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Creature — Illusion
When Palinchron enters the battlefield, untap up to seven lands.
: Return Palinchron to its owner's hand.
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Last_Laugh on Animar
6 days ago
Ok the first thing Im noticing here is 34 non-creature spells. That's an absurdly high count for Animar and you want half that TOPS (I run 12 myself).
There should be 0 mana rocks (sol ring is debatable... I don't run it) and 0 Cultivate type cards here (Crop Rotation is ok if you have Gaea's Cradle tier lands to look up). Your mana fixing comes from mana dorks or creatures that search up lands, so just keep those and drop the rest. Vizier of the Menagerie should replace Chromatic Lantern. Also look into Cloud of Faeries and Peregrine Drake (Palinchron too if you can afford it).
Doubling Season should be Hardened Scales... you can do a LOT with the 4 mana you save and the effect is relevant earlier here.
I could go on still but I'm just posting a link to my list for ideas. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid
1 week ago
Untap twice giving you 7 mana and 7 untapped lands, return for , cast again for , netting you 3 mana each time?
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The first thing I'm noticing is 30 non creature spells in the deck. With Animar, you want about 15 TOPS (I run 12).
Your Signets, Cultivate etc. should be mana dorks. Anything from Birds of Paradise, Bloom Tender, Somberwald Sage, Shaman of Forgotten Ways, Sylvan Caryatid, or Beastcaller Savant. There's loads more options but this covers some of the best options.
I'd suggest finding room for Heroic Intervention for boardwipe protection. Ancestral Statue goes infinite with Animar and enough mana or counters on Animar (return Ancestral Statue to your hand over and over with its' own ETB). Cloudstone Curio, Equilibrium, and/or Temur Sabertooth are all great options for abusing ETB's.
I could continue but I'm just posting a link to my list for ideas. Feedback, upvotes, and ideas are appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid
1 week ago
- Scorner Of Cowardice -> Scorner of Cowardice
- removed an extra "Comment:" that found its way into a card spoiler
- typo fix
- moved the card comments into the spoilers
- added short comment to Aether Backlash
- replaced the mention of Paradox Engine with another card mentioned later in the thread to clarify an anti-lockdown intent
- made "Comment:"s bold to clarify to indicate they're not part of their respective cards
- Added Mishra's Isolator
- Made all flavor text into italics
- Restricted Mishra's Isolator from chosing the stack
- Split Vengeful Pilgrim's second ability into two to avoid unintentional lockdown with Intruder Alarm (was previously just "Spells and abilities can't cause permanents to tap or untap.")
I really like how Stranglehold hoses some mechanics that can be boring (and the fun flavor text exemplifying red's anti-intellectualism is a nice bonus). Because of this, I thought I'd brainstorm some cards in the same spirit by similarly hating on arguably cheesy stuff in Commander, e.g. staples, lockdown and various kinds of infinitive combos (while trying to avoid letting my cards enable such shenanigans themselves).
Would appreciate feedback and other cards in a similar vein (maybe an Eminensce/Oloro interactor?), especially from actual cEDH people as I'm not too familiar with the cutthroat realm of 2-3 turn victories myself. Since I feel Stranglehold is too conservatively costed for a kinda niche card, so I might have gone overboard with my below creations by e.g. making them creatures and/or giving them too low CMC. Also, right now the hating is mostly done trough some sort of loss of life or downright prevention; suggestions on mixing things up a bit more would be particularly appreciated.
Scorner of Cowardice Show
Enchantment Creature - Minotaur Warrior
You may cast this spell as though it had flash if you pay more to cast it.
Whenever a spell or ability causes a nonland permanent to return to its owner's hand, Scorner of Cowardice deals 2 damage to the controller of that spell or ability.
"The only reason to leave the battlefield is victory or oblivion."
