Arbiter of the Ideal

Arbiter of the Ideal

Creature — Sphinx

Flying Inspired — Whenever Arbiter of the Ideal becomes untapped, reveal the top card of your library. If it's an artifact, creature or land card you may put it onto the battlefield with a manifestation counter on it. That permanent is an enchantment in addition to its other types.

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Set Rarity
Born of the Gods (BNG) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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

Arbiter of the Ideal occurrence in decks from the last year

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All decks: 0.0%

Arbiter of the Ideal Discussion

pedroedmarcos on How Calix, Destiny's Hand works ...

3 days ago

Hey there

So, here's the thing. I play an enchantment theme deck on EDH and I use cards like Enchanted Evening and Arbiter of the Ideal. The (-3) of Calix, Destiny's Hand let me exile a creature or enchantment, so here is my question.

If I use his (-3) and target a creature my opponent controls and choose my land that has become a enchantment, but later that game the player destroyed my Enchanted Evening. Doing it so, my permanents will not be enchantments anymore, so what happens with the target that I exiled ? It will go back to the field?

[email protected]_only on The Gyro Stand

3 weeks ago

All That Glitters over the helm if you're running the hall of helios

Arbiter of the Ideal , Blessing of the Nephilim for commander?

Arcanist's Owl for percius

m1nced on Mill Town

2 months ago

Inspired cards:

Non-Phenax ways to untap stuff:

mrdehring on Top O' the Mornin' To Ya

11 months ago

I like that you removed the red from this and went with Aminatou, the Fateshifter .

Not sure how competitive you want to make this but here are some cards to think about:

Arbiter of the Ideal

Augury Adept

Bone Harvest

Candles of Leng

Conduit of Ruin

Conundrum Sphinx

Deceiver of Form

Djinn of Wishes


Also you might want to look into the possibility of snow lands and Scrying Sheets

bushido_man96 on How to make this deck ...

1 year ago

Braid of Fire would probably be good ramp. I fail to see Arbiter of the Ideal as being good. Just run Commander's Sphere instead of trying to use his wonky ability. Lower CMC, more consistent ability to use, especially in a three-color deck. I'm quite surprised you're not running it already.

Infiniteomniscience on How to make this deck ...

1 year ago

bushido_man96. Not particularly. Perhaps Braid of Fire as a replacement for Nirkana Revenant? Could Arbiter of the Ideal work as a replacement for Patron of the Moon?

[email protected]_only on Yes, This Deck is For Real

1 year ago

I love Arbiter of the Ideal - I didn't catch that it was a token effect, even if it has no other purpose. very nice call!

Serrated Biskelion might be worth running - shrinks creatures, would kill itself but with your commander... It's a nice alternitive to Serrated Arrows, the staple for prolifferate decks for re-appliably -1/-1 counters

perhaps Coalition Relic over myr? less fragile, plus can generate a charge counter, interact with other charge artifact stuff.

Eye of Doom? it fits the rediculous theme you have, and prevents opponents from realisitcally destroying your stuff in multiplayer.

love the concept! I like goofball decks alot more than infinite compeditive combo jank (see Squee: All the hats or Tom Cruise Crazy for what I mean). Very nice work!

Mirabilis on Aminatou Flickering Queen

1 year ago

hi Daggerfella,

I see.

You can go aggro control. Most of the creatures do hurt (5 power) with effective etb effect/s. Flickering them reuses their etb and give pseudo vigilance.

I will raise a disclaimer that esper tends to run "good stuff" because, well, there are good spells that have little to no alternates.

From the creature list: consider keeping

--removal Angel of Despair

Ashen Rider

Lavinia of the Tenth

Reflector Mage

--draw Sphinx of Uthuun




--value Arbiter of the Ideal Brago, King Eternal Diluvian Primordial -> great when many spells in opponents' gy

Sepulchral Primordial -> another good one, getting creatures in opponents' gy

Magister Sphinx -> my bias. similar to Sorin Markov

Vela the Night-Clad -> could be a win con, when you flicker enough

Yennett, Cryptic Sovereign

Resolute Archangel

Sun Titan -> not sure if you have many 3cmc permanents, but usually great to have

--combo Deadeye Navigator Peregrine Drake

maybeboard Boreas Charger

Chancellor of the Spires

Demonlord Belzenlok

Djinn of Wishes

Felidar Guardian

Jace's Mindseeker

Mistmeadow Witch

hope this helps.

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