To start, let's all post a deck we've built recently that we consider unfinished, and could use some help. Here's mine:
Commander / EDH
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I also recently bought an Animar, Soul of Elements on impulse, and I'm trying to think of something interesting to build with it (possibly involving pieces of my Rashmi deck, which is proving uninteresting). Any ideas? :)
February 17, 2017 1:03 p.m. Edited.
I was directed here by a notification, although this is a very interesting and compelling idea. May I be a part of it?
February 17, 2017 3:26 p.m.
Not sure what I'd do here, but hi.
February 17, 2017 6:37 p.m.
AwezomePozzum: Sure, fine by me! I'll add you.
February 17, 2017 9:11 p.m. Edited.
Made my intro. Now it's almost 1 AM and I need sleep. See ya'll tomorrow. Good night.
February 18, 2017 12:57 a.m.
February 18, 2017 2:30 a.m.
enpc: Sweet, welcome to the club! :)
(Write a self-description when you have a few minutes.)
February 18, 2017 3:14 a.m.
Dear everyone: have any of you ever experimented with an Animar deck? I'm trying to figure out which direction to go with it. I was thinking about playing an artifact-based list (with an obvious focus on artifact creatures).
February 18, 2017 6:15 a.m.
Daedalus19876- A buddy of mine has an Animar deck IRL. I'll take a look at next time I play it.
February 18, 2017 7:16 a.m.
I love how the only similar deck is competitive Sisay.
I don't know anything about Animar, sorry. Never built Animar in any form, or even played against/with one.
February 18, 2017 9:39 a.m.
I would be happy and honored to be involved. :)
February 18, 2017 10:28 a.m.
Megalomania: Awesome! Welcome to the club! Haha.
I'll add you now.
Incidentally, who added the Abattoir Ghoul to the list?
February 18, 2017 11:27 a.m. Edited.
When it comes to animar, it depends on your level of competitiveness. A casual deck can run morphs tribal. A more lethal version runs combos around Cloudstone Curio and friends, playing large eldrazi or Hangarback Walker or swinging in with an "infinitely" large Animar.
February 18, 2017 3:41 p.m.
I was thinking something pseudo-stormy. Mostly creatures with entirely colorless costs, and I could chain them for free if I stack the mana costs correctly. As in, I cast a 1-cost creature then 2-cost creature then a 3-cost creature, etc, and pay zero mana total (off of an Animar with only 1 counter). I.e. heavy value abuse to generate huge board states very fast. This is also really "cute" with Paradoxical Outcome.
There are also five viable infinite storm combos in those colors that I'm aware of: Cloudstone Curio+two creatures that are free with Animar; Cloudstone Curio+Aluren; Aluren+self bounce creature; Palinchron with Animar at 4 counters; or Ancestral Statue if Animar has 4 counters.
All of these also have the side effect of making Animar into a LARGE/LARGE, so I could win by giving Animar trample, or just playing Grapeshot or Aetherflux Reservoir or something. And of course if the combo doesn't go off, there's always a Blightsteel Colossus or Emrakul, the Promised End to close out the game :)
Are there any cards that you could think of that could help with this strategy? Primarily in giving Animar counters faster, cheap and strong creatures that happen to be colorless in cost, or giving me the draw that's required for a storm deck...
I've never tried building proper storm in EDH - several of you have far more experience in that arena than me. What's worked for you?
This is my brainstorming page: anistorm
February 18, 2017 4:19 p.m. Edited.
Hey look, Amonkhet pseudo-spoilers!
February 18, 2017 6:10 p.m.
Can I please get added to the edit list? I'll try to get around to adding a bio section today.
February 18, 2017 7:18 p.m.
enpc: Whoops, sorry! That's done now - I forgot to add you to the list.
February 18, 2017 7:34 p.m.
Vorel of the Hull Clade also comes to mind.
Aetherflux Reservoir can pair very well with comboing with Cloudstone. X cost creatures are also helpful, as you can dictate what the X will be to make them free each time, Hangarback Walker, Endless One, Walking Ballista
February 18, 2017 9:29 p.m.
Obviously not close to finished, haha.
February 18, 2017 9:54 p.m.
Hey guys, I made some (3) custom cards for my EDH deck! One's the commander, and I think they're balanced. here's the imgur album if you want to take a look.
February 19, 2017 12:36 p.m.
AwezomePozzum: Those look interesting! I think you could actually reduce their mana costs significantly, though - they're kind of overcosted (which isn't usually the case with custom cards).
You could remove the "Remove all bloom counters..." thing from Cassandra and she would still not be overpowered :)
You could cut 2 mana off of Seraph of the Ocean Spear (great art on that one btw!)
And I think you could get away with lowering the "threshold" on Angelic Ascension to 5, perhaps.
February 19, 2017 12:53 p.m.
Thanks for the advice! I'll be back with some changes.
February 19, 2017 1:55 p.m.
I changed them (the imgur album will be done later), but I pretty much did what you suggested. However, instead of taking 2 off of Seraph, I took 1 off. a 5/5 flying exalted that moves auras for 6 is still very powerful. putting it at 5 is a bit broken, honestly.