Arcane Adaptation


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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

mlequesne on Rainbow Scarecrow

5 days ago

Hi there, I have two recommendations for you:

-Give a try on creatures with changeling like Taurean Mauler

-Also cards like Conspiracy, Arcane Adaptation, and Xenograft


Snickeroni on ally mill

6 days ago

Thank you for your input Lame_Duck. You have a good Point with Arcane Adaptation and Lead the Stampede. And I totally forgot Opt as I was making the deck. I think I will cut two Enchantments and both of the Stampedes to include a playset of it. :)

Byuante on Black Death

1 week ago

Arcane Adaptation is much better than Xenograft

iAzire on [[Primer]]-God of the Rising FULL Moon! Butts Up!!

1 week ago

I've read through your deck and I like it a lot. I have to question though, why did you pull out Crypt Ghast? He generates TONS of mana, and he obviously combos with Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth.

The combo itself allows your Island to give you . Urborg turns all of your Islands into Swamps, which allows them to trigger Crypt Ghast. When you tap them for Crypt Ghast triggers giving you a as well. With Training Grounds on the board, each Island you tap gives you an activation of The Scarab God. Without Training Grounds, you can still tap 1 Island and 1 Swamp for the full activation cost.

Expedition Map is usually my go to method of tutoring it out. Any Land tutor that doesn't have the restriction of "Basic" works though.

Arcane Adaptation and Conspiracy both turn it into a Zombie. If you Mill it, or it dies, you always have your reanimation from The Scarab God which turns it into a Zombie as well. Buried Alive into Scarab reanimation is a good early game play.

Lame_Duck on ally mill

1 week ago

4 copies of Arcane Adaptation seems pretty excessive since it doesn't actually do anything unless you can find a Turntimber Ranger to pair it with. Also, with just 1/3 of your deck being creatures, Lead the Stampede seems too unreliable; you'll find, on average, 1.66 creatures with it, which means you'll most often see 2 and are way more likely to see just 1 than 3. I think you need to have a good chance to hit at least 3 creatures to justify its inclusion; you'd probably be better off with something like Opt for more cheap cantripping.

TCG-Player on The Reaper King (Scarecrow tribal?!)

1 week ago

Btw anyone ever thought of what happens when you control Reaper King, Arcane Adaptation and Panharmonicon and then cast Breya, Etherium Shaper?
Breya comes in and triggers twice because of Panharmonicon and creates 4 Thopters. Breya and the Thopters are scarecrows because of Arcane Adaptation which causes Reaper King to trigger 5 times, but Panharmonicon doubles the number of triggers. Blow up 10 permanents from casting 1 spell!
(repeats every time you blink Breya)

passascats on Casual Allies Budget Deck

1 week ago

If you are looking to do this on a budget, I'd look at more copy creatures and token effects, and replace some of the less good allies in the deck. Cards like Rite of Replication, Clone, or even Dack's Duplicate can give you the Ally synergy without running mediocre cards.
Also, a few more flicker effects can go a long way. Crystal Shard, Ghostly Flicker and maybe even running a Venser, the Sojourner could help.
You could also run Arcane Adaptation. This will let even non ally creatures trigger your ally boons!
What your looking for is more consistency in a deck like this. It's easy to get lost in a five color deck like this, so think about your most powerful interactions and how to have them happen more frequently. Slowly trim the fat and you'll have a beast of a deck in no time. I would focus on a three color pie with 2 color splash.As you start to invest more in cards, look at things like Door of Destinies or Coat of Arms which can be huge boost in tribal decks like this.
Good Luck!

chadsansing on Unusual Inalla

1 week ago

Very cool application of Arcane Adaptation and Xenograft here.

Have you tested with Vindictive Lich? I always hate facing that card in an Inalla deck.

Happy brewing!

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