Felidar Guardian

Creature — Cat Beast

When Felidar Guardian enters the battlefield, you may exile another target permanent you control, then return that card to the battlefield under its owner's control.

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Felidar Guardian Discussion

Force_of_Willb on Fading Away

5 days ago

Some Spirits you may want to consider.

Karmic Guide - Reanimation Dungeon Geists, Topplegeist - Tap down effects Nikko-Onna - Enchantment Destruction

If you go away from spirits you can have much more common blink targets like: Angel of Finality, Archaeomancer, Champion of Wits, Cloudgoat Ranger, Felidar Guardian, Flickerwisp, Reflector Mage, Fiend Hunter

If you need some ideas look up my deck from my profile

Gypsyhatten on alesha testtest

6 days ago

Switching to English, thanks Tappedout.

None of the following recommendations/cuts are as important as they were with Karametra, since this deck is built on a solid ground and only needs a better defined game plan.

You have three archetypes to choose from, and you should focus on one or two of them. Trying to build all three will be too inconsistent.

  • Aggro - win by dealing 40 damage to everyone through combat damage and Purphoros/Blood Artist effects. Alesha is used to punch things and reanimate token producers/anthems/beaters.

  • Control - win by taking care of threats and staying relevant until late game where you outvalue whoever's left. Alesha is used less for combat damage and more for reanimating value/removal.

  • Combo - win by assembling an infinite combo. Alesha is mostly just there as a backup plan in case a combo piece is stuck in the graveyard.

I would recommend going for either aggro-control or combo-control.

Utter End - being able to target anything is very strong

Duplicant - one of the best creature-based removal cards

Wear / Tear - similar to Duergar Hedge-Mage but casts for 1/2 when you really need it, or a two-for-one for 3 mana at instant speed

Rakdos Charm - instant speed graveyard hate, or cheap removal, or a way to kill someone who's going wide and is about to win

Painful Truths - very good card draw in 3 colors

Toxic Deluge - the best creature board wipe in the game

Merciless Eviction - amazing against artifact decks, amazing against enchantment decks, amazing against reanimation decks, amazing against indestructible and very good against everything else

Chromatic Lantern, Commander's Sphere, Coalition Relic and Darksteel Ingot - good mana rocks for 3, prioritize from left to right

Fellwar Stone and Talisman of Indulgence - good mana rocks for 2

Animate Dead - reanimation for 2 mana is just too good to pass up on, fun with Sun Titan

Path of Ancestry - it's a strictly better Nomad Outpost

Ash Barrens - 1 mana for colorfix can help many bad hands, and lategame it's an untapped land

Mana Confluence and City of Brass - worth it when you're 3 colors, the lifeloss rarely matters but being able to play out your hand does matter

Clifftop Retreat - only checkland you're missing

Hanweir Battlements - colorless land is not great when you're 3 colors, but haste on Alesha is strong

Fervor - good source of haste, not as easy to remove as Lightning Greaves

Key to the City, Reconnaissance, Maze of Ith and Iroas, God of Victory - good way to keep attacking with stuff

Siege-Gang Commander and Ponyback Brigade - many tokens for just one ETB, deals 8 damage with Purphoros, God of the Forge for each cast/reanimation

Beetleback Chief and Pia and Kiran Nalaar - less tokens but still playable

Ankle Shanker - good for getting damage past blockers

Zulaport Cutthroat and Blood Artist - useful when going wide and repeatedly reanimating stuff, makes board wipes hurt

Harsh Mentor - very strong hatebear, can stop some game plans entirely

Mirror Entity - strong anthem when most of your deck is power 2 or less

Mother of Runes - protection can either make one of your creatures unblockable or protect one of your creatures from spot removal

Drana, Liberator of Malakir - decent anthem for cheap

Purphoros, God of the Forge and Impact Tremors - useful when going wide and repeatedly reanimating stuff

Noosegraf Mob - up to 5 2/2s per turn and can be reanimated with Alesha

Enlightened Tutor - good for getting Skullclamp when you need card draw or Purphoros, God of the Forge when you need damage

Swiftfoot Boots - an extra pair of Lightning Greaves

Cathars' Crusade - very strong anthem when going wide

Behind the Scenes - good way to get past blockers, pump is expensive but can be done after assigning blockers which is neat for getting damage through

