Sword of the Animist

Sword of the Animist

Legendary Artifact — Equipment

Equipped creature gets +1/+1.

Whenever equipped creature attacks, you may search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.

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Sword of the Animist Discussion

bushido_man96 on I got 99 swords but feast and famine aint one

2 days ago

jakeyuki12, good points on the lands.

Reliquary Tower would be a good one to go into this deck for one of the other colorless tappers, due to all the card draw. You'll also want more basics to make use of Sword of the Animist, and I don't think you run enough currently to make decent use of that or Isolated Watchtower. Cryptic Caves is ok, but Bonders' Enclave might be better for card draw, if that's what you are wanting. Westvale Abbey  Flip seems very out of place here.

Optimator on Giant's Deck

3 weeks ago

So as far as ramp cards I can give you, I have:

Mind Stone - Worn Powerstone - Dowsing Dagger  Flip - Prismatic Lens - Darksteel Ingot - Arcane Signet - Boros Signet - Heraldic Banner - Hedron Archive - Talisman of Conviction - Coldsteel Heart - Dreamstone Hedron - Burnished Hart - Commander's Sphere


Cards I don't have that you may want to consider:

Sword of the Animist - Wayfarer's Bauble - Gilded Lotus - Nyx Lotus - Thran Dynamo - Fire Diamond - Marble Diamond - Solemn Simulacrum (can be thrown with Brion!) - Star Compass - Sisay's Ring - Ur-Golem's Eye - Firemind Vessel - Cloud Key - Empowered Autogenerator - Lavabrink Floodgates - Guardian Idol

I really like Gilded Lotus and Thran Dynamo a lot. This really is a deck where you want to get to 8+ mana.

I would recommend at least ten pieces of ramp, perhaps even twelve. Definitely no fewer than ten in my opinion. Perhaps six that add 1 mana and four than add 2+ mana? Something like that. Getting Brion out a turn early, while not vital, can be convenient as he can pad your life total.


I would recommend 36-38 lands.

iBurgerKing on Best Red Creature???

3 weeks ago

oshus96 Explorer's Scope would definitely be in here except for the fact Moraug only triggers landfall during the main phase. Unfortunately, this means no extra combat from the scope and is also what keeps Sword of the Animist going pseudo-infinite with Moraug (endless combats until you are out of basics).

StopShot on Opposition Agent needs a preemptive …

3 weeks ago

skoobysnackz, What about Evolving Wilds, Terramorphic Expanse, Ash Barrens, Fabled Passage, Prismatic Vista, Armillary Sphere, Bant Panorama, Esper Panorama, Grixis Panorama, Jund Panorama, Grixis Panorama, Blighted Woodland, Burnished Hart, Expedition Map, Myriad Landscape, Renegade Map, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Solemn Simulacrum, Sword of the Animist, Thaumatic Compass  Flip, Thawing Glaciers, Traveler's Amulet, Wanderer's Twig, Wayfarer's Bauble, or Wood Elves?

For some of the casual play groups I’ve been in Opposition Agent would really hose their ability to mana-fix and I can’t think of anything more annoying than sitting on removal you could use to take it out, but not having the right mana to cast it.

MrFuzzykenz on Angels Brought The Apocalypse

4 weeks ago

Thank you for seriously checking out my deck MrKillStar! I happy you enjoy my angel themed deck! Ironically the second theme for this deck is actually board-wipes. While white doesn't have good ramp or card draw they have great board-wipes and many of them.

The reason why I don't have many ramp cards or rocks in this deck is actually because of the board-wipes. There's no point in having mana rocks and ramp spells if I blow them up on my own! Back in my UPDATE: 01/06/20 I actually stopped using board-wipes to include artifacts like Cloud Key, Urza's Incubator, Semblance Anvil, Lifeline, Planar Bridge, and cards like Lightning Greaves to protect the more important angels. And of course I add Sol Ring and other mana rocks like that, however even with all this awesome casting cost reduction I still ran into the problem of drawing cards in white. I would effectively dumb my whole hand successfully but then have to top-deck for the rest of the game, which didn't work out most of the time. Which is why I now have my deck the way it is.

