Fleecemane Lion


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Rare
Theros (THS) Rare

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Fleecemane Lion

Creature — Cat

: Monstrosity 1. (If this creature isn't monstrous, put a +1/+1 counter on it and it becomes monstrous.)

As long as Fleecemane Lion is monstrous, it has hexproof and indestructible.

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Fleecemane Lion Discussion

PeeBee on Gotta Gid Dat Worship Down

1 week ago

Some more great card suggestion and thanks for the detailed comment, Managem

I have decided to put Rebuff the Wicked in the sideboard as its a great way to protect both wincons of Worship or any gideon when I have the emblem.

I have also added Archangel of Tithes and Fleecemane Lion to the mainboard due to your suggestions.

I think I will have to pick up a few cards, so I can try out this new version of the deck and see how it performs.

PeeBee on Gotta Gid Dat Worship Down

1 week ago

Thanks for your comment Managem,

Fleecemane Lion is perfect fit for the deck, I cant believe I forgot this card, great suggestion I'll look into taking some cards out to see if i cant fit some in.

Archangel of Tithes is another good suggestion, and always pairs well with turning Karametra, God of Harvests into a creature while stalling the board, may have to invest in 2 of these, but like, fleecmane i'll have to do some slight changes.

Sanctum Prelate is good, but im keeping this deck in modern.

Ghostly Prison and Sphere of Safety are both good stallers but would prefer to have more options with creatures as I have a lot of protection from creature based decks already.

I'll let you know what I make changes for, but these are all great suggestions.

Managem on Gotta Gid Dat Worship Down

1 week ago

Ooooohhh laaaawd, dis righ here looks like a pain of a deck to deal with.

Seems solid as is, notable cards that might be worth mentioning, or play testing would be control/lock etc.

Fleecemane LionArchangel of TithesSanctum PrelateSphere of SafetyGhostly Prison

Things like that

SynergyBuild on Kitty!!!

2 weeks ago

I believe the rules of these are 60 dollars mainboard, with 10 dollars sideboard?

Same as What a HORRORble Night to Have a Curse

and Spooky Ghosts (Budget tribal tournament)

and Disciples of Ojutai

Anyway, I want to help build this deck up, since it is only ~50$ and has no sideboard!

Cats are a very good "zoo" tribe. They can be very aggresive and kill the opponent before they have a chance to respond. From the most aggresive one drops such as Loam Lion, Savannah Lions, and Wild Nacatl, to landfall creatures like Steppe Lynx and Scythe Leopard (Think triggering landfall twice with Evolving Wilds) you could easily build a very powerful budget deck.

Fleecemane Lion is a great two drop, and later if you get him Monstrous, he can be a killer on the field. Longtusk Cub is another good threat mid game, and Pride Sovereign as a finishing blow.

Cards like Adorned Pouncer which you have in the deck are only really good when used with buffs like Prepare / Fight or Appeal / Authority and Cats just is not the tribe for them.

Regal Caracal is a great card, and it looks that way, but at five mana, it is a bit two slow for this deck. I will build a quick decklist below to show you how to build Cats in a more aggressive way:


4x Steppe Lynx

4x Wild Nacatl

4x Scythe Leopard

4x Savannah Lions

4x Loam Lion

4x Longtusk Cub

4x Pride Sovereign

4x Prowling Serpopard

2x Regal Caracal

4x Oust

4x Evolving Wilds

2x Terramorphic Expanse

8x Plains

7x Forest

1x Mountain


3x Watchers of the Dead - Against Control

2x Qasali Pridemage - To get rid of enchantments/artifacts

4x Fragmentize - To get rid of even more enchantments/artifacts

3x Prey Upon - Removal for creatures

3x Heroic Intervention - Against Board wipes

Kizmetto on nayasaurusrex {updated 14/01 - Rivals Testing}

2 weeks ago

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Love this card! I think 2 in this deck would be good, A tutor and an engrage enabler sounds pretty damn good! And its obvious combo with...

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Is damn cool and warrants its own deck! My brain is ticking and i cant wait to brew up something with that combo. Definately not for this deck.

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This is cute, but that might be all it is in this deck, since im not sure how much open mana we would have when this dies. Interesting though, keeping my eye on it.

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??? Hm not sure here as well as the deck really doesnt want more noncreature spells? Fixing is nice.