Elspeth, Sun's Champion - playable either for the board wipe or to get 3 tokens per turn depending on board state

Fiend Hunter - can perma-exile stuff repeatedly with sacrifice or protect one of your own creatures from a board wipe while getting an extra ETB

Key to the City, Reconnaissance, Maze of Ith, Iroas, God of Victory and Whispersilk Cloak - good way to safely get Alesha triggers and get cards in the graveyard without losing card advantage

Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim - decent way to get stuff into the graveyard while still getting value out of them, also good chump blocker

Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip - a pretty good planeswalker that's a creature in the graveyard and can be reanimated

Hope of Ghirapur - can repeatedly stop or at least slow down a lot of decks

Sin Collector - one of few ways non-blue decks can deal with board wipes and huge swingy instants/sorceries

Feldon of the Third Path - slow without haste but a very strong effect once online

Leonin Relic-Warder - not as strong as Fiend Hunter but still useful in the same ways

Sunforger - lets you tutor up the most relevant removal and protection spells at instant speed, also get Mistveil Plains if you add this to get stuff back into your library

Strionic Resonator - works for double attack triggers with Alesha or double ETBs with anything else

Vampiric Rites - one of few sac outlets that provide solid value from its own effect

Flameshadow Conjuring - lots of extra value for only one mana per creature

Panharmonicon - doesn't work with some of your creatures, but solid value when it does

Assemble the Legion - decent wincon when your opponents are running out of gas

Elspeth, Sun's Champion - playable either for the board wipe or to get 3 tokens per turn depending on board state

Wayfarer's Bauble - not as fast as mana rocks but not as vulnerable against board wipes, good when aiming for slower wins

Fiend Hunter - combo with sac outlet + Karmic Guide or Sun Titan

Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit, Cathars' Crusade and Solemnity - combo with sac outlet + Murderous Redcap

Murderous Redcap - combo with sac outlet + Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit, Solemnity or Cathars' Crusade

Geralf's Messenger - combo with sac outlet + Solemnity

Viscera Seer, Carrion Feeder, Altar of Dementia and Goblin Bombardment - free sac outlets, the latter two can also weaponize most infinites

Zulaport Cutthroat and Blood Artist - weaponizes any sac-based infinite

Purphoros, God of the Forge and Impact Tremors - weaponizes all your infinites, lets you win with Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker combos without having to go into combat

Mother of Runes - for protecting your combo pieces or sometimes making Alesha unblockable

Living Death - when you have enough combo pieces in the graveyard, resolving this usually lets you win on the spot regardless of which creatures your opponents get to return

Enlightened Tutor - another tutor for finding wincons

Village Bell-Ringer - combo with Kiki-Jiki, if you don't care about creatures being power 2 or less there's also Combat Celebrant, Zealous Conscripts, Restoration Angel and more

Reanimate - cheap reanimation in any archetype

Sword of Feast and Famine - ramp that lets you dump your hand as aggro

Vampiric Tutor and Demonic Tutor - tutors for combo

Sacred Foundry, Godless Shrine, Blood Crypt, Bloodstained Mire, Marsh Flats, Arid Mesa - standard manabase upgrades

Archetype of Finality - way too expensive

Palisade Giant - generally worse than a creature with "When ~ enters the battlefield, you gain 7 life", which you wouldn't want to run in the first place

War Priest of Thune - can't hit artifacts, would never want to reanimate it over other targets

Mortify and Return to Dust - good removal cards but you have better options in your colors

Diabolic Tutor and Gamble - 4 mana is a bit much for a tutor and the card disadvantage on Gamble combined with the fact that you might discard non-creature combo pieces makes it questionable

Meekstone - pretty stupid to disable your own commander, not really beneficial to your game plan since it lets slower decks build up board state while no one can/wants to attack

Felidar Guardian - doesn't do nearly enough outside of Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker combos

Karmic Guide - you don't want to pay echo cost so it will rarely get to attack

Damnation, Day of Judgment and Wrath of God - you don't need that many board wipes in aggro

Felidar Guardian - doesn't do nearly enough outside of Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker combos

Priest of the Blood Rite and Ravos, Soultender - doesn't do much for advancing combo wincons

Reconnaissance - your commander surviving is generally less relevant and your wincons don't care about combat tricks

Angel of Invention - anthems don't really do much outside of aggro

Big Game Hunter - you don't need that much spot removal

Dusk / Dawn - your creatures surviving doesn't really matter, you just want to wipe the board until you have a combo in place

Grenzo, Dungeon Warden - his ability is way too random, but it's fun and a decent manadump

Also, come up with a better title and description and try to keep your online list up to date with your deck IRL.

