Cathars' Crusade

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

Cathars' Crusade


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

CrunchyDragon on Blinky Bunny

1 day ago

I like it. I run a very similar deck with Elesh Norn, Mother of Machines as my commander.

I'd recommend adding Soul Warden, Soul's Attendant, and Ajani's Welcome. One of those with Felidar Guardian or a clone of it and/or Restoration Angel will result in an infinite lifegain combo.

Anointed Procession and/or Mondrak, Glory Dominus can make your token generation with Preston get out of hand extremely quickly, as well as increase the above lifegain combos.

Filigree Vector will let you add +1/+1 counters to permanents you control when it enters, so you could combo that with the 2/2 Samurai with double strike from The Eternal Wanderer to continually make your double strike creature bigger and bigger. Cathars' Crusade will also aid in making your creatures bigger.

NV_1980 on Control of the Second Sun

1 week ago

Nice. Not sure if you're trying to keep this to a certain budget, but if you like the combos in your description so much as win-conditions, I'd include some stuff to find its components like Enlightened Tutor or maybe even Oswald Fiddlebender or Ring of Three Wishes (I'd replace Open the Armory with any of these). I'd probably change out Valor in Akros for Goldnight Commander. I know, the commander is a creature and thus easier to get rid of, but he's also a Soldier himself and that synergizes better with Myrel's secondary ability. Lastly, Cathars' Crusade; I just can't see a deck like this without one. But you probably have a good reason to not include it.

Crow_Umbra on Isshin Aristocrats

1 month ago

In taking a quick look at your deck, I think you could probably drop a few lands. 42 is a bit high, I get that you're not running many mana rocks aside from Sol Ring and Arcane Signet. I think you could safely swap a couple of land slots for a couple more 2 mana rocks like Talisman of Conviction and the others in Mardu colors, mostly since you can play extra rocks, but not additional lands each turn. Your mana curve is fairly low as-is at 2.73 that 42 lands seems like you could potentially mana flood. 35-38 lands is a nice sweet spot, especially with some mana rocks and a low curve like you have.

Bomat Courier could probably be cut. Definitely some hoops to jump through to get the impulse draw. Minas Tirith (if you're not against Universes Beyond stuff) and Chivalric Alliance might be safer options for some additional draw.

You could probably replace Memorial to Folly with Vault of the Archangel, as it's kinda slow as a tapped land and recursion piece.

Cathars' Crusade could be another potential replacement, mostly because the counter tracking in games can become annoying.

Spawning Pit is kinda meh, especially with some of the other more impactful "free" sac outlets you're currently running.

Crow_Umbra on

2 months ago

Yo, I saw your post on Reddit & thought I'd leave my feedback here. Overall pretty solid start, but there are a few spots that are worth re-evaluating. I have a few suggestions for additions & swaps:

  • I think you could stand to use a bit more instant speed removal like Anguished Unmaking, and you can probably swap Vandalblast for Wear / Tear. Dismantling Wave and Grasp of Fate are also options that can hit multiple targets without necessarily being a wipe. I think Vandalblast can be more of a meta-dependent call.

  • As the person stated on Reddit, I second that Reconnaissance, Dolmen Gate, and Rising of the Day are all additions that should be made to the deck.

  • I'd suggest swapping out Cathars' Crusade with Flowering of the White Tree. Cathar's Crusade can be annoying to track, especially with the amount of tokens Isshin can pump out. Flowering is lower to the ground and offers some additional blanket protection to all your legends. I've played Flowering of the White Tree in my Burakos and Isshin decks, and have really enjoyed how well it performed in both.

  • I'd suggest swapping Phyrexian Arena for Plumb the Forbidden, especially as a response to board wipes, and because you're already running Necropotence.

  • Minas Tirith could be a decent addition to your mana base, and the Temple of ___ cycle can likely get swapped out with more of the Battlebond cycle like Spectator Seating. As the person on Reddit stated, I second replacing the Snarl Cycle, and as many of your lands that ETB tapped. Canyon Slough and Sunbaked Canyon can be potential additions, especially since they offer some additional utility if you don't really need them.

  • I think it could be worth while to add in Talisman of Hierarchy and Talisman of Indulgence to round out your ramp a bit more.

I hope these suggestions are helpful. Down to bounce ideas for any other swaps if you're interested. Best of luck with brewing and playing Isshin, he's a lot of fun!

Blackheart426 on Jetmir's Myriad Debauchery

2 months ago

This deck is a lot of fun! What do you think about Cathars' Crusade to really get them shaking? And Rhythm of the Wild because counter spells are obnoxious lol Very well done!

Gidgetimer on Marneus Calgar

2 months ago

Squad is a single ability that creates tokens equal to the number of times the Squad cost was paid. Since Marneus Calgar says "one or more" he counts a single effect creating multiple tokens as a single event and will draw you one card.

Launch the Fleet gives a triggered ability to each of its targets. This means when you attack you will have 3 separate triggers each making 1 token. Since these are different effects creating the tokens you will get a trigger off of each.

In actuality when you attack with the 3 Zephyrim, you will actually make a token, then draw a card, then make a token, then draw a card, then make a token, then draw a card. There are different triggers that this would matter on like Cathars' Crusade so it is good to know, but it is unlikely to matter for the draw triggers in most cases.

MrHighscore on In the grim darkness of the far future

3 months ago

Updated. Not sure for the better, but for sure plays into the win conditions.

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