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Creature — Cat
Pride Sovereign gets +1/+1 for each other Cat you control. W, Tap, Exert Pride Sovereign: Create two 1/1 white Cat creature tokens with Lifelink. (An exerted creature won't untap during your next untap step.)
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Pride Sovereign Discussion
1 week ago
First of all, your deck looks cool! I like it quite a lot. And on the other hand, you're wright when you say that this deck is weak to stuff like Sweltering Suns. A card that could do some good work in that case (probably a sideboard card) is Shield of the Realm, which prevents 2 damage of each source! Also, a really good card for token strategies is Anointer Priest. Specially against Mono-Red, the life gain is a huge deal.
Finally, I have a suggestion that is not a budget card at all, but it's super good! The card is Anointed Procession. I have a mate that had two of those in play, and eight Anointer Priest tokens (he embalmed twice), and he was making two cats tokens every other turn with Pride Sovereign. So basically, he was making 8 tokens instead, and gaining 64 life every other turn!!! :D
As I was saying, Anointed Procession is not a budget card, but it's stupidly good if you build arround it! I wouldn't go and buy a playset, specially because they're rotating out in 4 or 5 months, but if you can trade for them in your LGS, good on you! :D
Well, I hope this comment was of some help! Have fun brewing!
1 week ago
I have been trying to keep my early game cards green in an attempt to secure proper mana sources, but I like the suggestion of Black Cat. Adding more black mana sources would also help fire up Crypt Rats.
The splash of white started out as just a way to pay for Pride Sovereign's activated ability, but to be honest I have yet to get that done - I'm not a fan of exerting my best early beater. You might be right that it isn't worthwhile. I like Fertile Ground for the ramp-like effect, though, but might opt to let go of Sandsteppe Citadels - the fact that they come into play tapped is aggravating!
Thank you for the suggestions. I'll definitely be testing and tweaking some more with those in mind :)
1 week ago
Hope is to block attacking creatures with a Pride Sovereign or any cat with Alpha Status until you can get one of the combos set off. Crypt Rats can kill most of your opponents creatures if you can get enough or with deathtouch from Ogre Slumlord, but the deck is certainly not invincible!
I considered adding something like Cartouche of Strength or just a good old Doom Blade for spot removal, but I have trouble deciding what to let go of. I'm sure as I get some real play with this deck, It'll eventually evolve into something more well rounded :)
1 month ago
+3xAdventurous Impulse (3x$0.25), +2xLlanowar Elves (2x$0.25), +2xMemorial to Unity (2x$0.25), +3xLongtusk Cub (3x$0.25), +3xPride Sovereign(3x$0.99), +4xCompulsory Rest(4x$0.25), +1xRegal Caracal ($1.49), +1xForest, +2xProwling Serpopard(from sideboard)(+21) =$7.97 (US$ from cardkingdom. Maybe not the regal and a sovereign if buying locally)
-4 scrounging bandar, -4 pouncing cheetah, -4 call to unity, -2 durable handycraft, -4 abascade, divine verdict, oath of ajani, growing rites of itlamoc (-21)
So with Dominaria getting released in less than a week cards I'd consider are Adventurous Impulse, Llanowar Elves and maybe even a couple Memorial to Unity. Elves lets you play your spells a turn early and the others make it a lot harder to get screwed on mana while letting you dig for your tribal bombs.
I'm assuming you don't have more Longtusk Cubs because with Ixalan, when you say you last updated the deck, being when energy was the entire meta they might have been a little pricy. They are a penny a piece now so I'd suggest picking up a couple over Pouncing Cheetah or Scrounging Bandar.
Also I'd run more lands. At least 23.
Durable Handicraft, Call for Unity and Oath of Ajani arn't viable in standard atm. You're sacrificing tempo to force through damage late game. Most well tuned control or mid-range decks could easy stabilize before you start to do anything really aggressive, aggro will keep those cards dead in your hand and combo will have you dead on turn 4. Not to mention that anything leaning on removal only needs to one for one your creatures and render your random do nothing enchantments useless without even having to directly answer them. Your best strategy with this type of deck is to either bite hard and not let go or play cards like Vanquisher's Banner or Lifecrafter's Bestiary and draw so many cards your opponent runs out of removal.
1 month ago
davcot while Pride Sovereign is a nice cat synergy card, it is just to slow for a deck like this. if your looking for the lifelink then it would be better to go for Regal Caracal. The creature gives you instant tokens that have lifelink by default but also gives +1/+1 and lifelink to other cats. This would be more like a sidedeck card to help against mono red decks or similar aggro decks to give you some bounce back in the rush wars.
davcot on G/W Tokens
1 month ago
Have you considered Pride Sovereign ? This would add cat tokens with lifelink while boosting the stats of the sovereign itself ... It may be worth giving a try !
Have fun !
1 month ago
Pride Sovereign is definitely right at the top of the evaluation cut list, I'm trying to determine if the exert is just too slow for him. His benefit is that he gets bigger based on other Cats, and he can create Lifelink cats which helps with blocks, Felidar Sovereign, etc. But exert is slow. I've been thinking lately he should be a Sensei's Divining Top or another Tutor, like Eldrich Evolution or something along that lines.
I'm not sure Longtusk Cub is the right guy though. Nothing else in the deck produces or uses energy, he'd be alone. for a 2/2 isn't that good a deal. If he entered with 2 energy making him a 3/3 you might have a good case. Then he has to damage a players life before he can get +1/+1, that's way to slow of a migration, as slow or slower than the Pride Sovereign exert!
It's a delicate balance, I feel like I'm at a critical low point on having enough "Cat" creatures for Arahbo, Roar of the World and Felidar Sovereign is definitely on the weaker side of that (I would never Tutor him), but on the other hand Longtusk Cub isn't going to improve it.
A full on Aggro strategy (which is where I first went with this deck) was a colossal failure, only after moving into Tutor, Infect and Mid-range combo stabilization did it start effectively working.
1 month ago
Great build! Ich wonder why Longtusk Cub hasn't been mentioned yet. Looks superior to Pride Sovereign to me since it benefits from doublestrike and is cheaper. Would be great if you could commment on this!