Creature — Cat Soldier
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|New Phyrexia (NPH)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Lost Leonin occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.0%
Lost Leonin Discussion
3 months ago
Well Authority of the Consuls will be a good help making your opponent’s creatures come in tapped so it is easier to land that hit to trigger goad.
Bloodthirsty Blade may also be an option to make sure someone’s best creature is always goaded.
A creature that would be great to add if you are wanting to stick with the cat tribal theme is Lost Leonin to get in for some infect damage.
A Blackblade Reforged may not be a bad equipment to pick up since it will let your legendary creatures hit like a truck.
3 months ago
I would go with Arahbo, Roar of the World and with a tactic of always having one or two cats on the field trying to hit people. Go tall. Alms Collector , Enlightened Ascetic , Kinjalli's Sunwing , Lost Leonin , Skyhunter Skirmisher , Stalking Leonin , Temur Sabertooth , Whitemane Lion , some ramp, removals, protection, a board wipe or two and some equipment. would take out Jareth, Leonine Titan because too much mana, Jazal Goldmane, Nacatl War-Pride , Qasali Slingers and Jedit Ojanen of Efrava for the same reason. Also cool are Heroic Intervention and Selesnya Charm. Stave Off has a cat on it.
4 months ago
Hey cPute, thanks! I'm glad you like the deck! It was one of the earlier decks I built after getting back into magic after some time away (and obviously I took a number of ques from the precon). I put it together to introduce my wife to EDH for the first time and then just sort of kept upgrading it on and off over time.
I did run both Duelist's Heritage and Lost Leonin in the deck at one point. Ended up feeling like they (among many other cards) weren't preforming as well as I wanted them too so I swapped them out for True Conviction and Grafted Exoskeleton (though I ended up cutting the exoskeleton for one of the swords, infect just didn't fit the feel/theme I am going for when building this deck and my wife wasn't enjoying playing with those effects. It does work well with Sword of Truth and Justice though...).
As for Duelist's Heritage I've gone back and forth a bit. On the one hand it comes down faster than True Conviction, you often only have one creature you care about targeting, and it can be a political tool. On the other hand True Conviction can end games in it's own with little set up other than a few random creatures, doesn't run into issues with me giving my creatures pro white or shroud and not working, it works a bit better with some of the token/tribal sub themes, and life-gain is an okay side benefit in a deck like this that can struggle in a multiplayer setting. Honestly I'm still a bit torn between the two but I'm not sure what I would cut to make room for both.
Anyway, thanks for the tips and the feedback! I appreciate it :)
4 months ago
I love kitties (it was my first preconstructed deck),so +1. :-)
Have you considered cards like Duelist's Heritage and Lost Leonin? I won two games on turn 3 with this "combo" (2nd turn Lost Leonin, 3rd turn Duelist's Heritage and attack with infect for 10).
4 months ago
Love the name
As for suggestions I feel like the deck doesn't have enough tribe members and some cards just have a better version like Crushing Vines should be Return to Nature the deck is also lacking a little bit in targeted removal.
Love the deck and the new cat alts are great
5 months ago
I do not like Pouncing Jaguar , the echo is just too annoying and plenty of 1 drop cats exist. Glittering Lynx , Charmed Stray , etc. Pendelhaven tends to be better than a forest for these cards as well.
Lost Leonin can result in earlier kills than any cat opening and dramatic boosts from Duelist's Heritage and Silverblade Paladin similarly speed up kills. Combined with Lost Leonin you can occasionally steal a turn 3 kill. You might find Rhonas the Indomitable
Life's Legacy and Hunter's Insight create a remarkable amount of advantage and Lifecrafter's Bestiary is surprisingly effective, the scry is surprisingly strong for the deck given its natural redundancy issues and the draws just build up advantage.
Krosan Vorine is nice creature removal that happens to be a cat. You seem to be avoiding creature-based spot removal, which I find surprising to the extent you aren't even running Swords to Plowshares , which I guess was an intentional meta call.
A higher-curved call like Regal Caracal seems a bit slow for cat plays, I'd prefer The Great Henge , where a 5 power cat, (original power of 2 with Arahbo boost), gets it to be a 5 drop, or even a 4 drop with 6 power from those 3 original powered cats, etc.
6 months ago
Nifty list. I don't have the cards or meta that you do, playing a more casual styled meta, and I play 1 v 1 30 life commander, so my list is very different, though in many cases I can see why we have different cards. But there are some things that I am curious about and I do have some suggestions. Hopefully you find some of them helpful.
Pouncing Jaguar has 2 power for a 1 drop cat, but 1 mana echo seems very annoying. Steppe Lynx may need landfall, but I imagine in the early turns this is achievable and you can save your mana for other things. Given your artifact hate I imagine players will trigger Leonin Elder often enough to give little life boosts. Glittering Lynx can also be randomly annoying for a 1 drop cat. Sure, they aren't 2 power starters, but at the start neither is Leonin Vanguard , which you run as an early game pressure card.
Do you love your life so much for your lifegain plan to use Spirit Loop ? I'm not sure I'd use a card with little other purpose. Given your buffs standards Battle Mastery seems ok, Silverblade Paladin should be a favorite, a creature to tutor for combos with cats, especially Lost Leonin , is good alongside its own 2/2 double strike frame. Grafted Wargear is nice, though I suppose with artifact removal the drawback stings, though it can't be much worse than a combat tricked creature removal on king of the pride. Still, grafted is faster than Heirloom Blade .
Pendelhaven is a better forest in most cases, a free 1 power boost in addition to being an untapped green source. I have enjoyed Mutavault as getting under the radar as a cat land. For ramp is burning a and to draw so good to use it over nature's lore or an artifact like Arcane Signet , even with your artifact hate out?
Skyhunter Skirmisher eats life quickly, though as a 3 drop that needs Arahbo to sink into it you might find it slow and weak to removal's tempo. Rhonas serves as such 3 drop support with a bit of added mana sink damage. As far as swarm boosts go Metallic Mimic is an early game 2 drop cat option that rewards swarming multiple cats.
10 months ago