Skyhunter Skirmisher

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Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Common
Commander 2014 (C14) Uncommon
Tenth Edition (10E) Uncommon
Fifth Dawn (5DN) Uncommon

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Skyhunter Skirmisher

Creature — Cat Knight

Flying, double strike (This creature can't be blocked except by creatures with flying or reach, and it deals both first-strike and regular combat damage.)

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Skyhunter Skirmisher Discussion

Spirits on Arahbo, Xenagos... for Cats EDH

1 week ago

Posting this Cats that don't suck list to research later, as MegaMatt13 commented, Pride Sovereign is a little weak, plus I find that 24 cats is a little short, although I've won games without playing a cat Stonehewer Giant + Puresteel Paladin + Grafted Exoskeleton.

I excluded many aggro cats because I feel that's not the right way to win in a multi-player format.

I'm sure I've missed some cats. I also have added some cats that do suck, but evaluating combos with them.

CMC1

Loam Lion, Sacred Cat, Trained Caracal, Wily Bandar

CMC2

Adorned Pouncer, Ajani's Pridemate, Ajani's Sunstriker, Felidar Cub, Fleecemane Lion, Hungry Lynx, Initiate's Companion, Leonin Arbiter, Leonin Relic-Warder, Leonin Shikari, Lost Leonin, Metallic Mimic, Qasali Pridemage, Scrounging Bandar, Sunspear Shikari, Whitemane Lion

CMC3

Brimaz, King of Oreskos, Fleetfoot Panther, Kemba, Kha Regent, Mirri, Cat Warrior, Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist, Mirror Entity, Pride Sovereign, Prowling Serpopard, Qasali Ambusher, Skyhunter Skirmisher, Stalking Leonin

CMC4

Ajani's Chosen, Alms Collector, Balan, Wandering Knight, Chameleon Colossus, Felidar Guardian, Jazal Goldmane, Leonin Abunas, Leonin Battlemage, Seht's Tiger, Taj-Nar Swordsmith, Temur Sabertooth

CMC5

Arahbo, Roar of the World, Changeling Hero, Changeling Titan, Pride of Lions, Qasali Slingers, Regal Caracal

CMC6

Felidar Sovereign, Jareth, Leonine Titan, Jedit Ojanen of Efrava, Nacatl War-Pride, Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith

CMC7

Phantom Nishoba, Raksha Golden Cub, Spirit of the Hearth

Please recommend any cats i've missed!

GoneWithLaw on Arahbo's Pride

3 weeks ago

For the Turn 3 Lost Leonin kill, consider adding some redundancy with Duelist's Heritage and Silverblade Paladin for the 3-drops. For the long game, True Conviction also fills that role.

Grafted Exoskeleton turns all of your cats into Lost Leonin, and can be tutored easily in your deck.

Triumph of the Hordes turns your Adorned Pouncer and the Skyhunter Skirmisher you should be running into one-shots as well.

Nylea, God of the Hunt and Rhonas the Indomitable come down much earlier than Stonehoof Chieftain, and also provide trample/pump for your creatures.

GoneWithLaw on A Horde of Hungry Garfields

3 weeks ago

The lack of Lost Leonin in this deck is painful! It's a T3 kill with Ajani, Caller of the Pride, Duelist's Heritage or Berserk, Turn 2 even with Mana Crypt, Chrome Mox, or Mox Diamond and the right land drops.

Speaking of land drops, if you're going 1v1 competitive, you have GOT to drop all of your lands that enter tapped. Cathedral of War, Path of Ancestry , and Temple of Plenty are going to be doing more harm than good preventing you from getting your 1-drops out!

I'm not a big fan of the swords in Arahbo outside of Sword of Fire and Ice. The others give your creature protection from green or white, preventing eminence from working properly. Same thing with Lightning Greaves, since Shroud means NO player can target the creature, not even yourself.

For 1v1 competitive, I feel your curve is much too high. You're not going to be able to cast cards like Nacatl War-Pride in time if your opponents can assemble their game winning combos and strategies by Turn 4 or 5. Personally speaking, I think Elspeth, Knight-Errant is the best of your 4 CMC+ drops, and I'm not sure if the others are worth including in 1v1. If you want another 4 drop, consider Triumph of the Hordes, which can knock out a player in one turn with a double striker like Skyhunter Skirmisher or Adorned Pouncer.

You could also use some better card draw and card selection. Tutors like Enlightened Tutor and Eladamri's Call should be might tempting here. For draw, Smuggler's Copter gives you great selection while getting some easy pokes in.

Your deck also has almost no instant speed removal outside of Swords to Plowshares. Get a Beast Within in there as an emergency combo shut off, or other interaction cards like Silence or Lapse of Certainty.

Spirits on WonderCats

3 weeks ago

Hi JAPuckett85,

Here's some ideas for you, keep in mind I'm still working on my deck, Arahbo, Xenagos... for Cats. I also found MegaMatt13 deck helpful when starting out my build Arahbo's Killer Kittens.

