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Catelyn Stark



  • Type: Character
  • Faction: Stark (Loyal)
  • Cost: 4
  • Icons: IntriguePower
  • Strength: 4
  • House Tully. Lady. The Seven.
  • While Catelyn Stark is participating in a challenge, your opponents cannot trigger card abilities.
  • I take no joy in mead nor meat, and song and laughter have become suspicious strangers to me. I am a creature of grief and dust and bitter longings. There is an empty place within me where my heart was once.
  • Quantity: 1
  • Number: 143
  • Illustrator: Tommy Arnold
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27 Comments

The Queen of Thorns' worst nightmare.

and tears

and Doran's Game

and Doran's Game

That's why we give her a nice little confinement. :)
Assuming Bran isn't around and there is no Hand's Judgement of course. Though either of these would stop Doran's Game anyway so it's a moot point.

Does she stop keywords?

Nevermind. I must be tired or something... It is explained right there in triggered abilities section.

 

BTW she just smashes with Like Warm Rain. Uncancelable...

How would Cat interact with Tyrion? I'm assuming that if Tyrion initiates, the 2 gold goes off, but if Cat initiates, she blocks it?

As far as I can tell, Catelyn's ability would only stop Tyrion's ability if she was attacking in an Intrigue challenge. If Catelyn is defending, Tyrion on the attacker's side can trigger his ability before Catelyn's controller declares defenders.

Yup.

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keithsboredom
Nov 12 2015 03:18 PM

can someone explain to mean exactly what "while participating in a challenge" means.  is she considered "participating" until the challenge ends at 4.2.6?

Yes. As it says on p. 15 of the FAQ, once a character is participating in a challenge (by being declared as an attacker or defender, or jumping into a challenge with a card effect, a la Jon Snow, for example), they remain "participating" through the resolution of the challenge. The challenge formally stops resolving at 4.2.6.

 

This means that Catelyn is considered to be participating through the entire resolution of the challenge and therefore stops interrupts and reactions to things like winning/losing the challenge, claim effects, etc.

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So basically Catelyn doesn't stop event like Risen from sea ?

So basically Catelyn doesn't stop event like Risen from sea ?

 

If Catelyn is participating in the challenge where the character died, then she'd prevent an opponent's Risen From the Sea. It's a triggered ability, tirggered by an opponent.

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HouseCatofWar
Feb 27 2016 03:41 AM

Does Catelyn stop keywords? I thought they were triggered abilities, but looking at their descriptions, the word triggered isn't used.

No, Catelyn doesn't stop keywords.

Can Catelyn stop opponent from playing Dracarys! if she was a participant in the Challenge?

Yes

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CorwinofAmber
Jul 18 2016 10:46 PM

What about Ambush?

What about Ambush?

 

 

She only prevents triggered abilities, so she does not prevent anything that lacks a boldface precursor (e.g. keywords like Ambush or Renown).

So, Catelyn wouldn't effect non-triggered abilities like Robert Baratheon's text as non of has the bold preface that indicates triggered:

  • King. Lord.
  • Intimidate. Renown.
    Robert Baratheon gets +1 STR for each other kneeling character in play.

Or Balon (core) :

 

Ironborn. Lord.
Renown.
While Balon Greyjoy is attacking, each defending character with a lower STR than his does not contribute its STR to that challenge.

 

Those are keywords and constant abilities right?

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FedericoFasullo
Oct 17 2016 09:46 AM

Right.

 

She also do not stop The Hound's Forced reaction, because they are not considered triggered by a player but "by the game".

Thanks

Do I understand correctly that she prevents also Treachery? So the only effective counter to her are Nightmares or some other effects which prevents her to enter the challenge in the first place (like stealth, challenge icon removal or kneel)?

 

She also prevents Ghaston Grey or Rains of Castamere. I think for the price she has, she is one of the best Stark characters. Even First Snow will not get rid of her... she seems even better than the core Tyrion.

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FedericoFasullo
Feb 17 2017 09:23 AM

Do I understand correctly that she prevents also Treachery? So the only effective counter to her are Nightmares or some other effects which prevents her to enter the challenge in the first place (like stealth, challenge icon removal or kneel)?

 

She also prevents Ghaston Grey or Rains of Castamere. I think for the price she has, she is one of the best Stark characters. Even First Snow will not get rid of her... she seems even better than the core Tyrion.

 

yes, stops trachery.

 

she can be stopped with ward also

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theamazingmrg
Feb 17 2017 05:02 PM

Do I understand correctly that she prevents also Treachery? So the only effective counter to her are Nightmares or some other effects which prevents her to enter the challenge in the first place (like stealth, challenge icon removal or kneel)?
 
She also prevents Ghaston Grey or Rains of Castamere. I think for the price she has, she is one of the best Stark characters. Even First Snow will not get rid of her... she seems even better than the core Tyrion.


She is great, but Tyrion is a setup piece for a lot of great things (the Hound, ambush, events, dominance, etc.) And he's non-Loyal, so every faction can benefit from him. Cat is also great, but doesn't enable anything and is restricted to Stark main faction. That's why Tyrion is better.