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THIS LOOKS GREAT. It reminds me a bit of Fleecemane Lion and i think that enrage is great especially with Savage Stomp. I think i want to test this out.

stephan16 on Cat tribal, not wide, no equip

3 weeks ago

Dear Spirit,thanks a lot. I'm getting back and forth because I don't know what to cut :). At the moment my cats are one drop, or utility. Thats why Fleecemane Lion got the cut somewhere, but indestructible would be a good keeper after board removal.About Council's Judgment its probably a good card if you are on the loosing side, but if the card you want removed is not a threat to everybody i see it not removed. I would rather not have Oblivion Ring because of my mass enchantment removal. I actually enjoy it when somebody plays it on me, as I know, when everybody gets their enchantments removed, I will get mine back :)

All in all I just have to get more plays with the deck, so I get a taste what to cut, because you made some real nice suggestions. Thanks again.

Spirits on Cat tribal, not wide, no equip

3 weeks ago

Hi stephan16,

Thanks for the comments on Arahbo, Xenagos... for Cats.

You've got all the reasonable CMC1 cats, Leonin Elder is a bit borderline for me. I see you have the fetch lands in the Sideboard, I assume the plan is to get those in, Steppe Lynx will thank you. I would get out some of those lands that enter the battlefield tapped. I only play a couple, Dryad Arbor so I can Green Sun's Zenith it, and Hall of the Bandit Lord.

Scavenging Ooze is good, non-cat obviously, but he's independently good anyway. May consider Ground Seal (see it in your maybeboard), it draws a card to replace itself so just costs you mana, and maybe draws an enchantment removal from opponents that might be saved for a Sylvan Library so they can continue with their deck strategy. Watchers of the Dead is also an on-cat-trend graveyard control card. He's 2 power for CMC2 so he doesn't hurt you either with the Eminence.

Fleecemane Lion is a nice tempo guy, hes 3 power for CMC2 and he has built-in Indestructible if you draw him late in the game, not too shabby... tabby

I really dislike Council's Judgment, it rarely removes what I really want, in Selesnya it's limited a bit for removal, I'd almost always rather have an Oblivion Ring so I get to choose, or a Path to Exile if I usually remove a creature / blocker.

Seeds of Innocence seems counter productive for an early turn 1 drop system, but I can see how eliminating all those CMC0/1/2 artifacts would be an advantage longer term. If you're looking to keep the board clear makes sense.

I see you have Hush how about Paraselene, no cycling, but it's CMC1 less and has a secondary trigger.

Triumph of the Hordes gives a secondary possible win-con, it's pretty good. With Ooze Garden or White Sun's Zenith could be a win.

I would recommend Alms Collector, not sure how many Grixis commanders you fought, Kess, Dissident Mage, Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge with Show and Tell to Enter the Infinite combos, or even Izzet with Blue Sun's Zenith infinite draw, many EDH run mass draw, he shut's that down. Used him successfully many a time, I've even Chord of Calling him in response.

Prowling Serpopard can be nice, he's like another Cavern of Souls and his 4 power for CMC3, isn't prohibitive for an aggro strategy.

Enlightened Tutor is a nice way to pull Sylvan Library to keep tempo, and especially if your ramping into board wipes, help replace some cats into your hand. Maybe a Mirari's Wake instead of one of the more expensive ramp spells, to assist with the tokens and with the ramp?

I originally built the cats (using hypergeometric distribution formula), but I found, in Multi-Player commander, it wasn't enough so I abandoned that srtategy. Lately I've been thinking perhaps land destruction would be better paired with aggor-cats.

You already have Wasteland and Strip Mine, you could change one of your creature board removals into Cataclysm. Crucible of Worlds, Armageddon, Ravages of War, and maybe even Command Beacon would be needed however. With ramp, and the low CMC cats + Eminence I feel it's a viable aggro strategy. Maybe give it some thought, it's a shift, depends on how well it's performing for you.

I don't have a Gaea's Cradle so I don't run Crop Rotation, but I run Nature's Lore which I've been able to abuse a bit to ramp faster, and a little more expensive alternative Three Visits. I would also run Eladamri's Call, I know it doesn't go into play like the others, but its CMC2 for a bit more consistency.

Heirloom Blade could give you some survive ability through a board wipe, would also work with the various sac/draw like Greater Good to replace/draw a creature to replace the one lost. Scavenging Ooze would be your best friend.

multimedia on Revised Cats

4 weeks ago

Hey, good upgrade to Ferocity, but consider decreasing the mana curve by adding more one drop and two drops Cats? Cutting six and seven drops?

One drop Cats are very mana efficient with Arahbo getting 4 attack power or more when one attacks from eminence. Fleecemane Lion, two drop Cat is amazing with eminence and included in Ferocity.

Leonin Arbiter is also included in Ferocity.

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Argentum Armor
  • True Conviction
  • Boundless Realms
  • Zendikar Resurgent
  • Jareth, Leonine Titan
  • Jedit Ojanen of Efrava
  • Leonin Abunas
  • Traverse the Outlands
  • Selesnya Keyrune
  • Nissa's Pilgrimage

Some budget dual lands that can ETB untapped:

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