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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
1 month ago
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2 months ago
I like the myriad flavor and the pump up / ETB flavor of your deck!
Mirror Entity could be an interesting one for you, he is a shapeshifter/cat, and can make all the attackers X/X.
Sword of Light and Shadow and Sword of Feast and Famine won't work with the Eminence triggers as well due to the Protection, but they are pretty utility on their own, and since you have multiple attackers, probably doesn't affect you.
Stand to be corrected, but with Myriad the enter tapped and attacking, so it won't trigger properly with Beastmaster Ascension. Might be too slow, but once it triggers it's good.
Not a fan of Hungry Lynx, if they remove him, then they have a bunch of deathtouch blockers to kill your big cats or pumpers.
You have some pretty high CMC's and Lifecrafter's Bestiary and Blind Obedience and such take mana, but don't see much tutor or land enablers. Maybe a Steelshaper's Gift or some type of tutor cat Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith or Taj-Nar Swordsmith to get the Sword of the Animist.
It's strange our decks are similar in spell counts but quite different in design and strategy. Cool build. +1
3 months ago
Some other lockdown cards you could add could be Yosei, the Morning Star, Lavinia of the Tenth, Stonehorn Dignitary, and Pollen Lullaby. If you need to search for equipments, cards like Stonehewer Giant, Taj-Nar Swordsmith, and Enlightened Tutor. And lastly, some more untap effects like Bear Umbra, Awakening, and Breaking Wave could help.
3 months 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!
3 months 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.
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
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
Please recommend any cats i've missed!
4 months 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.
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.
4 months ago
I have purchased the following cards:
Fellwar Stone replaces?
Open the Armory replaces?
Commander's Sphere replaces?
Armillary Sphere replaces?
Quarantine Field replaces?
Help me decide what to remove!Other suggestions are welcome too. Thanks!
4 months 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.
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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