Legendary Creature — Zombie God
Whenever you cast a creature spell, create a 4/4 black Zombie Warrior creature token with vigilance.
When God-Eternal Oketra is put into the graveyard or exile from the battlefield, you may put it into its owner's library third from the top.
|Have (2)||GeminiSpartanX , abby315|
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|War of the Spark (WAR)||Mythic Rare|
|Promo Set (000)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
God-Eternal Oketra Discussion
1 week ago
By the unfocused behalf, it's like your deck makes tokens yes, It likes things dying with cruel celebrant yes. But I don't see a focus on like a specific type of token so you can build off of that. Exmaple you generate cats, vampire, and Zombie tokens. That's cool (Btw this themed black and white deck is what I started on when I first started playing magic and one of my favorite archetypes so I hold it very near and dear in my heart.) But I feel as if all these tokens don't achieve much on their own. So why not Switch maybe Death Baron for something like Benalish Marshal So now we don't have to change the token style much but everything even your non-token creatures are getting some love. Harder to cast? Sure, and if that's your argument for not getting it, that's entirely okay!
Next, Magic the gathering has an incredibly large card pool so you'll play and collect for years and still learn about new cards regularly. But why not something like Mentor of the Meek over Inspiring Commander? Yeah you have to invest more but why not have your late game be investing with mentor as a curve rather than doing it suuuuper late in the game with inspiring commander? Yeah, you do lose out of lifegain but I'd say you mostly have plenty.
Lastly, with all this lifegain you do have even assuming you decide to swap out Inspiring Commander with Mentor. I feel as if putting that life gain to use passively is a great way to go about it. A card like Bloodthirsty Aerialist or even Ajani's Pridemate seem like they would be creatures having your opponent's trembling in their boots! (Or grocs) Pair that up with something like Gift of Immortality And even a card I'm fond of so biased like Fountain of Renewal and you may just get a scoop if they already lost to it the first match. To answer your last question yes, I do think God-Eternal Oketra and Anointed Procession Would go a long way in this deck. Double all my tokens I'm spawning with Oketra, Elenda, Leonin, and Open the Graves? Yes Please! Spawn a 4/4 zombie to get buffed by Benalish Marshal and/or Death Baron, for every time I cast a creature spell? Yes please. I mean if you really have to resort to it you can get Oketra to combo off herself. Throw the first one down cast the second causing the first to spawn a token. Kill one off cause of the legendary rule. Now she lets you throw her back in your library to rinse and repeat. Not the best combo no, but a usuable one none the less! Teysa Karlov may interest you? Not a lot of synergy here no, but getting elenda, open the graves, or even cruel celebrant to proc twice across the board sounds like so much fun too me. That and the juicy token buff from her, AWESOME, My discord if you ever need to get in touch is Skylee#0240. I'd love to help more with this or any other deck.
2 weeks ago
I agree with Neurosis almost entirely. If you do head a little bit more down the zombie route and what seems to fit the deck is maybe consider God-Eternal Oketra? Even some Anointed Processions? Oketra adds some hard hitting zombies, Procession let's you double any tokens and token related cards you decide to keep (Don't know your budget or whatever so depending on what you are willing or wanting to spend I got a few cards in mind to make this deck a little more focused really.) Otherwise I like the deck I see basically what you do and I approve but seems to lack just a wee bit of focus.
3 weeks ago
PourOverBro21 So I had done some more thinking about your deck and a couple things have stuck out to me.
I have no good idea on what to do with your deck. The concept of creatures and wrath effects are such opposing directions that it is really hard to know which way to go. Leaning one way or another will leave you open to different things. The best thing I can suggest for now would be to attend a couple of events as a spectator and just see what people are playing. The lgs workers may be able to give you some clues on that as well. Knowing what you'll be facing will be the easiest way to know what to plan for.
Are you opposed to a major rework of the deck. I'm thinking that it might be better to focus on creatures with a couple wraths or the opposite. I'm leaning towards the latter.
