Whenever you play a creature spell, you may pay . If you do, return target creature to its owner's hand.
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Equilibrium occurrence in decks from the last year
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4 weeks ago
The main thing I'm seeing that this deck needs some work on is lowering your non-creature spells by a LOT and adding bounce enablers. Most Animar decks run less than 20 non-creatures and instead run similar effects on their creatures.
Other random suggestions: Walking Ballista is your most mana efficient finisher with Ancestral Statue. Vizier of the Menagerie is excellent draw on a damn good card. Shrieking Drake is a fairer version of Ancestral Statue. Clones like Dack's Duplicate, Stunt Double, etc. work great with land untappers like Great Whale and the others you already run.
Feel free to check out my list for ideas. It's not budget friendly but there's still budget cards to pick through. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid
4 months ago
You might like these: Sanctum of Eternity, Temur Sabertooth, Vedalken Mastermind, Mimic Vat, Simic Growth Chamber, Stone-Seeder Hierophant, Expedition Map, Pir's Whim, Hour of Promise, Teferi's Ageless Insight, Beast Whisperer, Garruk's Packleader, Alchemist's Refuge, Portal of Sanctuary, Equilibrium, Tradewind Rider
4 months ago
I've never seen a lot of the cards you're running and I love it. Equilibrium is one of the coolest blue cards I've seen in a while. If you're running Tribute Mage and also want protection for Sen Triplets why not: Swiftfoot Boots or Lightning Greaves. Diplomatic Immunity is also a swell way to protect them. Check out Girls Just Wanna Have Fun it's my ultra strong Sen Triplets deck for more.
5 months ago
Oh wow, that's a lot of suggestions. Thanks king-saproling!
Lunar Force is an interesting idea that definitely synergizes well with Venser. However to use it properly, you'd be required to use a lot of mana (3 mana on the Force, while saving up another 4 for Venser). Though I think if the ability was a may-ability, it would totally be worth it.
Speaking of "mays," would the same trick work with Perplexing Chimera? I'm not familiar with the fine-print of the interaction, but I believe you could return Chimera to your hand as its ability triggers, and basically steal their spell with no downside (besides paying a total of 9 mana for the exchange)? If that would work, that would be pretty nifty indeed.
Okay, so the Ghostly Flicker/Displace cards are for the combos with stuff like Naru Meha, Master Wizard? Interesting. I haven't thought of that. Does this kind of fall in with your Sigil Tracer suggestion?
I've been keeping Equilibrium in the back of my mind for quite some time now. On paper it's a really good card, but I've found that most of the time, I'd rather be playing something else, and it becomes a dead card in my hand. It does synergize really well with Venser, but it's also pretty mana intensive.
Cloudstone Curio. Now that is a suggestion! I'm still not entirely sure about all of the implications of this card, but right away, I can see that it can potentially make Venser bounce one extra thing every time he hits the board. I suppose that it also makes it easier to bounce Venser back to your hand with another creature if you don't have one of the Gourmet Bagels out. It also allows you to infinitely bounce a Great Whale with a Peregrine Drake (or a Glasspool Mimic Flip/Clever Impersonator/Spark Double/Phyrexian Metamorph for that matter). A definite include.
5 months ago
Cool deck! You might consider these: Lunar Force (this one is really cool. after its trigger goes on the stack, bounce it to your hand with venser. the opp's spell will still be countered by lunar force. it also prevents counter wars as force will counter everything on the stack while it's out), Reality Acid, Vedalken Mastermind, Erratic Portal, Kefnet's Monument, Sunken Hope, Perplexing Chimera, Mirrormade, Cloudstone Curio, Sigil Tracer, Displace, Ghostly Flicker, Equilibrium, Meteor Golem, Duplicant, Merchant Scroll
5 months ago
Equilibrium is a nice card to give you back creatures to flip them again. It works really well.
7 months ago
Owning a card asap is typically your best bet. When you own the card, price jumps benefit you instead of hindering you. I picked up a foil 7th Edition Equilibrium when it was worth $20... now it's the most expensive card I own and is over 15x its original value. Gilded Drake I traded a fnm foil Fatal Push for straight across when they were both $20.
7 months ago
I get what your saying about the Faerie Artisans, I will keep it in the maybe board and keep an eye on the amount of ETB triggers my opponents play, if I can play magic again...
Equilibrium is very good indeed, but to be honest to oppressive. I think I'll have to pass up on playing this card, just because of my history with stacks like cards in the past (and the reaction of the playgroup).
Thanks again for the help!!