Temur Sabertooth


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal

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Fate Reforged Uncommon

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Temur Sabertooth

Creature — Cat

: You may return another target creature you control to its owner's hand. If you do, Temur Sabertooth gains indestructible until end of turn.

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Temur Sabertooth Discussion

HybridPK on Don't Rafiq Me

1 day ago

Alright, I gave the deck a look through. I think I understand what you want to do with it, but I also think that you're trying to play Rafiq in an inefficient manner. Based on my interpretation, he isn't meant to be played in a way that prevents other players from doing things. He should be played in a way that prevents other players from doing anything to your board.

With that in mind, I think the best course of action would be to go full voltron. Of course, I have a bias towards aggro and voltron strategies in general, but you have a surprising number of options available to make this a great aggro deck, and there are multiple forms of protection available in Bant aside from just counterspells.

Something you're completely ignoring is the Exalted keyword. Exalted is a triggered ability, so each instance of Exalted stacks. You mentioned to me that you didn't want to necessarily rely on enchantments and artifacts to pump Rafiq. Fortunately, you don't. You just want to retool your creatures a bit so that you get more Exalted triggers, and find some other utility creatures that offer protection.

Any card suggestions I make in this post are going to sway the deck in favor of this strategy, which I understand is against your original vision of a control deck. Also, this does make it play like every other Rafiq deck. But, in my opinion, this deck (in its current state) looks like a bunch of cards put together with no real strategy in mind. Almost all of your control elements would be better off in the Grand Arbiter Augustin IV deck, or would be better suited for Derevi, Empyrial Tactician.

Some items to consider: you are only running 1 board wipe. I would at least consider having 3 in any EDH deck. Also, your mana base (33 lands, 5 dorks, 4 rocks) seems low overall. Since you have limited options to ramp for lands outside of playing multiple lands a turn (which is based on the number of lands in hand), and with how easily removed creatures are, I don't think you'll have enough mana to do things when you really want to. You are also only running 2 targeted removal spells, and they are for creatures. You have no way of dealing with artifacts or enchantments on the board, and you're playing with at least two colors that are good with dealing with those kinds of permanents. There also seems to be a curious amount of creature-searching, but none of the creatures you have seem game-changing enough to where I see a reason to search for creatures. I mean, sure, Linvala, Keeper of Silence can ruin someone's day, but there should be more than 1-3 creatures worth searching for.


CARDS TO CONSIDER (largely based on EDHrec)

greyninja on Important staples for Animar, Soul ...

4 days ago

There are plenty of cards you will commonly see in animar lists. The big ones are definitely Cloudstone Curio and Ancestral Statue. Tidespout Tyrant can act as cloudstone #2

To pump animar, I love Shrieking Drake, Dream Stalker, and Man-o'-War to repeatedly bounce themselves and build up animar without dumping your whole hand onto the table. Animar is very susceptible to boardwipes, so be wary of unloading your hand and losing it all in one swing

Temur Sabertooth is amazing. He can get you infinite value out of your cast/etb triggers. Purphoros, God of the Forge I would also call a staple.

Cloud of Faeries, Peregrine Drake, Great Whale, and Palinchron. Run them. They're good regardless of their infinite combo potential.

I like to interact and slow opponents down, as my playgroup is extremely competitive. I love Duplicant and Phyrexian Ingester to go along with Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger and Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre.

Solid ramp options include Birds of Paradise, Bloom Tender, Lotus Cobra, Wood Elves, etc

I run a lot of tutors to find combo pieces, and there are a lot in these colors. More than I want to type on my phone. There's also a lot of draw card options. Eldrazi would go good with Temur Ascendancy

Lastly, one of my favorite wincons is Oblivion Sower. Bounce it infinitely with Cloudstone Curio and any other colorless creature or land-untapper (i.e. Cloud of Faeries) and exile all libraries lol

Anywho, enough from me for now. Please check out my Animar deck and tell me what you think! (LINK)

Snarglefrazzle14 on Selvala Brostorm

4 days ago

Something interesting I discovered in playtesting: once infinite mana has been generated off of Umbral Mantle or Great Oak Guardian, if you have access to Temur Sabertooth either by having the card in hand or a tutor for it (but not if it is on board with Great Oak Guardian), you can bounce Selvala to reduce her back to her original P/T in order to play out the creatures needed to draw the deck.

Along similar lines, the cat is itself an infinite draw engine once you have infinite mana, as long as you can bounce a creature with greater power than it or Selvala.

Neotrup on Temur Sabertooth and Progenitus

4 days ago

Yes, you can return Progenitus with Temur Sabertooth's ability, as long as you control it when the ability resolves. Protection only stops Damage, Equiping/Enchanting, Blocking, and Targeting, non of which are happening.

Shameous on Temur Sabertooth and Progenitus

4 days ago

Can i use Temur Sabertooths effect on Progenitus? It doesn't say target it says another creature. So does that get around the protection?

ibstudent2200 on Rishkar, Peema Renegade

2 weeks ago

Temur Sabertooth seems good with your ETB's.

Ohthenoises on Foil Commander "Rule"

3 weeks ago

Selvala is REALLY strong and combos nicely with Staff of Domination and anything with a decently high power.

Also has some nice synergy with Great Oak Guardian + Temur Sabertooth.

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