Creature — Cat
Embalm (, Exile this card from your graveyard: Create a token that's a copy of it, except it's a white Zombie Cat with no mana cost. Embalm only as a sorcery.)
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Sacred Cat Discussion
3 days ago
There are a couple ways you can take a deck like this. The changes that Shadowhand is suggesting with Hidden Stockpile, Anointed Procession, Sacred Cat and Anointer Priest can really go crazy with the life totals- esp with multiple processions out.
The other way is with cards like Stitcher's Graft and Always Watching . Life linkers who don't tap w\ a +3+3 raise your life total pretty quickly. You put the graft on the Felidar and you either win by damage or you win by life total.
So depending on which way you go will determine what cards you play. However, cards that just give you life are not going to help you. You want to gain life by doing something your opponent has to deal with.
3 days ago
1 week ago
You'll want anthem effects (+1/+1 for all) for your army of cats since you'll be going wide. If you're planning on going with a token army with Oketra and her monument, Regal Caracal, and zombie cats, then Oath of Ajani is a nice pump (and on cat theme, and it helps get your Ajani out sooner). If you're not relying on tokens as much, then Always Watching is a good, but more expensive, addition.
I like your addition of Rhonas and the Viziers. Rhonas can give your cats some extra punchiness, and Vizier effectively gives you an extra card in your hand at all times.
I have a non-token cat build if you'd like to see a similar approach to the Cats, Cat Fight!.
1 week ago
Thanks Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor. I have considered Hidden Stockpile. I worry that it just doesn't do enough and is too slow. In the perfect situation, it will help us grind through a long creature based back and forth, but we do alright in that match anyway. When we are trying to beat control or aggro, it just does too little. Just my thoughts.
I really like Bontu the Glorified and Zulaport Cutthroat in an aristocrats deck. Fun to play, but they need lots of creatures to sac. MTG Goldfish just posted a version a few days ago as an example. The deck benefits from token generators like Doomed Dissenter or Sacred Cat. We just don't have room for all that in this deck.
Forsake the Worldly is great in my mainboard, but entirely because cycle gets it out when its not needed. The meta has enough targets that are disrupted by this to make it useful. I have found it helpful very often, and am kinda surprised I don't see it more. Cycle is really really good.
Thanks for the suggestions!
1 week ago
Joebert: Supernatural Stamina works with both Wayward Servant and Plague Belcher, as well as Throne of the God-Pharaoh if you run it, so I actually prefer it to the other options. Yoshiman, I've actually had good results against vehicles and harvester with a similar deck, just by running over them. The more kill spells I put in, the slower the deck becomes, and it's just not worth it. The only thing this deck dies to outright is dedicated control, which Sacred Cat is actually surprisingly good against.Metalyx, I agree with the previous comment of getting rid of the colorless creatures to fully abuse Diregraf Colossus. There are just too many good zombos to NOT play them. Good deck tho. +1 Feel free to check out my version AKH B/W Triggered Zombies.
1 week ago
these are all great cards, and you've put them together nicely. You want to focus on a theme though, like here, you have stuff like Champion of Rhonas that would work so well with high mana creatures.
IMO, you should focus on tokens. For tokens, running strategies like embalm would work. For example, Noose Constrictor to discard embalmers (which are Trueheart Duelist, Sacred Cat, Anointer Priest, etc), and then using Anointed Procession, you keep getting double tokens. For planeswalkers, Nissa, Vital Force is powerful, but Nissa, Nature's Artisan is not as necessary.
I would also suggest cutting down to 60 cards, to maximize your consistency (E.g. trying to draw 1 Vizier of the Menagerie out of a 60 card deck versus out of a 10000 card deck i.e. you want to have the lowest deck size possible so you can consistently draw your important cards)
and the good thing is, this is very budget friendly. If you want, you can take a look at my bant embalm that i've been working on, An Amalgamation of the Embalmed. the main difference is that I run blue, allowing me to use powerful walkers like Tamiyo, Field Researcher, and good cards for tokens like Aven Wind Guide.
I hope you enjoy this game as much as I do! good luck =)
2 weeks ago
2) You don't need both Panharmonicon and Annointed Procession. Go with only Annointed Procession. The only difference between the two in this deck is that Procession works with Sacred Cat and Panharmonicon doesn't.
3) You should definitely get a bit more removal. I'd say have at least 4 removal spells. I'm not sure what's good on a budget though.
2 weeks ago
Instead, for a fun budget list, I recommend going all-in on a zombie tribal theme. 4x Lord of the Accursed is a must (I'd swap them in for the Solemn Recruits, and I'd go with an extra Wayward Servant. Call me crazy, but I also think Sacred Cat makes sense, because it's an early drop, and can be embalmed cheap, which the deck needs more of, and has synergy with all of your token and zombie related cards.
The cartouches aren't a great fit for the deck. Consider another Anointed Procession and possibly some card draw or extra token generation like Hidden Stockpile (which doesn't make zombies but it triggers token synergy and ETB gain life/deal damage synergy). Rather than Cast Out, I'd think about trying to get a playset of Anguished Unmaking because it's gentle with your wallet and versatile removal.
As my last suggestion, In Oketra's Name could be a strong finisher to close out the game once you have a big board of weenies, rather than just bleeding them out slowly.
Hope some of this helped, and good luck!