Leonin Warleader

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Secret Lair (SLD) Rare
Core Set 2019 (M19) Rare

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Tokens

Leonin Warleader

Creature — Cat Soldier

Whenever Leonin Warleader attacks, create two 1/1 white Cat creature tokens with lifelink that are tapped and attacking.

Leonin Warleader Discussion

troublinparadise on GW Pioneer Cat

1 month ago

Fun! One quick piece of advice is that since your deck hinges a little bit on Leonin Warleader and Regal Caracal as strong but sort of high-CMC finishers, it might flow a little better if you add some ramp. If you add a playset of something like New Horizons or Weirding Wood , you can benefit from a little pump or card draw as well. As the deck currently stands, I would definitely cut some forests, as you want to make sure you can play your sacred cats on turn 1, and you can prettymuch count Flower / Flourish as a forest.

For adds to consider (I'm aware this is a budget/casual deck...)
Icon of Ancestry
Radiant Destiny are both good team pumps.

Metallic Mimic
Brimaz, King of Oreskos are more expensive but good.

king-saproling on Iroas god of attacking

1 month ago

You might like these: Truefire Captain , Leonin Warleader , Angrath's Marauders , True Conviction , Knollspine Dragon , Mask of Memory , Commune with Lava , Angel's Trumpet , Warmonger Hellkite , Talisman of Conviction , Boros Signet , Sunforger , Arcbond (Iroas prevents any kind of damage dealt to your attacking creatures, so you could cast this after blockers are declared on one of your blocked creatures for an asymmetrical boardwipe)

king-saproling on Go Wide Cats

3 months ago

"Cats are neat! Cats are neat! Meow meow meow meow meow meow" - Apple Maggot Quarantine Area. Anyway you probably didn't post this deck to get references to obscure punk songs. You might like these cards: King of the Pride , Leonin Warleader , Coat of Arms , Door of Destinies , True Conviction

NinetyFish on The Angels Descend from the Heavens

3 months ago

Your deck looks fun!

If anything, it just seems that the average CMC might be too high, forcing you to have slow and inconsistent games. Maybe cutting some of the non-angel token generators like White Sun's Zenith , Thraben Doomsayer , and Leonin Warleader for cheaper mana ramp like Thought Vessel , Mind Stone , Wayfarer's Bauble , and Smothering Tithe would help a lot?

If you want to check it out, my own angels build is right here! Live and Learn

Firstmiracle on OKetra Human Zombo alliance

3 months ago

Ok Niko, Quick Breakdown of what you've got here.

I notice several themes integrated into the deck. You should probably only focus on one theme, and if a secondary theme crops up take advantage of it's synergies. Right now I'm seeing:

Tokens Populate Soldiers Lifegain Creature Count Matters Enchantments Matter

Next we look at targeted removal:

Wanderer's Strike - Just one removal spell is too few. What happens if someone plays a dank artifact or enchantment? Do you just die to it?

Next we'll look at boardwipes:

Hour of Revelation - Some heavy restrictions here. Do you really want to wait for your boardwipe to become discounted? This is also too few board wipes. What happens if the creatures are indestructible? Or if Someone plays around Hour of Rev?

Next we'll look at ramp:

Smothering Tithe - Excellent choice, and a real over-performing option as well.

Ashnod's Altar - Excellent way to make use of your tokens and small costed buddies.

Everflowing Chalice - Aight, not my first pick, but it's aight.

Sol Ring - Duh

This is a pretty good ramp package, but I think we could upgrade it.

Next we'll break down your card draw options:

Mentor of the Meek - Decent in this deck. Sure the tokens you want to make the most of don't work out, and a few cards you play can turn this on. I like him, lets optimize creatures around him to make him better.

Skullclamp - Ayup!

Two cards that draw for you is a good start, lets add in some more.

Alright, let's cut everything that isn't a creature, that doesn't make tokens on its own, that isn't removal, card draw, boardwipes, or ramp, that doesn't have synergy with your commander.

Ajani's Welcome - A great card, but definitely reserve it for a build where you abuse your life totals more so than make creatures.

Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit - Most of your creatures are tokens.

Angel of Glory's Rise - Anti-synergies with your commander, and the tokens it creates.

Angel of Renewal - We can find a card that does something better.

Angelic Accord - We want to make angel tokens, but we're not here to gain life.

Angelic Chorus - While this looks good, it generally equates to 4-5 life a turn. Not bad, but not amazing for the investment in this deck.

Angelic Exaltation - Boy do I have mixed feelings on this card, suffice it to say, if you have no creatures, this card sucks. You might have no creatures when you draw this card. That would suck.

Elite Inquisitor - A good card, but we can do better.

Fiendslayer Paladin - A good card, but we can do better.

Forebear's Blade - There's a little synergy here, but to be honest you want a huge discount from this, and you're not likely to get a consistent discount.

Gleam of Authority - Odd counter strategy tossed in. I assume because of Cathars' Crusade which can win the game without gleam of authority.

