Leonin Arbiter

Leonin Arbiter

Creature — Cat Cleric

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Leonin Arbiter Discussion

MixDr0n3 on Bant Stoneblade

1 week ago

Symph0nyS0ldier that sideboard seems very playble. Ashiok, Dream Render is definitely better than Leonin Arbiter as it doesn't impact your ability to fetch your lands too. And overall the land count isn't a huge deal, especially not with your curve as low as it is. 22 lands can still get Tireless Tracker pretty big, as long as you can consistently get him out and keep him out.

The only thing I would have a concern about with that sideboard is to make sure you learn the meta of where you're gonna be playing the most and make adjustments as need be. Some decks may be more prominent in your meta than they are in mine or anyone else's so just bear that in mind. Like depending on which decks you see most often you might want more of some of those cards, less of others, or even some different cards entirely. I would say that dredge is a very popular deck in modern and worth sideboarding against. You mentioned Rest in Peace earlier. I would probably take out one Damping Sphere and one Ashiok, Dream Render to make space for a couple copies of Rest in Peace. Especially if you think you're going to go up against any kind of graveyard deck. But other than that, it seems very solid to me.

Symph0nyS0ldier on Bant Stoneblade

1 week ago

MixDr0n3 I completely forgot about Damping Sphere. For some side changes what do you think about something like.

3 Damping Sphere big mana + storm hate
3 Anticognition hits the Tron targets and is more flexible than Ceremonious Rejection
2 Outland Liberator  Flip artifact/enchant hate
3 Ashiok, Dream Render can't be paid away like Leonin Arbiter and is harder to interact with. Replaces both RIP and arbiter with costing just 1 more mana.
2 Surgical Extraction good all around hate for problem cards
2 Pithing Needle

Yeah I am a bit land light but I have a fairly low curve and plenty of fetches to feed the Tireless Tracker I may see about upping my land count but my esper deck has a 2.97 average cmc and only one more land without problems so I don't think it's going to be a big deal.

MixDr0n3 on Bant Stoneblade

1 week ago

Symph0nyS0ldier, I'm glad I didn't come across as a jackass. I wasn't sure since it's hard to convey tone on the internet lol.

Rest in Peace is very solid especially for those dredge decks (which pains me to say because I am myself a dredge player lol). And that makes so much more sense over Stony Silence.

I absolutely agree that Teferi, Hero of Dominaria makes it hard to lose if you ult him. As someone who played against a Jeskai Control deck featuring Teferi every week throughout Dominaria standard and even into GRN standard, it is hard to win if his ultimate goes off. I would personally run 3 but it's not necessarily vital that you do.

So knowing that your intent with Ceremonious Rejection was to hose tron, there are a couple of other options that you could go with to disrupt what they want to do. For example, land hate. If you can destroy their Urza lands then that really hurts them. Then if you pair that land hate with Surgical Extraction you can permanently take away one of them, which means they can never get 7 mana from three lands. And yes, extraction is a black card but it's a phyrexian black so you don't have to have a black mana source you can just use your life. Or something like Leonin Arbiter could also be pretty useful as it prevents them from using their Expedition Map to find the remaining Urza lands. Or even something like Pithing Needle, which was reprinted in MID, could be very helpful too.

I wouldn't worry too much about Emrakul, the Aeons Torn. The mana value of 15 means that there are a very limited number of decks that can effectively run it. The only deck that's going to want to run it is tron, eldrazi, or a very good ramp deck, but even that isn't likely as the only deck that does consistently run Emrakul is tron and eldrazi. Other than those decks, it'll take minimum of 15 turns to get Emrakul out and that's if they don't miss any land drops. And with tron and eldrazi, it's easy enough to screw with their mana to where they can't get her out quicker than they should if you have land hate. Hell, I run Damping Sphere in my sideboard for my Sultai Dredge deck to help counter tron which prevents them from getting more than one mana from each of their lands at once.

Tireless Tracker is a fantastic card, if you have a lot of lands. And it can be a very dangerous threat too. But you are running only 22 lands. Most control decks run around 27 and most midrange decks run around 23-24. But that's not the end of the world. However, I feel like it would be a good idea to run at least one more copy of it, if not two more copies to maximize your chances of drawing it. But again, entirely up to you.

