Qasali Pridemage

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Common
Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas (DDH) Common
Alara Reborn (ARB) Common
Promo Set (000) Common

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Qasali Pridemage

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

SilverIronMan on A Knight On The Falls

15 hours ago

While the main plan of knightfall is to out value and out tempo our opponent, some of the cards that are used for this purpose are pretty toolbox-y. However, this isn't the main theme of knightfall. Therefore, I definitely don't plan to play more than 1x Eldritch Evolution, but that 1x is Not the flex sideboard spot (That's Courser of Kruphix and Reclamation Sage).

Eldritch Evolution is reasonable against fair, non-blue decks, but mostly, it's there for combo decks (Knightfall's worst matchups). Due to the sheer number of creatures in this deck, there is usually some creature that helps out in the matchup and is worth tutoring for. While you could try something like Chord of Calling for this reason, Chord of Calling is usually at least 2 turns slower.

It might be a little easier to say a few matchups that I'd bring it in for (not a full list): Affinity, Burn, Jund, Junk, Tron, Lantern Control, Dredge, Infect, Elves, and Living End. If you look at that list, Burn, Tron, Elves and Living End can be some pretty challenging matchups. The card does a bit more than double duty.

Affinity is a pretty favored matchup. For reference at the Modern Open, I played 4 matches against them and lost 1 game (albeit, I usually lose a few more game 1s). This seems to happen for a few reasons.

The biggest reason is because of Spell Queller. Spell Queller stops a relevant spell while being bigger (before buffs) than their fliers. Of course, it can also be flashed in before blocks with no spell on the stack. Therefore, I can not stress enough how much of an all-star this card is.

Knight of the Reliquary is also quite good in this matchup. It can tutor up a Ghost Quarter for any of they're relevant man-lands, and a Gavony Township to make Birds of Paradise trade.

Between 2x Qasali Pridemage, 2x Reflector Mage, and 4x Path to Exile, there's typically a bit of removal to handle the first threat (and sometimes a few after the first one).

The main plan is just to stall as long as you can and make as many favorable trades as possible. Hopefully, you can create enough of a board state where they lose too much by attacking (aka a board stall) and Knightfall rarely loses from a board stall.

Therefore, so long as you don't draw too many Scavenging Ooze and Voice of Resurgence and they don't have a super speedy draw (Mox Opal...), then game 1 can be pretty close. Of course, post-board Knightfall becomes favored.

-3x Scavenging Ooze, -3x Voice of Resurgence, -2x Retreat to Coralhelm for +1x Eldritch Evolution, +2x Izzet Staticaster (Best Card and generally what Eldritch Evolution finds), +2x Kitchen Finks(The gain 2 life and +1 power sells me on it over Voice of Resurgence even at the cost of one mana (Mostly because both suck in this matchup)), +1x Manglehorn, +1x Reclamation Sage, +1x Reflector Mage

Post-Board, around 1/3 of the deck is removal. Of course, once again, the goal is to stall for as long as possible. Once again, the longer the game, the higher the probability that knightfall wins.

LeaPlath on Thrace

1 week ago

Heya.

So getting into Modern can be pretty daunting, same for any older format. The fact is competitive magic will have people metagaming, trying to build the best deck etc, but honestly if you are just wanting to play FNM etc, it doesn't really matter?

If you wanna stay Green and White, I suggest some form of human tribal, leveraging cards like Thraben Inspector, Champion of the Parish, Thalia's Lieutenant, Gather the Townsfolk. It can be cheap, and it can just get free wins as you curve out really well.

An alternative would be more of a zoo/good stuff deck. Fleecemane Lion, Qasali Pridemage, that sort of generically good stuff on a 2-5 curve.

Or a third option would be some sort of cat deck? You really wanna be playing more midrangey with cards like Pride Sovereign being the core.

It looks to me also like you picked up the GW Cats EDH/Commander deck, which is always fun. That can go into just cat goodstuff, equipment or voltron strategies very easily.

xyr0s on How to turn modern?

2 weeks ago

Your project here is probably going to be incredibly frustrating, since even the cheapest budget decks in modern will win every game against you, as long as they don't get manascrewed/flooded. A deck that's simply modern-legal is going to teach you next to nothing, apart from how to lose games with grace (hopefully), because it would be extremely inconsistent, and have very few cards that are modern playable.

I'm sorry to tell you this, but if you want to play modern, you need to get a modern deck. Not necessarily an expensive deck (because... they're expensive). I have a real cheap one here: kuldotha 8whack. It's not great, in any way, but it's consistent - it tries to do the same thing every game, because the cards have overlapping functionality. You always draw a hand that tries to spam creatures and tokens, and kill by turn 4.

You have a couple of good cards, but consistency is really central. Consider Leonin Arbiter. It goes really well with something like Ghost Quarter, in a deck with a lot of cheap creatures. But it does most of its work in turns 2 to 4 (where you opponent would like to use fetchlands). Drawing it in turn 8 is close to irrelevant, unless your opponent is crazy about searching his library. So, decks that play it, tend to have 4 of them (or split 3 and 3 with Aven Mindcensor). It's also extremely rare to see Leonin Arbiter in the same deck as search effects - like Blighted Woodland or Evolving Wilds, since it also hits its own controller.

