Creature — Cat
Cats you control have protection from Rats. (They can't be blocked, targeted, or dealt damage by Rats.)
At the beginning of your end step, target opponent creates a 1/1 black Rat creature token with deathtouch.
Whenever a Rat dies, put a +1/+1 counter on each Cat you control.
Hungry Lynx Discussion
1 week ago
Spirits First of all, I can't help but be a little flattered that someone likes one of my decklist to the point where they take influence from it, so thank you very much indeed. You're comment certainly looks like it could help me out!
In an effort to keep the curve for cats relatively low, I haven't really tested Felidar Sovereign, although I have considered him. I think he defiantly makes sense, as giving lifelink on a massive creature should allow you to keep yourself over 40, as I've been as high as 82 life with this before. If you can think of what it could possibly replace then give me a shout!
I haven't actually been able to play Godsend much if I'm honest, but I think the exile effect is quite useful for when you don't have access to trample. That said, maybe another trample-granting card would be a better choice on reflection.
I personally have had great success with Hungry Lynx. I totally understand what your saying though, and on top of that I'd argue that putting counters "on each cat you control" is not really what an Arahbo deck wants to do. However, possibly the expendable nature of tokens, I find they die pretty often.
I'll have to reply to the rest later, I'm currently needing my bed ahaha. Thanks again!
1 week ago
Noticed you have Lifelink, like Basilisk Collar/Loxodon Warhammer/Ajani, Mentor of Heroes/Etc. Why no Felidar Sovereign do you find you dont get over that 40 life barrier? Just interested, I was thinking of running him as an alternate-win con.
Does Godsend do enough work for it's High CMC? I originally thought about it, but it doesn't stop Commanders because they never get exiled by it, and Commander as it is, unless you run up against a heavy unburial deck does it do much else?
How have you found Hungry Lynx, I keep looking at him and thinking nope, when rats die awesome, but what if I load up my opponents with deathtouch rates, they remove the Hungry Lynx now I'm walking my cats into 1/1 deathtouch that I provided them, that sucks.
Oreskos Explorer being green and ramping, you usually have more lands than opponents? Is it worth the risk of not drawing him turn 1-4 where he might be viable?
Suprised to see Sylvan Reclamation, with so much artifact/enchantment control, Aura Shards, Qasali Slingers, Return to Dust etc, this one is HIGH CMC, but I'm guessing you just Cycle it and move on for the CMC2, and if you need it, then you have it?
I noticed ZendikariWol posted about Howling Mine and Alms Collector and Rites of Flourishing, I haven't posted on the community, but my gut tells me that doesn't work. Drawing an "additional" card, is not the same as "would draw two or more". I stand to be corrected but, Alms Collector with check on the turn draw, only 1 ok nothing, check on resolving the Howling Mine triggered ability, only 1 ok nothing, same for Rites of Flourishing. A Wheel of Fortune or Blue Sun's Zenith for sure there he makes his mark, but I think ZendikariWol assessment is incorrect.
I've had success with Rhonas the Indomitable, he is 5/5 Indestructible/Deathtouch for CMC3 and can always attack with ANY cat on the board. Although, he is not a Cat, he can give a Cat trample if it's blocked.
No Sylvan Library?
2 weeks ago
Decided to make a few more edits. After some consideration I have removed Raksha Golden Cub and Hungry Lynx. The former is just too expensive and designed more for a wide strategy. I felt replacing him with Sun Titan nets better survivability. Lynx is out for the sake that I can't easily kill the rat tokens it makes, and would need to deal with them once the lynx dies. It has been replaced with Oreskos Explorer for possible Ramp.
Equipment-wise, after thinking long and hard about it I have removed Sword of Body and Mind and Sword of Feast and Famine. The Protection from Green just stops Arahbo, Roar of the World's ability from triggering. While the other protections may make for an unblockable, untargetable threat with cool abilities, I feel the nonbos of the cards just fail.
I have instead added in Sword of Vengeance and Trepanation Blade. The former adds a buff and several relevant keywords and works in tandem with Arahbo to make a pretty good threat, but not as imposing as one with a Sword. The latter equipment I feel (after much thought) just might work. At its absolute worst it removes a land and gives +1/+0. All other times it does that and more, maybe even removing a wincon or two. Graveyard recursion may love this, so that's a downside, especially against Meren or Sheoldred, so it's definitely one that can be upgraded later when something better comes along. Was considering Loxodon Warhammer, but I like the idea of milling lands and wincons.
1 month ago
Some solid cards you could consider are these Felidar Cub, Adorned Pouncer, Pride Sovereign, Regal Caracal, Felidar Sovereign, Chameleon Colossus, Mirror Entity, Hungry Lynx, Path to Exile, Swords to Plowshares, Auramancer, Rancor, Eldrazi Conscription, Song of the Dryads, and Grasp of Fate.
A few weaker cards you could consider cutting are Staff of the Sun Magus, Wily Bandar, Wall of Essence, Totem-Guide Hartebeest, Leafcrown Dryad, Armored Ascension, Karametra's Favor, and Pariah.