Creatures and small number of wraths: If you want to pursue this route, it might be easier to run spot removal instead of wraths. Cards like Path to Exile are format staples that enable you to keep your entire board presence while impacting theirs. Another couple options along this route would be Declaration in Stone and Winds of Abandon. If you do want to keep the full destruction wraths then cards like Aether Vial can give you some flexibility on when you put your creatures in play. This could allow you to have all your mana for a wrath and drop a Dauntless Escort for example on the same turn. Or there is always Wurmcoil Engine which could be blown up without much drawback. God-Eternal Oketra is probably also worth considering for the ability to improve your board and be recastable.
Wraths and a few creatures: In this path you could try to make grand arbiter work as more of a lockdown type card. You could compliment him with cards such as Gideon Blackblade to allow for recurring wrath protection. You could also open try things like Single Combat as a potential wrath as well. God-Eternal Oketra would not be as powerful as in the creature version, but might still be worth considering as well.
I don't have either of these ideas fully thought out but it might give you some perspective on what you could do.
3 weeks ago
BRG24Turban thank you all for the recommendations! I added 2x Feline Sovereign and 3x Kaheera, the Orphanguard and got rid of Watchers of the Dead and Metallic Mimic. This is even better since I can use Kaheera, the Orphanguard as a companion with all cats in my deck.
I will keep Heroes' Reunion regardless of what so many people have said. Why do so many people hate fog and lifegain cards? I find them very useful! Just three of those cards give 21 life, which is as much as the starting amount... For that, considering that the main currency in this game is life points, it's pretty important.
I'm also keeping Oketra the True over God-Eternal Oketra because the former is indestructible, and the latter is without indestructible. Plus, from all of the times I've played with this deck, I've always had enough people on the battlefield to play her in the turn I can cast her.
Valorous Stance is an amazing card for its cost and ability to take down a T-rex! I've used it so many times against heavy hitter cards. Unless you can find me a green or white hand-control card, I think this card would be best.
I'm not worried about artifact removal. If they want to go artifact removal heavy, they will find only Oketra's Monument! And that card isn't really that important!
3 weeks ago
Hello there, really nice deck. With all the new cats released in M21, I have a few suggestions, along with some older cards you may have missed.
Fleecemane Lion is a very strong cat, being aggressively statted and with the potential to become a major problem for you opponent if it ever becomes monstrous. I would 100% recommend you include this if you’re looking to aggressively threaten your opponent’s life total.
In a similar vein, Bronzehide Lion might also be quite nice, having the same stat line and the ability easily protect itself, or other creatures later on. Not as strong as Fleecemane, but maybe worth considering.
New from M21, Feline Sovereign is a nice lord for your board, as well as giving incidental artifact hate which could prove to be important in some matchups.
Kaheera, the Orphanguard is another lord that seems very good here, potentially even as companion if you want to make the necessary changes to facilitate it. The vigilance she gives is pretty significant too, making a lot of your attacks safer, although you would lose synergy on Oreskos Sun Guide.
With Anointed Procession, another nice token producer might be Cubwarden. Since all your creatures are cats, you can mutate onto anything, and then you’re getting a massive amount of value from it, especially if you have any sort of lord on the field. Also works really well with Adorned Pouncer, since you would then have a 3/5 double striker, which is pretty good.
Prowling Serpopard is another very solid cat, especially into control matchups. At the very least should make the sideboard to be able to combat control and cut off lots of their options.
Keeper of Fables could be an interesting alternative top-end for the deck, you are lacking quite badly in the card draw department, so could be necessary to be able to compete in more drawn out games.
Garrison Cat might be another good one-drop, although might not be better the what you already have. However, if you want to push a more aggressive strategy it could help towards that.
Brimaz, King of Oreskos is another brilliant cat, although is slightly pricier as a result. Rewards you for playing both aggressively and defensively, and gives great value when paired with Anointed Procession. If you can afford him, I feel he is a must for any cat strategy.
With this type of strategy, one of the major weaknesses will always be board wipes, so I’d recommend either Heroic Intervention (although may be a little expensive) or Unbreakable Formation. Formation can be particularly useful since it can also be used offensively to finish off your opponent.
