Stratus Dancer

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom 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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Tokens

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

1 month ago

Nice deck. I do have a few suggestions for adds and cuts.

Adds:

Stratus Dancer - good counterspell on a body that stops counter battles and a Cloudstone combo piece.

Wild Cantor / Exploration - T2 Animar.

Zealous Conscripts - I'd run this over Pestermite even at 5 mana vs. 3. Zealous is good without Kiki while Pestermite becomes garbage imo.

Sakura-Tribe Elder - Over Wood Elves (or in addition).

Fblthp, the Lost - Cloudstone Curio doesn't target. This guy is an excellent cantrip.

Equilibrium - Over Deadeye. Less mana to bounce, harder permanent type to remove, and can be used to bounce opponents stuff (extra fun with Gilded Drake ).

Food Chain - Keeps those game ending turns going similar to Earthcraft.

Cuts:

Pestermite - See Zealous Conscripts.

Consecrated Sphinx - Requires you to pass turn to get value. You want your draw here to be a result of your actions and on your turn.

Fauna Shaman - You aren't running haste enablers here. Great card but it will make it around the table maybe 5-10% of the time.

Deadeye Navigator - See Equilibrium.

Skullclamp - Seems out of place. If the draw were 'leaves play' that'd be a different story.

3-4 lands - 37 is waaay high with this low of a curve.

Last_Laugh on Animar

1 month ago

Exploration is another t2 Animar option. I'd replace Wall of Roots personally. I'm also really fond of Heroic Intervention here to save key pieces but I realize a lot of cEDH decks don't focus on reacting defensively outside of counterspells. On that note, maybe Stratus Dancer .

Last_Laugh on Animar Spaghetti Party

2 months ago

These are going to feel like major critiques but this list needs some direction and tlc badly. I'm trying to help so take it with a grain of salt.

My 2 major problems are your avg. cmc is astronomically high and your choice of and amount of non-creature spells. Your current avg. cmc is 4.84 but you should be more like 3.8 (TOPS, your first couple of counters on Animar will be inconsistent and slow) and non-creature spells should total 15 at the most but you're currently at 24. You also have a lot of non-creatures that have easy creature replacements. I.e. Beast Whisperer , Primordial Sage , Soul of the Harvest , Garruk's Packleader should be your draw engines ( Glimpse of Nature also if it's in your budget even though it's a non-creature).

You non-creature ramp (i.e. Farseek) should be on a body also like Sakura-Tribe Elder or mana dorks like Beastcaller Savant etc. Mana untap etb's are great here also Peregrine Drake , Cloud of Faeries , and Stadium Vendors are your 3 cheapest options.

Counterspells can be Stratus Dancer (morph also goes infinite with Cloudstone/Animar), Draining Whelk , and Glen Elendra Archmage .

If there's a creature version of an effect it gets ran over a non-creature here is the ongoing point. Feel free to check out my list for ideas. It's not budget friendly as a whole but plenty of budget options. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid

Last_Laugh on The Animar I Have Become

2 months ago

You need to lower your avg. cmc a bit. You're currently sitting at 4.44, I'd shoot for more like 3.8.

Cloudstone Curio is another bounce enabler here like Equilibrium. Morph creatures ( Stratus Dancer , Den Protector , and Ainok Survivalist ), colorless Eldrazi, hastey mana dorks, and creatures like Cloud of Faeries , Peregrine Drake , and Stadium Vendors all go infinite with this card.

Ancestral Statue targets itself with its own etb and goes infinite with Animar due to eventually costing nothing to cast. This is easy to combo for unlimited draw, +1+1 counters, or damage with Walking Ballista or Purphoros.

Weird Harvest beats Defense of the Heart here. For only and 3 counters on Animar you can tutor up Ancestral Statue and Walking Ballista for the win. For one more and 1 less counter on Animar you can Spellseeker to tutor up Weird Harvest. Add one more and Purphoros can replace Walking Ballista.

Soul of the Harvest , Primordial Sage , Beast Whisperer , and Glimpse of Nature are your best draw options here.

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

Last_Laugh on Animar - Big Creatures [feat. Grapeshot]

2 months ago

I'll try to keep things budget friendly... I think two of my suggestions are like $7-10.

Stratus Dancer , Ainok Survivalist , Den Protector , Beastcaller Savant , and Great Whale are all good Cloudstone combo pieces here.

Weird Harvest currently looks up Ancestral Statue and Purphoros for with 3 counters on Animar for the win. Spellseeker can look up Weird Harvest for one more. The preferred line here replaces Purphoros with Walking Ballista (try to trade for one) and costs one less.

Last_Laugh on Animar's Creature Feature

3 months 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

4 months 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)

4 months 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.

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