Mayael the Anima


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual 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

BMHKain on BMHKain

4 days ago

Got it. Got plans for other decks in the future. Not sure if they'll be realized, though; they are Mayael the Anima which I've seen enough decks to know how it works, & Sliver Overlord tribal, which I plan to be a tribute to a very ancient EDH player... He used Sliver Queen though... I'll zip my trap from here, & work on such lists as my thought process goes...

BMHKain on Gorm & Virtus, Schild und Schwert

4 days ago

Well, any sugestions for cuts? Maybe some replacements? I'm actually thinking of doing Okaun, Eye of Chaos & Zndrsplt, Eye of Wisdom after Mayael the Anima & Sliver Overlord... Eh, heh...

Amyas on Flower Girl

1 week ago

Seedborn Muse grants a activation of Mayael the Anima on everyone's turn.

S1ayerMonkey on What are some fun mono ...

3 weeks ago

I've recently completed building a deck based around Whisper, Blood Liturgist where the main idea is to get big creatures into the graveyard and then recur them. Originally I wanted to try a dimir version of Mayael the Anima, but there just aren't enough cards to do so effectively. This left a reanimator strategy.

Most mono-black reanimator decks seem to be built on one or more of three creature types: Zombies, Demons, and/or Vampires. In the spirit of the original concept, I want to avoid something you'd typically see in mono black and just play some fun non-zombie, non-vampire, and non-demon creatures.

I'd like to get suggestions for some fun to play fatties for a casual or mid-level commander setting.

I know there will be suggestions of the beloved Grave Titan or the new Torgaar, Famine Incarnate, so I'll just throw out there that I'd really prefer to stay away from super obvious suggestions. Perhaps suggest a card like Devouring Strossus, or Distended Mindbearer, or some other unusual card.

Thanks in advance!

The current version of the deck is here:

Whisper, Blood Liturgist

Commander / EDH S1ayerMonkey


Chubbyslim on Mayael Big Stompy

1 month ago

The only issue with Zacama, Primal Calamity is that if you cheat him into play with Mayael the Anima, his etb won't untap your lands.

Liscom on Dino Tribal (please help)

1 month ago

Thank you so much for your advice. You are totally right with Sun crowned hunter - he is not worth it and I used his slot to put in Needletooth Raptor.

Also Mayael the Anima was in the list for a while already. However, I only have 13 Cards with which she could interact - and I think my mana is to valiable for such a gamble (For an average, 20 creatures should have a power of 5 or more to give each ability activation at least one card to pick).

Why is Looming Altisaur a thing?!

Spazik008 on Chaos Brawl

1 month ago

Hey folks, I'm playing in a casual paper league and the format is "Chaos Brawl". Based on the sets I pulled I'm going with Mayael the Anima. My sets were:

  • 4th Edition
  • Shards of Alara
  • Alara Reborn
  • Lowryn
  • Rise of the Eldrazi
  • Kaladash

Here's the deck:

Chaos Brawl Mayael

cdkime on Emrakul Commander???

1 month ago

I am going to second legendofa. With Eldrazi in the running, Mayael the Anima is going to be incredibly powerful.

I have not done an in-depth look at the sets you pulled, but my gut says you might have a hard time ramping in colourless--after all, effecient mana rocks have not been printed in every set. Green ramp, however, is a common enough staple that you probably want access to that colour. Fourth edition even gives you such gems as

To show you how great Mayael's colours are, particularly with access to a powerful ancient set, I did a quick Gatherer search and wanted to point out the following notable cards:

Also, don't forget you have access to Strip Mine and Mana Vault.

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