Selesnya Cats

Standard Kaeryth


I wrote things! —Oct. 23, 2017

Wrote guide from my own peasant experience. Feedback still very much desired!

mrlucky131313 says... #1

Prowling serpopard could go in here. Also why not add annointed procession and go with like a cat token theme? Heroic intervention seems like a must add. Maybe 3 heroic, 3 annointed, 2 prowling...-3 authority, -2 oath of ajani, -2 gideon of trials, -2 ajani unyielding. Possibly add oketra the true and oketras monument? You can drop 1-2 lands if you take out the big Planeswalker.

October 18, 2017 8:52 p.m.

Kaeryth says... #2

@mrlucky131313I had Oketra in the deck before, and never in a single game did she get to attack. Perhaps if I went full token shed be better but Im pretty happy with how the deck works right now.

Serpopard and Heroic Intervention are already in the sideboard. The question is whether Authority of the Consuls is better against more decks than either of those, and in my experience it is. I can get behind maybe putting Heroic Intervention in because its so good, but the deck is already very heavy on 2drops.

Gideon is better than Serpopard in mainboard, and Ajani can break open games in the midrange mirror and vs control.

Also I dont really wanna make just a token deck, I like this identity as a high curve midrange. If I really wanted to play tokens Id cut all but the Sacred Cats and Regal Caracals and play Esper instead :p I know its a dead-end design, but I want to stick to the theme, and tbh its working well so far. Anointed Procession is a possibility but at 4cmc its a steep price to pay when my deck isnt designed exclusively to exploit it, giving me no immediate value. Against a Temur Energy or a Ramunap Red spending a turn just for that is going to get me killed.

My worst matchups are tempo and UW control. Preboard I doubt Ill ever stand up well against UW, postboard its not so bad. Control matchups in general are decent, forcing 2:1s with my cats which can eternalize/embalm then levying card advantage for a win. But my worst matchup is tempo, which is what I really want feedback for!

October 18, 2017 9:14 p.m.