Creature — Cat
When Cauldron Familiar enters the battlefield, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.
Sacrifice a Food: Return Cauldron Familiar from your graveyard to the battlefield.
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|Throne of Eldraine (ELD)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Cauldron Familiar Discussion
2 days ago
2 weeks ago
Trail of Crumbs is an interesting one, I didn't include it since I didn't expect to have enough food tokens for it to be useful, but I've always ended up with more than I expected.
2 weeks ago
probably don't want spark elemental, and cabal therapy can swap out for the Cabal Therapist.
2 weeks ago
One idea you could do is replace Lampad of Death's Vigil with Mayhem Devil and Bloodthirsty Aerialist with Woe Strider and turn the deck into sacrificial pinging damage instead of life gain. Already your deck can only gain life from Gray Merchant of Asphodel and Lampad of Death's Vigil. If you don't mind being more "meta"-based, you could throw in Cauldron Familiar + Witch's Oven (or just the oven would be good in the deck you have right now) and for even more life gain as well as devotion for Gary is Ayara, First of Locthwain. Sorry for all the suggestions. :p
1 month ago
I disagree. Witch's cottage messes up your curve more often than not, because it enters tapped more often than not. Its reanimation is not particularly good because it eats up one of your draws rather than placing the card into your hand. It's worth noting that Castle Locthwain does not count as a swamp, so when you play it you have to wait until turn 4 to play Witch's Cottage untapped.
I agree with you about Foreboding Fruit , it's decent. The standard blue "draw card" spell is three mana for two cards. This is that, but with the loss of two life and creation of a food. The food is next to useless, since the only use you have for food is returning Cauldron Familiar , and returning it only once is a relatively minor benefit compared to the value you could be getting by replacing that card with another card better suited to the task. I think Bankrupt in Blood is good here, as you have several creatures suited to sacrifice work, and it helps fill that two-drop slot (although not actually on turn two). Priest of Forgotten Gods would also work, as it has a similar effect, but you can play it on turn two.
I can see winning against Simic Flash, with enough cheap creatures and kill spells (the deck certainly has that) and overwhelming with the sheer number of spells you can play. Jund Sacrifice though? It seems like you play into their hands. They have 3-4 turns to set up value engines (that's all the time they need), you put creatures into their graveyard, and you can't do a thing about cat/oven or instant-speed activations besides kill spells, and they don't care a bit about those.
I maintain that you lack meaningful interaction with it and several other tier 1 decks. Covetous Urge gives you that. I agree you don't need boardwipes, but that's not what I said. I said graveyard-hate is what you need.
11th in the state indicates a good performance, but calling it "literal perfection" is too much for any deck. All decks can be improved, all decks have weaknesses, and all deck creators need to take advice without insulting the people that are trying to help them.
1 month ago
I'm thinking you could use Cauldron Familiar and Witch's Oven as a life gain engine to fuel your Bloodthirsty Aerialist . You also have enough cheap black creatures to ping someone with Ayara, First of Locthwain a few times per turn to help get +1/+1 counters on Knight of the Ebon Legion . Epicure of Blood and Vindictive Vampire might be good to add. Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord is going to help you power up your vampires and give them lifelink and deathtouch for the turn if they don't have it. Blood Burglar, Savage Gorger, and Dark Remedy would be my first cuts. I'd also see if there are good replacements for Disfigure and Sorin's Thirst.
2 months ago
Also Casualties of War is an indispensable card for the actual metagame (best than Witch's Vengeance ), and you should add it at least in the sideboard: destroys Witch's Oven , Fires of Invention , creatures, Nissa, Who Shakes the World with her land 3/3...
2 months ago
Welcome to the world of MTG, where even after 6 YEARS of playing the game you will still be learning. That's what makes Magic great. Like golf, you can ALWAYS learn something new and get better.
The deck looks much better now with more land. I like Cryptic Caves , but I don't know if Evolving Wilds is necessary, might just be better off with another plains and swamp. As for other suggestions, I'd say maybe go down one Forever Young and go up one more Hushbringer since that card is what the deck is essentially built around. Your suite of sorceries is super jank and I love it, Consecrate is probably not bad with all of the dang Cauldron Familiar running around the format right now. Just make sure they don't have any food available to bring their cat back when you cast it.
Good luck and have fun!