Sword of the Animist


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
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
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.


Sword of the Animist Discussion

Coyotl on Mirri's Band of Cats

1 day ago

Sword of the Animist would be perfect, yet expensive. Would definitely help the legendary heroes theme of the deck! Time of Need

heyzeus_ on Angels are Devils

1 day ago

Yeah, Shalai is illegal in mono white. Commander uses something called color identity when determining a card's legality, which includes any colored symbol showing up on the card in addition to the card's color. For example, Alesha Who Smiles At Death is a 3 color commander, not 1.

Considering how high your curve is, I'd say you need a lot more lands and ramp spells, probably like another 5 lands and another 8-10 ramp spells. I just tried the Playtest button with the deck as is, and I hit an angel on curve only once out of five times. I'd highly recommend starting your cuts at the top of the curve - kill two birds with one stone. Other cards to consider cutting are ones that don't totally synergize with your game plan. Additionally, you may want to consider changing up your removal to cheaper and more universal effects. Specifically, here's what I would change:

Ramp I'd recommend: Sol Ring , Smothering Tithe , Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx which is also a land, Caged Sun , Sword of the Animist , Oketra's Monument , Burnished Hart , Solemn Simulacrum , Mind Stone , Thought Vessel , Fellwar Stone , Thran Dynamo , Worn Powerstone , Mana Vault / Mana Crypt if you're made of money, Hedron Archive , Everflowing Chalice , Prismatic Lens , Boreas Charger

Lands I'd recommend: Nykthos, Isolated Watchtower , Emeria, The Sky Ruin , Land Tax (basically land), Homeward Path , Secluded Steppe , Rogue's Passage , Arcane Lighthouse , Cathedral of War

Removal I'd recommend: Swords to Plowshares , Path to Exile , Return to Dust , Crush Contraband , Disenchant , Darksteel Mutation (excellent for commanders!), Abolish and although not technically removal you should definitely run Mana Tithe .

Cards I'd recommend removing from your deck: Danitha Capshen, Baird, Angelic Chorus, Oketra's Last Mercy, Immolating Glare, Reprisal, Invoke the Divine, Helm of the Host, Angelheart Vial. These ones don't do enough for their mana, are worse versions of other cards, or don't match your game plan. After that start cutting from the top of your angel curve.

I didn't see a budget posted so some of these cards can be pricey, but hopefully that helps!

Church_of_Rakdos on La angeloj

1 day ago

imho if you intend to go to this route and you have no intention of going Mayael, then I would add in Azusa, Lost but Seeking , Rites of Flourishing , Collective Voyage , Veteran Explorer , Hypergenesis , Magus of the Vineyard , Ghirapur Orrery , Reality Scramble , Sunbird's Invocation , Selvala's Stampede , Gate to the AEther , etc. to be able to play a lot of these cards without getting mana screwed since you won't always draw Mayael and have an obscenely high avg cmc.

I would look into more cards like Goblin Sharpshooter , Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker , Krenko, Mob Boss , Sylvan Library , Combat Celebrant , Shalai, Voice of Plenty , Selvala, Heart of the Wilds , Angel of Condemnation , Ahn-Crop Champion (and various other exert cards)), Elvish Piper , etc.

You could also definitely go for infinite attack phases with Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Combat Celebrant , Hellkite Charger + Savage Ventmaw , Godo, Bandit Warlord , Aurelia, the Warleader , etc.

Honorable Mentions: Vernal Equinox , Possibility Storm (trade cheaper creatures in for your larger ones), Oath of Druids , Yisan, the Wanderer Bard , Champion of Rhonas , Sword of the Animist , Sword of Feast and Famine , Lifecrafter's Bestiary , Feldon of the Third Path , Heartless Hidetsugu , Stonehewer Giant , etc.

Let me know how the list comes along.

triproberts12 on Omnath Is One Angry Boyo

1 week ago

Also, I didn't think, at first that this would be worth it, but I run Kindred Summons in my Druids deck. You're not tribal, per say, but if your hits are Anger , Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar , Titania, Protector of Argoth , and Greenwarden of Murasa , you could do worse. I actually use a lot of those cards, plus Roil Elemental as an alternate win con with Zendikar's Roil . Bane of Progress is great for me for that reason, but you run a lot more artifacts and enchantments than I do in Tatyova. If you want to put in Bane, then I would loose Sword of the Animist (you have better options in green, anyway) and Goblin Bombardment (I count 3 sac outlets without it).

Bibbo on Let's Do The Sisay Shuffle

1 week ago

I've always liked Sword of the Animist in Sisay cause it's Legendary and therefore searchable and can really accelerate some of those grindy games.

Quicksilver on You thought you were gonna play magic? (Azor Ctrl)

1 week ago

With the amount of basic lands, Sword of the Animist is a powerful card. Gauntlet of Power helps with the high cmc costs.

nerva90 on THE CALL FOR WAR

2 weeks ago

Hey there,

A couple of recommendations from an aggro/Boros player.

Definitely consider Myriad Landscape and Sword of the Animist for some nice ramp.

Also Mask of Memory and Rogue's Gloves are great card drawing spells. Especially with your commander since they scale with double strike.

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Sword of the Animist occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0,14%

White: 0,98%

Red: 0,26%

Green: 0,17%

Black: 0,21%

Blue: 0,1%

Golgari: 0,06%

Rakdos: 0,11%

RW (Boros): 0,73%

GW (Selesnya): 0,3%

W/B (Orzhov): 0,13%

W/U (Azorius): 0,11%

RG (Gruul): 0,13%

RBW (Mardu): 0,24%