Whitemane Lion

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Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Eternal Masters (EMA) Common
Commander 2014 (C14) Common
Duel Decks: Venser vs. Koth (DDI) Common
Planar Chaos (PLC) Common

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Whitemane Lion

Creature — Cat

Flash (You may cast this spell any time you could cast an instant.)

When Whitemane Lion enters the battlefield, return a creature you control to its owner's hand.

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Whitemane Lion Discussion

Spirits on Arahbo, Xenagos... for Cats EDH

2 weeks 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!

Gypsyhatten on Karametra - I heard you like ramp

3 weeks ago

Upptckte att tappedout inte tillter svenska bokstver, men fuck it

ADDITIONS

  • Farhaven Elf - en smre Wood Elves men fortfarande rtt s bra

  • Whitemane Lion - om du gillar att rampa med Greenbelt Rampager s finns den hr jkeln, och flash innebr att du kan gra det precis innan det blir din tur (t.ex. hlla uppe mana fr Beast Within men om inget farligt behvde removas s kan du rampa p instant speed), men utan din commander r det ett rtt s dtt kort om du inte har ngon annan hftig ETB creature p bordet som du kan returna och recasta

  • Stonecloaker - som Whitemane Lion fast med inbyggd graveyard hate vilket gr honom mer relevant ven utan din commander

  • Ramunap Excavator - bra med Krosan Verge, Myriad Landscape osv. och mot mill/discard, men r annars inte s relevant

  • Solemn Simulacrum - vldigt bra att ha men lite trkig i en grn lek som inte bygger runt sacrifice/reanimation/artifacts

  • Elemental Bond - effektiv card draw nr man spelar med stora dudes

  • Temur Sabertooth - lter dig runka med extra ETBs och galen mngd ramp, men r vldigt irrelevant i situationer dr du behver ngot med mer impact

  • Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist - duglig combat buff, duglig pillowfort

  • Primordial Hydra - vill du ha en spelbar manadump hydra utver Hydra Broodmaster s r den r en ordentlig must-answer nr man castar den fr X>=5

  • Tireless Tracker - att den blir strre r inte s relevant men det r riktigt bra landfall, dock att behva betala 2 fr card draw r lite meckigt men bra om du ofta knner att du fr slut p gas

  • Emeria Angel - landfall som kanske inte r helt smst, men inte srskilt impactful heller

  • Woodland Bellower - om du har kort som Reclamation Sage, Eternal Witness och Wood Elves s r det hr ett ganska mysigt toolbox-kort

  • Sylvan Reclamation - vldigt bra removal och basic landcycling kan rdda dliga starthnder, men cmc5 r rtt s dyrt

  • Return to Dust - ocks bra removal men jag fredrar Sylvan Reclamation, denna r ett mana billigare men man vill oftast lgga den p sorcery speed

  • Oblation - ganska stor downside att ge motstndaren card draw, men jag gillar mjligheten att lgga det p en egen permanent som hller p att bli removad eller p en token fr lite emergency card draw

  • Momentous Fall - instant speed r det viktiga hr, kan lggas som svar p att ngon frsker remova en fet creature s fr du fet card draw istllet, eller bara lggas p sin tur nr man behver grva efter ett svar och olikt Rishkar's Expertise & co s kan man inte dda creaturen som svar p att du frsker dra kort, fr sacrifice r del av kostnaden (dock kan du counterspellas och d har du varken din creature eller kort)

  • Seasons Past - ungefr en till Praetor's Counsel fast billigare, det r inte allt fr ofta man behver returna mer n ett kort per cmc och recursion av flera kort kan vara vrt att spela mer n en kopia av

  • Traverse the Outlands - relativt billig big ramp men krver board presence och din strsta creature kanske blir removad som svar

