Leonin Relic-Warder

Leonin Relic-Warder

Creature — Cat Cleric

When Leonin Relic-Warder enters the battlefield, you may exile target artifact or enchantment.

When Leonin Relic-Warder leaves the battlefield, return the exiled card to the battlefield under its owner's control.

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Uncommon
Commander 2017 (C17) Uncommon
Mirrodin Besieged (MBS) Uncommon
Mirrodin Besieged: Mirran (MBM) Uncommon

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

Leonin Relic-Warder occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Leonin Relic-Warder Discussion

golgarigirl on Aristocrats (Teysa Karlov)

1 week ago

Nice job!

Looks like we got a little over-excited and have 2 Field of Souls in the list too. No problem, there's a whole bunch of goodies we can put in instead. Just Ikoria, the most recent set, had amazing cards like Bastion of Remembrance, Luminous Broodmoth, Garrison Cat, Dire Tactics, and Serrated Scorpion.

A few organizational things...feel free to simplify it down even further if you'd like. You can put all lands in one category, all removal (exile, board clear...think anything that interacts with something an opponent has that is a problem) in one (this would be a good place for your Leonin Relic-Warder. Also, double check your category for Martyr's Bond :P However helps you think about the deck best.

One thing you could use is more ramp in the early game...a few rocks (since only green gets the land-based stuff and the mana dorks). Orzhov Keyrune, Orzhov Signet, Talisman of Hierarchy, or maybe a few fetch creatures such as Knight of the White Orchid, or Boreas Charger. Otherwise, I think we just need to test.

Regin on Lurrus Stax cedh

3 weeks ago

With Animate Dead (or Dance of the Dead respectively) you don't blink Leonin Relic-Warder, rather you sacrifice it whenever the enchantment leaves the battlefield and then get it back out of your graveyard with the enchantment re-entering the battlefield. With any of your etb-/dies-pingers in play, you deal infinite damage to your opponents.

multimedia on Kathril

1 month ago

Hey, unfortunately it's going to difficult to be able to get Kathril to a power level 8-9 as the build around. Gluttonous Slug? Really?

When your best play with Kathril is to Entomb Zetalpa, Primal Dawn then it's pretty flawed to be high power level Commander. To make power level 8-9 you want to have an infinite combo as a win condition. The first things I would do to increase the power level is make your deck playable without Kathril. This means adding more ramp and using strategies that don't require Kathril to win. This also means cutting many creatures who are only good because they have keywords for Kathril.

Reanimation can be a high power level strategy using cards that also have synergy with Kathril. You already have lots of reanimation enablers, but lack actual reanimation. Couple of directions that I think have potential for a higher power level with Kathril are voltron with Worldslayer and Razacats reanimation combo with Razaketh, the Foulblooded. Could combine both of these strategies to make your deck more fun, more avenues to winning. Avacyn, Angel of Hope and Razaketh, the Foulblooded are good creatures with Kathril and they're also creatures who you want to reanimate. Sigarda, Host of Herons is another good creature with Kathril and she's good with voltron.

Eerie Ultimatum can reanimate entire creature combos including the entire Razacats combo and/or all equipment/auras in your graveyard including Worldslayer with Puresteel Paladin to free equip it all to Kathril/Avacyn/Sigarda. Eternal Witness can recur Ultimatum and Ultimatum can reanimate Witness to do it again. Ultimatum can have great interaction with Worldslayer since it can reanimate it as well as reanimate lands, mana rocks, mana dorks which Worldslayer will destroy. Razacats combo is using Razaketh to assemble the infinite combo of Leonin Relic-Warder + Animate Dead + Blood Artist who is the win condition. Main reason to include this win condition combo is it uses reanimation spells and reanimation is a good strategy with Kathril.

Flying creatures are good with Kathril and they're also good with equipment. When Kathril is indestructible/hexproof it can act like pseudo Avacyn this makes Worldslayer an option. Wipe the board of all permanents leaving only Kathril equipped with Worldslayer or reanimate Avacyn before you trigger Worldslayer. A voltron strategy requires some equipment, but more important are ways to cheat equipment onto the battlefield and cheat equip costs.

