Oketra the True
Legendary Creature — God
Double strike, indestructible
Oketra the True cannot attack or block unless you control at least three other creatures.
: Create a 1/1 white Warrior creature token with vigilance.
|Have (2)||metalmagic , CompleteWaste|
|Want (2)||Lunarthenighttaker , FleetingGlance33|
Printings View all
|Amonkhet (AKH)||Mythic Rare|
|Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations (AKHMPS)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Oketra the True Discussion
1 month ago
BRG24 Hello! Thanks for the great advice! <3
Ahh I see. I think Feral Prowler or Generous Stray are useful for card draw. And I'm thinking about putting Fleecemane Lion in there, possibly instead of Oketra the True? I guess I'll get rid of Heroes' Reunion, but what should I replace it with? I think I have enough creatures, though. I need instants or sorceries that give advantages. Do you think Flower / Flourish would be useful in its place? I don't particularly like shuffling my deck, as that could be as much advantageous as harmful. Haze of Pollen is a card I love just because it stalls the opponent and gives me time to get mana, and like you said it blocks damage.
And I would love to see your cats deck! I don't know what the ideal on 2021 cats are, so that would be very enlightening! <3
1 month ago
Hello again. If you’re considering running Kaheera, the Orphanguard as your companion, you will need to remove Oketra the True from the deck as well, since she isn’t technically a cat. Also, you would need to put a copy of Kaheera in the sideboard.
With regards to lifegain cards, I think it is key to understand that life is not the games most important resource, rather card advantage and mana are far more significant resources. This is why effects that allow you to exchange life for either card draw or mana are so often very powerful. Because of this fact, cards like Heroes' Reunion that only gain life are basically always seen as “bad cards”, since they are making you trade both cards and mana for life, which in terms of resource management is always a bad trade for you.
Also, in a deck like this that seems to want to beat down the opponent pretty aggressively with a large board, taking time, cards and mana out of your turn to gain life seems very weird to me. Lifegain is more about allowing you to stay alive a little longer in the late game, and since that isn’t where your deck wants to be focusing its attention, you would be much better off using that mana to spam out more creatures to close out a game quicker, or to just block the damage instead. Being able to close out a game before your life total is threatened is the better line to take in almost every situation.
After seeing this deck and all the new cats released in M21 I am in the process of building my own cat deck, and if you don’t mind I’ll post the final list here to illustrate how I think your deck could possibly be improved or tweaked.
I hope this helps you understand why so many people are against life gain cards, and I wish you luck with the deck.
1 month ago
BRG24Turban thank you all for the recommendations! I added 2x Feline Sovereign and 3x Kaheera, the Orphanguard and got rid of Watchers of the Dead and Metallic Mimic. This is even better since I can use Kaheera, the Orphanguard as a companion with all cats in my deck.
I will keep Heroes' Reunion regardless of what so many people have said. Why do so many people hate fog and lifegain cards? I find them very useful! Just three of those cards give 21 life, which is as much as the starting amount... For that, considering that the main currency in this game is life points, it's pretty important.
I'm also keeping Oketra the True over God-Eternal Oketra because the former is indestructible, and the latter is without indestructible. Plus, from all of the times I've played with this deck, I've always had enough people on the battlefield to play her in the turn I can cast her.
Valorous Stance is an amazing card for its cost and ability to take down a T-rex! I've used it so many times against heavy hitter cards. Unless you can find me a green or white hand-control card, I think this card would be best.
I'm not worried about artifact removal. If they want to go artifact removal heavy, they will find only Oketra's Monument! And that card isn't really that important!
1 month ago
I would suggest Odric, Lunarch Marshal as it would allow you to get Lifelink from most creatures or Double strike from Adorned Pouncer or Oketra the True onto all your creatures, Indestructible for Oketra too. Potentially swapping out Oketra's Monument or Heroes' Reunion. Mace of the Valiant, Door of Destinies and Kaheera, the Orphanguard could prove useful.
1 month ago
Hello there, really nice deck. With all the new cats released in M21, I have a few suggestions, along with some older cards you may have missed.
Fleecemane Lion is a very strong cat, being aggressively statted and with the potential to become a major problem for you opponent if it ever becomes monstrous. I would 100% recommend you include this if you’re looking to aggressively threaten your opponent’s life total.
In a similar vein, Bronzehide Lion might also be quite nice, having the same stat line and the ability easily protect itself, or other creatures later on. Not as strong as Fleecemane, but maybe worth considering.
New from M21, Feline Sovereign is a nice lord for your board, as well as giving incidental artifact hate which could prove to be important in some matchups.
Kaheera, the Orphanguard is another lord that seems very good here, potentially even as companion if you want to make the necessary changes to facilitate it. The vigilance she gives is pretty significant too, making a lot of your attacks safer, although you would lose synergy on Oreskos Sun Guide.
With Anointed Procession, another nice token producer might be Cubwarden. Since all your creatures are cats, you can mutate onto anything, and then you’re getting a massive amount of value from it, especially if you have any sort of lord on the field. Also works really well with Adorned Pouncer, since you would then have a 3/5 double striker, which is pretty good.
Prowling Serpopard is another very solid cat, especially into control matchups. At the very least should make the sideboard to be able to combat control and cut off lots of their options.
Keeper of Fables could be an interesting alternative top-end for the deck, you are lacking quite badly in the card draw department, so could be necessary to be able to compete in more drawn out games.
Garrison Cat might be another good one-drop, although might not be better the what you already have. However, if you want to push a more aggressive strategy it could help towards that.
Brimaz, King of Oreskos is another brilliant cat, although is slightly pricier as a result. Rewards you for playing both aggressively and defensively, and gives great value when paired with Anointed Procession. If you can afford him, I feel he is a must for any cat strategy.
With this type of strategy, one of the major weaknesses will always be board wipes, so I’d recommend either Heroic Intervention (although may be a little expensive) or Unbreakable Formation. Formation can be particularly useful since it can also be used offensively to finish off your opponent.
If we are running Ajani's Pridemate, why not run a planeswalker that makes them as well. Ajani, Strength of the Pride feels very strong here, both making Pridemates, working well again with Procession, capitalising on the large board that this deck hopefully gets by bolstering your life, and also having an emergency board wipe for if your opponent gets too far ahead on board. Plus, Ajani is really on flavour for any cats deck.
Similarly, Ajani, the Greathearted will work well with the go wide strategy by pumping all your creatures, plus the vigilance anthem is nice and lifegain can help in a pinch.
If you’re adding any of these cards, you will of course have to make some cuts, and here are my thoughts on what you could remove.
Heroes' Reunion should get out of the deck really quickly. Pure lifegain cards are not as powerful as incidental lifegain on cards with additional effects, even in decks entirely built around the concept of gaining life, which this deck is not. It synergises with one card of which you aren’t even running a full play set (Ajani's Pridemate), so it should not have a place in your deck.
Similarly, I feel that Oreskos Sun Guide is not a card that you want here. The deck feels like it wants to play quite aggressively, and for its cost there are so many cards that do that far better, like Fleecemane Lion, for example. It’s effect is a slow and unreliable form of lifelink and it’s body isn’t great, so I would replace it quite quickly as well.
Watchers of the Dead feels much more like a sideboard card to me. There are lots of decks where the graveyard hate will be meaningless, and so you’re left with a vanilla 2/2 that can be killed by artifact removal. Also, lots of decks will only care about a few cards in their graveyards, and so they would be able to keep them there when you activate the ability. At the minimum I would move this to the sideboard, or ideally replace it there with some more reliable graveyard hate like Tormod's Crypt or Grafdigger's Cage.
While a flavour win and a powerful card, Oketra the True, doesn’t feel great here. She doesn’t benefit from any of your lords, and neither do the tokens she creates. There are more synergistic four-drops that you have access to, so I feel like Oketra should be dropped. However, if you are dead-set on playing the cat god, I would say that you play God-Eternal Oketra instead, the card is just so much more powerful.
Pride Sovereign I find can be an awkward card. It’s a valuable token producer and can be huge creature that is difficult to deal with, but the exert is just too clunky and inefficient, so I would cut down to only a two-of.
Personally, I’m not sold on Valorous Stance or Blessed Alliance. Alliance works well with Pride Sovereign, but since I’d recommend cutting down on the card and pushing for more vigilance cards, the untapping doesn’t feel as strong. The protection from Stance is strictly worse than that of Heroic Intervention, and Dromoka's Command is better removal, so I would cut both Stance and Alliance.
Finally, if you are considering running Kaheera, the Orphanguard as your companion, then unfortunately Metallic Mimic would need to go. Even if you don’t do that, I’d consider cutting down to only two, since double drawing feels sort of bad as they don’t get the benefits of your lords and buffs.
I know that this is very long, but hopefully this is of help to you. Good luck with the deck.
3 months ago
@PartyJ thanks for the comment; sorry it took me eons to answer!!
Forgotten Ancient good card. Went into elemental tribal deck
Guiltfeeder & Kheru Mind-Eater she'll only tolerate so many scary cards. My wife isnt into the gnarly stuff haha
Oketra the True I pack pulled an invocation and traded it away. I live with regret.
Rogue's Passage %@#& I absolutely have multiples floating around in binders n boxes. I'm embarrassed.
Shizo, Death's Storehouse might be worth buying
@McToters heck yea, I love the diversity. I totally understand the control aspect in groups of friends / multiplayer in general. Abzan has OPTIONS
@ you're not wrong! You dont mind boardwipes with that on the 'field. I just added Nethroi, Apex of Death, might be worth having both to help spam the board lol
I actually just made a bunch of updates to the deck. Foil Mothra, Deadly Rollick, and Mythos of Nethroi too. Trying to keep it updated. sad to see The Immortal Sun go. Hard cuts are hard. Peace!