Whitemane Lion


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
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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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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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

hkhssweiss on Ephara Tempo Blink

2 days ago

Have you thought about running Raff Capashen, Ship's Mage or Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir for the additional flash effects?

Whitemane Lion is also a traditional card that is easy on the cmc that allows you to either cantrip or reuse ETB effects. Alms Collector is like a worse version of Notion Thief but is good on tempo and disruption. Spell Queller as well.

Goretast on [Primer] Commanding from the Throne of Abundance

3 months ago

Hey Vidjalante, thanks for your comment. I'm glad you like the deck! I run Thornscape Familiar because it can be pulled with Protean Hulk to start an infinite combo with Whitemane Lion and Lotus Cobra immediately. It's a very strong combo in the deck that would be even stronger if I can find a spot for Oketra's Monument. I'm still giving some thought on what I want to cut.

sanddeviljack on Trostani Populate

3 months ago

I feel ya--it can be easy to go off the rails with deck building. You've got some good stuff to work with here, though, so if you don't mind some less-than-expert ideas, I'll throw a bunch of ideas your way.

I like your big finishers: Phyrexian Processor, Desolation Twin, the wurms (including Sandwurm Convergence), Giant Adephage, Trostani's Summoner. You're packing pretty much all the Populate spells--that's good. Let's protect that stuff with Heroic Intervention, Eerie Interlude, Cloudshift and--if you can justify the price tag--Teferi's Protection.

Hoofprints of the Stag works a little differently from Angelic Accord, but the result is functionally the same. Spawning Grounds is similar to Sandwurm Convergence, but let's you create the token before the end step (but also any end step) which will trigger Accord. Land aura, though, so you have to weigh that. But multiples of your tokens is always better than one, so if doublers are not too hard on your budget, you can't go wrong with those, either.

Eerie Interlude and Cloudshift can also be token doublers by giving you multiple ETBs from each Armada Wurm-style creature. If you go this route, Flickerwisp, Whitemane Lion, Jeskai Barricade, Eldrazi Displacer, Dust Elemental, even Roaring Primadox or Invasive Species will all help you get multiple ETBs. Other creatures that will benefit from this strategy include Hornet Queen, Regal Caracal, and Avenger of Zendikar. I've even used Fiend Hunter to "hide away" one of these (Trostani's Summoner is best) as wrath protection.

Herald of the Host and Nacatl War-Pride are both excellent Populate targets. Timing is everything, so you have to have mana and your Populater ready before the original tokens disappear. Loads of fun when you Second Harvest a board full of NWP tokens. :D

A couple wraths are good to have despite being a creature strategy: Martial Coup has the benefit of wrathing or not and creating some soldiers, while Phyrexian Rebirth gives you a huge threat that's definitely worth populating.

Finally, Garruk's Packleader and Elemental Bond draw you cards for every 3+ power creature that ETBs for you. You can't go wrong with card draw. If you do nothing else, add card draw.

Best of luck!

t3hdarkness on Spinsters Sisters

3 months ago

Soul Sisters isn't quite Rush and it can act like swarm if it has to. Usually it hits with 6/6 Flying Lifelink Turn 2 or swings with a 5/5 Ajani's Pridemate Turn 3 depending on the initial draw. Whitemane Lion shouldn't really be considered as a creature. Its more like a White Swan Song except I get the 2/2. It and Brave the Elements are there to dodge removal and the lion also has good interactions with Oketra's Monument and Soul Warden during the opponent's end step. Archangel of Thune is outside of my curve but if I add in another couple of lands it might be a good finisher.

I've tried using a fourth copy of Martyr of Sands. Its good as 4-of in Martyr Proc, but Soul Sisters style decks have less gas so its a dead draw after turn two.

The Arid mesas are strictly there for thinning the deck. Originally it would have been 4 x Flagstones of Trokair, but the current Legend Rule only destroys 1 not both so its the same net. They can probably afford to go.

Good Catch on the Lone Rider  Flips I don't remember why they were there originally. They're a nonbo with Honor of the Pure and I've never actually sided them in since I built this deck. Rest in Peace is sounds like a pretty good call too depending on the meta. Guessing its to hose Grim Lavamancer, Snapcaster, Tarmagoyf, and Delve?

zephyr_chang on Spinsters Sisters

3 months ago

I'm not sure if Soul Sisters is meant to be a swarm and rush type of deck, which looks like what your deck is shaping up to be (with Oketra's Monument and to a lesser extent Whitemane Lion, as well as Brave the Elements). If you are looking to go large, you can consider some copies of Archangel of Thune and then just scrap the whole Monument/Lion package altogether.

I would also suggest, since you are playing Martyr of Sands in the first place, just play 4 copies of her. You always want the best possible chance to see her early. Ajani's Pridemate is likely to be your biggest beater too, so you should also play 4 of him. You can consider some copies of Auriok Champion as a better Soul Sister and she is much cheaper now too.

Not really sure why you have two random fetchlands in the list as well? Also, I think you can take out the 4 Lone Rider  Flips in the sideboard because in what matchup do you think they fare better than any of your existing creatures, and what would you take them out for? I would rather you put in some Rest in Peace or something, you don't have any graveyard hate at all.

Goretast on [Primer] Commanding from the Throne of Abundance

4 months ago

Thanks for the suggestion ScionLocke! I was considering it awhile back, but I think it would be a great addition now especially with a Whitemane Lion infinite combo built in. Any suggestions on what I should cut?

ScionLocke on [Primer] Commanding from the Throne of Abundance

4 months ago

Have you considered Oketra's Monument? it's a cost reducer for Whitemane Lion and it creates a threatening board state at the same time. Also just in case you feel like you need more card draw, Arch of Orazca exist and it shouldn't be too hard to pay that cost in this deck.

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