Academy Rector

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Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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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

discipleofgary73 on Justice, At Any Cost | Sigarda Enchantress Voltron

2 days ago

Another tutor option if you randomly need it could be Academy Rector, but without a reliable way to get him off like Animal Boneyard, probably not worth the time. There's also Time of Need and Chord of Calling.
Land Tax is great for ramp, though I'm sure it's already been recommended. Primal Growth is also an option, as is Traverse the Ulvenwald
Spectra Ward is nice, though the cost is probably prohibitive for this deck. Speaking of costs, Herald of the Pantheon could help, though the build wouldn't leverage it that well. If against high defense that Sigarda can't break, Bonds of Mortality could be another option besides the exile you already run.
If against high destruction, there's always Karmic Justice, but that probably will never be necessary in duel. Another possible bit of extra insurance, is Greater Auramancy. I know you mentioned countering as a concern. Prowling Serpopard might be a good response.
Only other thing that comes to mind is Nature's Will
Really nice deck!

Necro on Kneel before Atraxa

1 week ago

I know, i need Life from the Loam. And i need, at first, too missing fetch lands :D Academy Rector - im not sure, if this is necessary card to Atraxa. When opponent exile it or return to hand, it makes nothing. And tutor to the battlefield when he/she died? I havent enchantments with high CMC. Its good for Pernicious Deed and Rest in Peace, second is important for tutor. I will think about it.Spike Weaver - i must say, i have sometimes problems with second same color mana in mana cost. And that is reason, why he is not any longer in deck. But with trim deck, i can test him in next game. I wanna add more counterspells, but i am limited by maximum 100 cards. When i add someting, i must remove someting :D :D Fastbond + Zuran Orb is very nice combo. In Atraxa i dont maybe need Orb :D :D I am just joking :D Maybe in future, when i dont know what do with money...

Shapers' Sanctuary is in testing from Ixalan cards. It is draw effekt on permanent for mana. Yes, i need creatures for profit this, but who of my opponents dont wannna kill my mana creatures...Consecrated Sphinx is, as i write in Description, just draw effect in mid or late game. It will be replaced for Gaddock Teeg. I hope, before Christmas tournaments...Pull from Tomorrow - i dont think about remove it. It is very good. Draw X and discard only one. Much better than Blue Sun's Zenith.And Retreat to Kazandu? I think about his end in this deck. +1/+1 counters arent necessary and 2 life in landfall can replaced by Zuran Orb. Especially when i can use orb in infinite combo...

Dark_Danda on cEDH: Full Sisay Stax & Hatebear

1 week ago

@Profet93: Hmmm... to remove Whip Silk is a bold move. It is not entirely unthinkable. HOwevver, in that regard I would more tend to remove Flickering Ward because it is easier to generate green mana in this deck given the mana dorks and the overall need for green color. Problematic are cards such as Praetor's Grasp which then could take away my combo when only one storm enchantment is left. When they choose to get Paradox Engine I am still able to generate a large amount of mana and thus can get ahead of the table pretty hard when playing these recurring enchantments, while an enchantress is on the field (or better multiple ones) eventhough I cannot go infinite. Also it helps to have both color available to make better use of Gaea's Cradle andSerra's Sanctum. So I am a bit skeptical.

But I will check if I can make room for Gaddock Teeg after having put in Thorn of Amethyst. Academy Rector will then probably will not be able to make the cut.

Dark_Danda on cEDH: Full Sisay Stax & Hatebear

1 week ago

@ Profet93

Many thanks for your suggestions. I will consider to play Academy Rector again as there are some mass removals in my meta such as Toxic Deluge.

As for the other suggestions here are my thoughts on them:

  • Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite: It is too costly for this deck in terms of mana cost and doesn't do much against my meta outside of the combo. I play against tasigur, teferi, storm (though it would hit arcum pretty hard - but then again this deck wins before you could cast elesh).

