Trained Caracal

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Return to Ravnica (RTR) Common

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Trained Caracal

Creature — Cat

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Trained Caracal Discussion

multimedia on Revised Cats

3 weeks ago

Hey, good upgrade to Ferocity, but consider decreasing the mana curve by adding more one drop and two drops Cats? Cutting six and seven drops?

One drop Cats are very mana efficient with Arahbo getting 4 attack power or more when one attacks from eminence. Fleecemane Lion, two drop Cat is amazing with eminence and included in Ferocity.

Leonin Arbiter is also included in Ferocity.


Cards to consider cutting:

  • Argentum Armor
  • True Conviction
  • Boundless Realms
  • Zendikar Resurgent
  • Jareth, Leonine Titan
  • Jedit Ojanen of Efrava
  • Leonin Abunas
  • Traverse the Outlands
  • Selesnya Keyrune
  • Nissa's Pilgrimage


Some budget dual lands that can ETB untapped:


Spirits on Arahbo, Xenagos... for Cats EDH

2 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.

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!

Wolf_of_Auril on Kitchen Table Kitten Fable

4 months ago

Great start to the deck! I'd recommend a couple changes, like switching in that Regal Caracal. The buffs and tokens it gives you are well worth it. Maybe take out Seht's Tiger or Lost Leonin. Seht's Tiger is great for it's ETB, but there's better stuff out there unless you can flicker it. Lost Leonin's infect ability is nice, but makes it a target, especially since it has 1 toughness and no evasion. I'd also consider taking out Trained Caracal for Steppe Lynx. The lifelink is nice, but if you get out Regal Caracal, all your cats gain it (plus you get two Trained Caracals with the Regal). Of course no Steppe Lynx is complete until it gets its Adventuring Gear! They also love toting around a Sword of the Animist, and look good wearing Trailblazer's Boots!

Imagine if you will, your opening hand consists of Plains + Steppe Lynx + Evolving Wilds + Sol Ring + Adventuring Gear + Sigarda's Aid + Sword of the Animist. You draw your first card and see a Terramorphic Expanse. On turn two you can swing for 8. Turn three hits for 12. All with a one drop 0/1.

Mardu_Charizard on White Cat Wins

4 months ago

I think Sacred Cat and Trained Caracal should be cut for Loam Lion and Steppe Lynx because your walkers provide lifelink already(Ajani Steadfast +1), so your lifelink cats are sort of a nonbo with that. Also, the two cats mentioned above can pressure the opponent's life total much quicker, while in the late game Regal Caracal can help you gain some life. Imo, a 1 mana 2/3 is far better in this deck than a 1 mana 1/1 lifelink we since you're already gaining tons of life. On a side note, Ajani, Caller of the Pride is great because it comes down on turn 3 and assuming you have a 1-2 drop, he can start pressuring their life total right away with his +1. His -2 is a great follow up to this because, say you play a turn 1 steppe lynx, turn 2 you swing and bring them to 18. Turn 3 ajani pumps lynx and you swing them down to 14 the following turn you -2 and swing in to bring them to 8 or lower, depending on your turn two play. They can potentially be as low as 2 if you play a 3/x 2 drop.

SynergyBuild on Felidar Sisters

5 months ago

:D No problem! Cats have some insane 1-drops!

Please switch out Trained Caracal for Sacred Cat, it is so much better!

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ChubyCryBaby on Kitty Litter

5 months ago

Why not 4 Sacred Cat Instead of 2 Trained Caracal since you can bring it back? Also, maybe a 1/2 of White Sun's Zenith

Garzhod on White Budget lifegain

6 months ago

Nice changes :) I'd recommend Sacred Cat over Trained Caracal for just a little more value. I'd also recommend to bump up to 4x chalices, they're an essential wincon.

Hexcimal on Crazy Cat Ladies (Soul Sisters / Lifegain variant)

8 months ago

I second the notion of the cat lord's CMC being too high. The saddest thing is that for as much as it costs, it dies to Bolt. It does also grant lifelink and creates two tokens though, so it may be worth considering at least one in the deck.

I prefer Cradle of Vitality over Sunbond if you're looking to run one. The reason being that creature removal doesn't affect the former (the 2-for-1 downfall of Auras), and it can be used to pump any creature and isn't locked to just one when cast. Though it does cost mana to activate, and that may be a deal-breaker on its own.

If nothing else, at least consider replacing Trained Caracal with the newer and better Sacred Cat when it comes out!

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