Creature — Cat Wizard
Exalted (Whenever a creature you control attacks alone, that creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.)
, Sacrifice Qasali Pridemage: Destroy target artifact or enchantment.
|Want (2)||DowlingxA , niot5|
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|Mystery Booster (MYS1)||Common|
|Commander 2017 (C17)||Common|
|Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas (DDH)||Common|
|Alara Reborn (ARB)||Common|
|Promo Set (000)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Qasali Pridemage Discussion
1 week ago
This change is minimal but I have been facing many ramp decks recently and the lifegain from Swords to Plowshares has been more relevant than I like.
Sacred Mesa can be a powerhouse but as the commander format continues to speed up it never seems to do enough when I get it into play. I have replaced it with a card that should have been in my deck years ago.
I can see Wolfbriar Elemental finding its way back in the deck if it becomes more focussed on generating large amounts of green mana. However, for now it is the casualty of Tooth and Nail which makes this deck more consistent and allows wins on the spot by grabbing Craterhoof Behemoth & Avenger of Zendikar
The pridemage is easily tutorable removal in a deck with limited interaction. I found myself holding mana up for Fresh Meat that often would go unused when the wrath I was playing around never came. This change helps improve one of the decks overall goals of being more proactive.
I hate to see llanowar go but he's low impact and Concordant Crossroads is the opposite, allowing the decks combos to go off immediately and win before opponents have a chance to react. It is to be saved only for winning the game as it also gives your opponents haste.
2 weeks ago
One thing I would recommend you do is add more ramp. You should have probably around 34-36 lands for this deck if you're on a budget. You should also probably add in a good amount of mana producing artifacts like Sol Ring, Arcane Signet, and talismans like Talisman of Conviction, Talisman of Impulse, and Talisman of Unity. Finally more ramp spells like Rampant Growth, Farseek, and Kodama's Reach would do you a lot of good. You gotta make sure your mana base can consistently support your mana curve, and with these changes it'll be able to no problem.
I tried to keep my recommendations in the spirit of casual pups and kits cuz it's a cute deck. I like it a lot. Hope this helps! :^)
4 weeks ago
Pride Sovereign is great, although its probably more for GW. Feline Sovereign is a lord that also gives you artifact/enchantment removal. Prowling Serpopard is obviously great against any sort of counterspell-playing deck, although a bit expensive. Kaheera, the Orphanguard is also sorta expensive but you can just run one as a companion. Generous Stray isn't as good but its cheap and cantrips.
I would suggest going into GW colors. Even though the manabase won't be great with budget constraints you get access to so many more cats: Adorned Pouncer, Brimaz, King of Oreskos ($$$$), Leonin Vanguard, Regal Caracal, King of the Pride (this one is OP), Qasali Ambusher, Ajani's Pridemate (good with Leonin Vanguard, etc. This'll also give you good SB options like Felidar Cub/Qasali Pridemage (not sure if needed with Feline sovereign already removing artifacts/enchantments), Dromoka's Command, Leonin Arbiter, etc.
1 month ago
sopcich04 Yo! So sorry for the late response, haven't been on tapped out to often and been streaming a bit more lately!
But yes this deck was definitely built with multiplayer in mind, if you are going more in the 1v1 aspect you would be running a different suite of enchantments and also more creatures that would be hard hitting!
MagicBr3w81, what Inkmoth is pretty much correct. Rafiq is definitely a fun commander to switch into, what I would suggest to run in addition to Rafiq would be cards like Qasali Pridemage, Noble Hierarch, as well as Sublime Archangel (personal favorite card). What Rafiq does is that he hits hard and threatens more of a 2 shot or heck even ohko. Solid commander for more aggro play, I just like Tuvasa more as it is CA in the command zone.
Inkmoth appreciate ya buddy glad to see ya!
2 months ago
Thanks for the comment!
With all the Lords I'm imagining it like a budget casual version of Merfolk. Something like Aether Vial would probably be a good non-budget option.
Qasali Pridemage was in my initial list, but I cut it after Feline Sovereign was spoiled (since they offer similar utility). My meta is quite casual and not very artifact / enchantment heavy. Exalted was nice alongside Adorned Pouncer, however.
I looked at Leonin Vanguard initially (and it's run in the MTGGoldfish list I based mine one), but I found it a bit too conditional. I think if I were to run a conditional 1 drop it would be Loam Lion (plus Terramorphic Expanse and Canopy Vista ).
2 months ago
This deck is already pretty solid. The only draw back for 1v1 would be Nulltread Gargantuan. It is a strong drop for 3, but leaves you down an extra creature. That creature then will take 2 more turns until it is back and can attack (unless it has haste). Also, if you get stuck not having anything out on turn 3, then it is useless.
I would add cards like Steel of the Godhead, Distortion Strike, and Aqueous Form. Something to give the exalted creatures a free shot at a player since they are attacking alone. That would be better than Bant Charm or Unsummon.
A solid land would be Cathedral of War. Make a big difference in this deck, but may limit your playability due to the colorless aspect of it.
2 creatures that would be really good would be Sublime Archangel and Rafiq of the Many. The second not as cheap, but 4 would not put you over $30. That double strike would be killer. Even Giant Growth would be a good instant for an unblockable exalted creature.
I would look into getting up to 4 Qasali Pridemage if you can. It has a lot going on for just a 2 drop and with exalted, it is going to be a good attacker on turn 2 right away.
2 months ago
RNR_Gaming thank you for suggestions! I actually replaced Dismember with Darkblast for some dredge so Stinkweed Imp seems like a good addition, will try it out. Trying to find the line since I still need creatures on board to get counters for tayam's ability.
king-saproling thank you also! Mesmeric Orb looks fantastic, will try and pick one up, will try Seal of Primordium over Qasali Pridemage too since it seems a bit faster. I did start with Meren but found her a bit slow and it turned out I didn't actually want a lot of my creatures back in my hand. Also trying to limit the number of creatures with cmc higher than 3 so I don't get stuck.
2 months ago
for a tribal deck like this i would either recommend ramp or dropping the mana curve a little, so when you get down the second cat anthem effect you have a nice sized board to take advantage with
my recommendations would be 2Qasali Pridemage its cheap and the utility can be pretty useful
4Leonin Vanguard as your a pretty aggressive deck having another one drop would be particularly useful (also this one gains life for pridemate even when not attacking)
3Fleecemane Lion its aggressive body with a cheap cmc, and late game it basily becomes unkillable.
some solid spell wise i would recommend 2 Selesnya Charm, for 2 reasons, first blessed alliance can only kill attacking creatures and not big blockers, and secondly the best way of utilizing a 4/4 double stiker is by pumping it and giving it trample