Leonin Warleader

Leonin Warleader

Creature — Cat Soldier

Whenever Leonin Warleader attacks, create two 1/1 white Cat creature tokens with lifelink that are tapped and attacking.

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Set Rarity
Secret Lair (SLD) Rare
Core Set 2019 (M19) Rare

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Format Legality
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Historic Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Unformat Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Leviathan Legal

Leonin Warleader occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.1%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Leonin Warleader Discussion

Phostration on Woof Meow These are my Friends

2 days ago

EdCartman I actually had two copies of him in my deck on the first draft haha. I guess he's better than Leonin Warleader.

MrBoombastic on Cats pack

2 weeks ago

I'm more of a dog person myself, but these felines look fierce though!

A few ideas for optimization:

  • Playing 4x Collected Company, I'd want ALL my creatures to be hits for it. Both Cubwarden and Regal Caracal seem very cuttable, making room for a few smaller cats.

  • Regal Caracal is great out of the sideboard against mono-red (and other aggro decks). Much more so than Leonin Warleader.

  • There are plenty of good dual lands in Pioneer, so Unclaimed Territory shouldn't be necessary. It makes your instants harder to cast and the abilities on your cats harder to activate. I'd play the full 4x Sunpetal Grove instead.

  • I know Fabled Passage helps thinning out your deck, but you're already fairly low on lands. With only 2 colors, you aren't in dire need of the fixing and any potential tapped land could hurt your tempo.

  • Heroic Intervention is a great sideboard card, but I probably wouldn't play all 4 copies in the main - more room for cats. Remember that Collected Company wants a very high density to be able to consistently hit 2 creatures.

That was my 2 cents. Good luck!

zniwalla on ⌛ Mono White Is Not Boring ⌛

1 month ago

Thank you very much for all the nice suggestions, king-saproling!

Once again, thanks for all the suggestions!

irmsilver on Heliod's Sun Gun

1 month ago

Arch of Orazca is just a mana sink like Castle Ardenvale and a utility land like Reliquary Tower. There's literally no downside to run it unless you'd rather play a Plains I guess, but that's up to you.

Also, if you like Hero of Bladehold, then you'll love Leonin Warleader, who makes tokens with lifelink.

multimedia on Precon cats with some Things

1 month ago

Hey, a little more info about Elemental Bond and how good of a repeatable draw source it can be because you have easy access to Kaheera, the Orphanguard's +1/+1 anthem for Cats. Bond triggers when tokens are created that's a reason it has so much potential with Cats. Anthem effects are called static abilities and each one is applied to Cats as they enter the battlefield.

King of the Pride is the best example of how good Bond can be as a draw source because any 1/1 Cat ETB with 3 power which triggers Bond. Bond + King + Brimaz, King of Oreskos/Leonin Warleader for example when you attack can create 3 power Cats and draw a card when each one is created. White Sun's Zenith creates 2/2 Cats, but with Kaheera these Cats ETB as 3/3s; each Cat will trigger Bond which can draw a lot of cards. Kemba, Kha Regent creates 2/2 Cats which with Kaheera are 3/3s when they ETB which triggers Bond each time.

Having two anthem effects on the battlefield such as Kaheera and Regal Caracal also makes any 1/1 Cat ETB as 3/3 to trigger Bond. In fact if you have Bond + Kaheera on the battlefield then Regal will draw three cards when it ETB.

There's two Ajani's that are budget and their ultimates create Cat tokens: Ajani, Caller of the Pride and Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants. Both these Ajani's +1 loyalty abilities can give Cats permanent pump with +1/+1 counters, but they do other things also. Adversary is the better of the two because it's -7 is not hard to achieve, a turn faster than Caller and if you get the emblem it's a repeatable source of creating Cats at your end step. Adversary can also provides something that Selesnya wants which is creature reanimation. Ajani can reanimate a one or two drop Cat such as Bronzehide Lion or Fleecemane Lion which can be helpful to recover.

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