Creature — Cat
Landfall Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, Steppe Lynx gets +2/+2 until end of turn.
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Steppe Lynx Discussion
2 weeks ago
I am not sure I would say that Farseek does nothing -- but I do not think it is worse running either. Sakura-Tribe Elder would likely be better. But there are lots of options you can go with landfall. You can go for a midrange sort of build using landfall triggers on things like Steppe Lynx, Rampaging Baloths, and Plated Geopede. You can go combo with Knight of the Reliquary and Retreat to Coralhelm; or Sakura-Tribe Scout, Minamo, School at Water's Edge/Simic Growth Chamber, Retreat to Coralhelm, and Hedron Crab/Retreat to Hagra/Scrib Nibblers/Tunneling Geopede. Or you can just do the tried and true combo of Scapeshift and Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle. Or you can mix and match a little bit. But before I go into terribly much detail, what exactly do you want the deck to do? I am not seeing a super cohesive theme aside from get lots of lands.
3 weeks ago
:D No problem! Cats have some insane 1-drops!
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2 months ago
2 months ago
ACDAMAN I completely agree with you when it comes to cutting Ajani and Brave the Elements. What's a cat deck without Ajani right? Well whenever I draw him, I always find myself wishing I drew something else. He's great for flavor, but besides that I don't think he's a necessary component. Sometimes multiple copies of Brave the Elements flood my hand when I only really need one at a time, but I only reduced it to two since I love that card and it hits all of my creatures except for Wild Nacatl. When it comes to Collected Company, I am really conflicted about it. Check out my update for a thorough explanation, but I really appreciate your input.
BrandonJamesCAC Great suggestions, as always haha. Thank you for bringing both Selfless Spirit and Serra Avenger to my attention. Unfortunately they do not fit the cat theme I'm going for, but I may try to include them. I especially like Selfless Spirit, he seems like incredible utility for the deck. As for Steppe Lynx, I find it to be a bit underwhelming at times. It can be a very effective beater, occasionally becoming a 4/5 body on turns that I crack a fetch but otherwise it's a 0/1 and I only look at that as a chump blocker that can die off really easily. I run Pride Guardian over Lynx because it proves to be more sustainable as a defender with lifegain.
2 months ago
Steppe Lynx fits the theme.
Are great to flash in with Vial
2 months ago
Cat cards to consider:
Brimaz, King of Oreskos - Legendary cat that spawns cat tokens every time he attacks or blocks. I would recommend running 1-3 copies depending on your preference but definitely not a whole playset. This is because he is a bit high on the curve in terms of his mana cost, but he can be very useful regardless.
Fleecemane Lion - 3/3 beater for 1G and 1W and it can become indestructible and hexproof by late game so it can't leave the battlefield. You can't go wrong with running a playset.
Grizzled Leotau - If you want to play more defensively and basically have a wall in a cat, run this. But I wouldn't use more than one or two at most.
Qasali Ambusher - Hands down my favorite cat card. Free card when your opponent declares attackers, and it can block flyers on a 2/3 body. Easily run four of him.
Qasali Pridemage - Artifact and enchantment removal with exalted on a 2/2 body. Extremely versatile and has a lot going for it, run two to four depending on your preference or local meta/who you play with.
Steppe Lynx - For one mana, this can become a big beater with its landfall trigger especially when you have fetchlands such as Windswept Heath. Typically can be a fairly consistent 2/3, and with enough fetches he can be a 4/5 at most unless your playing a deck oriented around it's landfall ability such as Scapeshift for example but note that it is very susceptible to removal and probably can only serve as a chump blocker and die while you're defending. I'd run two at most and as little as none. Just something to keep in mind.
Whitemane Lion - I've seen decks that use this to abuse Qasali Ambusher and enter the battlefield triggers. Not really necessary in this deck how it stands now, but that is a route you can take as well if you're interested.
Wild Nacatl - Another Zoo staple, and the best one drop cat creature in my opinion. At the moment Loam Lion is considerably better than Wild Nacatl in a G/W deck. Nacatl is still good, but proves to excel if you splash red for mountains and that's really when Wild Nacatl gets an edge on Loam Lion to potentially become a 3/3 body by turn two at the earliest with help from shock lands, but is otherwise a 2/2 at most in G/W without red. Regardless, it's an incredible card for one mana and I would run a playset of it either way.
I have other suggestions regarding cards for cat/artifact equipment or lifegain decks if you're interested otherwise I can also help you out when it comes to suggestions for lands and your manabase too. If you're trying to be budget friendly please specify too, because I know decks can get expensive but I have more suggestions in mind if you're on a budget for the build. Oh and I'll try to include some ideal variations of Ajani too because it's apparent that you want to include him.
Anyways, hopefully you feel that my suggestions are useful and that my explanations for using them provided some direction as to where you want to go with it. Feel free to ask me questions any time I'm glad to help.
2 months ago
Qasali Pridemage solid sideboard card, Atarka's Command as well. Heroic Intervention against Anger of the Gods. Prowling Serpopard maybe as a singleton, Steppe Lynx good with fetch lands. Qasali Ambusher fun too.
Nice build, +1