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Cloudstone Curio Discussion
3 days ago
Well - he kicked our asses so something is working COUGH Cloudstone Curio COUGH
5 days ago
Any thought on cutting the ritual plan to become a 'purer' creature-combo deck? It should build some resilience to disruption. Burning-Tree Emissary, Geosurge, Cloudstone Curio, Priest of Urabrask and so forth? It gives a lot more solid a back up plan than 'draw rituals and not combo pieces'.
Alternately, you could look at value red 3 drops so that the rituals do things without the combo in hand- I'm a fan of Goblin Rabblemaster turn 1 off a guide and ritual.
You can run Fossil Find so that any two you have in hand with a graveyard with 1 card or less in it makes infinite storm with 3 mana, and it can also help recover pieces in a pinch. I've used it in Nettle Sentinel/Blistercoil Weird decks before, although the mana generation is a little different there. A Paradise Mantle backup isn't really on the table here- I'd look at cutting the rituals for things like Expedite or Crimson Wisps if you go that direction, but that combo finds it tricky if it draws too many lands.
1 week ago
greyninja, thank you so much for the suggestions! I really like the idea of using Cloudstone Curio and Tidespout Tyrant, I will definitely look at finding some cards to take out and get them in. My play group plays A LOT of removal, so I am trying to avoid relying too much on Animar as Im almost positive he will get killed every turn haha. Do you have any advice on protecting it?
1 week ago
+1 From me, animar is my favorite
Two cards that I would absolutely suggest you add in are Cloudstone Curio and Tidespout Tyrant. They can repeatedly bounce two eldrazis for free with animar making him infinitely large and getting infinite eldrazi cast triggers
Another is Shrieking Drake since again it can it bounce itself repeatedly to give animar +1/+1 counters or bounce another creature for extra cast triggers
Have fun! Feel free to check out my animar deck on my profile for ideas
1 week ago
Cloudstone Curio is an awesome card to bounce ninjas back to your hand.
2 weeks ago
First of all, you have 1 extra card in the list, so you will need to cut a card. On to some suggestions! I am not sure what you budget is but I'll try to mention some budget and non-budget suggestions.
You run a lot of miracles, which are great! But you are running very little top-deck manipulation. Sensei's Divining Top, Crystal Ball, and Seer's Lantern are great. Scroll Rack is also a solid option, but I'd caution against using it without a lot of ways to shuffle your library. Ponder and it's ilk are other possibilities.
Lastly, your curve is a bit high for just 36 lands. I'd suggesting adding one more. 37-38 is generally where you want to be with your avg CMC.
Good luck and happy deck building!
2 weeks ago
Frank, thank you for taking your time to write! If you could provide me with a link to your decklist I could maybe offer more assistance, but I'll try to reply to your points now. But first I must say a few words on the design of this deck. This list is far from being the most powerful Animar list out there and that is entirely intentional: my regular playgroup with long-time friends is not the most competitive and since this list was designed for that environment I have on purpose omitted a number of traditional Animar key cards such as Survival of the Fittest and the fast mana such as Mox Diamond, Chrome Mox, Mox Amber, Utopia Sprawl and one mana ramp dorks. If I were to power up the deck, I'd start with adding more fast mana and tutors.
Ancestral Statue I would recommend running as an 'emergency win button' for those games that last for hours. If you feel like adding more power, add Purphoros, God of the Forge and/or Walking Ballista, but even Statue itself helps put games away with arbitrarily large Animar attacking.
Part of the reason for me running Sakura-Tribe Elder, Burnished Hart and Solemn Simulacrum is that my meta runs quite a lot of removal, and these cards listed above all leave something behind in the case of Animar leaving the table. Since Animar draws quite a lot of hate I've tried to include cards that provide value even without Animar on the table.
Gilded Drake is a card I play in my 100% tuned combo-Animar list, but here I have omitted it for power level reasons. Caustic Caterpillar is nice, but I prefer running Ainok Survivalist over it since it synergizes better with Cloudstone Curio. I had Maelstrom Wanderer in the deck for a while but I eventually cut it for Balefire Dragon because in this list Wanderer can hit something fantastic, but more often than not it hits random 1- and 2-drops that don't really affect the game at all, so I cut it. The dragon does a lot of work in my meta: all players play creatures and having access to one-sided sweeping effect is just too good to pass. The Dragon is also handy in the 7-drop slot because of Birthing Pod. Tutoring up Bane of Progress with Imperial Recruiter, playing it blowing up everything and saccing it to Birthing Pod the next turn is one of my favorite lines in this deck :) With haste effects Balefire Dragon is just too good to pass. If you don't have it I'd recommend adding it if your meta runs slower creature decks like mine does. Bane of Progress is one of the Imperial Recruiter toolbox creatures that I have found very useful. This deck runs only a tiny number of artifacts or enchantments so it is basically a one-sided board-wipe. Heroic Intervention I have just found inferior to counterspells. Intervention doesn't stop Toxic Deluge or Living Death but Mana Drain does. Then again against Supreme Verdict counterspells look pretty awful, but I think your deck would be better off with counterspells if your mana base allows it. Spellseeker is a card I have considered, but it might be too strong for this meta. I do run it in my 100% powered list and I just love it.
Hardened Scales is a card I am considering at the moment and you might see it quite soon in my list :) It is a good card but I'll have to see if it is too strong.
1 month ago
Ancestral Statue is a 1-card combo