Anara, Wolvid Familiar

Anara, Wolvid Familiar

Legendary Creature — Wolf Beast

As long as it's your turn, commanders you control have indestructible. (Effects that say "destroy" don't destroy them. A creature with indestructible can't be destroyed by damage.)

Partner (You can have two commanders if both have partner.)

Anara, Wolvid Familiar Discussion

Ziusdra on Card creation challenge

1 week ago

I want a partner that works well with commanders that want to attack. Falthis, Shadowcat Familiar and Anara, Wolvid Familiar are the kinds of partners I have in mind.


Tokezu, Frontline Shinobi

Legendary Creature - Human Ninja

First strike

Ninjutsu

Partner

Other commanders you control have Myriad. If you would sacrifice another commander due to the Legend rule, you may instead return it to your hand. It gains Ninjutsu until end of turn, and its Ninjutsu cost is equal to its mana value.

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The schenanegans you can get up to with this card... here's the idea: Your other commander attacks Player A, along with one or two non-legendary creatures, for instance. Maybe you also have a non-legend attacking Player B. That commander becomes Myriad, which means you make token copies of it that attack all players. Legend rule means you sacrifice two of them, so if you sac the nontoken one (attacking player A) and the one attacking player B, you now have your other commander as a token attacking player C, with the original commander now in your hand with Ninjutsu = its mana value. You now can threaten to put it back onto the battlefield with its newfound Ninjustu ability, replacing any of your attacking creatures, so it can come in and surprise damage any player. You get extra mileage from its ETB effect, or guarantee a trigger from a damaging a player. Or you can wait until the token damages a player, and then Ninjutsu it in after damage, before the token goes away. The point is, you gain so much ninja unpredictability, and it really lends itself to commander damage-focused partners.

Wild!

TypicalTimmy on Renegh, Stalwart General

3 months ago

Renegh, Stalwart General

Some fun pairings:

  • Anara, Wolvid Familiar to give them both melee, vigilance and indestructible on your turn. In Naya, there are a lot of ways to make this very useful.
  • Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder because of the double strike and lifelink, the melee is going to net you a huge return. A 4/4 Renegh, when you attack all three opponents, becomes a 7/7. That's 14 combat damage and 14 life. And with vigilance, there is no reason to not attack at all times.
  • Esior, Wardwing Familiar will make it harder to interact with your two Commanders. This gives you great protection while offering you solid combat in both the attacking and blocking phases. All around, great flexibility within Jeskai.
  • Falthis, Shadowcat Familiar will allow you to apply the pressure only in the way Mardu can.
  • Kamahl, Heart of Krosa is a bit costly, but the benefits are pretty huge. A 4/4 Renegh becomes a 7/7 with melee and a further 10/10 with Kamahl. With the trample and vigilance, you can easily knock an opponent out of the game quickly. Realizing that Kamahl also would benefit from the melee, vigilance, +3/+3 and trample, you'd be looking at a 5/5 into an 8/8 into an 11/11. So you'd be swinging with a 10/10 and an 11/11. Now yes, it is true that each of these Commanders track their own damage separately, but realize this is still a 2-turn clock regardless. If they both connect for the full amount, that's 21 damage. One more hit is 42 and game. Likewise, you can swing at one opponent with a 10/10 and one with an 11/11. This is still a 2-turn clock with connecting for 20 and 22 damage the next turn. All you need is to bump Renegh a little more and she hits for lethal. You can literally take two opponents down in 2 turns, and the final opponent down in another 2 turns, just with these two Commanders alone.

SwedishPlumber on Tovolar's Dog Soldiers

4 months ago

I would personally add in Anara, Wolvid Familiar

This is a Solid Wolf that will also help give your commander some protection as long as it is your turn.

multimedia on Draggin' Grwl

6 months ago

Hey, you're welcome, nice changes.

Vigor prevents enrage from happening since it prevents damage dealt to Vron. It's a replacement effect which replaces the damage that is dealt with +1/+1 counters since damage isn't dealt enrage doesn't trigger. Rite of Passage works how you want with Vron because it doesn't prevent damage, but also puts a +1/+1 counter when damage is dealt.

Goblin Bombardment could replace many different cards simply because it's a win condition with Vron that's only two mana. Bombardment is also another card to infinite combo with Polyraptor and it can prevent ending the game in a draw with Marauding Raptor + Polyraptor. Anara, Wolvid Familiar could replace Cacophodon. Is Cacophodon part of a combo that I'm not seeing? Crop Rotation could replace Steel Wall.

Rishkar's Expertise and Return of the Wildspeaker are in the precon and they can draw a lot of cards because Vron starts at 5 power. Return being an instant can be cast not on your turn to fill your hand of cards to choose from to cast on your next turn. These spells are excellent with Klauth, Unrivaled Ancient and Old Gnawbone who can make a ton of mana to cast all the cards you draw.

