Creature — Cat
Prevent all damage that would be dealt to Glittering Lynx.
(2): Until end of turn, Glittering Lynx loses "Prevent all damage that would be dealt to Glittering Lynx." Any player may play this ability.
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Glittering Lynx Discussion
5 months ago
I do not like Pouncing Jaguar , the echo is just too annoying and plenty of 1 drop cats exist. Glittering Lynx , Charmed Stray , etc. Pendelhaven tends to be better than a forest for these cards as well.
Lost Leonin can result in earlier kills than any cat opening and dramatic boosts from Duelist's Heritage and Silverblade Paladin similarly speed up kills. Combined with Lost Leonin you can occasionally steal a turn 3 kill. You might find Rhonas the Indomitable
Life's Legacy and Hunter's Insight create a remarkable amount of advantage and Lifecrafter's Bestiary is surprisingly effective, the scry is surprisingly strong for the deck given its natural redundancy issues and the draws just build up advantage.
Krosan Vorine is nice creature removal that happens to be a cat. You seem to be avoiding creature-based spot removal, which I find surprising to the extent you aren't even running Swords to Plowshares , which I guess was an intentional meta call.
A higher-curved call like Regal Caracal seems a bit slow for cat plays, I'd prefer The Great Henge , where a 5 power cat, (original power of 2 with Arahbo boost), gets it to be a 5 drop, or even a 4 drop with 6 power from those 3 original powered cats, etc.
5 months ago
Nifty list. I don't have the cards or meta that you do, playing a more casual styled meta, and I play 1 v 1 30 life commander, so my list is very different, though in many cases I can see why we have different cards. But there are some things that I am curious about and I do have some suggestions. Hopefully you find some of them helpful.
Pouncing Jaguar has 2 power for a 1 drop cat, but 1 mana echo seems very annoying. Steppe Lynx may need landfall, but I imagine in the early turns this is achievable and you can save your mana for other things. Given your artifact hate I imagine players will trigger Leonin Elder often enough to give little life boosts. Glittering Lynx can also be randomly annoying for a 1 drop cat. Sure, they aren't 2 power starters, but at the start neither is Leonin Vanguard , which you run as an early game pressure card.
Do you love your life so much for your lifegain plan to use Spirit Loop ? I'm not sure I'd use a card with little other purpose. Given your buffs standards Battle Mastery seems ok, Silverblade Paladin should be a favorite, a creature to tutor for combos with cats, especially Lost Leonin , is good alongside its own 2/2 double strike frame. Grafted Wargear is nice, though I suppose with artifact removal the drawback stings, though it can't be much worse than a combat tricked creature removal on king of the pride. Still, grafted is faster than Heirloom Blade .
Pendelhaven is a better forest in most cases, a free 1 power boost in addition to being an untapped green source. I have enjoyed Mutavault as getting under the radar as a cat land. For ramp is burning a and to draw so good to use it over nature's lore or an artifact like Arcane Signet , even with your artifact hate out?
Skyhunter Skirmisher eats life quickly, though as a 3 drop that needs Arahbo to sink into it you might find it slow and weak to removal's tempo. Rhonas serves as such 3 drop support with a bit of added mana sink damage. As far as swarm boosts go Metallic Mimic is an early game 2 drop cat option that rewards swarming multiple cats.
1 year ago
Hey, I also don't have a Arahbo deck, but to take more advantage of eminence (+3/+3 for a Cat) my advice is to keep the mana curve low. Mostly one and two drop Cats, some three drops, couple of four drops and top the curve at five drop Regal Caracal and Arahbo:
Here's an example:
- Loam Lion
- Wild Nacatl
- Savannah Lions
- Jungle Lion
- Steppe Lynx
- Scythe Leopard
- Sacred Cat
- Trained Caracal
- Glittering Lynx
- Fleecemane Lion
- Qasali Pridemage
- Adorned Pouncer
- Metallic Mimic
- Leonin Arbiter
- Leonin Skyhunter
- Ajani's Pridemate
- Leonin Relic-Warder
- Brimaz, King of Oreskos
- Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist
- Skyhunter Skirmisher
- Pride Sovereign
- Mirri, Cat Warrior
- Alms Collector
- Jazal Goldmane
- Leonin Warleader
- Regal Caracal
1 year ago
2 years ago
Here are some cats you should consider adding: Adorned Pouncer, Brimaz, King of Oreskos, Enlightened Ascetic, Felidar Cub, Glittering Lynx, Krosan Vorine, Leonin Abunas, Lost Leonin, Pride Sovereign, Regal Caracal, Sacred Cat, Skyhunter Skirmisher, and Trained Caracal.
2 years ago
Cards to cut
ajani's pridemate - just a bigish dude, I think this could be better as a 1 drop anything
ajani's sunstriker - I think Trained Caracal is better
Jareth, leonine titan - too expensive CMC
jazal goldmane - expensive overrun, might be worth keeping in after you lower the curve a lot. I'd keep an eye on it to see if it preforms
sunspear skikari - there should be another cat you can run that dosen't need another card to be good
wily bandar - might be better as Glittering Lynx, force your opponents to pay mana to kill it instead of you paying to save it
I think the preconstructed deck added lots of ramp that you might not need, so maybe cut some of the ramp?
sigarda's aid - i think you've already cut this, I still think it's not great
mirari's wake - you're not ramping into anything really huge anymore, not sure it's nessary anymore
nissa's pilgrimage - cultivate and kodama's reach are better.
traverse the outlands - big ramp spell to play your 1-3 CMC cats? Great card, but i think it's better in another style of deck
door of destinies - i think you wanna run out your little cats early, kinda blunting the effectivness of this card
grappling hook - costs so much to play and equip
sword of the animist - minimal stat boost, might be upgraded to some other equipment
kindred summons - make sure you play as an instant or you might get blown up by a wrath.
white sun's zenith - we're cutting a lot of ramp, making this less good
get more basics in here!
cut saltcrusted steppe
I really hope to see this deck wrecking the table soon and I think with some changes it will be!!!
2 years ago
some cats to think about
Adorned Pouncer Definitly
Leonin Skyhunter Definitly
Pride Sovereign Definitly
Skyhunter Skirmisher Definitly
Regal Caracal Definitly
Nacatl War-Pride Definitly
2 years ago
More expensive additions:
Things to cut: