Animar, Soul of Elements


Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
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

Entrei on Help with Aggro commander vs ...

6 days ago

Aggro really doesn't work out too well in EDH, as the 40 life makes that near impossible. The ideal aggro is something like Animar, Soul of Elements, but those decklists are a bit expensive for your 250 limit. May I suggest Xenagos, God of Revels along with extra combat cards e.g. World at War and Fury of the Horde plus bloodrush cards? Scourge of the Throne is also great in xenagos

greyninja on Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder I N S A N E

6 days ago

+1 from me. Yidris is rad. Thanks for +1ing my deck!

I like your inclusion of stuff like Shriekmaw, Mulldrifter, etc that get extra value points. Bring to Light is neat. Grozoth is f'n Grozoth. What're your favorite targets for both BtL and Groz? Jace, the Mind Sculptor has amazing synergy. Dropping things from your hand to topdeck... then cascade into it mwahaha

With so many creatures in here, if you can can drop $20+, Animar, Soul of Elements is the jam. He's my #1 favorite commander. You'll explode if you can attack w yidris+animar every turn. Shaman of the Great Hunt makes them vampires +1/+1

I have noncreature permanents I could suggest, but that doesn't seem to be your angle(?) Savage Ventmaw will fit your bill. Along with Urabrask and Maelstrom Wanderer to hit the ground running (hit the air running?). There's a bunch of infinite combat step combos with the ventmaw and Aggravated Assault, etc

I'm sure you'll have fun w it! Cheers!

DrLitebur on Dissatisfaction with the way I ...

1 week ago

Honestly, in EDH, most decks win in one of those two ways. They either establish a dominating board presence, or they combo into something like infinite turns, or infinite damage, or something else of the like. Everyone is doing it, regardless of what they say. I have 4 EDH decks, a Kaalia of the Vast deck, a Animar, Soul of Elements deck, an Atraxa, Praetors' Voice deck, and a fourth I cannot remember off the top of my head. Kaalia combos angels, dragons and demons for free, Animar makes things like Eldrazi and other huge things free, and Atraxa is a Superfriends proliferate build. That is what I play, and it is an interesting series of decks, but each has a specific idea and build to go along with it. The most competitive one is Kaalia, but by far the funnest one is Atraxa. You have to figure out what you want to play, and have the best fun you can build out of it, because ultimately EDH is about having fun.

SPACEgun on Yidris, Fury of the Maelstrom

2 weeks ago

I love this... it's given me some great Ideas for my Yidris deck. I've been getting decent mileage out of Sunken Hope too, recasting Maelstrom Wanderer Every turn is nice... and with the help of Animar, Soul of Elements it's even better.

DemonDragonJ on List of Commanders by Home ...

1 month ago

Now that WotC's Commander products are an annual product (I still refer to the format itself as Elder Dragon Highlander/EDH, because I was introduced to it by that name), I wish to make a list of all the legendary creatures, or commanders, who have appeared in those sets, by plane of origin.

I shall be including both new legendary creatures introduced in those sets, as well as previous cards that were reprinted in those sets (which includes Commander's Arsenal), but I will not include legendary creatures that have not been printed in a Commander set, even if other creatures from their plane have been in those sets. I shall first list the planes known to be home to at least one commander, alphabetically by name, and then list each commander from that plane, alphabetically by name. If a commander is from a specific region or belongs to a specific faction on that plane, I shall list that region or faction in parenthesis after their name.

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What does everyone else think of this list? It took a great amount of time to write this list, so I hope that you appreciate it. I would not at all be surprised to learn that I mistakenly listed a commander's home plane as unknown, when it is actually known, so please let me know if I made any mistakes, and I also shall add new legendary creatures to this list whenever WotC releases a new Commander set.

greyninja on Who is The Wildest of ...

1 month ago

I would say you're on the right track with /x

Gruul or temur would be fun. Temur has strong ties to the earth and to their tribe (Khans block); so surrak would make sense. Gruul is more primal, destructive, and again has ties to the land and nature. I love Xenagos, God of Revels as a gruul commander. Not 100% sure if he would accurately represent the Haka but he's a strong and imo one of the better gruul options. I played him, then swapped to Omnath, Locus of Rage to "go wide" rather than "go tall".

I've been running Animar, Soul of Elements for over four years and he's very, very fun. There are less temur generals to choose from, but adding blue does make the deck more competitive.

I like your idea for the theme. Have fun with it and let us know what you go with!

JaceTheSwagSculptor on Important staples for Animar, Soul ...

1 month ago

people are going to have different opinions on staples. Not everything is as clear cut as Sol Ring. Nonetheless, I really think "staples" are going to be defined by what you plan on doing with the deck. Obviously you will want more large Eldrazi if you are not planning to win by combo and you will want a select few if you do plan to combo. For the most part if you just want to be the generic midrange Animar, Soul of Elements deck that so many people gravitate towards, then I'd simply recommend just running the titans. The rest of your creatures should compose of cards that support Animar gaining counters quickly - small bounce creatures (ex. Quickling), ETB value cards (ex. Wood Elves, Elvish Visionary), etc.

MartialArt on Important staples for Animar, Soul ...

1 month ago


At the Moment I am trying to build an Eldrazi Tribal commander with Animar, Soul of Elements in the lead.

I would like to get the most out of it since Eldrazis are quite expensive in mana.

So. Could you please tell me the important staples for Animar?

Don't concern yourself with Prices. I will decide for myself if a Card is too expensive for me to use.

If you are interested here is the deck btw: Why not Cthulhu?

It still Needs a lot of cutting. But I am always open for new suggestions to add.

Greets MA

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