Kaheera, the Orphanguard

Kaheera, the Orphanguard

Legendary Creature — Cat Beast

Companion — Each creature card in your starting deck must be a Cat, Elemental, Nightmare, Dinosaur, or Beast card. (You may reveal this card from outside the game before you start and declare it as your companion. If you do, your deck must follow the companion's restrictions. You may pay to put this companion from your sideboard to your hand at any time you could cast a sorcery. This action can't be interacted with or countered. You may only choose one companion for your deck before the start of each round.)

Vigilance

Each other creature you control that's a Cat, Elemental, Nightmare, Dinosaur, or Beast gets +1/+1 and gets vigilance.

Kaheera, the Orphanguard Discussion

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

1 month ago

I think Volo, Guide to Monsters would be really good, and I'm using it as a guide, lol


Kaheera, Foster Matron

Legendary Creature - Cat Beast

Whenever a creature that doesn’t share a creature type with another creature you control enters the battlefield, you gain 2 life.

Whenever a creature that doesn't share a creature type with another creature you control dies, Kaheera, Foster Matron deals 2 damage to any target.

, : Target creature that doesn't share a creature type with another creature you control fights target creature you don't control.

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I think it'd be cool to see Kaheera, the Orphanguard be more about 'orphans' per se, meaning creatures without relatives, than weird semi-tribal

I'd like to see another companion get a new card, Lutri, the Spellchaser?

BrassLord on Harry and his bucketful of dinosaurs

5 months ago

Howdy! Gishath is a fun choice for dinosaur tribal, can't go too wrong!

In terms of general advice for cuts, I'd try to evaluate the cards in terms of if it wins the game or furthers your gameplan for the deck. For example, in your current decklist, Slayer's Cleaver doesn't seem to gel with either your ramp or dino matters themes, and it strikes me as a dead draw.

Also, while cool, Morophon, the Boundless unfortunately has the color identity of all 5 colors, so you can't "legally" run it with your current commander.

All in all though, I'd recommend focusing on cards that you enjoy playing, even if it's not "optimal!"

So with that out of the way, here are some cards I'd recommend cutting hahaha XD Frilled Deathspitter Thrash of Raptors Territorial Hammerskull Ravenous Daggertooth Frenzied Raptor Bonded Horncrest Rallying Roar Huatli's Spurring Slayer's Cleaver Overgrowth (There are cheaper cmc options that will both ramp AND color fix for you), Strength of the Pack .

Those are all cards that strike me as cool, but maybe worth cutting.

As for suggestions, Ikoria brought about a LOT of cool dinosaurs! Quartzwood Crasher can put in some work! I'd play Titanoth Rex over Ancient Brontodon as you can still cycle it for less mana, both are just big dumb creatures! It would take some cuts, but I've seen some people run Kaheera, the Orphanguard as a companion for your commander, so that could help you make some cuts as well? And for flavor Zilortha, Strength Incarnate is a flavor win!

I'd also recommend Kinjalli's Sunwing . It's a "hate dinosaur" that has evasion and can stall opponents enough that you can summon your big boy dinosaur! Speaking of, Apex Altisaur and Zacama, Primal Calamity are the biggest.

The thing I'd probably recommend adding over anything is Pyrohemia . It's a board wipe in a pinch (something that is needed to get to late game) and allows for some cheeky interactions that can be frustrating to deal with. It turns Siegehorn Ceratops Snapping Sailback and Bellowing Aegisaur into creatures that keep getting bigger or pump your entire team all while clearing the board for bigger attacks. Not to mention it also is a handy source for one ping damage for enrage triggers.

Hope these suggestions help! Happy hunting!

RA_HORAKHTE on CAT AGRO

8 months ago

Hi smitty6,

I've also an Arahbo player,

I like your deck version, somewhat different to mine, more centered on cat tribal and equipments rather than lifegain.

Things I think you could change: Sword of Feast and Famine and Lightning Greaves are awesome commander staples, but just in Arahbo are negative: your equiped cat can't be target of any of Arahbo abilities due to shroud of the greaves, and protection of the sword. I know they are powerful but you will be throwing stones to your own roof. Try antoher swords like Sword of Sinew and Steel and Sword of Fire and Ice , that none of them give protection from white or green, Arahbo's colors.

With only 13 artifacts in a 100 card deck, Mox Opal , another awesome card, sadly will not work as fine as if you are playing a real heavy artifact deck.

