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Artifact Creature — Golem
When Ancestral Statue enters the battlefield, return a nonland permanent you control to its owner's hand.
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Ancestral Statue Discussion
1 week ago
Hello friend! I have been playin animar for some time now and i have quite the competitive deck. So my suggestions are going to be aimed at high tier cards for animar and not just changing your deck to be as competative as possible. Some very strong creatures for animar that i love and are not in your list include: Maelstrom Wanderer, Palinchron, Great Whale, any big eldrazi, Bloom Tender, Conduit of Ruin, Mulldrifter, Sakura-Tribe Elder and Wood Elves. There are more but we can start with those.
Also some very strong artifacts that should be considered are: Birthing Pod 100% sac and search with creatures with etb triggers that youve already used, Cloudstone Curio to get more etb triggers, also it can help go infinite very easily when paired with any 2 colorless creatures (i.e eldrazi) Ooorrrr it goes infinite with 2 morph creatures too since playing them face down only takes colorless. Altar of the Brood can be a win con basically alone and is pairs well with Ancestral Statue!
Sorry for the length of this!!!
3 weeks ago
Hey I hope you're still working on this! You commented on my deck and it took me a bit to get back as well. I know I +1'd a long ass time ago lol
Since you are going all creatures: you need to find ones that fulfil roles of noncreature spells.
Wood Elves, Farhaven Elf, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Coiling Oracle, maybe Ondu Giant. You have Solemn Simulacrum and Birds of Paradise which are fantastic. There's really expensive ramp too, like Bloom Tender and Lotus Cobra
I could not agree more with hintseeker's first point about drawing cards and utilizing colorless creatures. That's the meat n potatoes of the deck
I like Shaman of the Great Hunt; but not everybody does! It can chug along and turns all your creatures into pseudo-vampires. What's not to like? Thrasios, Triton Hero has a similar draw ability. Rashmi, Eternities Crafter is rad. Prime Speaker Zegana can be huge. Vizier of the Menagerie is a cool new card. Elvish Visionary and Wall of Blossoms just went back into my deck. I don't run Sages of the Anima since I'm running noncreature spells I want to draw, but it would be great in here once you've decided you've played enough lands. Filter them out for multiple creatures per draw. Oracle of Mul Daya is a thing too, and Magus of the Future
To put Cloud of Faeries, Peregrine Drake, Great Whale, and Palinchron into perspective; imagine the payoff of untapping all your lands after casting multiple creature spells and just keep going. Now bounce one of them with Shrieking Drake/Dream Stalker/Man-o'-War, cast again, keep going. With enough +1/+1 counters on animar: Temur Sabertooth can bounce them for infinite mana and infinite animar counters (Cloud of Faeries needs lands like Izzet Boilerworks/Gruul Turf/Simic Growth Chamber). Deadeye Navigator can also gain infinite mana via "Flicker" effect. Lastly, Tidespout Tyrant bouncing any two colorless and/or land-untapping creatures you control goes infinite. Whether it's eldrazi or morph doesn't matter. Ancestral Statue alone bounces itself into an infinite animar
Obviously I've given way too many suggestions. Choose what works for you and your budget. Also every playgroup/meta is different.
Cards I would take out: Ancient Silverback, Enclave Elite, Frontier Guide, Hanweir Lancer, AEther Membrane, Primal Clay, Young Wolf, etc. Instead of running something like Grazing Gladehart; invest in a Purphoros, God of the Forge mwahahaha
Above all, have fun! Cheers!
4 weeks ago
I'm sitting here constantly wondering why Ancestral Statue would be helpful. Am I missing something?
If you wanted to bounce an enchantment Cloudstone Curio seems better.
4 weeks ago
That's awesome, and much appreciated! Looking at your list, you can probably want to move away from the "goodstuff" ie Birthing Pod kit,, Selvala, and Oracle (nice synergy with Vizier though). Selvala isn't really ever gonna draw you cards, and the birthing pod line is clunky and brings a lot of dead cards to the deck. I would suggest replacing these with more ramp in Wild Cantor and Tinder Wall.
The sideboard stuff can probably be moved to Wants (just nit-picking). Most of the stuff can be dropped aside from Cradle, Reclamation Sage, Phantasmal Image(budget Drake).
Trust us when we say focus on Ancestral Statue. The deck runs like a finely tuned engine and feels great. Well that is all I got for now. I am sure JMCraig has more input than I.
1 month ago
HarroHunter Thanks! I saw this earlier and intend to get it, this is the list of cards im thinking of picking up so far:
Soul of the Harvest
Artisan of Kozilek
Prime Speaker Zegana
Rashmi, Eternities Crafter
Conduit of Ruin
1 month ago
Ancestral Statue can get you infinite counters on Animar.
1 month ago
I had initially considered Ashnod's Altar, but couldn't think of anything other than Exsanguinate to combo it with. Ancestral Statue is an awesome suggestion! I added both in, and took out Ophiomancer and Disciple of Bolas.