Creature — Dog
, Sacrifice Resolute Watchdog: Target creature you control gains indestructible until end of turn. (Damage and effects that say "destroy" don't destroy it.)
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Resolute Watchdog Discussion
6 months ago
I like Dusk / Dawn especially the Dawn part as it hits almost all creatures in this deck. Slaughter the Strong and Fell the Mighty are a bit problematic imo, because they care about the power of creatures. With Breena, the Demagogue out, this deck should be able to place a fair amount of +1/+1 counters on our creatures, so that they would be big enough to be hit by those board wipes as well.
On the other hand, this is something that could be played around by placing all/most counters on only one or two creatures if one of those board wipes is in hand. Austere Command is neat here because it cares about mana value instead of power. In the deck as it is right now there are only 3/4 creatures with mana value 4 or greater.
Those sweepers are something to keep in mind while playtesting for sure. Currently there only is Austere Command , Selfless Glyphweaver Flip and single target removal in the deck. If it turns out that the deck could use some more board wipes i think Dusk / Dawn would be my favorite, followed by Tragic Arrogance and Slaughter the Strong .
Thanks for the tips!
PS: The dog subtheme was not intentional, i don't think i will persue that one. A shame Resolute Watchdog has defender, otherwise it would slot right in.
6 months ago
In case you would like to include (potentially one-sided, versatile) sweepers: Dusk / Dawn , Slaughter the Strong , Fell the Mighty . Apart from that: Isamaru, Hound of Konda and Resolute Watchdog for the Dog subtheme ;).
8 months ago
Raining Cats and Dogs Nice work bdodds, I think you have selected a handful of great cards but I'd think you could benefit from an earlier CatDog play and cheaper creatures to really start raining cats and dogs. Even without Aluren, every creature coming in with an extra token produces insane value. Especially considering your general's ability.
Below, I would like to outline 4 core concepts and considerations. Ramp, Creatures, Protection, Draw.
Ramp - Prioritizing cards that help you play Rin & Seri turn 3! Nature's Lore Rampant Growth Three Visits Boros Signet Selesnya Signet Gruul Signet Talisman of Conviction Talisman of Unity Talisman of Impulse Fellwar Stone This should be easy to replace the ramp packaging you already have. Look to cut cards like Explosive Vegetation, Chromatic Lantern, Obelisk of Naya, etc.
Creatures - Prioritizing 3CMC or less and upping your creature count to closer to 30! Think about adding creatures that fullfill multiple roles and allow you to run less other stuff. Qasali Pridemage is a great example cause it can pump a swinger +1/+1 as well as remove a pesky enchant or artifact.
Cheap Utility Kitties- Adorned Pouncer Brimaz, King of Oreskos Bronzehide Lion Initiate's Companion King of the Pride Leonin Relic-Warder Oreskos Explorer Pride Sovereign Qasali Ambusher I like the returners you have for multiple cast triggers too! Can get stupid with Aluren... Whitemane Lion Temur Sabertooth Fleetfoot Panther ? Snow Hound
Protection/Return - Build a huge board and keep it protected! Unbreakable Formation Rootborn Defenses Heroic Intervention Teferi's Protection Asceticism Marshal's Anthem Kindred Boon Akroma's Will Flawless Maneuver
Draw(ish) - The cheaper the cards in hand the more you gonna empty and wanna draw! Skullclamp Colossal Majesty Elemental Bond Beast Whisperer Fecundity Garruk's Uprising Descendants' Path Realmwalker Hunter's Insight Snake Umbra Lifecrafter's Bestiary Mentor of the Meek Guardian Project Return of the Wildspeaker Shamanic Revelation Slate of Ancestry Collective Unconscious Camaraderie
General good cards for Cat/Dog: Maskwood Nexus Mirror Entity Crib Swap Felidar Retreat Basilisk Collar Thousand-Year Elixir Rings of Brighthearth Seht's Tiger Shields of Velis Vel Naya Charm Kindred Summons Volatile Claws Beastmaster Ascension Titanic Ultimatum Hour of Reckoning Triumph of the Hordes Finale of Devastation Idyllic Tutor Winds of Abandon Lightning Greaves (secret lair dog art!) Coat of Arms Swiftfoot Boots Impact Tremors Rhythm of the Wild Aura Shards Shared Animosity Mirari's Wake Growing Rites of Itlimoc Flip Any Cheap Changelings really...
9 months ago
What a sweet idea. I would consider adding Selfless Savior because works like Resolute Watchdog, but better since you don't have to spend the additional mana for protection. Plus the art is really cute ... just don't have her read the flavor text though (the feeeeeels).
Also, I know you said you wanted to keep this simple, but maybe just a single copy of Impostor of the Sixth Pride to show a bit of rule bending in magic, since the imposter is "changeling" it is a cat and a dog simultaneously (catdog?) and will trigger Rin and Seri, Inseparable twice. Plus it doesn't hurt that the art is depicting it changing into a cat. Hope this helps.
9 months ago
Love your deck name! <3
9 months ago
This is one of these situations. My better half wants to give Magic the Gathering a try. I just got back into the hobby after 20 years, and she watched me build up these old decks and shows moderate interest.
In an attempt to help her out with the start, I tried to build a fairly straightforward deck. Play land, play creature, watch for interaction, step and repeat. Kind of like these starter decks, but then one featuring some artwork she actually likes.
What I came up with is Animal Lover Deck
Rin and Seri, Inseparable is a good card to create tokens. Release the dogs creates more dog tokens.
From there on, I am pretty much open to suggestions. I might proxy the deck first, to see how it works. But the amount of good looking dog and cat artwork is still not overabundant.
Should I include Giant Growth or rather focus more on the cats and dogs theme?
At this stage, board control should not be too important. The match ups for this deck should be a moderate mono-red deck I can put together, and maybe a mythical creatures deck from one of the wifes friends
1 year ago
Resolute Watchdog is very synergistic protection for Arcades. Also, I comment this on every Arcades deck, but Axebane Guardian+Doorkeeper+High Alert and 3 other random defenders (just so Axebane can tap for 5) =infinite mana and infinite mill for your opponents ;D