Mayael the Anima


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
Commander 2013 (C13) Mythic Rare
Commander's Arsenal (CMA) Mythic Rare
Shards of Alara (ALA) Mythic Rare

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Mayael the Anima

Legendary Creature — Elf Shaman

, : Look at the top five cards of your library. You may put a creature card with power 5 or greater from among them into play. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.

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Mayael the Anima Discussion

hfvalenz on Purphoros EDH/Commander

1 month ago

Well, first thing is, if you're going with Purphoros at the helm then you must remove all the cards that have either on the cost or on the text box.

Then, as you seem to want to go into Naya colors, that is , there are some legendary creatures that you can choose. Some popular Naya commanders are:

If you like to stick to Purphoros, who is also very powerful in my opinion, a good approach may be going wide with goblin tokens, inflicting lots of damage as lots of goblins would be entering the battlefield.

Bxbx on Dinosaur Tribal

1 month ago

Wow, these are quite some strong and complicated cards for a 7 year old! You might throw Scroll Rack into the mix as well. Rings of Brighthearth would be another way to copy the activated ability of Mayael the Anima.

I also noticed some cool cards in your deck that I didn't know before: I might consider Zoologist, Call of the Wild and Game Preserve for myself.

Bxbx on Extreme Dinosaurs Gishath EDH

1 month ago

Thanks for the siggestions, bushido_man96!

It's cool to hear ideas from someone who builds his dino tribal with a different commander.

At first, I also thought that cards like Coat of Arms would be unnecessary. But those hymn-like effects also increase the size of Gishath, Sun's Avatar and her triggered ability. That's why I want to give it a try.

I might consider Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip, but it might often not flip until Gishath hits the board and then it's almost too late. There aren't many more mana sinks like Thundering Spineback. The dagger may be too conditional.

Thanks for Kavu Lair! I didn't know that card. I think Soul of the Harvest is too expensive, but it's better in Mayael the Anima. Concerning Rites of Flourishing: no group hug for my play group!!!

The thing with Yavimaya Elder is, that it doesn't ramp. It just generates a ton of card advantage. This is good, but while playing I often found myself in the situation of having to discard to handsize after activating the elder.

bushido_man96 on Extreme Dinosaurs Gishath EDH

1 month ago

Hi there, I like what you've got going here. I'm working on a Dinosaur build, too, so its good to see some other approaches.

Here's the one I'm working on: Dinosaur Tribal I like the idea of triggering enrage with cards like Pyrohemia, but I'm not sure there are enough in there to make it central yet. Since most of the dinosaurs are already big, I haven't thought about running cards like Door of Destinies or Coat of Arms. I'm also running Gishath in the 99, and am going to try Mayael the Anima as the commander.

For ramp, I'm considering the new Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip and Dowsing Dagger  Flip. Growing Rites in a second Gaea's Cradle for the deck, and should hopefully prove useful later in the game with Thundering Spineback. For more card draw options, you could try Kavu Lair, Soul of the Harvest, and Rites of Flourishing. I consider Yavimaya Elder to be an almost auto include for any deck I run with green. He's really a better, green version of Solemn Simulacrum, in my opinion. Best of luck with the deck, and keep us posted on how it does!

Jopling on Red/Green Dinosaur

1 month ago

I cannot recommend Mayael the Anima enough. She works so well with dinosaurs.

bushido_man96 on Jimmy's Gishath l Game Knights #11

1 month ago

Can't wait to see how this plays out. I'm in the process of putting one of these together for my son, but using Mayael the Anima as the commander. My thoughts were to use cards like Call of the Wild and Zoologist to cheat the cost of getting the dinos out, setting up the library with Sylvan Library, Mirri's Guile, and Sensei's Divining Top.

I like Pyrohemia. Nice way to trigger the Enrage mechanic. Looks like fun!

Also just wanted to say I really enjoy your show, and I try to listen to a couple of episodes every night while I'm driving around at work. I started from the beginning of your episodes, because I figure it can help me with getting back into Magic.

Keep up the good work!

bushido_man96 on Dinosaur Tribal

1 month ago

Thanks for the suggestions and thoughts, GoldenDiggle. I think I'll include Soul of the Harvest and Lens of Clarity. I've got to start trimming now. This will be my first run at a Naya build, and have had my eye on Mayael the Anima for some time. Hopefully, it will be a fun deck that also works decent.

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