- 2x Adorned Pouncer
- 2x Initiate's Companion
- 4x Metallic Mimic
- 4x Pride Sovereign
- 2x Prowling Serpopard
- 4x Regal Caracal
- 4x Sacred Cat
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majin_shinsa - There you go, man! HOU updated. It even made it cheaper... Haha. I will be making a few more tweaks as I look through more of the HOU cards too. There might be some non-creature cards that are worth putting in but we shall see.
Please let me know how it fares online. I haven't had much chance to playtest this thing yet so all feedback is appreciated! :)
July 10, 2017 6:55 a.m.
T4----cast another Metallic Mimic, exert Pride Sovereign (making two 3/3 cats) and still have 1 mana for a combat trick likeeeeeee Appeal / Authority (gives +6+6 to protect someone and set up a big swing next turn, or just hit them in the face with your sacred cat for 7)
T5----Pride Sovereign is an 8/8, Now beat down hard.
I think you could keep this really aggressive and maybe only include like 2-3 Regal Caracal to complement the low amount of lands (yah there is Attune with Aether but that still makes your deck more like a 23 land deck and you wouldn't want hands where you get 4 lands and cast an Anointed Procession, while 2 caracal's sit uncast in your hand cause you can't hit land 5, imo)
To this end I think you could maybe add 1 or more non cats, Selfless Spirit is always good for wide strategies and is a solid 2 power flying attacker.
July 10, 2017 9:53 a.m.
OK, take two - got logged out after typing this earlier so had to type it again!
Entomo - Thank you very much for the comment! I think you're right about a lot of it.... I'm going to modify the deck again. I'll put in 3 x Metallic Mimic (forgot they work with the cat tokens coming on the board too). To make room for those I'll take out both Vizier of the Menagerie because they're actually pretty slow and I think this should be quite a fast deck, and one Anointed Procession. I'm loathe to take all of them out but I see your point about them being slow as well.
For now I'll avoid Selfless Spirit simply because it stops being standard legal in only 3 months and everything else has until Sept 2018!
Very happy to hear thoughts on this then!
July 10, 2017 3:41 p.m.
I agree with all the changes you made withy your deck. I do think that the Vizier of the Menagerie is a slower card in practical use. After rotation when the Metallic Mimic is removed, it should be put in as there won't be as much in the way of support you could really utilize unless someone figures out another combo that deck should add.
I also think that if your using Attune with Aether, you can use the Longtusk Cub in the deck, if you choose to remove them and the cubs, I would add an additional Adorned Pouncer and Sacred Cat to the deck. I would additional put Appeal / Authority and Nature's Way as those two spells speak volumes for this deck in dealing with threats on the ground and in the air and act as a updated version of Declaration in Stone after rotation.
I am trying to keep my build as close to Post-rotation as possible and laying off the energy train for now as I think Solemnity will be floating around for a while and will cause the deck as you have it now a couple of bumps in mid to late game if you don't have answers to Solemnity as well.
July 10, 2017 11:39 p.m.
Here is my deck as of right now that I will be using during the first FNM after release of Hour of Devastation.
July 10, 2017 11:41 p.m.
If Hour of Devastation becomes rampant, saving grace will stack all the damage to 1 creature.
July 11, 2017 12:03 p.m.
I recommend getting rid of a couple of lands for 4 copies of Scattered Groves and/or Fortified village.
July 12, 2017 1:51 a.m.
theotherzhang - Thanks for the tip. I must admit I've been slack when it comes to looking at dual coloured lands. I haven't had enough time to playtest the deck to see what the mana fixing is like but it may be worthwhile putting some of them in for sure. Probably more likely to have the Scattered Groves than the Fortified Village as the latter will rotate out pretty soon!
July 12, 2017 5:26 a.m.
July 15, 2017 1:28 p.m.
Plus Saving Grace will protect your creatures but take out all of their citters. Then again Repel the Abominable will stop combat and other sources of damage for the rest of the turn. Also with Grixis becoming popular, Heroic Intervention will help with those Bontu's Last Reckoning
July 15, 2017 3:40 p.m.
I posted a FNM re-cap on my page if your interested in checking it Sagramore.
July 15, 2017 6:45 p.m.
Recommended for your deck from what I saw:
1) Anointed Procession at 2.
2) Nature's Way should be kept at 2 or 3. I prefer to use them as a playset in mainboard to deal with killing creatures and siding them out when dealing with control and removal decks.
4) Cast Out should be kept at around 3. It hits too many things right now in standard and shouldn't be neglected. I use 3 mainboard and 1 sideboard to deal with Torment of Scarabs, Fraying Sanity, Nicol Bolas, Solemnity and creatures.
5) Metallic Mimic was great to help buff tokens, Sacred Cats, and Adorned Pouncers to buff them and give them more destructive power in any match-ups. Especially helping out with dealing damage with Appeal / Authority.
6) Heroic Intervention at 2 is good enough. Maybe sideboard additional copies.
July 15, 2017 7:01 p.m.
I am going to spend a bit of time later today (when I get a chance) to make a few changes to the deck again. I feel it might finally be time to remove the Attune with Aether and pop in a couple more basic land and see what we can do about other things you've mentioned. Some of them are already there or nearly there but adding a few more Sacred Cat, Adorned Pouncer, or Appeal / Authority will need a bit of jigging some numbers!
