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Nonbasic lands don't untap during their controllers' untap steps.

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multimedia on Animar Crossing

3 months ago

Hey, nice Cloudstone Curio :)

Dual lands that can ETB untapped are pretty important for color fixing with three color Animar to be able to cast him consistently turn three. Consider more dual lands in place of basic lands especially Mountains? Dual lands that can make green mana for a turn one green mana dork should be priority.

Some options within your budget to consider, ordered from less expensive to more:

20 basic lands is too much for three colors and you're not trying to take advantage of Blood Moon / Back to Basics . You want to be able to consistently cast a green one drop mana dork, but that's going to be a problem with almost the same number of Forests than Mountains and Islands. My advice is cut Mountains and Islands for dual lands that can make these colors.

Cut more Mountains than Islands because overall red is less important than blue. You really only need red for Animar thus let dual lands and other nonland sources provide red mana and not basic lands. The more Mountains you can cut for dual lands the more consistent getting green and blue will be while not sacrificing red.

Good luck with your deck.

zobster on Kestia bestow

3 months ago

Hey sorry that this list is so general and is mostly blue. These are some fun cards that are very general that are annoying, chaos or just improve your game that I always consider putting in when making a deck. Here's the list: Overburden , Telepathy , Zur's Weirding , Mana Vapors , Fatespinner , Kira, Great Glass-Spinner , Spellskite , Psychic Battle , Back to Basics , Aura Thief , Portcullis , Trinisphere , Nether Void , Blind Obedience , Ritual of Subdual , Contamination , Grip of Chaos , Confusion in the Ranks , Braid of Fire , Humility , Mana Vortex , Reconnaissance and Fanatical Devotion

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