Welcome to the M21 Adoption Center! How may I help you? You've walked across many planes in order to get here, and we are very excited to show you our many creatures up for adoption. What rarity would you prefer? We have many uncommon, rares, and mythics. Are you interested in Guilds, or Wedges and Shards? Shards? I think I have just the creature for you! Their names are Rin and Seri.

 

They never leave each other's side. Some here even say they're inseparable. Beautiful, aren't they? Are you interested in adopting them? If so, be wary. They are definitely a package deal. 

These two creatures break the centuries-old rivalry between their species and instead decide to work together paw in paw. Our duo also knows how to delegate. It's quite amazing, to be honest. They cover token generation, life gain, and damage that can hit any target of your choosing. They protec and they also attac but most importantly they defend their pack.

The Must-Includes

Rin and Seri like walks in the park, bathing in the sun, and creating massive amounts of tokens. Your battlefield will be flooded with litters upon litters of puppers and kitties thanks to Anointed Procession and Parallel Lives. These two enchantments make sure that your faithful companions are never alone. Casting a Cat spell or a Dog spell with these out will double your tokens, double your fun, and double your damage and life gain down the road. 

Now let's say you want more cuties parading around but you don't have access to either card. Fret not! Second Harvest is a great way to double your tokens in a pinch. This can be utilized to make your board scarier or help create blockers at a moment's notice. This trio of doublers gives you more bang for your buck, and also… who doesn't want more floofsters around?

Look at these chonkin' cuties! They're so cute. Why do I call them chonkin'? Well, they buff their buddies! Little lords like King of the Pride, Pride Sovereign, Feline Sovereign, Kaheera, the Orphanguard, Regal Caracal and Pack Leader are auto-includes in a deck that focuses on these precious but weak little creatures. Having a horde of these lords on the field can change your tokens from little 1/1s into possible 6/6s. Soon you will have an army of huge chonks! HOW CUTE IS THAT?!

The Latecomers

Pako? Pako? Come here boy! There you are. I was getting worried about you.

This is Pako, Arcane Retriever! He's our agency's resident dog and best helper. He plays with the other creatures around here so they don't get lonely. He absolutely loves games, especially fetch.

Pako, Arcane Retriever cannot be paired with Haldan, Avid Arcanist in this deck, and this big boof entered was a latecomer due to that fact. However, chat pointed out toward the end of the stream that the deck was very heavy with feline ferocities. While we may not be able to play the cards exiled with Pako, his ability still targets all players which increases the likelihood of him getting bigger with counters. Also how can you resist such a cute slobbery face?

Pako. What do you have in your mouth? Spit it out. Spit it out!

Good boy. Ah, it seems he had a Teferi's Protection in his mouth. That's an expensive card Pako, come on! Teferi's Protection is a great card in every sense of the word. However, the reason it was added so late in the deck building process was due to the fact the deck is weak to removal. A board wipe can be devastating to our boardstate, and phasing out can protect your tokens whereas blinking will remove them.

The Cards That Got Cut

I'm very glad you decided to pick up Rin and Seri when you did. We've had quite a few planeswalkers come through for adoptions. Just yesterday we had Vivien adopt a Green Sun's Zenith. We also had Nissa take home a Chord of Calling, Garruk walked out with a Jedit Ojanen of Efrava and even Tibalt (the old softie) took Burn at the Stake. Weird names for pets, right?

Green Sun's Zenith and Chord of Calling were originally introduced to the deck to help tutor out our creatures with bigger converted mana costs. Chord of Calling replaced the Zenith due to the fact that it tutors for a creature of any color and we could convoke it. This tutor could help get out Jedit Ojanen of Efrava or Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite with little to no mana spent. However, as the deck began to grow and evolve, the curve became lower and lower with most cards at 3 CMC. The need for big creature tutors when we only run two big creatures felt like a wasted slot, and thus both pieces were cut. 

