Creature — Cat
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|Mystery Booster (MYS1)||Common|
|Masters 25 (A25)||Common|
|Masters Edition IV (ME4)||Uncommon|
|Ninth Edition (9ED)||Rare|
|Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB)||Rare|
|Eighth Edition (8ED)||Rare|
|Fourth Edition (4ED)||Rare|
|4th Edition Foreign Black Border (4EDFBB)||Rare|
|Revised Edition (3ED)||Rare|
|Revised Foreign Black Border (3EDFBB)||Rare|
|Unlimited Edition (2ED)||Rare|
|Collector's Edition (CED)||Rare|
|International Collector's Edition (CEI)||Rare|
|Limited Edition Beta (LEB)||Rare|
|Limited Edition Alpha (LEA)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Savannah Lions Discussion
2 weeks ago
I'm not a huge fan of Howling Mine in general, since it helps your opponent draw more lands to recover from Armageddon. You definitely don't need 4 Library in addition to 3 Mines. I'd cut some or all of the Mines in favor of something like Icy Manipulator, which can double as mana denial and creature control. I think the original Erhnam-geddon decks also included a handful of efficient creatures for early chip damage or defense (Savannah Lions, White Knight, Order of Leitbur, that sort of thing), if you don't like the Icy Manipulator idea.
Also, I just noticed that Black Vise isn't in here. It should be an auto-include in the maindeck unless you tend to run into a lot of aggro decks that empty their hands quickly.
1 month ago
Hey, good job upgrading the precon.
You could cut several higher CMC cards to reduce the avg. CMC which can help to speed up the deck. An advantage of Kaheera is it's a three drop anthem effect for Cats therefore more one drop and two drop Cats you can get on the battlefield before you play Kaheera the more attacking you can do. Lower CMC Cats are also better with lots of equipment since easier to have mana to equip to the turn you play a Cat. Arahbo is the high CMC Cat you want to cast and it's easy access in the Command Zone.
Cats to consider adding:
- Wild Nacatl
- Loam Lion
- Savannah Lions
- Adorned Pouncer
- Ajani's Pridemate
- Skyhunter Skirmisher
- Mirror Entity
Cats with double strike become real threats when their power is increased. Entity is a Cat since it's a changeling; it's also a mana sink to make all Cats high power/toughness until end of turn. When you activate Entity it changes the power/toughness of each Cat you control, then any other effects that increase the power/toughness of Cats are also applied to each Cat. Nacatl and Loam can benefit from dual lands that are both a Plains and a Forest: Temple Garden, Canopy Vista, Scattered Groves. Farseek and Nature's Lore can search for one of these lands.
Other cards to consider adding:
- Sigarda's Aid: can cast equipment at instant speed and can equip to a creature you control for no mana cost when equipment ETB.
- Eladamri's Call: instant creature tutor.
- Open the Armory: tutor for an equipment.
- Talisman of Unity
- Selesnya Signet
- Elemental Bond: draw when a 3 or more power Cat ETB. If there's effects that increase the power/toughness of Cats then these effects are applied as the Cat ETB. If these effects give the Cat 3 or more power then you can draw when it ETB. Works with tokens also.
- Duelist's Heritage: give a Cat double strike until end of turn.
Cards to consider cutting:
- Elfhame Palace
- Vivid Grove
- Vivid Meadow
- Jareth, Leonine Titan
- Jedit Ojanen of Efrava
- Nissa's Pilgrimage
- Hero's Blade
- Moonsilver Spear
- Sigiled Sword of Valeron
- Loxodon Warhammer
- Icon of Ancestry
- Frondland Felidar
- Huntmaster Liger
- Jazal Goldmane
- Zendikar Resurgent
- Door of Destinies
Good luck with your deck.
2 months ago
Artifact - Equipment
I don't want white to have a soldier/Human equipment, as that's already done. Either Aven (Bird), Leonin (Cat) or Kitsune (Fox) equipment.
Personally I think Cat or Bird should be White's characteristic race, not Humans. Alpha has no White Birds, while Savannah Lions were in Alpha and are really indicative of what white's about. White also had no Human support in Alpha, while , , and each had a lord for their characteristic race.
9 months ago
For a less useless answer: some people just prefer when the game doesn't take itself too seriously. Yes, it's goofy that a Squirrel can fight Savannah Lions to the death but it's just as goofy that a Jackal Pup can do the same to Grizzly Bears . You're never going to be able to resolve the conflict between the gameplay abstraction and the flavour in a 100% consistent way and some players enjoy it more when WotC embrace the absurdity a bit.
See also: the appeal of the Un- sets.
11 months ago
For starters, I would drop all the noncreature spells you're currently playing. That gives you 8 cards to work with; 4 of those are Path to Exile (or if you still want to keep it kinda budget On Thin Ice ) and for the other 4 I'd play Metallic Mimic . When you have access to potentially 16 one-drops (all really good one-drops, at that) Mimic is pretty insane.
After that, I'd cut down 2 Regal Caracal and a land (or -3 Caracal and -2 lands) and finish the playsets of Loam Lion , Savannah Lions , and Pride Sovereign . Caracal is a super strong card, but with a really good lord like King of the Pride and equally good aggro 1-2 drops, you don't actually need it.
Another thing you could do if you cut all the Caracals is play a set of Aether Vial . You would be able to get away with 21 lands that way since the top end of your curve would be 3 cmc and you'd have Vial. To make it simple, the changes would be this: -3 Caracal , -3 Forest/Plains, +1 Loam Lion , +1 Pride Sovereign , +4 Aether Vial . Given the power of Aether Vial, this would be the most competitive way to make this deck in my humble opinion.
For late game card advantage, 4 Horizon Canopy will do the trick, especially after cutting Caracals and even more so with Vial. As for the rest of the mana base, it's relatively simple to upgrade: 4 Windswept Heath , 2-3 Temple Garden , some fast lands and maybe a check land, and voila!
A final tip: if you have the gall, you can cut a set of 1-drops to fit in a set of Leonin Arbiter . Not only is it on theme, but it is great against more competitive decks with fetches and works with Path to Exile and Ghost Quarter . Arbiter is especially good at instant speed with Aether Vial since you can flash it in in response to a fetch, so there's some more incentive to turn this into a Vial deck. Remember not to play fetches yourself, though.
Hope this helps!
1 year ago
Maybe consider running
? You could also consider
instead of the 1x
, and maybe instead of a few of the
s to reduce the likelihood that you'll need to fetch + shock for a red source you won't properly use.
is another powerful cat, and
could even maybe find a place in this list.
Since your curve tops out at 4x a 5 drop, I'd also suggest trimming 2-3 lands.
Whatever you decide to do, good luck and have fun!
1 year ago
So while his flipping will probably be minimal, I think it's still decent.
1 year ago
I recommend another one drop creature; Expedition Envoy , Stoneforge Acolyte , Savannah Lions , Elvish Mystic , Llanowar Elves , Sunblade Elf , Something like these would work great in this deck, I also recommend some green or white removal to stay alive till you get wide. Mana Tithe , Rebuff the Wicked , Path to Exile And If you want to keep it at 20 lands, I recommend you add in some land ramp; Harvest Season , Traverse the Ulvenwald Besides that, it looks like a fun deck. And if you want to play it like that, it would probably do pretty good for a FNM, at least from the ones ive been too. And like I said there are more cards out there that accomplish the same things.