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Creature — Cat Wizard
Exalted (Whenever a creature you control attacks alone, that creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.)
, Sacrifice Qasali Pridemage: Destroy target artifact or enchantment.
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Qasali Pridemage Discussion
6 days ago
So here is what I got!
Going by tcg market prices.
4x Baral, Chief of Compliance AER $3.52
4x Desperate Ritual CHK $1.60
2x Empty the Warrens Duel Deck $0.19
2x Gifts Ungiven MM3 $3.87
2x Grapeshot MMA $0.41
2x Pyretic Ritual M11 $1.03
2x Sleight of Hand 9ED $ 4.55
3x Manamorphose SHM $6.16
Total = $59.06
2x Voice of Resurgence DGM $11.75
1x Voice of Resurgence MM3 $9.29
1x Qasali Pridemage ARB $2.08
2x Wall of Roots MIR $0.84
2x Lightning Helix RAV HP $4.38
1x Path to Exile FNM $8.22
2x Renegade Rallier AER $0.25
1x Selfless Spirit EMN $3.27
1x Eldritch Evolution EMN $1.70
Let me know what you think!
1 week ago
Alright here's what I've come up with:
4x Baral, Chief of Compliance ($15.24 total, $3.81 ea)
4x Desperate Ritual ($6.64 total)
2x Empty the Warrens ($.78 total)
2x Gifts Ungiven ($8.8 total, $4.4 ea assuming MM3)
2x Grapeshot ($.96 total)
2x Pyretic Ritual ($2.88)
2x Sleight of Hand ($8.06 total, assuming 9ED)
3x Manamorphose ($20.76 total, assuming SHM)
3x Remand ($14.67 total)
2x Voice of Resurgence [Dragon's Maze] ($32.28 total)
1x Voice of Resurgence [MM3] ($12.93 total)
1x Scavenging Ooze [M14] ($3.5 total)
1x Qasali Pridemage [Alara Reborn] ($1.99 total)
2x Wall of Roots [Mirage] ($1.98 total)
2x Lightning Helix ($8.76 total) Heavily Played
1x Path to Exile F ($10.69 total) [FNM Promo]
2x Renegade Rallier ($.86 total)
1x Selfless Spirit ($3.88 total)
1x Eldritch Evolution ($1.99 total)
Note that the Lightning Helix's are OG Ravnica and HP, so I adjusted the price to the lowest you can buy a HP Rav one: $4.38. As always happy to provide pics :)
Otherwise the prices are all the prices listed on the site (TCG median?). The Path to Exile is the foil FNM promo.
I went by the editions listed on your decklist, so if any are different let me know!
Non-storm cards I was interested in are your Remands but I can take them out of the trade if you don't want to trade 'em.
Does this look okay to you? & PLEASE check my math it's not my specialty @_@
1 week ago
I'm a big fan of the update, the deck has come a long way. However there still are a few things that I think would make the deck better still:
Rounding out the curve so that it has the look of a descending staircase. To do this we need to replace a 3-drop with either a 1-, 2-, or 4-drop. Snake Umbra is definitely the weakest 3-drop.
Holy Mantle could still probably be replaced. I still find this card to be really unimpressive at 4 mana.
Lastly, Grasp of Fate is still missing. This card is really hard to pass up.
I don't want this to get lost in translation over multiple posts so I'll try to fix the curve and you can either agree or disagree with my adjustments...
You mentioned getting rid of the color fixing enchants like Abundant Growth and Unbridled Growth, but those are there for multiple reasons. They add to enchantment count (for both Ancestral Mask & Ethereal Armor), can filter and/or draw cards, and provide early game fixing. There is not really a need to remove them as they actually do more than you think.
The lands that I suggested were...Grove of the Burnwillows, Horizon Canopy, City of Brass, Mana Confluence, more fetches, and Okina, Temple to the Grandfathers. They will be better than the speed lands and with the replacement of more basic lands, better than the check lands as well. I definitely would not get rid of all your basics though.
My suggestion for your ideal land base would be...
1x Ancient Tomb
1x Arid Mesa
1x Marsh Flats
I also love that you have this deck tagged as "casual," this deck is a far cry from casual. Lol
2 weeks ago
It's definitely a very good start. Cards to keep an eye out for:
Spirit of the Labyrinth. This is a must-have for hatebears decks. Halting your opponents from card advantaging you out is insane.
Aura of Silence: Again, tax your opponents. Also has an incredible rider on it.
Lodestone Golem: Big beater? Check. Taxes your opponent? Check.
Leonin Arbiter: Tax your opponents, yet again.
Ethersworn Canonist: Like above, except also beats for 2. A great inclusion.
Samurai of the Pale Curtain: While not as amazing as he used to be, still a beater that hurts graveyard based decks.
Nezumi Graverobber: Okay, stealing creatures from yards, stripping them bare AND beating down? This guy just isn't fair. Also, Faerie Macabre does well, especially if you have to get something out of a yard.
