Cathars' Crusade

Cathars' Crusade


Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control, put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Cathars' Crusade Discussion

evenpaul on Mathas Hatebears

2 days ago

Thank you

I was really just looking for what cards to potentially cut for Kaldra Compleat,Toshiro Umezawa, and Sword of Hearth and Home. The equipment route allows the small creatures to keep up and provide resilience. Relying on Akroma's Will makes winning the game more difficult against countermagic. Cathars' Crusade draws the ire of the table and this deck does not want to play archenemy.

Lurrus of the Dream-Den was another card in consideration but would require another cut.

Suspence89 on Mathas Hatebears

2 days ago

For suggestions:

Sevinne's Reclamation since you're working with small targets Idol of Endurance really good later game draw that mostly functions parallel to Alesha to help you grind out the game and refil Agadeem's Awakening  Flip is super good for multi target reanimation Lurrus of the Dream-Den seems like a great creature Dark Tutelage seems like a really good source of card draw when churning through low mana dudes Bishop of Rebirth is mostly a baby Sun Titan I Love Trove Warden for all the previous reasons

Really cool deck. Love Mardu and hatebear stax type stuff. I personally would drop the equipment and play more swarm finishers like Akroma's Will Cathars' Crusade or something similar you enjoy playing. I just feel like those are great finishers for stax type decks built around so many creatures.

BertilFalukorv on Need a home for my …

4 days ago

My favorite card is a black enchantment on the Reserved list that I got two copies of a while back before the prices skyrocketed. But I never found a proper home for it.

The card in question is Tombstone Stairwell

As long as my yard always have more creatures than my opponents it will never be worth attacking me since then I can always outblock their tombspawn tokens.

Below I've listed what some of the colors can do to bring this card to life. (hehe) I know there are a lot more and please don't hestitate to type in your suggestions so that I can add to the list. The reason I list them is to make it easier to think of what kind of deck I could run this in as a "win-more-card" without ruining the deck so it fails of my yard gets emptied. It's also worth noting that the tokens gets Destroyed so if you make your creatures indestructible with something like Eldrazi Monument you get to keep your tokens where your opponents have to destroy theirs.

RED • ETB triggers like Purphoros, God of the Forge

• Cool Synnergy with Deathbringer Thoctar which is extra nice since it's also a Zombie

BLACK • Various Deathtriggers like Blood Artist

• Sac outlets

WHITE • Great Synnergy with Cathars' Crusade

• Some Deathtriggers

• Has some nice player protection (To avoiod effects like Bojuka Bog and also nice recursion of enchantments and/or protection for enchantments.

GREEN • Good recursion cards, even on bodies like Eternal Witness to mention one of many.

• Death Presence

BLUE • Draws a lot of cards

• Protects gameplan and has some good Counter Triggered a bility cards like Stifle and Nimble Obstructionist which is extra nice to have on a body that also draws a card.

Basically I've made decks around this a hundred times but when I'm about to finish I feel like I'm lacking something in the colors I'm in or something else, I'm lost in what direction I should go to make the best out of this without having a poop deck till all the stars align.

Best Commanders I can think of as of yet:

Alesha, Who Smiles at Death Aristocrats

Kresh the Bloodbraided works well with this too, currently I'm building him in a more traditional direction since I fell in love with this commander for some reason. :)

Teysa, Orzhov Scion Aristocrat Tokens

Teysa Karlov Aristocrat Deathtriggers

Ghave, Guru of Spores w/o going for inf combo wincon

Grismold, the Dreadsower

Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord

Varina, Lich Queen Seems perfect in many ways for this too.

I currently run it in a Wilhelt, the Rotcleaver but I never gotten to cast it yet. The boring thing about Zombie tribal is that it's boring to build and somewhat fun to play (Play zombies, play lords, swing) and it leaves for a less interactive gameplay. It's a solid deck but it doesnt feel very spicy.

I don't necessarly need to run the most optimized deck to have fun or run the most expensive cards. I'm helpful for all the Ideas you can bring me as I seem to have hit a wall where I don't know what to do anymore.

Currently I'm leaning towards either of Teysa's or Alesha.

TL:DR What deck or what colors do you think Tombstone Stairwell would do best in?

Much appreciated. :)

Necrosis24 on Commander for Abzan Aristocrat deck

5 days ago

Tayam, Luminous Enigma could be a fun one with a side focus of +1/+1 counters if you want to include it but isn’t necessary.

Pairs well with Cathars' Crusade and Elenda, the Dusk Rose. And helps build a graveyard for Tombstone Stairwell.

Cauldron of Souls, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, and Luminous Broodmoth for some recursion to pair well with the aristocrat theme.

Living Death and Command the Dreadhorde to take advantage of the self mill Tayam does.

BertilFalukorv on Commander for Abzan Aristocrat deck

5 days ago

As the title says, I'm looking for some help finding a good commander or commander pair for what I want to do.

My deck idea is to get as many creature cards in the yard as possible, while going wide at the same time.

I mainly want to abuse Tombstone Stairwell with something like Cathars' Crusade White gives me some access to player protection (to prevent Bojuka Bog from emptying my graveyard and the orzhov combination gives me access to stuff like Elenda, the Dusk Rose and other deathtriggers. Green has mainly been to ramp, create tokens and great recursion spells to bring back my Tombstone when I cant pay the upkeep or when someone destroys it, without relying too much of white which is mainly bringing back specifically enchantments.

Originally I was planning to use either Teysa Karlov or Teysa, Orzhov Scion but I feel like greens bring me some really good cards like GY recursion with flashback on it. Please give me some insight of my idea :)

I also made a deck of this in Mardu with Alesha, Who Smiles at Death which gives me red for things like Purphoros.

Im not sure how many creatures I want to run minimum to make Tombstone work, Id rather not selfmill but draw cards instead. All the help I can get is appreciated. Mainly Im trying to find a home for my favorite card without building the entire deck around it ( Tombstone Stairwell )

Necrosis24 on Zabaz EDH

1 month ago

Nothing stands out much beyond what has already been said, I built a fairly similar deck. Only two cards I might suggest are Scourglass and Starnheim Courser but neither are necessary just something to think about. Keep in mind Scourglass acts like a Nevinyrral's Disk and will put a target on your back until you crack it and it doesn't help that it has a timing restriction.

For fun you can always throw in a Phyrexian Triniform or Triplicate Titan. You would get more value out of them with cards like Grinding Station and Blasting Station. But they can pair with Cathars' Crusade which if they die you get a net of three 6/6 creatures. You could also pair them with Arcbound Crusher + Animation Module.

desmondwrite on Darien King of the white weenies!

1 month ago

Have you considered Blasting Station hijinks with ETB lifegainers like Soul's Attendant? With Archangel of Thune or Cathars' Crusade, you could buff your army to oblivion.

Jabberjaw46 on Boros of OZ

2 months ago

Hey! I love Tajic, here are some cards to consider if you would like!

Felidar Retreat buff up that whole army and swing in with vigilance

Cathars' Crusade absolute nuts when you're dropping multiple creatures per turn

Mikaeus, the Lunarch early game value and late game bomb

Basri's Lieutenant some protection from board wipes

Let me know what you think! Hit me up if you have any questions or need some help!

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