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Creature — Elf Shaman Ally
: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.Spend this mana only to cast a creature spell.
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Beastcaller Savant Discussion
1 day ago
Hey forneyt, I wanted to wait a bit and try out Protean Hulk more before I give you my thoughts. I run two sac outlets High Market and Miren, the Moaning Well. The strategy is to sac Protean Hulk to grab Odric, Lunarch Marshal with all your buffs and gods. I added Beastcaller Savant for haste (If you know a better haste creature please let me know) so that we can swing out the same turn we sac Protean while having Dragonlord Dromoka stopping any responses to our swing. It makes the deck so much more deadly with just an addition of two cards, and you can Mistveil Plains any of the combo pieces you lose as you play. The earliest I've won with Protean is turn 5, and he has yet to be a dead draw late game unless I simply don't have my sac outlets. I think you should give it a shot.
5 days ago
Well, if you want more god hands, run some of the god mana cards, like Boreal Druid, Carpet of Flowers, Mana Crypt, Chrome Mox, Elvish Spirit Guide, Simian Spirit Guide, Lotus Petal, Mox Diamond, Rite of Flame and any of the other options.
Even Orcish Lumberjack should be run if you want the super fast mana ramp.
Creature - Orc
: Add three mana in any combination of colors.
, : Deal two damage to any target.
, : Gain two life.
Put a -1/-1 counter on Orcish Lumberjack: Untap Orcish Lumberjack.
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Use em' or not, but thats how I would build the deck, you clearly know more about than I do though!
1 week ago
2 weeks ago
I agree that Birthing Pod is a bit clunky, but it is also a card that your opponents have to answer quickly. A lot of Animar's utility creatures are at 2 CMC, creatures that tutor are at 3 CMC, and combo cards are at 4 and 5 CMC. If you can cast and activate the Pod on the same turn, you are likely to be advancing your board state in a significant manner. Running Kiki combo means that you can go straight from a 2 CMC creature to Pestermite, untap the Pod, then trade in the Pestermite for either Glen Elendra Archmage or Ancestral Statue all in one turn. The Archmage also gains extra utility in that you can use Pod twice on the same turn to grab Zealous Conscripts (used to untap Pod) and Kiki. If Spellseeker is in the deck, you would also be able to Pod into Spellseeker to grab Glimpse of Nature or a counterspell, and then Pod Spellseeker into Ancestral Statue the next turn to hopefully win.
Pod is still a bit situational though, and if I cut the Conscripts then I think that I would lose about half the reason to run Pod. That's why the both of them are high on my "Possible Cuts" list.
And regarding Cloudstone Curio; while I agree that it is difficult to tutor for, I don't really see it as a card with much baggage. You don't need morph creatures in the deck for it, because cards like Cloud of Faeries, Peregrine Drake, and Beastcaller Savant can set up infinite loops with it as well. But it is still a card mostly dependent on Animar to achieve infinite combos, so if you are looking for a fast combo that doesn't need Animar as a component then the Curio doesn't help much in that regard.
If you see the Curio as a "sacred cow" in the deck and opt to remove it, you may also have to look at Peregrine Drake as well. Peregrine Drake is fantastic as a type of "ritual" effect in Animar and can net you ridiculous amounts of mana, but it looses a significant part of its win potential without Curio. So if you label the Curio as a Sacred Cow, then I think you'll have to do the same for Peregrine Drake.
2 weeks ago
Oké, kon me niet echt concentreren maar hier wat suggesties alvast. Doen wel even samen naar kijken volgende keer, dan kan ik ook wat duidelijker vertellen wat en waarom. :)
Misschien ook leuk: Devastating Summons, Scourge of Skola Vale, Burning Earth, Incandescent Soulstoke, Ingot Chewer,Garruk's Packleader, Tornado Elemental, Regal Force, Soul of the Harvest, Chandra, Flamecaller, Hammer of Purphoros, Nissa, Voice of Zendikar, Boundless Realms, Fresh Meat, Blood Sun, From the Ashes, Ember Swallower, Zendikar Resurgent, Heaven / Earth, Titania, Protector of Argoth, Greenwarden of Murasa, Tilonalli's Summoner, Undergrowth Champion, Hull Breach, Decimate, Viridian Emissary, Borderland Ranger
3 weeks ago
@toffmcsoft me too! upvoted your deck and will try to comment asap
@delusiions totally! In the same fashion; Shrieking Drake+Earthcraft gets around haste for infinite cast triggers. I'd love to see something like that with Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger for infinite mana
@Last_Laugh I've only been able to mtg a handful of times in the past few months, and mostly played newer // less competitive decks I guess. As you and @helldanno mentioned I need to lower the avg cmc with more mana ramp
I own Rattleclaw Mystic, Beastcaller Savant, Shaman of Forgotten Ways, Sylvan Caryatid, and even Spellskite. Plus all of the 1-drop dorks scattered throughout other decks. I'd also be interested in trying to add Regal Behemoth.
I'll mull it all over! I appreciate the help everybody !!!
1 month ago
The first thing I'm noticing is 30 non creature spells in the deck. With Animar, you want about 15 TOPS (I run 12).
Your Signets, Cultivate etc. should be mana dorks. Anything from Birds of Paradise, Bloom Tender, Somberwald Sage, Shaman of Forgotten Ways, Sylvan Caryatid, or Beastcaller Savant. There's loads more options but this covers some of the best options.
I'd suggest finding room for Heroic Intervention for boardwipe protection. Ancestral Statue goes infinite with Animar and enough mana or counters on Animar (return Ancestral Statue to your hand over and over with its' own ETB). Cloudstone Curio, Equilibrium, and/or Temur Sabertooth are all great options for abusing ETB's.
I could continue but I'm just posting a link to my list for ideas. Feedback, upvotes, and ideas are appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid
1 month ago
How's the deck been going? I'm only noticing one problem, 15/46 of your creatures cost 6+ mana. This can cause some clunky early games when you're looking for those first few counters on Animar. This is almost 1/3 of your creatures and even in Animar it should be closer to 1/5.
I'd suggest finding room for some of the following by cutting some higher cost creatutes, Spellskite, Gilded Drake, Rattleclaw Mystic, Selvala, Heart of the Wilds, Shaman of Forgotten Ways, Stratus Dancer, Somberwald Sage, Beastcaller Savant, Sylvan Caryatid, and I'm also partial to Thassa, God of the Sea here for draw filtering and alpha strikes.