Animist's Awakening

Animist's Awakening


Reveal the top X cards of your library. Put all land cards from among them onto the battlefield tapped and the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.

Spell mastery — If there are two or more instant and/or sorcery cards in your graveyard, untap those lands.

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Set Rarity
Commander 2020 (C20) Rare
Magic Origins (ORI) Rare

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Limited Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal

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Animist's Awakening Discussion

Forkbeard on Zaxara, the Exemplary: Hydra Infestation

1 week ago

Thanks Bassduff! Those infinite mana pieces are core IMO, but I completely get why your group frowns on it. There's been a lot of combo talk recently in my playgroup too and having a 2 card infinite mana combo with one of the pieces sitting in the command zone is pretty potent to say the least.

I like those 3 cards you've mentioned. Leyline of Anticipation is just a great card in blue no matter what you're trying to do - it also pairs really well with Wilderness Reclamation, good call there. Manascape Refractor is interesting! Lots of additional ability that you could take advantage of for big mana. You asked me to suggest 3 other potential replacement cards so I'll give that a shot:

  • Herald of Secret Streams: I've been tempted to add this guy in here for additional evasion.
  • Corpsejack Menace: Many folks have suggested this fungus here and honestly, he probably deserves a slot in the 99 for obvious reasons.
  • Animist's Awakening: Seeing as you're taking out the mana combos, maybe this spell has potential? Getting lands, thinning your deck & probably creating a huge hydra while you're at it seems decent.

  • Nothing revolutionary, but there's a few ideas for you to think about.

    Sultai_Sir on What's Your Favorite Deck?

    2 weeks ago

    What's your favorite deck, and why? Personally, my favorite decks are my Kruphix and Sidisi decks. Here's why:

    Kruphix: Kruphix, at least for me, embodies the battlecruiser format, while not being a terrible deck. Here's some perfectly normal late-game plays. These can come as early as Turn 5!

    1. Have 1.2605068e+24 mana floating in your mana pool (this actually happened once). This number has a ridiculous amount of numbers, somewhere in the hundreds of thousands of digits. For perspective, 1 billion has 10 digits.
    2. Permanent Insurrection with Mass Manipulation
    3. 6.3025338e+23/6.3025338e+23 Oozes with Gelatinous Genesis. Remember, those numbers have thousands of digits.
    4. All the lands in your deck with Animist's Awakening.
    5. And so much more!

    And now, onto my Sidisi deck. This deck is much more competitive, and it runs like a greased wheel. Everything comes together at once for one explosive turn. You'll be reanimating fatties as early as Turn 3, and the deck combines something for everyone.

    • If ya like tokens, Sidisi can pump them out at hilarious rates, creating a zombie army to trample over your opponents!
    • If you enjoy going tall with fatties, Sidisi is a prolific graveyard filler, reanimating big bois like Razaketh, the Foulblooded or Sheoldred, Whispering One left, right, and center!
    • If you like comboing off like a boss, there are some great combos in the deck, one of which I discovered myself. Ping everyone to death with Nooze lines, mill yourself out for value and profit with Hypnotoad + Golgari Guy, or do it better with Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis + Altar of Dementia + Sidisivalue!
    • Here's the deck link: The Deck that Death Forgot [[PRIMER]].

    • BONUS POINTS: If you post a good description of your deck, I'll upvote it.

    • EVEN MORE BONUS POINTS: If you describe a fun game you played with it, I'll comment!

    • WOW, SO MANY BONUS POINTS: Remember, mutual upvotes are appreciated. If you see a deck you like, upvote it! And if you have the time, consider upvoting my deck. I always appreciate it.

    kdglenny on WetNath

    1 month ago

    Field of the Dead -Animist's Awakening -Lotus Cobra -Rampaging Baloths- Grove Rumbler -Avenger of Zendikar- Liege of the Tangle just ideas. also a card called ramuntap excavator. wouldn't link

    Joe_Ken_ on X-splosive Results

    1 month ago

    Some other X spells I think you could use

    Torment of Hailfire pretty much just kills or cripples each opponents.

    Animist's Awakening can become a huge ramp spell after dumping a lot into it.

