Savannah Lions

Savannah Lions

Creature — Cat

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Set Rarity
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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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Block Constructed Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

Savannah Lions Discussion

Lame_Duck on Why Are Some Players so ...

5 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.

hungry000 on Oh Drat, It’s Cat Attack! (2.0)

6 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!

Silverdrake on

8 months ago

Maybe consider running Fleecemane Lion instead of Phantasmal Image ? You could also consider Savannah Lions instead of the 1x Sacred Cat , and maybe instead of a few of the Wild Nacatl s to reduce the likelihood that you'll need to fetch + shock for a red source you won't properly use. Pride Sovereign is another powerful cat, and Adaptive Automaton 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!

JP-Romero on

9 months ago

I disagree with Kjartan. At worst, Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip is a Savannah Lions . Still not at best case scenario, its a blocker that can turn indestructible.

So while his flipping will probably be minimal, I think it's still decent.

Feridia on G/W Counter Allies

11 months 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.

MegaMatt13 on

1 year ago

alexander.rokicki, thanks! I agree...I'm just developing the deck. Right now I'm including pretty much any white weenie I own. I agree that ultimately Thraben Inspector and Savannah Lions won't make the cut, though Savannah Lions could just for nostalgia value haha

Exist2Cease on Mardu Aggro Aristocrats

1 year ago

@Feltrix Thank you for the feedback. I've considered Elenda, but to me she has glaring issues. I like that she can become huge and burst open like a pinata, but thats ideal circumstances. She's useless on an empty board, she doesn't act like a pseudo Judith during a wrath, and she's a 1/1 on turn 4 in a meta where burn and removal are very prevalent. If there is a flaw in my assessment please let me know. As for Gutter, I get that Savannah Lions is a good card, but everytime I've played it it's never made much impact. Judith + Warboss make a Gutterbones every turn, I'd rather the 2 1/1's for 1.

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