  • Hour of Revelation, Planar Cleansing och Akroma's Vengeance - jag gillar dessa board wipes vldigt mycket, extra mycket nr din commander kan ta smllen utan att bry sig, och nr din lek r creature heavy s pverkar dessa dig nstan lika mycket som en Wrath of God medan dina motstndare fr ta massiv skit

  • Day of Judgment - en extra kopia av Wrath of God

  • Explosive Vegetation - bra ramp, men inte p samma niv som Cultivate och Kodama's Reach, och inte heller creature synergy som med Wood Elves och Farhaven Elf

  • Lightning Greaves och Swiftfoot Boots - du har en duglig mngd creatures som vill sl direkt och/eller vill bli skyddade, men det r ltt hnt att du fr slut p gas med kort som dessa

  • Seer's Sundial - en lite smre men lite tligare Tireless Tracker, n en gng bra om du fr slut p gas ofta

  • Primeval Bounty - inte srskilt bra fr 6 mana men mysig mngd token spam och lifegain om du gillar det

  • True Conviction - kostar mycket men lifeswingen man kan f r absurd

  • Mirari's Wake - big mana becomes even bigger, skulle inte sga att den r bttre n Zendikar Resurgent i din lek men man kan alltid ha en extra av samma effekt

  • Evolutionary Leap - bra stt att uppgradera mana dorks och dylikt till pseudo-card draw, men r inte alls lika bra som riktig card draw

  • Garruk, Primal Hunter - primra syftet r att lgga -3 fr en lite smre Rishkar's Expertise, men man kan ocks vara modig och spawna tokens och frska lta honom verleva

  • Temple of Plenty - helt okej dual land, scry ska inte underskattas men den kommer nd in tapped och gr inte att fetcha

  • Homeward Path, Scavenger Grounds, Ghost Quarter och Tectonic Edge - det r bra att ha svar pklistrat p lnder som kommer in untapped, men man vill inte ha fr mnga lnder som gr colorless (och som inte kan fetchas)

  • Blighted Woodland - en bttre/smre Myriad Landscape om du gillar effekten, denna kan man anvnda fr mana direkt men att det kostar totalt 5 fr att rampa med den r dyrt, speciellt nr du vill lgga din commander nr du har 5 mana

  • Emeria, The Sky Ruin - ett vldigt lngsamt och mysigt kort men som du kan f igng rtt s tidigt med din commander, du har dock ingen annan sacrifice/reanimation synergy s ibland har den inget att returna

  • Eventuellt fler basics - ven om din commander rampar och du har mycket annan ramp s mste man kunna behlla bra hnder och ha rd att lgga sina kort speciellt med en s hg average cmc, det r rekommenderat att sikta p 45 reliable mana sources (lnder + unconditional ramp som inte kostar 4+)

  • Sigarda, Host of Herons - en duglig beater och protection, men har utver det inte s mycket med leken att gra, jmfrelsevis s har Avacyn, Angel of Hope mer impact

  • Oracle of Mul Daya - vldigt bra ramp/pseudo-card draw, simply put

  • Lotus Cobra - kan balla ur med din commander p samma stt som Amulet of Vigor

  • Teferi's Protection - nnu bttre n Heroic Intervention, nstan lite trkig fr att den r fr bra men skaffa den om du har cash

  • Austere Command - en av de bsta board wipesen i spelet, flexibiliteten r absurd

  • Akroma's Memorial - en ordentlig soppa av combat buffs men kostar vldigt mycket mana fr ett kort som inte gr ngot i sig sjlvt och kommer vilja removas allt fr ofta

  • Mind's Eye - vldigt bra card draw nr man har mycket ramp

  • Sylvan Library - otroligt bra card selection och i ndsituationer kan man betala liv fr att gra det till otroligt bra card draw

  • Asceticism och Privileged Position - ganska trkiga "sluta interagera med mig"-kort och du ter fortfarande skit mot board wipes, men det kan vara snt som avgr games ocks

  • Aura Shards - vldigt bra removal nr man r creature/token heavy, fuck alla mana rocks

