Cathars' Crusade

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

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

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%

Cathars' Crusade Discussion

Daedalus19876 on All My Friends Are Dead

1 day ago

Have you considered Cathars' Crusade? It's really ridiculous for token decks. And that's even less ridiculous than Kindred Discovery ;) I'd also recommend Opposition as a good method of lockdown, and an additional way to profit off of your spirits.

Your list has decent ramp, but Fellwar Stone and Arcane Signet might be good additional options. I like where you're going with the million pump effects, but you could cut a few of them and open up some other options for victory IMO.

xaarvaxus on Griffins Galore

4 days ago

Not sure what your budget is for the deck but I'll list some suggestions that aren't soul-crushingly expensive.

Griffin Canyon Could be hard to find unless you order online but seems like no griffin deck should be without one.

Cathars' Crusade super anthem

Mirror Entity Griffins have low base power/toughness and this would still get the tribal bonuses.

Pearl Medallion For what they do, griffins are on the expensive side. Urza's Incubator is probably more than you want to spend on this tribe. Wow, has this one spiked in price since last I looked... sorry I even looked it up.

Unbreakable Formation Protect that flying horde and maybe buff them too if opponents tap out.

Endless Atlas might be better card draw for this deck than Staff of Nin.

Sephara, Sky's Blade may not be a griffin but is budget protection for your tribe.

DerektheRed on Ideas for a Kynaios and ...

1 week ago

do you have a way to pump tokens? Dragonlair Spider is great for chump blocks, but becomes way better if you have stuff like Nissa, Voice of Zendikar or Cathars' Crusade.

I love sphinxes so I'm biased, but I think SoE is exactly the kind of card this deck wants -- politics win.

ArioSzen on Edgar Markov, Vampire Tribal

2 weeks ago

[ Thank you for your suggestions. The cuts of both Door of Destinies and Cathars' Crusade seem good. I also believe After playing it a couple of times that they are not really needed. Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlord i Do actually like because the life Link for your team can be quite good.

Gidgetimer on Combo that doesn't work

2 weeks ago

An example for each from the ones I have gone through. Let me know if my reasoning is still not clear or if you disagree with any of them.

NSI- Cathars' Crusade and Inexorable Tide. Cathars' Crusade gives counters. Inexorable Tide proliferates. They work well together, but don't really interact.

SE- Deputy of Acquittals and Dream Stalker. They have the same effect and that effect does not provide any unusual advantage with multiples. I guess this is a subreason of NSI, but I have seen it often enough that it feels like it might be something to take note of as a way people are misusing the combo syntax. Just making a list of cards that have the same or similar effects.

MI- Korozda Guildmage and Neheb, the Eternal and Tree of Perdition. This code would be used exclusively for "combos" with three or more pieces. Korozda Guildmage and Tree of Perdition have a synergistic interaction. Neheb, the Eternal and Tree of Perdition have a synergistic interaction. The three cards together do not have a further interaction than the two separate two card interactions.

Last_Laugh on Edgar Markov, Vampire Tribal

2 weeks ago

Nice deck, I do have a few suggestions though.

Reconnaissance - 2nd post dedicated entirely to this card.

Scapegoat helps recover from hard to dodge wraths like tuck, exile, -X-X, and sac. I'd rather eat a personal Evacuation than be in topdeck mode. This card also doubles as a finisher with Purphoros. Boros Charm is nice too with you seeing lots of boardwipes.

Diabolic Intent - Demonic Tutor #2 here.

As far as cuts go... I'm not a fan of either Door of Destinies or Cathars' Crusade here. Both do nothing for your current board, cost a shit ton of mana for an aggro deck, and require gas after you play them. The 2 Sorin Bloodlords seem really underwhelming also.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires

jasonkrivera on Primal Genesis Modded

2 weeks ago

This is a pretty solid list, Keyblade!

If you're feeling spendy, you could add Doubling Season, Anointed Procession, Parallel Lives, or if you feel like helping everyone out, Primal Vigor.

The other thing you might want is more cheap disruption against your opponents, so you have ways to interact with their shenanigans without setting yourself behind. Cards like Nature's Claim, Swords to Plowshares, and Path to Exile are staples that'll let you cast something on your turn and have a single mana up to respond to someone trying to combo out or kill you. Just be sure to tap your mana appropriately.

To protect yourself against being disrupted, you could add cards like Rhythm of the Wild, Veil of Summer, Teferi's Protection, and Boros Charm.

With many creature tokens ("going wide", or a lot of creatures), you might also want to "go tall", meaning make them bigger. Cards like Cathars' Crusade and Juniper Order Ranger help boost your creatures as they enter the battlefield.

Lastly, since you're combat oriented, cards like Champion of Lambholt, Craterhoof Behemoth, End-Raze Forerunners, or Pathbreaker Ibex will help you break through or bypass your opponents' defenses for the win.

Hopefully that helps!

DragonOfTheWest on Card creation challenge

3 weeks ago

Xaikon, Spellblade Thief 

Legendary Creature — Bird Wizard Rogue

Flying, menace

As long as Xaikon is equipped, he gets +2/+0 and has first strike.

Whenever Xaikon deals combat damage to a player, gain control of target artifact that player controls.


Btw TypicalTimmy, you sac your deserts at instant speed in response to the Cathars' Crusade triggers, so they all resolve at the end and you get ten 12/12 worms swinging for 120.

Repeat previous challenge.

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