Whitemane Lion

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masters 25 (A25) None
Eternal Masters (EMA) Common
Commander 2014 (C14) Common
Duel Decks: Venser vs. Koth (DDI) Common
Planar Chaos (PLC) Common

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Whitemane Lion

Creature — Cat

Flash (You may cast this spell any time you could cast an instant.)

When Whitemane Lion enters the battlefield, return a creature you control to its owner's hand.

Whitemane Lion Discussion

Osbert on Chulane's Hatebear Academy

19 hours ago

Have you heard of Whitemane Lion ? With Chulane it's a 2 mana repeatable instant speed growth spiral. On a similar note Stonecloaker does a similar thing however it also eats cards from graves at instant speed. If you're feeling spiky you can combine these cards with Aluren to draw your entire library and drop every land into play. It shouldn't be hard to win from there with Laboratory Maniac , Jace, Wielder of Mysteries , or even Altar of the Brood . Just remember Chulane's ability is mandatory so you'll have to remove him before you go for the win or you might draw yourself to death.

There are a few hate cards I'm surprised you haven't included like Gaddock Teeg , Remorseful Cleric , Containment Priest , Leonin Arbiter , Linvala, Keeper of Silence , Rest in Peace , Archon of Valor's Reach , and Aura Shards . The newer Ranger-Captain of Eos pulls his weight as well by grabbing dorks and accessory creatures like Giant Killer while having the ability to entirely shut down non-creature spells which is great for comboing out that turn or just preventing a board wipe from an opponent on their turn.

Simple tax effects as well give you lots of time to set up Chulane and start slamming creatures down for some great value. Cards like Aura of Silence , Thalia, Guardian of Thraben , Vryn Wingmare , Thorn of Amethyst , Suppression Field , Kataki, War's Wage , Energy Flux , etc.

I think flash is the greatest strength a creature based deck can have so I suggest trying out Vivien, Champion of the Wilds , Vedalken Orrery , Leyline of Anticipation , or Yeva, Nature's Herald to go alongside your Teferi.

Lastly you should include Eternal Witness as some grave recursion and you can abuse the body via bonce or Sun Titan.

Spirits on Arahbo, Xenagos... for Cats EDH

1 day ago

Hi TypicalTimmy thanks lol.

Foxfire_Celest,

Crop Rotation is on my Acquireboard, I was waiting till I could get a Gaea's Cradle in there as well, but Inkmoth Nexus definitely enough value, just like having the other tutor outlet if draw the Inkmoth Nexus or Gaea's Cradle to hand.

I picked up a The Great Henge in a draft I did, been thinking how to properly utilize it in this deck. Still under consideration, many utility, just trying to figure it out.

That being said, I gave up trying to tutor artifacts, I need an artifact to combo properly with cats. Now, I've decided, instead of tutoring for an artifact, drawing an entire library to find the artifact is easier. The Great Henge can play an important role, with something like Fleetfoot Panther like TzickyT suggested, or a Whitemane Lion + and Aluren get there with almost infinite +1, and almost infinite draw (bound by cards left in deck). Theres gotta be a way to T2/T3 combo with this. Working on it, stay tuned.

Have a commander tournament tomorrow, so going to spend the morning strategizing on this cats deck with some other cEDH players.

Rest in Peace ok because I don't really recur the graveyard. Also has a synergy with Helm of Obedience , but again, no way to tutor artifacts in Selesnya ().

I don't like Winds of Abandon because it's sorcery. CMC2 for exile is ok, but also ramps the player, much like how Path to Exile can be dangerous. What I like about Path to Exile is you can exile your own creature to ramp yourself, so it's a CMC1 ramp as well as a control/removal. Winds of Abandon lose that modularity. CMC6 overload at sorcery speed is just not sexy, Cyclonic Rift is instant, and the overload devastates the board (all permanents) where Winds of Abandon is just creatures which is likely meaningless. Noone does a creature combo and then waits a whole turn for a sorcery response. If it was instant, could be considered.

If anyone has thoughts on a T2/T3 way to draw library, please recommend!

Should have updates for cats soon, my revision of my Kaalia of the Vast deck is done, just one more card to change then that deck goes back into cEDH play testing.

Tzefick on Ability challenge

3 weeks ago

I see PIayswithFlRE had a very similar idea to what I had in mind.

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xaarvaxus on White Weenies Oketra

4 weeks ago

Use Whitemane Lion to create a token engine, just use it to return itself and keep recasting as much as your mana allows, all at instant speed.

With your mana curve, 40 lands is probably a bit high. You should be able to go down to 37 pretty easily.

