Leonin Elder

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Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Mirrodin Common

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Leonin Elder

Creature — Cat Cleric

Whenever an artifact enters the battlefield, you may gain 1 life.

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Leonin Elder Discussion

Korlus on Kitties!!

4 months ago

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You need to add more cards that are good in EDH, and add some ramp beyond Sol Ring and Pearl Medallion. My suggestion for cheap ramp includes:

Hedron Archive, Mind Stone, Marble Diamond, Worn Powerstone etc.

Other cards you may want to consider are:

White Sun's Zenith, Hero of Bladehold, Sun Titan, Elspeth, Sun's Champion, Mentor of the Meek, True Conviction, Swords to Plowshares, Return to Dust, Martial Coup, Oblivion Ring, Captain of the Watch, Thalia, Heretic Cathar, Recruiter of the Guard, Heliod, God of the Sun, Knight of the White Orchid, Mirror Entity, Mother of Runes, Emeria Shepherd, Bastion Protector, Oblation, Secure the Wastes, Austere Command, Open the Armory, Decree of Justice, Caged Sun, Obelisk of Urd, Dictate of Heliod, Shared Triumph, Elspeth Tirel, Secluded Steppe, Buried Ruin, Ghost Quarter, Rogue's Passage, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, Kor Haven, Divine Sacrament, Bygone Bishop.

I would cut cards from the "Terrible" bracket first. They have no place in most EDH decks.

lagotripha on

4 months ago

I feel like this might be able to work as a Tempered Steel deck, with a few Blade Splicer providing some more hitting power, or a Metallic Mimic naming thopter/servo. You need to cut the number of 3 drops mind, as at the moment Dispatch and Galvanic Blast won't protect you very well until those creatures make it out. Court Homunculus, Leonin Elder, Slag Fiend, Ardent Recruit, Thraben Inspector, Hope of Ghirapur, Hangarback Walker, Aether Chaser or similar will help the deck make it past turn 3.5.

Jory476 on Budget STANDARD STORM

6 months ago

I think I would splash white, but this is a really nice way to utilize Aetherflux Reservoir that I've never seen before. Now if only you could play Leonin Elder.

+1

alias42 on Lady Gaga, Etherium Shaper

8 months ago

Its hard to say because I don't know what your playgroup uses. That said, I think if I had to choose I'd take out Leonin Elder, because sure he's cheap, but life gain isn't all that great in a format where you start with 40 life and 21 commander damage can end the game for you even if you have 8 billion life. Sure he could offset the life cost of things like arena, but your commander also does that.Same with Filigree Angel, but depending on your playgroup you may want to leave at least one of them in. Beyond that, hard to say really, I'll take a more detailed look later, I'm off to work

MoJoMiXuP on Returning player, returning deck.

10 months ago

I'm a big fan of Grafted Wargear and Cranial Plating in equipment decks. Stoneforge Masterwork and Bone Saw are other options. However you like it, I'd suggest swapping out the 4x Leonin Scimitar for some combination of this. I also like the above suggestion to lean on Leonin Elder's ability and get some Ornithopters in there.

shaftdiggity on Returning player, returning deck.

10 months ago

It comes down to how competitive you want this deck to be. It looks like a fair deck. The problem is, if you want to play against good modern decks, they all break the game and are unfair in one or more ways. I don't see a way of taking this deck to the top tiers of modern, but you could build around Leonin Elder, add some Ornithopter some Memnite, some Cloudstone Curio with an Aetherflux Reservoir as your win condition. You could add Soul Warden and Soul's Attendant as pseudo leonin elders. So by bouncing the free artifacts with the curio and an elder in play you gain infinite life to fuel a win whenever you cast the aetherflux.

If, on the other hand, you simply wish to have fun games against your friend, this may be a perfectly reasonable deck depending on the power level of that person's deck.

One thing to consider is a white soul-sisters deck. While not tier 1, it does have Ajani's Pridemate as the featured card (a cat instead of a leonin), is heavily aggro (depending on the build), and is very resilient. I personally play this and highly recommend it.

coldjin on Returning player, returning deck.

10 months ago

Hey everybody, returning player here. I've been on a long hiatus since the Mirrodin days and then, years after, a friend of mine sucked me back in because he wanted to learn how to play. I'm a little lost at the moment, to be honest. I had to read through years of countless new expansions and rules and I still do not have everything clear in my mind. Anyhow, let's cut to the chase. I used to play Magic as a kid, and the only deck I have right now is a deck - you guessed it right - built by a kid with poor to no understanding of the circumstantial answers to controls and whatnot. It was (and still is) built thematically around my favourite cards at the time, the Leonins. The goal was to play flying creatures, equip them and do as much damage as possible in a short time. I acknowledge that the power of such deck can be countered in infinite ways, but I still like the aggro core of it and the underlying Leonin theme. So, my question is: is there a way to update this deck, make it more playable in the Modern format while retaining the theme and let the aggro strategy stand out with a few more tools to help it accomplish a succesful endgame? Do you have any suggestions, criticism? Any little bit of help would be useful, I realized I missed Magic and I'd like to have a functioning deck to be a little bit more competitive. I'm gonna write the decklist down below. In the meanwhile, thanks for checking my thread!

LANDS

  1. 16x Plains
  2. 4x Ancient Den

CREATURES

  1. 4x Leonin Elder
  2. 4x Leonin Den-Guard
  3. 4x Leonin Squire
  4. 4x Leonin Skyhunter
  5. 4x Skyhunter Cub
  6. 3x Skyhunter Skirmisher
  7. 1x Raksha Golden Cub

ENCHANTMENTS

  1. 4x Pacifism
  2. 4x Arrest

ARTIFACTS

  1. 4x Leonin Scimitar
  2. 4x Bonesplitter
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