detriment of my deck's performance. I don't see you running Fireshrieker which I think is a HUGE mistake. Did you know double strike will trigger equipment abilities like Sword of Fire and Ice twice? If Kemba has Fireshrieker and Umezawa's Jitte equipped, you can get four counters from a single attack instead of just two.It's cool how you're running tron lands like Urza's Tower ect. Does it work? If so, you may want to add Vesuva. One of the ways I'm getting extra mana is to run Extraplanar Lens and Snow-Covered Plains so that I get double mana from each "plains" but nobody else does. Does Hour of Reckoning pay off for you? How come you don't run Cathars' Crusade? Aren't you worried about Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite killing your 2/2 cats? Does Serra Ascendant pay off? Does Stonehewer Giant ever feel like a waste for you? Doesn't he get removed before you get to use him? Maybe look into Strionic Resonator it doubles the number of cats Kemba gives you! Have you considered Land Tax?

Post a response in the comments of my decklist! I'd love to "compare notes."

NoNeedToBragoBoutIt on Brago - Either i'll get to have it or you lose it!

3 days ago

Thanks for your comment, NV_1980!

I gave Call for Unity a shot, but i found it to be too slow.Cathars' Crusade plus any of the Token Generators means at least 3 counters, if not more if i have any utility creatures and/or Brago, King Eternal to blink.With Call for Unity i'd need 3 of my own end steps or more to get there and the force will be available a turn later, with Cathars' Crusade i can just play a creature or two and swing with the already pumped guys.I'd propably even pick Goldnight Commander and Valor in Akros over Call for Unity.

NV_1980 on Brago - Either i'll get to have it or you lose it!

4 days ago

I used to run Cathars' Crusade in my Brago deck, but switched it for Call for Unity. Pro: No more counters to lose every time your creatures blink. Con: if Call for Unity is removed, you lose all counters on all creatures. Whatever floats your boat I guess ... :)

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