Animar, Soul of Elements
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Animar, Soul of Elements

Legendary Creature — Elemental

Protection from white and from black ((Remember the acronym debt.) This can't be damaged, enchanted, equipped, blocked or targeted by anything white or anything black. Anything white or anything black attached to this immediately falls off.)

Whenever you cast a creature spell, put a +1/+1 counter on Animar, Soul of Elements.

Creature spells you cast cost less to cast for each +1/+1 counter on Animar.

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legendofa on Triyng to find some Ghen …

3 months ago

Same thing with all the old Commander products. Before they were tied to Standard sets, the Commander sets had a lot of suggestions of new planes and lore that hasn't been expanded on. Something like half of the legendary creatures introduced pre-Commander 2020 (the Ikoria one) have no more than a short paragraph of background, with no information on their plane of origin or history.

Personally, I'd like to see some of these get expanded on in independent, non-main-storyline sets. I don't want to get Innistrad 5: Sigarda Harder and Ravnica 6: Nivvin' All Day before we learn where Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter and Animar, Soul of Elements are from. There's a lot of open potential there, I think.

GingerLife117 on Horde of Notions

3 months ago

It could probably use a little more card draw......I do have a Mulldrifter and the cluestones can draw if I sacrifice them....the one that would help the most is the Vanquisher's Banner....I also really want to run all of the Omnaths and an Animar, Soul of Elements and maybe a Maelstrom Wanderer but it doesn't necessarily need a wanderer.....Greensleeves, Maro-Sorcerer would also go good in it but also doesn't need need it....and any of the Titanias would go better in it than greensleeves

legendofa on How Did Riku Lose Popularity?

3 months ago

The original Commander 2011 commanders were as much defining and refining the color space for enemy trios as they were introducing a new product. The last 10+ years have seen a lot of development, and what was exploratory and experimental then is well-established now. If nothing else, there are simply a lot more options--a deck that might have been headed by Riku of Two Reflections could now be Iluna, Apex of Wishes or Xyris, the Writhing Storm or Surrak Dragonclaw. If you were playing before 2019, you had five options: Riku, Surrak, Animar, Soul of Elements, Maelstrom Wanderer, or Intet, the Dreamer. Now, there are more options, and more specialized options. The four years since then have quadrupled the lost of possible commanders for that color set.

I haven't seen a Ruhan of the Fomori or Damia, Sage of Stone deck for a very long time, but those were popular, too.

Aosana on

8 months ago

Vigor may be a good choice for your sideboard! It fits the tribal Elemental theme while simultaneously helping you against mill strategies if you ever encounter them. It also pairs well with your Animar, Soul of Elements. Similarly, Bojuka Bog and/or Ground Seal could be nice sideboard options in preparation for decks that use their graveyards often. Your Endurance already fulfills both of those niche options, though, but it never hurts to have more preparations!

nbarry223 on Modern Horizons 3 Predictions/Wishlist

8 months ago

Honestly, I could see cards like Swords to Plowshares, Back to Basics, Toxic Deluge, Archaeomancer's Map, Tainted Pact and Animar, Soul of Elements being downshifted to modern. Anything that either: 1. Empowers control, 2. Encourages deck diversity instead of 4 copies of everything, or 3. Encourages go wide creature strategies would be a positive for the format in my opinion. Right now, the format is far too many tempo aggro type decks, with combo coming in as a close second (usually with tempo/control elements to back up the combo).

Control is near non-existant if it isn't there to slow you down enough for them to get their combo off. I'm not asking for something like Celestial Colonnade to become the all star finisher of a control deck again, but I would like to see an uptick in control to rebalance the current meta. Honestly Animar, Soul of Elements is probably too slow for the format, but you should get my point.

Azoth2099 on Animar

11 months ago


Animar, Soul of Elements is the reason I initially got into Temur, love that guy!

As a longtime brewer of this particular Commander, I'd highly recommend a few cards. Shrieking Drake, Ancestral Statue, Surrak Dragonclaw & Wandering Archaic  Flip are bangers. I'd also recommend running a huge amount of Dorks like Llanowar Elves & Bloom Tender, they offer insane value in conjunction with this particular Commander. If you're not running anti-Artifact Stax like Collector Ouphe, I'd run a few Mana Rocks as well like Sol Ring & Arcane Signet.

If you're really trying to push the power level, cards like Dockside Extortionist, Treasure Nabber, Spellseeker, Imperial Recruiter, Phantasmal Image, Phyrexian Metamorph, Grazilaxx, Illithid Scholar, Toski, Bearer of Secrets & Consecrated Sphinx will do just that.

Certain artifacts like Conqueror's Flail, Cloudstone Curio & The Ozolith are also worth thinking about.

Certain other pieces like Trinket Mage, Tribute Mage, Trophy Mage, Goblin Welder & Fauna Shaman can help you quickly Tutor up what you need in a synergistic way, but I'd also recommend Gamble & Worldly Tutor.

Last_Laugh on Multiverse United [Jodah, The Unifier]

11 months ago

Animar, Soul of Elements and The Kenriths' Royal Funeral will both help reduce costs to chain more spells in a turn.

While my Jodah deck is more of a meme where I set a lot of restrictions to make a more fair jodah deck (like Keruga as a companion, only 1 non-legendary, etc.) it might still give you a few ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated "Shanked By Jank" - Featuring Jodah and Keruga

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