Timmy's Animar EDH

Commander / EDH*

Alandrix Score: 9


This is a battlecruiser-style comboless Animar deck. I find this deck very fun to play, although I place a higher priority on playing fat and sassy creatures and putting out some hurt than actually winning.

For more consistency, I would suggest bringing the curve down.

As always, this deck is a work in progress. Suggestions are always appreciated :).



I've changed about 20 cards over the last few weeks, so I thought it might be time to get some new opinions!


Greendawg81 says... #1

For budget options check out Cloud of Faeries,Grinning Ignus and Merfolk Looter. Grinning Ignus is just insane in an Animar deck.

February 14, 2015 8:12 p.m.

Primodatum says... #2

Is there any reason you don't run birthing pod? Legitimately asking.Also, I suggest Oran-rief, the vastwood. It's useful for squeezing out some more commander damage.

May 19, 2015 5:47 p.m.

Alandrix says... #3


If I wanted another creature tutor, I would definitely run Birthing Pod. I'm happy with just Fauna Shaman, since I'm not a huge fan of tutors in EDH. But I can definitely see others wanting a second tutor engine.

Fauna Shaman has several advantages over Birthing Pod as I see it: 1) you end up casting each creature you search for, putting counters on Animar, 2) no restrictions on CMC, 3) slightly lower activation cost, 4) it's a fantastic 2-drop creature to get Animar's counters started, and 5) if Prophet of Kruphix is out, you can use it each turn (whereas Birthing Pod wouldn't untap).

You could probably build the list a little differently to take advantage of using Birthing Pod, though.

June 1, 2015 1:42 p.m.

Shadowfang says... #4

how come you aren't playing Primal Surge?

September 22, 2015 2:24 a.m.

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Date added 3 years
Last updated 2 months

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 4.63
Tokens Domri, Garruk, 3/3 Elephant
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