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Posted By: Goatllama (9/26/2012 3:12:04 PM)


I'm using these as proxies for Sorin, Lord of Innistrad's +1 tokens.
Posted By: thehinn (9/26/2012 12:13:56 AM)


Reminds me of the mutant tiger-cat-lynx owned by Ozmandias in Watchman, Bubastis.

Playable in Limited.

Posted By: Radagast (10/5/2012 6:44:33 PM)


@majinara You talk like there's something wrong with playing kitchen-table magic. As if it's a thing second to playing competitive magic.
I've got bad news for you son...
Posted By: Dabok (2/13/2013 4:14:46 AM)


Play with Sanctuary Cat for great justice.
Posted By: Lord_Ascapelion (11/7/2012 10:26:24 PM)


I'm starting to wonder if majinara is hunting down all lifelink cards. Kid has a vendetta or something.

The card, however, is fine for what it is; a common lifelink for one mana. Remember that; common. Like Cathedral Sanctifier its meant to be an early source of annoyance for your opponent, and help you slide into more powerful threats.

Is it going to see tournament play? Of course not, but not every card is meant to be tournament worthy; if that was the case, the entire game would be littered with "HOLY SHIT THAT'S SO BROKEN! BANHAMMER BANHAMMER!" Every match would be drowned in expensive cards that would kill the spirit of the game itself. Look at Legacy tournaments, now imagine that everywhere. It'd be sick. Lands should not cost 80 USD each.

That's why we have Murder, and not Go for the Throat; to relax the pace a little so Standard isn't a five minute death race anymore.
Posted By: CORRBentOrgy (12/3/2012 3:23:37 PM)


@majinara: If you're complaining about this being bad in Limited, you must not play Limited that much, or that well. The point isn't to chump block with this guy — that would be a waste of a 1-drop. The point is to boost it with stuff like Ethereal Armor and Pursuit of Flight. Just because you don't know how to use a card doesn't make it bad. This is one of the more underrated 1-drops in Limited in fact. Every time I've used it, it's had a much bigger impact than just blocking and bringing me up to 21. I will admit that I thought this card was pretty bad at first myself, but after using it in drafts, I see its potential. It's not a good Constructed card by any means, but it's a damn good Limited card. 3.5/5
Posted By: Continue (12/28/2012 1:09:39 PM)



This card has won me many games in casual, simply because on turn two you're attacking with a 5/3 with lifelink, first strike and trample if you add on ethereal armour and rancor. There are so many enchantments that make this card amazing. Give it hexproof, flying, double strike and all of the sudden this card is something like a 10/10 on turn 4-5.

I know this card isn't perfect, but a 1 drop with lifelink is pretty good if you buff it enough.
Posted By: langile (8/16/2013 7:40:08 AM)


Really, the point of this card is to have it buffed. As a one-drop, you can get it out right away and have it enchanted and ready to attack by your second turn. If you've played before your opponent on turn one, your cat isn't likely to be removed before you can enchant it unless you're up against Red. Totem armor or hexproof will keep it alive as it works the opponent and gains you life. If it ends up dying, the life you've gotten with it can help keep you going until you can get a new enchanted creature established.

On it's own, its an average-powered one-drop for common rarity; not a game-changer by any means. In the right deck, tough, it can be utilized beyond it's mediocrity. Gotta think like Jonny for this one, people.

Posted By: CaptainBlue (8/16/2013 11:19:57 PM)


Kitchen Counter-top wars at their best...

Player 1: "Okay, land for turn. I play Forest".

Player 2: "Aight. That makes 5 lands for you. Gratz on not missing a single land drop so far!"

Player 1: "Thanks. Llanowar Elves also helped with that! Okay, time for the attack phase".

Player 2: "So... you are attacking me with your Thragtusk and Trained Caracal? But I only have one creature... okay, I'll block the Thragtusk".

Player 1: "Are you sure about that?".

Player 2: "Yeah, why?".

Player 1: "Okay, after blockers have been declared, I respond with a few instants. Tell me if you have any responses to any of them. Giant Growth, Brute Force, Ground Swell, and Assault Strobe on the Trained Caracal. It's now an 11/9 double strike!"

Player 2: "WHAT!? Okay, in response to Giant Growth, I cast Doom Blade on the traine... (see all)
Posted By: MechaKraken (8/30/2013 5:23:32 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!