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Fun Dog/Cat brew I have been working on. Trying to make something probably not top tier competitive, but somewhat competitive.Operates primarily as an aggro deck, relying on fast, cheap creatures in the early game, although curve might not be super ideal for early plays. Once a Pack Leader drops Dogs go on the offensive, Cats become chump blockers or defensive. Once Rin and Siri drop it's time to start recurring Selfless Savior and other 1-2 drops through Lurrus for more chump blocking cats. Don't be afraid to play Lurrus as you would any other creature (offensively or defensively, remember it has Lifelink!), Necropanther can recur a Lurrus or anything else in this deck aside from a Rin and Seri or a Frenzied Arynx. Speaking of Frenzied Arynx, the Riot and Trample give you flexible options, you can either use it as part of a finishing attack (doesn't synergize with Pack Leader but a 3/3 Haste can put you over the top for lethal) or can be held back with a +1/+1 counter as a solid defender next to your chumps, or can help get a proc on Garruk's Uprising if we need fuel later in the game (or on turn 5 if need be). The Sideboard has additional Cats in the form of Feline Soverign to help deal with Cat/Oven matchups, green/white/blue boggles and mirror matches. I started with Scorching Dragonfire to hit Teferi's and pop them for good, or to use them on other superfriends and found myself playing a lot of big creature decks where 3 damage just wasn't cutting it. Then I swapped to Lava Coil and found myself playing superfriends so the Lava Coils were hitting tokens in best of 1. So best of 1 I use Lava Coil because chances are decent that you can overrun superfriends with the early advantage. Kunoros is my favorite dog in the format at present and is as solid a creature as you would want, but interferes with Lurrus/Selfless Savior and Necropanther synergies and as a Legendary we only get 1 for the board, but in the few matches I have used it on MTGA it has helped wreck Rakdos Sac. Because it shuts down a decent part of our own strat I pushed it to the "maybeboard" just to keep it within eyesight. Shared Summons is another maybe. If we stall and need Rin and Seri's ability to remove threats or finish off a weak opponent during a stalemate and we didn't draw it or it got sniped Shared Summons can help break the stalemate, or if we need a couple of pieces like an additional Pack Leader or Sovereign to finish out a game it can help. It seemed as though Shared Summons really shined when I had to mull more than once, and of course you can't know how many times you'll end up mulling until you do. Still a good card, but at what price? What do we take out to fit it in? Maybe pull one of each Nightmare Cat to fit 2 summons? Maybe. All constructive feedback is welcome.

I feel like this is a pretty solid list, looking for tweaks that could make this list more competitive, possibly ladder ready for MTGA.


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This deck is Standard legal.

Rarity (main - side)

4 - 0 Mythic Rares

24 - 11 Rares

17 - 0 Uncommons

6 - 4 Commons

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.71
Tokens 2/2 Cat, Companion, 1/1 Dog
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