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Hi Elywood,

Quite a few actually. A non-combo will be more, 1) Protect Kaalia of the Vast with Equipment/Spells, 2) More removal Mortify/Utter End/Etc 3) Cheat enablers Quicksilver Amulet/Sneak Attack, 4) Mid-Range Recursion Phyrexian Reclamation/Etc

I see you have one complete and one prototype deck, but none of them our public. Do you have a rough guideline for a deck, or looking for an initial in the 99 to start constructing it? If you have something online I can look at, I would be happy to. If not I can provide a rough in the 99 and some consideration cards.

February 19, 2018 12:23 p.m.

Hey ripka82, fellow Arahbo, Roar of the World player, Arahbo, Xenagos... for Cats

You have 20 artifacts, could benefit from Puresteel Paladin for Draw/Equip . Add Ancient Den and Tree of Tales to up your artifacts even more.

Sigarda's Aid would be a nice addition too, especially with Bloodforged Battle-Axe.

Adorned Pouncer is awesome, doubles the equipment power bonuses, can output some massive damage, double triggers like Bloodforged Battle-Axe, and he has build in recursion as a 4/4 double strike! Skyhunter Skirmisher to a lesser degree is good too.

Swords to Plowshares can be good control, or a nice lifegain if you need it (especially with a pumped up cat), cool with Felidar Sovereign. Path to Exile can be a good control, or a land fetch if your struggling with mana issues. Condemn is good, but it only gets attackers, often, the most dangerous creatures you want to remove don't attack.

Brimaz, King of Oreskos is nice for making tokens (on attack and block), but not a necessity.

Ajani, Caller of the Pride is a great double strike enabler, Lost Leonin seems like an auto-include with all that equipment for him to equip.

Lot's of ETB-Tapped lands in this build, can work on upgrading them ($$$ SUCKS), you can look at my deck for land ideas, but in general it's the most expensive component in building these decks.

Sacred Cat is a nice CMC1 () 4/4 (eminence) Lifelink, with recursive 4/4 (eminence) Lifeline

You could look at abusing Healer of the Pride with an Aluren, Whitemane Lion or a Fleetfoot Panther any of those guys can go infinite life with her.

Temur Sabertooth has some infinite ETB interactions, but none that are that great.

You could Heroic Intervention into a Divine Reckoning or Rout, gives you protection from board wipe (including your equipment from a Vandalblast or similar others).

Rupture Spire needs to be gone into the shredder, never use that land. Like ever. Explosive Vegetation could be Kodama's Reach to bring your CMC down a bit.

You could pair down your artifacts/equipments and add more tutoring to consistently get the same "excellent" rated artifacts game after game, like Enlightened Tutor, Open the Armory, Stoneforge Mystic, Stonehewer Giant, Etc. Instead of Behemoth Sledge tutor a Loxodon Warhammer instead kind of deal.

These lands are just too slow Arctic Flats. If your having a mana issue, maybe try Birds of Paradise or putting some conditional check dual lands, or cheap pain lands like City of Brass / Mana Confluence for the time being.

Could use the same strategy on creatures, instead of a High CMC Nacatl War-Pride, Eladamri's Call a Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith and get a free Hammer of Nazahn and have all your equipments auto-equip for the same CMC.

It's a good deck, I think your on track, I would include Triumph of the Hordes as an alternate to damage win-con (against other infinite life decks anyway, or when you need to fast kill a Grixis or something fast).

Cheers +1

February 14, 2018 7:07 p.m.

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Hi Acute19,

I like Qasali Pridemage because of the Exalted, and the secondary ability, which also does Artifacts (and Enchantments)

I like Enlightened Ascetic because he ETB destroys an enchantment.

I don't like Felidar Cub because he has no primary abilities, and has to sacrifice to activate (worst of the bunch), I would exclude him. Cats aren't the police of the board, can't do everything!

I'd rather have a Leonin Relic-Warder over a Felidar Cub, because he exiles, think Purphoros, God of the Forge. Plus Leonin Relic-Warder can have combos built around him with Oblivion Ring where they flicker each other in and out.

My thoughts anyway.

February 9, 2018 7:41 p.m.

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Fellow Arahbo, Roar of the World player, Arahbo, Xenagos... for Cats

Noticed you pulled Alms Collector out, he has been invaluable for me fighting Grixis () commander's like Kess, Dissident Mage / Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge for Enter the Infinite, and Izzet () like Mizzix of the Izmagnus Infinite Mana Blue Sun's Zenith decks.

Qasali Pridemage > Felidar Cub. I know he has a cost, which sucks, however, the Exalted is a nice boost, it's contradictory to your Beastmaster Ascension strategy, so I kind of understand, but I would worry about over-committing with no protection / counterspell.

Nature's Lore or Three Visits > Rampant Growth. Can pull the Savannah or Forest and doesn't enter tapped. So the CMC for Nature's Lore is only .

Keen Sense feels like over-committing on a creature and a 2-for-1 loss in an exchange. Plus it only draws you 1 card, AND the creature has to deal damage to an opponent. I wouldn't run that, I'd rather have haste from a Swiftfoot Boots over that.

Uktabi Wildcats is to high CMC for how big he's going to be CMC5 for 5/5 is reasonable, and his ability isn't that great, plus sac a forest (means he gets smaller) and doesn't protect him from exile. You only have 14 forest so need 35% of your forest just to be so-so. Perhaps if your game plan was to Traverse the Outlands into him, it would be ok, but not in the current build. Put in some aggro, "must be answered", like a Lost Leonin.

Riparian Tiger CMC5 for a 4/4 Trample seems wrong, if you have other energy cards, maybe I'd be happier with a Pride of Lions at that CMC and doesn't need the Trample.

Triumph of the Hordes could work well for you with so many creatures. Excellent with Adorned Pouncer or a Skyhunter Skirmisher

I don't like the CMC on Harmonize, would rather Hunter's Insight on an Eminence Cat.

You have lots of High CMC, I would rather tutor for the cat I want with things like Eladamri's Call than have 4 CMC6 cats for example, just have 2 CMC6 cats and 2 tutors to get them. But preference I guess.

Anyways hope you found something here useful! Cheers +1

February 8, 2018 8:55 p.m.

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