If we are running Ajani's Pridemate, why not run a planeswalker that makes them as well. Ajani, Strength of the Pride feels very strong here, both making Pridemates, working well again with Procession, capitalising on the large board that this deck hopefully gets by bolstering your life, and also having an emergency board wipe for if your opponent gets too far ahead on board. Plus, Ajani is really on flavour for any cats deck.
Similarly, Ajani, the Greathearted will work well with the go wide strategy by pumping all your creatures, plus the vigilance anthem is nice and lifegain can help in a pinch.
If you’re adding any of these cards, you will of course have to make some cuts, and here are my thoughts on what you could remove.
Heroes' Reunion should get out of the deck really quickly. Pure lifegain cards are not as powerful as incidental lifegain on cards with additional effects, even in decks entirely built around the concept of gaining life, which this deck is not. It synergises with one card of which you aren’t even running a full play set (Ajani's Pridemate), so it should not have a place in your deck.
Similarly, I feel that Oreskos Sun Guide is not a card that you want here. The deck feels like it wants to play quite aggressively, and for its cost there are so many cards that do that far better, like Fleecemane Lion, for example. It’s effect is a slow and unreliable form of lifelink and it’s body isn’t great, so I would replace it quite quickly as well.
Watchers of the Dead feels much more like a sideboard card to me. There are lots of decks where the graveyard hate will be meaningless, and so you’re left with a vanilla 2/2 that can be killed by artifact removal. Also, lots of decks will only care about a few cards in their graveyards, and so they would be able to keep them there when you activate the ability. At the minimum I would move this to the sideboard, or ideally replace it there with some more reliable graveyard hate like Tormod's Crypt or Grafdigger's Cage.
While a flavour win and a powerful card, Oketra the True, doesn’t feel great here. She doesn’t benefit from any of your lords, and neither do the tokens she creates. There are more synergistic four-drops that you have access to, so I feel like Oketra should be dropped. However, if you are dead-set on playing the cat god, I would say that you play God-Eternal Oketra instead, the card is just so much more powerful.
Pride Sovereign I find can be an awkward card. It’s a valuable token producer and can be huge creature that is difficult to deal with, but the exert is just too clunky and inefficient, so I would cut down to only a two-of.
Personally, I’m not sold on Valorous Stance or Blessed Alliance. Alliance works well with Pride Sovereign, but since I’d recommend cutting down on the card and pushing for more vigilance cards, the untapping doesn’t feel as strong. The protection from Stance is strictly worse than that of Heroic Intervention, and Dromoka's Command is better removal, so I would cut both Stance and Alliance.
Finally, if you are considering running Kaheera, the Orphanguard as your companion, then unfortunately Metallic Mimic would need to go. Even if you don’t do that, I’d consider cutting down to only two, since double drawing feels sort of bad as they don’t get the benefits of your lords and buffs.
I know that this is very long, but hopefully this is of help to you. Good luck with the deck.
3 weeks ago
2 months ago
slayingmatt1234 I love God-Eternal Oketra, seems like a great payoff in this deck! I never thought about enchantments instead of instants and sorceries for devotion, but that makes sense. Thanks for the advice!
Benwatts14 I am sure I have a Rampant Growth and Farseek lying around, so I will look for that. Emeria Shepherd seems like a slam dunk and is only $1, I will definitely look for that one this weekend! I'll look at your list later too, thanks for sharing!
2 months ago
Hey, big Karametra fan myself, here's a bunch of great cards for her: Any creature that bounces itself on entry, like Whitemane Lion and Stonecloaker work great. Gives you free lands and triggers when Karametra is out. To go with that, God-Eternal Oketra a great on-creature-cast card out there and is worth getting.
Besides that, just generally having enchantments over other cards that don't give devotion is always good for turning on your theros gods. Having white gives you O-ring effects in Stasis Snare, Cast Out, etc you can use as removal. Green gives you enrampments like Omen of the Hunt and mana doublers. Once you have enough you can even splash some enchantresses like Eidolon of Blossoms to improve consistency. Hope this helps!