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Target player gains 4 life.
Untap up to two target creatures.
target opponent sacrifices an attacking creature.
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Blessed Alliance Discussion
1 month ago
Also, Settle Beyond Reality isn't priced as bad as it might seem and repeatable removal with Mavinda.
1 month ago
I'd cut the bad stuff and lean 100% into the enemy lifegain theme. This means up to 4 Tainted Remedy plus 4x Kavu Predator , and cut Idyllic Tutor , Serrated Scorpion , Twilight Prophet , Gonti's Machinations , Roiling Vortex , etc.
I know Blessed Alliance and Rest for the Weary are used with Tainted Remedy, but the best cards with Remedy are ones that have a "drawback" that involves your opponent gaining life and Remedy/Kavu turn that drawback into an advantage. I see you already have Wall of Shards and Grove of the Burnwillows , which are classics. Some other ones are Oust , Fiery Justice , Solitude / Condemn , Devour Flesh with Nature's Claim for the sideboard. Alms Beast is also funny.
2 months ago
3 months ago
Hi! Since you mentionned wanting a removal, here is my suggestion : Swords to Plowshares is probably the best in white in my opinion. Because I'm a (extreme!) budget player, I use alternatives and really enjoy Blessed Alliance , Condemn and Wing Shards to remove attackers. Chee
5 months ago
@Grubbernaut, thanks for your comment!
You think Blessed Alliance might work?
8 months ago
Here's what I found so far:
What happened to blue player's lands?!
Very useful if I don't want to be hurt, and it reflects damage onto creatures.
I could easily use this when I finally get my Jegantha going and use this card:
I can use this to untap Jegantha, only to tap her again, thus having two chances to cast cards that are above my manabase cost as long as Jodah lives.
Great for instants and sorceries.
Greatly weaken your opponent while gaining even more life.
8 months ago
I'm glad you've taken the time to understand what you're looking to do and the reasoning on why I made the suggestions I did. Too often, I've known and made decisions too hastily, which in hindsight were not optimal by any means. While I did feel like the suggestions I made were helpful, there was a part of me that also felt like I was destroying the core identity of the deck in the same regard. It is one of the big reasons I try to advocate for having fun, playing the way you want.
To try and keep with the ambushing theme I've looked into some untapping effects for your creatures and found these budget options. Act of Heroism, Ahn-Crop Champion, Blessed Alliance, Call to Glory (granted you'd want samurai), Copperhorn Scout, Glare of Subdual,Knotvine Paladin, Rally of Wings.
11 months ago
But don't you think that 27 cats is enough, TriusMalarky?? I'd rather cut some cats and get more lands. Remember that this is also a token deck, so Pride Sovereign would greatly benefit when there are a lot of tokens of 1/1 lifelink cats which also get buffs.
Pride Sovereign in numbers of 2 is really useful with Blessed Alliance, and can generate tokens on his own. I am using Regal Caracal for tokens as well. I have 4x Anointed Procession for a reason. I've usually had great success using tokens in my cat deck. I also have 1xSundering Growth for its populate ability not to mention it will be useful if I ever need a artifact or enchantment removed, which will most likely be hard to draw this card, but regardless I believe it will be used often in games.
The reason I don't have many Feline Sovereigns is because I traded one for Unbreakable Formation. This balances out my ability to have +1/+1 with a creature and instant. But does the Feline Sovereign only give +1/+1 when its on the battlefield, or not?
I_Want_To_PlayAllTheDecks Birthing Pod is really nice. But I don't think I could use that to eternalize adorned pouncer or anything like that; the only card it would work on is Regal Caracal when paying 4 or 3 mana and 2 life for making a 5 mana creature. And Karn, the Great Creator is only useful if I'm running lots of artifacts. And what is CoCo? With Ajani's Pridemate if I have a lot of 1/1 lifelink cat tokens, and attack with those using Encircling Fissure, I can buff him up so much it will be very useful to have Setessan Training and/or Angelic Gift.
Adorned Pouncer is very expensive mana-wise when you eternalize it, so it will be late in the game when I use it. Same goes for Fleecemane Lion. And Bronzehide Lion is expensive for making a single creature indestructible when I can use something like Unbreakable Formation for 1 more mana cost while buffing my entire army. Yes, they're good for 3/3 for 2 mana, but regardless I have other cards for that. For instance, Prowling Serpopard is very useful against blue counter heavy decks, covering my entire army with their ability, and is a 4/3 for 3 mana.
Angelic Gift is a must if I'm facing flying decks or if there are decks that don't have fliers or reach so I can deal direct damage, and on top of that it functions as a 2 mana cost draw 1. Just think if I used that on a Eternalized Adorned Pouncer!
What I need are tutors or something that allows me to pick out what I need for whatever occasion; that's how a good toolbox deck would work. Perhaps splashing black for Agonizing Remorse and Lay Bare the Heartand Grim Tutor??? Hand control is great when you know what cards are best in their hand, and Grim Tutor is currently the best tutor in Pioneer, I think.