Animar, Soul of Elements

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

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Animar, Soul of Elements Discussion

Flagellum on Trying to get some ideas ...

11 hours ago

I'm trying to determine what EDH deck I want to build next. I have a Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord goodstuff reanimator deck that I just find lackluster without having several ducks in a row and plan on melting. Plus Jarad has a habit of not really being interactive until you essentially combo out. GY hate is as simple as dropping a Bojuka Bog and can make you cry.

So with that I was looking for a fun, semi-competitive, semi-budget deck. Something with G/B would be ideal, but not a must. I don't care for combo especially infinite, but would like a token swarm (preferably tribal) or +1/+1 counters matter theme or anything along those lines. A few ideas I could come up was:

Ghave, Guru of Spores but he is very much combo. I could go token swarm instead but feel like there's better options (I had thought about fungal tribal but I feel its very weak to wipes/removal. Thelon of Havenwood might be a better choice for that)

Omnath, Locus of Mana. He has the potential of getting very big but the deck usually focuses on just him, making him larger with mana dorks.

Skullbriar, the Walking Grave I feel would be similar to Omnath, but requires connecting with players to do anything and is no bueno with -1/-1 counters.

Nath of the Gilt-Leaf He lends himself to stax and things that discard. But I also run a Nekusar deck that works similarly. Though I might be able to use him as a token swarm commander. I just think there might be better elves out there for that like Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen or Rhys the Redeemed

Animar, Soul of Elements What's not to love (aside from budget constraints)? Big creatures for cheap, lots of counters. Though I imagine he paints a huge target. Pro black/white helps with most removal.

Or any commander that could lend itself to a tribal token theme whether it be insects, elves, saprolings, ect. ect. (aside from goblins since I run a pseudo goblin token Purphoros, God of the Forge deck)

Any input on this will help me decide. I plan on making this my last deck, much to the relief of my wife >.<

aeonstoremyliver on Zendikar vs eldrazi

1 day ago

Oblivion Sower looks fantastic in Legacy 12 Post as a 1x of and/or sideboard addition. Maybe MUD too, but it's not an artifact so... I could even see it fit in Modern. Tron maybe? Especially Tron. But it competes with Wurmcoil Engine's slot...

I can see this as a bomb in EDH, especially Animar, Soul of Elements lists. Khee hee.

aeonstoremyliver on How many decks would you ...

2 days ago

Well, I have several decks for all formats except Standard. Many of the cards and decks are interchangeable. To give you an idea:

Modern - RDW/Burn, Abzan Tempo, Zoo, G/W Midrange

Legacy - RDW/Burn, Abzan DeathBlade, Mono Green 12 Post, Zoo

EDH - Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund, Animar, Soul of Elements, Rakdos, Lord of Riots, Zedruu the Greathearted, Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger

As you can see, I can play a multitude of formats with generally the same cards. Stick with a motif and idea, then expand your collection around that. I have a friend that plays Affinity in Modern, Legacy, and Sharrum in EDH... The same principle.

snotice on Sam has the answer

2 days ago

Well, yes, in general he isn't going to win a game the way, Xenagos, God of Revels or even Animar, Soul of Elements and Maelstrom Wanderer will, but the fact that a creature can't be countered when he is out is golden. I was just trying to understand why you have Flinthoof Boar and Ambush Viper in the deck.

I would also add Cyclonic Rift to the mix. It helps in so many ways.

NarejED on Top Commanders of EDH tier ...

1 week ago

Yeah, I checked out the list. There a ton of things wrong with it. Arcanis the Omnipotent S tier? And Animar, Soul of Elements is only A-tier? Whoever built the list is either heavily biased, or simply not very knowledgeable on what constitutes a good deck / commander. Don't waste your time trying to figure out the placement of some of the commanders-- most of them are incorrect.

Punmonkey on Animar, the Affinité Gyre

1 week ago

I've got a Animar, Soul of Elements deck myself and would highly recommend Primordial Sage to go along with your Soul of the Harvest as it is the same effect.

Wood Elves and Silverglade Elemental are also nice adds if you'd got access to the Dual Lands that count as forests. They aren't bad even if you don't have the Dual Lands since it allows you to put a forest into play untapped.

I'm constantly updating my deck and have found a lot of use for a new card called Elemental Bond, which you might find a nice addition since you have a fair amount of power 3 creatures.

Feel free to check out my deck if you want any other potential ideas. Best of luck with the deck and +1 for being another Animar, Soul of Elements player.

Joumba on Maelstrom Advisory

2 weeks ago

To get big creatures out, you might want to consider adding Shaman of Forgotten Ways, Quicksilver Amulet, Elvish Piper, Gruul Signet, Simic Signet, Izzet Signet. Those are good to sneak creatures in or simply pump up your mana pool. Also Animar, Soul of Elements if you go creature heavy, tough Maelstrom Wanderer is also good with big non-creatures spell since he's a awesome cascader.

If you plan to attack aggressively, Beastmaster Ascension might be a nice way to buff your forces. Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger is one nice creature to get out...

Hope this helps mate!

IcyLightning on Harbingers of Destruction

2 weeks ago

Whaaaat? I just frantically went searching through google and confirmed this in multiple places, Animar, Soul of Elements does indeed lower the cost of spells. In the case of something like Genesis Hydra, if Animar, Soul of Elements was on the field with +5/+5, then you could play the Hydra for 5 , then you would only cost 2

babygurl815 just an fyi

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