Triton on Upcycling: Budget Triad of Fates Deck

1 week ago

It's a tad hard to tell what you want to do, I'm guessing WB flicker?

Ghostway is another Eerie Interlude, might be pretty pricey though from what I remember.

Oe thing I noticed is that there are many good EtB cards, and some means to flicker them, but there are quite a lot of high-cost cards in the deck and not much mana ramp. I'd recommend cutting some redundant effects or cards that don't do much for their CMC for ramp cards like Orzhov Signet and the other artifacts with Orzhov in their name, there's quite a bit of artifact out there so I'd advise around eight artifacts that ramp, including any current ones.

One thing White has a lot of are creatures that flicker other cards when they enter the battlefield, like Glimmerpoint Stag, Felidar Guardian, Restoration Angel, and Flickerwisp. Conjurer's Closet is a worthy include too, and Solemn Simulacrum along with Kor Cartographer help ramp you up.

Hope this helps!

TaegukTheWise on Roon Flicker ETB Control (AKA Dies to Torpor Orb)

2 weeks ago

Well, depending on what you want for a mana curve you could keep in the ingester if you had Birthing Pod. But again, this does depend on your mana curve creature wise and if you want to build around it in the first place, which would also take a bit of calculation on your part if you did want to include pod.

On a different note you could throw in Cathars' Crusade to combo with that Cauldron of Souls since +1 counters negate -1 counters, and depending on if you want to add Derevi, Empyrial Tactician and/or Deceiver Exarch you could untap the cauldron when they re enter so then your creatures are immune to non-exile removal.

Speaking of Derevi/Exarch and pod, did you know there is a supremely gross play you could pull off with it? You just need 2 more cards but trust me, pod is worth it if not for this build around. So you take a 2 drop creature, lets say its Elvish Visionary and pod out, you sac visionary to pod and get Derevi/exarch to untap pod. Then pod Derevi/exarch to get Felidar Guardian to blink pod. Then you pod felidar to get Karmic Guide to bring back felidar to blink karmic guide to get Derevi/exarch to untap pod, then you pod Derevi/exarch again to get Restoration Angel blink felidar to blink karmic guide to get back Derevi/exarch to untap pod to have your choice of a 4/5/6 drop creature (and depending on if you have another creature that's at one of those cost can keep the synergy going).

These types of shenanigans see a lot of eternal play like in Canadian highlander in the Kiki-pod decks, but each card enters play with an ability that's inherently useful without the pod synergy. Restoration Angel and Felidar Guardian are fantastic cards that help add more blink to the deck as well, so then they can help you in a tight spot without your deadeye navigator making you public enemy number one when you don't need that kind of attention from a single card.

JeskaiM4n on Combo Deck

2 weeks ago

Splinter Twin Is banned in Modern so you can't play that.

I myself play and enjoy Saheeli Rai+Felidar Guardian combo and i also include Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker in the deck.

Deck has been working very well and can do filthy turn 3 wins even sometimes.

4C Saheeli Evolution

BuzzKi11 on Roon Blink

2 weeks ago

Taeguk, I've read your comments more closely. That Birthing Pod, Felidar Guardian combo does look insane. I feel like I really want a way to more consistently get Birthing Pod into play. Any thoughts on Fabricate or tutors in general? I've acquired a Wargate which could be good as well. Other than ramp and creatures you don't seem to run them in your deck. Could also be used to grab Panharmonicon.

Im used to mana rocks as ramp and colour fixing I need to adjust and trust the green ramp cards a bit more.

