Grizzled Leotau


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Alara Reborn Common

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Grizzled Leotau

Creature — Cat

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Grizzled Leotau Discussion

Flagellum on Doran's Spring: 'Tis the Season of Big Butts

2 months ago

MagicalHacker: Should I attempt to squeeze in Guiltfeeder? What's funny with him in a Doran deck is he deals double damage, once if he isn't blocked depending on how many cards are in someone's GY and then 4 damage due to Doran's ability. Not the greatest early game but can itself be a finisher. I've NO idea what to take out though. Spidersilk Armor?


Grizzled Leotau: Vanilla

Disowned Ancestor: vanilla

Yoked Ox: vanilla

Tasseled Dromedary: vanilla

Blessed Orator: buff is lackluster.

Kitsune Loreweaver: vanilla, lackluster/conditional mana sink.

Loxodon Wayfarer: vanilla.


Noetic Scales: more high power creature punishment.

Tangle Angler: wincon

Yotian Soldier: vigilance baby!

Raving Dead: wincon (aka Quietus Spike with legs).

Solidarity: wincon

Standing Troops: vigilance

Selvala, Explorer Returned: draw and ramp.

Flagellum on Doran's Spring: 'Tis the Season of Big Butts

2 months ago

Thank you MagicalHacker!

I perused the list you linked and have found some goodies that were appealing. To keep the curve tight so I'm dropping a critter or two a turn I've opted for the 3 CMC guys listed unless the effect was too good.

Mentor might make his way in. Shirei is interesting but my creatures lack ETB effects.

Possible Includes

Myr Welder: a 1/4 for 3CMC. Offers artifact gy hate and could be quite useful if it stwals the right ability.

Order of Whiteclay: Sun Titan's lil bro. Not as good with vigilance.

Orzhov Advokist: this plays into my anti-power control element. If they keep pumping their best threats then they will stay tapped. Also acts as a deterrent.

Palace Guard: just a decent effect.

Raving Dead: this guy should probably be in the deck. Great with or without evasion. Doran makes him an effective 6/6.

Sanctum Guardian: nice little protection against big splashy spells or critters.

Scholar of Athreos: late game mana sink?

Selvala, Explorer Returned: ramp and card draw on a 2/4. Pretty decent

Standing Troops: bc vigilance with Doran is hilarious

Vampire Envoy: evasive beater with negligent lifegain.

Village Bell-Ringer: gives my guys pseudo vigilance

Yotian Soldier: vigilance beater

Task Force: infinite toughness with Lightning Greaves and another random critter.

Tangle Angler: Priests of Norn v2.0.

Vanilla/Possible Cuts

Yoked Ox

Tasseled Dromedary

Grizzled Leotau

Disowned Ancestor

Kitsune Loreweaver

Loxodon Wayfarer

Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper

Tower Defense/Bar the Door: cute overrun effects. Could win the game in the right setup. Iffy on cutting.

While Kami of Old Stone and Indomitable Ancients are vanilla, the value they carry outweighs that fact.

Flagellum on Doran's Spring: 'Tis the Season of Big Butts

2 months ago

Vanilla beaters are, but their low CMC/high toughness creates value with Doran. It also can work to our advantage: who wants to counter a Grizzled Leotau? But for us its a 2 drop 5/5. Believe me, I know what your saying but unfortunately there isn't a whole lot of high toughness, low power, non-vanillas that don't cost CMC-wise an arm and a leg.

irisfibers on Doran Siege Tower EDH

4 months ago

You should add more cards to keep your general on the field, cause the current strategy just falls apart when Doran leaves the field. Also theres a couple of equipments/spells that are amazing with the shaman... For example:

Eland Umbra, Alpha Authority, Aspect of Mongoose, Canopy Cover, Tower Defense (for the win), Lightning Greaves, Meekstone (really good control), Slagwurm Armor, Shape the Sands

Also a couple of creatures you could think about:

Sporecap Spider (or for that matter most spiders), Skinshifter, Lagonna-Band Trailblazer, Grizzled Leotau

elitestgen on Fort Yggdrasil

5 months ago

Feels light on land. 34 lands, no artifact ramp, 3.5 CMC at the time of this comment.

I don't really like using things like Wakestone Gargoyle / Assault Formation, if they work well for you by all means. But there are some high toughness fatties you may want to consider that don't have defender, and would not depend on those cards. You have 14 cards with defender, very few of which can inflict any real damage. And without one of those "removes defender" enables are just rattlesnakes that people will only swing into when they know they can win. But there are loads of creatures which would not need to depend on those cards.

Some popular creatures that are not included in your list at the moment: Indomitable Ancients, Grizzled Leotau, Sapling of Colfenor, Trostani, Selesnya's Voice, Nyx-Fleece Ram, Treefolk Harbinger.

Other things for big butts: Crackdown, Slagwurm Armor, Retribution of the Meek, Fell the Mighty, Wave of Reckoning. I see you have included a bit of the anti-power package already with Marble Titan and Meekstone.

So, there is my random Doran feedback rant. For a long time I had the idea that I was going to build a wall Doran deck. But not having blue killed that dream Fog Bank, Wall of Kelp, Wall of Denial, etc. In my Doran deck I just used a lot of fat butts, anti-toughness cards, and had a minor treefolk tribal theme because it helped with draw and protecting Doran. Love me some Doran. <3

Dennis14 on Abzan Doran Assault (Treebeard)

7 months ago

Those 4-drops are really slow and don't help win the game any quicker so I wouldn't use them (they are probably EDH cards at best, Trostani is actually very good there).

Also, the deck is playing Collected Company and shouldn't use any 4-drops anyway.

Orator of Ojutai is a weak 2-drop and can't be "aggro" because of "defender" which means it can't attack without Assault Formation in play, which also requires to pay each time which is very mana-inefficient.

Other than Nyx-Fleece Ram and Spellskite the best 2-drop for this deck imho is Grizzled Leotau.
A flexible card like Skinshifter can be decent too (as a 1/2x-of).

Dennis14 on Abzan Doran Assault (Treebeard)

9 months ago

Nice deck!

I'm working on a similar deck at the moment after it was featured on "Mtggoldfish" and seemed like a blast to play.

Some suggestions for your build:

  1. I would go with Path to Exile over Ranger's Guile to clear away blockers or deal with faster decks (Suicide Zoo, Affinity and Infect).
    And you already have 4x Spellskite which provide the necessary protection.
  2. Wall of Omens is useful but being unable to attack without Assault Formation is a liability if you try to win as quickly as possible.
    I would go with Grizzled Leotau or the cheaper Disowned Ancestor instead.Another option is Skinshifter which can be useful without Doran (or A.Formation) or a huge threat with him
  3. Lingering Souls ia really good in this deck to buy time against aggressive decks or win in the air with Tower Defense.
  4. With CoCo you could probably play some more 3-drops to get more value, like:
    Anafenza, the Foremost, Courser of Kruphix and Loxodon Smiter.

Btw, here is my build -

I would be interested in any feedback or suggestions for the deck.

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