Phantom Tiger

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Iconic Masters (IMA) Common
Judgment (JUD) Common

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Phantom Tiger

Creature — Cat Spirit

Phantom Tiger enters the battlefield with two +1/+1 counters on it.

If damage would be dealt to Phantom Tiger, prevent that damage. Remove a +1/+1 counter from Phantom Tiger.

Phantom Tiger Discussion

t3hdarkness on Tiger Army Never Dies

1 year ago

You have excellent taste.

Too bad there's no room for more flavorful cards.

Mave on Spirited Assault (Pauper)

1 year ago

Glad I could help. I know underdog Decks are more fun to build. Sometimes you find something that hits really hard with something nobody tought about.

Somemore feedback regarding the last changes:Maybe you should go in for one non Arcane Spell that destroys all enchantments like Multani's Decree, Reverent Silence or Tranquility because Bogles are hard to defeat if you don't play counter spells or a Diabolic Edict-like effect.Sandstorm works well against Goblins so that is good as a sideboard (and sometimes against Faeries) while Squall works well against faeries.Nihil Spellbomb is a good card but you will never draw a card of it which makes a uncounterable "exil graveyard" more appealing. Bojuka Bog can work the same purpose but it can't be countered and it can be put into your hand using Elder Pine of Jukai

Oh and I found a nice Aura you could use instead of Leafcrown Dryad: AEther Web. Altough it won't be put into your hand with Lead the Stampede. It also grants reach, only gives +1/+1 but has two advantages:1st it adds another instat speed interaction like oh you want to bolt my Phantom Tiger? To bad I have this. And maybe you get to kill another attacker with it. 2nd blocking creatures with shadow can be a big deal against some combos.

In between I have two Modern Decks build around some Kamigaw Kamis :DOne is listed here Foretold Celestial Wrath (should be at least tier 2 altough it only uses 10 Kamigawa cards in main and 5 in sideboard) the other is a little more casual but works sometimes (about Tier 2.5) because of the green ramp kamis, which is why I'd never say aything against Elder Pine of Jukai or Petalmane Baku I just know how good those two ramp especially with the non pauper legal Loam Dweller.

Oh and I also made a Pauper Arcane Deck maybe you liketo check it out Arcane Dredge Burn. Too bad there aren't more arcane spells like Ideas Unbound.

Futuremonk on Spirited Assault (Pauper)

1 year ago

Yeah, I like the challenge of neglected themes.

I had Kodama's Might in there but swapped it for Inner Calm, Outer Strength because I found that hand size was consistently large with triggers from Elder Pine of Jukai et al. Plus, the kicker on Vines of Vastwood can serve the same function.

Phantom Tiger is a good suggestion -- I didn't get before that you could keep it around so well with an aura. Harbinger of Spring attracted me with its "protection from non-spirit creatures," but I agree it just isn't worth the cost in the end.

Traproot Kami is there because it's cheap to cast, on theme, slows down decks with flyers, and scales as the game goes on.

I agree artifact/enchantment removal makes more sense than bouncing lands back to player's libraries with Uproot.

Thanks!

Mave on Spirited Assault (Pauper)

1 year ago

Phantom Tiger should be better than Harbinger of Spring because it survives more removals and battles and if you manage to give it +1/+1 (with an equipment or aura card) you make it to a creature that can only be killed with destory or exil effects.Harbinger of Spring just cost to much to cast (damm that soulshift Tax).

6 CMC Creatures are too hard to play without reanimation so you should forgett about Moss Kami

Dripping-Tongue Zubera is a worse Doomed traveler for Spirit Tribal but still replaces itself.

Child of Thorns can at least jump in and protect another Spirit and make Combat a bit worse for your opponent like a worse Goblin Sledder

Traproot Kami won't work against that many decks because it is just a wall. It belong more in the Sideboard than the main Deck. It dodges a lot of Lightning Bolt and similar stuff (but only in late game) and might block Delver of Secrets  Flip butit's still quite slow.

Your sideboard missing interactions with artifacts and enchantments, Wear Away could work if you want to play on the Splice Ability a bit and Rending Vines could also remove a lot of cards (especially with the low curve of pauper) and it draws a card.

Uproot is quite expensive to take your opponent one turn back regarding lands. You mostly sacrifice your own turn to use it and many blue decks jsut respond with Gush to refill their hand. it might work against Bogle decks that enchant their land (Utopia Sprawl/Abundant Growth to ramp or fix mana (play about 18 lands) but they won't make the mistake of enchanting the same land with all enchantment more than once unless they draw nothing but one land. Still that would be a one trick pony that mostly comes to late into play.

As far as I can tell you rather want to interact during combat and battle tricks, which makes Kodama's Might (because of Splice) quite appealing just like Roar of Jukai which is easy to splice and is able to interact with Shinen of Life's Roar

But I have to say you've choosen a theme which is pretty hard to build in pauper (competetive).

greyninja on Commander 2017 announced, arriving in... ...

2 years ago

@xrex479 we already have Spirit of the Hearth and Phantom Tiger; so a legendary cat spirit isn't far-fetched

metalevolence on Gilder Bairn

3 years ago

hopped on gatherer and found a couple decent things (ie better than thallids)

Clockwork Condor, the lose 1 counter ability is really not bad when your first doubling puts it at 6 and it flies

Undergrowth Scavenger is gonna be big!

awaken cards like Clutch of Currents - having to use a land is a downer, but the bounce utility is pretty sweet attached to a beatstick

Phantom Tiger - immunity to red removal (x burn) could be neat, idk

Rhox Maulers - has to get through to pick up counters, but has built in trample

Shoe Tree - just because piling up shoes would be hilarious :D

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