  • Temple Garden och Savannah (lol kp inte pls) - de bsta dual landsen som kan fetchas med din commander och Krosan Verge , auto-include om man vill spendera pengar

  • Windswept Heath - fetch land som kan leta upp duals untapped, auto-include om man vill spendera pengar

  • Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx - big devotion big mana, din commander ger dig big mana but you can always go bigger

CUTS

  • Elvish Visionary, Wall of Blossoms, Wall of Omens - de kommer antagligen vara bra just pga. din commander men de kan cuttas fr roligare kort om du har ont om plats

  • Pathbreaker Ibex - utan haste r han ganska tveksam, men man kan ocks gamblea p att motstndarna inte har removal s ballar han ur

  • Selvala, Explorer Returned - vldigt incosistent ramp och det r inte bra att ge motstndare card draw, men hon r kawaii

  • Subjugator Angel - en finisher fr aggro mot trga board states men hjlper inte mot pillowfort enchantments/lnder och riskerar att bara tvinga ut en Cyclonic Rift/Evacuation/Fog osv., beror p hur ofta du sjlv har knt att den har legat p handen och varit irrelevant

  • Trostani, Selesnya's Voice - enablar devotion och lifegain kan vara mysigt, men populate r sllan relevant och r bara en 2/5

  • Ulvenwald Observer - card draw r bra men folk kommer antagligen inte lgga vanliga board wipes med honom ute och du har inget eget stt att sacrifica, och han sjlv har inte trample

  • Mosswort Bridge och Windbrisk Heights - jag har gett upp p hideaway, alldeles fr inconsistent och conditional

  • Boundless Realms - vldigt bra spell men kanske blir ett dtt kort lite fr ofta om du redan har rampat med din commander, beror p din uppfattning

  • Nature's Lore - typ den bsta rampspellen fr 2, men personligen tycker jag Cultivate/Kodama's Reach r bttre pga. card advantage och Wood Elves pga. creature synergy

  • Revive - smre n Regrowth, fortfarande kanske spelbar

  • Selesnya Signet - signets r bland de bsta rocksen men grnt ska inte behva artifact ramp, just signets kan dock lta en keepa hnder med bara vita/colorless lnder

  • Thought Vessel - samma argument som ovan, no maximum hand size r vldigt verskattat, ven om du ngon gng drar 15 kort s behver du nstan aldrig behlla mer n de 7 bsta, och i grnt kan du spela med recursion som gr discarden nnu mer irrelevant

  • Staff of Nin - borde cuttas nr du lgger in bttre card draw, den r vldigt lngsam

ThallionDarkshine on u/w angel/human

3 weeks ago

Looks like a neat take on Ephara! However, there a few cards that stand out to me as out of place. Westvale Abbey  Flip can't be played because its back side is black. Counterbalance seems a bit weird with no topdeck manipulation. Knight Exemplar has only 4 other knights to buff. I'm not really a fan of auras in EDH, and even though flashing in Spirit Mantle to save a creature might be cute, I'm not sure if it's good enough to make the cut.

The deck feels a bit lacking in the ramp department. Solemn Simulacrum and Knight of the White Orchid fill this role while also supporting the etb subtheme. Azorius Signet and Coldsteel Heart are some other good mana rocks to consider.

Finally, some other cards that go very well with Ephara. Deputy of Acquittals and Voidmage Husher are some other humans that help you get more etb triggers. Stonecloaker and Whitemane Lion, while not humans, are extremely powerful with Ephara, letting you draw every turn if you have enough mana. Faerie Artisans gives you lots of etb triggers, and also the etb/ltb effects of all the creatures you copy. In addition, you can flicker it to keep whatever token you currently control. Finally, Silumgar Sorcerer is a counterspell that triggers Ephara, and is even a human.

Hope this helps!

