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.


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Sword of the Animist Discussion

bushido_man96 on Glissa, Scrap Trawler $50 EDH

1 day ago

If you're looking for swamp ramp, consider adding Sword of the Animist. Getting a swamp out on an attack trigger could help.

ManiacalPotato on Eldrazi

1 day ago

Chief of the Foundry seems kinda weak since you're not playing that many artifact creatures, and Terrarion only really serves as mediocre card draw since you don't need mana filters.

Quicksilver Amulet, Belbe's Portal, Deathrender, Clone Shell, Summoner's Egg, Planar Bridge could help in getting your eldrazi out earlier, albeit at the cost of any "whenever you cast this creature" triggers.

Mystifying Maze, Miren, the Moaning Well, and Thespian's Stage are pretty good colorless lands, as well as land destruction lands like Strip Mine or Field of Ruin would fit nicely.

Sword of the Animist and Solemn Simulacrum could help with ramp, and Mind Stone is a good colorless mana rock. Also if you find that you have a lot of mana sitting around before you get your big dudes out, Everflowing Chalice or Gemstone Array could be pretty good

ghostfire86 on Kaalia's Having a Party

1 day ago

You need to drop Sword of the Animist, Elixir of Immortality, and a Mountain to add Boros Signet, Rakdos Signet, and Orzhov Signet. I run 34 lands and dropping a single land for a mana rock isn’t going to kill your deck.

Tragic Arrogance needs to switch to Cataclysm.

Adding Bastion Protector will complement Arvad the Cursed.

DrukenReaps on Aminatou unorthodox tech

3 days ago

Your theft idea works but it is ridiculously slow. Try some of these.

Dreamscape Artist, Pitiless Plunderer, Revel in Riches, Treasure Map  Flip, Sword of the Animist.

There are a lot of things that you could use besides those but most of them only produce black mana like Crypt Ghast.

hkhssweiss on Aurelia, the Warleader Commander Deck

1 week ago


With all the Instants you run, I would suggest running a Sunforger package as well. Some additional good cards that I would suggest for the package if you choose to run it would be Wear / Tear, Silence, Faith's Reward, Chaos Warp, Swords to Plowshares, and Boros Charm. The curve is also a bit high in that regards to all your spells so I would recommend tuning it for more mana rocks to accelerate your game plan. Cheap mana rocks that I would recommend would be Mind Stone, Boros Signet, Boros Locket, Commander's Sphere, Fellwar Stone, and maybe Chromatic Lantern. Aurelia can also abuse Sword of the Animist since you get two combat steps you can trigger it twice, I would highly recommend this card.

Some additional lit cards to consider are Legion's Initiative it protects and buffs your creatures, spicy! Strionic Resonator allows you to have 3 combat steps! I know your trying to go with an Angel theme, but I see some non angels in there soooo Etali, Primal Storm with extra combat just wrecks face. If you aren't against infinite combos, Aggravated Assault + Sword of Feast and Famine is infinite combat steps.

Hope that helps and feel free to ask for any advice! I play regularly against a tuned Aurelia deck so I know how downright disgusting she can be :P

hkhssweiss on Soliders

1 week ago


As what eliakimras mentioned in deck building an average deck will consist of 35-36 lands, a lower curve deck will run about 33-34, and a control type deck will run between 36-38. Boros in EDH is a bit different as you will have to put in a little more effort to take out everyone if you play in a multiplayer pod.

Ramp is important as well as interaction spells, here is a list of some common staples in Boros as well as being budget.

Swords to Plowshares, Return to Dust, Oblation, Silence, Vandalblast, Faith's Reward, Disenchant, Boros Charm, Wear / Tear, Chaos Warp, Day of Judgment, Aurelia's Fury.

Boros also has a way to be fairly awesome, and that is adding in a Sunforger package in the deck. A card to invest in as well would be Sword of the Animist as increasing the amount of mana is important.

If you need any further help on card selection for creatures and what not feel free to ask, always happy to help people in refining their decks!

BahGringo on Army of the Minis

2 weeks ago

Some card Suggestions for you

hope this helps you out I have a similar deck that I went a different direction with if you're interested it's here https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/this-is-the-turn-that-never-ends-1/. Enjoy your Games

P.S. I saw this deck off commander replay.

Tibus on Karametra and Friends ETB Party

3 weeks ago

Potential Removals:

Paradox Engine Worst case scenario, you play the card with not enough pieces to go off and someone instantly krosan grips the card.

Jaddi Offshoot You have more efficient ways of generating Lifegain.

Mikaeus, the Lunarch Isn't impactful enough when it hits the board or when it stays needs paradox engine to be abused and there are easier ways to go about this effect.

Oblivion Ring Excellent cheap removal but unfortunately there are better removal spells that are available

Elspeth, Knight-Errant Not impactful, deck isn't primarily combat focused.

Cryptolith Rite Isn't going to ramp out karametra any faster with the weenie creatures you have (Most of your 1 drops already tap for mana) your deck would be better off running Farhaven Elf

Potential additions:

Avenger of Zendikar No brainer

Rampaging Baloths Works with your landfall theme, this is easily abusable with an instant payoff.

Blackblade Reforged You have enough flyers to abuse this equipment easily

Admonition Angel More landfall goodness (with exile)

Grand Abolisher Cheaper version of Dragonlord Dromoka

Quarantine Field removal

Titania, Protector of Argoth Insurance

Sword of the Animist Landfall redundancy

Emeria Angel

Retreat to Emeria

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