sagramore Deckling

Only playing since Feb 2017 and started with the Kaladesh block.
Loving EDH/Commander in a casual/fun playgroup.
Infinite combos win games but are no fun.

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I've signed up for the Ixalan pre-release but I haven't properly looked at all the spoilers yet so I'm not sure if I plan to add anything yet.... Will have to wait and see :D Haha.

September 21, 2017 6:56 a.m.

Pickacantaloupe - No worries, thanks for your comments. I actually took Caged Sun out of this deck and replaced it with Cultivate - the Sun is great but it's very expensive to get out. It might come back but not sure yet...

As for linking cards, all the info you need is in the link: Here, which is also at the bottom of every "commentable" page. In short, you put the name in double square brackets "[[]]" and you can do the same with loads of things to link them, e.g.

[[Lost Leonin]]
[[user:Pickacantaloupe]]
[[symbol:W]]
to give:

Lost Leonin

Pickacantaloupe

Hope that helps!

Arkheid - You might be right, perhaps I need to swap a 2-drop out for the Lost Leonin, especially as he's sitting in a box on my shelf here so I don't even need to buy him....

September 19, 2017 8:34 p.m.

Pickacantaloupe - I like the Steppe Lynx for sure but I think he's more of a "starts in hand quick advantage" player rather than something to really put a package around, so I agree with your second comment.

I do have a Hunting Cheetah actually and I am thinking of putting him in, but I'm not sure he fits just now. If he were then I think it'd be a stronger push but I think as a he's a little weaker.

Finally, regarding the Metallic Mimic I did have him in but he's value on tokens rather than 1 or 2 big cats. The extra +1/+1 isn't worth it in my opinion, especially as you need to draw him first and you'll be tutoring out the other cats anyway. I felt similar about Adaptive Automaton. These cats can get so big the extra counter isn't worth a card slot. I might be wrong though and I might change my mind.

September 19, 2017 8:59 a.m.

Thanks Arkheid, superhuman21, and Pickacantaloupe for all your helpful comments.

As a general rule I am still trying to stick as hard as possible to the kitty theme rather than swap out cats for better equipment deck creatures. Things like Stoneforge Mystic, Puresteel Paladin, Sun Titan, etc. are obviously briliant cards for this deck but once I start putting them in in place of cats I feel like I'm not running a cat tribal deck any more and I might as well just replace Arahbo with Sram :)

However the Bloodforged Battle-Axe is definitely on my radar, as is Open the Armory as I totally forgot it exists. From my very limited playtesting as well I can see that Hexproof is a major boon here for keeping that voltron kitty alive so Whispersilk Cloak is being seriously considered as well (as is Mask of Avacyn as a cheaper alternative).

Regarding the Lost Leonin - this is also on my radar, and I have one sitting next to me. I'm just not sure if I want to go through the Infect route or not.... If I did put it in I would also consider Grafted Exoskeleton too and it may end up being what is used with the tutors every game. I imagine it draws quite a lot of hate though....

September 19, 2017 7:31 a.m.

Hey there - nice deck.

Just wanted to add some "general EDH advice" as you say this is your first commander deck.

A handy rule of thumb is to try and include the following:

  • 5 spot removal, e.g. Magma Spray
  • 3-5 board wipes, e.g. Cyclonic Rift
  • 10 cards that enable draw, e.g. Smuggler's Copter or Skullclamp (which is great for tokens)
  • 10 cards that are mana rocks or mana ramp, e.g. Sol Ring, etc.. You can generally aim for ~36-38 land but if you have a lot more ramp or rocks you can take 1 land out for every 2 rock/ramp cards.

These are, obviously, varied depending on your exact deck and you can have one card count for more than one of the categories but it's a good idea to keep an eye on them. Hope that helps!

September 8, 2017 9:16 a.m.

Not played with the Alms Collector enough yet to be sure, but I will earmark it as a possible. My meta has a lot of card draw so it was more to stop them drawing lots than to get me the extra draw!

September 6, 2017 12:37 p.m.

MegaMatt13 - Thanks for the tip! I'll take a look at them for sure.

EDIT: Turns out I have one in a box but I'm not sure what I would cut (in the 4 to 6 drop range) that would make the change an improvement.... A lot of the cards at that cost level seem "necessary".

September 6, 2017 11:49 a.m.

I've made another 7 or 8 swaps to beef the deck up a bit. It' still sitting at a TCGPlayer paper price of ~$300 so not ridiculous but the changes should shift the tier of the deck up a tiny bit and make it hit a little harder a little faster.

Any constructive cricisms gratefully received!

September 6, 2017 5:38 a.m.

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