Animar, Soul of Elements


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masters 25 (A25) Mythic Rare
MTG: Commander (CMD) 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.

Animar, Soul of Elements Discussion

greyninja on What to replace Paradox Engine ...

6 days ago

I personally love Tidespout Tyrant . I run it in Animar, Soul of Elements and also Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain

8cmc is daunting, I know, and your deck has about a dozen mana ramp options which is decent. Only a handful will combo with it, but gets better with Etherium Sculptor . Hopefully you can get your Grim Monolith and Mana Crypt eventually.

It can also be a control piece, removing troublesome permanents or blockers every time you cast another spell

I also really like the idea Mystic Forge that jaymc1130 mentioned. About 20% of your deck is relevant. It combos with Sensei's Divining Top and the Etherium Sculptor for infinite draws

Here's my Izzet list if you want to check it out for ideas. Have fun!

Last_Laugh on engine out, painters servant in

1 week ago

@UpperDeckerTaco - I don't think they were talking about PS in flash hulk but rather what they'd prefer to see banned. PS with Grindstone or with commanders w/ Protection like Animar, Soul of Elements is where PS will be used.

TwinStags on Skullboi, Bag O’ Bones

3 weeks ago


Agreed. After my Animar, Soul of Elements deck fell apart, I wanted to make a counters deck with less bells and whistles. I always find EDH disheartening when the best versions have been calculated and there’s no room to refine. Skullbriar needed a massive facelift imo.

I might prefer Inspiring Call over Rishkar's Expertise . Maybe I’ll try to fit in Keen Sense with my already Sixth Sense . With Phyrexian Arena I should be fine with draw.

Entreat the Dead is gonna go. I have too much grave return atm. I thought about using Blood for Bones , but would need more cards like Eternal Witness and Golgari Findbroker .

Collector Ouphe definitely warrants his spot. I’ll keep my Sol Ring just cuz. But I might switch the other out for one that can be sac’d in response to him being played(so it doesn’t become useless). Since creatures are much more the focus here, especially with Green Sun's Zenith , I might stick with mana dorks. Crypt Ghast is weird. I feel like I never have enough swamps for him to be effective at 4cmc.

Bow of Nylea : deathtouch wrecks with your setup. With trample it’s stellar, but I’m still torn. A single counter a turn for 2 is garbage, 2 damage is meh, lifegain is a no, I can return and play cards from my grave. But just sitting there it’s not terrible. It’ll probably go out at a later date.

Fireshrieker is better, but still so damn expensive. Inquisitor's Flail is going out. I agree with guaranteed vs more dmg

DoubleHelixGamer on Hail Hydra!

1 month ago

He isn't a hydra but Animar, Soul of Elements would really work as the commander of this kind of deck. Animar naturally synergies with X costed hydras and you get access to Hydroid Krasis . Simic Ascendancy could also function as a secondary wincon.

BMHKain on OMG, more help? I fork ...

1 month ago


Uh, maybe we should start young on this; I plan to do an all creature (+ Primal Surge ) Animar, Soul of Elements deck soon enough. But which Sliver Tribe Lord to use?: The First Sliver ? Sliver Overlord ? Everything else seems like 99 Material; but before I make it, I'd like to know if Modern Horizons won't have anymore Slivers from where we're at now. Shame. I really wanted one w/ Hexproof.

But for now, A new Rock , & a new Land , & two Izzet Decks, one w/ Storm Elements:

BMH: The Inverted Brainchild (Melek Superstorm)

Commander / EDH* BMHKain


& another, that Emulates your Durdles:

Brudiclad, Durdle Emulation

Commander / EDH* BMHKain


These have compatibility to both. But for Ol' Melek, do you think stuff like Collected Conjuring is good? Mirrodin Besieged (Again?! Wrenn does not approve. XP seems inferior to another Wincon for Brudiclad though... The Card? Mechanized Production . Just Enchant an Artifact Token of any kind, next turn, GG; though how Brudiclad works, he can just make all your Tokens Artifacts of the same kind as the enchanted one anyway.

But what's your opinion? Is adding a Talisman for izzet, and/or a land based upon Horizon Canopy called Fiery Islet a good thing? If not for either, or just one, what would you recommend in their stead? In fact, is Fiery Islet even good at all?

I told you I'd (re)start simple. I'd be insane if I wasn't capable of this... :/

Last_Laugh on Choosing a new Commander

2 months ago

One good path for building decks (assuming you don't mind sharing cards or proxying the 2nd copy) is to share as many colors as possible. This makes building new decks a lot less expensive and eventually you have all your colors covered for different strategies and can build just about anything with minimal purchases. I.e. you run Marchesa, so something like Animar, Soul of Elements , Muldrotha, the Gravetide , Queen Marchesa , etc.

My first 3 EDH decks all shared Izzet colors and it made things much easier on my wallet. Narset, Enlightened Master , Marchesa, the Black Rose , and Animar.

Last_Laugh on Commander combos w/ Artifact 4 ...

2 months ago

Animar, Soul of Elements + Ancestral Statue and enough mana/+1+1 counters on Animar = Infinitely big Animar.

Jawjacob on Can Animar, Soul of Elements, ...

2 months ago

So if Animar, Soul of Elements has two +1/+1 counters on it and I have Vizier of the Menagerie and Grinning Ignus on the field with it and I choose to pay one red mana to return Grinning Ignus to my hand so that it will add two colorless and one red mana to my mana pool, Can I use the colorless mana as a red mana because of Vizier of the Menagerie and use the left over red mana to bounce Grinning Ignus back to my hand leaving one colorless mana left to create a infinite loop producing infinite colorless mana?

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Animar, Soul of Elements occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

RUG (Temur): 3.01%