GoneWithLaw on Mirri - Cat Scratch Fever

4 weeks ago

It would seem great minds think alike! Nice deck name you have there. ;D


Cat Scratch Fever - Arahbo EDH

Commander / EDH GoneWithLaw

SCORE: 12 | 1652 VIEWS | IN 7 FOLDERS


For real, I do have quite a few things I'd like to suggest quite a few things that should hopefully help you out!

The first item I'd like to point out are a handful of outclassed cards. Sylvan Reclamation in GW is for all intents and purposes strictly better than Relic Crush. Subbing one generic mana for one white mana for both exile AND the option to cycle? Count me in! Dreamstone Hedron does provide two colorless mana, but I feel Mind Stone being potentially dropped earlier makes that a more worthwhile option to me. Grappling Hook is nice when you can force your opponent to block how you like, but if you're going for the double strike option I believe there are better options that can come out earlier and work better to your advantage. Fireshrieker is a cheaper double strike equipment, and Duelist's Heritage can boost your opponents' creatures on turns where they are not so inclined to be attacking you to make your opponents finish each other off more quickly!

One thing worth pointing out is that Mirri isn't dependent on cats. While there are plenty of cats and cat-based cards that work well with Mirri, don't be afraid to tip your toes outside of the tribal focus a little bit here. Oketra's Monument is a good example of a card that can boost your strategies with non-Cat creatures. Other cards that work well would be Martial Coup, Secure the Wastes, and Elspeth, Sun's Champion. While a little costly on the mana side of things, Hornet Queen provides great flying defense that this deck typically lacks. These token producers would also allow you to take greater advantage of Skullclamp (or Mentor of the Meek if you choose to add it as well) for some nice card draw.

While Hornet Queen is fresh on the mind, I'd like to point out Sandwurm Convergence as another great defense against flying decks.

Tribal vs non-tribal aside, let's talk about how to tap Mirri outside of combat. You'll want to get her tapped every turn you have her out, but sometimes swinging away just isn't a viable option. Cards like Cryptolith Rite and Glare of Subdual allow you to get plenty of non-combat utility out of Mirri as you enable her. Don't forget lands that tap your creatures, including Survivors' Encampment. Cards with Convoke can also be beneficial, especially with all the token generators you have. Chord of Calling and Obelisk of Urd are probably the two best for your deck.

Fun fact, if you're looking for a cheap and on-theme infinite combo. Combine Cryptolith Rite, Oketra's Monument, Whitemane Lion, and Leonin Battlemage for an infinite number of tokens and an infinitely large creature!

In regards to your manabase, I have two concerns: I believe there are too many ETB tapped lands, and you don't have enough ramp.

For the ramp side, you should look to squeeze in Selesnya Signet and Talisman of Unity - they are great to drop early, and allow you to drop Mirri as early as turn 2! Getting some redundancy in your deck with Kodama's Reach wouldn't be too remiss of you either... wouldn't you want to double your chances of drawing into Cultivate early?

For the lands, the only ones you're running that enter tapped that I'm a fan of are Path of Ancestry and Selesnya Sanctuary. While the other provide solid fixing, being set back a turn on mana when you should be aiming to generate as much as possible to get your token production up can really slow you down. More basics, and cheap duals like Sunpetal Grove, Fortified Village, Canopy Vista, and Temple of Plenty that either enter untapped under the right conditions, or at least provide some extra utility, I believe would be preferential. To put it in perspective, would you rather gain 1 life, or scry 1? Would you rather have a guildgate, or Scattered Groves that does the same thing, but can be cycled AND more easily fetched?

In addition to that fixing, more utility lands would also be worthwhile for you. Hashep Oasis and more relevantly Shefet Dunes provide mana for you while also giving you the option of pumping your creatures. I personally run other cards in my own Arahbo deck like Homeward Path and Scavenger Grounds as well, but you could tailor those to your personal meta.

I'd also like to discuss putting some redundancy in your deck.

