Birds of Paradise
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April 13, 2013


Animar, Soul of Elements has a lot going for him. First, he's cheap. Don't underestimate the value of a cheap commander. Not only can you get a cheap commander out earlier, but you also will be able to cast him/her a couple extra times. Second, he has built in protection. Pro white and pro black protects Animar from a lot removal. And finally, he's powerful and easy to build around. All you gotta do is cast creatures, and in a deck with 51 creatures, that won't be a problem.

Some commander themes really require you to jump through hoops but a majority of this deck is just generally good creatures. There are a few that play into Animar's theme specifically, however. In the place of utility spells I used utility creatures. For example, cards like Birds of Paradise, Farhaven Elf, and Somberwald Sage provide mana. While Archivist, Consecrated Sphinx, Soul of the Harvest, and Primordial Sage draw cards. Card draw is especially important because if all goes according to plan you'll be throwing down multiple creatures a turn. Check it out!

Acidic Slime
Ancient Ziggurat
Artisan of Kozilek
Birds of Paradise
Breeding Pool
Champion's Helm
Citanul Woodreaders
Command Tower
Consecrated Sphinx
Copperline Gorge
Darksteel Colossus
Deadly Recluse
Enclave Cryptologist
Evolving Wilds
Farhaven Elf
Fauna Shaman
Fierce Empath
Flametongue Kavu
Fog Bank
5 Forest
Frost Titan
Garruk's Horde
Garruk's Packleader
Gilded Lotus
Gruul Signet
Gruul Turf
Hinterland Harbor
Inferno Titan
Intet, the Dreamer
5 Island
Izzet Boilerworks
Izzet Signet
Karplusan Forest
Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs
Kozilek's Predator
Lightning Greaves
Lord of Shatterskull Pass
Loxodon Warhammer
Mercurial Chemister
5 Mountain
Nest Invader
Pathrazer of Ulamog
Phantasmal Image
Primordial Sage
Rootbound Crag
Sages of the Anima
Sakura-Tribe Elder
Scute Mob
Shimmering Grotto
Shivan Reef
Simic Growth Chamber
Simic Signet
Slumbering Dragon
Sol Ring
Solemn Simulacrum
Somberwald Sage
Soul of the Harvest
Sower of Temptation
Sphinx of Lost Truths
Sphinx of Uthuun
Stalking Vengeance
Steam Vents
Steel Hellkite
Stomping Ground
Sulfur Falls
Swiftfoot Boots
Sylvan Ranger
Tendo Ice Bridge
Terramorphic Expanse
Trygon Predator
Ulamog's Crusher
Ulvenwald Tracker
Utopia Tree
Utvara Hellkite
Viashino Sandscout
Vivid Crag
Vivid Creek
Vivid Grove
Vow of Wildness
Yavimaya Coast
Yavimaya Elder

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