Brimaz, King of Oreskos
Legendary Creature — Cat Soldier
Whenever Brimaz, King of Oreskos attacks, put a 1/1 white Cat Soldier creature token with vigilance onto the battlefield attacking.
Whenever Brimaz blocks a creature, put a 1/1 white Cat Soldier creature token with vigilance onto the battlefield blocking that creature.
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Brimaz, King of Oreskos Discussion
2 weeks ago
Raining Cats and Dogs Nice work bdodds, I think you have selected a handful of great cards but I'd think you could benefit from an earlier CatDog play and cheaper creatures to really start raining cats and dogs. Even without Aluren, every creature coming in with an extra token produces insane value. Especially considering your general's ability.
Below, I would like to outline 4 core concepts and considerations. Ramp, Creatures, Protection, Draw.
Ramp - Prioritizing cards that help you play Rin & Seri turn 3! Nature's Lore Rampant Growth Three Visits Boros Signet Selesnya Signet Gruul Signet Talisman of Conviction Talisman of Unity Talisman of Impulse Fellwar Stone This should be easy to replace the ramp packaging you already have. Look to cut cards like Explosive Vegetation, Chromatic Lantern, Obelisk of Naya, etc.
Creatures - Prioritizing 3CMC or less and upping your creature count to closer to 30! Think about adding creatures that fullfill multiple roles and allow you to run less other stuff. Qasali Pridemage is a great example cause it can pump a swinger +1/+1 as well as remove a pesky enchant or artifact.
Cheap Utility Kitties- Adorned Pouncer Brimaz, King of Oreskos Bronzehide Lion Initiate's Companion King of the Pride Leonin Relic-Warder Oreskos Explorer Pride Sovereign Qasali Ambusher I like the returners you have for multiple cast triggers too! Can get stupid with Aluren... Whitemane Lion Temur Sabertooth Fleetfoot Panther ? Snow Hound
Protection/Return - Build a huge board and keep it protected! Unbreakable Formation Rootborn Defenses Heroic Intervention Teferi's Protection Asceticism Marshal's Anthem Kindred Boon Akroma's Will Flawless Maneuver
Draw(ish) - The cheaper the cards in hand the more you gonna empty and wanna draw! Skullclamp Colossal Majesty Elemental Bond Beast Whisperer Fecundity Garruk's Uprising Descendants' Path Realmwalker Hunter's Insight Snake Umbra Lifecrafter's Bestiary Mentor of the Meek Guardian Project Return of the Wildspeaker Shamanic Revelation Slate of Ancestry Collective Unconscious Camaraderie
General good cards for Cat/Dog: Maskwood Nexus Mirror Entity Crib Swap Felidar Retreat Basilisk Collar Thousand-Year Elixir Rings of Brighthearth Seht's Tiger Shields of Velis Vel Naya Charm Kindred Summons Volatile Claws Beastmaster Ascension Titanic Ultimatum Hour of Reckoning Triumph of the Hordes Finale of Devastation Idyllic Tutor Winds of Abandon Lightning Greaves (secret lair dog art!) Coat of Arms Swiftfoot Boots Impact Tremors Rhythm of the Wild Aura Shards Shared Animosity Mirari's Wake Growing Rites of Itlimoc Flip Any Cheap Changelings really...
4 months ago
Cut down to 37 lands, I'd say. Probably...a Plains and a Forest?
You also need more removal. I'd recommend picking a few out of Swords to Plowshares, Path to Exile, Generous Gift, Beast Within, Chaos Warp, Nature's Chant, Return to Nature, Force of Vigor, Return to Dust. Those are single target creature/artifact/enchantment removal, mainly. You also need a bit of mass removal. I'd suggest something like Hour of Reckoning, Dusk / Dawn, Cleansing Nova, or Austere Command.
5 months ago
Hey, nice semi budget version of Arahbo.
King of the Pride + Elemental Bond is an interaction for a lot of repeatable draw with Cats. The +2 of power is applied to Cats when they ETB therefore with King any Cat here who ETB will trigger Bond. Bond triggers when tokens are created and with King a 1/1 Cat token ETB as a 3/2 Cat which triggers Bond to draw.
This interaction is good with equipped Kemba, Kha Regent, Felidar Retreat, Brimaz, King of Oreskos or White Sun's Zenith. Many Cats have 2 power which means with any anthem such as Kaheera, the Orphanguard they get 3 power which triggers Bond. Garruk's Uprising is another option and trample is nice, but Cats consistently having 4 power when they ETB is more difficult then 3 power.
Consider more tutors to get a Cat, an equipment, an enchantment?
Several Cats have double strike including Raksha Golden Cub who can give all Cats the ability, but he's 7 mana. Giving any Cat the ability for a lower mana cost is helpful since Arahbo is a repeatable pump right away.
With double strike a creature who has an effect that happens when it does combat damage to a player can potentially trigger it twice. Can take real advantage of this with Feline Sovereign and Bloodforged Battle-Axe. Other ways to use this are too draw cards with Mask of Memory, Keeper of Fables, Hunter's Insight.
Good luck with your deck.
5 months ago
Hey there! In the next comment I'll touch on the mana-base, but in this one, I'll give you some cats, or cards that revolve around cats! Maybe consider some of the following!
