Cathars' Crusade


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Rare
Commander 2016 (C16) Rare
Commander 2014 (C14) Rare
Avacyn Restored (AVR) 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.

Cathars' Crusade Discussion

Schleckenmeister on Tokken

1 day ago

I never expected a response, thanks! I didn't catch those cards but I like them. Those are good options though for Cathars' Crusade I think is just a fun card in general to pull off so I might as well switch it to the sideboard. As for the Boros Elite switch I think Spiritual Visit would probably be a preferable switch in case I ever get out Dovescape later on then that guarantee's me at least a token. Although it wouldn't really hurt too much since it's only 1 mana. I'll have all these cards in my sideboard. Thanks again!

Hexaflexagon on God-Eternal Oketra, tokens, tax, lifegain

3 days ago

Hey man!

I know you're trying to cut cards, but there are some cards I can't resist suggesting.

I'm not a big fan of rootborn defences as it only creates a single token copy and you have better things that give indestructible or pseudo-indestructible. Other than that, I don't see much that I think you could cut. The list looks pretty good. Have you tried advertising on the "Advertise your Commander Deck" thread? You might get some more trained eyes on this deck than me, as I don't play EDH that often and only just build decks.

Good Luck,


MWE_Hunter on 04 Nature of the Beast - Rith's Romp

5 days ago

How does one Hideaway a Divine Visitation and bring out Avenger of Zendikar with 7 lands -- making 7 0/1 Plant tokens, and then realize one had enough Power on the board to play the 1G cost to have put the Divine Visitation out BEFORE creating the tokens? And yes, my Cathars' Crusade was on the Battlefield. One of a few missed plays/triggers this past game night. Came in 2nd out of 4 -- should have had this one. Dammit! :-)

Joe_Ken_ on Najeela and the war bound

5 days ago

Probably won’t do Cathars' Crusade because despite having it I know that would be such a pain in the rear and take forever to do the numbers.

Patryn on Najeela and the war bound

6 days ago

A couple more thoughts in addition to my thoughts above.

Cathars' Crusade is a math nightmare but it's way better than Door of Destinies. I don't play this but if you like pumping the team up it is one of the best ways to do it.

Fire Covenant is a selective wrath to clear the way for your attacks and you can easily regain the life by activating Najeela.

Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist combined with a source of Menace makes your team unblockable.

Other lands that will help you and wont break the bank: City of Brass , Mana Confluence , Reflecting Pool . I'd cut anything that comes into play tapped. Play pain lands, check lands, battle lands or anything else.

cdkime on Both counter revival effects at ...

6 days ago

While you can use Persist and +1/+1 counters to create an infinite combo, you will not be able to do so with Mikaeus, the Unhallowed .

To start, per Rule 121.3: If a permanent has both a +1/+1 counter and a -1/-1 counter on it, N +1/+1 and N -1/-1 counters are removed from it as a state-based action, where N is the smaller of the number of +1/+1 and -1/-1 counters on it.

This means that if you have a creature with persist enter the battlefield and give it a +1/+1 counter, the +1/+1 counter and the -1/-1 counter from persist will cancel one another out. Since there is no longer a -1/-1 counter on it, assist will trigger the next time that creature dies.

Likewise, if you used Undying and gave a creature a -1/-1 counter to cancel out the +1/+1 counter from undying, the creature would be able to benefit from undying the next time it died.

Here's the problems with Mikaeus, the Unhallowed .

First, that it gives creatures +1/+1 is irrelevant. This is a static boost to the creature's power, not placing a +1/+1 counter on the creature. Only +1/+1 counters cancel out -1/-1 counters; static boosts do not. So, while your creature's net change is +0/+0, it still has a -1/-1 counter on it, so persist would not be implicated the next time the creature died.

The second issue is that you can't benefit from both undying and persist. Both abilities will trigger when the creature dies. You will have to order them so that one resolves first, and the other second. The first will resolve and place the creature on the battlefield. As the creature is already on the battlefield, the second will have no effect. As such, you are either getting the creature with a +1/+1 counter if undying resolved first, or with a -1/-1 counter if persist resolved first; you will not get both counters on the creature, and thus will not cancel out either counter.

If you want infinite persist to work, you need to use something like Cathars' Crusade , which will place a +1/+1 counter on the creature to cancel out t he -1/-1 counter, or something like Melira, Sylvok Outcast or Solemnity to prevent the -1/-1 counter from being put onto the creature.

KibaAlpha on The Gospel According To Atraxa: Infect

6 days ago

As the Infect player in my playgroup I can appreciate your attempt at a difficult and disliked build.

Suggestions are Helm of the Host , Rite of Replication , if your playgroup allows it Evil Presents This is hilarious with Blightsteel Colossus in hand Cathars' Crusade , Nylea, God of the Hunt .

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Cathars' Crusade occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.07%

White: 0.52%

GW (Selesnya): 1.11%

RBW (Mardu): 0.47%