Qasali Ambusher


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shards of Alara (ALA) Uncommon

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Qasali Ambusher

Creature — Cat Warrior


If a creature is attacking you and you control a Forest and a Plains, you may play Qasali Ambusher without paying its mana cost and as though it had flash.

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Qasali Ambusher Discussion

justoxbusto on Cats with Ghats

2 weeks ago

this deck is hilarious. Qasali Ambusher is ridiculous in this deck, like wtf. and how on earth is Prowling Serpopard a cat? lmfao. the only card I'm not too crazy about is Qasali Pridemage. he's good but I just don't think exalted is going to be all that useful in a deck with 30 creatures that spits out tokens. but he is an able cat body that can remove stuff so thats good in itself at 2 mana. my only suggestions would be to swap Sunpetal Grove for something like Canopy Vista / Temple Garden / Scattered Groves to help ensure you get the qasali trigger. obviously with 8 plains 8 forest you're hitting it most of the time anyway, but it might add some consistency. all in all its pretty cool I like how its pulling cats from all different eras of magic.

Memphismaymagic5 on Furry Friends

2 months ago

Cool idea! Your deck is mostly based on standard cards, but in modern, there are a lot of great options for a cat-themed deck.

You can consider the following cards:


fluffyeel on Swarm of Cats

3 months ago

Ooh, Cats. I helped build a tribal cat deck with my brother, but in Naya colors (partly for Wild Nacatl). At least in Selesnya colors, though, you still have a lot of cat-tastic options.

Some suggestions:

  • Loam Lion comes down fast as a 2/3 with a Temple Garden in play, but, if you go with Loam Lion, you need four Temple Gardens. I would run more Temple Gardens in lieu of the Sunpetal Groves, though (or even Canopy Vista!), because having both of the land types is somewhat useful here.
  • More Qasali Ambushers are a good option if you're running more dual lands, especially since they trade with/kill a lot of fast threats and are my favorite price of all (free).
  • Run more Qasali Pridemages if possible, especially with Lantern decks everywhere.
  • In the sideboard, I might consider Thorn of Amethyst to deal with creature-light decks and Rest in Peace instead of the Relic of Progenitus. You can also use Angel's Grace and Dawn Charm as a possibility to deal with insta-kills (and I'd think Dawn Charm's better than Druid's Deliverance).
  • While I fully approve of Stony Silence, maybe a singleton Fracturing Gust would be worthwhile to deal with affinity and lantern: it kills all artifacts for a low price, even though it costs five mana (but, against lantern, many of the super-troublesome artifacts don't require the use of activated abilities to screw things up. Alternately, you have Kataki, War's Wage, which kinda looks cat-like...
  • Ajani, Caller of the Pride is a good planeswalker, but you need to be ahead to make him work. I prefer Elspeth, Knight-Errant, as she buffs your attacking kitties and makes guys to protect you if your board is empty. (Plus, she might also fit the theme...(?))

Memphismaymagic5 on Hello Kitty [Edit]

3 months ago

Thank you for your time and suggestions! I currently run my landbase on cards I have (so no Arid Mesa in my case).

I used to play 3 Brimaz and 4 Lightning Helix over 2 Atarka's Command. Brimaz is such a strong card, especially in this deck, so I might consider playing 3 copies again.

Not sure about Steppe Lynx though. I'm afraid that with only 20 lands (even if we play a lot of fetches), Steppe Lynx is just going to end up as a chump blocker. I really like Qasali Ambusher for the suprise element and it's great against cards like Delver of Secrets  Flip and Goblin Guide, especially if you played a turn 1 Temple Garden.

SynergyBuild on Hello Kitty

3 months ago

Your average non-land CMC is 1.846, color ratios are pretty clean, a couple landbase points:

Drop a Temple Garden, up a Brimaz, King of Oreskos, 3 is fine in testing, and he is the midrange king.

Drop a few Qasali Ambushers and add a few Steppe Lynx, the fetch lands help this out a ton, being a 4/5 for one mana.

To Support the lynx and Brimaz, upping the white mana seems smart, if you decide to do these changes, I'd suggest dropping a mountain, and throwing in a couple Arid Mesa by dropping a plains as well.

I'll build up a quick decklist for this on my account.

kamelyan on Mirri, Kitty Cat Token Army - Pre-Con Edit

3 months ago

Fleetfoot Panther, Bow of Nylea, Qasali Ambusher, and Whitemane Lion. Just a few suggestions.

I did a minor edit, as well, for the Cat Precon. Take a gander.

Swear by Arahbo's Sword

Commander / EDH kamelyan


bradc1988 on you've gotta be KITTEN me right MEOW!

3 months ago

So many solid Cats that aren't being played! As mentioned previously by others, this deck is really slow and the curve is huge. No removal really hurts. Why no Path to Exile? Also with those colours Dromoka's Command can really do work in this kind of deck.

Leonin Arbiter
Loam Lion
Qasali Ambusher
Qasali Pridemage
Fleecemane Lion

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