If you like Qasali Pridemage because he's a creature that also doubles as artifact/enchantment removal, then Outland Liberator  Flip might be worth looking into. It's got the same activated ability, but it's a new werewolf (daybound/nightbound) where his flip side is a 3/3 with "When this creature attacks, destroy target artifact or enchantment defending player controls" AND the activated ability too.

You've got some good things going here. I hope you find the lineup that works best for you!

wallisface on Flicker Reality Acid

1 month ago

The other potential fit is Leonin Arbiter, because you’re doing almost no fetching, and there’s a good chance it messes up whatever expensive fetch-stuff the opponent might be doing (plus makes Path much stronger!). But that comes with the downside of you probably having to drop your own fetch-cards to include it, as well as really needing to also squeeze in Ghost Quarter to get the best use out of it (which might be tricky?)

lagotripha on Callous Clerics (Budget)

3 months ago

I like the list. It has real potential.

I'm not a fan of doomed and null priest unless they are cheating out big creatures - the only big cleric I can think of is Mikaeus, the Unhallowed. Resurrecting multiple other clerics can be done in easier, less disruptable ways.

Many of the most powerful sideboard cards (mainboardable in many metas) are clerics, and that means that with 75 cards including sideboard, something that can really kick butt in a metagame is out there.

The option to ressurect Children of Korlis, Containment Priest, Ethersworn Canonist, Fiend Hunter, Grand Abolisher, Leonin Arbiter, Auriok Champion, Leonin Relic-Warder, Remorseful Cleric, Sanctifier en-Vec, Sin Collector - there are too many great clerics for this not to become something. Even stuff like Orzhov Pontiff and True Believer has seen sideboard play in the kind of creature-led deck it would be.

You have access to all the tools from soul sisters, with Soul Warden also getting Marauding Blight-Priest as another piece. Vizier of Remedies threatens a combo line. Efficient 1 drops means that tools like Orzhov Charm, Ranger-Captain of Eos and Proclamation of Rebirth look a lot better. Order of Whiteclay and oddities like Hanweir Militia Captain  Flip it offer more options than you'd expect, and it only takes one good interaction with them to turn them into powerhouse engines.

All of that before looking at w/b getting the best removal in the game means that some variant of this list will make a dent in a major tournament, once someone figures it out.

ThisIsMyAccount on Ragavan+Thalia

3 months ago

If you plan on playing Leonin Arbiter , then Path to Exile is totally fine even with Thalia because the opponent will have to pay more than you if they want the land. If not, 2 CMC for instant speed exile target creature is more than reasonable. You could also go for Prismatic Ending because it powerful enough in multicolor decks that paying one more is probably okay. Skyclave Apparition can work for any sort of permeants, too, if you really wanted to avoid that Thalia tax.

You can also just sideboard the Thalia because it isn't that useful in every matchup.

lagotripha on Nethroi Cat Deck

5 months ago

There are a few notable cats from magic history if you want to dig them up - The one drops in particular are pretty good.

1 Loam Lion , Leonin Vanguard , Steppe Lynx , Wild Nacatl

2 Leonin Arbiter Leonin Relic-Warder (classic DnT pieces) Qasali Pridemage Rakshasa Deathdealer

3 Brimaz, King of Oreskos Qasali Ambusher

There are a few more if you want 1/1s or chunky green/white blockers, but there are enough creatures to make the tribe ok - the only reason they aren't great is that they are a little unfocussed - Pride of the Clouds wants flying creatures, steppe wants landfall, nacatyl particular lands, arbiter tax effects, warder flicker, etc etc.

Best of luck - a nethroi brew feels more likely to work out than anything else I can think of.

yurixquest on [PRIMER] Between politics and violence

6 months ago

I'm thinking of removing the Sparring Regimen , Bold Plagiarist and Imperious Oligarch cards and adding Hushwing Gryff , Tocatli Honor Guard and Leonin Arbiter . This change would remove very conditional pieces to add answers and a little control to the deck.

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