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Leonin Abunas Discussion
1 month ago
I think your theatrical feline cast is a bit thin and you might want to look over a few potential talents such as Regal Caracal , Adorned Pouncer , Balan, Wandering Knight , Brimaz, King of Oreskos , Jazal Goldmane , Jareth, Leonine Titan , Leonin Abunas , Leonin Shikari , Leonin Warleader , Oreskos Explorer and Raksha Golden Cub to fill out any roles you may have.
1 month ago
Sounds right. I'd try and slot in a Leonin Abunas to help reanimate some 0 drop non-creature artifacts.
Looking more closely at your list, I'd swap out both Jhoira's Familiar and Foundry Inspector. I'd put in Mycosynth Golem instead. It only makes your creatures free, but it shouldn't be much of an issue once you add the Phyrexian Altar as a 3rd mana generator.
Also, maybe swap out the Gold Myr for Mycosynth Wellspring ? Would help filter lands out of your draws.
Speaking of filtering out your draws, I haven't tested it out in my version of Teshar yet, but maybe run the Panorama cards (Esper, Bant and Naya) ? You could also use an Ancient Tomb and I'd swap out Temple of the False God for Shrine of the Forsaken Gods . And finally, an Ash Barrens .
3 months ago
So as I mentioned on twitter. We definitely need more ramp in this deck. My equipment deck ways in somewhere around like 20 or 25 total artifacts, id expect that you end up in similar territory after adding some mana rocks. Worn Powerstone is an absolute staple for me, Smothering Tithe is amazing, and then a handful of the CMC mana rocks are good. Gilded Lotus although slow, I have found helpful for that extra needed mana that you need to move around equipments late in the game. So get your mana ramp count to at least 10, I'm counting 5 right now, but a lot of it is conditional or slow. In limited testing I haven't had great results with Boreas Charger, so I may cut that one, but more testing is needed. Also just noticed sol ring is missing from the list. Highly recommend, its OP.
I think your creature package looks great. Only 2 small changes. Ive never had good success with Hellkite Charger so i would cut that one. It takes 13 mana to cast it, and use the untap combat ability, and doesn't pair well with feast and famine because of the timing of the triggers. So Id cut that one. And I've had mixed results with molten primordial. If there aren't tokens running around everywhere it can be really good, but the second there is chump blockers it loses a lot of value. For 1 extra mana you can play insurrection, which easily kills 1 or more players when Aurelia is play. So if you need that effect I would look toward Insurrection . It can be nice to have an Leonin Abunas or Indomitable Archangel especially if theres a lot of removal in your meta, but its not entirely necessary...just something to think about. Also its not really on theme, but I just really like Iroas with Aurelia. Together they have 6 devotion, so very easy to get into creature form, and attacking with it twice just puts a hurting on opponents. Again not necessary, but i just like it as sort of a separate avenue of attack. Oh and I would add in a Kazuul's Toll Collector the free equip is really nice.
I think you want to cut just a few spells from the deck as well. My votes would be Dawn Charm and Wild Ricochet . Ive never been able to live the dream on wild ricochet and if its in your hand, 4 tends to be a lot to hold up. Dawn charm is just a bit redundant with comeuppance and teferis, and i don't know that you need all 3.
Now with all of this stuff, if there are things specific to your meta it may makes sense to keep some of them. A large portion of my testing was in the MTGO meta which has its quirks.
A few other interesting cards to think about. Ive seen people run Nahiri, the Lithomancer , Daretti, Scrap Savant , and Goblin Welder as other ways to get artifacts back. There also the crazy expensive one from antiquities, agrivian something or other. Any of these could potentially be better in the Daring Archeologist spot just something to think about.
Land base, things are in good shape. Although I would cut, temple of the false god for a basic plains. I have run out of plains with sword of the animist and emeria shepherd and that makes me very sad. Or you could replace it with a spinerock knoll, a card I've come to like a lot recently.
A few other things to think about. I didn't see a lot of double strike. I really like Silverblade Paladin and Duelist's Heritage , makes it really easy to be lethal or generate tons of value with equipment triggers.
But otherwise I really like everything. The mana ramp is the big change, and everything else is just some small tweaks.
Also theres a few cards I've been looking at for a while, but since i haven't been running this build of Aurelia I haven't been able to test. Let me know how Lapse of Certainty , Settle the Wreckage and Rebuff the Wicked are working for you. They are cards I always look at, just haven't had a chance to use them yet. Anyway hope this helps! Heres my list, its a bit outdated now, but still relatively close to where it should be https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/aurelia-weapons-of-war/
3 months ago
A few other recommendations while I have some spare time
- Brimaz, King of Oreskos
- Leonin Relic-Warder
- Lost Leonin
- Adorned Pouncer
- Stalking Leonin
- Leonin Warleader
- Leonin Abunas
Remember that with double strike, Arahbo's +3/+3 effectively becomes +6/+6.
4 months ago
I'd definitely run Darksteel Citadel for sure. I would also cut the interactive cards like Pacifism , Path to Exile , Leonin Abunas and Lightning Bolt for more artifacts to sac to kci, specifically ones that can draw cards like Chromatic Star , Chromatic Sphere , Terrarion , and Mind Stone . They are good things to sac to kci because they keep drawing through the deck. I've also seen lists that run Pia's Revolution which was pretty powerful.
4 months ago
Great, I have built it and it's lots of fun. I made some changes based on my matches.
Krosan Verge - put Mutavault instead.
Helm of Kaldra
Mask of Avacyn
Sword of Kaldra
Masterwork of Ingenuity - I don't have it, will buy.
Asceticism - I don't have it and put Privileged Position instead.
Leonin Abunas - Privileged Position can protect kitties' toys.
Prowling Serpopard - I haven't seen someone counter kitties, so I put other things.
Raksha Golden Cub - Too big, I put Taj-Nar Swordsmith instead.
Steppe Lynx - I prefer Loam Lion, Steppe Lynx needs landfall.
Hunting Cheetah - I don't have it, will buy.
Teferi's Protection - I don't have it, will buy.
5 months ago
I've used Karmic Justice in the past as a removal deterrent, but it's useless against exiling removal.
5 months ago
Tutors are always a good option, but I didn't add any because of the strong card draw engine that is possible through the KCI basis. The protection is something I forgot about mostly, because most of the permanents are expendable. There is Avacyn, Angel of Hope and Darksteel Forge, but adding more protection is never bad. Beside counterspells in white, like Rebuff the Wicked, Dawn Charm, or even Warping Wail, I think blink spells could be used, such as Cloudshift, but I'm not a fan of such protection without an Isochron Scepter. Beside that, theres no extra value gained from them. I wouldn't use Whispersilk Cloak since it gives your creature shroud, but instead stick whit hexproof with Mask of Avacyn or Swiftfoot Boots. You can even go a step further and add an Leonin Abunas, but I think the deck doesn't need too much protection, beside the combo.
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