Arcane Adaptation


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Rare

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Arcane Adaptation


As Arcane Adaptation enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.

Creatures you control are the chosen type in addition to their other types. The same is true for creature spells you control and creature cards you own that aren't on the battlefield.

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Arcane Adaptation Discussion

Nsomniac on Ultimate Tribal Lords

4 days ago

I loved the new vid! It was an awesome showcase. Thoughts on Call to the Kindred paired with Mistform Ultimus and Seahunter with Arcane Adaptation?

Torchess on Run Of The Mill

2 weeks ago

I don't normally comment but I see someone else also loves the idea of edh mill :)

IMO in commander spells that are targeted like Fraying Sanity or Curse of the Bloody Tome are worse than global effects like Memory Erosion. It doesn't matter if it's 1v1 commander, but anything in a group setting makes them worse. Stuff like Hedron Crab and Curse of the Bloody Tome can too slow for 100 card decks. You're not guaranteed to play them early and by the time you mill 10 or 20 cards they'll have their commander and some other nonsense to just end the game. Some people play Kozilek, Butcher of Truth so milling them out is impossible without Leyline of the Void

Even if you're all into mill, some board wipes like Black Sun's Zenith or Killing Wave can really save you.

Some cards which might help are Ashen Powder Whispering Madness Soul Manipulation Dissipation Field Quest for Ancient Secrets Avatar of Woe Body Double Consuming Aberration Guiltfeeder Nighthowler Sepulchral Primordial Wrexial, the Risen Deep Entreat the Dead Wight of Precinct Six

if you're into zombies you can use Arcane Adaptation + Undead Alchemist + Waste Not

DrukenReaps on ninjas

2 weeks ago

I have a theoretical list and primer here Yuriko Hidden Tiger.

Arcane Adaptation, Conspiracy, and Xenograft are really good for her.

liljramos88 on Surveiling Spirits

3 weeks ago

I agree with the above post.....add Dimir Spybug and Doom Whisperer as they work wonders with Surveil if you still want to keep the Spirit theme you can add in Arcane Adaptation to help facilitate that need.

My deck:

Airborne Surveillance (Dimir Flyers)

Standard* liljramos88


Cloudius on Yuriko, Brago's Shadow

1 month ago

+1 I've a soft spot for Dimir and cause the mention of Brago, King Eternal caught my eye as he's my very 1st EDH commander. I'm also a big fancy of funky innovative builds!

Cavern Harpy seems like a nice fit in this deck, allowing repeated bounce at a cost of 1 life.

I recently made a creatureless Yennett, Cryptic Sovereign deck and thought some of the top of library manipulation spells could come in handy in your deck should you want to strengthen this area.

We Love Freebies! *Primer*

Commander / EDH Cloudius


Conch Horn an inexpensive mini Brainstorm.

Dimir Machinations an underused, under-rated card. It's versatile as you can use it on yourself to rearrange the top of your library, use it on your opponent to control his next few draws, or act as a tutor for your key 3 CMC combo pieces like Arcane Adaptation or Words of Wind.

Sensei's Divining Top is awesome too if you've the budget for it.

adbesserer on Yuriko, The Emerging Shadow

1 month ago

Some of those are great inclusions, however, Cyclonic Rift and Mutavault cost upwards of 7€ here in europe, increasing the price of the deck by about 10% each, I consider it not worthwhile. Xenograft is good but its role is already covered by Arcane Adaptation, Unnatural Selection and Conspiracy, which I consider superior.

I'm not a fan of Helm of the Host, while it is indeed very powerful, it requires me to be able to spend 9 mana in a single turn to be able to play it, since it is unlikely in my meta that it will last an entire round on the battlefield. I used to include Rogue's Passage but I decided I had enough ways to make a given ninja unblockable and the deck is kind of colour hungry. I might have to put it back though, I'm thinking of cutting one of the counterspells

generalrenard on 5C Dragon Help - Looking ...

1 month ago

Also for Scion of the Ur-Dragon you have access to stupid win conditions like Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon plus the dragon with fire breathing for to instantly kill an opponent.

For just free-casting, I would recommend either going full graveyard for the best reanimation spells like Dread Return, or a ton of ramp with a few free-cast cards, namely Omniscience and Show and Tell. Those two cards can just win you the game if you have them in your hand together along with protection. Other free-casters include Elvish Piper, Dragonstorm, and Tooth and Nail.

For stupid tribal fun, you could run Conspiracy and Arcane Adaptation to make all cards dragons to tutor with Scion of the Ur-Dragon.

TypicalTimmy on 5C Dragon Help - Looking ...

1 month ago

Looking for cards that can help me bring out Dragons for free. So any card that does this sort of thing, really.

I know a small list already, but I was wondering what else there is so I can try to narrow and hone in on the best cards.

Here's what I already know of that do this sort of thing, in one way or another. In no particular order, because I'm lazy.

I'm trying to stay away from graveyard tricks, so please keep those suggestions to a minimum. Thank you.

Cards I know of Show

As I said, I'm trying to stay away from Graveyard tricks but if it is cheap enough and easy to pull off, I guess it works. I'm looking to constantly grow my boardstate every turn, not try and rebuild it from scratch.

Yes I know Dragon Broodmother and Utvara Hellkite will grow the boardstate as well. I plan on including them. I just wanted to know what else I might be missing :)

Thanks! :D

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