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Creature — Human Cleric
When Academy Rector is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, you may exile it. If you do, search your library for an enchantment card, put that card onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.
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Academy Rector Discussion
1 week ago
This happened last week, but I like to know the specifics so I can have a better understanding of the game. The other day, my friend and I, were playing each other one on one with our commander decks. I was using my Teysa, Orzhov Scion deck and he was using his Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire deck.
My board state had Teysa, Orzhov Scion, Weathered Wayfarer, and Academy Rector in play. During my friends turn he had Mimic Vat and Greater Good in play, he casted Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire, and then past the turn. In response I sacked my three creatures to Teysa's ability to exile his commander. He says that everything should've gone on the stack in a way where he could put the Academy Rector under the Mimic Vat and then sac his commander to the Greater Good so that he prevents the Academy trigger and have his commander imprinted on the Mimic Vat. I've looked into it, but couldn't find a direct answer, but I believe the stack should've been put on the stack like this:
Then I would've had priority to play any instants then pass, my friend could do something, and then the Academy's ability would resolve first. Do I have a proper understanding or is my friend right?
3 weeks ago
Got some additions for ya; Mother of Runes, Heliod, God of the Sun, Academy Rector, Serra Ascendant, Rhox Faithmender, Eidolon of Rhetoric, Teferi's Protection, Archaeomancer, Cryptic Command, Jace, the Mind Sculptor, Arcanis the Omnipotent, Omniscience, Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir, Paradox Haze, Grand Arbiter Augustin IV, Detention Sphere, Teferi, Hero of Dominaria.
4 weeks ago
Thanks electromancer for the comments I always appreciate an outside eye for critiquing the deck. I have run Cover of Darkness from time to time and found its usually better in aggressive builds, encourage card draw, but its always one of those cards that never seems to quite make the cut but I always like what it could potentially do. Were I to add it I would probably replace Bitter Ordeal but I am still testing that card.
Harsh Mercy seems on the surface to be a good pick but the problem is I typically play multiplayer so a total of four creature types will be exempt and odds are pretty slim I will actually kill what I really needed removed. Kindred Dominance or Toxic Deluge would probably be suited to my needs for filling in removal duty, although I don't know how I missed that one when I used to play tiny leaders.
True Conviction is a test card currently, I have it in as part of a suite of enchantments to use with Academy Rector depending on the situation it seems like it could be a high impact card. The theory is that it will make a difference by giving me an edge on any defensive blocking and forcing opponents to make unfavorable blocks when my humble 2/2's can hit for four, also the life gain is definitely useful and nightmarish if I have Archangel of Thune out. However, it still needs to be tested and if found lacking I would probably swap it out Cover of Darkness.
Custodi Lich is mainly in here because he tends to net me 2-4 cards is a 4/2 blocker/attacker and sticks it to someone else. Currently the best gotcha moment I have had with it is when a player managed to get a turn two The Gitrog Monster out and nobody had a response, I play my second land for the game and proceeded to cast Custodi Lich using Mana Vault... the laughter at the table man... While he does not work with the reanimation schemes of the deck I don't think I can really replace him unless I find another fairly reliable source of card draw while keeping cleric count up. If they would just print an etb Human Cleric with card draw...
4 weeks ago
Hey lets all be civil here. Civilized people don't think that "wrong" is an entire sentence.
There are no ninjutsu cards in unsets, so "the whole point" of Masterful Ninja can't be that it interacts with ninjutsu. It is a funny card that is both in hand and on the battlefield because haha ninjas. I am inclined to interpret the rules as Neotrup has. If Academy Rector dies and someone exiles it in response to the trigger, you can not then say "well I move her from exile to exile and get to search". She is already in the zone therefore she can not be moved to it. Masterful Ninja is already in your hand, so he can't be moved to it.
Having said this though, silver border cards don't have as clear cut rules as black border. You are already playing with silver border cards so your playgroup has obviously decided to house rule that silver and black border cards can be played together. If any ambiguities like this show up I would let the playgroup vote on how the card works. The person wanting to play the card should abstain from voting, but would break any ties if they happen.
If you do decided that Masterful Ninja can be used to pay ninjutsu costs, then there is nothing removing him from combat and he would still be attacking. This would allow you to as many ninjutsu costs with him as you wanted. He would also still do combat damage in the combat damage step.
4 weeks ago
Hey dude, just thought I could leave a few quick thoughts on cards to change/think about:
I would start by playing 38 lands. This way, we can consistently get to cast Varina on time, and have mana up to either keep our interaction up or activate Varina's ability to create zombies/ditch dead cards in your graveyard.
Here are my suggestions for the lands we can add and non lands we can remove: Cleansing Meditation -> Ancient Tomb: Cleansing Meditation seems narrow and sort of weak. We have a much better version we can use in Austere Command, and you really want this effect, Cleansing Nova may be better as it is more versatile. Academy Rector -> Shambling Vent/Celestial Colonnade: Academy Rector seems out of place here and at four mana, we're already about to cast our other enchantments anyways. I don't know if we have enough enchantments to really warrant it's inclusion.
If you want to, you can also switch Bojuka Bog for something else. We don't have a reliable way of getting it out our deck, and it is only a one shot at exiling the graveyard. Maybe something like Yixlid Jailer or Silent Gravestone? The Jailer is a zombie, so it's on theme :-) Let me know what you think.
1 month ago
And here are some cards that I think would go well in the deck:
- Leyline of Anticipation (The ability to hold up mana to have "answers" is priceless)
- Auramancer's Guise
- Daybreak Coronet
- Eldrazi Conscription
- Ethereal Armor
- Gift of Immortality
- Spectra Ward
- Steel of the Godhead
- Spirit Loop THIS IS NOT LIFELINK! So if a creature with lifelink would gain you double the life.
- Celestial Mantle
- On Serra's Wings
- Ajani's Chosen
- Hanna, Ship's Navigator
- Academy Rector
- Sun Titan
1 month ago
Hey, I was just wondering what your lines normally are for getting Omniscience out? I assume you don't hard cast it, but are there other methods besides Academy Rector? Maybe Dream Halls if you add it, seems like a fun card haha.
1 month ago
Thanks for your comments. Pendrell Mists seems a shoe in. Actually, I like Kumena's Awakening quite a lot. It’s a phyrexian arena for one additional mana and without the life loss. But more importantly, it can set up a protective lock with Solitary Confinement without relying on enchantresses and drawing enough enchantments.
Academy Rector will go in when I’ve sold enough other cards to buy it... might take a while