Jedit Ojanen of Efrava is a huge chunk of a Cat. You can tell he hits the gym. This buff tiger was originally added into the deck due to his token generation and his contribution to the deck's flavor. Unfortunately he was cut due to the triple green in his mana cost. Brimaz, King of Oreskos became a wonderful substitution as he has a similar ability for half the mana.

Lastly we have Burn at the Stake. When this card was recommended to me, I loved it. Tapping 6 tokens to deal 18 damage to a creature or player seems incredibly powerful. Unfortunately this sorcery is not without its flaws. The triple red in its mana cost made me extremely hesitant to run it. The additional cost of tapping creatures to cast it would also leave us open and exposed to possible threats and attacks. While I truly enjoy all that Burn at the Stake has to offer, the drawbacks to casting it outweigh the benefits, and it was promptly cut.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Tooth & Claw by Chase Carroll

'Tooth & Claw' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Chase Carroll

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Freeform

Market Price: $393.34

Cards

Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $15.81

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Vigilance
Other creatures you control get +2/+2.
Creatures your opponents control get -2/-2.

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Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist

Color Identity:G,W

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First strike
Whenever Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist attacks, each opponent can't block with more than one creature this combat.
As long as Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist is tapped, no more than one creature can attack you each combat.

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Return to Dust

Color Identity:W

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Exile target artifact or enchantment. If you cast this spell during your main phase, you may exile up to one other target artifact or enchantment.

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Temple of Plenty

Color Identity:G,W

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Temple of Plenty enters the battlefield tapped.
When Temple of Plenty enters the battlefield, scry 1. (Look at the top card of your library. You may put that card on the bottom of your library.)
{T}: Add {G} or {W}.

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Temple Garden

Color Identity:G,W

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({T}: Add {G} or {W}.)
As Temple Garden enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Parallel Lives

Color Identity:G

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If an effect would create one or more tokens under your control, it creates twice that many of those tokens instead.

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Rootbound Crag

Color Identity:G,R

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Rootbound Crag enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Mountain or a Forest.
{T}: Add {R} or {G}.

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Marisi, Breaker of the Coil

Color Identity:G,R,W

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Your opponents can't cast spells during combat.
Whenever a creature you control deals combat damage to a player, goad each creature that player controls. (Until your next turn, those creatures attack each combat if able and attack a player other than you if able.)

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Beastmaster Ascension

Color Identity:G

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Whenever a creature you control attacks, you may put a quest counter on Beastmaster Ascension.
As long as Beastmaster Ascension has seven or more quest counters on it, creatures you control get +5/+5.

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Gruul Turf

Color Identity:G,R

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Gruul Turf enters the battlefield tapped.
When Gruul Turf enters the battlefield, return a land you control to its owner's hand.
{T}: Add {R}{G}.

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Keeper of Fables

Color Identity:G

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Whenever one or more non-Human creatures you control deal combat damage to a player, draw a card.

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Eladamri's Call

Color Identity:G,W

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Search your library for a creature card, reveal that card, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.

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Hour of Reckoning

Color Identity:W

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Convoke (Your creatures can help cast this spell. Each creature you tap while casting this spell pays for {1} or one mana of that creature's color.)
Destroy all nontoken creatures.

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King of the Pride

Color Identity:W

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Other Cats you control get +2/+1.

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Heroic Intervention

Color Identity:G

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Permanents you control gain hexproof and indestructible until end of turn.

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Fires of Yavimaya

Color Identity:G,R

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Creatures you control have haste.
Sacrifice Fires of Yavimaya: Target creature gets +2/+2 until end of turn.

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Feline Sovereign

Color Identity:G

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Other Cats you control get +1/+1 and have protection from Dogs.
Whenever one or more Cats you control deal combat damage to a player, destroy up to one target artifact or enchantment that player controls.

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Animal Sanctuary

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{T}: Add {C}.
{2}, {T}: Put a +1/+1 counter on target Bird, Cat, Dog, Goat, Ox, or Snake.

