Whenever one or more creatures attack, you may have target attacking creature gain double strike until end of turn.
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Duelist's Heritage Discussion
2 days ago
Hi, deck looks pretty solid so far.
here are a few suggestions:
Maybe you should add even more dinosaurs to get more out of the Gishath trigger. You did not add any of the old 'beasts' and 'lizards' that got errata'd. Check them out here: https://www.hipstersofthecoast.com/2017/09/14-mtg-creatures-erratad-dinosaurs/
You could also consider some of the shapeshifters like Mirror Entity.
Duelist's Heritage is a nice card for multiplayer and it lets Gishath trigger twice. Take out True Conviction, Berserkers' Onslaught or Rage Reflection because I think you only need the extra trigger for Gishath and everything else is 'win more'. And their mana cost is too high.
Cryptic Gateway might be cool to get dinosaurs into play that would otherwise be stuck in your hand. Take out Genesis Wave. Yes, it's a commander allstar, but Gishath does already cheat your permanents directly into play and I'm not a big fan of having cards in your deck that have more or less the same effect as your Commander. The same is true for Lurking Predators.
Scroll Rack is great in this deck as a good 'draw' engine for naya and to manipulate the top of your library for Gishath. It's also a nice way to make use of needless dinsoraurs in your hand. You could take out one of the cards mentioned above.
Warstorm Surge and Where Ancients Tread let you finish the game in combination with the Gishath trigger but they let you control the board as well. That's why I prefer them over True Conviction, Berserkers' Onslaught, Rage Reflection, Aggravated Assault or Overwhelming Stampede.
For Ramp I would consider some of the land fetching sorceries like Kodama's Reach and Cultivate because they thin out the library for the Gishath trigger. They also help colourfixing considering that you're in naya. Maybe take out Drover of the Mighty, Keeper of Progenitus or Exploration (yes, it's a good card but you do not generate that much card advantage to make it really really good)
You should also consider Sylvan Library as a green allstar that is perfectly suited for this deck. Another option would be Mirri's Guile. You can leave the big dinosaurs on top of your library for Gishath and only draw the useful stuff. Take out Vanquisher's Banner because it costs too much and the hymn-effect isn't needed when you're already playing the big guys.
That's all for now. I hope that you find some of my comments helpful
4 days ago
Some thoughts on some of your card choices, in no particular order.
Sylvan Reclamation for all intents and purposes in a deck like this is strictly better than Relic Crush. Trading out one generic mana for one White mana (which 99 times out of 100 you WILL have) gets you basic landcycling AND exile instead of destroy. The switch is a no-brainer, imo.
Thought Vessel isn't doing a ton for this deck. How often will you be at or above your hand limit for more than a turn or two? Card draw in GW isn't that impressive, even with Rishkar's Expertise and company. I think you'd be better off with Talisman of Unity over Thought Vessel, and I'd dump the Spellbook for a Sol Ring so you can get some more ramp going.
For a deck that wants to get ahead early, I believe you're running far too many ETB tapped lands. Blossoming Sands, Grasslands, Krosan Verge, Mosswort Bridge, Myriad Landscape, and Stirring Wildwood will all set you back a turn on mana production. I'd say Temple of Plenty too, but at least you're getting the scry on that. I'm Opting not to run that, but that's your call! Get some more rocks in there like Selesnya Signet, and be on the lookout for the new Unclaimed Territory in Ixalan, which is pretty much budget Cavern of Souls. Some more relevant utility lands like Rogue's Passage over Reliquary Tower would be worthwhile, too.
If you can, I'd sooner run Brimaz, King of Oreskos over Jedit Ojanen of Efrava. The forestwalk is nice, but 6 mana is steep. Brimaz is only 3 CMC and provides an excellent source defense with Vigilance.
Running Lost Leonin signals to me that you want to use Infect combined with the Arahbo's eminence for a quick kill. Double Strike enablers like Duelist's Heritage, Silverblade Paladin, and Ajani, Caller of the Pride (did somebody ask for flavor?) are huge boons for this, and in general allow you to get the most of Arahbo's pumps. Not to mention them having 3 CMC and similar casting costs as Lost Leonin lead to a superb curve out of your plays. Grafted Exoskeleton also turns any of your cats into a bigger Lost Leonin, for what it's worth!
