Ancient Animus


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dominaria (DOM) Common

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Ancient Animus


Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature you control if it's legendary. Then it fights target creature an opponent controls. (Each deals damage equal to its power to the other.)

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Ancient Animus Discussion

Gattison on

2 months ago

lol, Bioshift is one of my favorites, nice!

Have you ever considered Rabid Bite over Epic Confrontation? Rabid Bite is one-sided, basically like burn. There's also the instant-speed one from Dominaria or M19... Ancient Animus.

FenrisBurgess on Butt Stuff

2 months ago

+1 Nice and shiny, just like my... window after I clean it.

Have you considered Ancient Animus?

ricvram on Gu counters

3 months ago

Dorks I hope you like: Arbor Elf + Kiora's Follower + Utopia Sprawl , Noble Hierarch, Birds of Paradise

3 drops that fit: Nissa, Steward of Elements, Courser of Kruphix.

Green and blue don't have much removal but blocking. Bouncing: Repeal replenishes the card you spent. Spell Pierce and Spell Snare are cheap enough to fit (still cast something and leave 1 mana open) but are situational. Green: Prey Upon, Ancient Animus, Setessan Tactics, Epic Confrontation.

Misty Rainforest

good luck!

LoneCrusader399 on The Stomp Chomp Romp

3 months ago

With only 3 legendary creatures, you should probably just play Prey Upon over Ancient Animus.

If you play with the deck more and feel like you need more sources of card advantage, don't forget about Jadelight Ranger and Merfolk Branchwalker.

desiray on The Meek's (Standard G/W)

4 months ago

I would try to merge the themes closer. First of all, you need to think of one or two unifying themes of the deck. I would suggest Mentor of the Meek and Ajani's Pridemate, since you are already running some life-gain. I would then add cards like Shield Mare and Diamond Mare. These not only give you life for the Pridemate, they are also triggers for Mentor. Leonin Warleader and Shalai, Voice of Plenty are good ideas, and I would stop my curve there. And add a few more if possible. I would add a few more.

For the final list, I would go something like, 4x Pridemate, 4x Mentor, 4x Elves, 4x Shield Mare, 4x Merfolk Branchwalker, 4x Militia Bugler, 3x Diamond Mare, 3x Leonin Warleader, 2x Shalai, 4x Ajani's Welcome and 24 lands for the main deck - even though you will be drawing a lot of cards, don't underestimate the cost of paying for the Mentor-ability, especially if you are going to do it multiple times per turn. It will also help plenty with Shalai, Voice of Plenty. And that would be the entire main deck, 60.

For sideboard, I would play any number of Reclamation Sage (over Bronty Boi, since it works with Mentor and stays after doing its thing), Thorn Lieutenant, Knight of Grace, Seal Away, Vine Mare and possibly a card like Ancient Animus. Choose the amount of each that you would feel comfortable with. Knight and Vine Mare might be overkill together though.

This is me trying to give advice that is budget- and rotation-friendly.

stikmn33 on Green Deck Wins

6 months ago

EsperHanuman Thanks for the suggestions, I like Vivien Reid because she comes down and just hoses Lyra Dawnbringer. Nature's Way gives trample and since it doesn't fight we don't have to worry about losing a creature. Ancient Animus is a good card, but I feel like I need more legendaries for it to work. I will definitely add Ripjaw Raptor to sideboard, maybe a two of. Yeah I think trimming Gigantosaurus for and extra Vine Mare is worth it or even for Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma.

EsperHanuman on Green Deck Wins

6 months ago

Hi.. I like your build.. my modifications would be:

Replace Nature's Way with Ancient Animus

Trim 1 Gigantosaurus to 3

Remove Vivien

Adding extra Vine Mare

Adding extra Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma

Adding extra Carnage Tyrant

In sideboard I will consider Ripjaw Raptor to battle Mono-Red

Like those Prowling Serpopard in sideboard

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