Thanks people :)
July 16, 2017 9:46 a.m.
Could run Evolving Wilds you only have 4 one drops and the mana fixing and deck thinning would be worth it.
July 16, 2017 10:32 a.m.
July 18, 2017 9:16 a.m.
Thanks for more comments, Entomo!
I think Adorned Pouncer is fantastic value from Eternalize, especially if you've got one Anointed Procession out. 4/4 tokens with double strike from a card you already spent?? I'm not sure possibly untapping a land beats that but I might be wrong.
Selfless Spirit is a great card but as I've mentioned previously I'm really trying to stay away from anything that was released before KLD, otherwise it rotates out in under 3 months anyway. Same with Oath of Nissa but the Attune with Aether are gone already anyway!
I do like Prepare / Fight but I'm not sure what I'd drop for it? To me it seems that Appeal / Authority has more use at the moment and Nature's Way fills the gap from the "Fight" part as well. I guess I could try 2 of each of the dual cards, rather than a full set of 1?
July 18, 2017 9:30 a.m.
was thinking, more of untapping Pride Sovereign as the selling point, and also tuning for more aggro. pouncer is great value but hes kinda slow and I have been really dissapointed by his performance before he is eternalized, while the companion has 3 power and can tangle, plus can do tricks.
Prepare / Fight over Nature's Way AND Cast Out. it does more stuff and is never dead. Again, moving towards more aggro. and the lifelink will help in a race.
July 18, 2017 9:39 a.m.
Entomo - You're totally right, forgive me - I just misread it and thought it only was a land that Initiate's Companion could untap. But yes, using it on a Pride Sovereign is certainly an interesting idea....
It might be feasible to move Cast Out to the sideboard (it has more targets than "Fight" or Nature's Way) to make room for Prepare / Fight. The thing I like about Nature's Way though is your own creature doesn't take any damage from it. I will have to see if it's possible (and worthwhile) to juggle some of the numbers to fit it in.
July 18, 2017 9:56 a.m.
Personally I'd move the Prowling Serpopard to the side board and run Prepare in the main the ability to make two cat tokens off of Pride Sovereign then untap it pump it and attack with it lifelinked is big especially with the tokens back as defense . Gets even bigger if Metallic Mimic or Anointed Procession are out. Watchers of the DeadCould be Crook of Condemnation and I don't see the value of Stinging Shot kills very few flyers that are played these days but I do think it should be replaced with another removal spell. Typically I run 4 main deck removal and 4 in sideboard. Just my thought on that tho.
July 18, 2017 9:57 a.m.
I still haven't had much chance to playtest this deck (not much STD gets played around me) so if you guys try this in paper or online then I'm very interested to hear how it plays!
July 18, 2017 1:13 p.m.
I know you have a cat thing going on, but there are two cards in your colors that I feel like would be super good: Crested Sunmare and Majestic Myriarch. They would go well with the tokens thing and are very good in your colors. Just a thought!
July 18, 2017 1:41 p.m.
I'm on the fence on using Prepare. Sure you get +2/+2 and lifelink. and a untap for Pride Sovereign which does help, but it isn't reliable for the aftermath ability of Fight which costs 4 mana and could kill your creature if your opponent has an instant within hand.
Nature's Way too many applies more answers. One you can kill a ground or flying creature without having to worry about losing your own creature in the process. You also get Trample and Vigilance which would already stack with Appeal / Authority.
I'll agree Prepare would work better with Pride Sovereign, but in standard this is a matter of speed when it comes to beating your opponent especially with the control and mill decks out right now. Adorned Pouncer with it's Double Strike is the better, cheaper, faster alternative to crush your opponents with. Pride Sovereign is more of a blocker, token generator, and source to imped your opponents progress.
July 18, 2017 1:48 p.m.
Plus with Authority you can tap two creatures your opponent controls.
July 18, 2017 1:52 p.m.
Zooby9 - Thanks for the comment. I completely agree with you, both those Selesnya cards are fantastic. However if I start taking out cats to put them in then I no longer have a cat theme :) I love them, but (for now at least) they will have to stay out because they just aren't kitty enough! Hah.
tru13 - Thanks for the comment again. I too am still not 100% sold on Prepare / Fight but I think the untap and buff are useful enough to warrant finding space for both that as wel as Nature's Way. In the end what I need to do is lots of playtesting to decide whether it's worthwhile or not. I don't think I can work it out just by looking!
July 18, 2017 1:58 p.m.
Thing to also think about is casting Prepare on Adorned Pouncer that's a 12 point life swing on turn 3, 6 if they chimp block or 24 point life swing late game . I'd try and run both cards tho as one is removal suited the other more of a combat trick. Ambuscade would be a decent sideboard removal card.
July 18, 2017 2:07 p.m.
snotice thank you so much, and thank you everyone else too!!
July 21, 2017 9:14 p.m.
So the deck is fun and can get crazy. I was playing a version on MTGO where I changed a few things and went 0-2. First time was against UR control and that game was bleh (went 1-2). The second game I lost due to timeout against a homebrew BG -1/-1 deck. We both had tons of creatures clogging the field and both sides had lifelink. Wish I could have finished it. I'm going to try your version out next since I can see why you made some of the choices you did.
July 22, 2017 9:54 a.m.
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