Sword of the Animist

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
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.

Equip

Sword of the Animist Discussion

Mondo1212 on Feather The Redeemed

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

Vanguard of Brimaz , Fabled Hero , Tethmos High Priest , Leonin Iconoclast , Arena Athlete , Akroan Line Breaker , Monastery Swiftspear , Soul-Scar Mage , Dragon-Style Twins ,

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.

sub780lime on You Aren't Worth the Blood on My Shoes!

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 .

Sword of the Animist seems a little out of place. I'd honestly replace that with Swiftfoot Boots to help with the protection package.

I see Reliquary Tower in the maybe board, but I would rather have Vedalken Orrery in here.

I'd prefer Merciless Eviction in place of one of the more targeted removals.

Just to throw it out there, Finale of Glory or Secure the Wastes could add a mana dump.

P.S. orzhov is not my strong suit :)

kham on Thraxi zombie spam

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

Venara828 on And They Keep Coming and Coming

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.

OurDarkCloud on Magic the Gathering Presents, Cats

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.

Enlightened Tutor would be 100% worthwhile putting into this deck. However, I only have a single copy, which is in another deck being 5C_Paradox.

Bisbas on And They Keep Coming and Coming

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.

OurDarkCloud on Magic the Gathering Presents, Cats

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.

bushido_man96 on Depala, Aggressive Driver

1 week ago

Some cards I prefer to run in Boros are Book of Rass for card draw and Sword of the Animist to get more land on the battlefield. Blinkmoth Urn is another nice source of ramp in artifact heavy decks.

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.

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Sword of the Animist occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.08%

White: 1.04%

Black: 0.17%

Red: 0.26%