Whitemane Lion

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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Set Rarity
Masters 25 (A25) None
Eternal Masters (EMA) Common
Commander 2014 (C14) Common
Duel Decks: Venser vs. Koth (DDI) Common
Planar Chaos (PLC) Common

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Whitemane Lion occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Whitemane Lion Discussion

Spirits on Arahbo, Xenagos... for Cats EDH

4 days ago

Ok, so lost to Tolsimir, Friend to Wolves, not awesome, he really matches well with the fight though. I did manage to win all the other rounds, but seeded low right off the start, so didn't face too many difficult decks.

New strategy:

Switch Spike Feeder to Heliod, Sun-Crowned + Walking Ballista line that has a win-con instead of just infinite life, which is useless. This combo is CMC9 so it's not functional without further rework of the mana ramping. Can break it up, CMC3 for Heliod, Sun-Crowned and then CMC4 + CMC2 for Walking Ballista and Lifelink, but thats still CMC6.

Infect will still be line 1, refine some synergy around that.

Add more fast mana like Lotus Petal. Add Swiftfoot Boots or Lightning Greaves back to have some synergy with Puresteel Paladin. Figure out something there. Have to ramp more.

Synergize the tutors with Walking Ballista. Finale of Devastation is probably wrong now. Green Sun's Zenith still is CMC1 ramp for Dryad Arbor. Re-audit each cat.

Add infinite draw combos with The Great Henge and cats, likely Whitemane Lion + Aluren but there must be others. Fleetfoot Panther isn't too exciting, but we'll see, there are a few other cats like Fleetfoot Panther, only take on cats that don't suck as well.

Have to find a way to build combos with a cat, need a T1 solution? in selesnya? I don't want to take it Stax, would rather figure out how to stay combo.

I can't see any equipment changes other than the boots coming back in. Greater Good might come out if no combos with it, but I do like it for the draw, so maybe not. I've been looking at Rafiq of the Many and Uril, the Miststalker but don't see that as the right way to go, think the equipment package is correct. Sword of Feast and Famine still presents the challenge with Pro-green, but none of the other swords give me pro-black without pro-white/pro-green that are any good.

Need to get creative, might start a Arahbo, Roar of the World discord, hmm, need to brainstorm. We need some good white cards in commander, and some really high powered cats. Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist and Leonin Relic-Warder the only really functionally played cats.

Thats the plan, lots of thinking and building synergies to work through. I'm playing it as is again (no Heliod and Ballista) this weekend again to try and get an evaluation of what is working. Strengthen the infect a bit too.

Goretast on Is Karametra Good Commander for ...

2 weeks ago

Karametra is great for landfall, combo, enchantments, stax, or really whatever. I have a primer thats a bit more competitive, but you can see useful cards there for getting karametra triggers ( Whitemane Lion / Kor Skyfisher with creature discounts like Oketra's Monument ). Here is a link to the primer [Primer] Karametra's Bounce House. See the 'on a budget?' section for some swaps to get you closer to 75%. I also have links to other karametra decks at the end if you'd like to check them out.

[email protected]_only on Cat Paws

2 weeks ago

have you considered Farseek over Rampant Growth ? it lets you fetch a dual land.

Keeper of Fables seems like it should be right at home in your deck.

overall, a solid deck, lots of enchantment / artifact removal, which tends to be a weak point for alot of decks.

other odd suggestions:

Temur Sabertooth , Fleetfoot Panther , and/or Whitemane Lion are on-theme creatures that can save key parts of your deck's strategy.

if you're finding yourself with alot of equipment, Leonin Shikari + Lightning Greaves is a solid combo as well. Leonin Den-Guard , Skyhunter Cub and Sunspear Shikari work well with this angle also.

