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Timmy's Animar EDH


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 adding more ramp and some tutors.

Still working out kinks, but this list is the deck I currently own and am playing with.

graveyardwaltz says...


If you're going to play Bear Umbra, you need to also have Hellkite Charger in the deck as well. That way, you can have an infinite amount of attack phases.

October 11, 2013 9:29 p.m.

carpecanum says...


If you want to put out more creatures to replace non-creatures you could put in Ogre Battledriver and a few ramp creatures instead of artifact mana (Wood Elves , Pilgrim's Eye , Burnished Hart etc. lands are harder to kill than critters and we know how Animar loves critters so every artifact replaced is a counter).

October 11, 2013 10:23 p.m.

Aneximines says...


Maelstrom Wanderer is great fun; cascading is exciting and since you "cast" the card, Animar gets his counters.

Some other nifty (and inexpen$ive) timmy creatures: Akroma, Angel of Fury , Balefire Dragon , Ancient Ooze , Colossal Whale , Utvara Hellkite , Verdant Force , Gaea's Revenge , Knollspine Dragon , Panglacial Wurm , Penumbra Wurm , Plated Slagwurm , Tyrant of Discord , Gigantomancer (works beautifully with the Hydras and Animar, since it only sets the base power/toughness), Sekki, Seasons' Guide , and, er, Greater Morphling ...

November 1, 2013 5:19 p.m.

Alandrix says...


Those are some neat suggestions! You make a very good point about cascade, I'll seriously consider adding Maelstrom Wanderer .

Generally, I try to stay away from 3 or more colored mana in the casting cost, though you will definitely find a few exceptions to that in my current decklist.

Also, I'm more likely to consider creatures with lower CMC at this point. This deck obviously struggles with boardwipes, and I have spent enough games desperately trying to get some momentum back that with future edits, I'm gonna try to add some more creatures in the 3-5 CMC range.

November 1, 2013 8:43 p.m.

Aneximines says...


Mitotic Slime weathers board wipes well. Seedguide Ash helps you recast Animar afterwards. Gamekeeper actually likes board wipes. Vengevine ($) bounces back when you recover. Glen Elendra Archmage can prevent a lot of them.

Three mana is still in the range of utility and ramp creatures, rather than timmy creatures. Things like Sea Gate Oracle , Wood Elves , Man-o'-War , Yavimaya Elder , and Keldon Vandals .

There are even interesting four- or five-mana ramp creatures: Solemn Simulacrum , Silverglade Elemental , Oracle of Mul Daya , Argothian Elder ...

At four or five mana you can get some decent beaters. Wolfir Silverheart is an 8/8 for five mana. Malignus tends to be large in EDH. Spellbound Dragon , Thragtusk , Hystrodon , Ant Queen , Arc-Slogger , Kalonian Hydra ($), Kumano, Master Yamabushi , Metamorphic Wurm , Tephraderm , Territorial Baloth , Stormbreath Dragon ($), Urabrask the Hidden , Thrun, the Last Troll

Vesuvan Shapeshifter is interesting (Animar's ability plays well with morph). So are things like Sower of Temptation , Forgotten Ancient , Bloodbraid Elf , Flametongue Kavu , Wickerbough Elder , Fathom Mage , Cryptic Annelid , Mercurial Chemister , Elvish Piper , Aura Thief ...

November 2, 2013 12:32 a.m.

irindumaster says...


I like this deck, it has no infinite combos :D

January 1, 2014 7:16 p.m.

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$131.56 $206.24 $379.35
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Date added 1 year
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Legal formats Commander / EDH, Legacy, Vintage
Cards 100
Avg. CMC 4.81

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