Mana Base. Partly for budget reasons, partly for pre-con laziness. Im not on the Wastes bandwagon yet, since I so far only have one card that needs colourless mana, and thats in an activated ability. I feel like I need to get a number of games under my belt before having a good opinion. As I said, the mana base is weak and I will upgrade it over time as I gain experience with the deck and become willing to pay for fetchlands, etc. I dont like lands that come into play tapped, there better be a big upside. Faerie Conclave , Rupture Spire, Secluded Steppe, Transguild Promenade are coming out. I dont really like the bounce lands very much, but they along with Seaside Citadel are staying in until I acquire better fixers. Opal Palace is staying in for now, it comes in untapped, gives me colourless mana and can fix in a pinch. Im eying the signets and the Caravan for the chopping block. Goldfishing the deck I think I may actually might have too many mana sources which is pretty strange. Ghost Quarter is going in (Strip Mine is better of course but I dont have one). Land destruction, Blood Moon and the like are not big concerns in my meta so Im not too worried about non-basic lands. Temple of the False God Im on the fence about. It feels great to play on turn 4 or 5, awful before that, meh turn 6 and beyond.

Youre probably right about Rite of Replication, but dammit I dont care what you say, Im not taking out until I cast it at least once before I take it out!

Day of Judgment is possibly on its way out? Its probably not great in this deck but feels odd not to have a board wipe. Something else maybe?

Win Conditions. Yeah I need one. The deck looks super fun to durdle around but I probably need more than Armada Wurm.

In:
Reflector Mage finally! I swear there is something wrong with the law of supply and demand in the world when it took my so long to track down this 50 cent card.
Prairie Stream
Island
Forest
Plains

Out:
Cultivator's Caravan It's a fun card, I'm sad to see it go.
Secluded Steppe I won't miss you.
Rupture Spire
Transguild Promenade

BuzzKi11 on Roon Blink

2 weeks ago

Once again I'm awed by you sage advice. I haven't even had a chance to try out my latest changes and you've already given me great advice.

I'll give your comments their due when I have time for a full reply!

I'm making a couple of immediate changes:

Oblivion Ring --> Mystic Snake
Ghostly Flicker --> Felidar Guardian

Currently I'm mostly goldfishing until I get a chance to playtest at my local game shop, and I'll make more changes before I play!

Thanks again!

TaegukTheWise on Roon Blink

3 weeks ago

I know its been a while but I recently had seen that you took out a couple cards detailed in your update, I can see an understand all of the outs except for one of them. Felidar Guardian is nuts in this deck, especially when you just added Birthing Pod! You can go from a 2 drop creature and a birthing pod into and army of creatures and be able to pod again! So you start with the 2 drop, lets say Elvish Visionary, you use Birthing Pod on it into either Deceiver Exarch or Derevi, Empyrial Tactician and untap pod. Then pod exarch or Derevi into Felidar Guardian to blink Birthing Pod (since its a permanent we control). Then pod away felidar to bring out Karmic Guide to bring back felidar to blink karmic guide to bring back exarch/Derevi to untap pod, then you pod Derevi/exarch again for Restoration Angel to blink felidar to blink karmic guide again to bring back Derevi/exarch to untap pod once more to have the option of using pod again to get a 4/5/6 drop creature. This synergy is insane and I'm a little disappointed you didn't keep felidar regardless since it does blink something much like restoration angel.

I would trade Flickerwisp for felidar. flickerwisp is able to blink any permanent sure, but its ability is very inopportune and there are times where that's useful sure, but in that regard it's still very niche. That and Roon has a very similar ability we can use repeatedly. Also think of the birthing pod synergy, it wouldn't work nearly as fast or be as reactive if we needed to rebuild or build a board immediately, flickerwisp can't help us as much as felidar can and that extra (1) in felidar's CMC works in our favor, as well as being negligible in the grand scheme. Also if you have Eternal Witness you don't need Archaeomancer, so there's a spot to fill.

You don't need Grasp of Fate or Oblivion Ring if you already have Duplicant and Fiend Hunter. If you really need more replacements, there is the previously mentioned Angelic Purge which is fantastic all around removal, especially since you can bring back creatures or lands after you sac them with your Karmic Guide and Sun Titan, and/or Return to Dust to make sure things stay away from the battlefield. I would also trade that Rite of Replication for Cathars' Crusade, it works wonders with your Armada Wurm and all the blinking you'll be doing (sorry for not mentioning the swaps sooner).

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