Arcane Adaptation


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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.

Arcane Adaptation Discussion

Yesterday on leylines and sisay

2 days ago

Nope, sorry.

Leyline of Singularity changes the properties of permanents, whereas Sisay tutors for permanent cards. Permanent cards only become permanents when they're on the battlefield, so the Leyline doesn't have any effect on cards that aren't on the battlefield regardless whether or not they would become permanents when they're on the battlefield.

Searches for a card type are typically only changed by effects that specifically say they change the properties of cards that aren't on the battlefield, like Arcane Adaptation and Painter's Servant .

McToters on Star Spangled Slaughter

2 days ago

Sweet deck! A combo for infinite life and red mana:

Bishop of Wings + Arcane Adaptation + Kykar, Wind's Fury .


K1ngMars on Please choose a commander for ...

1 week ago

I must say that Sarkhan420X is right. Again, a little bit of a context on what kind of deck you wanted to play or your kind of playgroup/meta would have definitely been useful.

Given that, I have voted for Yuriko. Here are my reasons. She can get around commander tax, and this already makes her amazing. She focuses no particular player at a time, but everyone at the same time. She gives you card advantage. In dimir you have access to very interesting cards (e.g. Fallen Shinobi just to name one), but also all the tutors and a good choice of combos, if you're into that. Good battlefield and interaction control. This freedom of choice is what made me pick her among the others.

Personally, I'd build her as a ninja tribal (with the good ninjas), filling the remaining slots with goodstuff cards, plus Xenograft and Arcane Adaptation for the lols (so everything else is a ninja too, attack for the win).

McToters on Varina The Night Queen EDH Zombie Tribal

1 week ago

This deck is TIGHT. Really nice brew! Only thing that sort of sticks out to me is that you are running 8 non-zombies so something like Arcane Adaptation or Conspiracy could smooth out the creature types. I assume this deck runs smoothly already but maybe something you can think about.

Good Luck! +1

Jaysands on Changeling Tribal

2 weeks ago

Urza's Incubator Arcane Adaptation Herald's Horn Vanquisher's Banner Pillar of Origins Kindred Discovery Kindred Charge Conspiracy Peer Pressure Xenograft

I know some of these get up to the $10-$15 mark but worth checking out. Also check out ixalan block or commander 17 has some more generic tribal things.

dbpunk on This is Halloween

2 weeks ago

Arcane Adaptation , Xenograft and Conspiracy because a) works well with Reaper King and b) you can say it's like putting on a costume.

KongMing on Wizard101 | FREE Download | Play Now!

2 weeks ago

I considered Arcane Adaptation in the initial build, but ended up cutting it just because it's too thin of a synergy.

Your Gilded Lotus suggestion, however, closes a few combo loops I have been turning over in my head. I also have a spare, and was considering putting it in the deck. The combo with Ghostly Flicker didn't even occur to me when I considered the card initially, thanks for the Stroke of Genius . (:

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Arcane Adaptation occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

UB (Dimir): 0.97%