Some cards you would love to play in your deck: Feline Sovereign , Kaheera, the Orphanguard (not as companion, if you want to keep your non-cat creatures, but into the 99s), King of the Pride , Sacred Cat (Awesome in your life gain strategy, and if dies will be back), Duelist's Heritage (Much better than, for example, than gigant growth, and you can use this enchantment to make politics offering opponents double strike if they don't attack you). Heroic Intervention or Teferi's Protection : In this type of deck, you need some instant protection to evade mass destruction. Return of the Wildspeaker , Hunter's Insight or similar cards: With Arahbo effects, you will draw 4-9 cards easily, so you will no run out of cards if you have some spells like those.

Barbarian_Sun_Pope on Home-Office disturbance (Selesnya Cat Tribal)

8 months ago

Sweet deck (+1), do you think Descendants' Path or Lead the Stampede would fit here since there's quite a few creatures here. And is it just me or does Kaheera, the Orphanguard look eerily similar to one of the top left cats in Nine Lives ?

libraryjoy on Looking for a fun budget …

9 months ago

Thanks for the ideas. I don't play black (except in like 5 color strategies). As for budget, I don't have a lot of funds to sink into Magic right now. I have a pretty large collection, with plenty of pricier cards, but I'm just looking for a little variety I can throw a few dollars at. Last night I started fiddling with a Kaheera, the Orphanguard deck, using it as a companion (Gruul with a lot of beasts). Our power level at a group is fairly low, including teenagers, new players, and other people with limited $. Building on a budget like this helps me to not annihilate everyone and still have fun. It's also a mental exercise - not every deck I build I actually buy.

I forgot to mention another fun deck I built a few weeks back, including Jegantha, the Wellspring as companion. Mono-green, focused on large 5 color creatures with support from Knight of New Alara and Civic Saber, with an Elemental subtheme. I really enjoy playing it, but it kinda wrecked the table a bit the first time and so now everybody targets it early.

I've found a few ideas in here. Skill Borrower looks fun! It's been a while since I tried building a Land/creature deck, so that's an idea, too. I've actually got Kangee, Aerie Keeper, and that might be an option once I tear apart the Sephara, Sky's Blade deck. Keep the ideas coming!

ImaginitiveRascal on Dreams from the abyss

9 months ago

Kaheera, the Orphanguard is 100% free! you could add a few pathways for the one in a million situation where a creature saves the game.

danthecolombian on Jumanji Aggro || Selesnya Surprise

9 months ago

{{user:psionictemplar}}, thanks for taking the time to provide me with your comments—they're much appreciated. 

I slept on your well-thought-out advice and I've taken the points made into consideration. I've also taken a stab at explaining my intention behind the deck, below, just to clarify the style of gameplay I'm looking for.

But first! I'll address your comments in chronological order:

Regarding tap lands, they were my first choice for budget concerns. But, now that I understand the speed (or rather lack thereof) effect, I'll look into acquiring the ones you and Balaam__ recommended.

  1. I'm looking less at Kaheera as a companion, but you're spot on by noting the creature types are not in alignment. Although I really like the synergies between Frondland Felidar and Kaheera, the Orphanguard

  2. Added BoP in place of the Elves.

  3. After you mentioned it, I took a good look at the purpose behind the swap mentioned above. Initially, I thought the artifact (Behemoth Sledge) might be longer lasting with an added flexibility to achieve the same effect as Unflinching Courage. But I also see the rationale for both suggestions, and I like it. I would go with Daybreak Coronet if I changed the legality of this deck to Legacy so I could make better use of the stacking life gain abilities of it and Armadillo Cloak. If I keep it Modern, I'll add in All That Glitters instead of Unflinching Courage. Nice touch!

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  1. The intentions behind the fog effects might have been near-sighted (and flavorful at best), but they only work when up against other creature-centric decks. Playing responsively at Flash or Instant speed is something I enjoy and having the tools at my disposal to handle threats is in my wheelhouse as well. I also liked the notion that I would be able to buy my time with either a fog effect or an ambusher and return in kind by equipping the sledge and tapping any other creatures in my way with Frondland Felidar, essentially having enough fog and ambushers to discourage any physical assault until I had boosted my other creatures for a crippling attack or two.

  2. Cultivate is definitely not needed and was a leftover from an earlier / alternate build. Thanks for the pointers, here.

  3. In line with the fog effects, my purpose for including Ephemerate was to save my ambushers or any other creatures from targeted effects that made it through the fog. My response to losing enchantments was to use something like Retether or Replenish which is also flavorful and in line with the "come out of nowhere" theme.

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Regarding the other cards, I like Oversoul of Dusk and Unbreakable Formation but the others don't necessarily fit into the theme or style.

All in all, I really appreciate the time you spent on this. It's been eye-opening and educational to say the least and crafting my response has helped me better understand the direction I'd like to take my deck with a few much-needed tweaks. Any other suggestions are more than welcome!

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