Currently my main source of ramp in this deck is through Sword of the Animist, with a couple tutor cards to find it early Open the Armory and Steelshaper's Gift. However, with the sheer amount of board-wipes that target everything and not just creatures, I can easily sit back and wait to draw mana every turn. I have found when playing this deck with my group of friends that they must kill me early because if they don't I'll have board control and to much life-link to deal with, especially because I'll be nuking the board constantly in tell I'm in the best position.

I've definitely considered Endless Horizons but I think I was using Smothering Tithe instead. I definitely won't use Sunscour because I need all the cards I can get.

I couldn't click on your link to show more card draw artifacts but I'd love to get my hands on them.

MrKillStar on Angels Brought The Apocalypse

1 month ago

I really like Angel themed decks, but the only problem is, most angels are just super expensive and looking at your deck list, there is just no ramp, except very few cards... Im just gonna type some cards, maybe you'll like some, most likely not all of them, just so you have some larger pool of cards to choose from. :)

Myriad Landscape/Burnished Hart is alright; Land Tax is just auto-include in most decks; Caged Sun is also good, but you need to ramp into it somehow; Sword of the Animist is ok, but you need to swing with a creature and there are no Haste enablers (not even Lightning Greaves.

First of all, I would cut exile board wipes, since it just hurts mono-white without ramp the most (Play of the Game and Perilous Vault). You could hold priority and cast Teferi's Protection, but.. dont really know about that... :D

Sunscour should have really good place in mono-white deck.
Endless Horizons - is something like budget of Land Tax, but can also help to thin your deck after you get enough mana on board.
Planar Bridge,Planar Portal,Thran Temporal Gateway,Belbe's Portal,Cryptic Gateway - to either search for anything or put big stuff directly on board. Urza's Incubator should be there to reduce mana cost of your big angels.

worldslayer -> protect your creatures and artifacts: Show

Card draw in white isnt the best, so using artifacts is really helpful, both for ramp and card draw: Show

Some mana rocks for sure: Show

Some ramp with white creatures and spells: Show

Tzefick on Sword of Life and Limb

1 month ago

I find it a bit amusing how not two months ago there was posted a thread specifically dedicated to brew card ideas for the remaining 3 Swords of X and Y and then this shows up.

DemonDragonJ I would agree that having three abilities would break the pattern.

Personally I think the life gain is already covered by Sword of Light and Shadow and Sword of War and Peace. One static, one dynamic.

There is already token generation with Sword of Body and Mind.

Personally I think the Sword should do something a bit different than that. Please keep in mind that the Swords have generally been designed to be beneficial to most colors and multiple strategies - hence why a Sword like Sword of Body and Mind is generally considered the worst/most niche, closely followed by Sword of War and Peace. The latter because it doesn't affect the board and lifegain is... only relevant in certain situations. If you make a token generator + Populate effect, it works by itself but is generally not useful for many decks.

Take a Sword like Sword of Truth and Justice. It plays well by itself by enabling its own scaling when you have multiple creatures. However you can also utilize the Proliferate on poison counters, -1/-1 counters, planeswalker loyalty counters. It has built-in support for multiple strategies.

A card like Sword of Sinew and Steel is more niche, but it has some very powerful removal effects to compensate. In addition the protections are very on-point in protecting against most targeted removal and all of red's board wipe repertoire.

Tokens for the sake of tokens is often not that impressive. That's why I would suggest to aim for something else than basic token generation.

If you are hellbent on the token generation I would consider granting a different incentive:


Alternative A Show


Alternative B Show


If we're being honest, most of the swords don't see play and those that do are mostly Sword of Feast and Famine and Sword of Fire and Ice. I've seen a fair bit of Sword of Truth and Justice as well. I think hitting around that spot would be ideal.



If we aim for something else than basic token generation, we could aim for some tech options.

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seshiro_of_the_orochi on I've got crabs...

1 month ago

Very cool deck, I like this. I do have some suggestions for you:

Sword of the Animist is great ramp. Perplexing Chimera is a very annoying card and fits your swap theme. Also, you could try Meloku the Clouded Mirror. If you ever overload on lands and thus can't activate Charix without killing it, you could activate him once or twice.

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