Felidar Guardian

Felidar Guardian

Creature — Cat Beast

When Felidar Guardian enters the battlefield, you may exile another target permanent you control, then return that card to the battlefield under its owner's control.

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Felidar Guardian Discussion

Mcat1999 on Please help save this game

3 weeks ago

Yes. EDH is MTG's single largest format and Mark Rosewater has even said that he wished he could remove or dissolve the Rules Committee, as they are not employees of WOTC, rather some 3rd party Judges and managers.

Standard, one might assume, is MTG's next largest format. Apparently that title is held for Draft, which makes sense. Logistically, entering a Standard competition is difficult, costly (competitive decks rotating in and out) and difficult with schedules. However Draft is as simple as buying a few packs or a box and going at it with your friends. We use to play at Steak and Shake. We'd get off work, hit up our Walmart and go eat at Steak and Shake or Ihop. We'd crack packs, build crappy decks and go have some fun.

Standard isn't a dying format by any metric. However, in terms of profitability, Standard isn't where the moneys at. So yes, it makes economic sense to cater to the strongest (financial) formats as to attract the most buyers.

So yes, chase rares and mythics (and even uncommons and occasionally commons) are made for each set for these two format archetypes.

And yes, some colors get far more love and appreciation than others. I recall over the past year or so seemingly every single mono-black Legendary creature was given explosive praise by the YouTube community, to the point influencers would start off videos with "Yeah, it's another black creature..."

Not that many of them have actually panned out the way they were hyped up to be. Honestly most of that hype was just for easy clicks.

If you look up Standard banning history, we find something very interesting. Here's a breakdown of Standard's bannings since 2017 when the Banhammer really began hitting hard.

2017

2018

2019

2020


It's actually quite interesting that has 36.67% of all bannings in Standard and has 33.33%.

Combined into Simic or +, there are 5 total cards. Thereby making Simic+ the most "Powerful" broken color combination.



Information on ban lists: https://mtg.fandom.com/wiki/Banned_and_restricted_cards/Timeline

enpc on YEAH REBELS!

3 weeks ago

Maskwood Nexus cares not for rebels. Then just set up a line with Village Bell-Ringer and Felidar Guardian .

Tzefick on Kimni, Life's Reflection

1 month ago

There's a slight problem in the templating that allows for infinite combos by itself and an outlet. If you have the token copy Kimni her-/himself, there's another ETB of creating a token put onto the stack. State based actions tells you to scrap one of the legendary creatures, so you scrap the token. The ETB of creating a token is then resolved on the stack, rinse repeat. Put any kind of death-trigger synergy card in there and you have an infinite combo outlet.

Can be corrected by having the token only copy non-legendary creatures or if the ETB have you choose another creature (than Kimni), then create a token that's a copy of that creature.

Another slightly different solution is to change it from an ETB to an on-Cast trigger. Like the Eldrazi.

The ETB-variant also enables any kind of ETB-flicker to go infinite. Like Felidar Guardian. Perhaps it is best to have it an on-cast trigger after all.


Why is Kimni a shapeshifter if she/he doesn't do any actual shapeshifting her-/himself?

Wouldn't she/he rather be an elemental, an avatar or god that creates these tokens that are copies of other creatures?


As for power level: 5 CMC for a 2/4 is rather harsh, but the weight is attributed to the token and the Populate ability.

I would say that the Populate is slightly over costed considering we have Vitu-Ghazi Guildmage who does it at 4 and only 2 color pips. And there's Trostani, Selesnya's Voice who does it at 3 but by tapping.

However those are best when combined with something else that creates a strong token to populate. Kimni possibly provides that strong token and can populate it by themselves.

I would still say the Populate should be reduced to 5 mana and it still feels lackluster.

If you aren't sinking 6 mana into Populate, what does this Commander do? Most likely nothing. Sitting on guard duty should any smaller creeps seek to bash you in the face. Seeing as the only thing the Commander can do is utilize its Populate ability, I would say it should be more feasible to use it.

I would love to tie in a Convoke reduction in it. So if you use it to copy good-stuff creatures, you generally don't want to tap those creatures, and you have to pay up. If you utilize it on smaller self-synergistic creatures (like tribals) they can help you go wide with small creatures.

As is the way with cost reduction mechanics, the starting price goes up. So say 7 CMC for the Populate and a Convoke mechanic could be a choice as well. Additionally combining two of the Selesnya mechanics on one card.


To broaden this Commander, it could be considered to have the main body be a Changeling (every creature type) and have the tokens they create be Shapeshifters with Changeling in addition to the copied creature. (It could be considered to have the token be non-legendary.)

This opens up tribal benefits by having the Commander be within the relevant tribe, and the token copy can be used to copy strong synergy creatures, like a Lord-esque creatures or just strong creatures from that tribe.

Having Populate instead of merely making another ETB copy token, makes it harder to capitalize on the copy effect and makes it less flexible (for instance you cannot make redundant copies of multiple strong utility creatures without another way to generate those tokens in the first place), but it does keep the power level more in check.

Of course you can run token copiers or just flicker Kimni to more easily get those copies from the ETB.

You could also run multi-tribal goodstuff, so you select a variety of good tribal lords, and your shapeshifter army gets all benefits. Like include Lord of the Unreal, Lord of Atlantis, Joraga Warcaller, Knight Exemplar. Add some utility creatures like Voidmage Prodigy.



I see an interesting idea that could be utilized in a multitude of deck shells as long as it is kept in check.

dragonstryke58 on Yorion and Soulherder EOT trigger …

3 months ago

Unfortunately, Felidar Guardian and Wall of Omens won't be legal targets for Soulherder.

At the beginning of your end step, the two cards in question will not have entered the battlefield yet. Delayed triggered abilities also use the stack, so they must resolve first. In this case, the delayed triggers for Felidar Guardian and Wall of Omens must resolve before they can enter the battlefield.

Since, targets are selected when putting an ability onto the stack, the two cards will not be on the battlefield and able to be selected as targets when Soulherder's ability is put to the stack.

Enral on Yorion and Soulherder EOT trigger …

3 months ago

The following are the context of the scenario:

  • Soulherder in play

  • I cast Yorion, Sky Nomad which blinks Felidar Guardian and Wall of Omens (that will come back at the beginning of my end step)

  • I declare that I'm going to my end step which will have both Soulherder and Yorion's EOT triggers on the stack

  • I put the order of the stack so that Yorion resolves first and Soulherder resolves last

Here is where the confusion lies. When Yorion's EOT trigger resolves, both Felidar and the Wall will return which will create additional ETB trigger. Can I stack it so that Soulherder will have a chance to flickering the wall (to get that draw) before Felidar flicker Yorion to blink the both felidar and the wall away?

VampDemigod on Good Partner Combos

3 months ago

Also, Changeling Hero, Felidar Guardian, Restoration Angel, Solemn Simulacrum, and Wall of Omens might be useful (once again, if you aren’t already running them). Sorry for all the white cards, I haven’t made a Selesnya flicker deck in awhile.

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