Loam Lion

Loam Lion

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
Worldwake (WWK) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Uncommon

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

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Loam Lion Discussion

fatalzintomyum on "...and Lions, Oh My!" (Modern GW Cat Aggro)

2 weeks ago

The sheer damage output of this deck after a few turns is very satisfying. however, 22 lands does not consistently get to coco mana. Though worse things have happened to me in my life, it is very painful to path my Savannah Lions turn two to be able to coco at all. Despite that however, I do not think that you have to worry too much about the manabase for Loam Lion, for the number of basic types you have right now could definitely support Razorverge Thicket, which i can at least imagine a lion strolling about on (I think the Zendikar special edition looks pretty good for this purpose). this deck is super interesting and looks pretty cool. Upvote from here.

DragonSliver9001 on Slow Fetches

3 months ago

also, Kird Ape, Loam Lion, and Wild Nacatl already don't see any play as far as i know.

Icbrgr on Slow Fetches

3 months ago

well I guess to clarify in this hypothetical if they were reprinted it would be in a new set/making them legal hahaha my bad.

yeah the tapped clause certainly blows and by no means an equivalent; but being able to fetch a shock land like Stomping Ground/Temple Garden does have some appeal for things like Kird Ape/Loam Lion/Wild Nacatl zoo.

CJH123 on Budget GW Casual Cats

5 months ago

Thanks for the comment!

With all the Lords I'm imagining it like a budget casual version of Merfolk. Something like Aether Vial would probably be a good non-budget option.

I might try cutting Ajani's Pridemate for another 1 or 2 drop (opening up space for Temple of Plenty also), and I have been thinking about reducing Regal Caracal by 1 or 2.

Qasali Pridemage was in my initial list, but I cut it after Feline Sovereign was spoiled (since they offer similar utility). My meta is quite casual and not very artifact / enchantment heavy. Exalted was nice alongside Adorned Pouncer, however.

I looked at Leonin Vanguard initially (and it's run in the MTGGoldfish list I based mine one), but I found it a bit too conditional. I think if I were to run a conditional 1 drop it would be Loam Lion (plus Terramorphic Expanse and Canopy Vista ).

I do like Fleecemane Lion but I felt that the 5 drop slot was already a little too crowded with Adorned Pouncer and Regal Caracal already.

I think Blessed Alliance is probably too cute. I like the Trample suggestion, and Winds of Abandon was on my short list. I'll do some playtesting with some alternatives.

lagotripha on Primal Permutations

5 months ago

Mutate is a really interesting mechanic that I expect to find a place in modern, even if it never reaches tier 1. Modern already has some wild 1 drops, and attaching, say Parcelbeast to a Steppe Lynx can start looking cool- its just a question of the right combination being found to power the deck.

I'd focus on low cost mutate cards, 1 drops to mutate them on that either protect a powerful mutate effect or multiply it, and mana dorks as backup mutate targets.

Auspicious Starrix will likely win you the game if your opponent cannot remove it. Gemrazer to back that up will offer a lot of blowout potential. Most of the lower tier mutate creatures could work with the right synergy picks in the rest of the list.

In terms of 1 drops to examine, Glistener Elf and Slippery Bogle for efficient voltron, as well as less conventional voltron like Spikeshot Elder or Vector Asp, Young Wolf returns all its creatures seperated to the battlefield with +1+1 counters, Blistercoil Weird and legendary spell recursion point to a jeskai spellslinger, Signal Pest+ a white go wide list, Arcbound Worker/Servant of the Scale/Simic Initiate/Hardened Scales and +1+1 counters could get pretty out of hand.

Hedron Crab land drop mill is a cute option, Permeating Mass will make people call for the judge, but isn't actually any good. Some +1+1 counter synergies will likely let you abuse some mechanics like Devoted Druid's untap, if you can find the combination.

Keyword piles like Banehound Healer's Hawk, abilities like Figure of Destiny or 'conditional' P/T boosts like Scute Mob could make for a decent beatstick if you can spend two cards on it - Gnarlwood Dryad, Toolcraft Exemplar Wild Nacatl, Loam Lion could all find places in some lists,as they are already efficient and pushing them out of kill range for lightning bolt/anger of the gods may be relevant.

Mortician Beetle with the bat strapped to it is a great casual clock.

None of these are crazy effecient, but building a list of sixty cards that all sorta work together is the heart of brews like this.

All told though, its a bit of a mess where the best bet is to pick two colours with 2/3 mana mutates, and throw them on creatures which protect them while hunting for stirix. Trying to stretch into more colours will pressure a budget manabase very hard. Keeping to mostly green with basic searching to fix for a second colour will ease that process a lot- especially with dorks like Avacyn's Pilgrim or Elves of Deep Shadow.

multimedia on Precon cats with some Things

6 months 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:

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
  • Rout
  • 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.

BeholdTheKing on Fast Zoo

6 months 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.

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