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Brimaz, King of Oreskos

Color Identity:W

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Vigilance
Whenever Brimaz, King of Oreskos attacks, create a 1/1 white Cat Soldier creature token with vigilance that's attacking.
Whenever Brimaz blocks a creature, create a 1/1 white Cat Soldier creature token with vigilance that's blocking that creature.

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Gavony Township

Color Identity:G,W

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{T}: Add {C}.
{2}{G}{W}, {T}: Put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control.

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Krosan Verge

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Krosan Verge enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {C}.
{2}, {T}, Sacrifice Krosan Verge: Search your library for a Forest card and a Plains card, put them onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.

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Evolving Wilds

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{T}, Sacrifice Evolving Wilds: Search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.

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Mirror Entity

Color Identity:W

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Changeling (This card is every creature type.)
{X}: Until end of turn, creatures you control have base power and toughness X/X and gain all creature types.

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Anointed Procession

Color Identity:W

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If an effect would create one or more tokens under your control, it creates twice that many of those tokens instead.

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Ainok Survivalist

Color Identity:G

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Megamorph {1}{G} (You may cast this card face down as a 2/2 creature for {3}. Turn it face up any time for its megamorph cost and put a +1/+1 counter on it.)
When Ainok Survivalist is turned face up, destroy target artifact or enchantment an opponent controls.

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Cultivate

Color Identity:G

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Search your library for up to two basic land cards, reveal those cards, and put one onto the battlefield tapped and the other into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

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Pako, Arcane Retriever

Color Identity:G,R

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Partner with Haldan, Avid Arcanist
Haste
Whenever Pako, Arcane Retriever attacks, exile the top card of each player's library and put a fetch counter on each of them. Put a +1/+1 counter on Pako for each noncreature card exiled this way.

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Mowu, Loyal Companion

Color Identity:G

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Vigilance, trample
If one or more +1/+1 counters would be put on Mowu, Loyal Companion, that many plus one +1/+1 counters are put on it instead.

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Path to Exile

Color Identity:W

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Exile target creature. Its controller may search their library for a basic land card, put that card onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle their library.

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Sacred Foundry

Color Identity:R,W

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({T}: Add {R} or {W}.)
As Sacred Foundry enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Boros Garrison

Color Identity:R,W

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Boros Garrison enters the battlefield tapped.
When Boros Garrison enters the battlefield, return a land you control to its owner's hand.
{T}: Add {R}{W}.

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Taurean Mauler

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.30

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Changeling (This card is every creature type.)
Whenever an opponent casts a spell, you may put a +1/+1 counter on Taurean Mauler.

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Sol Ring

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{T}: Add {C}{C}.

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Chaos Warp

Color Identity:R

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The owner of target permanent shuffles it into their library, then reveals the top card of their library. If it's a permanent card, they put it onto the battlefield.

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Path of Ancestry

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Path of Ancestry enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add one mana of any color in your commander's color identity. When that mana is spent to cast a creature spell that shares a creature type with your commander, scry 1. (Look at the top card of your library. You may put that card on the bottom of your library.)

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Triumph of the Hordes

Color Identity:G

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Until end of turn, creatures you control get +1/+1 and gain trample and infect. (Creatures with infect deal damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)

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Glare of Subdual

Color Identity:G,W

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Tap an untapped creature you control: Tap target artifact or creature.

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Snow Hound

Color Identity:W

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{1}, {T}: Return Snow Hound and target green or blue creature you control to their owner's hand.

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Plains

Color Identity:W

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Smothering Tithe

Color Identity:W

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Whenever an opponent draws a card, that player may pay {2}. If the player doesn't, you create a Treasure token. (It's an artifact with "{T}, Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color.")

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Kaheera, the Orphanguard

Color Identity:G,W

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Companion — Each creature card in your starting deck is a Cat, Elemental, Nightmare, Dinosaur, or Beast card. (If this card is your chosen companion, you may put it into your hand from outside the game for {3} any time you could cast a sorcery.)
Vigilance
Each other creature you control that's a Cat, Elemental, Nightmare, Dinosaur, or Beast gets +1/+1 and has vigilance.