- Kaheera, the Orphanguard
- Prowling Serpopard
- Jedit Ojanen of Efrava
- Brimaz, King of Oreskos
- Lost Leonin
- Mirri, Cat Warrior
- King of the Pride
- Qasali Slingers
- Feline Sovereign
- Mirror Entity
- Metallic Mimic
- Adaptive Automaton
- Coat of Arms
- Alpha Status
- Crown of Awe
- Crown of Vigor
- Descendants' Path
- Shared Triumph
- Steely Resolve
- Belbe's Portal
- Cryptic Gateway
- Door of Destinies
- Konda's Banner
- Obelisk of Urd
- Urza's Incubator
5 months ago
Monomanamaniac Thanks for the upvote and the kind words! I'll comment your suggestions.
Boros Charm: Is a great card and I used it before but I've cut it for more permanents. This deck can have so much interaction because it needs creatures to attack and enchantments to make them better
Mangara, the Diplomat: I'm eager to test it, but I don't own one (I'm not spending in MtG for awhile)
Sunforger: I can't praise this card enought but unfortunately this is not the deck for it. Iroas needs devotion, so I can run only so many artifacts. And Sunforger is not a slot in a deck - it is a dozen. You'll need targets, tutors to find it, maybe a creature or two that can cheat equip costs...
Arcane Signet: Good, could replace Cluestone or Locket for it (but I run those because of the option to draw)
Odric, Lunarch Marshal: Is good, I don't own one so never tested. I'm just concerned that it would be a dead topdeck in some situation, but surely worth a shot.
Odric, Master Tactician: Used it before, actually it underperformed. Iroas is usually good enought
Winota, Joiner of Forces: Same as Mangara
Sword of the Animist: Used it before, it is a good card and works, but I decided to cut it for Burnished and Lannery Storm as they can attack and block. I'm still interested in bringing it back but still have to figure something out.
Shadowspear: Same problem as Sunforger, I can run only many artifacts, also Hexproof and Indestructible are things that could be resolved with "player removal" xD
Chaos Warp: Considering this one, I love removal that hits more than one kind of permanents, but I am satisfied with the removal package on this deck already. Maybe I can squeeze in the place of something.
Flawless Maneuver: Same as Boros Charm
Brimaz, King of Oreskos: Used it before, underperformed.
Knight of the White Orchid: Same as Brimaz
Myriad Landscape: Is good and I might squeeze one in. I have one problem that I think this deck is running too few basics, sometimes I Land Tax all of them out of the deck, and I intend to use Emeria, The Sky Ruin (wich would demand more plains) but it is on my sight!
Swiftfoot Boots and Lightning Greaves: Same as Shadowspear
Vandalblast: Same as Chaos Warp
Combat Celebrant: Just neat, maybe someday I find a place for it in the deck!
5 months ago
Great deck but I've got a couple suggestions for you. Boros Charm can save you in a pinch or be used to make a creature hit harder. Mangara, the Diplomat is decent card draw. Sunforger is good for tutoring answer cards. Arcane Signet is good mana ramp. Odric, Lunarch Marshal spreads the love around and Odric, Master Tactician Will let you decide how your combat works. Winota, Joiner of Forces is huge card advantage of you build around it a little. Sword of the Animist is amazing for mana ramp. Shadowspear is decent for turning off indestructible and hexproof. Chaos Warp is decent removal. Flawless Maneuver is free indestructible for your team. Brimaz, King of Oreskos makes a decent amount of tokens. Knight of the White Orchid decent land ramp. Myriad Landscape also good ramp. Swiftfoot Boots and Lightning Greaves to protect from spot removal. Vandalblast is good artifact hate. Combat Celebrant can exert you into more combat steps. Anyways, that's all I can think of. I like your build though, it's got just of what you'd expect in a deck like this
5 months ago
Brimaz, King of Oreskos for even more cats!
6 months ago
Many thanks for your comment! I've honestly struggled quite a bit with deciding what the deck should use as its plan A. As I'm trying to make this more of a dedicated, janky vehicle for exploiting Essence of the Wild, I've given up some of the more conventional means of making it efficient or consistent. So far my approach has sought to strike a balance between including "generically good" cards that work reasonably well on their own as efficient token engines alongside cards that work specifically with Essence to enable absurd late-game boards. Results have been mixed, but by all indications early-game ramp should be an essential part of the deck, and for that reason I have doubled-up on mana dorks and stacked the three-drop slots with cards that work fine on turns 2-3 as a straight-up token strategy, but are also insane top-decks once Essence or Tendershoot Dryad is in play. My hope is that the deck can still be fun to play on casual tables even if I don't draw Essence and have to make due with crowding the board with spirits and saprolings, or by getting value out of Brimaz, King of Oreskos, Leonin Warleader, or Master of the Wild Hunt. While I fully appreciate the ubiquitous value of high-power removal spells like Path to Exile, I tend to hold off on playing these cards until someone in my playgroup annoys me enough to do so. On the other hand, I'd love to know if anyone has any thoughts on how to improve card selection in the early turns without messing too much with the balance of ramp-enablers and payoffs.