Trained Caracal

Legality

Format Legality
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy 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

Lifelink

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Trained Caracal Discussion

Spirits on Arahbo, Xenagos... for Cats EDH

3 months ago

Sorry rofldiekatz,

Should have replied to the other comment too.

Trained Caracal is a 1/1 for , the key is his Lifelink. A Turn 1, 1/1 Lifelink +3/+3 Eminence (4 damage + 4 life = 8 life differential) seems like an early, and easily removable threat. Often a Terminate or of that nature will remove him early, which means Lost Leonin has 1 less removal to contend with.

Wily Bandar is a 1/1, with Emminence, he can output 4. He also has built in protection for (ridiculously high), which makes him less of a threat and target. Not going to waste a removal on a 1/1 with 4 life differential. not going to waste a removal on a 1/1 that can dodge it (for CMC3), so doesn't draw it out early removal, whereas an unchecked Trained Caracal can get a decent differential left unchecked. Mid-range, he would be a much better blocker, but without flying or reach not sure how useful he would be, but more so than Trained Caracal. A turn 8 Trained Caracal is not exciting don't get me wrong, but if I can lifelink 4 or 5 progressing towards a Felidar Sovereign that's ok. You could make the argument Trained Caracal can go, and I have considered removing him too, but not for Wily Bandar. I think maybe a Scrounging Bandar that can pump an Infect guy (hes CMC2 though), or a Whitemane Lion to combo. My sub-theme is life, like my infinite life mid-range combo, trying to Chord of Calling in a Felidar Sovereign at opponents EOT, so he kind of supports that too.

This deck is a work in process for sure, and LOVE the suggestions, if you have more. I've tried these guys earlier on when I was going aggro, so found out the challenges with them the hard way. I know this deck can get better!

DespairFaction on Arahbo - Legendary Cats!

4 months ago

Making a few updates to make the deck more resilient.

Out:

2 Forest, Longtusk Cub, Trained Caracal, Sword of Feast and Famine pro green is bad with arahbo. Garruk Wildspeaker great card but no real synergy with this deck. Initiate's Companion. Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip it will be too difficult to flip, and wont be able to do so reliably.

In

Phantom Nishoba, Heroic Intervention, Aura Shards, Austere Command, Tower Above, Urza's Incubator, Council's Judgment, Reliquary Tower

hoardofnotions on Wife's cat deck

4 months ago

Cards to cut

ajani's pridemate - just a bigish dude, I think this could be better as a 1 drop anything

ajani's sunstriker - I think Trained Caracal is better

Jareth, leonine titan - too expensive CMC

jazal goldmane - expensive overrun, might be worth keeping in after you lower the curve a lot. I'd keep an eye on it to see if it preforms

sunspear skikari - there should be another cat you can run that dosen't need another card to be good

wily bandar - might be better as Glittering Lynx, force your opponents to pay mana to kill it instead of you paying to save it

I think the preconstructed deck added lots of ramp that you might not need, so maybe cut some of the ramp?

sigarda's aid - i think you've already cut this, I still think it's not great

mirari's wake - you're not ramping into anything really huge anymore, not sure it's nessary anymore

nissa's pilgrimage - cultivate and kodama's reach are better.

traverse the outlands - big ramp spell to play your 1-3 CMC cats? Great card, but i think it's better in another style of deck

door of destinies - i think you wanna run out your little cats early, kinda blunting the effectivness of this card

grappling hook - costs so much to play and equip

sword of the animist - minimal stat boost, might be upgraded to some other equipment

kindred summons - make sure you play as an instant or you might get blown up by a wrath.

white sun's zenith - we're cutting a lot of ramp, making this less good

Lands

get more basics in here!

cut saltcrusted steppe

ancient ziggurat

blighted woodland

I really hope to see this deck wrecking the table soon and I think with some changes it will be!!!

multimedia on Revised Cats

6 months 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

8 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!

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