When it comes to your commander, Mirri is nice since she locks down combat, but there are other options here that can perform similar roles! Crawlspace provides a similar protection effect, although it allows two creatures attacking and not one. Citadel Siege allows you tap one of your opponents' creatures each turn, so they can only ever attack you with their second best option! On the offensive side, Krosan Vorine is another cat(!!!) that with provoke forces your opponent into bad blocks. Likewise, Odric, Master Tactician provides similar combat control.

I notice you have a pretty heavy equipment focus, but with the amount of token generation that Mirri benefits from, more anthem-esque effects like Mirari's Wake and Marshal's Anthem would be appreciated. Two that I can think of off the bat would be Spear of Heliod and Bow of Nylea. Both provide excellent utility outside of their offensive boosts. If you have Mirri and the Spear out, 3 open mana means your opponent KNOWS that their creature can die that turn. Likewise, the Bow makes blocks even tougher even WITHOUT Mirri, not to mention it's such a Swiss Army Knife otherwise!

The last thing I'd like to cover are you win conditions. Going wide with your tokens is critical to your strategy, so let's find a way to take maximum advantage of that. Throne of the God-Pharaoh and Jazal Goldmane stand out to me as some of your best finishers, but we can add more. If you have the budget for it, Craterhoof Behemoth is one of the best token finishers out there, but if you're looking for a cheaper option (albeit slightly weaker), Decimator of the Provinces provides a similar Overrun effect on a body. I'm a big fan of infect, so Triumph of the Hordes is something I would include in my own Mirri deck, as it's such an efficient blowout card. I can understand if you're not keen on infect, though. Finally, True Conviction can quickly turn games around when you'd otherwise be down and out thanks to the massive lifegain it provides, not to mention board-wide double strike often being enough to end games.

I know I went on and on here, but I do help this was of help to you! Please, I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Cheers.

masterosok on Stonehewer Giant untap combos.

1 month ago

You definitely can't go infinite with just Paradox Engine and Stonehewer Giant but that's not what is being said. If you have Paradox Engine out and cast Whitemane Lion, Paradox Engine triggers to untap nonland permanents, Whitemane Lion enter the field and triggers, targeting itself. Tap Stonehewer Giant, rinse, repeat. As long as you have a combo of rocks that can provide the needed to pay for casting Whitemane Lion and activating Stonehewer Giant its infinite.

I am not sure why Cloudstone Curio would be needed though.

masterosok on Stonehewer Giant untap combos.

1 month ago

Wouldn't Whitemane Lion just got infinite with Paradox Engine without the need for Cloudstone Curio as long as you have mana rocks that can produce at total of ?

You could so use Isochron Scepter with Paradox Engine and mana rocks that produce at total of to get infinite untaps with Stonehewer Giant. Perhaps more value since you get to cast the instant copy infinitely as well. Whichever 2 drop instant that works best for your build.

shaftdiggity on Stonehewer Giant untap combos.

1 month ago

Paradox Engine which will go infinite (untaps) with Cloudstone Curio and a Whitemane Lion just have a ton of mana rocks, and viola

Funkydiscogod on A Simple Case of Extortion

1 month ago

Ghostly Prison is a modern staple for preventing opponent attacks.

I can't think of very many good ways in modern to get enough mana to extort. Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx might be the best way to create tons of mana for use in extorting. Things like Whitemane Lion with Oketra's Monument can give plenty of extortion triggers. In black, the options are much more limited, since Bontu's Monument isn't as good, but Sedraxis Alchemist looks like the only one that can bounce off the battlefield. Two Pit Keeper or Cadaver Imp can do it if you have a a sacrifice outlet on hand to keep the graveyard going. Relying on the graveyard in modern is dangerous.

Maybe Extraplanar Lens, Crypt Ghast, Liliana of the Dark Realms, Nirkana Revenant can help produce mana for extortion?

I don't know, I'm just trying to think of the best way to extort.

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