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

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Animar, Soul of Elements Discussion

veritas723 on myr superion casting question

1 hour ago

can Myr Superion be cast from hand, without creature generated mana. if for some reason a creature could be cast for zero mana?

say.. Animar, Soul of Elements with 2 counters on it? can i just drop Myr Superion for free? or do i still have to generate mana from creatures?

can you "generate" zero mana from a creature? or basically is there no way to cast myr superion without having mana generating creatures?

Sarkhan_Dragonclaw348 on Maelstrom Walker (needs help)

1 day ago

This commander looks like he's mostly there for the three-color synergy. There's also:

Mainly green: Surrak Dragonclaw (not great but works in creature-filled decks), Yasova Dragonclaw (niche-based and has built-inAct of Treason)

Mainly blue: Riku of Two Reflections (nice idea for supplementing the precon and likes spell-copying), Intet, the Dreamer (lets you play the top card of your library for mana symbol 2mana symbol u when it hits an opponent)

Balanced: Animar, Soul of Elements (already in your deck, better as a creature than a commander), and Maelstrom Wanderer himself. Although, he's a little green-oriented, I guess.

For the Wanderer, though, you're going to need two things: mana acceleration and flash enablers. If Prophet of Kruphix were legal, I'd suggest her, but as it is, Alchemist's Refuge works fine for that kind of thing. It would be pretty cool to scry a little, flash in a creature with cascade, and play a damage spell and copy it with, say, Riku, or counterspell their card. I think that scrying is definitely better than card draw in this deck, because you have those cards with cascade that get you what you want. I recommend Shardless Agent for that purpose. Nature's Will would keep your lands untapped for using Alchemist's Refuge on another player's turn.

It's a little tricky to recommend things, since I'm not entirely sure what your focus is, but I hope that I helped a little.

thegigibeast on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

3 days ago

I know I am off the current discussion, but I do have a question about a commander I am running myself, Kozilek, Butcher of Truth... I know it is against the rules, I am not trying to promote him or anything, I would just like to know what keeps him from being higher on the list.

Because today after tweaking the deck, I have played it since a long time and managed to win in a 4pod against Azami, Lady of Scrolls, Khalia of the Vast and Animar, Soul of Elements. Three games in a row, I managed to cast Kozilek, Butcher of Truth and proceed to win from there. I don't know if it was pure luck that I could do this/my opponents not getting proper answers in time, but still!

I just want to know, what keeps colorless decks like this one or Karn, Silver Golem from being better? Thanks in advance! (NarejED opinion on this???)

greyninja on Who is the best voltron ...

6 days ago

Tromokratis + Infiltration Lens hahahahaha... diabolical

I used to run Darksteel Plate, Sword of Feast and Famine, and Sword of Fire and Ice in my Animar, Soul of Elements build. It's like a mini-Progenitus that gets fawken huge guy

greyninja on Animar & friends!

6 days ago

@burnitall, Shardless Agent and Bloodbraid Elf are good. Expensive and I think bloodbraid is banned in modern(?)

I hit a turning point where it was either Cascade or hydras (think Apocalypse Hydra w animar). Cascade is way better imo. I had Maelstrom Wanderer, Etherium-Horn Sorcerer, and Bloodbraid Elf for a while. The elf must have dud'd out a couple times for me to take it out. It's best when you can hit something like Shrieking Drake to bounce and repeat, but at that point you've invested 5 mana into likely three small creatures. Yay? You've def set up animar with four more counters to then play bigger stuff next turn, but a lot of ppl run boardwipes. It's all luck of the draw

My best was when I won some lgs shop credit getting 1st by Animar, Soul of Elements, Cloudstone Curio, Peregrine Drake, and Etherium-Horn Sorcerer then played my entire deck cmc and under. My opponent was equal parts baffled, salty, and completely understanding of the situation. Temur Ascendancy granting haste to everything below cmc6 is gg lol. The smaller two cascade guys won't have the same bang, but as mentioned are still good. Getting two creatures and two +1/+1 counters on your commander for two mana is $$. Plus a lot of tutors are cmc 1-3

@villon, then just drive it home and run Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger! (which is also infinite alone w Palinchron). I have other decks that specifically don't include combos; so the ones that do... tend to have a bunch

Kravian on Can I Coax original Emrakul ...

2 weeks ago

I play every titan except for original Emmy in my Animar, Soul of Elements deck, and it makes me sad not to have the full cycle.

greyninja on The Topdeck Kid ►► The New Classic (No Inf Combos)

2 weeks ago

I like this deck. It has a good personality to it!

Never seen cards like Knowledge Exploitation or Pattern of Rebirth before. They both seem good in theory, how do they do in practice? What are ideal targets?

I was going to suggest Crystal Shard as well but then saw your post. There are currently ~15 creatures in your deck that could benefit from it, plus the slight control element. Medium exciting overall but effective if you have the mana. Maybe Temur Sabertooth is more your style?

I will say that it feels really good to cascade into Duplicant or Phyrexian Ingester. Getting a troublesome Avacyn, Angel of Hope or eldrazi out of the way before you attack is fantastic

You already have a lot of topdeck manipulation, but Worldly Tutor and Sylvan Tutor are two I assume you've looked at? Casting them into Maelstrom Wanderer $$$! Also Mystical Tutor for Bribery, Volcanic Vision if you need a boardwipe+card advantage, or even Time Warp if you've got one

Not sure what I'd take out for some of these suggestions. Fact or Fiction doesn't excite me. It takes time and you're not digging for combo pieces. Since you've avoided counterspells; Spelljack may find itself a better home in another deck. idk it's a cool card.

I love RUG. Animar, Soul of Elements is definitely my favorite deck (LINK), and I've also built in prep for the commander release in November (LINK#2). I'd love to hear your opinion on one or both!

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