Comment: Meant to hate on Cyclonic Rift and e.g. Cloudstone Curio. The flash option is there to provide some risk for Rift in particular. The nonland clause is primarily meant to avoid causing unjustified collateral damage to Karoos and Moonfolk but I dunno if that leads to some infinitive combos slipping under the radar. Flavorwise it's meant to be a Nyx creature associated with Mogis or maybe Iroas/Purphoros.
Vengful Pilgrim Show
Creature - Human Knight
If a player would begin an extra turn, that player skips that turn instead.
Spells and abilities can't cause permanents controlled by the controller of those spells and abilities to untap.
Spells and abilities can't cause permanents not controlled by the controller of those spells and abilities to tap.
"I will honor Zhalfir's memory with the blood of time mages."
Comment: Provides an obstacle for e.g. Palinchron(Scorner of Cowardice doesn't really faze it currently) and Derevi, Empyrial Tactician. Flavor-wise, it's a Kwende knockoff (although this one isn't looking for Teferi specifically since he's widely believed to be dead). Was changed from white to red as it primarily hates on mechanics associated with blue (and to a lesser extent white due to the tapping).
Creature - Human Adivsor
"For there to be order in a nation, all must follow the same clock."
Patent Keeper Show
Creature - Human Advisor
Whenever a spell or ability copies a spell or permanent, the controller of the first spell or ability loses 2 life.
Comment: Meant to hate on Storm and e.g. Kiki-Jiki. The extort is there to make it less niche (also because it's funny).
Creature - Human Shaman
If a player would draw a card while their library has no cards in it, they do not win or lose and Pyromaniac deals 5 damage to that player instead.
Hellbent - (unfinished)
"If your head is empty, fill it with fire!"
Comment: Obvious anti-Lab man (although I kinda feel obliged to reference Pyromania somehow). The wording feels overly specific since the "win" clause is currently only relevant when the card's opposite is involved. The hypothetical Hellbent ability is there to give it something to do outside of being a hater (and goes nicely with the flavor text), but I dunno what to put there. Could be some kind of bonus damage but it would have to be sufficiently distinct from Anthem of Rakdos, or add without being neither underwhelming nor abuseable.
Aether Backlash Show
Whenever a spell or ability causes a card to be put from exile onto the battlefield, Aether Backlash deals 3 damage to the controller of that spell or ability.
Mishra's Isolator (new) Show
As Mishra's Isolator enters the battlefield, choose a zone other than the battlefield or the stack.
Cards in the chosen zone loses all abilities.
It permits no interference.
Comment: Following my own suggestion, this shuts down Oloro, Derevi's commander tax-defying shenanigans and the Eminence people. Other than that niche it can also be used to hose e.g. Anger and Cycling; I dunno if that makes it too unfun. I'm also a bit unsure how it works with casting-relevant stuff like Kicker.
2 weeks ago
Looking at your list, you have too many disjointed combos that don't bring enough to the table by themselves. For example, you have the Mike+Trike combo which you can assemble from TaN, however at this point you could just as easily assemble your infintie mana Palinchron combo. You have Lich's Mastery + Horizon Chimera which works with Labman, but almost no other actual draw card effects in the deck that let you capitalise on it. And then you have Duskmantle + Mindcrank combo which is anther infinite mana outlet however mindcrank serves little purpose outside of the combo other than to paint a target on you.
you also have very few lands for such a high average CMC and especailly for a deck that does run the Palinchron combo.
So a few suggestions - cards like Kruphix, God of Horizons don't really add much value here, neither does Clever Impersonator or Kozilek, Butcher of Truth. They are just expensive and slow. Market Festival should be land fetching based ramp like Farseek or Nature's Lore - it helps with the the palinchron combo and it's much cheaper to cast. you don't want to spen 4 mana on a ramp spell unless it gives you that much value (think Skyshroud Claim).
Muldrotha, the Gravetide is great as commander, but in the 99 and especially in this list it feels out of place. You have barely any fetch lands and as recursion a Seasons Past would do much more work.