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Selesnya Sanctuary

Color Identity:G,W

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Selesnya Sanctuary enters the battlefield tapped.
When Selesnya Sanctuary enters the battlefield, return a land you control to its owner's hand.
{T}: Add {G}{W}.

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Farseek

Color Identity:G

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Search your library for a Plains, Island, Swamp, or Mountain card and put it onto the battlefield tapped. Then shuffle your library.

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Command Tower

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{T}: Add one mana of any color in your commander's color identity.

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Pride Sovereign

Color Identity:G,W

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Pride Sovereign gets +1/+1 for each other Cat you control.
{W}, {T}, Exert Pride Sovereign: Create two 1/1 white Cat creature tokens with lifelink. (An exerted creature won't untap during your next untap step.)

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Isamaru, Hound of Konda

Color Identity:W

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Fleetfoot Panther

Color Identity:G,W

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Flash
When Fleetfoot Panther enters the battlefield, return a green or white creature you control to its owner's hand.

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Prowling Serpopard

Color Identity:G

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This spell can't be countered.
Creature spells you control can't be countered.

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White Sun's Zenith

Color Identity:W

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Create X 2/2 white Cat creature tokens. Shuffle White Sun's Zenith into its owner's library.

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Krosan Grip

Color Identity:G

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Split second (As long as this spell is on the stack, players can't cast spells or activate abilities that aren't mana abilities.)
Destroy target artifact or enchantment.

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Skullclamp

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Equipped creature gets +1/-1.
Whenever equipped creature dies, draw two cards.
Equip {1}

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Elixir of Immortality

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{2}, {T}: You gain 5 life. Shuffle Elixir of Immortality and your graveyard into their owner's library.

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Forest

Color Identity:G

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Regal Caracal

Color Identity:W

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Other Cats you control get +1/+1 and have lifelink.
When Regal Caracal enters the battlefield, create two 1/1 white Cat creature tokens with lifelink.

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Bountiful Promenade

Color Identity:G,W

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Bountiful Promenade enters the battlefield tapped unless you have two or more opponents.
{T}: Add {G} or {W}.

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Temple of Triumph

Color Identity:R,W

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Temple of Triumph enters the battlefield tapped.
When Temple of Triumph enters the battlefield, scry 1.
{T}: Add {R} or {W}.

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Arcane Signet

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{T}: Add one mana of any color in your commander's color identity.

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Temur Sabertooth

Color Identity:G

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{1}{G}: You may return another creature you control to its owner's hand. If you do, Temur Sabertooth gains indestructible until end of turn.

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Lifecrafter's Bestiary

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.90

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At the beginning of your upkeep, scry 1.
Whenever you cast a creature spell, you may pay {G}. If you do, draw a card.

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Alms Collector

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $13.93

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Flash
If an opponent would draw two or more cards, instead you and that player each draw a card.

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Kodama's Reach

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.13

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Search your library for up to two basic land cards, reveal those cards, and put one onto the battlefield tapped and the other into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

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Fleecemane Lion

Color Identity:G,W

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{3}{G}{W}: Monstrosity 1. (If this creature isn't monstrous, put a +1/+1 counter on it and it becomes monstrous.)
As long as Fleecemane Lion is monstrous, it has hexproof and indestructible.

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Spire Garden

Color Identity:G,R

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Spire Garden enters the battlefield tapped unless you have two or more opponents.
{T}: Add {R} or {G}.

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Guardian Project

Color Identity:G

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Whenever a nontoken creature enters the battlefield under your control, if it doesn't have the same name as another creature you control or a creature card in your graveyard, draw a card.

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Aura Shards

Color Identity:G,W

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Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control, you may destroy target artifact or enchantment.

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Whitemane Lion

Color Identity:W

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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.