Ruffigan on Survive and overwhelm

3 weeks ago

I think you'll definitely want Heliod's Pilgrim in there, as well as Aviary Mechanic , Kor Skyfisher , and Whitemane Lion to get extra value out of all of your ETB creatures or extra commander activations. Some more Aura cantrips probably wouldn't be a bad idea either.

multimedia on Chulane EDH

1 month ago

Hey, good start and upgrade of the precon. Nice Oko, Thief of Crowns :)

The creatures that make Chulane a real value engine are the ones that can bounce themselves back to your hand after they ETB (enter the battlefield):

With Chulane you can cast one of these creatures which draws a card and lets you put a land onto the battlefield from your hand. The creature can then return to your hand and you can cast it again. As long as you play a land that ETB untapped you can keep casting one of these creatures which can make a lot of draw and ramp. Whitemane and Drake are the two best of the bunch. Whitemane because it has flash meaning you can cast it an instant speed triggering Chulane during your opponents turns. Drake is only one mana making it the best to loop casting it to get value.

These creatures and to get more land drops from Chulane's trigger can benefit from more lands in the manabase. More basic lands because you can make mana the turn you put a basic land onto the battlefield and basic lands are budget land options. Normally 36 lands is a fine amount for a Commander deck, but when your General, in this case Chulane, cares about lands then playing more lands can help to get more out of Chulane.

These are some budget lands to consider adding. Mana creatures are good with Chulane because they can help to make ramp to play him faster and/or afterwards they can be cast to trigger Chulane. They're the better ramp options to play because they're creatures.


Cards to consider cutting:

  • Azorius Guildgate
  • Selesnya Guildgate
  • New Benalia
  • Meandering River
  • Woodland Stream
  • Tranquil Expanse
  • Charmed Sleep
  • Planewide Celebration
  • Circuitous Route
  • Firemind Vessel
  • Commander's Sphere
  • Parhelion II
  • Jace's Ruse
  • Jace, Arcane Strategist
  • Feasting Troll King
  • Jace's Projection

I offer more advice. Good luck with your deck.

Futuremonk on White Zombie

1 month ago

Thanks! Felidar Guardian is a great card, but it doesn't technically return creatures to your hand to recast them. So I would need to flicker Whitemane Lion or something like that with it to get the same effect, and at 4 mana it's a little too pricey.

I've considered cutting Ancestral Statue and Blinking Spirit for the same reason. At 4 mana, something like Dust Elemental , which returns three creatures to your hand, or Eiganjo Free-Riders , which returns a creature each turn for free, is the sort of payoff I really want.

multimedia on Chulane, teller of tales

1 month ago

Hey, well made for your first Commander deck. Nice Aluren :)

You forgot Plains in the manabase? I suggest cutting 3x Forest and 2x Island for 5x Plains. This will give you 15 white sources in the manabase which is my opinion the lowest amount of sources to have for a color. Another option is to add more lands that can Fetch or make white mana: Bant Panorama , Ash Barrens , Prairie Stream are other budget playable lands. Whatever you decide my advice is play at least 2x basic Plains.

Whitemane Lion is excellent with Chulane since it can bounce itself back to your hand. It has flash which lets you trigger Chulane on an your opponents turns. Cast Whitemane with Aluren for infinite creature casts which with Chulane results in infinite draw/putting all lands from your hand onto the battlefield.

Eladamri's Call is an excellent creature tutor, among the best in Commander. Neoform is another great tutor, sac a creature you control to tutor for another and put it onto the battlefield. Swords to Plowshares and Beast Within are staple instant removal spells in Commander. Exiling any creature for one mana is very good. Destroying any permanent, includes a land, is versatile in Commander.

Eternal Witness is a staple green card for recursion in Commander because it can recur any one card includes a land. Guardian Project and Beast Whisperer are other sources of repeatable draw with creatures. On cast with Whisperer and ETB with Project. These can be backup repeatable draw sources if Chulane gets disrupted.

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Overbeing of Myth
  • Karametra, God of Harvests
  • Kruphix, God of Horizons
  • Agent of Treachery
  • Tishana, Voice of Thunder
  • Avatar of Growth
  • Angel of the Dire Hour
  • Hour of Eternity
  • Forgotten Creation
  • Primordial Hydra

The majority of these suggested cuts are high CMC creatures who don't interact with Aluren and some of them are five drops. My advice is not to play a lot of five drops because you already have the four five drops you want to play more than others: Chulane, Tatyova, Crawler, Muse. These five drops are also better than all the six drops therefore you could, cut all the six drops too.

I offer more advice. Good luck with your deck.

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