Cathars' Crusade

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Rare
Commander 2016 (C16) Rare
Commander 2014 (C14) Rare
Avacyn Restored (AVR) Rare

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Cathars' Crusade

Enchantment

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

Cathars' Crusade Discussion

chadsansing on Alela, Artful Destroyer

1 day ago

Pretty sweet! I'm also thinking of a build with Monastery Mentor and Cathars' Crusade . Maybe Soothsaying and a few prison effects (like Ghostly Prison or Propaganda ) or enchantment-based removal spells, as well (like Detention Sphere or Banishing Light ).

Have fun!

KibaAlpha on We’ll Find Use For You.

1 week ago

Where is Cathars' Crusade ? If Elenda, the Dusk Rose is a 10/10 for example and you let her go to the graveyard those 10 1/1 vampires she creates would actually be 10 11/11 vampires.

RNR_Gaming on Go Wide Cats

1 week ago

If you're going for a go wide beats deck Cathars' Crusade is an absolute must.

RNR_Gaming on

2 weeks ago

Is there a budget restriction? Obviously, shocks, fetches, dual and rainbow lands would improve the land base. On a more fun note she works better as more of a token beats deck. Cathars' Crusade and Skullclamp are two major powerhouses that will help a lot.

Whitehamma on Black/White Token Deck

2 weeks ago

I only see a couple of black cards. Do you want it to be black and white or just white? I would figure that out first. If black and white....

Suture Priest instead of Soul Warden you are going to be the one making creatures you don't need them to put creatures in the field to gain life, but punishing them for casting creatures imo is better. Plus it works with Exquisite Blood which i would also get Sanguine Bond like someone else mentioned.... because its infinite. Also Blood Seeker , and Blood Artist if you plan on wiping their creatures or even yours.

If the deck is budget and can't afford fetch lands, Windswept Heath is cheaper than all the fetch lands and can fetch your plains, which includes the shock lands. For mana base you could get rid of the cards that say land and grab Plains/Swamp for example Godless Shrine . There is also the lands that enter and gain you life.

I would include Anointed Procession in any white token deck, especially since it makes Cathars' Crusade tick

maybe Divine Visitation ?

I appologize for not knowing some of the names. I am a green player, I could tell you all sorts of cards if you were green white, but thats not your color scheme

Patdypat on Serra's Playground

2 weeks ago

Hey Zerraphoon! Nice you want to play an Angel Tribal deck. The main problems with Angels is that they are really hard to cast and that they need indeed serious protection from being removed or worse stolen.

I think if you want to build a Selesnya Angel Deck you want either something that protects or ramps in the Command Zone. So for the first one i would recommend going for Shalai, Voice of Plenty or second category i would recommend Karametra, God of Harvests . Both are decent choices but in your place i would decide on Shalai, cause her protection is really good and on top of that she can be a mana sink with her ability and can buff up your whole squad.

To the other question:

Nissa, Voice of Zendikar is a decent choice if you want to go the route of casting your Angels and using their already high Power and Toughness to make the even bigger. Most of the time you just need to have 2-3 counter on a 5/5 flying with lifelink and people get seriously scared of you and will try to either politic with you or remove what you have. The benefit of Nissa is that she comes down turn 3 and can hold herself against early aggression with her plant token she can make. Another added benefit is that her ult is not a game winning ult, which means you do get to ult her more than other planeswalkers and it is a decent payoff if you can protect her with your Angels. (Still don't count her into the Draw-category)

Ajani, the Greathearted is also something you want to have in your deck and yes i would cut Heliod any day for it. He gives you not only vigilance for all your beaters but also can regenerate health at a decent pace and ofc does the same thing Nissa does with his minus. He even buffs up your Nissa or Serra and gets them more activations.

Serra the Benevolent is obviously a perfect fit for Angel Tribal decks, flavor and synergy wise. She comes down early enough compared to how she can protect herself. A 4/4 flying vigilance most of the time is enough to protect her at this stage of the game even if she is on 1 loyalty. She should be used to make Angels but her ult is a game changing and can save you a lot of times. Normally you want to make at least one Angel do protect her, considering an empty board on your side and then +2 her till she ults. Her +2 seems kinda meh in the beginning but is decent value and makes quite the difference in a lot of games.

Chancellor of the Annex is an ok card and can be included if you like it. I would not play it cause of the high cmc to cast it later on if it sits in your opening hand. At this cmc you want Angel that remove something or bring something back out of your graveyard: Bruna, the Fading Light , Angel of Serenity , Angel of the Dire Hour , Emeria Shepherd would be examples that are better includes at this cmc spot. The problem is you dont want to much 7 and 8 cmc Angels cause it is not really easy to get to them and a 4 cmc Angel has most of the time more impact on the game bc it protects you and can also beat ppl up or interrupt their strategy like Linvala, Keeper of Silence so try to keep the average CMC down to have more fun with your deck.

Excise seems not that great and should not be included. There are better removal spells or flicker effects in white.

Some more tips:

If you want to got the route of putting counters on your Angels, go for the cards that put one counter on everything and cards that proliferate:

Mikaeus, the Lunarch --> is another Nissa, Ajani Effect on a creature

Cathars' Crusade --> could be something to include in Selesnya

Orzhov Advokist --> can protect you and give you counters

Karn's Bastion --> is always a good include in counter decks like these

Well thats all for now. Make sure to include a lot of Ramp and your typical Instant protection spells, if you want to play a deck like this.

multimedia on Atraxa queen of misfortune

2 weeks ago

Hey, nice start, several good cards and interactions here.

The manabase alone tells me this is a budget deck, but there's some budget upgrades to consider for the manabase. Your relying on basic lands which is fine on a budget, but if playing a lot of basic lands then consider adding lands that have interaction with basic lands?

Stream, Hollow and Vista have interaction with Farseek . Farseek being a two drop land ramp spell that can get a dual land is good when playing four colors. Other budget lands to consider adding:


Additional mana sources that use counters thus have interaction with proliferate is helpful ramp:

If going heavy on the +1/+1 counters theme then consider these cards that are within the budget here:

Cards that give you repeatable sources of counters should be priority over cards that only give you a one time source of counters. Repeatable effects especially if they don't cost any mana are very good in Commander.


More repeatable sources of proliferate can be helpful:

Other good budget cards to consider adding:

I offer more advice if you would like. Good luck with your deck.

K1ngMars on Atraxa queen of misfortune

2 weeks ago

Where's Cathars' Crusade ? And Deepglow Skate ? Contagion Engine and Contagion Clasp ?

I'd put some cards that let you put -1/-1 counters on your opponent's creatures, so that you can proliferate the counters to kill them.

I'd also put some planeswalkers, given all the proliferation of loyalty counters that you can perform.

And obviously, if you can afford it, a Doubling Season ...

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Cathars' Crusade occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.07%

White: 0.52%

GW (Selesnya): 1.11%

RBW (Mardu): 0.47%