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Selfless Savior

Color Identity:W

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Sacrifice Selfless Savior: Another target creature you control gains indestructible until end of turn. (Damage and effects that say "destroy" don't destroy it.)

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Teferi's Protection

Color Identity:W

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Until your next turn, your life total can't change and you gain protection from everything. All permanents you control phase out. (While they're phased out, they're treated as though they don't exist. They phase in before you untap during your untap step.)
Exile Teferi's Protection.

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Jungle Shrine

Color Identity:G,R,W

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Jungle Shrine enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {R}, {G}, or {W}.

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Temple of Abandon

Color Identity:G,R

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Temple of Abandon enters the battlefield tapped.
When Temple of Abandon enters the battlefield, scry 1. (Look at the top card of your library. You may put that card on the bottom of your library.)
{T}: Add {R} or {G}.

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Decimate

Color Identity:G,R

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Destroy target artifact, target creature, target enchantment, and target land.

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Blasphemous Act

Color Identity:R

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This spell costs {1} less to cast for each creature on the battlefield.
Blasphemous Act deals 13 damage to each creature.

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Pack Leader

Color Identity:W

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Other Dogs you control get +1/+1.
Whenever Pack Leader attacks, prevent all combat damage that would be dealt this turn to Dogs you control.

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Eldrazi Monument

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Creatures you control get +1/+1 and have flying and indestructible.
At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice a creature. If you can't, sacrifice Eldrazi Monument.

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Castle Garenbrig

Color Identity:G

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Castle Garenbrig enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Forest.
{T}: Add {G}.
{2}{G}{G}, {T}: Add six {G}. Spend this mana only to cast creature spells or activate abilities of creatures.

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Second Harvest

Color Identity:G

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For each token you control, create a token that's a copy of that permanent.

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Qasali Slingers

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $4.45

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Reach
Whenever Qasali Slingers or another Cat enters the battlefield under your control, you may destroy target artifact or enchantment.

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Jazal Goldmane

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $2.97

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First strike
{3}{W}{W}: Attacking creatures you control get +X/+X until end of turn, where X is the number of attacking creatures.

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Leonin Warleader

Color Identity:W

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Whenever Leonin Warleader attacks, create two 1/1 white Cat creature tokens with lifelink that are tapped and attacking.

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Bronzehide Lion

Color Identity:G,W

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{G}{W}: Bronzehide Lion gains indestructible until end of turn.
When Bronzehide Lion dies, return it to the battlefield. It's an Aura enchantment with enchant creature you control and "{G}{W}: Enchanted creature gains indestructible until end of turn," and it loses all other abilities.

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Bolt Hound

Color Identity:R

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Haste (This creature can attack and {T} as soon as it comes under your control.)
Whenever Bolt Hound attacks, other creatures you control get +1/+0 until end of turn.

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Alpine Watchdog

Color Identity:W

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Vigilance (Attacking doesn't cause this creature to tap.)

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Kessig Wolf Run

Color Identity:G,R

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{T}: Add {C}.
{X}{R}{G}, {T}: Target creature gets +X/+0 and gains trample until end of turn.

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Fabled Passage

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{T}, Sacrifice Fabled Passage: Search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library. Then if you control four or more lands, untap that land.

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Beast Whisperer

Color Identity:G

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Whenever you cast a creature spell, draw a card.

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Swords to Plowshares

Color Identity:W

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Exile target creature. Its controller gains life equal to its power.

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Stomping Ground

Color Identity:G,R

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({T}: Add {R} or {G}.)
As Stomping Ground enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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The MVP

Every week at the adoption center we give out the title of "Goodest Boy," and this week's winner is Brimaz, King of Oreskos! This lion is a loving yet protective companion. He certainly loves to play with his friends in our kitty daycare center. I swear, every time we leave him in there, another friend just pops up!

