Creature — Cat Snake
Prowling Serpopard can't be countered.
Creature spells you control can't be countered.
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Prowling Serpopard Discussion
2 weeks ago
The way my store runs commander events, we are not allowed to prevent anyone from playing in games for any reason (barring harassment or the like). As a group, we have agreed that bringing cEDH decks to casual events isn't a very sporting thing to do and we even agree to designate non-FNM days for cEDH games. Still, 2-3 of the roughly 40-50 players that come through the store are not willing to abide by that agreement. Many of us have had conversations with these individuals, and in one case, this did in fact resolve the problem. In an ideal world, every dispute would end this way, but reality isn't so kind. For the other cases, they are more than happy to hide behind the store policy and go on massive winning streaks despite a total lack of prize support and the inevitable isolation their behavior brings. It's absolutely their right to make that decision. In response though, I feel the rest of us should have access to as many tools as possible to improve the quality of our experience.
As for Archetype of Endurance, I should note that I usually get Prowling Serpopard out first and I have both Trolls of Tel-Jilad and Tajuru Preserver in the deck (which is composed of only lands and creatures for gimmicks' sake BTW). More than that though, my meta really is on the weaker side apart from the handful of outliers. Despite having 0 instants, sorceries, artifacts, or enchantments, my Momir is still on the very upper end of the meta's power level. When I mentioned that Sekki deck, that wasn't a hypothetical- that actually happened XD
Anyway, I apologize if I've seemed overly argumentative or combative. Maybe I'm still bitter about losing to Iona, Shield of Emeria for 5 years while competitive players kept telling me to get good, and now I secretly want them to suffer the same pain. I'll have to mention that to my therapist...
3 weeks ago
Thank you, LeaPlath so much!!! Finally, some real help! I think Angel of Invention is good, but Prowling Serpopard for 2 mana less has the same P/T, unless I want to sacrifice or somehow use some servo tokens. I'll definitely run one of Tithe Taker and some of Eldritch Evolution. Felidar Guardian isn't legal in Pioneer.
How does "Bounding Krasis and Hippo let you turn any 2 drop into a 5 drop in a single turn."? They don't tap or untap lands.
I'm thinking about adding bounce cards for the off chance that someone puts something into my control, which destroys many combos, and on top of that they count as delayers and making the enemy re-use his manabase if he wants to cast it again.
And, I have a dumb question to ask. Does Yorion exile any non-land permanent until the opponent's endstep and then returns it? What's the point of running Yorion?
TriusMalarky a toolbox deck isn't supposed to work perfectly. It is just an archetype that very few people play especially in pioneer. If it were the best, it would actually be a deck that is used on youtube.
And, if I'm not mistaken, Neoform is almost as good as Birthing Pod, but it's not a repeatedly usable artifact, which makes Birthing Pod something that would be banned (too good for playing with!) as it only costs -life and 1 mana.
And what's the fun in magic if you don't make new decks? I know that combos are very popular, but I would rather play without them or try to ruin someone's chance of using an infinite combo or limited combo on me. If I can ruin their combos, that means that I can actually have a chance of winning when facing combo decks. For instance, if I bounced inverter before it entered my control.
4 weeks ago
In that birthing pod deck, there really isn't any synergy either, just +P/+T counters as a main thing. Sure, each card is good on its own, and you could say that mine are as well. Prowling Serpopard is a solid 3 CMC for 4/3 and removes creature counter-spells. I could move that to the sideboard, but it's pretty good for attacking. Matter Reshaper is useful for all of those permanents worth 3 or less, and is also good for a 3/2 for 3, and can be a chump blocker as well as a damager; esesntially with Matter Reshaper I'm paying at most 3 for anything that I draw that is 3 or less, plus the Matter reshaper itself. I could also move that to the sideboard if needed. Thought-Knot Seer is a hand-control plus 4/4 creature for 4. I removed some hand control so that this creature is useful, as it doubles as a creature as well as with ETB hand control, which can be blinked. Sylvan Caryatid is essential ramp for my manabase. The only cards that aren't useful on their own are Walker of the Wastes, and Tithe Taker, but costs 2 CMC and is very useful against burn/counter/instants as well as mana-triggered abilities etc,. Walker of the Wastes could be replaced by a higher mana powerful useful Eldrazi, as when I use Sylvan Caryatid and Cryptolith Rite, they are 'of any color' and I don't think colorless is a color. Which is why I have a ton of wastes as lands. Yes, I know that my manabase sucks, but I don't want to run a ton of 1x expensive dual and shock lands, and I plan on testing out many decks when Pioneer MTG Arena arrives.
Thought-Knot Seer is one of my favorite cards.
4 weeks ago
TBH, unless I have a lot more creatures that are toolbox creatures, I don't need Neoform even though it is far better than Grim Tutor, and likewise for Fiend Artisan, which are the two best cards you showed me that search the library for creatures. What toolbox creatures should I run so that I can utilize these cards? Foulmire Knight is great for his adventure ability as well as his deathtouch being a 1/1 for 1 mana. Prowling Serpopard and Tithe Taker are also good toolbox creatures, especially if facing counter or burn decks. Sylvan Caryatid is a great ramp card, and since it has hexproof people won't bolt the bird. It's a really weird mixture of cards, but I think they're all great.
