Taj-Nar Swordsmith

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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
Commander 2017 (C17) Uncommon
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Uncommon
Mirrodin (MRD) Uncommon

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Taj-Nar Swordsmith

Creature — Cat Soldier

When Taj-Nar Swordsmith enters the battlefield, you may pay . If you do, search your library for an Equipment card with converted mana cost X or less and put that card onto the battlefield. Then shuffle your library.

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Taj-Nar Swordsmith Discussion

joshuaspencerfox3 on Rafiq of the Many

1 week ago

I went ahead and made the changes to the deck. I went ahead and kept Jenara instead of using the Eidolon. Since the bant good stuff is gone I think I will change out the liege cards for Samurai of the Pale Curtain and Taj-Nar Swordsmith for more hate and another equipment tutor. Thanks again for the help!

Spirits on Arahbo, Xenagos... for Cats EDH

2 weeks 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!

zretrareo27 on What to remove, Red White ...

1 month ago

I think I'm going to remove Sunforger, as much as I like it as a card, I don't want to rework my deck to work around it. Here's what I've so far come up with as outliers in my deck.

Avarice Amulet is expensive. I need a good draw card to replace it, maybe an artifact? Suggestions welcome. Boros sucks for draw. Same with Inheritance. It's good in theory, but when I get done playing a creature, and casting Threaten and activating Fling on Brion Stoutarm I'm likely to be out of mana.

Taj-Nar Swordsmith is essentially a 5 mana to find Skullclamp. Feel like it's wasted space.

Yosei, the Morning Star A generally awesome card, but it's death effect doesn't make a huge impact most of the time, even if I'm tapping their lands etc.

Heart-Piercer Manticore is very cool, but there's no reason for him to be in here if I am already sac'ing creatures to Brion Stoutarm.

Kami of Ancient Law is probably unneeded and would be better used for ramp. Thinking about removing Keening Apparition and Reckless Reveler as well, but am afraid of not having enough removal.

zretrareo27 on What to remove, Red White ...

1 month ago

EDH Brion Stoutarm R/W, Fury and Wrath

I have purchased the following cards:

Fellwar Stone replaces?

Open the Armory replaces?

Commander's Sphere replaces?

Armillary Sphere replaces?

Quarantine Field replaces?

Weathered Wayfarer instead of Sunforger

Recruiter of the Guard instead of Taj-Nar Swordsmith

Warped Landscape instead of Stone Quarry

Help me decide what to remove!Other suggestions are welcome too. Thanks!

Suns_Champion on EDH Brion Stoutarm R/W, Fury and Wrath

1 month ago

Hi! Saw your post on the forums, glad to see more Brion players out there.

In response to the forum post: in my personal experience Stalking Vengeance never did much for me. but with the choice between Insurrection or Aurelia, the Warleader, I'd cut the Warleader.

Now after having a look at your deck, I've got a few suggestions!

First off, you have a lot of high costed(6-8 mana) spells, but almost no ramp to speak of.

Boros Signet, Coldsteel Heart, Commander's Sphere, Fellwar Stone, Fire Diamond, Hedron Archive, Marble Diamond, and Mind Stone are all good options. Focus on the 2 mana ramps because that a) allows for a turn 3 Brion and b) doesn't slow you down as much in the late game.

Ramp is important, and so is card draw. Unfortunately, Boros sucks at both. Still, artifacts like Well of Lost Dreams and Skullclamp are great, so through in some more like Infiltration Lens and Mask of Memory. Solemn Simulacrum is great too, though price is an issue(Kor Cartographer is the budget version). The color red also provides you with wheel effects, you have a couple but Reforge the Soul would help you I think.

Now the boring stuff is out of the way. How about some big creatures?! Hamletback Goliath, Thunderblust, and Serra Avatar are some good sackable fatties, and give great value for your dollar! Sun Titan is some good recursion.

Now for some win conditions to bounce off ya: Phyrexian Processor! Here's what you need: 9 mana, at least 1 more life than your opponent, and Brion on the field. Play the processor, pay most of your life, make a X/X creature, sack it to Brion, kill your opponent and gain all the life back! Works great with damage/lifegain doublers.

Phyrexian Devourer! Here's how he works. Exile cards off your library until he hits seven and his ability triggers, then sack him with Brion in response to the trigger, then keep exileing cards in respone to that to get it's power up to more than your opponents, then all that resolves and kills someone. This can all happen turn 7 which is nice.

Other random cards I've had fun with:Rite of the Raging Storm, Fatal Frenzy, and Neheb, the Eternal!

Cut suggestions. Whenever I'm cutting stuff I look at the top of my curve first and move down. How much are these 6, 7, 8 mana spells doing for you? I'd take a long look at the two Akromas and some of the other angels, Stalking Vengeance, and Ryusei, the Falling Star. Further down the curve I see Taj-Nar Swordsmith(not using him to full potential), Magus of the Disk(just use the disk) and Vesuva(replace with Clifftop Retreat).

Hopefully some of this helps! Check out my Brion deck for a reference!


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lilgiantrobot on 8.5 Tails, will it work?

1 month ago

Taj-Nar Swordsmith will also help get value out of your equipment. Relic Seeker is another option, but I don't like its conditions much. Quest for the Holy Relic can be decent too. I would definitely add in your Nahiri.

I know you want to avoid Sram, Senior Edificer as a commander, but if you end up with a lot of equipment there's no reason to not have him in the 99. Bring in that Puresteel as well. Card draw is king and you will need it in white.

Hallowed Moonlight is one of my favourite cantrips, but my meta plays a lot of Tooth and Nail. Though I've never been in a game where someone wasn't trying to cheat a creature into play.

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