Leonin Arbiter

Leonin Arbiter

Creature — Cat Cleric

Players can't search libraries. Any player may pay {{2}} for that player to ignore this effect until end of turn.

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Rare
Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Rare

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Limited Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal

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Leonin Arbiter Discussion

CodeKain on God-Eternal hatebears

2 weeks ago

Really nice list, I love hatebears, heheh.

Unless you are particularly on a budget, I'd advise you to add some other bears, such as Alms Collector, Leonin Arbiter, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Spirit of the Labyrinth, Linvala, Keeper of Silence, and Glowrider.

Suppression Field (hits fetchlands too) and Aura of Silence may also be highly desirable.

For artifacts, you may consider also Damping Sphere to hose storm decks, and Pearl Medallion to reduce the cost of basically everything you play.

Some of them are quite pricey though, I know, but with time this deck will become a force to be reckoned with!

ScionofDankness on Modern 20€ Budget UW Blinky Midrange

2 weeks ago

@Jager43 thank you for the upvote and the suggestions. I do not think that Thalia, Guardian of Thraben or Leonin Arbiter would be a good fit for this deck, as it is not really meant to be a Taxes deck. We also do not have cards like Path to Exile, Ghost Quarter or Field of Ruin etc.. all of which make Leonin Arbiter the powerhouse he is in Modern.

Depending on the price development of Zendikar Rising, i will be looking to add Skyclave Apparition into the deck, as this would provide much needed removal.

Eldrazi Displacer is another card im looking at, as it would upgrade our removal, would allow us to reuse our ETBs etc. but that would require colourless lands and a general restructuring of the manabase. All of which seem hardly possible in a 20€ budget.

Jager43 on Modern 20€ Budget UW Blinky Midrange

2 weeks ago

Nice deck so far! Have you thought about putting Leonin Arbiter in the deck? Might be something to consider, as well as Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, depending on your budget.

RNR_Gaming on Fixing White in EDH

4 weeks ago

Whites strengths come from card quality. You're going to be hard pressed to find a removal spell better than Swords to Plowshares. Its also the best color for those people who like to keep the table honest. Though it's the least played color because most of the pay offs require strategic timing and sequencing. Back when I started playing modern hate bears was part of the metagame and when that deck got the soft locks going or was able to Ghost Quarter a tron land and vial in a Leonin Arbiter it was a sight to behold.

TriusMalarky on Fixing White in EDH

4 weeks ago

DragonSliver9001 I must have mistyped, I meant to add

in the right situations.

For instance, if you have a white weenie deck, and have a board of ~6 power, your opponent is already low. Less than ten. Now, if they've stabilized, you can't really attack. And you got slightly flooded. Well, now you're able to use Castle Ardenvale every turn to keep the game going and prevent it from getting out of reach. Are the tokens going to do the killing? They might help a bit, but mostly no. But are they making sure your board never gets too small even if you topdeck badly? Oh yes.

It's great in or against control. If the opponent doesn't have evasion or trample on their creatures, Castle makes a chump blocker each turn and can literally act as a repeatable Time Warp. Against control, your whole goal is to always have a creature that can get through to deal damage. Castle helps there, too, even if you topdeck badly. Or if you do topdeck well, sometimes it's correct to use Castle.

I've won entire matches off of Ardenvale's back. And not against bad decks either -- it helped leaps and bounds against a competitive Hardened Scales deck in Pioneer when the format was still new. (I didn't win that match, but it was close)

EleshNornsFs enpc personally, the problem is Wizards STOPPED printing the high quality stax and lock and punishment effects. We've got some in Modern... but Pioneer and Standard lose out hard. I mean, it's trivial to build a white weenie deck that wins on turn 4/5 while most of it's threats can eviscerate entire archetype's strategies. Spirit of the Labyrinth? Yep, the hurts Uro and Control in general, and anything with blue. And it's a 2-mana 3/1 that can pile on the hurt. Leonin Arbiter, Ethersworn Canonist, Dryad Militant, and that's not even going into blue or green splashes for Meddling Mage, Unsettled Mariner, Gaddock Teeg and more. But Standard and Pioneer only get the newer, weirder ones that hit planeswalkers specifically, or hate on Escape/commanders, or one or two others that are okayish but not super relevant to the metas.

zapyourtumor on Mono Green Cats (Budget)

1 month ago

Pride Sovereign is great, although its probably more for GW. Feline Sovereign is a lord that also gives you artifact/enchantment removal. Prowling Serpopard is obviously great against any sort of counterspell-playing deck, although a bit expensive. Kaheera, the Orphanguard is also sorta expensive but you can just run one as a companion. Generous Stray isn't as good but its cheap and cantrips.

Some other 2-drop green cats are Feral Prowler and Initiate's Companion. Hungry Lynx is super good, but pretty expensive as well.

You could also maybe add some 1-drop cats like Scythe Leopard, Scythe Tiger, or Wild Nacatl (you'd have to run more colors for that though).

I would suggest going into GW colors. Even though the manabase won't be great with budget constraints you get access to so many more cats: Adorned Pouncer, Brimaz, King of Oreskos ($$$$), Leonin Vanguard, Regal Caracal, King of the Pride (this one is OP), Qasali Ambusher, Ajani's Pridemate (good with Leonin Vanguard, etc. This'll also give you good SB options like Felidar Cub/Qasali Pridemage (not sure if needed with Feline sovereign already removing artifacts/enchantments), Dromoka's Command, Leonin Arbiter, etc.

zapyourtumor on

2 months ago

+1 this gimmick looks really interesting lol. In case you want more library search hate, I suggest Leonin Arbiter. One problem you might run into is that with a 3 color deck, its difficult to have a consistent manabase without fetches.

aholder7 on Abzan

2 months ago

It sounds like you're building an abzan hatebears list. some old cards i recall going in the GW version would include some value generating cards like Voice of Resurgence and Blade Splicer. they played Ghost Quarter and Field of Ruin along side Leonin Arbiter. the way they dealt with it was Aether Vial which could be put to good use here (also was a great way to use Flickerwisp on an opponents turn). BW versions also played eldrazi like Thought-Knot Seer which provided some solid bodies and hate packaged into one card.

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