greyninja Soul of Elements

I used to play magic a bunch back in elementary and middle school, but kind of lost it after that. After getting out of the game for at least 8-10 years, my now fiance got me back into it!
I'm currently amassing a new arsenal of cards; picking up boosters here and there, the occasional prerelease events, buying from tcg sites, and trading from friends. These days our playgroup has gotten waaay more into EDH
Please check out my decks and tell me what you think!

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Wanderlost says... #1

Hey thanks, I really like your deck btw. I'm not a big fan of infinite combos cause im a filthy casual, but I really like EDH and battlecruiser cards like eldrazis and animar. Its really fun to play those old untap land cards like great whale for next to nothing and just get everything back. So thanks again for making an animar EDH.

October 17, 2017 5:51 p.m.

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Said on Creaturewalkers...

#1

You can make them artifacts on the 'field with Mycosynth Lattice. Idk about the graveyard tho :/

October 17, 2017 6:02 p.m.

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#2

Thanks for the upvote :)

October 16, 2017 11:16 p.m.

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#3

I'm impressed by the number of -drops in here right now. Almost as many as the land count!

I'd take out some of the frivolous cards and focus on dragons, or permanents. Dragonspeaker Shaman and Dragonlord's Servant fit in. Bloom Tender nets you five mana with your commander out ;)

Even with a few more pieces of ramp like Fellwar Stone, Solemn Simulacrum, and/or Gilded Lotus; def get your land count up to at least 36. Reflecting Pool is cool. One or more of each basic would be good because Blood Moon exists

You have an underlying token theme that might be better served in another deck like Marath, Will of the Wild or Ghave, Guru of Spores. They may need to come out to help streamline your strategy. Unless your opponents are hilariously slow; Goblin Offensive isn't a good fit. Rampaging Baloths is better with a lot of lands or fetch lands. Assemble the Legion mmmaybe worth keeping if you add Triumph of the Hordes wink wink

All of your current instants could be counterspells. Quietus Spike is an old pet card of mine, but slow when most of the creatures are a high cmc already. Hostility is meant for spells like Lightning Bolt

Along with Triumph of the Hordes you have a one-shot win with your commander: Tainted Strike. Also Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon!!!

Above all have fun! Obviously some options I've offered are quite expensive. Build it how you want it. PEACE

October 16, 2017 11:12 p.m.

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I've been beaten in a multiplayer tourney at my lgs by Sakashima the Impostor. It does work lol

Mistform Ultimus is another interesting mono blue option. Green adds some good shapeshifters; but Profet93 might be right about black for tutors and control

October 14, 2017 2:10 p.m.
October 14, 2017 11:23 a.m.

Said on The Average Joe...

#6

Reading the recent pirate ixalan stories you see the Average Joes using magic to tighten ropes and push wind into the sails. I would guess your magic comes mostly from your environment and heritage. You build the skills and spells necessary to the life you lead.

If you live in an area enveloped in white mana, you're not going to have the resources to cast red spells. If your family uses a certain color of mana for their lively hood; you'd likely need to leave that area to gain more attributes of other colors (Nissa, for example).

I always imagine that magic cards are merely a snapshot of the spell that is being cast at that exact moment it was taken. We know that a character like Teferi has tons and tons of spells, but they only put a smidgen of them on his two cards. Just what he's using at the time the card was created. They put the rest of his spells on noncreature cards to show his range of abilities.

Do we really know who casts random spells with no Planeswalker references? Probably just those Average Joes!

October 14, 2017 7:38 a.m.

For simic I landed on Rashmi, Eternities Crafter. I played Kruphix, God of Horizons first before she was printed; and I've seen Prime Speaker Zegana (and recently Tishana, Voice of Thunder) used for infinite shenanigans. The #1 is Thrasios, Triton Hero

Bant def does add value like Selfless Spirit, Drogskol Reaver, and removal/boardwipes. Also $$ value for mana fixing. You could go partners. It all sounds fun tho

Rashmi flavor would be pulling spirits from the eternities ;D

October 13, 2017 11:15 p.m.

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As long as you're not selling it; I wouldn't worry about the OG artists. Neat idea, looks cool.

October 13, 2017 3:11 p.m.

Expedition Map would def fit the theme. Countersquall is another relatively expensive uncommon that would fit in w pirates

October 13, 2017 11:50 a.m.

If they did reprint Aggravated Assault it would need new art since ixalan goblins look like monkeys. That new art would undoubtedly be in the Explorers of Ixalan board game; but they've already revealed that it doesn't, sadly

October 13, 2017 11:41 a.m.
October 11, 2017 9:55 a.m.

If you can afford it; it's worth including Cloudstone Curio for the sake of infinitely bouncing morph creatures for free with animar. Tidespout Tyrant is another with the same-ish ability. Ancestral Statue goes off by itself w animar

+1 from me! Feel free to check out my animar deck on my profile for ideas

October 10, 2017 12:45 a.m.

