Stratus Dancer

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dragons of Tarkir (DTK) Rare

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Stratus Dancer

Creature — Djinn Monk

Flying

Megamorph (You may cast this card face down as a 2/2 creature for . Turn it face up at any time for its megamorph cost and put a +1/+1 counter on it.)

When Stratus Dancer is turned face up, counter target instant or sorcery spell.

Stratus Dancer Discussion

Last_Laugh on Animar's Creature Feature

3 weeks ago

I'm going to make several suggestions but the most glaringly obvious thing that needs work is lowering your mana curve a lot. Currently your avg. cmc is 4.74, which quite frankly is astronomically high. Your deck costs 308 mana currently... it should be about a full mana less (about 70 mana less).

Blightsteel Colossus, Emrakul, Garruk's Horde, Hamletback Goliath, Hoverguard Sweepers, Meteor Golem, Increasing Savagery, and Rishkar's Expertise should all be cut. I'm also not a fan of Jin-Gitaxias or Vorinclex here but more because I feel they're a dick move that's really not needed here. Nezahal and Consecrated Sphinx are both lackluster here as well. If you have to pass turn to get value or rely on your opponents to trigger stuff then it's not for Animar, you need to look for rewards for your own actions.

Ainok Survivalist , Den Protector , and Stratus Dancer are your 3 best morph options here and they also go infinite in Cloudstone combos. Cloud of Faeries , Great Whale , and Stadium Vendors are all infinite mana with Cloudstone. Also consider Equilibrium and/or Temur Sabertooth for another bounce enabler here. Shrieking Drake reads - spend X blue: put x +1+1 counters on Animar. Last I'm suggesting a few cards for a game ending combo line... Weird Harvest to look up Ancestral Statue + either Walking Ballista or Purphoros, God of the Forge and end the game. Ballista is the preferred finisher here and only requires 4 mana and 3x +1+1 counters on Animar (Purph needs a 5th mana but same # of counters). Also consider Spellseeker to tutor it, glimpse of nature, or ryclonic rift up.

Feel free to check out my list for inspiration. Upvotes on any of my decks is appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid

Last_Laugh on Animar EDH

1 month ago

Beast Whisperer and Primordial Sage 100% deserve spots. Stratus Dancer , Den Protector , and Ainok Survivalist too.

I run a very similar style Animar deck but I've been playing it for about 6 years now. Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Feedback, Upvotes, and/or Ideas on any of my decks is appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid

Last_Laugh on Who needs Profit of Kruphix anyway? (cEDH)

1 month ago

Nice job upgrading this thing. I do still have a few suggestions though.

First, Glimpse of Nature ... then Spellseeker to look it, Cyclonic Rift, etc. up.

Equilibrium and/or Temur Sabertooth as backups to Cloudstone.

Tishana, Voice of Thunder instead of Zegana. Much easier to cast even if it draws less cards... that double blue and green is tricky.

Stratus Dancer instead of one of your non-creature counterspells. Also consider Draining Whelk .

Earthcraft is also crazy good here.

Last_Laugh on Animar, Soul of Elements EDH

2 months ago

There's 2 of your categories that need the most work... card advantage and ramp. Rocks needs to disappear altogether because neither your ramp or rock sections are how you want to ramp in Animar. Use mana dorks like Birds of Paradise , Shaman of Forgotten Ways , Rishkar, Peema Renegade , Somberwald Sage , and guys like Sakura-Tribe Elder and Wood Elves (many more options). The only card I'd keep out of rocks/ramp is Utopia sprawl.

Card Advantage I'd switch Fathom Mage for Beast Whisperer. Urban Evolution and Rishkar's Expertise are really bad here, you can do a lot more with that much mana. Primordial Sage , Tishana, Voice of Thunder , Momir Vig, Simic Visionary , and Vizier of the Menagerie are all much better options.

I'd also switch your counterspells for creature versions like Stratus Dancer , Draining Whelk , Siren Stormtamer , and/or Glen Elendra Archmage .

Anyways, feel free to check out my list for inspiration. It's also a bit of a hybrid that wins through combat or combo. Upvotes and/or Ideas on any of my decks is appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid

Hc_Clan on Stompy Animar

2 months ago

Not of This World is so niche. You're in blue, please consider Negate . Or if you want more synergies with Animar Stratus Dancer :)

Last_Laugh on Animar 1/1 Counters Commander

2 months ago

Animar is unique in the sense that general deckbuilding rules get thrown right out the window. In Animar you want about 15 non-creature spells in the deck tops (I run only 12 lol) with almost all your utility on a creature.

I.e. Glen Elendra Archmage , Siren Stormtamer , Stratus Dancer , and/or Draining Whelk for counterspells. Mana Dorks, Sakura-Tribe Elder , and Wood Elves for mana ramp etc.

Also, most Animar decks focus a lot on bounce so you can abuse your own etb triggers over and over. Consider Cloudstone Curio , Equilibrium , Temur Sabertooth , and Tidespout Tyrant . These work especially well with cards like Cloud of Faeries , Peregrine Drake , Stadium Vendors , and morph/colorless eldrazi creatures.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Not exactly a budget deck, but plenty of budget options. Feedback, Upvotes, and/or Ideas on any of my decks is appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid

Last_Laugh on Animarniacs!!!

2 months ago

Combo Pieces/Bounce Targets: Cloud of Faeries , Great Whale , Purphoros, God of the Forge , and Walking Ballista .

Board Protection/Interaction: Stratus Dancer , Draining Whelk , and Heroic Intervention .

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Feedback, Upvotes, and/or Ideas on any of my decklists is appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid

Last_Laugh on ZA WARUDO

2 months ago

Nice deck. I do have a few suggestions though. I'll try to break it down by category.

Card draw: Primordial Sage and Tishana, Voice of Thunder .

Bounce Enablers: Equilibrium and/or Tidespout Tyrant . Both can be used to bounce opponents stuff also.

Turn 2 Animar: Exploration and Wild Cantor .

Haste Enablers: Ogre Battledriver and Urabrask the Hidden . Turns all your mana dorks into cloudstone combo pieces and immediate threats.

Board Protection/Interaction: Draining Whelk , Stratus Dancer , Glen Elendra Archmage , and Heroic Intervention .

Last is Spellseeker to look up Cyclonic Rift, Glimpse of Nature, Pact of Negation etc.

Very similar to my Animar list. Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Feedback, Upvotes, and/or Ideas on any of my decklists is appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid

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