Glorious Anthem - A great spell for a tempo based weeny deck. This is a cast based token deck.

Harvest Hand  Flip- A good card, but we can do better.

Illusionist's Bracers - I think I understand why you included this, but it doesn't work with Oketra. Oketra's ability is triggered not activated. You probably were thinking of Strionic Resonator

Lena, Selfless Champion - You have so many more token creatures than non-token ones, and your zombie tokens don't benefit from her selflessness at all.

Martyr's Bond - This has potential in a deck that sacrifices it's stuff to maintain board control. I don' think this is a bad card, it just isn't a good enough fit.

Power Conduit -Here's that counter theme again.

Preeminent Captain - Soldier theme.

Sigil of the Empty Throne - Enchantment theme

Squad Captain -Creature count matters theme.

Standing Troops - A good card, but we can do better.

Sunblade Angel - A good card, but we can do better.

Umbral Mantle - I may have missed what this was for.

Veteran's Armaments - Soldier theme again.

Wanderer's Strike - A good card, but we can do better.

Now, I am well aware that this is a lot of cards. Let's shore up your deck, maybe by analyzing your win conditions.

God-Eternal Oketra + Creature Spells = Profit

God-Eternal Oketra + Cathars' Crusade + Creature Spells = Board pump

Token Makers + Divine Visitation = Profit

Expendable Tokens + Ashnod's Altar = Profit

So you win by smacking with a bunch of medium sized tokens, most of the time. This means you need to do three things, Play creatures, Draw Creature spells, and protect your creatures.

Let's start by adding in some badass creatures that fit in your deck well.

Loyal Sentry - One mana has never been spent so well. In the late game it makes a token, in the early game it swings for damage, in the mid game it blocks and destroys pesky creatures.

Knight of the White Orchid - A bear with first strike that ramps you. Pretty good.

Oreskos Explorer - I would never play this in a non-mono-white deck. This does however let you catch up if you are late on land draws, and is at worst a bear to block with.

Benalish Marshal - Glorious Anthem

Boreas Charger - Ramp bud, ramp in mono-white whenever possible. Helps that you could make a zombie, or sac it to skullclamp.

Brimaz, King of Oreskos - I heard you wanted more cats? Can I convince you to play more cats?

Leonin Warleader - This was a card in your maybeboard, its really good.

Oketra the True - This is a fairly good card. Big blocker, or a token generator if you're doing poorly. I often hold her in hand to dump and rebuild after a board wipe.

Ranger of Eos - Only a few cards in your deck that this can retrieve, but a refill alongside making a zombie is an incredibly reserved play that could prevent you from over committing to the board.

Crested Sunmare - Don't get confused. This card cares if you gain life, but not how much. You have plenty of life gain left in the deck to justify making an army of 5/5 indestructible horses.

Geist-Honored Monk - Build a board, save for right after board wipes, or to pull ahead and force one. This is at worst a 3/3 with Vigilance, and two 1/1's with flying for 5 mana. Most often, this will be a 5/5 with vigilance, two 1/1's with flying and a 4/4 with vigilance for 5 mana.

Sun Titan - Sun Titan is Sun Titan. No mono-white deck could be ashamed to run it.

Angel of Serenity - This card is heavily underrated. It is removal, with the possibility to come back, but its also an easy way to sneak in a lethal attack while generating some board presence.

Good on creatures now? Awesome, let's look at Instants.

Swords to Plowshares - Remove that creature.

Generous Gift - Remove that Permanent. Oh and make a creature smaller than my Zombie tokens.

Disenchant - Get that Artifact or Enchantment off my battlefield and in your graveyard.

Rootborn Defenses - Yeah, this.

Unbreakable Formation - This can win games, or prevent the loss of games.

Return to Dust - Fuck these two things in particular, or just one if it's that bad.

Charge Across the Araba - Talk about stupid unpredictable win-cons for a mid-range token deck. This is one.

That about wraps up Instants, now Sorceries.

Divine Reckoning - Protects your general, but still clears the board.

Hallowed Burial - For those mf'ers that don't die.

Austere Command - A very utility board wipe.

Lastly add in a Land Tax

hungry000 on Rat-a-tat Cat Attack

4 months ago

I would drop some fight cards to fit it ( Leonin Warleader ) in.

Endrobot on Rat-a-tat Cat Attack

4 months ago

Thanks BiBitty! I thought of Arahbo, Roar of the World , even used it in a earlier iteration of the deck before posting. Sadly, I trimmed the deck size down a little, and something had to budge. As for Brimaz, if you hadn’t noticed, I was going for more of a pure kitty cat vibe. I did not dip into the huge pool of cat soldiers, mostly because this deck was made because of a joke my friend made. But Leonin Warleader , now that’s a card I can get behind. I. Don’t have any four-drops, and it’s ability is dope. I’ll play test and see what I should drop for it. Thanks again for the feedback!

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Leonin Warleader occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Standard:

All decks: 0.1%