Hungry Lynx

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Rare

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Tokens

Hungry Lynx

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

MrPiesGuy on Cats tribal

6 months ago

Hungry Lynx isn't modern legal; commander, masters etc don't automatically enter modern or standard when they release unless they are in a 'proper set' e.g. Ixalan or Guilds of Ravnica.

Flooremoji on What does tuned Arahbo look ...

7 months ago

Hungry Lynx is one of the best cats, but I don't think that ARotW is a great commander. Many of the cats are underpowered, and GW isn't the best EDH color combination.

babushkasara on Kittens into Lions

9 months ago

Cascading Cataracts seems unnecessary in a two color deck, unless it's included because CATaracts in which case, carry on. Charge and Pride of Conquerors both seem better than Inspired Charge.

Revitalize is...not a good card, especially for EDH. It just doesn't have a big enough impact to merit a card slot. Likewise for Root Snare - fog effects aren't worthwhile unless you take advantage of them in some way which this deck does not.

Beneath the Sands could be replaced with Cultivate -two lands for the same cmc. I'd look into more ramp as well, you probably want to aim for around 10 sources and I think I count 6-7 right now.

You ABSOLUTELY need some more removal. A Day of Judgment or Rout would be great. Even a Martial Coup to rebuild your tokens. Disenchant or Naturalize for enchantments and artifacts, Beast Within for other pesky things.

If you're playing Oath of Ajani, consider adding some Ajani planeswalkers! Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants adds counters to multiple creatures and Ajani, Caller of the Pride could ult into lots of cats.

You don't currently have much in the way of +1/+1 counter synergies as far as I could see so you might want to find some more sources of the counters. Hungry Lynx is a good option.

Cards I'd remove:

  • Beneath the Sands
  • Revitalize
  • Root Snare
  • Inspired Charge
  • Luxa River Shrine
  • Filigree Familiar
  • Longtusk Cub - no way to make more energy
  • Oreskos Swiftclaw - there's better cats
  • Riparian Tiger - energy dependent

Cards I'd Add:

  • Charge
  • Pride of Conquerors
  • Cultivate
  • Rishkar's Expertise - great card draw
  • Huatli, Radiant Champion - can easily be emblemed for card draw
  • Day of Judgment
  • Rout
  • Naturalize
  • Disenchant
  • Ajani, Caller of the Pride
  • Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants
  • Hungry Lynx

Spirits on Kick Ass Kitty Kats

10 months ago

Hi foxes101,

Do you have a specific budget in mind, Under $40, Under $50?

I do have a $50 budget Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist which is a cat-only tribal deck, Mirri, Little Kid Aggro $50 EDH. Might find some interesting budget ideas in there.

I also have a non-budget Arahbo, Roar of the World, it's still a work-in-process, Arahbo, Xenagos... for Cats EDH

Riptide Replicator seems really awful, it requires for a cat, so your hoping it's at least 5/5 or more, which means the initial cost is =5 + = . That's a terrible conversion. I understand you want to build your board position since your cats pump each other, but Riptide Replicator is not the way to go.

Stir the Pride is way too high a CMC for it's modular (or Entwine) abilities. I would take that one out.

Bloodline Shaman I assume is trying to help the draw, which in turn kind-of helps the Bonehoard as well, so let's go with that for now, but is an Elf, not a cat. Creative budget drawing at least.

Qasali Slingers is a nice control for Artifacts and Enchantments, plus hes a 3/5 reach.

Balan, Wandering Knight might consider, but with only 13 equipment targets, understand why he's not in there.

Jazal Goldmane might be a bit better, because he's 4/4 first strike, but he can pump all the horde of cats.

Beastmaster Ascension feels like 100% necessary in this, to pump all your 1/1 token cats. I think this will be a primary goal for winning in this budget format.

Hunter's Insight is a better draw then some of the "janky" draw mechanics in budget, to a lesser degreeSoul's Majesty / Hunter's Prowess also work but are Sorcery and susceptible to instant removal.

Skyhunter Skirmisher has build in evasion and double strike (cat) if you can get him an Equipment or 2. Rancor?

Crown of Vigor is not every exciting a 1-shot +1/+1, with a static +1/+1 for 1 creature, not fantastic.

Mask of Memory might help with the draw as well.

Hungry Lynx, originally I thought this guy would be amazing, but all he does is create problems (deathtouch rats), and I've never had him successfully pump my cats before being removed. I took him out, mechanic didn't work.

Uktabi Wildcats, this guy only worthwhile if you have 5 Forest, remember, Tranquil Expanse / Selesnya Sanctuary are not forest unless they say "Forest" on them, so with a max size of 11, he's rarely going to be a 5, so no other abilities, not worth the CMC .

Do you not find you get board-wiped and that is the end? I would run at least a couple protections, like Make a Stand or Rootborn Defenses or Dusk (recur all power 2 - 19 targets right now).

Soul Snare is another janky type Condemn, always Oblivion Ring.

Whitemane Lion combos infinite with lost of , but enablers might not work in the budget. There is Infinite creature (several) enablers, Infinite Ramp enablers, etc. Him and Fleetfoot Panther run the show. Could be an interesting way to get some combo going, not sure how combos are viewed in your budget pod.

Lost Leonin can also put some infect pressure on people, but without support (like Silverblade Paladin/Ajani, Caller of the Pride/that white enchantment that gives 1 creature double strike/etc to make him a single hit kill. He's still a 2 hit-Eminence win-con though. Unless no infect allowed, he will eliminate players just with Eminence on occasion. If you can Grappling Hook him or enable doublestrike elsewise (like Raksha Golden Cub). Often he comes out early enough. It's my initial strategy in my Arahbo, Roar of the World but I use mass-creature tutor.

+1.

SirupyTuna on Cats & Rats

1 year ago

A buddy of mine pulled a Leonin Warleader from a 2019 booster and showed it to me. It makes me think a G/W version of this deck would be feasible - maybe even more so than what I've come up with so far, but I have to admit I am very much attached to the idea of combining Hungry Lynx with Crypt Rats, which is also why I haven't made room for Night of Souls' Betrayal. I appreciate the suggestion, though, and have added it to the maybe list for consideration :-)

DrukenReaps on Nazahn Advice (Additions/Removals)

1 year ago

Things that should work well in the deck: Nahiri, the Lithomancer, Aura Shards, Fireshrieker, Worldslayer, Shield of Kaldra, Helm of Kaldra, Sword of Kaldra, Conqueror's Flail, Basilisk Collar, Godsend, Whispersilk Cloak, Quietus Spike, Masterwork of Ingenuity, Sword of Vengeance, Rishkar's Expertise, Open the Vaults, Krosan Grip, Auriok Steelshaper, Armory Automaton, Puresteel Paladin, Stonehewer Giant

Consider removing: Alms Collector, Stalking Leonin, Hungry Lynx, Jazal Goldmane, Leonin Arbiter, Fleecemane Lion, Phantom Nishoba, Temur Sabertooth, White Sun's Zenith, Curse of Bounty, Curse of Vitality

I think some of my suggestions for adding may already be in there but that just tells you they are doubly worth it :P There may be better options then some of what I listed so you might want to take a look here too:

https://edhrec.com/commanders/nazahn-revered-bladesmith

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