Academy Rector


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Urza's Destiny (UDS) Rare

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Academy Rector

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.

Academy Rector Discussion

DudeMan1031 on The Advokist's Instrument

6 days ago

It's fine as another win-con. I just have a heavy treasure focus in my Xantcha deck, and I try not to have duplicate cards between decks. Also I think it would work best in an Academy Rector / Grave Pact / Dictate of Erebos / Martyr's Bond focused build.

Lophane on Enchanting

1 week ago

You need to put all your maybeboard cards into your deck, whoever suggested those cards to you is a genius.

Reclamation is also a good card depending on your meta, though people may hate you for it, and depending on how long your games go, Omniscience could be a good addition.

Also Replenish , Serra's Sanctum , Rhystic Study , Academy Rector , Song of the Dryads , Exploration , Land Tax , and Sylvan Library would be great if you have the budget.

Goretast on Karametra, Nature's Battlecruiser

1 week ago

+1, really like the deck and is somewhat similar to mine. I especially like Natural Affinity for the big swings and the potential land wipe on the opponent's side if you have out Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite - gross. Not sure what your budget is for this deck but Academy Rector , Amulet of Vigor , and Cloudstone Curio are huge powerhouses in Karametra. You could also slip in a Stony Silence and it wouldn't hurt you one bit. You should also add Mistveil Plains , it is fetchable with Karametra and lets you recycle cards. I have a high budget deck that might give you some ideas if you want to check it out on my profile.

hkhssweiss on Tenebu's Gravedigging Tendencies | Primer

2 weeks ago

@ Cloudius Haha thanks for stopping by again buddy! Just a couple more and I am finish! Can't wait to see what else you do with your Yennett deck!

@ ThoAlmighty I'll keep that in mind! Unfortunately I don't know how to lower the volume of the music so I guess I'll just turn it off haha. In regards to Altar of Dementia , I used to run it in here but it never was enough when I am going fast combo route, it only obtainable through my tutors unless I draw into it, and it's not my number one tutor target as well for a sac outlet.

For Academy Rector it is actually two fold, the first and foremost reason is to go with protected Protean Hulk line in conjunction with Grand Abolisher with a sac out let on the field as it grabs me my reanimation enchantments. The next other reason is for it to grab Necropotence for the burst refill or Sylvan Library / Survival of the Fittest .

@ Abzkaban Yessir it is a beauty! I need to take a better picture once I get a better camera but for now it will do xD Make sure you kick butt with the Survival in your deck, its been in mines for 4 years!

ThoAlmighty on Tenebu's Gravedigging Tendencies | Primer

2 weeks ago

Altar of Dementia seems like a solid include, and not sure what the synergy with Academy Rector is due to it exiling itself. Getting Survival seems strong, but other tutors are just more versatile.

Also, I'd advise making the music not auto-play when opening the page, or at least turning down the volume. It was quite loud.

Flesh_Addict_ on 1: Urza and his deck of Many Friends

3 weeks ago

darkone8 thanks for your comment!

As far as budget goes, having almost all the cards passed down from 2 generations to me made my life a bit easier for those big boi cards, and newer cards are still being printed so thats nice!

Samut, the Tested is a card everyone really ignored, I liked it a lot and started using her now people at my lgs who build superfriends now see her as a must. To further convince you about her hidden talents Ill debunk her abilities: I completely understand that she seems unviable especially underwhelming with her +1, however, that's not why shes here! Her -2 can kill both your Arena Rector and Academy Rector immediately! Grabbing you an extra planeswalker or your Omniscience / Doubling Season

Alternatively her -7, grabs you 2 more planeswalkers from your deck, and places them directly into play! Usually you have Doubling Season in play when you ult her, so why not ult 2 more planeswalkers while you're at it!

Nissa, Vastwood Seer  Flip was actually in this deck before, the problem is, her flip isn't very powerful. You barely want to ult her, same with Party Jace, and a couple other planeswalkers that are there for there + and - abilities. I wanna ult these bois!

Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker will be added though! Unfortunately it's not in my collection just yet, but once it is I will include him. The question is who to take out?

Cloudius on G/W Survey Corps

3 weeks ago

+1 For a Humans Tribal, Selesnya style and picking Shalai at the helm.

I run a Shalai Tokens deck too, deck link and my recommendations below.

Unleash the Horde!

Commander / EDH Cloudius


1) Teferi's Protection , Unbreakable Formation , Eerie Interlude , Ghostway - Board wipes are the nemesis of all creature based, go-wide strategies. So I'd strongly recommending adding some of these in the deck. Formation has the added benefit of granting your army Vigilance if played during your turn. Interlude and Ghostway, protects your Humans from the dreaded Cyclonic Rift . In many games I've played, when I'm able to survive a board wipe/rift, I usually go on to win the game. Interlude can also be used offensively to blink your creatures with ETB effects (e.g. Angel of Glory's Rise ).

2) Triumph of the Hordes - Cause this can outright win you games... nuff said. Brutal, efficient, and friend-losing plays coming up!

3) Academy Rector , Chord of Calling , Eladamri's Call , Worldly Tutor - Tutors are useful. Rector is a Human Cleric so he fit's the theme very well and fetches you one of your key enchantments. He also helps deter enemies from attacking you at times. Chord is awesome for niffy combat tricks. Imagine tutoring for Avacyn, Angel of Hope in response to your opponent's board wipe!

Hope these helps! Do check out my Shalai deck too so we can exchange ideas going forth. Cheers!

The-Bum on Superfriends and Stax

3 weeks ago

Snow Swamps are just me messing with another deck at my LGS, 100% not required. Budget permitting I will be making these changes soon:

Teferi, Hero of Dominaria for Liliana Vess

Academy Rector for Pir, Imaginative Rascal

Carpet of Flowers for Farseek

Wilderness Reclamation for Dueling Grounds

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Academy Rector occurrence in decks from the last year

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All decks: 0.02%