  • Kamahl, Fist of Krosa: same as elesh

  • Mana Crypt / Sol Ring: This deck mainly uses mana dorks and enchantments to ramp as I seek to hate artifacts as hard as possible with Kataki, War's Wage/Stony Silence/Null Rod ect... Also it would hurt my draw-engine in terms of having two less enchantments available to draw cards with my enchantresses like Argothian Enchantress. Furthermore when you look at above list, you will see that I make it up with 24 ramp cards. I.e. I prefer to play Exploration/Wild Growth/Utopia Sprawl early on to generate further advantage with Serra's Sanctum (which in turn is tutorable with Captain Sisay). Also when considering to play Armageddon, while having Kataki, War's Wage/Stony Silence/Null Rod on the battlefield, any mana artifact becomes quiet useless and you would wish to have any other sort of ramp that breaks parity for you at this moment.

  • Selvala, Heart of the Wilds / Umbral Mantle: as I already play 24 ramp cards, I don't feel like I need any more right now. If I would choose to have more wincon I would rather go for the following ones because they fit more into my enchantment deck: Squirrel Nest + Throne of the God-Pharaoh (Earthcraft is already in the deck). Or I would put back in Monastery Mentor to get infinite token/storm with Earthcraft (note: I play only around 20 creatures and 33 enchantments, which makes this card deadly outside the combo) as described in my game plan section above. But honestly, I think that Paradox Engine and Living Plane are already enough for this deck to win. Usually I either stax everybody so hard that I get a ton of time to assemble my combo pieces, or I can go off with Captain Sisay, getting Dosan the Falling Leaf first and then Paradox Engine to draw my deck and once that happens, there is no way for the table to win as at that point I will get infinite mana and will be able to play my whole deck and to get all relevant cards back with Holistic Wisdom. Even, if for some weird reason, I would not be able to kill everybody, the board would be so staxed after that turn, that nobody would ever be able to cast a spell anytime soon.

  • Helm of Obedience: As I described above I think I don't need more wincons at the moment and if so, I would avoid to use artifacts which require an activation as there are other cards available that give me more synergies.

All in all you pointed out some very good suggestions, which make sense when trying to make as much use of Captain Sisay as possible. But to be fair and honest, Captain Sisay was actually one of the last cards that I changed in this deck because this deck was built around Rhys the Redeemed and used to be an enchantress/combo token deck where you have a big variety of ways to make infinite tokens ect. However, as time passed the deck slowly turned into an artifact, hatebear, stax list but I kept the enchantment core engine running. So, try to look at it this way: Though I play Captain Sisay as commander, I do not seek to win with her, she merely gets me there faster but the true strenght of this deck lies in staxing/hating everybody while keep drawing more hate with the enchantress. In this regard this deck plays pretty much like a storm deck. First play your hate and once you slowed down the table, you get to generate card-advantage that slows everybody down even more, play Captain Sisay and decide whether you can go off, get some ramp or more stax :)

Well that's pretty much it. I think this deck is a new way of playing Captain Sisay and I hope, as a fellow sisay player, you might have some other suggestions (maybe enchantments), that could fit the bill here.

Cheers, Noc

Profet93 on cEDH: Full Sisay Stax & Hatebear

1 week ago

Academy Rector can find living plane which can combo with Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite or linvala. Another option for redundancy or if living plane gets exiled is Kamahl, Fist of Krosa. Can also be used to deter wraths by making their lands into creatures, can make your lands into creatures for more cradle fuel. No Sol Ring or Mana Crypt because of null rod?

Selvala, Heart of the Wilds is also useful, can be tutored and goes infinite with Umbral Mantle, another card to consider.

Teeg should DEFINITELY be in the deck. I used to play Captain Sissay in cEDH and that card has saved me TOO MANY TIMES TO COUNT. Seriously, it takes a little bit of work around (although not too much given your current build), but it's DEFINITELY worth it. If you ignore all my other suggestions, please take this one into advisement.

Another random win con would be Rest in Peace and Helm of Obedience if you like.

Cloneman523 on *help needed* Voltron Uril

1 week ago

if you don't mind the cost, try using Eldrazi Conscription and Academy Rector

Kaneka on Esper life control

1 week ago

You play white and Test of Endurance so Academy Rector ?

OblivionBringer on I.H.O.C.: The International House Of Curses

1 week ago

Academy Rector if you don't mind the price? Looks fun!

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