Arc Blade

Arc Blade


Arc Blade deals 2 damage to target creature or player. Remove Arc Blade from the game with three time counters on it.

Suspend 3-(2)(Red) (Rather than play this card from your hand, you may pay (2)(Red) and remove it from the game with three time counters on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter. When the last is removed, play it without paying its mana cost.)

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Set Rarity
Future Sight (FUT) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Arc Blade Discussion

Exodus20317 on Stolen Arc Blade

2 months ago

So my opponent activates Chaos Wand, revealing Arc Blade off the top of my library and casting it for free. As part of resolving Arc Blade, it is exiled with three time counters. I own the card but he controls the spell that exiles the card. On whose upkeep are time counters removed, and who casts the spell when the last one is removed? I can’t seem to find an official rule on this anywhere.

Scarlet2009 on Riftfire

7 months ago

Arc Blade isnt good for the late game. or any part of the game. 5 mana for 2 damage? no thanks. also i'm not sure what you mean by "i agree with you on the 2 color thing". i'm assuming you think i meant that a tron deck shouldn't run multiple colors in the deck, but thats not what i said. i said tron decks have difficulty producing multiple colored mana in a single turn. Worldfire is an example.

Wuzibo on Riftfire

7 months ago

@Scarlet i think with Arc Blade and Banefire it will be decent late. I agree with you on the 2 color thing. it won't really work.

Wuzibo on Riftfire

7 months ago

@Scarlet2009 What is ex map? Also there are lots of decks with 1 win con.

@heckproof Thanks for the advice and explanation on Ricochet Trap . Price keeps me away from Karn Liberated , but i know it would be good. I'll cut the other walls. I want Electrostatic Field though. If surgical extraction hits my worldfire, electrofield and Arc Blade recurring could be alright back up with rift bolts and bolt... however, i just realized arc blade isn't on the deck list. I'll correct that. I was looking for a good red x spell. Banefire is a definite. With the aforementioned cards that could be decent. If i have two arc blades cycling through suspension one banefire cast with one tron set out could put them on a short clock. Vexing Devil s seems like the play for creatures. Any recommendations on card draw? Cut some of the ritual spells for Chromatic Star ? more red draw spells? Dragon Mage or something similar? Wheel of Fate ?

Wuzibo on More Modern talk with Jay, ...

7 months ago

I'm putting together a red tron deck right now, with the jank win condition being Worldfire and then suspended Rift Bolt or Arc Blade . Prismite will be in to filter colorless into red. I can use ritual spells for it too, and i'm thinking about Zada, Hedron Grinder , since i can target her with damage to board wipe. I could make it a weird tempo burn thing, though, and include red x damage spells with bolts as a backup win-con with arc blade, other rift bolts if we draw more than one. maybe Cinder Wall and Electrostatic Field especially too.

What are your thoughts on the viability of a deck like this in modern right now? I was on a hiatus from the game from 2016 to early 2019, and I understand a lot of tron hate has been printed in that time.

Kogarashi on Question about Arc Blade's second ...

1 year ago

It should also be noted that the only "triggers" on the card are directly related to Suspend itself. Triggered abilities have "when," "whenever," or "at" in their text. Suspend contains two (removing a time counter "at the beginning of your upkeep" and casting the spell "when the last time counter is removed"). The actual spell itself has none.

That being said, as mentioned, when the copies of Arc Blade resolve, they are exiled, at which point they cease to exist because they are copies, the same way token creatures cease to exist when exiled. Only the original physical-card copy will be suspended.

On the next turn that Arc Blade comes out of suspend, it's cast again, so you would get at least another copy from Pyromancer Ascension unless that's been removed since then, and you could Reverberate it again if you had another, but you're not going to get exponentially increasing numbers of Arc Blade copies.

dragonstryke58 on Question about Arc Blade's second ...

1 year ago

The copies of Arc Blade will be copies of the spell, however, even though Arc Blade states to remove Arc Blade from the game with three time counters on it, you will not create more copies that will continue producing more spells. The reason for that is that if a copy of a card is in any other zone other than the stack or the battlefield, it ceases to exist.

706.10a If a copy of a spell is in a zone other than the stack, it ceases to exist. If a copy of a card is in any zone other than the stack or the battlefield, it ceases to exist. These are state-based actions. See rule 704.

angelus0509825 on Question about Arc Blade's second ...

1 year ago


Arc Blade's last time counter was removed during my upkeep and in response to that i copied it with Reverberate and i have Pyromancer Ascension in play with 2 quest counters

  • Will the copies have second ability trigger when the copy of the spells resolves?

  • Will i create more copies of Arc Blade in my succeeding turns?

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