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: 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
2 days ago
The thing is, if you have creature decks, you pretty much just accept the fact that you'll face wraths. You don't really look for outs. What you instead do change the way you play to not be damaged too much by a wrath. Don't overextend, and include persistent threats (if possible). Say you're playing a generic creature deck. What you want to do is play a nice cheap threat or two: say, Wild Nacatl and Fleecemane Lion. You're pressuring your opponent to wrath now, but hold onto a couple of creatures in your hand so you can renew your assault when your opponent taps down to wrath.
Generally speaking, you should also play your haymakers when your opponent is in a rough spot: if they're running out of cards in hand, or if they just tapped out. Up till that point, you play cards which pose a threat, but aren't really your best creatures.
3 weeks ago
Cat cards to consider:
Brimaz, King of Oreskos - Legendary cat that spawns cat tokens every time he attacks or blocks. I would recommend running 1-3 copies depending on your preference but definitely not a whole playset. This is because he is a bit high on the curve in terms of his mana cost, but he can be very useful regardless.
Fleecemane Lion - 3/3 beater for 1G and 1W and it can become indestructible and hexproof by late game so it can't leave the battlefield. You can't go wrong with running a playset.
Grizzled Leotau - If you want to play more defensively and basically have a wall in a cat, run this. But I wouldn't use more than one or two at most.
Qasali Ambusher - Hands down my favorite cat card. Free card when your opponent declares attackers, and it can block flyers on a 2/3 body. Easily run four of him.
Qasali Pridemage - Artifact and enchantment removal with exalted on a 2/2 body. Extremely versatile and has a lot going for it, run two to four depending on your preference or local meta/who you play with.
Steppe Lynx - For one mana, this can become a big beater with its landfall trigger especially when you have fetchlands such as Windswept Heath. Typically can be a fairly consistent 2/3, and with enough fetches he can be a 4/5 at most unless your playing a deck oriented around it's landfall ability such as Scapeshift for example but note that it is very susceptible to removal and probably can only serve as a chump blocker and die while you're defending. I'd run two at most and as little as none. Just something to keep in mind.
Whitemane Lion - I've seen decks that use this to abuse Qasali Ambusher and enter the battlefield triggers. Not really necessary in this deck how it stands now, but that is a route you can take as well if you're interested.
Wild Nacatl - Another Zoo staple, and the best one drop cat creature in my opinion. At the moment Loam Lion is considerably better than Wild Nacatl in a G/W deck. Nacatl is still good, but proves to excel if you splash red for mountains and that's really when Wild Nacatl gets an edge on Loam Lion to potentially become a 3/3 body by turn two at the earliest with help from shock lands, but is otherwise a 2/2 at most in G/W without red. Regardless, it's an incredible card for one mana and I would run a playset of it either way.
I have other suggestions regarding cards for cat/artifact equipment or lifegain decks if you're interested otherwise I can also help you out when it comes to suggestions for lands and your manabase too. If you're trying to be budget friendly please specify too, because I know decks can get expensive but I have more suggestions in mind if you're on a budget for the build. Oh and I'll try to include some ideal variations of Ajani too because it's apparent that you want to include him.
Anyways, hopefully you feel that my suggestions are useful and that my explanations for using them provided some direction as to where you want to go with it. Feel free to ask me questions any time I'm glad to help.
3 weeks ago
Chandrian thanks for the upvote
Also I'm thinking about removing one Forest and one of the ramp spells for Heliod, God of the Sun and Anointed Procession, since the curve is really low and i never had mana problems during playtesting.
3 weeks ago
+1 from me. Your deck already looks super solid, so not certain if there's really room for switching cards.
Cards I would maybe switch out: Loxodon Smiter (unless there is a lot of discard effects in your group I don't think it's that effective in EDH), Fleecemane Lion is a strong card but doesn't really add anything to your strategy.
But like I said, your list is already solid, so there is no real need to make changes unless you really want to.
4 weeks ago
i noticed you have a lot of one of's and also that this could possibly be a deck built on a budget. what i recommend is investing in some g.w. duals, but you dont need to get the expensive ones yet. start off with canopy vista and/or sunpetal grove. then i would round off the number of some of your cards like Experiment One, that should be a 4 of. same with Loxodon Smiter and Soldier of the Pantheon. also i would look into getting Dryad Militant and Fleecemane Lion. there are some better cards i can tell you about, but they are a little bit more expensive. all cards i told you to get should be budget. hope this was good help.
1 month ago
I would dump all the four drops in the deck and instead run 4 Collected Company and add a land. I would also dump 2 Fleecemane Lion for 2 Scavenging Ooze, taking one from the sideboard. Then, with so much Grave hate mainboard, you can free up another sideboard slot by removing Nihil Spellbomb. Ideally, these two sideboard spots would be for Fulminator Mage, but if you don't have the budget for him Tidehollow Sculler is a nice fit for some more hand disruption.
1 month ago
ODDIOBLENDER Do you think Loxodon Hierarch would be better as a side or mainboard card? Would Heroic Intervention be an adequate substitute? No need to regenerate if its indestructible, right? Plus it's a smaller mana investment. Also, why Watchwolf over Fleecemane Lion?