Animist's Awakening

Animist's Awakening


Reveal the top X cards of your library. Put all land cards from among them onto the battlefield tapped and the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.

Spell mastery — If there are two or more instant and/or sorcery cards in your graveyard, untap those lands.

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Set Rarity
Commander 2020 (C20) Rare
Magic Origins (ORI) Rare

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Format Legality
Pioneer Legal
Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Legacy Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Limited Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal

Animist's Awakening occurrence in decks from the last year

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Animist's Awakening Discussion

TheValeffort on Zaxara, Xplodes

1 week ago

Considering removing (more imediatly).

  1. Hooded Hydra
  2. Kalonian Hydra
  3. Mistcutter Hydra
  4. Animist's Awakening
  5. Wildest Dreams
  6. Doubling Season
  7. Elemental Bond
  8. Retribution of the Ancients
  9. Putrefy

Not to mention the land base, but this will be a talk for later. Then, for now, I have 9 spots open.

Reznorboy on The Secret World

2 weeks ago


I don't play Pioneer whatsoever,

but assuming that it's in between Modern and Standard in terms of power level, I assume most games will be over by turn 5. Assuming.

I looked at the deck and you will not be able to win at that rate, primarily because even the key combos using Animist's Awakening requires mana to do, because it costs a green and puts a maximum of one mana out per one mana in. I looked and saw that Nyxbloom Ancient is legal in Pioneer. I think the only way you could viably make this work in a combo sense is if you were to first get Nyxbloom Ancient out and then start using Animist's Awakening and draw spells like Opt to get more and actually combo to win.

As an all-out combo win-con deck, I unfortunately do not think it is possible to storm for a win in this format with these cards.

It is possible you could make a control variant, however, major changes would be necessary.

The closest thing to what you are trying to accomplish that I know (or at least think) does work is combos using Auspicious Starrix and Temur Sabertooth in order to mutate the Starrix, get lands off the top, (you would be playing a lot of lands), and then bounce mutating creatures back with the sabertooth to do it again.

Best of Luck.

I_Want_To_PlayAllTheDecks on The Secret World

2 weeks ago

Actually, Idk if this is something you can help me with, but im looking into a pioneer deck built around Aggressive Mining with chaining Animist's Awakening do draw through your deck until you hit a Jace, Wielder of Mysteries or a Thassa's Oracle and win. I could also use Valakut Exploration as a secondary wincon. Support cards could look like Nissa, Steward of Elements to hit what I want with my draws and card like growth spiral to ramp. Maybe even Cultivate and Roiling Regrowth. What do you think? I know no idea is too janky but this might be it.

king-saproling on Toggo and Kodama Gruul Artifacts

2 weeks ago

Oh also Stone-Seeder Hierophant works like Lotus Cobra, netting an extra mana every time a land comes in. Not only that, but you can toss a bunch of rocks on her, follow up with something like Animist's Awakening, then throw a rock in response to each of the Hierophant's untap triggers

Massacar on Hydra Flask

2 weeks ago

Branching Evolution, Elemental Bond, Garruk's Uprising, Animist's Awakening, Finale of Devastation, Finale of Revelation, Exsanguinate

I kept away from all of my infinite combo stuff. Hope you like a few of the options.

Squirrel_of_War on Omnath Landfall

4 weeks ago

Some changes I recommend:



I'll let you know which land to replace as you get the fetches. So far the list looks awesome!

Forkbeard on Zaxara, the Exemplary: Hydra Infestation

1 month ago

Thanks Bassduff! Those infinite mana pieces are core IMO, but I completely get why your group frowns on it. There's been a lot of combo talk recently in my playgroup too and having a 2 card infinite mana combo with one of the pieces sitting in the command zone is pretty potent to say the least.

I like those 3 cards you've mentioned. Leyline of Anticipation is just a great card in blue no matter what you're trying to do - it also pairs really well with Wilderness Reclamation, good call there. Manascape Refractor is interesting! Lots of additional ability that you could take advantage of for big mana. You asked me to suggest 3 other potential replacement cards so I'll give that a shot:

  • Herald of Secret Streams: I've been tempted to add this guy in here for additional evasion.
  • Corpsejack Menace: Many folks have suggested this fungus here and honestly, he probably deserves a slot in the 99 for obvious reasons.
  • Animist's Awakening: Seeing as you're taking out the mana combos, maybe this spell has potential? Getting lands, thinning your deck & probably creating a huge hydra while you're at it seems decent.

  • Nothing revolutionary, but there's a few ideas for you to think about.

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