While each card is reasonable on its own, the card choices are based on synergy. Saheeli can create a copy of the Titan, which then returns a second copy of Saheeli. This seems quite interesting. … Cats, all of them. Updated Nov 06, 2017 by You41k using our MTG Deck Builder. While we have a similar effect in Standard with Torrential Gearhulk, the flexibility and low cost of Snapcaster Mage are huge incentives. In a format like Modern where there are efficient answers to even the largest threats, going all-in in such a fashion seemed dubious. Saheeli Rai together with Felidar Guardian gives you an infinite combo. I’ll be honest though—I’m not sure how much guarding a 1/4 is really capable of. The shell surrounding the combo is designed to gain incremental advantages with opponents by forcing them to interact with the combo pieces due to the threat of the combo. Most players are already aware these two cards together create a “Splinter Twin-Deceiver Exarch” combo, involving infinite Felidar Guardian s with haste. A subreddit dedicated to the discussion of Magic: The Gathering's Modern format! Love the deck and I would love to hear more people's insights into the deck. Pioneer – 4c Saheeli CopyCat Decklist. 1 Eidolon of Rhetoric. 2 Gaddock Teeg. CARD IMAGES AND ARTWORK COPYRIGHT © WIZARDS OF THE COAST LLC, USED FOR REFERENCE AND EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. Near the top of that list is the prolific Snapcaster Mage. Not only does it allow you to combo out on T3 more often than with just T1 birds - T2 saheeli - T3 cat, more importantly it allows you to combo out on T3 without having to deploy Saheeli on T2. Against those decks, you need to be ready for a true war of attrition. ORIGINAL CONTENT COPYRIGHT © 2018 CARDKNOCKLIFE.COM. But what would I want to be ramping toward? Do you have a list? 1 Izzet Staticaster. Good ol standard Saheeli Felidar combo in modern cuz why not? Decent Modern builds of Copy Cat Combo saw some competitive play. That’s neither here nor there though, as I assume he just brings his Cat friends when something really needs guarding. Felidar guardian plays super well with spreading seas, snapcaster, and planeswalkers. Resetting planeswalkers and getting a second PW ability in a turn feels soooo good, especially jace, Chandra, or nahiri. The deck came in Jeskai as well as four-color varieties. As such, we need a reason to play this deck over other options. How many of each, I feel like 4 on both sides is a bit excessive, but maybe with the current meta I could cut some removal. Furthermore, playing Renegade Rallier meant that I wanted to include a significant number of permanents with lower mana costs. The release of Aether Revolt had me excited. Finding a spot to stick the Copy Cat combo (ideally, both pieces in a single turn) is likely your safest path to victory. Sun Titan will recur the dead one, copy the titan, recur this process. So, I settled on a ramp deck that tended towards smaller permanents. Format: Modern. It turns out Saheeli Rai and Felidar Guardian are good for more than just a million hasty cats.. After attempting and failing to create a deck based solely around the copycat combo (the pieces are both so fragile and not particularly fast), I then tried slotting just the combo into the already somewhat proven shell of UW Emeria Titan. As cute as the combos are, they’re not the most powerful things you can be doing in Modern. I’ve written more than my share of articles on 4-Color Saheeli. There was a gentlemen a while ago that posted a primer for the deck in r/spikes and also in here I believe, it's titled "On Cats and Combos" and he had some great insight. in the wake of the Standard banning. The set seemed to be full of potential with lots of cards looking to be strong enough to find a place in Modern. Next, something interesting happened…. Here was a large threat that could also recur permanents with lower mana costs (including Renegade Rallier itself). Using cheap cantrips it digs for the Combo, while making sure it doesn't die and protecting the Combo with removal and counters. -3 aven riftwather. NEW Infinite Combo deck for competitive play in Modern. Perhaps the greatest strength of the deck, however, may be its weakness as well. I arrived at the following: (other considerations include Defense Grid, Meddling Mage, and Reclamation Sage). Speculation arose that the Cat would be banned before release weekend, but instead we’ve had to deal with the R&D oversight. The base level plan is to try to combo off faster. 