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
4 weeks ago
Honestly, I think the Guide Beast has a home as a 2-3 in a Zoo deck, with Steppe Lynx, as a "late-game" play that allows you to pick up a land and keep the damage coming. But that would be a Tier-Two deck, as it's much slower than Red Prowess.
4 months ago
Mutate is a really interesting mechanic that I expect to find a place in modern, even if it never reaches tier 1. Modern already has some wild 1 drops, and attaching, say Parcelbeast to a Steppe Lynx can start looking cool- its just a question of the right combination being found to power the deck.
I'd focus on low cost mutate cards, 1 drops to mutate them on that either protect a powerful mutate effect or multiply it, and mana dorks as backup mutate targets.
Auspicious Starrix will likely win you the game if your opponent cannot remove it. Gemrazer to back that up will offer a lot of blowout potential. Most of the lower tier mutate creatures could work with the right synergy picks in the rest of the list.
In terms of 1 drops to examine, Glistener Elf and Slippery Bogle for efficient voltron, as well as less conventional voltron like Spikeshot Elder or Vector Asp, Young Wolf returns all its creatures seperated to the battlefield with +1+1 counters, Blistercoil Weird and legendary spell recursion point to a jeskai spellslinger, Signal Pest+ a white go wide list, Arcbound Worker/Servant of the Scale/Simic Initiate/Hardened Scales and +1+1 counters could get pretty out of hand.
Hedron Crab land drop mill is a cute option, Permeating Mass will make people call for the judge, but isn't actually any good. Some +1+1 counter synergies will likely let you abuse some mechanics like Devoted Druid's untap, if you can find the combination.
Keyword piles like Banehound Healer's Hawk, abilities like Figure of Destiny or 'conditional' P/T boosts like Scute Mob could make for a decent beatstick if you can spend two cards on it - Gnarlwood Dryad, Toolcraft Exemplar Wild Nacatl, Loam Lion could all find places in some lists,as they are already efficient and pushing them out of kill range for lightning bolt/anger of the gods may be relevant.
Mortician Beetle with the bat strapped to it is a great casual clock.
None of these are crazy effecient, but building a list of sixty cards that all sorta work together is the heart of brews like this.
All told though, its a bit of a mess where the best bet is to pick two colours with 2/3 mana mutates, and throw them on creatures which protect them while hunting for stirix. Trying to stretch into more colours will pressure a budget manabase very hard. Keeping to mostly green with basic searching to fix for a second colour will ease that process a lot- especially with dorks like Avacyn's Pilgrim or Elves of Deep Shadow.
10 months ago
Nifty list. I don't have the cards or meta that you do, playing a more casual styled meta, and I play 1 v 1 30 life commander, so my list is very different, though in many cases I can see why we have different cards. But there are some things that I am curious about and I do have some suggestions. Hopefully you find some of them helpful.
Pouncing Jaguar has 2 power for a 1 drop cat, but 1 mana echo seems very annoying. Steppe Lynx may need landfall, but I imagine in the early turns this is achievable and you can save your mana for other things. Given your artifact hate I imagine players will trigger Leonin Elder often enough to give little life boosts. Glittering Lynx can also be randomly annoying for a 1 drop cat. Sure, they aren't 2 power starters, but at the start neither is Leonin Vanguard , which you run as an early game pressure card.
Do you love your life so much for your lifegain plan to use Spirit Loop ? I'm not sure I'd use a card with little other purpose. Given your buffs standards Battle Mastery seems ok, Silverblade Paladin should be a favorite, a creature to tutor for combos with cats, especially Lost Leonin , is good alongside its own 2/2 double strike frame. Grafted Wargear is nice, though I suppose with artifact removal the drawback stings, though it can't be much worse than a combat tricked creature removal on king of the pride. Still, grafted is faster than Heirloom Blade .
Pendelhaven is a better forest in most cases, a free 1 power boost in addition to being an untapped green source. I have enjoyed Mutavault as getting under the radar as a cat land. For ramp is burning a and to draw so good to use it over nature's lore or an artifact like Arcane Signet , even with your artifact hate out?
Skyhunter Skirmisher eats life quickly, though as a 3 drop that needs Arahbo to sink into it you might find it slow and weak to removal's tempo. Rhonas serves as such 3 drop support with a bit of added mana sink damage. As far as swarm boosts go Metallic Mimic is an early game 2 drop cat option that rewards swarming multiple cats.
11 months ago
Fabled Passage , Prismatic Vista , Terramorphic Expanse Evolving Wilds , Mana Confluence , City of Brass , Undiscovered Paradise , Reflecting Pool , Sungrass Prairie , Wooded Bastion , Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith , Balan, Wandering Knight , Avacyn's Pilgrim , Steppe Lynx , Scythe Leopard & Enlightened Tutor
1 year ago
lagotripha I love the idea of Steppe Lynx in theory, but I've had it sit out as a 0 power creature for multiple turns in a row and it sure feels bad. I do love Loam Lion though, and I've cut Mirri, Cat Warrior and 1 of the Sovereigns to fit 3 in. Scythe Tiger is super interesting! The only real downside I see is that shroud means Giver can't protect it. But baiting out wraths does seem great..
1 year ago
If you are doing the fetch plan and skipping arbiter, you need Steppe Lynx . Since this lets you push the curve a lot lower, it makes loam lion a stronger option too.
1 year ago
I've been wondering about reclaimer with Ranger of Eos / Ranger-Captain of Eos alongside Steppe Lynx / Arboreal Grazer / Elvish Pioneer / Sakura-Tribe Scout / Skyshroud Ranger powered by Life from the Loam .
The big battle is Chalice of the Void on one, which makes something like Qasali Pridemage mandatory maindeck, Anafenza, the Foremost and teeg do a lot to help protect the deck from a lot of the combos currenlty floating around but when you are already a little light on slots because you need a land count it starts looking real sketchy.
There is the option of going naya and looking to Scapeshift out of the game, but that quickly becomes a combo list.
1 year ago
Leonin Arbiter aka cat jesus is amazing against anydeck with fetchlands, espcially if you can vial him in response. there are better cards than Steppe Lynx for you to play. Fiery Justice is bad there has to be better removal for you in white.