For some card draw, Mask of Memory and Endless Atlas are about as good as mono white is going to get.

Regoober on Not exactly in the eye of the storm.

4 weeks ago

I love your decklist, I love your playbook, I love this take. It's a hot take. I was about to suggest a bunch of BS about cards that would make it look more every go-infinite Najeela Warrior Ball Deck, but you can just EDHREC that. I will suggest Cryptolith Rite because its budget Druids' Repository and Earthcraft , and dorks is the key to the deck, so why not dork out hard? (Also, I don't know if your win strategy necessarily needs Najeela online, but that is the most obvious).

What I want to do is talk about abusing your untap enchants. I have a lot of experience with Intruder Alarm , but this thing with the Jeskai Ascendancy : magnificent. Didn't this idea get a little play in standard? Anyway.

Intruder Alarm first: Cheap creatures that bounce themselves like Shrieking Drake or Man-o'-War or Dream Stalker . There's Stonecloaker and Whitemane Lion in white, too. Green has Temur Sabertooth which is super nasty for saving other creatures as well as completing your loop. Great with ETB Triggers.

Jeskai Ascendancy is what I'm really excited about. I've never brewed with this card, but it's got huge potential. You have enough colors and sources to make this one really sparkle. There's buyback cards: Capsize , Elvish Fury , Fanning the Flames , Haze of Rage , Mind Games maybe, Sprout Swarm Definitely (works with Intruder Alarm, too), and many lesser ones. Another Tempest-theme comes in the form of a cycle of Aura Crown of Flames , Shimmering Wings , Whip Silk , and Flickering Ward . The last two are playable (you can make a lot of green and usually white with creatures?), but a lot of this means you have to be hitting at least one strange mana color. I would consider looking at some of the "any color" dorks or Gemstone Array Effects. (That's the best one because it's a battery, too.) ... Priest of Titania ...

I would get my draw from creatures. Beast Whisperer is my dude right now. There's elves and wizards that etb trigger with draw (which would be good to bounce and storm off with, too) and would synergize with tribal cards you are running if they're just lame ducks after being played.

If you want your jank to really clank, consider some more tutors, too. I'm thinking cheaper Enlightened Tutor , Mystical Tutor , Worldly Tutor , Gamble ... I guess that's not too cheap, but way cheaper Vampiric Tutor or Grim Tutor . The reveal might be too much information in your play group, though, so I could see leaving them out.

Also, While researching for this deck, I came across Sunscape Master and Banishing Knack Who I think have been hoping for this deck forever.

All that, I just love this mashup. do whatever. I can't wait to see how you evolve this.

RebelliousDink on Chulane $200 food chain combo

1 month ago

As said in the other Chulane deck I saw, Aluren is such a great card that there's no reason not to play it.

Sure, you won't Walking Ballista win with it. You will, however, Aetherflux Reservoir win with it.

Aluren + Shrieking Drake , Whitemane Lion , Man-o'-War , Dream Stalker , Fleetfoot Panther , or Silver Drake is infinite castings. Playing into 3 times as many creatures to combo off with is, statistically, far more favorable and leads to a rather peculiar if not overlooked Bant Storm win.

https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/chulanes-bouncy-castle/

Check out my build. I definitely keep the Food Chain combo in, since it can be a turn 2 win, and it is very good, but I also went balls out and threw a huge heft of Aluren spice in there.

I am also very fond of things like Collector Ouphe to simply shut down Sol Ring , Mana Crypt , Mana Vault , and given Mox that's legal, and even opposing Aetherfluxes (in which case I will Aluren win with Laboratory Maniac , Jace, Wielder of Mysteries , or even Approach of the Second Sun .

Team_KLK on Nothing but Value Town

1 month ago

Goretast This was my Roon of the Hidden Realm deck until Chulane got spoiled and well So Long Roon!!! We'll see you some other time. Once i procure a Glimpse of Nature it's immediately slotting in for Beck / Call . Shrieking Drake , Whitemane Lion , and Dream Stalker may eventually find themselves a slot in the deck just not currently.

Goretast on Nothing but Value Town

1 month ago

Looks great for some mid to late-game value. I would include Shrieking Drake and Whitemane Lion for some even more insane value with self-bouncing and infinite casts with Aluren . Shrieking Drake also combos really well with Lotus Cobra and Chulane to be infinite if you have Oboro, Palace in the Clouds , which is also great in Chulane alone. These cards are pretty essential for Chulane imo, especially if you're going with the Laboratory Maniac route. Also I'd swap Glimpse of Nature in instead of Beck / Call .

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