Protection of white and from black
Whenever you cast a creature spell, put a +1/+1 counter on Animar, Soul of Elements.
Creature spells you cast cost 1 less to cast for each +1/+1 counter on Animar.
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Hey carpecanum thanks for the comment. I'll go down the list-
Animar, Soul of Elements
is great for a creature build, huge fatties are cheaper and that is a fun way to play... usually. This build I have been using creatures that fuel the spellslinging or provide some protection in and of themselves (read- Hornet Queen
). I have thought about doing it your way, but prefer the explosive power of copying rather than a multitude of awesome creatures to copy. I built a creature toolbox version of this deck and wasn't very happy with how slow it was to respond to board threats.
Jhoira of the Ghitu LOVE this card! It was also in a previous build after I traded for it from a filthy casual (lol) because I loved it so much. Again, underwhelming in my playgroup as waiting around 4 turns for a fattie to drop as an answer or bomb was simply too slow. I know there are a lot of ways to speed that along, but it felt like the deck was trying to do two things well and not accomplishing either. That being said... I am torn between doing a Jhoira EDH deck or doing an alternate build with Riku that compliments her (read- gets her to the forefront to drop bombs).
Strionic Resonator I have loved that card since my first Kaalia build, just plain loved it. I have considered putting it in but am not sure what to take out.. I threw a Mirari in there as an alternative to Riku... so might as well see what happens with a strionic resonator as well (just brutal, I bet).
Thanks for the suggestions, if you have any thoughts on how to utilize Jhoira + Riku I would love to hear them.
I usually use Riku in my Animar, Soul of Elements decks. Animar makes the creatures very cheap and then its easy to spare the mana for a copy. With Riku as your boss have you thought about adding Jhoira of the Ghitu so you could make anything you want free to cast, two to copy with Riku then a Strionic Resonator for two mana to copy again?
I remembered Doubling Season being expensive so I never went after it. Vorel of the Hull Clade has gone in and out of the deck... I def see his useful qualities but I think I just never drew em! If he's still in my rare box maybe I'll give him another go
What in the deck seems lacking?
I would add Animar, Soul of Elements because once he gets 3 counters on him he would allow you to play all of the morphs for 0 colorless.
I'm not sure I get how Recycle and Reliquary Tower is a combo. Recycle makes you discard down to 2 cards. It doesn't change your minimum hand size to two. Am I missing something here?
I like the combos especially the + one. They seem to be out of place though. I think Derevi would be a lot more useful in a "control" themed deck.
I suggest dropping White and going for a UG deck. You'll probably get a faster and a lot more streamlined deck that way.
+ seems a lot easier to pull off than Vorinclex especially if you have a City of Solitude or a Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir in the deck. Aluren is also a card you might want to cobsider using if you really like combo decks.
If you really want a to stick to three colors, you might like Animar, Soul of Elements .
Thanks again Arazeal. Those are some good suggestions. I'm a little wary about adding Aluren . One of the poeople who I regularly play against has an Animar, Soul of Elements deck that would just love this card. Haha. As it affects everyone, I think I'll give this one a miss.
Austere Command is an excellemt choice though, thank you. Can't believe I didn't think of it earlier! It's perfect for what this deck needs. What would you sugggest I cut for it though?
Now that I've gotten the rules nonsense out of the way, my opinion: This card is sick. I'm talking EDH here, because Standard ain't my thing, but Animar, Soul of Elements , Ghave, Guru of Spores , Skullbriar, the Walking Grave , Marath, Will of the Wild , and even Vorel of the Hull Clade EDH really like this card.
|Power / Toughness||1/1|
|Color(s)||Red Blue Green|
|Avg. draft pick||None|
|Avg. cube pick||11.41|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|MTG: Commander||Mythic Rare|