The last comment that I'll make, and this stems from "mistakes" I was making when first build this deck, is too much focus on cheap cats as soon as quickly being too big a focus. Smashing your opponent for 6 with a 2-drop sounds appealing, but that's only going to go so far in multiplayer. If you're doing 1v1 commander, that's largely fine, but you'll want to diversify your line-up if you want to hold your own in multiplayer. Admittedly, I'm still trying to squeeze these in my own deck, but it wouldn't be remiss of you to include cards like Reveillark and Karmic Guide in here for some recursion. (Also, those two go infinite with Leonin Relic-Warder, Greater Good, and a mana rock!)
4 days ago
Hi Homelessguy, for Blood Mist and Duelist's Heritage, I already have a decent amount of ways to get more commander damage off, the only problem now is to figure out how to fit more in. And for Caltrops, I was thinking about this one for some time now, while it is nice as it gives a little bit of protection, it is also somewhat of a hindering factor because with the spell based Enrage triggers I can play them during my second (or third) main phase so damage will have already been calculated. Thanks!
4 days ago
Congregation at Dawn isn't necessarily a tutor but I can set it up for your commander to do damage and get some free dinosaurs and play
4 days ago
1 week ago
I very much like your mana base, though I think it wouldn't be remiss of you to add a few more utility lands in the mix. In particular, Rogue's Passage can allow you to guarantee damage gets through, especially since you aren't running many sources of evasion. Blighted Woodland taps for mana and can ramp you later for the long game, while Hashep Oasis and Shefet Dunes are cheap and can pump your creatures.
Going back to evasion, your deck doesn't have a whole lot of it. Many Arahbo decks are running Rancor, but I feel too few of them are also running Gryff's Boon. It works surprisingly similar to Rancor, albeit it's a little bit more expensive. Still, given that it has built-in recursion means that you can consistently keep your cats in the air. If you end up adding more equipment, Prowler's Helm and Trailblazer's Boots practically guarantee your creatures will become unblockable.
If you want to stick to strictly creatures, on the more expensive side we have Pride of Lions that can damage your opponent regardless of trample/blockers. Very neat!
For 1v1, you can get a very quick kill in with Lost Leonin... with Infect plus Arahbo's eminence trigger, that's a 2 turn clock on one creature! The best part is that it curves very well with Ajani, Caller of the Pride for a turn 3 kill. If you'd like more ways to curve into a T3 kill in this deck with Lost Leonin, Duelist's Heritage and Silverblade Paladin both enable double strike for 3 mana.
The last bit of advice I have is in regards to cards in your deck like Thalia, Heretic Cathar. Personally, I think you should go big or go home on the stax types of effects. Just by themselves, they are mostly minor inconveniences. It is much more effective when you can combine Thalia with multiple effects that tap and lock down your opponent. At the very least, consider cards like Silence and Lapse of Certainty to throw your opponent off. Rule of Law for is fun option that also happens to have Leonin on it... flavor points!
1 week ago
If you can reliably get out Lost Leonin, I'd highly recommend more Double Strike enablers. Ajani is probably the best one, but Duelist's Heritage and Silverblade Paladin are also worth considering. Also, Rancor is a no-brainer here for the infect damage.
I know it costs 1 mana more, but I'm surprised at the lack of Open the Armory in here.
With the fetches you already have, Krosan Verge comes off as being on the slower side. Maybe replace with Unclaimed Territory once Ixalan drops. If you're looking for the ramp it provides, Blighted Woodland is a cheap alternative.
1 week ago
Curse of Opulence is already in there. Great card. May turn out to be a better Pillow than Duelist's Heritage, which had been an amazing inclusion. Curse of Opulence is one of the few cards I am allowing myself to be in both my Kess Aikido and my Marchesa Aikido decks.