Mayael the Anima

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

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Legality

Format Legality
Block Constructed Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Unformat Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Noble Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Leviathan Legal

Mayael the Anima occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Mayael the Anima Discussion

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Mayael’s Overwhelming Stampede

17 hours ago

Hi there,

Mayael the Anima was my first commander deck. I no longer run her, but there are a few things that I learned while playing her:

1) Protection is key: Because of her ability, Mayael is a lightning rod for removal. I'd think about including cards like Swiftfoot Boots, Lightning Greaves, Dense Foliage (you aren't running much targeted removal anyways), Aspect of Mongoose, or some Umbras.

2) You need a back-up plan: You've already have a few ways besides Mayael to cheat creatures in, but I would highly recommend Hunting Grounds, as well as more ramp/mana doublers like Mirari's Wake

3) Top deck manipulation is the most important thing: In addition to Mirri's Guile, consider adding Sensei's Divining Top, Crystal Ball, Congregation at Dawn, and Scroll Rack (if you have the budget)

Also, some haste enablers like Rhythm of the Wild would be good. And I see that the pair of Avacyn, Angel of Hope/Sigarda, Host of Herons have already been suggested. I would consider the third member of the holy trinity, Archetype of Endurance, for complete protection.

Klapmeyer94 on Mayael EDH Primer

1 week ago

Hello KindredDiscovery,

I must say that your decklist is by far the best I've seen. And your explanation on how to build a deck around Mayael the Anima is greatly appreciated. Made me think long and hard about the one that I just made. I recently watched a Star City Games video with Danny West's Mayael deck and he kept talking about a card named Impromptu Raid. I was wondering if that would be an ideal addition to a Mayael Deck?

If you could take a look at my deck and maybe give some feedback on it; I would greatly appreciate it! Mayael the Anima Creature Showdown

Omniscience_is_life on She Likes 'em T H I C C | EDH Primer

2 weeks ago

A well-oiled Mayael the Anima deck runs like a machine, and this fits the bill. Love the use of Mirri's Guile, might have to use that in my Atla Palani, Nest Tender deck!

Sultai_Sir on Fun Commanders for a Timmy ...

1 month ago

My favorite Timmy commander is definitely Mayael the Anima. She does everything that you want a timmy commander to do: Make big things/enable big things. If you want a less conventional Timmy deck, check out my deck The Deck that Death Forgot. You're often cranking out tokens and big bois consistently by turn 6, and even as early as turn 3!

Mj3913 on Maro's Core Set 2021 Teaser

1 month ago

List Continued

Note: re:Above list. Serra has no creature legendary so it may exclude her.

  1. Arcanis the Omnipotent
  2. Bosh, Iron Golem
  3. Dakkon Blackblade
  4. Eight-and-a-Half-Tails
  5. Haakon, Stromgald Scourge
  6. Higure, the Still Wind
  7. Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni
  8. Jaya Ballard (one creature, 2 walkers)
  9. Karona, False God
  10. Kresh the Bloodbraided
  11. Lyzolda, the Blood Witch
  12. Malfegor
  13. Maralen of the Mornsong
  14. Mayael the Anima
  15. Momir Vig, Simic Visionary
  16. Morinfen
  17. Phage the Untouchable
  18. Raksha Golden Cub
  19. Reaper King
  20. Rith, the Awakener
  21. Sakashima the Impostor
  22. Seshiro the Anointed
  23. Sisters of Stone Death

So now figure out which ones are most likely to fit into Tefiri's Past/Lore. Still say Sidar is most likely, But Jaya as another creature card could be possible I suppose.

BMHKain on Sparky-chan's Multiverse Transcending Gods

1 month ago

(WOW... It's been so long. So where do we begin?)

As of this Post, I now need to cut 47 Cards to get to the 99 + 1 CMDR Ruling.

If what CommandCast (JoshLeeKwai) said about Planeswalkers being awesome w/ the best NOT needing to use an Ultimate for a way to use a Walker for that Reason Alone, the Following is to Stay; like it or not:

Aminatou, the Fateshifter: A Quasi-Sensei's Divining Top-Like Effect +1, & Instantaneous Flickering -1, are VITAL here. Why would you give your already Awesome Board State to Someone Else entirely?

Chandra, Awakened Inferno/Chandra, Torch of Defiance: The First Chandra in this case can't be Countered as a Static Ability; & her +2 can easily be repeatable; & Scorch all opponents as a Wincon Altogether; plus, it DOESN'T target, so it Bypasses Hexproof or "Super-Hexproof". Torch of Defiance's first +1 goes Impulsive Draw (WotC, you need an Evergreen Term for that; pronto. YOU HEAR ME???), so it goes well w/ Aminatou's +1, & even the Top: which will be used ALOT. Even otherwise, 2 Damage to Each Opponent; again, Anti "Super-Hexproof". Plus, her other +1 is literal Mana Ramp "Add ."

Elspeth, Sun's Champion: +1 for 3 White Soldier Creature Tokens? -3 to essentially Wipe a board of Mayael the Anima/Atla Palani, Nest Tender made Army of Gluttonous Fat? Awesome. Even her -7 Ultimate gives your creatures +2/+2 & Flying. This is Not always needed, but soaring in the Air can be useful in a Pinch.

Garruk Wildspeaker: OH. CRAP. This is massive. Garruk #1's +1 can Untap Lands; especially ones that enter play Tapped, or hell, reuse them for Mana & Abilities. His -1 creates a 3/3 Beast. I'd say anything about his -4, but Garruk, Cursed Huntsman already has a -6 that's basically the same thing; but in a way that makes me ask: "WotC? How do you kill off Emblems?"