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Lmao @AMJacker

October 9, 2017 3:29 p.m.

Animar is my favorite! +1 from me

One sure-fire way to build up +1/+1 counters on animar is to bounce your own creatures and play them again. Shrieking Drake is an all-star. It can target itself then be played again. Rather than playing a 4cmc creature and giving animar only one counter, instead play Shrieking Drake three times then the 4cmc creature and animar has 4 counters! Dream Stalker and Man-o'-War are good for redundancy. Cloudstone Curio is by far the best artifact you can run in animar for the same reason. Ancestral Statue is the #1 artifact creature; once you have four counters on animar this lil guy goes infinite!

Purphoros, God of the Forge (which you have) and Impact Tremors take advantage of rapid fire creature casting. As does Soul of the Harvest and the like

I'd shoot to get your creature count up to 35+. Once animar gets huge you likely won't need the artifacts that make things cheaper. Chlorophant I'd take out since it's kinda slow, as is Argentum Armor, Goblin Game, etc

You have a decent amount of instants and sorceries. Maybe swap those into creatures that do similar effects? Mystic Snake, Draining Whelk, Inferno Titan, Flametongue Kavu, Duplicant, Phyrexian Ingester, etc. Shock and Lightning Strike can be underwhelming in multiplayer, but are decent in 1v1. Depends on what you're going for. If you're truly going for counterspells and burn; Riku of Two Reflections might be the better commander, but I personally love animar beatdown tactics

Here's my animar deck for you to check out for ideas. If you get a chance please upvote and tell me what you think! It's not perfect; but it's fun af and can outright win turns 3-4.

Cheers!

October 7, 2017 10:37 a.m.

I super regret trading away my prerelease foil

October 7, 2017 8:43 a.m.

Said on Fight Me IRL...

#16

Absolutely! My pleasure

If you're having two creatures fight, and you Momentous Fall yours; theirs lives? Fight is a neat mechanic, but I'd go with just the few low cmc ones. Chandra's Ignition is a good way to wipe out some creatures. As is Balefire Dragon and it's lil homie Cyclops Gladiator

Maybe consider streamlining the deck with more creatures to make sure you're out gunning opponents. Borborygmos is asking for "go wide" strategy, where Xenagos, God of Revels focuses on one creature at a time n "go tall". Btw if you can play something like Might of Oaks on your commander with xenagod out it's gg lol. Heroic Intervention might save you in a pinch

Oakenform, Brawler's Plate, Hedron Matrix, etc are kinda slow. Rancor is fun, it's not a 2-for-1 like other auras

The infect idea is neat too. I like seeing that in all dif colors. Cheers

October 6, 2017 11:45 p.m.

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I'd consider Sensei's Divining Top for consistency and to work with your commander's +1 ability

Looks fun! +1 from me!

October 5, 2017 9:55 a.m.

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#18

@Illusificate, your second example is just good magic, mixed with a lot of luck! That's why we play edh: for the inevitable random and unique plays. I'm not sure if I'd be mad at that play because of how unlikely it'll ever happen again. I might be mad if they chose Iona, Shield of Emeria and picked a color I'm playing and lock me out turn one lol

I have a friend who mostly plays graveyard shenanigans; and he once skipped a land drop turn 1 to discard Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, then turn two cast Reanimate. Every player before me had to discard their entire hands since they couldn't remove it. On my turn 2 I target Jin-Gitaxias with Cyclonic Rift. Now that player has 1 less land, 10 less life, and everyone else has an empty hand. I was lucky to have my removal, but would you all consider this good or bad magic?

October 5, 2017 9:38 a.m.

Said on Fight Me IRL...

#19

If youre looking to refill your hand quick; I'd suggest Hunter's Insight and also Momentous Fall if something will die anyway. Maybe Mouth / Feed, or Soul's Majesty on your commander. Gotta keep pace w blue players

Ogre Battledriver is one that goes very well with infect creatures. As does Xenagos, God of Revels

It all depends on budget. There's other really expensive cards too. I think your deck looks fun +1 from me!

Hopefully you'll swing by my gruul deck for ideas and an upvote!

October 4, 2017 10:52 p.m.

Clearly these are nice pirates! There's a lot of room for interpretation with a tribe like them; especially since some cards are gruesome af

Vraska could be terrifying. Jace losing his mind is a gnarly toy for her to play with. I'm glad they cleared it up how she found him (Thaumatic Compass). One of the other players was talking crap about the plot at prerelease. It does kinda look like jace's cloak (?)

I'm down with the tribe perspectives. Think the conquistadors will have a story? They're sketchy. F religious zealots sucking the life out of ppl lol

October 4, 2017 10:22 p.m.

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