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Trained Caracal Discussion
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.
- Wild Nacatl
- Loam Lion
- Savannah Lions
- Sacred Cat
- Trained Caracal
- Fleecemane Lion
- Leonin Arbiter
- Prowling Serpopard
- Skyhunter Skirmisher
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:
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.
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
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.
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.
5 months ago
:D No problem! Cats have some insane 1-drops!
Some more fun:
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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.