4 colors without green seems like a nightmare. This combo is the descendant of its forerunner UR Twin, which was the hallmark of Modern for a number of years. Share Tweet Share. One card that immediately stood out to me was Renegade Rallier. Resetting planeswalkers and getting a second PW ability in a turn feels soooo good, especially jace, Chandra, or nahiri. The real strength of the deck is that all of the combos are contained within a solid midrange/ramp shell. Latest Set: Guilds of Ravnica. Would you happen to have one? The Deck Jeskai Copycat is a tempo/combo deck built around the Splinter Twin-esque combo of Saheeli Rai + Felidar Guardian. I'm going to be playing the WURB version tomorrow at my LGS...the shop is fairly competitive with GDS, EldraziTron, storm, burn, UW control, affinity and some coco variants showing up every week. So even though I was a great defender of mainly combo oriented build, I'm dropping saheeli/cat shell, still will keep some Oaths in to smothen my draws. One good example is Spreading Seas, which Felidar can blink to draw another card, and potentially even change the land it's enchanting. Competitive Modern Constructed League. The thing that makes Saheeli and Felidar powerful (in addition to the combo) is that you can blink/copy things for value. I've recently started playing jeskai Saheeli combo as my main modern deck and the results have been really fun and also competitive. Unfortunately all the 4c Saheeli decks I've found are splashing green instead of black. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WIZARDS OF THE COAST OR ANY OF WIZARDS' TRADEMARKS OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, PLEASE VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AT ARCHIVE.WIZARDS.COM. Archive. Saheeli Combo. Combining Sun Titan with Saheeli while an additional copy of Saheeli is in your graveyard accomplishes just this. In a format like Modern where there are efficient answers to even the largest threats, going all-in in such a fashion seemed dubious. I was also trying to determine whether mana leak or remand is more helpful for what the deck is trying to do. 1 Obstinate Baloth. But, Copy Cat Combo is still a deck in Modern. The rug really tied the room together… There is a premier combo that will warp Standard, and it involves two cards: Saheeli Rai and Felidar Guardian. Press J to jump to the feed. ... Arcum's Astrolabe Is All You Need For Jeskai Saheeli Combo - Duration: 2:22:30. That said, the deck’s themes carry over into the sideboard choices. With the help of our many mana dorks, the deck can assemble this combo and win as early as turn three. This combo deck warped how Standard was played. Taking inspiration from the 4-color Standard builds of Copy Cat, I set out to make a Modern deck that could aggressively play Saheeli for value, grind out an attrition game, and present the looming threat of an infinite combo. The natural question to then ask one’s self is “What’s better than an army of hasty cats?” The answer happens to be a legion of hasty 6/6 vigilant giants. That deck has completely ported over to Modern, except it’s more than capable of playing the long game or killing you on turn 3. Similarly, the inclusion of Knight of the Reliquary and Retreat to Coralhelm may be a bit too much (though I’d honestly miss the Retreat more than the Knight if they were gone). 1 Glen Elendra Archmage. 2 Unified Will. If you have to grind this far then hold cat combo for 6th or 7th turn . When piloting this deck, figuring out “Who’s the Beatdown?” is essential. I 5-0'd a league on stream a couple of days back with this same main deck and a slightly different sideboard. 4 Saheeli Rai 4 Teferi, Time Raveler ... [Modern] Jeskai Saheeli (Copy Cat)! I don't think bolt is in a very good spot right now and the black splash let's you play fatal push, collective brutality, and k-command in the main. I contemplated various linear ramp strategies working toward some big end-game threat but I didn’t like the idea of putting all my eggs into one basket. 1 Acidic Slime. The plan in these matches is to grind out the opponent with card advantage. In the course of searching Gatherer and ruminating on mana costs and graveyard recursion, I came to Sun Titan. Copy cat, also known as Saheeli Twin or simply Saheeli, is a two-card combo deck formerly played in Standard. Luckily, as combo decks aren’t generally pressuring your life total, you can fetch your lands aggressively to get all of your colors online ASAP which leaves you open to enacting either the Copy Cat or Knightfall combo as early as possible. Saheeli Rai plus Felidar Guardian is one of the most obvious combos that exists at the outset of the Pioneer format. Also, remand does more of what you want than mana leak. While the deck is almost always able to present a powerful line of play, the relevance of those particular lines may vary depending on the matchup in question.