I focused on Lost Leonin and the power of the Eminence trigger with him. Ajani, Caller of the Pride is perfect with him to win, but I also found Duelist's Heritage (Works good with most other cats too!) and Berserk (Works with double strike cats or to remove an opponents creature), both make him more powerful. The nice thing of Duelist's Heritage is that it can be tutored with Enlightened Tutor or Idyllic Tutor or other like Academy Rector whatever your preference.

In my testing too I found that good cats over lots of cats was more efficient, thus why I play Sylvan Tutor, Eladamri's Call and Worldly Tutor which pull either Lost Leonin or Felidar Sovereign for the most part. I also run Green Sun's Zenith usually pulling Rhonas the Indomitable or Fleecemane Lion, another viable good target would be Birds of Paradise which can act as another CMC 2 mana ramp, but I haven't got that in just yet, still testing.

I also found Triumph of the Hordes to work good with the Cat + Eminence theme. I have a Sword of Feast and Famine in my binder, but chose not to include it for now because the protection prevents the Eminence trigger, but it's a good sword, if you have something to do with the extra mana. The problem is for Arahbo, Roar of the World you can overload the cats and then still play during post-combat main phase. I don't run a cat horde/token synergy so that's why I choose not to run it.

Rhonas the Indomitable is awesome, 5/5 indestructible deathtouch and he can attack with ANY cat + eminence trigger! Talk about Aggro tempo for . Darksteel Forge is pretty expensive, and I dont think the artifacts are the key to winning with Arahbo, Roar of the World in my opinion. Puresteel Paladin is amazing for the draw! Keep him! Trailblazer's Boots I'd honestly rather put more trample enablers instead, but I've seen other deck play the evasion angle too.

I find Grafted Exoskeleton terrorizes opponents much better (and faster) than a Quietus Spike. The deathtouch is nice, but why not just kill the player?

I'd rather have some more draw, like Hunter's Insight than a VERY High CMC Jareth, Leonine Titan. Only gets the +7 when blocking, so not really the greatest. I know he's hard to remove, and has the built in evasion, but too much.

I've had good success with Chameleon Colossus, his built in ability means you don't need to cast Arahbo, Roar of the World and he can proc well with things like Duelist's Heritage, Ajani, Caller of the Pride, Berserk and Equipment. I elected to go Stonehewer Giant over Stoneforge Mystic but won't discourage you there, she is awesome.

Don't see a lot of abilities, like Mirari's Wake in your deck, so not sure the need for White Sun's Zenith what some 2/2 cats are going to really accomplish for you, except with maybe a Triumph of the Hordes or something. I'm trying to work Metallic Mimic back into my deck, In testing I found him too slow for my taste, but he would be good with White Sun's Zenith as well.

I find Loxodon Warhammer better than Behemoth Sledge because of the extra offense, but with Felidar Sovereign I play both, also like the Basilisk Collar just hate doesn't have any +X to the power, but the deathtouch helps with the evasion factor anyway.

I've had others question my use of Pride Sovereign, I'm undecided on him right now, just lack of Cats with real utility why he remains pretty much. Puresteel Paladin + Bloodforged Battle-Axe is an awesome interaction, but in testing I found Bloodforged Battle-Axe was a little too slow without him around for me.

I don't play as much control, which is why things like Godsend don't make the 99. Cat's aren't here to block, unless you run a Qasali Ambusher most can't even block flyers Skyhunter Skirmisher obviously being an exception, and let's be real, noone is going to walk into an unfavorable blocking situation and have anything of value exiled with Godsend. Accepting cats dont block well, it means it's your opponents choice which creatures to get exiled or not, It doesn't hit opponents commanders, and unless they are playing a unburial type deck, with commander format being singleton it's not stopping recast of anything in the majority of circumstances. Anyway just my thought on that.

Best of luck. I'm always continuing to develop, so hopefully with have some better insights in the future. +1

MegaMatt13 on Pussy Galore

1 month ago

Nice deck.

I would suggest Skyhunter Skirmisher strongly. 4/4 flying and double strike for 3 mana is great.

I would also suggest Chameleon Colossus as a finisher. even with Arahbo not on the field, he can become a 14/14 with eminence and then his own ability.

I have found you can actually do fine with fewer cats. I have 22 in my deck and have never had a problem with having backups. reducing your number a bit could make more room for removal and other utility cards.

how have you found Pride Sovereign? I have thought about cutting him. I don't put a lot of cats out at once so he usually doesn't get a big buff.

check out my deck at: Arahbo's Killer Kittens

TehDooder on W/G Cat Tribal

2 months ago

Skyhunter Skirmisher is a really solid kitty card that I use in my Murder Kitten EDH deck.

MegaMatt13 on Make that puss purrrr

2 months ago

Nice deck :)

Overall I'd suggest bringing down the CMC of your kittens. It will make the deck run faster and allow you to cast a cat and equip equipment on the same turn.

Great cats that have worked for me:

Adorned Pouncer

Sacred Cat

Skyhunter Skirmisher

Sunspear Shikari

Leonin Skyhunter

You can find my deck at: Arahbo's Killer Kittens. I know it's Arahbo but there is crossover on the good cats.

Hope this helps!

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