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.
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|Iconic Masters (IMA)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Phantom Tiger Discussion
1 year ago
You have excellent taste.
Too bad there's no room for more flavorful cards.
2 years ago
some cats to think about
Adorned Pouncer Definitly
Leonin Skyhunter Definitly
Pride Sovereign Definitly
Skyhunter Skirmisher Definitly
Regal Caracal Definitly
Nacatl War-Pride Definitly
2 years 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.
2 years 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.
2 years 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.
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).
2 years ago
3 years ago
You don't have to go full super friends, but you should get as many planeswalkers as you can stand in the deck.
I don't remember what Atraxa comes with, but based on some of my own research, I'd also recommend a few others:
- Sage of Hours
- Noosegraf Mob
- Kalonian Hydra
- Fate Transfer
- Vigean Graftmage
- Steel Overseer
- Jenara, Asura of War
- Unspeakable Symbol
- Experiment Kraj
- Abzan Ascendancy
- Helium Squirter
- Plaxcaster Frogling
- Archmage Ascension
- Golem Foundry
- Titan Forge
- Inkmoth Nexus
- Crumbling Ashes
- Surge Node
- Lux Cannon
- Luminarch Ascension
- Magistrate's Scepter
4 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