If you like these ideas then I offer to help you to update your deck. Good luck with your deck.

Enral on Till the End of Tayam | **PRIMER**

1 month ago

Kthululu: Thanks for the +! and suggestions! I've never really considered discord but maybe if my decks gained significant traction or something. I think targeted discard is pretty bad in multiplayer and think Grand Abolisher effects (I also run Ranger-Captain of Eos and Destiny Spinner) are much better to protect against interaction the turn I want to go off. There are certainly many incidental combos that could be included and I've definitely dabbled with Leonin Relic-Warder but eventually cut out most to be more focused. I'm still on the edge for Buried Alive cos early game it really does nothing and Tayam's engine don't really come online till later in the game. Exposing my graveyard for a couple or turns just seem too risky. The reason smothering tithe wasn't included was because Earthcraft plays a similar and faster role of mana acceleration and is part of the infinite combo too. Cheers!

Kthululu on Till the End of Tayam | **PRIMER**

1 month ago

I love this deck so much man. Have you thought about making a discord for more conversation and keeping the deck and commander alive?

I've always had a softspot for toolbox and reanimator, and this deck covers it haha

Have you thought about running a discard package with Thoughtseize and/or Inquisition of Kozilek to help you protect your cards and even discard if you need to?

The combo is so robust you could even go Necrotic Ooze with Devoted Druid + Channeler Initiate + Blighted Bat to generate your infinite mana and win with Walking Ballista.

Or (lol) you could use Tayam, Luminous Enigma's ability to pull up Animate Dead/Dance of the Dead/Necromancy to get Leonin Relic-Warder to get infinite etb or death triggers to win from Blood Artist or Corpse Knight!

Have you thought about running Buried Alive or Wishclaw Talisman?

+1 for sure man, great job!

Hissysnake8 on Till the End of Tayam | **PRIMER**

1 month ago

Can you help me make sure I understand the Leonin Relic-Warder loop completely? Also, what do you do after the loop?

Requirements: Sac Outlet (Phyrexian Altar), Leonin Relic-Warder in the Graveyard, Dance of the Dead in hand

Mana Pool:

Cast Dance of the Dead targeting Leo in grave

Current Stack

  1. Dance of the Dead

Dance resolves, reviving Leo. Leo's ETB triggers, targeting Dance. Stack resolves, Dance is exiled, and Dance's LTB ability triggers. Maintaining priority, sac Leo to the Altar, gaining 1 mana. Leo's LTB ability triggers, returning an exiled artifact or enchantment.

Current Stack

  1. From exile: Dance of the Dead LTB

---sacrifice Leo to Altar, gaining 1 mana of any color---

  1. From exile: Dance of the Dead LTB
  2. Leonin Relic-Warder LTB, targeting Dance of the Dead

Leo's LTB resolves, returning Dance to the field. Dance ETB triggers, reviving Leo.

If I did this right, at the end of the loop you should have gained one black mana, and now have infinite mana. However, you don't have a mana sink or creatures with counters for Tayam, Luminous Enigma to revive something like Altar of Dementia and mill everyone out. What happens now?

yurixquest on Trynn & Silvar, Dangerous Bonds.

1 month ago

triproberts12 I just replaced the combos of combat phases, alternating them with aristocratic combos, added Sun Titan, Vizier of Remedies, Murderous Redcap, Leonin Relic-Warder and Animate Dead. I miss ways to sacrifice creatures other than with the commander, but I didn't want to leave the human tribe with Viscera Seer or Carrion Feeder

triproberts12 on Trynn & Silvar, Dangerous Bonds.

1 month ago

Oh, sorry, I meant Leonin Relic-Warder+Animate Dead. Meshes nicely with the Animate Dead/Worldgorger Dragon combo, too. Although copies of Worldgorger and Necromancy are each about $10, I think that building a redundant piece of each half of an A/B combo is worth the $20. You'll probably want to run 5-10 Blood Artist or Impact Tremor effects, at which point you can function as a solid aristocrats deck with a combo finish that doesn't rely on tutors beyond Final Parting.

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