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.

Icbrgr on Saheeli Altar/Cat 3rd place FNM!

3 weeks ago

Tonight I placed 3rd out of 10 players at FNM..... I replaced Spell Pierce with Force of Negation in the sideboard (It never came up). I have been attending my LGS for the passed few weeks and have been placing last or tied for last with some of my beloved homebrews; but tonight i wanted to take the gloves off and bring my "more competitive" deck.

Lost Game 1 Vs Ponza: (0-2)

This was a nightmare... game one and early Karn, the Great Creator came down and I scooped looking to change me wincon to Felidar Guardian.... game 2 I kept a 2 lander (A fetchland and a shockland not quite realizing/understanding i was facing Ponza)... Utopia Sprawl shenanigans into an early Blood Moon and I conceded rather than giving him the satisfaction of watching me squirm lol..... yikes... I was feeling really bad after this one.

Won Game 2 Vs Bogles (2-0)

Basically for both games i was just able to combo off before the Gladecover Scout was able to do me in... I was lucky and opened both Rip Aparts for game 2 which made Daybreak Coronet into a brick and it was G.G.s

Won Game 3 Vs Goblins (2-0)

I recognized this player and as soon as i saw the Mountain and the first Goblin I knew what I was up against and was holding onto my Lightning Bolts for the combo enabling goblins.... I drew swiftly into my own Mill combo winning game one and opted for some trickery for game 2 expecting a lot more artifact hate/removal in a mostly Goblin deck; so i took out my sorcery speed removal and put in additional Felidar Guardians. They made for life saving blockers and on the follow up Saheeli Rai was able to make all of the Cats for the win.

So tonight I had what I consider to be great success and am feeling like a winner and thought id share! I did not face the Crashing Footfalls/Living End players this evening and affinity was nowhere to be found tonight...Those decks and Ponza seem to be the decks to beat at this LGS.

Dead_Blue_ on T-1000 Saheeli Rai

1 month ago

Why only 1 copy of Felidar Guardian?

thefiresoflurve on You Can't Flicker Your Friend's Nose

1 month ago

Peregrine Drake along with an Archaeomancer type effect goes infinite with Ghostly Flicker if you're into that. Peregrine Drake can also generate a ton of mana over time with Soulherder / Flickerwisp / Oji. Also, Illusionist's Stratagem may be worth considering in place of Ghostly Flicker - If you're hitting your infinite combo with Ghostly Flicker, it can feel bad to not actually win with it. I run both instants in my Esper blink deck, so I can draw into the Ghostly Flicker and then cease casting Stratagem and thus avoid self-mill.

Aminatou, the Fateshifter goes infinite with Felidar Guardian, and also is itself a cheap flicker-er.

Sheriff_K on Alesha, Who Smiles With Pride

2 months ago

In regards to Fable of the Mirror-Breaker  Flip, you're looking at it wrong, I consider it Ramp, Card Draw, and a Discard outlet.. the flipside potentially getting some value is just a bonus. And Flameshadow Conjuring is like a cheaper Strionic Resonator doubling ETB triggers for value.

In regards to the mana base, honestly I wouldn't know what to replace aside from Evolving Wilds/Terramorphic and Basic Swamps.. I don't really wanna go down on the Snow Duals, since they turn on the Duergar Hedge-Mage, and the Scry on Temples is great. You're right though about the reprinted Sulfurous Springs, it was so pricy before.

The reason I'm not running Goblin Bombardment, is because I'd rather my combo pieces be able to be reanimated with Alesha or serve another purpose (in the case of Ashnod's Altar, it's also Ramp.) Without a Goblin/Token strategy I feel Goblin Bombardment falls flat.

Skyclave Apparition IS an interesting choice.. I'd probably consider swapping Ravenous Chupacabra for it if anything, as that's the weakest ETB interaction creature (most of the others have combos.)

The main reason I don't have Exotic Orchard (or namely Fellwar Stone, since I'm still tempted to run Exotic Orchard) is because it's a gamble, since you may not always have opponents with the Colors you need.. And between Alesha's Cost and her Activation, you really wanna hit the RIGHT Colors.

As for Bone Shredder, I really like it since it sacs itself (Echo) to be recurred again later.

PS. Honestly I had no idea Flameshadow Conjuring combo'd with Felidar Guardian... lol. I only had it there for value. But yeah, there are so many combos with many interchangeable pieces in the deck, which I love.

PSS. Yeah, Talisman of Indulgence does take up a ton of budget, but it was... an indulgence ;P (not sorry for the pun.) I just wanted the symmetry/beauty(?) of having all the Talismans in the deck (same goes for the Temples, even though one of them might not be as good as the others Color-wise.)

multimedia on Alesha, Who Smiles With Pride

3 months ago

Hey, really nice budget version on less than $200. You have excellent deck building skills on a such a low budget. Calling this a $100 deck is a stretch though since it's closer to $200 now than $100.

The manabase has been neglected, really none of the $100 budget used, that's my only criticism. Allocate some of $100 budget, not even a lot, to lands to improve gameplay? Talisman of Indulgence, Flameshadow Conjuring, Fable of the Mirror-Breaker  Flip these cards really don't matter in the scheme of things trying to combo with Alesha. You have Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, Fable is a lesser/more expensive Kiki that doesn't interact with Alesha. Conjuring only combos with Felidar Guardian, but so does Kiki and Kiki combos with a lot of other cards too.

The combined price of these three cards is almost $30, that much could really improve the manabase.

These are least expensive playable lands to consider adding. On a budget the Reveal/Snarl lands are fine since playing many basic lands. The next tier of budget land upgrades are the Check lands at $5 each. After them it goes much higher.


Some budget card changes to consider:

Goblin Bombardment is one of the best sac outlets in Commander since it's also a wincon, replacing the need to have an aristocrat with combos. Cultist of the Absolute is amazing for one mana, giving Alesha flying with 6 power combined with first strike and being a repeatable sac outlet at your upkeep. Skyclave Apparition just got reprinted and it's excellent repeatable exile most nonland permanent effect.

Good luck with your deck.

Delphen7 on Dominaria United Spoilers

3 months ago

TheOfficialCreator

To me, Karn is a great card for the colorless deck I've been working on in Explorer/Pioneer. Drop him turn 3, +1 ramps. Next turn cast Hedron Archive, -1 dig for Ugin. Turn 4 cast Ugin. If all else fails his emblem lets me turn random artifacts into damage sources, which is something the deck really needs.

I'm personally excited for Threats Undetected. There are definitely piles for it, I probably just have to dig deeper. Best I've currently found for modern is Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, Felidar Guardian, Wispweaver Angel and Spark Double, with an etb payoff

Malabarista on Squeaky Kiki-Jiki

3 months ago

Should I cut 1x Scurry Oak, 1x Ivy Lane Denizen, 1x Felidar Guardian to put 3x Skyclave Apparition in the main board for removal?

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