Dream Stalker


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Jace vs Vraska Common
Time Spiral Common

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Dream Stalker

Creature — Illusion

When Dream Stalker enters the battlefield, return a permanent you control to its owner's hand.

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Dream Stalker Discussion

abby315 on LF: Aluren EDH pieces H: ...

3 weeks ago

Building another EDH deck, this time it's Elves PLUS Prossh, put together! (Quiet list plug: do you like FREE STUFF?) Need help with some of the missing cards. The >$1 ones I need are:

Thrasios, Triton Hero
Tymna the Weaver
Enlightened Tutor
Arcane Denial
Vampiric Tutor
Krosan Grip
Swan Song
Fellwar Stone
Paradox Engine
Noxious Revival
Isochron Scepter

I am especially anxious to get the two partner commanders!

I also need some dinky stuff like: Dream Stalker, Parasitic Strix, Man-o'-War, Prismatic Lens , Xantid Swarm and Veteran Explorer.

Here's my binder. There's only a few things in there I'd be reluctant to trade for the above pieces.

Some notable things for trade: foil MM3 Damnation, Glimpse the Unthinkable, FTV Boseiju, Who Shelters All, Glen Elendra Archmage, etc. All the Masterpieces are correctly marked: Torrential Gearhulk, Combustible Gearhulk, No Mercy, and Attrition. There's value up and down in there, I promise!

Comments below or on my binder please!

TY in advance!

greyninja on Animar, Soul of Ass-Kickery!!

3 weeks ago

Hey I hope you're still working on this! You commented on my deck and it took me a bit to get back as well. I know I +1'd a long ass time ago lol

Since you are going all creatures: you need to find ones that fulfil roles of noncreature spells.

Wood Elves, Farhaven Elf, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Coiling Oracle, maybe Ondu Giant. You have Solemn Simulacrum and Birds of Paradise which are fantastic. There's really expensive ramp too, like Bloom Tender and Lotus Cobra

Phyrexian Ingester, Duplicant, Flametongue Kavu, Inferno Titan... Reclamation Sage, Ainok Survivalist, Manglehorn, Woodfall Primus... Mystic Snake, Draining Whelk...

I could not agree more with hintseeker's first point about drawing cards and utilizing colorless creatures. That's the meat n potatoes of the deck

I like Shaman of the Great Hunt; but not everybody does! It can chug along and turns all your creatures into pseudo-vampires. What's not to like? Thrasios, Triton Hero has a similar draw ability. Rashmi, Eternities Crafter is rad. Prime Speaker Zegana can be huge. Vizier of the Menagerie is a cool new card. Elvish Visionary and Wall of Blossoms just went back into my deck. I don't run Sages of the Anima since I'm running noncreature spells I want to draw, but it would be great in here once you've decided you've played enough lands. Filter them out for multiple creatures per draw. Oracle of Mul Daya is a thing too, and Magus of the Future

To put Cloud of Faeries, Peregrine Drake, Great Whale, and Palinchron into perspective; imagine the payoff of untapping all your lands after casting multiple creature spells and just keep going. Now bounce one of them with Shrieking Drake/Dream Stalker/Man-o'-War, cast again, keep going. With enough +1/+1 counters on animar: Temur Sabertooth can bounce them for infinite mana and infinite animar counters (Cloud of Faeries needs lands like Izzet Boilerworks/Gruul Turf/Simic Growth Chamber). Deadeye Navigator can also gain infinite mana via "Flicker" effect. Lastly, Tidespout Tyrant bouncing any two colorless and/or land-untapping creatures you control goes infinite. Whether it's eldrazi or morph doesn't matter. Ancestral Statue alone bounces itself into an infinite animar

Obviously I've given way too many suggestions. Choose what works for you and your budget. Also every playgroup/meta is different.

You have some bangers in here like Maelstrom Wanderer, Craterhoof Behemoth, Phyrexian Metamorph, etc. Anger and Ogre Battledriver are great for an aggro deck like this

Cards I would take out: Ancient Silverback, Enclave Elite, Frontier Guide, Hanweir Lancer, AEther Membrane, Primal Clay, Young Wolf, etc. Instead of running something like Grazing Gladehart; invest in a Purphoros, God of the Forge mwahahaha

Above all, have fun! Cheers!

CheapDecks101 on Quest For The Holy Grail

1 month ago

matchgrizzle you're totally right. It was unclear and I'll totally fix it. The plan is that but you will also play a Faerie Impostor or wait a turn then play a Dream Stalker on turn three.

JaysomeDecks on Animar EDH - explosive non-infinite

3 months ago

Shrieking Drake and Man-o'-War are fantastic for repeatable counters on Animar. per +1/+1 counter, just like you Dream Stalker.

They go off really well with Chromatic Lantern and Vizier of the Menagerie. (I will also strongly recommend the Vizier just by himself, as you can, with a few counters on Animar, easily cast through a large portion of your deck before hitting a non-creature card)

Deepglow Skate really gets Animar up to lethal quickly. 1 counter on cast, then double the total.

Increasing Savagery puts counters on way faster than casting creatures, and is fantastic for recovering from a boardwipe.

Paradoxical Outcome is probably my highest recommended card. Bounce all your creatures except Animar, keeping his counters so you can dump them all back for cheap, regaining your ETBs, extra counters, etc. heck, that's good enough. But you also draw a card for each creature bounced this way. With enough counters on Animar, this could be a game winning card. And it's second use, bounce everything including Animar to save from a boardwipe.

greyninja on I want to build an ...

3 months ago

I've been playing Animar, Soul of Elements for over four years and he's suuuper fun. I highly recommend it!

Here's the link to my deck so you can check it out. It's moved beyond a budget build, but it has a lot of the cheapo staples like Shrieking Drake, Ancestral Statue, Dream Stalker, Man-o'-War, Temur Sabertooth, Peregrine Drake, Cloud of Faeries, etc

I'd absolutely recommend picking up Cloudstone Curio and Purphoros, God of the Forge. Curio let's you capitalize on your ETB triggers, and purph will bring down the house on your opponents

Palinchron can go infinite with animar and enough blue-producing lands. Deadeye Navigator and Great Whale are more staples.

You'll definitely need all the draw-card sources you can get. Animar tends to puke your hand onto the board quickly, leaving you open to boardwipes. Soul of the Harvest, Shaman of the Great Hunt, Primordial Sage, Zendikar Resurgent, Consecrated Sphinx if you can afford it, etc

To stop wipes you can use Mystic Snake, Draining Whelk, Stratus Dancer, etc. Interaction like Duplicant and Phyrexian Ingester are always good ideas. Ainok Survivalist, Reclamation Sage, Indrik Stomphowler, and Acidic Slime are all good

That's all from me for now. Be sure to swing by edhrec.com for a bazillion more ideas!

greyninja on Animar & friends!

3 months ago

@WesRobs, Lurking Predators was a card I played for a while in 60-card. Idk how I traded them all away. Definitely something I would consider. If it lasts; you can gain more than enough value from one lap around in multiplayer. It would be really great with something like Vizier of the Menagerie and/or Sensei's Divining Top.

@s0up, animar can build a large boardstate very fast. That's my plan in 1v1, just smoke em.

If you puke your hand onto the board too early in multi ppl will notice and take you down. I'm running a decent amount of interaction to chug along a little harder until it combos. If I can build animar and my hand just by repeatedly bouncing something like Dream Stalker; I'm prepped to combo out... or romp the /x /x player lol

Even a few 5/5s can put in work. Imagine applying pressure (or having the ultimate blocker) with animar, plus playing stuff like Duplicant and eldrazi for free. Obviously that's an optimal outcome. I'm usually silent when I run this deck in big groups. Try not to play anything too flashy until you're ready. Almost a fifth of the deck has its power near or above 5, so it can bring the heat quick if left unchecked.

Protean Hulk is a card I wish I owned prior to the unban. It doesn't affect the board upon etb, but you can swing away and ppl will be afraid to kill it.

@KailDaemon, Rattleclaw Mystic is part of the morph package I've toyed around with a ton. Ainok Survivalist is one I just took out recently, Dwarven Blastminer is evil and has won me a few tiny leaders matches, then there's a couple I haven't tried like Willbender, Stratus Dancer, Brine Elemental, etc.

I will likely never replace Lotus Cobra. Its applications with cards like fetches, Wood Elves, Solemn Simulacrum, and the like are just too good! Rattleclaw Mystic does its job well, too. It should be in here.

Aetherflux Reservoir can get really scary really fast. If this was a dedicated 1v1 deck I'd absolutely be running it. Multiplayer I feel it'll be turn 2-3 Animar, Soul of Elements, turn 3-4 Aetherflux Reservoir, and ppl will be like hmmm I wonder what he's doing ?!... blap blap blap! I should still run it. What does anyone think could potentially come out of the deck?

Thanks for the comments! I'm always stoked on hearing everyone's ideas!

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