Creature — Elf Shaman Ally
: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.Spend this mana only to cast a creature spell.
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Beastcaller Savant Discussion
1 day ago
Personally I would remove Bala Ged Thief and Beastcaller Savant because 1. While Bala Ged Thief is a good card, it doesn't really contribute to your wincons and 2. I would remove Beastcaller Savant because it has a very minimal effect on your board state as a whole(in other words I think that card slot would be used more effectively with a different card). I run a similar setup to you but with less lands without any mana issues if youre worried about that. Gideon's Phalanx is very expensive for the effect that it gives but I respect your choice. If anything you should probably swap Join the Ranks with Unified Front since it does the same thing but better, same with Swiftfoot Boots and Lightning Greaves . I'm not sure how much use you get out of Amulet of Vigor but it doesn't seem like it would have a big effect on this deck, maybe consider Darksteel Plate instead. Selfless Glyphweaver Flip could also be a really good choice for on demand indestructible, maybe replace Drana's Emissary .
7 months ago
You avoiding Ancestral Statue combos on purpose? I guess either way, I'd suggest Neoform and Weird Harvest to look up your Cloudstone combos even though they're both a bit better with Ancestral Statue and Walking Ballista. You can also substitute creatures that immediately replace their mana along with your morph creatures. Consider Beastcaller Savant, Cloud of Faeries, Peregrine Drake, Great Whale, Palinchron, and/or Stadium Vendors.
Feel free to check out my list for ideas, it's Cloudstone and Ancestral combo and the list is pretty optimized. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid
10 months ago
I don't know if you're still checking this, as this was written 5 months ago... But hi! This deck helped give me inspiration for my own elf tribal deck, so I thought I'd come in and give a few pieces of advice in some areas. Cards like Rosethorn Acolyte, Quirion Elves, Paradise Druid, Lifespring Druid, Boreal Druid, and Beastcaller Savant probably aren't the best for this deck. They can commonly be amazing in multicolored decks, as this saves you in the case of not drawing a certain land early on... But this is a mono-colored deck, leading most of these cards, which are balanced due to being able to produce any color, worse than most of your normal, green mana producing options. I would also recommend a cards such as Coat of Arms, Door of Destinies, Herald's Horn, and Vanquisher's Banner. These make a tribal deck go from "Hey, look at all those small creatures, that's worrying" to "Hey, look at that hoard of 10/10 creatures, time to concede". Dark Depths is also a lot of fun, as getting large amounts of mana is fairly simple, but I love your use of Helix Pinnacle (And am probably going to put that in my own deck). Hopefully this advice helps if you're still interested in the deck, because it has so many parts to it that look amazing, and it would be cool to see it worked on a bit more! Good luck in all your future deck building.
11 months ago
Bad: Brilliant Spectrum Dutiful Return Cancel Unsummon Retreat to Hagra Saving Grace Reliquary Tower Bloodbond Vampire Coralhelm Guide Drana's Emissary Hagra Sharpshooter Halimar Tidecaller Infantry Veteran Kalastria Nightwatch Lifespring Druid Ondu War Cleric Reckless Cohort Tajuru Pathwarden Umara Entangler Zulaport Chainmage
Recommendations: Sea Gate Loremaster Turntimber Ranger Beastcaller Savant Tajuru Warcaller Agadeem Occultist Angelic Captain Irregular Cohort Akoum Battlesinger Kazandu Blademaster Tajuru Archer Graveshifter Unsettled Mariner Unified Front Distant Melody Oblivion Ring Gideon, Ally of Zendikar Pillar of Origins Mana Geode Prismatic Lens Ally Encampment Evolving Wilds Terramorphic Expanse
1 year ago
Animar's main thing is if you can get an ability on a creature, run it over the spell version so Animar gets a counter and provides a discount.
Red typically adds haste enablers. Ogre Battledriver, Urabrask the Hidden, and Maelstrom Wanderer are your best bets. The rest of what red offers ranges from Imperial Recruiter to Dockside Extortionist to Stalking Vengeance (a hilarious clone target... I've had 4 copies at once before)
Feel free to check out my list for ideas. It's more of a competitive combo list at this point but there's plenty of cards that translate to aggro. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid
1 year ago
Imperial Recruiter deserves a spot. It enables Animar's most efficient combo line using other cards you already run.
Imperial Recruiter looking up Phyrexian Metamorph.
Play Metamorph for 2 life and copy Imperial Recruiter to look up Spellseeker.
Play Spellseeker to look up Neoform.
Play Neoform and sac Spellseeker to look up Ancestral Statue.
Play and bounce Ancestral Statue over and over until Animar is big enough to play a lethal Walking Ballista. You then use Ancestral Statue's final trigger to bounce Phyrexian Metamorph to your hand.
Play Metamorph for 2 life and copy Imperial Recruiter to look up/play Walking Ballista for the win.
Play Imperial Recruiter to look up Spellseeker.
Play Spellseeker to look up Weird Harvest.
Play Weird Harvest (X = 2) to look up Walking Ballista and Ancestral Statue.
Play Ancestral Statue over and over until Animar is big enough to play a lethal Walking Ballista.
Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid
1 year ago
Cool Deck! +1
However, I do have some suggestions. Marleaf Pixie and Mana Geode don't seem like very good mana ramp cards. Arcane Signet, Firemind Vessel, Thran Dynamo, Worn Powerstone, Prismatic Lens, Gilded Lotus, Mind Stone, Coldsteel Heart, Fyndhorn Elves, Beastcaller Savant and Birds of Paradise are much better options. Also, defiant elves could be replaced, as it is just a 1/1 with trample. Another mana dork might be better, or if you do want a cheap creature with trample, Pelt Collector or Almighty Brushwagg are better.
1 year ago
Ok, I'm starting out with an 'I don't mean to be too critical so take this with a grain of salt'. I have suggestions for additions and cuts.
There's 2 main problems here. 1: Your mana cost is a bit high even for Animar (It's reasonable, I've seen MUCH worse but 3.5 avg. cmc or less is ideal) and 2: Your choice of/number of non-creature spells.
I'll address these out of order.
Cut: Mind Stone, Chromatic Lantern, Commander's Sphere, Kodama's Reach, Cultivate, and Rishkar's Expertise - Replacements: Beastcaller Savant, Rattleclaw Mystic, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Dryad of the Ilysian Grove, Cloud of Faeries, and Peregrine Drake.
I don't want to overwhelm you all at once, so let me know if you're picking up what I'm putting down. I can suggest some cuts/replacements from your creatures if you'd like. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Here's my list for ideas... Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid