Animar, Soul of Elements


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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MTG: Commander Mythic Rare

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Animar, Soul of Elements

Legendary Creature — Elemental

Protection from 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 less to cast for each +1/+1 counter on Animar.

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Animar, Soul of Elements Discussion

Neotrup on Can Hapatra put a -1/-1 ...

4 days ago

Olivia Voldaren both cannot target Animar, Soul of Elements and cannot damage it, so her ability fails for two reasons. Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons only targets, but her ability still fails for that reason. The key to most abilities is whether the ability uses the word target, though damaging or enchanting can cause issues in some cases.

Neotrup on Can Hapatra put a -1/-1 ...

4 days ago

When Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons deals combat damage to a player, it's controller puts her ability on the stack with a valid target. Because she's black and Animar, Soul of Elements has protection from black, it is not a valid target.. When the ability resolves, if it's target is still valid, you choose whether or not to put the counter on. Protection doesn't care who or what puts the counter on, unless it's being put on by a source of damage with wither or infect, but it does care whether a spell or ability targets.

Protection protects against:
Damage: Animar can't be damaged by Pestilence.
Equiping or Enchanting: Animar can't be equipped with Behemoth Sledge or enchanted with Pacifism.
Blocking: Animar can't be blocked by Putrid Warrior.
Targeting: Animar can't be targeted by Swords to Plowshares or an ability from Hapatra.

geekoftheages on Can Hapatra put a -1/-1 ...

4 days ago

Animar, Soul of Elements has protection from white and black, yet hapatras effect says YOU may put a -1/-1 counter on target creature. Does t matter that the source is black?

greyninja on Looking For a New Commander

4 days ago

Animar, Soul of Elements is a deck I've been running for years. I also get restless with my decks if they don't offer a variety of wincons and synergies.

Three colors is a little harsh on the wallet, mostly the land base, but worth it in the end

Hasted on Hapatra Tiny Combo

1 week ago

I would replace Plague Belcher with Ammit Eternal. Good way to generate some -1 counters. Also, just a good beater on its own. Less effective against black kill spells and such, though. Works well as an additional card to feed Quillspike if they happen to stick around.

Inkmoth Nexus has also been solid for me. If anything, it helps stop a flyer and drops a -1 counter.

Speaking of lands, Shizo, Death's Storehouse is a relatively safe card. Comes into play untapped, still adds black, and can give Hapatra fear to get through some decks to use her ability.

Dusk Urchins seems like an auto include in this deck? Synergy with Black Sun's Zenith, can feed Quillspike in a pinch, and a solid -1 counter engine.

Other than BSZ, infect, and Wither, you have nothing that puts -1 counters on their creatures. While things like Splendid Agony, Grim Affliction, and even Fume Spitter aren't needed for this deck, I feel like without some of these, Crumbling Ashes is pretty negative. You will HAVE to kill some of your creatures if you don't put counters on the opponent's creatures.

Some solid sideboard options are Hex Parasite as a way to help clear any -1 counters on your side, kill pesky walkers, or neuter Animar, Soul of Elements. Choke just because we don't like blue. Krosan Grip for MANY things including Sword of Feast and Famine and a Loxodon Warhammer that's preventing token beats.

Just my take on the deck. I like the way you have yours together!

EgyptianSpaceGamer on Putting +1/+1 on Animar, Soul ...

1 week ago

Animar, Soul of Elements checks whenever you "cast a creature spell", but not when a creature enters the battlefield. So it will get a +1/+1 counter for casting Hornet Queen, but it will not get any for the tokens Queen produces.

colton815 on Putting +1/+1 on Animar, Soul ...

1 week ago

Animar, Soul of Elements specifically states "when you CAST". not "when a creature enters the battlefield". so in this case, you would only get 1 +1/+1 counter.

Riv329 on Putting +1/+1 on Animar, Soul ...

1 week ago

If I have Animar, Soul of Elements out and I cast Hornet Queen and I create four 1/1 green Insect creature tokens does this also go toward Animar, Soul of Elements or not.

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