1 month ago
But don't you think that 27 cats is enough, TriusMalarky?? I'd rather cut some cats and get more lands. Remember that this is also a token deck, so Pride Sovereign would greatly benefit when there are a lot of tokens of 1/1 lifelink cats which also get buffs.
Pride Sovereign in numbers of 2 is really useful with Blessed Alliance, and can generate tokens on his own. I am using Regal Caracal for tokens as well. I have 4x Anointed Procession for a reason. I've usually had great success using tokens in my cat deck. I also have 1xSundering Growth for its populate ability not to mention it will be useful if I ever need a artifact or enchantment removed, which will most likely be hard to draw this card, but regardless I believe it will be used often in games.
The reason I don't have many Feline Sovereigns is because I traded one for Unbreakable Formation. This balances out my ability to have +1/+1 with a creature and instant. But does the Feline Sovereign only give +1/+1 when its on the battlefield, or not?
I_Want_To_PlayAllTheDecks Birthing Pod is really nice. But I don't think I could use that to eternalize adorned pouncer or anything like that; the only card it would work on is Regal Caracal when paying 4 or 3 mana and 2 life for making a 5 mana creature. And Karn, the Great Creator is only useful if I'm running lots of artifacts. And what is CoCo? With Ajani's Pridemate if I have a lot of 1/1 lifelink cat tokens, and attack with those using Encircling Fissure, I can buff him up so much it will be very useful to have Setessan Training and/or Angelic Gift.
Adorned Pouncer is very expensive mana-wise when you eternalize it, so it will be late in the game when I use it. Same goes for Fleecemane Lion. And Bronzehide Lion is expensive for making a single creature indestructible when I can use something like Unbreakable Formation for 1 more mana cost while buffing my entire army. Yes, they're good for 3/3 for 2 mana, but regardless I have other cards for that. For instance, Prowling Serpopard is very useful against blue counter heavy decks, covering my entire army with their ability, and is a 4/3 for 3 mana.
Angelic Gift is a must if I'm facing flying decks or if there are decks that don't have fliers or reach so I can deal direct damage, and on top of that it functions as a 2 mana cost draw 1. Just think if I used that on a Eternalized Adorned Pouncer!
What I need are tutors or something that allows me to pick out what I need for whatever occasion; that's how a good toolbox deck would work. Perhaps splashing black for Agonizing Remorse and Lay Bare the Heartand Grim Tutor??? Hand control is great when you know what cards are best in their hand, and Grim Tutor is currently the best tutor in Pioneer, I think.
1 month ago
Geschlechts thanks for the suggestion :)
I have already considered Allosaurus Shepherd, but I already run Prowling Serpopard, and I prefer to protect my creatures over only green spells. I also rarely have more than 1 elf out by the time I want to swing, so the pump ability doesn't interest me a whole lot.
1 month ago
Hello, Kaiser_Silver7 and thanks for posting!
I can't afford Temple Garden. And, Unclaimed Territory can be a problem if I draw anything other than a creature card, and on top of that everything in my deck is either green or white so it's no big deal to go without Unclaimed Territory.
Also, Always Watching will be useless with my tokens, as I plan on spamming 1/1 lifelink cats. I like watchers of the dead because it's a solid 2/2 and can be sacrificed to empty graveyards. I like Encircling Fissure because it is what will allow me to attack with tons of cat tokens without sacrificing them to the blocker.
Unbreakable Formation costs 1 white and 2 generic, so it's just as good as Feline Sovereign, the difference being that one is a creature that can be killed, and the other an instant.Should I replace Feline Sovereign with Unbreakable Formation? I mean, both are really useful.
Collected Company could be useful, as I have generally 3 mana cost cards or lower, but it costs 4 mana for what is 3 or less mana, and I don't know the chances of drawing a 3 or lower mana card. Perhaps you can show me the mathematics behind it? I don't particularly like cards that say 'draw X' and then 'keep x and discard x'. I have Angelic Gift and Setessan Training for drawing power, but they also have other benefits.
What cards would you cut from my collection of creatures?
I'm trying to make this a toolbox deck, which is why i have Sundering Growth, Angelic Gift, Blessed Alliance,Prowling Serpopard, and Watchers of the Dead. Anything that will make it more varied in being prepared for anything would be great!
2 months ago
Hey there! In the next comment I'll touch on the mana-base, but in this one, I'll give you some cats, or cards that revolve around cats! Maybe consider some of the following!
- Kaheera, the Orphanguard
- Prowling Serpopard
- Jedit Ojanen of Efrava
- Brimaz, King of Oreskos
- Lost Leonin
- Mirri, Cat Warrior
- King of the Pride
- Qasali Slingers
- Feline Sovereign
- Mirror Entity
- Metallic Mimic
- Adaptive Automaton
- Coat of Arms
- Alpha Status
- Crown of Awe
- Crown of Vigor
- Descendants' Path
- Shared Triumph
- Steely Resolve
- Belbe's Portal
- Cryptic Gateway
- Door of Destinies
- Konda's Banner
- Obelisk of Urd
- Urza's Incubator