What can I say about our Goodest Boy? His cheap CMC, powerful ability, and high toughness make him a force to be reckoned with. In a deck that is token-based, having a token generator that triggers upon attacks and blocks can be incredibly powerful. The fact that the Cat tokens made by Brimaz, King of Oreskos also come into play either attacking or blocking make him a true feline force! 

Oh...wait a minute. It seems I have this week's winner of "Goodest Boy" all wrong. This is embarrassing. I'm sorry for the confusion and the mistake. It seems this week's winner of "Goodest Boy" is Selfless Savior. I will not be taking any questions or comments at this time as this dog is clearly a perfect vanilla creature that has indestructible and no other abilities at all whatsoever….

The Secret Spice

When working with a dual-tribe where both tribes have little support, creating a strong high-functioning deck can be difficult. A dual-tribal deck makes running cards like Vanquisher's Banner, Herald's Horn and Unclaimed Territory subpar. In order to make your small tokens and creatures scarier, I decided to add a card far off the mark in terms of flavor.

Enter Eldrazi Monument. This artifact makes sure your creatures have a bite just as bad as their bark. The keywords on this card are what initially drew me to it. Flying gives your normally ground-bound puppers and kittens a huge advantage, while indestructible can help you block freely without wasting any of your cat's nine lives. With the massive amount of tokens you make, you won't have to worry about the Monument's upkeep sac trigger. They might as well call this card Eldrazi Scratching Post because your Cats will have a hard time keeping their paws off it. Just make sure Rin doesn't use it to mark their territory. 

The Too-Good-Not-To-Run

Believe it or not, Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite is a cat person AND a dog person. She came in the other day and adopted a couple of animals. She even said they were perfect! What a kind Praetor, huh?

Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite is a card meant for token decks, and with good reason. She buffs your creatures and weakens your opponents' (or kills them altogether). While she may not fit our theme of canine/feline duality, she certainly makes up for it with her sheer power.

Another card that stands out above the rest is Aura Shards. This card is a Krosan Grip that just won't quit. The enters-the-battlefield effect is triggered by tokens as well as non-token creatures, which will be heavily utilized in this deck. Cast one of your Cat creatures to make a Dog token so that you can take out two pesky artifacts for the price of one! In a deck that is constantly casting creatures and making tokens, Aura Shards is a great way to hurt some scary enchantments or take that nasty Emry, Lurker of the Loch deck down a peg or two. 

The Most-Likely-To-Get-Cut

There are a couple of cards I have a bone to pick with! Looking at the deck, there are definitely a few creatures that seem to be weaker than the others. While Isamaru, Hound of Konda fits the criteria of being a Dog, he's a vanilla 2/2. At his best, you can get him out on turn one and start dealing some damage come turn two. However, drawing into him late game creates a 'feels bad' moment which ultimately led to him falling into the future cuts slot.

Another possible cut is Mowu, Loyal Companion. I know. I'm a monster for even thinking about cutting the goodest boy, but in this deck, he doesn't really make much sense. The overall theme is token generation and has nothing to do with +1/+1 counters. Mowu will most likely never grow in power or toughness and can't be fully utilized. This makes him the perfect candidate to be cut in future iterations of this build. 

The Flavor Win

In this particular situation, I'd like to say that the entire deck is a flavor win. Upon seeing Rin and Seri for the first time, I wanted to create a true tribal list. I set out with the goal to have very little to no creatures that deviated from the two types drawn out in our commander's ability. In the end, we ended up having 3 creatures that did not meet the criteria for this concept: Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite, Taurean Mauler and Mirror Entity. Despite this, the deck sticks to the main goal and theme of Cat and Dog Tribal.

Final Thoughts

Looking at the deck, it is clear to see that it is more flavorful than anything else. Seeing Rin and Seri sparked an excitement within me to build that stemmed from a desire to be creative.

This deck could be made stronger with the addition of Changelings rather than dogs, but the goal was to create a cute deck with cards that will make the player smile. Seeing two creature types come together in a tribal pair I never expected brought me such joy and inspiration, and I hope this particular build does the same for you.