Voidstone Gargoyle: At 5 mana, less important, but he can lock your opponents out of their commander. Or a board wipe. Or really anything.
Acidic Slime: Cheap, good, repeatable, also just generally good. Did I mention that he was good?
Eternal Witness: Semi-expensive rn, but if you have to get something back, accept NO substitutes.
Qasali Pridemage: Me-ow.
Phyrexian Revoker: Legacy staple, also beats for 2.
Dust Elemental: Save 3 dudes, get a beater. All-in-all, a win-win.
Hushwing Gryff: While it does turn off many cards, it also turns off your opponents. Use at your own risk.
Stonecloaker: Just do it.
Oblation: Just do it.
Soul Sculptor: 'Tis but a silly card, and one that really hurts some decks. Very, very badly.
Arena of the Ancients: Opponents relying on legendary creatures? Well fear not, because this turns them all off!
Most of these cards are sub-$2, but they may be somewhat hard to find. Keep an eye out, and your deck will quickly become terrifying.
Also, maybe 5-6 more lands?
3 weeks ago
Perhaps you can also add 2x Brimaz, King of Oreskos, 3/4 vigilance (= bolt-proof) for 3 mana that produces more cats when he attacks or blocks, which he can do both because of the vigilance!
3 weeks ago
Archangel of Thune If this doesn't die it just gains you so much value. It's expensive though..
Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit she can buff up your guys pretty quickly
Qasali Pridemage Sigh...i hate this guy, but he can blow up my enchantments. Also can blow up blood moon which can be relevent.
Tireless Tracker This guy is even good in modern, so much value over a longer game.
Fatal Push Must have.
Inquisition of Kozilek cheap hand hate that hits almost anything
Path to Exile Good removal
Thoughtseize more expensive hand hate, but hits 4 drops.
Abrupt Decay Yes!
Collective Brutality Can get a decent 2 for 1 easily out of this
yeah i've thought about abzan or Jund a lot for modern, but i'd never be able to build one.
3 weeks ago
Cat cards to consider:
Brimaz, King of Oreskos - Legendary cat that spawns cat tokens every time he attacks or blocks. I would recommend running 1-3 copies depending on your preference but definitely not a whole playset. This is because he is a bit high on the curve in terms of his mana cost, but he can be very useful regardless.
Fleecemane Lion - 3/3 beater for 1G and 1W and it can become indestructible and hexproof by late game so it can't leave the battlefield. You can't go wrong with running a playset.
Grizzled Leotau - If you want to play more defensively and basically have a wall in a cat, run this. But I wouldn't use more than one or two at most.
Qasali Ambusher - Hands down my favorite cat card. Free card when your opponent declares attackers, and it can block flyers on a 2/3 body. Easily run four of him.
Qasali Pridemage - Artifact and enchantment removal with exalted on a 2/2 body. Extremely versatile and has a lot going for it, run two to four depending on your preference or local meta/who you play with.
Steppe Lynx - For one mana, this can become a big beater with its landfall trigger especially when you have fetchlands such as Windswept Heath. Typically can be a fairly consistent 2/3, and with enough fetches he can be a 4/5 at most unless your playing a deck oriented around it's landfall ability such as Scapeshift for example but note that it is very susceptible to removal and probably can only serve as a chump blocker and die while you're defending. I'd run two at most and as little as none. Just something to keep in mind.
Whitemane Lion - I've seen decks that use this to abuse Qasali Ambusher and enter the battlefield triggers. Not really necessary in this deck how it stands now, but that is a route you can take as well if you're interested.
Wild Nacatl - Another Zoo staple, and the best one drop cat creature in my opinion. At the moment Loam Lion is considerably better than Wild Nacatl in a G/W deck. Nacatl is still good, but proves to excel if you splash red for mountains and that's really when Wild Nacatl gets an edge on Loam Lion to potentially become a 3/3 body by turn two at the earliest with help from shock lands, but is otherwise a 2/2 at most in G/W without red. Regardless, it's an incredible card for one mana and I would run a playset of it either way.
I have other suggestions regarding cards for cat/artifact equipment or lifegain decks if you're interested otherwise I can also help you out when it comes to suggestions for lands and your manabase too. If you're trying to be budget friendly please specify too, because I know decks can get expensive but I have more suggestions in mind if you're on a budget for the build. Oh and I'll try to include some ideal variations of Ajani too because it's apparent that you want to include him.
Anyways, hopefully you feel that my suggestions are useful and that my explanations for using them provided some direction as to where you want to go with it. Feel free to ask me questions any time I'm glad to help.
4 weeks ago
Qasali Pridemage solid sideboard card, Atarka's Command as well. Heroic Intervention against Anger of the Gods. Prowling Serpopard maybe as a singleton, Steppe Lynx good with fetch lands. Qasali Ambusher fun too.
Nice build, +1