Arasta of the Endless Web

Arasta of the Endless Web

Legendary Enchantment Creature — Spider

Reach

Whenever an opponent casts an instant or sorcery spell, create a 1/2 green Spider creature token with reach.

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Theros Beyond Death (THB) Rare

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Historic Legal
Arena Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

Arasta of the Endless Web Discussion

Optimator on Advanced Woodshop

2 weeks ago

ghostofsparta, thanks for the advice! Oviya is dope. As I mentioned in my description, I just find her fascinating. If you like my version be sure to up-vote it ;)

I've noticed the same thing with Oviya; her presence is kind of tertiary but a nice mana sink. Sometimes she serves as a good lightning rod because people don't realize how expensive her abilities are.

I know Skyshroud Claim is better--just didn't have one on-hand when I built the deck. It's been reprinted in the last few years but it used to be out-of-budget so I never bought any, like I did Explosive Vegetation. I don't know if you saw, but Soul of New Phyrexia and Wrap in Vigor are on the short-list for swaps for exactly the reason you stated. I haven't really fiddled with the deck in a long time since it's kind of one of my lower-powered decks to whip out with beginners. That said, I've had some extremely explosive games where I quickly crush out of nowhere, belying the deck's budget.

That's a good point about Inspiring Statuary. I've kind of scrapped the idea of Artifacts Matter, but including those three would keep some of that flavor while still being viable. I'll keep it in mind when I retool for sure!

Overcome is one I forgot about. Thanks! Arasta of the Endless Web seems good too.

I have an Oketra's Monument but it seemed too cute at the time I built the deck. Do you run it? Thoughts?

ghostofsparta on Advanced Woodshop

2 weeks ago

Ah, a fellow Oviya player. Warms my heart.

I've found that it's best to use her first ability as a last resort mana sink, casting the other spells in my hand first. I usually start spitting out her constructs ASAP so I can start punching face. And yes, you will look scary when your board is filled with tokens. Comes with the territory.

Find a copy of Skyshroud Claim and replace Explosive Vegetation with it, or run it alongside. Adding in that Wrap in Vigor and Soul of New Phyrexia can help against board wipes, but mainly you deal with board wipes by just recovering afterwards. If you do decide to use Inspiring Statuary then Throne of the God-Pharaoh and Genesis Chamber become much better here. Even if your opponents get a few creatures off of Chamber, they won't put up much of a fight when you steamroll them. Also, getting some extra life drain could make the overrun play easier later. BTW, Overcome is another of these overrun effects.

I'm testing Arasta of the Endless Web and Wilderness Reclamation in my build. I imagine Arasta getting out of hand quickly if not dealt with, and Wilderness allows you to play a spell AND use Oviya in the same turn cycle. Cheaper than Seedborn too, money-wise.

Secret artifact tech: Oketra's Monument. Sure, you don't get the cost reduction, but otherwise it's basically a one-sided Genesis Chamber.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Fetch, Good boy!

1 month ago

This looks pretty interesting, I like it. If you want to go deeper down the top-deck manipulation, Sensei's Divining Top seems to be good additions.

Have you considered Bear Umbra and Hellkite Charger plus some source of team indestructibility? You wouldn't even have to win by combat damage, you could just mill everybody out with your commander.

I see Dragonlair Spider is in your list. You could also add Arasta of the Endless Web for redundancy.

m_to_the_three on Thantis Spider Tribal

1 month ago

you should run Arasta of the Endless Web. Its a spider that keeps producing spiders for you.

HELLcaster19 on Eternally Cursed | Primer

2 months ago

hkhssweiss What would you suggest that I take out to add in the Mayhem Devil? I have the card and it was originally in the deck, up until I started making all kinds of changes lol

I also used to run Dragonlair Spider but opted to switch it out for Arasta of the Endless Web. Even though it will not spit out as many tokens, they at least offer me Reach.

IrateWarrior on Ghired's Pound Town, Siege Mode Edition

2 months ago

I’m going to swap some lands soon and Growing Ranks I have Mimic Vat on the list but I’m going to do some testing as Bramble Sovereign and Flameshadow Conjuring have been my token makers for non token creatures so I’ll have to see if it’s over kill.

Divine Visitation and Arasta of the Endless Web would be pretty potent

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