Modern: CATS

by Nthrof on 16 July 2017

Main Deck (60 cards)

Sideboard (15 cards)

Creatures (2)

Sorceries (4)

Instants (2)

Enchantments (2)

Land (2)

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Deck Description

I played Affinity for several years and ended up getting sick of it. Recently built Sigarda Humans EDH and fell in love with GW, so here we are.

Edit 7/18/17

Ambusher's proved to be too conditional, and is being replaced with Prowling Perpopard. - Serpopard wasn't strong enough to be taking up another 3 drop slot. cut all and 1 Automaton for 4 Steppe Lynx.

Both Ajani Steadfast and Ajani, Mentor of Heroes are win-more cards that don't get hit by CoCo, so they get the axe for 2 more lords in the form on 2x Metallic Mimic.

Cut 2 Forests for an additional Flooded Strand and a Wooded Foothills for better synergy with Steppe Lynx.

War-Pride was too hard to cast. Replaced with additional removal.

-3 Qasali Ambusher
-1 Ajani Steadfast
-1 Ajani, Mentor of Heroes
+3 Prowling Serpopard
+2 Metallic Mimic

-1 Nacatl War-Pride
+1 Condemn

How to Play

The idea is to play Cats and more Cats until you can get a CoCo off to overwhelm the opponent. Like affinity, but no artifacts and it's CATS!

Sideboard is based around the current meta at my local shop.

Suggestions/revisions are very welcome and appreciated.

Deck Tags

  • Modern
  • Cats
  • Selesnya
  • Tribal

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Card Legality

  • Not Legal in Standard
  • Legal in Modern
  • Legal in Vintage
  • Legal in Legacy

Deck discussion for Modern: CATS

I would take out Qasali Ambusher for Prowling Serpopard since that is a 3 mana 4/3 cat that can't be countered and your other creatures can't be countered either so that's nice and maybe swap Adaptive Automaton for Metallic Mimic, 1 mana less to have your creatures get +1/+1 seems better to me. Sideboard I would probably put in 1 or 2 Nacatl War-Pride just for other aggro or token decks

Posted 17 July 2017 at 13:14


Thanks for your comment!

I initially had Serpopard in but I took it out because I was running Cavern, never really considered the P/T of Serpopard. Mimic was also here, but I cut it for Automaton because Mimic is a really bad Top-deck, might consider it again though. I like Nacatl War-Pride a lot actually, didn't consider it a viable option. I'll look over the board and see if I can make room for it.

Posted 17 July 2017 at 13:25


Ah I didn't see the land base and I never thought about how bad Mimic can be for top-deck....probably cause I'm still trying to wake up here lol. War-Pride I guess could run just 1 in the sideboard since its a high mana cost but its funny to see the look on your opponent when they have to deal with it.

Posted 17 July 2017 at 13:32


Lol no worries, been awake for about 4 hours myself. The more I look at it the more I like War-Pride. Gonna be really funny to play.

Posted 17 July 2017 at 14:05


So, I wanted to see if I could make what I feel to be a better midrange-ish cat tribal deck, but ended up with an aggro cat deck instead :/

Maybe a split between Adaptive Automaton and Metallic Mimic? I understand that you don't like it as a topdeck, but as a early play, Mimic's far superior, imo.

Qasali Ambusher, in my experience, never comes down in a good time. It's conditions for coming in for free are just too conditional.

Are the Ajani working for you? I'm a little concerned that they can't come in off CoCo.

Nacatl War-Pride is one of my favorite cat cards, but at a serious level, the mana cost and lack of haste and / or hexproof make it not as great as one might think.

I know I'm being very negative here, but most of the suggestions I have have already been suggested by ivellios86

Posted 18 July 2017 at 12:17


Thank you for your comment!

First off, I really like your deck. Looks like a lot of fun! I'll give the Automaton/Mimic split a try, can't hurt I suppose.

Ambusher is fun, but in testing I agree with you. More trouble than it's worth.

Ajani are really nice when they hit, but other than that they're more a win-more card - I'll be cutting them.

Thus far I haven't been able to get 6 mana-reliably, so I think War-Pride will get cut sooner than later unfortunately.

No worries on being 'negative'. Any and all feedback is appreciated!

Posted 18 July 2017 at 13:13