Creature — Cat
Loam Lion gets +1/+2 as long as you control a Forest.
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|Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas (DDH)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Loam Lion Discussion
2 weeks ago
Hey, good job upgrading the precon.
You could cut several higher CMC cards to reduce the avg. CMC which can help to speed up the deck. An advantage of Kaheera is it's a three drop anthem effect for Cats therefore more one drop and two drop Cats you can get on the battlefield before you play Kaheera the more attacking you can do. Lower CMC Cats are also better with lots of equipment since easier to have mana to equip to the turn you play a Cat. Arahbo is the high CMC Cat you want to cast and it's easy access in the Command Zone.
Cats to consider adding:
- Wild Nacatl
- Loam Lion
- Savannah Lions
- Adorned Pouncer
- Ajani's Pridemate
- Skyhunter Skirmisher
- Mirror Entity
Cats with double strike become real threats when their power is increased. Entity is a Cat since it's a changeling; it's also a mana sink to make all Cats high power/toughness until end of turn. When you activate Entity it changes the power/toughness of each Cat you control, then any other effects that increase the power/toughness of Cats are also applied to each Cat. Nacatl and Loam can benefit from dual lands that are both a Plains and a Forest: Temple Garden, Canopy Vista, Scattered Groves. Farseek and Nature's Lore can search for one of these lands.
Other cards to consider adding:
- Sigarda's Aid: can cast equipment at instant speed and can equip to a creature you control for no mana cost when equipment ETB.
- Eladamri's Call: instant creature tutor.
- Open the Armory: tutor for an equipment.
- Talisman of Unity
- Selesnya Signet
- Elemental Bond: draw when a 3 or more power Cat ETB. If there's effects that increase the power/toughness of Cats then these effects are applied as the Cat ETB. If these effects give the Cat 3 or more power then you can draw when it ETB. Works with tokens also.
- Duelist's Heritage: give a Cat double strike until end of turn.
Cards to consider cutting:
- Elfhame Palace
- Vivid Grove
- Vivid Meadow
- Jareth, Leonine Titan
- Jedit Ojanen of Efrava
- Nissa's Pilgrimage
- Hero's Blade
- Moonsilver Spear
- Sigiled Sword of Valeron
- Loxodon Warhammer
- Icon of Ancestry
- Frondland Felidar
- Huntmaster Liger
- Jazal Goldmane
- Zendikar Resurgent
- Door of Destinies
Good luck with your deck.
3 weeks ago
Kird Ape and Loam Lion are just to small. The goal of Zoo is drop a 3/3 on turn one and start mid-game by turn 2. Nimble Mongoose and Elvish Reclaimer are 1 drops I don't mind drawing later in the game.
3 weeks ago
I like the idea of bit 1 drops but Nimble Mongoose and Elvish Reclaimer are to slow imo. Cards like Kird Ape, Loam Lion or Narnam Renegade. You should also consider Tireless Tracker for more grindy match ups.
4 months ago
Dryad of the Ilysian Grove might be a nice body and help grow the zoo and perhaps putting in Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle could be easy late game Lightning Bolt to go upstairs/the opponent to finish off that last bit of needed damage?
5 months ago
I'd run Hammer of Nazahn , since it can help you cheat on some of the rather heavy equip costs that your deck has.
I'd also recommend running some of the 1 mana cats, since these can give you a rather aggressive start. Sacred Cat especially is a great opening for the deck and can also be somewhat relevant later if you suit it up with equipments. Loam Lion is also decent. Adorned Pouncer is also really good for both early and late game. I'd probably switch out Pouncing Lynx for it.
If you can afford them, I'd totally run some of the "Sword ofs" ( Sword of Fire and Ice , Sword of Feast and Famine ), however they are quite pricey. I can recommend Sword of the Animist and Mask of Memory as budget replacements.
5 months ago
How competitive do you want this deck to be? There's a few ways this deck could be upgraded, but it really depends on what format you want this for (Legacy might be fun but would get expensive quickly, modern's most likely but you would need to take out Mirrin along with any other changes you made, or you can do abzan standard cats which is a different deck entirely), what style of deck you want (you could push aggro more, go more midrange, or have a hybrid with a lifegain subtheme that may be less competitive but possibly more fun), and how much money you want to spend (There is a big difference between adding Loam Lion and Wild Nacatl to make a more aggro deck vs. adding Aether Vial and Cavern of Souls to make it a better tribal deck).
6 months ago
@abbatromebone Your very first sentence kinda says it all for me right now... I'm supposed to be "Turbofog" and the aggro matchup is supposed to be easy/what my deck is made to beat and currently Im playtesting against Naya Zoo (small zoo with Kird Ape / Loam Lion / Wild Nacatl & Rancor ) and it's far from an easy win...the deck gets me under 8 life by T4 pretty consistently and as soon I "stabilize" the combat damage they go upstairs with Lightning Bolt /similar and close out the game before i can usually..... grrrrrrr!
I need to firm up my deck in general I think and then revisit this sideboard talk..... really starting to see the importance of Negate / Dispel ... starting to think maybe that should just be mainboarded.
8 months ago
lagotripha I love the idea of Steppe Lynx in theory, but I've had it sit out as a 0 power creature for multiple turns in a row and it sure feels bad. I do love Loam Lion though, and I've cut Mirri, Cat Warrior and 1 of the Sovereigns to fit 3 in. Scythe Tiger is super interesting! The only real downside I see is that shroud means Giver can't protect it. But baiting out wraths does seem great..