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- Eldrazi Displacer + Peregrine Drake
- Archaeomancer + Displace + Peregrine Drake
- Deadeye Navigator + Peregrine Drake
- Cavern Harpy + Peregrine Drake
- Deadeye Navigator + Peregrine Drake + Prosperity
|Commander / EDH
|Commander: Rule 0
|Pauper Duel Commander
Creature — Drake
When Peregrine Drake enters the battlefield, untap up to five lands.
10 months ago
1 year ago
There's a few spots here where you've opted for non-creature effects over creatures serving the same functions.
Ramp: Beastcaller Savant is very similar to a morph creature thanks to haste and paying for his own 1 mana to recast in combos. Wild Cantor is a turn 2 Animar option. I'd suggest dropping your artifact/sorcery ramp for more 2 drop creatures (and Birds of Paradise). Cloud of Faeries and Peregrine Drake are both ramp and combo pieces here.
Combo: Weird Harvest and Ancestral Statue will enable a combo with Purphoros. It'd need 3 counters on Animar, , and Harvest in hand. Harvest for to look up Purph/Statue, play statue for , then play Ancestral Statue targeting itself with it's own etb over and over.
My list isn't budget friendly, but it should still help. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid ⫷PRIMER⫸
1 year ago
I have a Budget Animar deck built around morph.
Couple questions, first is what is the goal of the deck? Briefly looking, seems to be a Tuned (Mid) 5 or 6 deck, is your goal to stay around that or looking to build towards an Optimed (High) 7 or 8? It really will change what the recommendations are in terms of Land Base / Ramp Efficiency / Combo / Mana-Curve.
The obvious missing card here is Ancestral Statue. With Animar, Soul of Elements at 4 counters, he can make an infinitely large general just by repeatedly bouncing Ancestral Statue with itself. It also contributes to the infinite ETB triggers for things like Beast Whisperer and Purphoros, God of the Forge as examples. You have some non-morph in there, so I'm not sure its a flavor exclude, but maybe a no-combo exclude?
Keep in mind too that although Animar, Soul of Elements discounts the casting cost to play the morph face down, however, he doesn't discount the morph cost to flip them back up, so you have to selective on the morphs you choose, otherwise you lose the ability to activate their morph abilities.
There are some noteable ramp creatures missings, Birds of Paradise for sure, flying/ramp/animar counter, checks lots of boxes. Solemn Simulacrum can be decent ramp, he sticks with a 5/6 theme a bit tougher to find space in a 7/8 if that is the goal. Peregrine Drake is another notable ramp createure.
Dunno why Stuffy Doll would be in here, he needs either a Blazing Sunsteel or Ill-Tempered Loner Flip to elminate a single opponent, so no highly efficient. You dont really have a way to retarget him either, even with a Blazing Sunsteel would need more creatures like Icefeather Aven or Echo Tracer. Not recommending, just saying without more bounce he just wasting a spot.
Aether Hub just seems like a bad City of Brass or Mana Confluence. There a lots of lands that would improve your deck, commander lands like Rejuvenating Springs/Training Center or fetch lands like Misty Rainforest/Wooded Foothills.
Keep Safe isn't a modular counterspell. Just a plain Counterspell would be better. Depending on power level, there are 0 mana counterspells, 1 mana counterspells, and good 2 mana counterspells. Also, don't forget you have your morphs with counterspells.
Shaleskin Plower is a good example of a heavy morph cost, for an ability you dont really need.
Gilded Lotus isn't reduced by the general counters, not sure why we would want it.
Have lots more ideas, just need a deck goal point of reference to give some better recommendations.
1 year ago
Whitemane Lion and/or Stonecloaker and/or Venser, Shaper Savant to repeatedly trigger Chulane on opponent turns without needing a flash enabler. Venser can also be a wincon with Panharmonicon + Peregrine Drake, you have both.
Aether Channeler, choose from three different modes including draw a card, that's better than Inspiring Overseer. With 40 lands, Tatyova, Benthic Druid is a better 5 drop for draw/life than Cloudblazer. Cloudblazer needs a lot of extra mana/spell/effect to get repeatable value out of it, Tatyova just a land. You have Mulldrifter, don't need Cloudblazer.
1 year ago
Kodama of the East Tree would be a good card for the deck. Seems like a good way to get a lot of stuff into play very quickly. Plus you can run it in a line with Felidar Retreat (this card is just good with lands) and one of the ravinca bounce lands to make infinite 2/2 tokens. Also, given that you're leaning into a lands theme, replacing stuff like Thran Dynamo with Skyshroud Claim and Thought Vessel with Nature's Lore / Three Visits / Farseek will give your deck more consistency and more late game value (since you run cards like Mirari's Wake).
1 year ago
Peregrine Drake along with an Archaeomancer type effect goes infinite with Ghostly Flicker if you're into that. Peregrine Drake can also generate a ton of mana over time with Soulherder / Flickerwisp / Oji. Also, Illusionist's Stratagem may be worth considering in place of Ghostly Flicker - If you're hitting your infinite combo with Ghostly Flicker, it can feel bad to not actually win with it. I run both instants in my Esper blink deck, so I can draw into the Ghostly Flicker and then cease casting Stratagem and thus avoid self-mill.
1 year ago
Also, what do you think of Cavalier of Dawn to replace Meteor Golem? It works well enough for me in Esper, so I would think would be easy enough to cast in dual color. IME, giving someone a 3/3 body is 100% worth saving the 2 mana.
And finally - Ghostly Flicker and/or Illusionist's Stratagem could be solid includes if you want to change up how your "value" works: Since you have lots of creatures that return instants/sorceries, it goes from with Momentary Blink to , but repeatable as long as you have Archaeomancer or friends out. These also fill a different role than Semester's End since they return the targets to the field immediately, and not at the next end step. (Can also go infinite mana/draw with Peregrine Drake as the second target).
1 year ago
xstaticx, thanks for the primer! I'll plan on looking through it for inspiration! I actually did add Peregrine Drake to go infinite with Emiel the Blessed and a draw creature to create infinite mana and set up turn loop with ewit and Walk the Aeons. I have a few tutors, so hopfully it's enough? I want the deck to be fairly powerful and have an "I win button" but also not so consistent that I'm constantly targeted. Thanks for the input!