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Glimpse of Nature
Whenever you cast a creature spell this turn, draw a card.
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Glimpse of Nature Discussion
2 days ago
That makes sense, I completely forgot to suggest Glimpse of Nature because I never consider it for budget reasons.
More counterspell backup would probably make sense, it being a combo deck and all. Actually, I'm not a huge fan of Stubborn Denial in this deck, since often when trying to combo off, you can't depend on having ferocious. Still, it could be the best option because of its cmc.
I'm not sure that Bramblewood Paragon or Blight Mamba fit all that well in here, though the snake could be worth it as a resilient threat. However, the paragon doesn't really do all that much in the deck. You have few creatures that actually need to deal combat damage, and the ones that do all have evasion of their own (except for Blight Mamba). It just feels like your combat-based win-conditions aren't important enough to justify spending a slot on a trample-enabler.
However, I do feel that running a haste enabler that plays better with Ezuri might be useful to kill out of nowhere with your infect creatures. Lightning Greaves stops you from buffing the creature you're hasting out, which can put a damper on some plays. I would suggest Swiftfoot Boots to help with this, and give some infinite mana combos you have some more redundancy.
2 days ago
I keep going back and forth on Fauna Shaman just due to how easy it is to remove, maybe I'll give it another shot though. I do agree more draw would be useful, though I'm more likely to lean on the blue draw spells just for mana efficiency purposes. I'm thinking about adding Glimpse of Nature as opposed to Lifecrafter's Bestiary, but usually games don't get to the point where I have 7 mana to dump into something like Tishana and still be able to cast things. This is a fairly fast deck so most of the mana dorks are in there just to enable a turn 5-6(effectively, infinite turns and all) win. I'm actually thinking of dropping a couple for a little more counterspell backup like Negate.
6 days ago
Gots me a few suggestions with no real budget in mind.
First, cuts with a specific card to replace:
Cryptolith Rite for Earthcraft - doesn't need haste to get mana like Rite does.
Deceiver Exarch for Zealous Conscripts - works in your Jiki combo still but just a better card by itself by far.
Beastiary for at least 1 (possibly all) of the following Glimpse of Nature, Soul of the Harvest, and maybe Garruk's Packleader if you've got enough 3+ power creatures. - Free draw is better than paying mana
Now, just suggestions to add:
Feel free to check out my list Animar, Angry Hemorrhoid
1 week ago
Nice deck. I do have a few suggestions, most aren't really budget friendly but still good cards to work up to over time.
Some of these are admittedly low hanging fruit that I'm guessing you're already aware of but... Palinchron, Bloom Tender, Earthcraft, Glimpse of Nature, Sylvan Library, Maelstrom Wanderer, Glen Elendra Archmage, Stratus Dancer, Purphoros, God of the Forge, Heroic Intervention, Somberwald Sage, Selvala, Heart of the Wilds, Survival of the Fittest (available in gold border for MUCH cheaper), and Eldrazi Titans.
As far as cuts, I'd mainly suggest cutting Vorinclex, Jin Gitaxias, Kederekt Leviathan, and Consecrated Sphinx. These cards just typically come down a bit late to matter in an Animar list and Sphinx requires you to pass the turn to get value, you'd be better off with Tishana, Voice of Thunder in its place here. and several of your non creature spells like Wildest Dreams, Sylvan Scrying, Gilded Lotus, Mask of Avacyn, and Whispersilk Cloak. Also, who is your target for Flamekin Harbinger?
Anyways, feel free to check out my list, mines less combo and more of a combo/aggro hybrid. Animar, Angry Hemorrhoid
1 week ago
Uhm... I know the card is great, but isn't 7 copies of Glimpse of Nature a bit too much? :p
1 week ago
When you have drawn your library, you should have some large amount of mana from doing the (normally infinite) mana loop, which is not enough to win the game but enough to let you do just about anything else. The first, most important step of this loop is that every time you draw into Green Sun's Zenith, you should be casting it, so that you don't deck out. Be sure to have around 10 or more creatures on the battlefield, just to be sure you're netting enough mana with Gaea's Cradle.
To begin, shuffle Green Sun's Zenith into your library, then get Gaea's Cradle into your graveyard and return it to your library with Temur Sabertooth and Nantuko Tracer. If it's stuck in your hand, you can use Glamerdye to Retrace it into the graveyard, where it is then able to be put into the library with Tracer. Next, cast Crop Rotation, sacrificing a land you have on the battlefield. Search for Gaea's Cradle, put it on the battlefield, then tap it for some amount of mana. Next, use Temur Sabertooth and Nantuko Tracer to put Crop Rotation back into your library, and then draw it, usually by just bouncing a dork and replaying it, taking advantage of Glimpse of Nature's draw trigger.
At this point, you should have a land in your graveyard, a tapped Gaea's Cradle, and Crop Rotation in your hand. Next, use Temur Sabertooth and Nantuko Tracer to put the land that you sacrificed earlier back into your library, then sacrifice Gaea's Cradle to Crop Rotation in order to find it. You then put Gaea's Cradle back into your library with Tracer, and continue looping Crop Rotation and Nantuko Tracer in order to continually generate more and more mana. This allows you to generate infinite green without decking out, thanks to Green Sun's Zenith, and you can then convert it to infinite blue, and subsequently perform the winning loops as normal.
The Glimpse combo is convoluted, but thankfully, it doesn't add any extra dead pieces to the deck.
1 month ago
have you thought of something like Sword of Feast and Famine or Glimpse of Nature . Sword allows you to play all the cards youve just drawn, and glimpse lets you draw more cards if youre playing your creatures you just drew into after you attacked.
1 month ago
If you find yourself with an Infinite Animar, Soul of Elements & Genesis Hydra in hand then you're setup to grab exactly what you need at the time. Can also tutor for Genesis Hydra with Imperial Recruiter.
Another Combo which just blows up the game is Glimpse of Nature + Ancestral Statue. Typically I'll rock this out and draw 20 cards at a time. Making sure to hold or bounce Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre or Kozilek, Butcher of Truth before proceeding to discard. It's possible to mill yourself but if you've got untapped mana before kicking this combo off, you're pretty much always set. Even if the Eldrazis are in the last 10 cards of your deck, you've still most likely won at this point.