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Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, choose one —
- Create a 2/2 white Cat Beast creature token.
- Put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control. Those creatures gain vigilance until end of turn.
2 months ago
Dreadhorde Invasion and Felidar Retreat could both be good sources for creature tokens to sacrifice to Thalia & Gitrog. Felidar Retreat is especially decent given T&GM's extra Landfall ability. If you would like another token creator, Scute Swarm is right at home with some extra land drops, and can swarm someone or be another source of tokens to sacrifice.
You could also enchant yourself with Curse of the Restless Dead and use it as another source of tokens off your extra land drops.
3 months ago
I would have more basics to take advantage of the classic land ramp. As it is, cultivate gets 2, Yasharn gets 1 BASIC forest & plains, Rampant growth gets 1. You only run 3... In addition to that, I would have much more land ramp overall. Farseek, Nature's Lore, Sakura-Tribe Elder and so much more are staples in Green decks and especially so in land based strategies. Felidar Retreat is a solid card overall. I also like World Shaper as having bodies to sacrifice is relevant if you want to attack. Overall, there are so many cards and archtypes this commander provides, so it's hard to give more advice w/o knowing exactly what you want. Have a great time and best of luck!
5 months ago
I think this is a fun and interesting challenge to make lifegain cats good in modern. But first thing you should do is focus to clarify the identity of the deck. Leaning into Cats let's you better utilize a great lord. But you want multiple small cats maube tokens as there are a couple good ones to later pump for a lethal swing or tempo your opponent out makeing spot removal worse. Or lifegain which can play the Soul Warden effects and other noncat lifegain payoffs like your Ajani's Pridemate
Suggestions: I assume you are trying to stay budget most of these are a couple dollars. There might be a few more expensive cards that could be great with some deck building concessions like going green for more cats and Collected Company or focusing 1 2 and 3 drops and play Aether Vial
Kaheera, the Orphanguard pump cats. Can also be used as companion with some deck building restrictions
Leonin Arbiter All hail CAT JESUS. Seriously. It's a great card to slow combo decks otherwise it's a 2/2 body for 2. Worst case it deserves a Sideboard slot
Leonin Vanguard 1 drop. Gains 1 life a turn when you have 3 total creatures great curve starter for a cat deck
Regal Caracal create 2 cats. Then all your cats gain lifelink. Synergies for days
Lion Sash graveyard hate on a cat. Or pump another creature
Felidar Retreat stick this vs control and it can take over a game
Seht's Tiger 4 drop neat vs damage based combos. Interesting but not great.
6 months ago
In budget decks I always want a Transmogrifying Wand, removal tends to help budget decks a lot more than higher power decks because it's usually harder for a budget deck to just 'go over the top' and win via brute force. GW is really, really good at removing stuff, it's a specialty of both colours at this point.
A few things I use in my Selesnya deck, which is also interested in tokens, might fit in here. Gigantomancer is a lot of mana to get out, but all buffs stack with 7/7 base p/t. Harmonious Archon is an unbelievably good card in a deck that can go reasonably wide, it makes everyone equal, meaning anything that gets even +0/+1 is suddenly terrifying, same with First Strike. Keeper of Fables is a big dumb version of Toski, Bearer of Secrets, but Toski is very much not budget. Soltari Visionary is a weird old card that can remove an enchantment each time it gets in for damage, and most people don't run any Shadows. Hour of Reckoning might work if most people don't run many tokens in your area. Shamanic Revelation is better in decks that don't have very big creatures but tend to have lots, Return of the Wildspeaker and it's ilk are better if you have a very tall creature. Abundance is great in budget decks where you might struggle to find enough card draw, it gets you more consistent value for each draw. Felidar Retreat might be a bit pricey, but getting a free +1/+1 counter on each creature matters more in a deck with tokens. Similarly, Idol of Oblivion isn't super cheap but it's a strong effect with token generation.
If you like Myriad Landscape, Blighted Woodland also exists, ramp on a land is really sweet, even if it's not the most efficient ramp (it enters untapped). Devout Witness is repeatable removal vs artifacts and enchantments.
There is an old cycle in Selesnya that's really useful in some cases, most of them are budget but the odd one is pricier (though not very). They all work on the principle that you give an opponent back cards from their graveyard to get access to a really strong effect. I've had good results with Spurnmage Advocate, Pulsemage Advocate and Nullmage Advocate, but take a look if you've got a few minutes. They're all from the Judgement set iirc, but some got reprints. One fun thing you can do with these is target something someone else was planning to reanimate/dredge with, there are a decent number of Magic cards that people play in EDH that they want/need in their graveyard.
Hope some of this is relevant/these aren't outside your budget! Good luck and have fun!
7 months ago
Chandra's Ignition is a must. Your commander is mostly looking to one hit kill some one or hopefully everyone at once. Also, you will want your commander to be able to get through, consider Trailblazer's Boots or similar effects. Felidar Retreat may also work well. It can create sacrifice fodder or make your atogs bigger, which will make your commander bigger when they are sacrificed.
7 months ago
Love it. Why no Scute Swarm or Tireless Tracker? Also, this might be an unusual option, but I like Turntimber Basilisk in this deck specifically. Lastly, Vandalblast.
Also unsure why you have Whitemane Lion or Zendikar's Roil or Primeval Bounty or Inspiring Leader or Retreat to Kazandu.
Wouldn't Retreat to Emeria or Felidar Retreat have anthem-like effects in this deck?
7 months ago
If you click on the folder icon in the top right, one of the green buttons is Create Deck. Copy and paste this list into the Mainboard and Maybeboard tabs, add a description, and hit Save.
Disclaimer: I don't play Ranked anything. Suggestions may be underpowered or janky. There are a few cards in Standard that trigger both Elesh Norn, Mother of Machines and All Will Be One with an etb trigger that puts counters on something. The big difficulty I see with going this way is that both of your key cards cost five mana, so you won't be seeing the full effect for several turns. Serra Redeemer with the key cards turns a Boros weenie deck into an all-out blast, but it's also five mana.
Other possible directions could be an artifact deck based around Dragonspark Reactor, or landfall and Felidar Retreat. Either way, Mechanized Warfare seems like a shoo-in. Elesh Norn is more of a value card, while AWBO is a finisher, so getting them to link up properly will take some work.
7 months ago
Since you’re monocolor, Arcane Signet is kinda pointless, save a couple bucks and just use Mind Stone. Preston, the Vanisher will do a ton of work for you here. Lae'zel's Acrobatics can not only blink your board, but even save it all from a board wipe since the don’t return until the end of turn. Also, Teleportation Circle will help you get extra ETBs. Don’t forget your commander triggers off landfall also making cards like Felidar Retreat even more badass.