With budget-decks, you can often find something that you like - a certain synergy between cards, and then just go with it. For example, if you like the cheap green and white creatures and their piles of utility, you could assemble a bunch of the best 2 cmc creatures, make a deck from them (4 of each, of those you really like to have every game, as much as possible, 3 of each if you always like to have 1 but extra copies are redundant, 2 or 1 copy if you like them to come up every now and then but they are peripheral to your game plan). Then you add Immortal Servitude (a full set), and a couple of Return to the Ranks (for consistency - but it's not so good with your plan as immortal servitude). Good 2-drop creatures could be Elvish Visionary, Qasali Pridemage, Fleecemane Lion, and so on - but mostly look for creatures that do something when they "enter play/the battlefield" or which have an ability, that requires them to be sacrificed. And then your gameplan is something like: "Play a lot of small creatures, as fast as possible. Use them to trade 1-for-1 with opponents cards in play or for attacking. When you have enough mana, and run out of creatures on hand, you cast a mass-revival spell and the whole thing runs again". Honestly admitted, it's not a strategy that has won anything noteworthy. but it's an affordable deck with a coherent strategy, that teaches you a lot about magic and modern.

Snap157 on how to not get attacked

2 weeks ago

Palace Guard, Wall of Denial, Journey to Nowhere, all help tremendously, and lands would be a good inclusion. I feel like you should go towards an exalted build, which is pillowfort but can pump up a singular attacker for the slow win. For this, take out Geist of st traft, all trolls, one Gladecover Scout, all counterspells, 5-7 of the pump enchantments of your choice and add in a few Sublime Archangels, Qasali Pridemages, and Silent Arbiters, and 3 Silhana Ledgewalkers.

For a landbase that would work, I would put in 3x Breeding Pools, 4x Misty Rainforests, 3x Hallowed Fountains, 4x Flooded Strands, 3x Temple Gardens, 4x Windswept Heaths and 2x Cathedral of Wars.

Hope this helps! +1

chadsansing on Selesnya Midrange

2 weeks ago

If you'd like to stay away from Counters Company, you might include Voice of Resurgence for value and maybe a few lords, like Wilt-Leaf Liege, to pump your creatures.

Maybe a Managorger Hydra or Kalonian Hydra with Mistcutter Hydra in the sideboard?

Archangel Avacyn in the main to protect against wipes?

Wurms also seem good here, like an Armada Wurm and Advent of the Wurm for surprise.

Dryad Militant and Qasali Pridemage could be sideboard cards to make room for bigger mid-range creatures mainboard.

colton815 on Avacyn's Stampede

2 weeks ago

you need a lot more removal. Beast Within is pretty good. just be sure to use it during your opponents upkeep (before they draw, so they cant try to respond using the card they would draw) so that the token can't attack that turn. i'd also recommend taking the nylea out since you're gonna have trouble building your devotion to green. i'm not really sure what your goal here is. a lot of your creatures are pretty small. i'd also really recommend taking out Aegis of the Gods for 4 more lands since you're trying to use 4-drop cards and Fleecemane Lion. stick with creatures that are both white and green since you're running Wilt-Leaf Liege, but Qasali Pridemage seems like a sideboard card, not mainboard.

sylvannos on Selesnya Deck (First Deck)

2 weeks ago

Check out the Little Kid deck, then. You're already playing most of the cards in your deck, you just have to trim down to 60 cards and get rid of the lands that always come into play tapped.

So (from your current card pool) your deck would look like:

1x Flagstones of Trokair
6x Forest
9x Plains
2x Razorverge Thicket
2x Sunpetal Grove
3x Windswept Heath
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23 Lands

2x Ajani's Pridemate
1x Archangel of Thune
2x Fleecemane Lion
2x Loxodon Smiter
2x Narnam Renegade
3x Qasali Pridemage
2x Renegade Rallier
3x Soul Warden
3x Soul's Attendant
1x Voice of Resurgence
4x Watchwolf
4x Wilt-Leaf Liege
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29 Creatures

1x Ajani, Valiant Protector
1x Blessed Alliance
2x Condemn
4x Path to Exile
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8 Other Spells

The easiset way to improve this would be to add:

+4x Dryad Militant
+4x Experiment One
+2x Fleecemane Lion
+2x Loxodon Smiter
+1x Qasali Pridemage
+2x Razorverge Thicket
+2x Sunpetal Grove
+1x Windswept Heath

...and take out:

-2x Ajani's Pridemate
-1x Blessed Alliance
-2x Condemn
-2x Forest
-3x Plains
-2x Narnam Renegade
-3x Soul Warden
-3x Soul's Attendant

Your sideboard would be:

2x Beast Within
1x Blessed Alliance
3x Burrenton Forge-Tender
2x Condemn
2x Dawn Charm
2x Disenchant
1x Eidolon of Rhetoric
1x Nevermore
1x Nyx-Fleece Ram

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