    Comet Storm is another spell that once you hit a critical mass of mana you can wipe people out.

    I’d also maybe add some mana doublers for your deck so you can really get there with your big spells. Stuff like Mirari's Wake , Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger , and Zendikar Resurgent would be good to add.

    If those are expensive then you can go for cheaper ones like Dictate of Karametra , Zhur-Taa Ancient , and Heartbeat of Spring

    Hoobynobber7395 on Zaxara got a phat X

    1 month ago

    I am running Zaxara, Nightmare Hydra currently as my mane focus deck.

    depending on budget some cards to look into would be:

    Bloom Tender and Selvala, Heart of the Wilds for better mana and infinite combo

    Walking Ballista alone can win a game in this deck with infinite damage

    Spell Burst is my favorite x cost counter

    Animist's Awakening, Astral Cornucopia, and Boseiju, Who Shelters All are amazing mana includes for this deck

    Doubling Season and Doubling Cube are great for doubling tokens and counters for hydras as well as doubling your mana base

    Helix Pinnacle and Mind Grind are both great wincons for the deck interesting ones at that

    The Ozolith is a way to protect your counters

    and Wildest Dreams helps you get things back that get answered

    if you want any help please feel free to tag me and ask! these are only suggestions, every player builds and plays their decks differently

    multimedia on Otrimi Plays Hard

    1 month ago

    Hey, nice budget upgrades to the precon: Sea-Dasher, Reconnaissance, Brokkos, and Triome.

    Elusive Tormentor  Flip and Troll Ascetic are two budget creatures who you want to mutate with Otrimi. Tormentor for Insidious Mist when mutated with Otrimi makes a 6/6 hexproof, indestructible, unblockable, trample Beast. Discard a creature with mutate to flip Tormentor and recur that creature with Otrimi. The combination of hexproof and regenerate of Ascetic is powerful with mutate.

    Hexproof is key and it's wanted because it protects the creature you're mutating to from targeted removal before it mutates and then after it protects the mutate pile so you can safely mutate again. Swiftfoot Boots can equip to any creature you control giving it hexproof.

    ( > = could replace)

    The manabase of the precon is not good and you haven't changed it much. The color fixing is not good enough to be able to consistently cast Otrimi. Needing three different colors and having 11x basic Forests is going to be problematic without more color fixing.

    On a budget, a manabase change to consider is to add the Bounce lands: Simic Growth Chamber, Dimir Aqueduct, Golgari Rot Farm in place of other lands that ETB tapped. With Bounce lands have to return a land you control to your hand (bounce) and they interact well with a basic land to bounce. They help with color fixing since you tap them for two different colors of mana.

    More Signets can help with faster ramp and color fixing. Arcane Signet is great, but there's three other budget Signets to consider adding: Simic Signet, Golgari Signet and Dimir Signet (Ravnica version). A Signet is helpful since any basic Forest or any other land can be used to make two different colors of mana.

    Shared Summons is a budget instant creature tutor that can put any two creatures into your hand. Jarad's Orders is another creature tutor that puts a creature into your hand and any other creature into your graveyard such as one with mutate to recur with Otrimi. Primal Empathy can be repeatable draw source or repeatable source to make Otrimi bigger. Season of Growth can be another repeatable draw source, any time you cast a creature for it's mutate cost targeting a creature to mutate.

    Good luck with your deck.

    golgarigirl on Lord Windgrace

    2 months ago

    This may seem weird, but using your favorites Cut / Ribbons and Torment of Hailfire as our guides, I think we're shying away from a Landfall deck and leaning more into a traditional ramp deck. An old-school ramp before Zendikar gave lands a thing to do when they entered the battlefield. The idea is to get as many lands onto the battlefield as fast as possible to play the biggest spells (especially X-spells) possible. That said, it's going to take a little bit of re-structuring to your deck to do this well.

    That said, how do you feel about: Genesis Wave, Boundless Realms, Verdant Confluence, Lotus Cobra, Animist's Awakening, Radha, Heart of Keld, Nissa's Pilgrimage, Nylea's Intervention, Manabond

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