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Animar, Soul of Elements

Animar, Soul of Elements

Legendary Creature — Elemental

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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Animar, Soul of Elements Discussion

Emrys on Peter Mohrbacher Kickstarter Campaign

3 days ago

hey all! there's this amazing artist Peter Mohrbacher. you may know him from his art on Nissa, Worldwaker , Brimaz, King of Oreskos , Animar, Soul of Elements , Swan Song , and so many other cards with awesome art. he has this kickstarter campaign and it ends in five days.

i just thought i'd share this awesome opportunity to get large-scale images of the cards with you.

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greyninja on XXXenagos

1 week ago

I love Domri Rade , he's in my Animar, Soul of Elements deck. I'd trade for those two cards if the opportunity arose

I wanted to reference hydras with the name, and XXX is a good eye-catcher ;D

Rhadamanthus on Rhystic Study Vs. Animar, Soul ...

1 week ago

You don't really need a "ruling" or a quotation from the CR, because the cards do what they say, no more and no less. Your thoughts about the interaction are correct. Rhystic Study doesn't increase the cost of anything, it just has a triggered ability that asks for some mana when a spell is cast. Animar, Soul of Elements only works on creature spells, not abilities.

Compare the text of Rhystic Study to a card like Sphere of Resistance for a counter-example of something that actually does increase the cost to cast a spell, and that Animar could actually interact with.

nobu_the_bard on Rhystic Study Vs. Animar, Soul ...

1 week ago

Rhystic Study has a triggered ability. Let's say you control Animar, Soul of Elements and he has one counter, and you cast Grizzly Bears .

Here's how I understand it would happen. You cast Grizzly Bears for G (as its cost is reduced by 1), two events trigger; Animar wants to put a counter on himself, and Rhystic Study triggers. You're the active player, so your trigger goes onto the stack first, and then Rhystic Study's trigger, so ->

STACK (bottom->top): Grizzly Bears -> Animar, Soul of Elements trigger -> Rhystic Study trigger

Rhystic Study demands pay 1 or its controller draws a card. This isn't casting a creature spell, so Animar doesn't interact with it. You don't pay the 1 until the trigger attempts to resolve.

You can tell this is a triggered ability because it starts with "whenever" instead of describing Rhystic Study's ability as a cost modifier (which is what Animar's last ability is).

fatboyaj on Rhystic Study Vs. Animar, Soul ...

1 week ago

My friend and I play a lot of casual commander/EDH. Recently he's been playing a deck with Animar, Soul of Elements . A few times I have put out Rhystic Study . He claims that the reduction in cost of his creatures from Animar's ability can go toward the extra cost from Rhystic Study (i.e he has one counter on animar, he plays a creature that costs one blue, and the colorless from animar goes toward rhystic study). I don't think it works this way.

I can't find a definite ruling anywhere, but here is my understanding. Animar reduces the cost of a creature, but Rhystic Study doesn't add to the cost, rather it is a separate trigger that infers a cost (separate to casting cost) after the creature's cost has been payed and the creature spell has been placed on the stack.

If anyone can provide insight, that would be great. I'd also really appreciate an answer backed by a rule from the rule book. Thanks!

Epochalyptik on Is there such thing as ...

1 week ago

Most don't view it as competitive, that's true. Still, competitive EDH is alive and vicious.

If you're looking for what to expect in those kinds of games, it's a lot of Hermit Druid and Animar, Soul of Elements . Occasionally, I show up in person with Dominus - Dreamcrusher Edition.

Theplusone on H: 4x mutalvault W: animar, ...

1 week ago

Just put up my binder, looking for pieces of an Animar, Soul of Elements edh deck. Price

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$10.0 $13.49 $18.49
Power / Toughness 1/1
Color(s) R, U, G
Cost URG
Converted cost 3
Avg. draft pick None
Avg. cube pick 11.51


Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
MTG: Commander Mythic Rare