- 3x Felidar Sovereign
- 2x Graceful Cat
- 2x Longtusk Cub
- 4x Metallic Mimic
- 2x Pouncing Cheetah
- 2x Prowling Serpopard
- 4x Regal Caracal
- 4x Sacred Cat
- 3x Scrounging Bandar
Would you consider playing Oath of Ajani, Ajani Unyielding and Gideon Ally of Zendikar if this wasn't budget ?
May 3, 2017 6:33 a.m.
I would like to point out that Oviya Pashiri, Sage Lifecrafter makes an excellent cat lady. She is an easy one-drop and also has great synergies with the token strategy.
May 3, 2017 10:02 a.m.
Two more utility two-drop cats to consider, possibly for the sideboard: Watchers of the Dead from Amonkhet, and Felidar Cub from Battle for Zendikar. I'm tinkering with a similar idea, and may also look into Scythe Leopard.
Do you own any Panharmonicon? They produce a very similar effect as Anointed Procession; it would double the enter-the-battlefield abilities of Regal Caracal, Metallic Mimic and Cast Out. All you would lose if you swapped the Panharmonicon for the Anointed Procession copies of tokens created by embalming the Sacred Cat and Oketra's Monument. I'm running 2 of Panharmonicon and 2 Processions in my current build since they are so similar.
May 3, 2017 10:13 a.m.
I had originally got Watchers of the Dead in the deck but I swapped them out for something (don't remember which) - definitely decent sideboard cards. I agree with the Felidar Cub as well as I have no enchant removal.
Thanks again for the tips!
May 3, 2017 3:11 p.m.
agonize Thanks for the comment too. I had looked at a few Ajani cards that I already own (trying to keep the budget low). I was trying to stay "true to theme" with the cats, and while Ajani himself is a cat (sort of...) I felt like Nissa worked a little better in this particular deck. Gideon, Ally of Zendikar is another great card but it does deviate from the cat theme a little so I don't know if the benefits outweigh that. Perhaps I'm being picky though too as Nissa is hardly a cat :)
May 3, 2017 3:14 p.m.
But she can be a crazy cat lady! But on point, the tapped duals are good for a budget so you don't get Mana screwed. Down the road you can upgrade but half of the rares are rotating out of standard in September so you don't really need to get them even though they are cheap
May 4, 2017 7:03 p.m.
majin_shinsa - Haha, yes she is a good crazy cat lady!
Thanks for the comment on the tap lands. I think you're right, it's good to have a few in there just in case you really aren't drawing the right land. The deck is a little slow anyway (from my very limited play testing) so I don't think they're really the bit holding it back.
May 4, 2017 7:06 p.m.
Plus you only 4 one drops unless you add the green chick so your deck isn't based on having a ramped low curve. If you have any Aether Hub that could replace your tapped lands
May 4, 2017 7:13 p.m.
May 4, 2017 7:17 p.m.
I took my cat deck, Cat Fight!, to FNM and Saturday Showdown. I don't know why I didn't think of little Nissa Nissa, Voice of Zendikar for your deck. She works perfectly with the token theme, and she has her awesome +1/+1 counters for all your creatures. I was having a similar problem getting Ajani Unyielding out of my hand due to his cost; I lost many games with him still in my hand.
Also Attune with Aether works better with the Longtusk Cub than Aether Hub; one Hub on the battlefield does not help pump Cub. Attune is effectively a tapped land of a color of your choosing, but it gives you another play on turn one beside Sacred Cat and enough energy to pump the Cub. I'm looking to get a playset of Scattered Groves to throw into my deck to help with my mana-fixing.
I see you have Hunt the Weak in the sideboard. Consider replacing it with Cartouche of Strength for one less CMC. I don't think there is any functional difference between the enchantment's +1/+1 or another counter, and the Cartouche gives trample.
May 7, 2017 8:04 p.m.
djnewellmit excellent pointers, thanks again.
I don't have that Nissa but I can definitely see the benefits, I'll see if I can find a copy.
You're completely correct about the Attune with Aether and the Cartouche of Strength of course. I'm annoyed I didn't think of those myself other than perhaps simply due to my inventory... When I made the deck originally I gave a bias to cards I owned in sufficient quantity over cards I didn't that were better but I'm willing to spend a few dollars here and there :)
Thanks again for the tips.
May 8, 2017 4:18 a.m.
Graceful Cat is a pretty shit card (aside from the fact that it's a cat of course!). I'd suggest more Prowling Serpopard and Longtusk Cub. I use Metallic Mimic in my Standard cat deck too, with mixed results. If you wanna check it out: Here Kitty Kitty Kitty......
Also, it doesn't seem like the Felidar Sovereign angle is too practical here. Probably worth replacing. Not enough life gain, and you will be taking damage too. I realize that it's a big creature, but with multiple Regal Caracal, you will get big enough creatures. Maybe chop it to 1 at most, especially with no mana ramp.
Just some thoughts =)
May 19, 2017 9:58 a.m.
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