Expertise and Return are actually better spells here than Kindred Summons because with Vron no matter what you're drawing at least 5 cards. Summons requires that you control many Dragons to get the same amount of value. One advantage of Summons is instant speed to potentially reveal both Gnawbone + Charger, cheating them onto the battlefield, but without a way to arrange these Dragons to the top of your library that will be rare.

Sword of Hours is in the precon and it does a lot with Vron since it's a source of repeatable die roll and a way to make Vron bigger with +1/+1 counters. Some budget lands to consider adding in place of some basic lands: Naya Panorama, Jund Panorama, Bonders' Enclave, Rogue's Passage.


Some changes to consider:

multimedia on Draggin' Grwl

7 months ago

Hey, good upgrades for the precon. Nice Gnawbone + Charger combo. Other than Gnawbone most upgrades here are budget.

What the precon doesn't have is a way to make Vron indestructible since then he can take infinite damage to enrage which can make Scourge, Outpost or Warstorm a burn win condition. Some budget ways to make Vron indestructible:

Hammer of Nazahn, Darksteel Plate, Heroic Intervention are three expensive price ways to make Vron indestructible.

Greater Good and Goblin Bombardment are budget cards for Dragon Spirits because when a Dragon Spirit does damage it triggers. When this trigger goes to the stack it has to resolve from the stack for the Dragon Spirit to be saced. You can response to the trigger and sac the Dragon Spirit for value. Greater is draw 5 cards and Bombardment lets you do 1 damage to Vron to create another Dragon Spirit. Bombardment is also a burn win condition when Vron is indestructible.


Some changes to consider:

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Draconic rage (upgrated)

8 months ago

Hey, pretty good upgrades for the precon, but calling your version competitive is a bit of a stretch.

Because of such a high budget for upgrades then I don't think you need several holdovers that are still here.

  • Temple of the Dragon Queen
  • Wild Endeavor
  • Bag of Tricks
  • Neverwinter Hydra
  • Hoarding Ogre
  • Hoard-Smelter Dragon
  • Shivan Hellkite
  • Colossal Majesty

An interaction with Dragon Spirits that isn't included in the precon is being able to sac the token before it's saced after doing damage. When a Dragon Spirit does any damage it's sac trigger goes to the stack and must resolve for the token to be saced. You can response to this trigger and sac the token for other value. Greater Good is draw 5 cards and Goblin Bombardment is do 1 damage to Vrondiss to create another Dragon Spirit or trigger other enrage such as from Ripjaw Raptor.

Bombardment is also part of a combo as win condition when Vrondiss is indestructible to do infinite damage to all your opponents. Vrondiss who's indestructible + Bombardment + one of Dragon Tempest/Scourge of Valkas/Terror of the Peaks/Outpost Siege.

If you want to utilize this combo then you'll want more ways to make Vrondiss indestructible since Heroic Intervention is currently the only way here.

  • Hammer of Nazahn: when it ETB it equips for free to Vrondiss or any other creature you control.
  • Anara, Wolvid Familiar
  • Roar of Challenge: as long as an opponent has a creature then it can start the combo when opponent's creature does damage to Vrondiss. Without the combo this can wreck an opponents board of creatures and each one who does damage to Vrondiss triggers his enrage to potentially create a lot of Spirit Dragons.
  • Tyrite Sanctum

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on MEATDOWN

8 months ago

Hey, nice upgrades for the precon and funny deck name.

Goblin Bombardment can do 1 damage to any target for enrage. When Dragon Spirits do damage their sac trigger goes onto the stack and it has to resolve before the Dragon Spirit is saced. When this trigger happens you can response to it by sacing the Dragon Spirit with Bombardment to do 1 damage to Vrondiss to create another Dragon Spirit or target another creature like Ripjaw Raptor. Greater Good is another powerful sac outlet to take advantage of Dragon Spirits sac trigger. In response sac the Dragon Spirit to draw 5 cards.

Cutting Scourge of Valkas from the precon is a mistake. It's a Dragon body that has Dragon Tempest effect and it can trigger Vrondiss enrage the turn it ETB. Scourge of Valkas --> Hydra Omnivore


To really abuse Vrondiss consider more indestructible? You have Heroic Intervention, but consider more ways?

Roar of Challenge can do a lot with Vrondiss for three mana because he has more than 4 power. It makes him indestructible and forces an opponent who has creatures for all them block him which each creature who does this is one instance of damage/enrage to Vrondiss to potentially create a lot Dragon Spirits.

Because you have Stomping Ground, Cinder Glade and Highland Forest than Farseek is an upgrade for Rampant Growth. Karplusan Forest, Fire-Lit Thicket, Rootbound Crag, Jund Panorama are some less expensive lands to consider adding.

Good luck with your deck.

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