Academy Rector


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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.

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Academy Rector Discussion

VietMoneys on you don't need mana to play magic!!!!

18 hours ago

I second the Elesh Norn and Path to Exile suggestions, and would also suggest Academy Rector and Martyr's Bond. Rector is just an all-around powerhouse tutor even with the generally low CMC of your enchantments, and Martyr's Bond with Smokestack is disgusting.

TearsInRain23 on Wicked Witch of the West

5 days ago

WHat you will want to do for this deck is really think about what you want it to do. I see a lot of potential and strong cards present. What I also see is too few wincons, and about 6 different deck themes thrown together. If you wish to run the Queen, pillow-fort aggro is the way to go. You want the crown to stay on you and you want to bolster your forces while you do it. Cards like Anointed Procession, Assemble the Legion, Rise of the Hobgoblins, Purphorous, God of The Forge would all do wonders. Ditch the lifegain all together except for maybe Authority of the Consuls, a little as a crutch is nice but lifegain does not work unless the deck is all in for utilizing that life as a weapon or to stall out, which you don't want to do with the queen. You also have a few cards that seem very meta specific you might want to sideboard for very specific decks. Cards like Rest in Peace, Well of Lost Dreams, Academy Rector, High Priest of Penance, Royal Assassin to name a few are situational, conditional, and extremely low impact and lackluster here.

I can go into more detail but I would like to know your opinion on his his the deck has played for you and what yout hink you want to see improved.

Razulghul on Kaalia Heaven & Hell Rev 1

1 week ago

A couple things I'd like to add:

Reanimate/Animate Dead/Necromancy - are all better than Debtors' Knell and good ways to get around commander tax. 7 mana and waiting for your next upkeep isn't great (without Academy Rector anyway).

I'm not a kaalia player but I have played against it a bit. I wonder if you really want to take the deck all the way is it necessary include all these high CMC creatures? It might be worth trying to cut the deck down to 15-20 demons, dragons and/or angels that win the game if unanswered. The other 15 or so creatures could be value or hatebears like Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Aven Mindcensor, etc. Realisticly I think getting one or two attacks out of Kaalia is likely all you will get/need to have a huge advantage and win.

Leptys on Gitrog Dredge Combo [Primer]

1 week ago


Hello, and thank you for the kind words!

Nath's pros lie in that his ability can be used as a combo piece with discard (especially Sadistic Hypnotist and Possessed Portal) which supports his staxy game plan, but Gitrog has potential as a staxy deck with Strip Mine recursion and Death Cloud effects paired with land recursion, followed by pure Gitrog beats or something like Helm of Obedience as the wincon. A brew with some combo routes was made a couple months back if you're interested: Frog Stax.

As far as you Zur list is concerned, I honestly have nothing too big to add. Mox Diamond and Mana Vault are both rocks that you should definitely run for their massive tempo gain in the early turns though. Lotus Petal is great too, but not too compulsory in a deck like this. Sensei's Divining Top of course is also a super good add, but I can see if you prefer not running it. For some extra enchantment toolbox synergy, Flash + Academy Rector for Omniscience is always pretty damn good, and Rector is fine in that you can use it to find other chants as well if you feel like it and it can also be reanimated with all the reanimation spells. Speaking of reanimating Rector, I also recommend bounce spells like Cyclonic Rift or Winds of Rebuke to do tons of things whenever you need to (such as bouncing an Animate Dead off of Rector).

ZombieCat on Something Happened on the Way to Heaven

1 week ago

Couple of suggestions:

Academy Rector - Chump blocker with the added bonus of being able to throw down any enchantment in your deck. Celestial Mantle Eldrazi Conscription and True Conviction go extremely well if you add in Academy Rector

Platinum Angel - Stall until your board wipes go through or cast Avacyn

Tragic Arrogance - One of the more brutal board wipes since you choose how you want the field to look

Hall of the Bandit Lord - Haste in mono white for 3 life. Depends on if your build wins through combat damage more than other players giving up.

Hour of Revelation - You curve out at 4cmc, so this would go well in your build. Cast Avacyn and drop it for 3.

Just some fun other cards:

Orim's Chant

Spectra Ward

False Defeat


x12721 on Cant touch this (invincible combo)

2 weeks ago

Decree of Silence and Solemnity will create a perma-lock. And Academy Rector.

RobotCowhand on Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control

2 weeks ago

Abbanation01 Not to speak on precociousapprentice behalf, but here's my take on that :

1) There are far more ways to remove creatures from the battlefield. She can also be stolen, etc.2) She costs more mana3) Academy Rector and Enlightened Tutor can target No Mercy

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