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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
7 hours ago
I don't know...just brainstorming.
2 weeks ago
I took a look on the gatherer searching for cards with the text "power 5 or greater" and found a few cards that I think would be good for dinos.
Drumhunter, Exuberant Firestoker, Feed the Clan, Godtracker of Jund, maybe Mayael the Anima, Mayael's Aria, Mighty Emergence, Mycoid Shepherd, maybe Spearbreaker Behemoth, Spellbreaker Behemoth, Sunseed Nurturer, and Where Ancients Tread.
3 weeks ago
While my first deck was Mayael the Anime I can say that her placement is fair. In the highest level of play this deck could stretch its standing to a 2.5 tier.
The deck does have many pros that can give it an edge to most others, but at the end of the day the RNG is somewhat high. That's why I wouldn't put it higher than a 2.5, because there are decks that can more consistently win the game earlier.
You are playing massive creatures so naturally you will have some dead cards in your hand at the beginning of the game. There are times when Its ok to keep an all land opening hand due to this problem. That being said there are ways to make this less punishing such as Eureka. This can win you the game extremely early. The problem with this is that its a single card in a 100 card deck. Other "cheat into play" cards such as Sneak Attack further counterbalance the big creature con.
Late game this deck is in a pretty good place. The only decks that can beat a set up Mayael the Anima deck is blue and black to a small degree. Blue decks can steal your big baddies or bounce them making you hard cast them again. Black decks have Black Sun's Zenith which they can search for. While you don't need Mayael the Anima in play to get the win, it does speed up the process. Blightsteel Colossus and Xenagos, God of Revels is the main one shot kill you are looking for.
I would consider changing this deck to a 2.5, but would understand if it stayed in the tier 3 category due to its cons.
While this is my deck, Its the only one I could find that used Eureka. Most other decks will be fairly similar due to the deck requirements. Although, my deck is not the kind that cares what others are doing. I just race to the top of the mountain and try to stay there.
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1 month ago
1 month ago
Yeah, Primal Surge has indeed been a flop once due to the instants and sorceries. Mayael the Anima and Gleam of Battle are definitely going to be on the chopping board as I don't attack with Ramos at all and as you say, Mayael hasn't got many targets. Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis has been surprisingly good as a peacekeeper, players are less likely to attack me when he's on the field as they enjoy his benefits. Conflux is so perfect, I'm not sure why I didn't consider it. I'll take the others into consideration, Kalonian Hydra works well for the deck because he can buff Ramos without having to attack. Thanks for the suggestions.
1 month ago
Death's Presence is good because you can dump counters onto Ramos or other creatures. Necropolis Regent gets out of hand fast, as does Kalonian Hydra. Drana, Liberator of Malakir is decent for buffing your army for only 3 mana. Chasm Skulker and Hangarback Walker are great ways to utilize those +1/+1 counters to make a big board state. In tandem with Vorel of the Hull Clade, you can run Gilder Bairn which can also double planeswalker loyalty if you need it. Casting Conflux while Ramos is in play tutors for a bunch of cards that you can then cast immediately, like Doubling Season for your green card and Tamiyo, Field Researcher for either your white or blue card.For cards to take out, Mayael the Anima is the first because have only 4 creatures that she can grab, which means she will miss a lot of her activations. Gleam of Battle and Forced Adaptation are very low impact cards. You run too many instant and sorcery cards for Primal Surge to be reliable and can often turn into paying 10 mana to get little to nothing for it. Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis don't even synergize with the deck other than giving Ramos 4 +1/+1 counters, which Saskia the Unyielding can do, and she can deliver some mean beats in this deck as well. Borborygmos, Tariel, Vorosh, and Oloro are all good cards to cut as well.