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|Commander 2017 (C17)||Rare|
|Archenemy: Nicol Bolas (E01)||Rare|
|Magic Origins (ORI)||Rare|
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Sword of the Animist
Legendary Artifact — Equipment
Equipped creature gets +1/+1.
Whenever equipped creature attacks, you may search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.
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Sword of the Animist Discussion
1 day ago
Here ya go, Derrick,
Where is Gamble
Ramp or extra mana
Fellwar Stone , Fire Diamond , Marble Diamond , MindStone, Sword of the Animist , Thought Vessel , Hardened Berserker , Treasonous Ogre , Neheb, the Eternal , Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion Desperate Ritual , Pyretic Ritual , Seething Song ,
Target spells that are dope
Coordinated Assault , Enrage , Otherworldly Outburst is cool and you can loop it if the creature you buff dies making a token, Samut's Sprint , Titan's Strength , Accelerate , Aleatory , Chaotic Strike , Stun , Niveous Wisps , Carom , Formation gives banding which is spicy, Spiritualize , Stave Off , Bathe in Light , Feat of Resistance , Chaos Warp target tokens to get permanets from your deck for free, and is good removal.
Heroic/Prowess Creatures cuz value
these are some cards I think you should look at, don't need all and some might not fit exactly but if you like them then put them in. Cut some lands you can go down to 34 if you add in more artifacts, which go great with paradox engine.
Cards I think you should replace: Emerge Unscathed rebound fucks with your commander it exiles them not letting you put them back into your hand; Aurelia's Fury really expensive to get any good use out of it, or if you want protection during your turns run Grand Abolisher or Silence ; Expose Evil is too slow of a draw engine Mentor of the Meek with the tokens you make is better for drawing; Burnished Hart and Solemn Simulacrum are meh, better to go with artifact ramp that can feed the paradox plan, plus artifact ramp is cheaper and faster; speaking of artifacts Boros Cluestone and Boros Keyrune are good flavor options but aren't that good as other artifacts; Inferno Titan and Sun Titan are good creatures but don't fit into the game plan as well better to put things that help with the gameplan.
1 day ago
No worries, Byuante.
Westvale Abbey Flip seems a bit win more in this deck and I think there are better token generation / outlet options to help enable your main win con of Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter . I almost prefer the added control offered by Sadistic Hypnotist .
I'd prefer Merciless Eviction in place of one of the more targeted removals.
P.S. orzhov is not my strong suit :)
1 day ago
cut: Gatekeeper of Malakir, Ruthless Deathfang, Nefarox, Overlord of Grixis, Liliana's Reaver, Accursed Horde, Shepherd of Rot, gauntlet of power, tribute to hunger, geth's verdict, Torment of Scarabs, Exquisite Blood, The Eldest Reborn, syphon flesh, phyresis, and a land
check out: Gravecrawler , Nether Traitor , Sword of the Animist , Expedition Map (for urborg/cabal), Crypt of Agadeem , Smallpox , Death Cloud , Thassa, God of the Sea , Bedevil , Windfall , Wheel of Fortune , Vona's Hunger , Army of the Damned , Lord of the Accursed , Dictate of Erebos , Undead Warchief , Solemn Simulacrum , Lord of the Undead , The Scarab God , Ghoulcaller Gisa , Chaos Warp , Curse of the Cabal , Command Beacon
2 days ago
Bisbas, I would like to add the swords in this deck, and I probably will at some point, atm, I dont have the money for them. They are to expensive for me atm. Not Sword of the Animist , but the others. Sword of the animist would be an interesting card though.
3 days ago
Once again, thank you Gadianten, for your comment. I'll try and explain why I choose to not run the cards you mentioned.
Brass Squire and especially Semblance Anvil are interesting, but I found to not be worthwhile. Although they let you play your equipment, and equip them faster, the deck doesn't need them. Since they are quite clunky as they are at 3CMC, and only help with half the mana cost of equipment, being that one only helps equip, the other only helps cast. As such I try and keep my mana ramp to low CMC, being 1 CMC tutors and 2 CMC Dowsing Dagger Flip and Sword of the Animist .
Leonin Shikari , was in the deck for quite a while, but was consistently found to be too low impact. I'm not interested in moving most equipment around once they get onto Kemba, Kha Regent . It does work well with some equipment but proved to be not worthwhile.
Emeria, The Sky Ruin , also used to be in the deck, and it was there for a really long time. It always ended up just being a bad Plains . It is a powerful card, and the opportunity cost for running it here is low. But in this deck, it isn't worth the times where you needed it to be an untapped land. Since it rarely recurs anything significant.
Balan, Wandering Knight does a really bad impression of Kemba, Kha Regent which I am not interested in. Simply put, he doesn't deal commander damage, would come up too rarely, and takes away from the focus of the deck.
3 days ago
i would put Sword of Feast and Famine , Sword of War and Peace and Sword of the Animist in the deck, they are alle equipments that is pretty powerfull, don't underestimate Sword of the Animist in a non-green deck.
6 days ago
Thank you Gadianten for taking the time to post your comment!
With regards to the cats, I understand wanting to put in lots of other cat creatures, and initially, I did. However, I wanted to make the deck as focused and competitive as possible while maintaining the same commander. Effectively changing the deck from cat tribal to instead worshipping in the glory of the best kitty Kemba, Kha Regent .
To do this I cut all of the cards which are just there because they're cats. As well as some typically good but slow equipment like Batterskull , in favour of less impressive cards like Darksteel Axe .
With regards to the ramp I completely understand where you are coming from, and in the decks early days this was a major struggle, and I did run 2CMC rocks like Coldsteel Heart . But back in Magic Origins when they printed Sword of the Animist , I slowly cut them all out. The addition of Dowsing Dagger Flip was also huge in Ixalan. These two cards are what all the tutors are primarily for and it makes all my tutor spells ramp spells, that can also later search for utility.
1 week ago
I'd also suggest that you do more with your description, to tell us how you want to win, what your plans for the deck are, what you feel like it needs help with, etc. It will help the rest of us to give suggestions as to which way you want the deck to go.
Sword of the Animist occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.08%