Animar, Soul of Elements


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

greyninja on Animar & friends!

1 day ago

Hey what up! I definitely saw similarities myself (Your wanderer deck is dope btw). Thanks for commenting!

One thing I've learned with animar is that it's not that hard to puke your entire hand onto the battlefield... Then what? You better have won, or found a solid draw source. Temur Sabertooth can save you in a stall. If you have a creature with etb or morph the sabertooth can pull you out of a boardwipe. Similar to Etherium-Horn Sorcerer. Theyre mana intensive but built to last

Shrieking Drake belongs in this category too. You want cards in-hand. i.e. Say you play Animar, Soul of Elements t3, hopefully by t4 you have 2-4 sources and can repeatedly bounce Shrieking Drake to build up +1/+1 counters. That's a t5 Maelstrom Wanderer with 0 ramp in play. If you haven't missed a land drop you might be able to use the drake to bounce the wanderer. Obviously you're running the wanderer as the commander. Still tho, given the option; I will almost always bounce Maelstrom Wanderer back to my hand (likely 2nd main phase lol). If you're not going to win immediately, keep that in your quiver. It's probably already done it's job cascading twice, now let em rest for a second. Do it again next turn! The wanderer as commander is sick because it can net you two spells without exausting your hand!

Woodland Bellower: top three Fierce Empath, Reclamation Sage, Eternal Witness, with a shout-out to Vexing Shusher

Drift of Phantasms: #1 Cloudstone Curio. After that it overlaps with the bellower. It's a creature. Idk. Still play testing this lil ghost

Primal Surge is cool. And I think I had it in here at one point but can't remember if I ever played it. If it survived Counterspells; I always imagined taking my entire deck, flopping it face up, then turning it sideways and saying "I win." Fairly certain it was a dead draw at some point and was traded.

I had Maelstrom Wanderer and Urabrask the Hidden in the 99 at the time. A deck needs either a haste source to win with Primal Surge, or infinite combos. Attacking is more funner

Thanks again for commenting and +1ing my decks!

greyninja on Cascade, Cascade - A Competitive Primer

6 days ago

I'm so happy you're running Primal Surge in a Maelstrom Wanderer deck! This is what edh is about. F'ing awesome primer too. Definitely has some personality to it

At first I was thinking Phantasmal Image might be pretty good in here as it combos with Palinchron...but if you hit it as the first spell off cascade-cascade it might dud. In some cases it might be incredible. Adds a bit of chaos.

If you're interested in extra cast triggers; Shrieking Drake and Crystal Shard might be neat. They're not o.p. as they are much better in Animar, Soul of Elements, but something to think about

If you're looking to cut some of the cmc cards you should go cheaper, getting the average cmc under . Other ideas might be Earthcraft or Cryptolith Rite. I wouldn't cut Etherium-Horn Sorcerer

I'd super appreciate it if you could take a minute to check out one or more of my decks in similar colors. animar, ubrg, rashmi. +1 from me fosho!

divinagon on Animar, the Infinite Combo

1 week ago

Just think of it like this: If it doesn't kill your opponents directly, you kill everything except Animar, Soul of Elements and swing at them for lethal. Anyway you look at it, it hurt your opponents.

CheeseBro on What Commander To Choose (For ...

3 weeks ago

I currently play Ezuri, Claw of Progress and Brago, King Eternal irl. They are insanely fun. if you like amazing synergy, then those are for you. Also, another deck with fun synergy if you have a bit more money is The Gitrog Monster. or Alesha, Who Smiles at Death or Marchesa, the Black Rose could be fun too.

Thats for fun synergy.

if you are into more control, then i recommend Damia, Sage of Stone, Grand Arbiter Augustin IV, Talrand, Sky Summoner, or god forbid, Oloro, Ageless Ascetic. (Note Oloro will certainly make you a target. Or any of these really)

If you like ramp, Omnath, Locus of Rage or Karametra, God of Harvests or Animar, Soul of Elements are fun. (Note: Animar will make you a target)

If you like spellslinging, then play Mizzix of the Izmagus or Melek, Izzet Paragon. (Note: Mizzix will make you target)

If you like dying the moment you reveal your commander, play Narset, Enlightened Master and lose all of your friends.

Hope this helps!

Cravinovv on Best Elemental Deck in the whole world

3 weeks ago

Sneak Attack, Animar, Soul of Elements, and Flamekin Village. The latter two mainly due to being Commander cards created for commander. Sneak Attack I believe is simply not legal due to its age. It would not be Modern legal but I'm pretty sure the deck is Legacy legal, as almost anything is allowed in Legacy. Luckily for you Tappedout will tell you whether or not something is legal in a format on the actual card page. If its not listed its not legal.

However, you can throw all of this out the window if its only for casual play and your play group doesn't mind you running those cards.

On the flipside, you could also consider a Horde of Notions or Animar commander deck.

EDIT: Forgot to note Tranquility in your side board as well. Again like Sneak Attack, just because it is a vintage print pre modern legal blocks.

Cmasa435 on Love Temur and really want ...

3 weeks ago

Thanks for the breakdown of the commanders n0bunga, with the info you have given Animar, Soul of Elements really seems like my kind of thing. I love the Eldrazi, and to make it even better everyone I play with DESPISES them. Yasova Dragonclaw also seems interesting, I enjoy voltron and control type builds, and it's even better when they are mixed together.

n0bunga on Love Temur and really want ...

4 weeks ago

If you want a broken colourless/eldrazi deck, Animar, Soul of Elements is the way to go.

Surrak Dragonclaw is okay, but there are better generals.

Riku of Two Reflections is great. There's so much interaction going on.

Maelstrom Wanderer is extremely fun to play.

Yasova Dragonclaw is an interesting voltron/control hybrid. But I personally am not a big fan.

Cmasa435 on Love Temur and really want ...

4 weeks ago

aeonstoremyliver, pskinn01, Animar, Soul of Elements and Intet, the Dreamer both look like fantastic cards, and while Riku of Two Reflections looks like it could be a crazy fun deck, at first glance it's not really my kind of deck. I have little experience with any of those commanders, as no one in my play group besides myself plays a Temur deck and as said before the only one I play is Surrak. What would you say is the most common, and effective, way these guys are run?

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