Jace, the Mind Sculptor: If he is that OP, be it his +2 to Fateseal anyone; EVEN YOU when you want to Get an Advantage. 0 is a Literal Top Effect. -1 bounces a Creature back to it's owner's hand. -12 might be why this was OP when it was released back when Worldwake was released. Exiling a Library is amazing, & forcing one to use their Hand as a Library would mean one thing: Ashiok, Dream Render. Forbidding your opponents to Search for the one Key Card needed. Ashiok, Dream Render + Jace, the Mind Sculptor may be Ultimate Excessive, but I'd keep either anyway.

Nahiri, the Harbinger: Her +2 Has her Rummaging (Discard one to Draw one), but she shines in Exiling. She can Exile an Enchantment as one-shot Removal, & by Tapping either a Creature or Artifact, they are just as susceptible from such Exiling. As you have Zilch other Creatures, Nahiri's -8 won't work there. Even your Artifice isn't worth Tutoring just to keep into play by Aminatou's Flickering. An amazing Walker All-Around.

Nissa, Vital Force: Her +1 Turns a Land you control into a 5/5 Elemental Creature with Haste that's still a Land. -3 even can recur a Permanent from your Grave to your Hand.

Oko, Thief of Crowns: Oko's +2 has Oko being his own Chef w/ Food Tokens all over. His +1 is the closest Superfriends/Avengers has for a Humility w/ A Planeswalker Spark. Why would you trade anything w/ his -5 when you should ,make them suffer for Allowing WotC to BanHammer Oko, Thief of Crowns is EVERY FORMAT; Official or not, LIKE IT OR NOT.

Sarkhan Unbroken: He can +1 to Draw you a Card, & Add one Mana of any Color. Already he's a Brute; but even his -2 can grant you a 4/4 Red Dragon Token w/ Flying. Why would you suffer to use his Ultimate to Search for nothing?

Tezzeret the Seeker: You can Untap 2 Artifacts for +1, but this can also be used as a Tutor for your Artifacts. -X, & it Enters the Battlefield; requiring it to be Tapped on the Rules Text or not. Either way, you're getting a Machine; so why would you convert any of them into Vanilla Artifact Creatures? That kinda ruins the Purpose...

Vivien, Monsters' Advocate: A Stretch? Yes. A Static Ability in Mono- to look at the top of your Library at any time? OMG Yes! A Durdle Maker for +1 that makes a 3/3 Green Creature Token for the Choice of a Reach Counter, Vigilance Counter, or the OBVIOUS Trample Counter? You don't even need her -2 to Tutor up Fat when you have so much versatility here! Now how to Distribute all those counters to other Creature Tokens... XP

Xenagos, the Reveler: Get an Army of Tokens Ready. For +1, You Add X in any combination of & where X = Number of Creatures you control. & for 0, Xenagos creates a 2/2 Red & Green Satyr Creature Token with Haste. Why would you Exile the Top 7 Cards on your Library just to get even one Land?; there isn't that many lands regardless!

Alright. These are my best Walkers with no real need to use their Ultimate in Superfriends/Avengers (Sorta for a couple.). These are all to be kept in this deck though their use of Consistency. I'd like some suggestions for what to/what not to cut though. Yes, I need help yet again. Or should I get that help from the Forums? Either way, I hope it helps this time. I've other things to Attend to...

A Sen Triplets Aikido Deck...

A Zirda, the Dawnwaker Activation Cost Matters Deck...

A Pramikon, Sky Rampart Toughness Matters Deck...

A Vorthos Deck Centering around my Biggest Fear; It's Like Merinthophobia, but the Sub-Phobia of Being Gagged also applies at the same Time creating a New, Unnamed Phobia for the Vorthos Deck to be Based Upon (Companion Mandatory for Thematic Reason!)...

Many Updates to my old Decks...

Even a Pet Project of mine Outside the MTG Community.

Welp, now I have to do Mental Healing to prepare for MY OWN Vorthos Deck. I wonder what YouTube has...

...I mean, every TV Show/Movie/Literary Fiction/Interactive Fiction/Real World Event/etc. has it. There is no such thing as even one concept of media not having this. Sorry for that Episode, but it truly feels like it Transcends beyond Omni-(Insert Anything/Everything/Azathoth (Yep. I'm going H.P. Lovecraft on this.) Here.)

...

I'll Work on my Pet Project until I elicit a Response. Thanks again for what help you can. :)

& sorry again for the last few bits of this comment. X/

Farycane on Jalira, Drunken Molyporphist

2 months ago

This could work, the base idea is from an Mayael Deck which was mentioned on command zone. Some guy there runs a Mayael the Anima with a stack of maybe 80 Power 5 or greater creatures, and chooses at random which (i think it was 20) he plays this game, without looking :D

ZendikariWol on Suggestions for a first deck ...

2 months ago

So here are the suggestions thus far:

From yourself, Gishath, Sun's Avatar, Atla Palani, Nest Tender, and Nikya of the Old Ways.

dbpunk suggested Xenagos, God of Revels (with another vote from triproberts12.

seshiro_of_the_orochi suggested Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma.

Vimozahr flew in with a host of suggestions: Selvala, Heart of the Wilds, one or more Naya Dino Commanders, The Ur-Dragon, the C13 Naya Commanders (Mayael the Anima, Gahiji, Honored One, and Marath, Will of the Wild), any number of colorless Eldrazi commanders, and Ruric Thar, the Unbowed.

I suggested Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith, Kestia, the Cultivator, Tana, the Bloodsower with either Akiri, Line-Slinger or Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder, or Otrimi, the Ever-Playful.

Brutal_B suggested Kruphix, God of Horizons.

And, finally, GoblinElectromancer swoops in with Ezuri, Renegade Leader.


Not posting to provide opinions, this is just the ones in consideration.

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