The Orzhov Syndicate desires an audience for how to beat Animar...
Posted on Feb. 11, 2019, 12:06 p.m. by BMHKain
Commander / EDH*
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Before that even...
Now let's get to business...
Recently, I wanted to "Even the Odds" as MTGGoldfish does for some things that are meant to be truly impossibibble (Yes, I spelt it wrong on-purpose for a reason better than yours.) when it comes to Orzhov beating a certain Animar, Soul of Elements , which has full protection over a Syndicate known for their Currency Creation, & Religeous Scorn over Poverty. That said, I'm trying to make said EDH deck for the purpose of beating Animar (Be it "Unfitting" Morph Tribal, Mass Creature casting, & just making Animar stronger each time.); but this story doesn't end here. I actually also want it to be just as capale at beating that as with at least some others. Where do my problems start? The Commander thyself; I just don't know what commander in the Syndicate to use that isn't just another Life-Manipulation, or mass grave manipulation. I don't want to use any creature that one can overuse the amount of all at the same time (I abhorr you Shadowborn Apostle .), I just want a strategy that works.
Here's what & has that you might not know:
Time Magic: - Temporal Extortion (Although only one in this case, it can be reused...)
That said, I'm going to need stuf better than this for the Orzhov Syndicate to conquer Nature, & ruin its army as well. I really would like some suggestions for this. Maybe the cards above are not that good to you, but at least I have something. I believe my Landbase is fine as it is. What do you think should be changed though?
(& why am I acting like a goldfish on a frying pan?!)
If you want to go down a aristocrat deck, . It is a simple orzhov aristocrat list, but it gets the job done
February 11, 2019 12:25 p.m.
https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/mostly-death-some-taxes/ Sorry, link didn’t work
February 11, 2019 12:27 p.m.
the best solution I could offer other than like Grave Pact to make them sac Animar would be board wipes.
February 11, 2019 2 p.m.
Just Oblivion Strike , Scour from Existence , Grip of Desolation , Wasteland Strangler (if small), make them sacrifice it, board wipe, mass bounce/exile, counter over and over with an effect like Deathgrip , Nevermore , Preacher , Gideon's Intervention , etc.
February 11, 2019 2:42 p.m.
Play Teysa Karlov . Play every wrath you can afford. Don't play Mana Tithe against a deck that can pay an extra 8 generic mana to resolve its Eldrazi titan.
February 11, 2019 3:21 p.m.
Teysa Karlov tokens with Grave Pact seems a good way to go. You could even include Teysa, Orzhov Scion and some of her combos. Or switch it around and just do combo Orzhov Scion with a Karlov in the 99.
February 11, 2019 4:45 p.m.
Thran Lens allows your creatures to block Animar and possibly remove him if any have deathtouch.
If you're playing 1 vs 1 Council's Judgment can always remove Animar.
Deathgrip is probably your BEST counterspell.
Since Animar starts as a 1/1 cards like Engineered Plague , Night of Souls' Betrayal , Curse of Death's Hold , Ethereal Absolution , and Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite make him die instantly before he can ever get big. (If he's already out and pumped up before you can get one out just use a board wipe and he'll be stuck in the command zone until the Animar player can remove this effect.)
Chalice of the Void on 3 makes it so Animar can't be cast.
February 11, 2019 11:38 p.m.
Animar functions by flooding the board with creatures. Board wipes are very effective against this strategy. Protection from white doesn't protect from Wrath of God effects.
February 12, 2019 8:32 a.m.
Such incredible suggestions. I think I MAY have enough to fulfill such a goal as of now. Thanks very much for all this. I know some others are probably going to nuke this topic in a lot of ways, so I just want this topic closed; I've enough options anyway. Thank you all. ^-^
BTW, I myself wonder if Teysa, Orzhov Scion is a thing still; oh, wait, the version is already in the database. I'll use this as CMDR instead; Thanks again!
February 12, 2019 8:55 a.m.
Animar is a creature based deck. You have some of the best sweepers ever in your colors. Use Toxic Deluge , Wrath of God , Damnation , Fumigate , Cleansing Nova , Terminus , Hallowed Burial , Rout , Decree of Pain , and others to beat it. I would include 6-7.
Killing animar is next to impossible in your colors. Maybe consider Unstable Obelisk ?