Arcane Encyclopedia

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2019 (M19) Uncommon

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Arcane Encyclopedia

Artifact

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Arcane Encyclopedia Discussion

DemonDragonJ on Is Urza's Blueprints a Good ...

2 weeks ago

dingusdingo, I like Staff of Nin very much, but the fact that its card drawing ability triggers only once per turn is problematic, so I would rather use Arcane Encyclopedia instead.

enpc on Is Urza's Blueprints a Good ...

2 weeks ago

DemonDragonJ: Tower of Fortunes is pretty bad. Personally I would stick with stuff like Arcane Encyclopedia . Also, Mind's Eye is pretty good (and the high initial cost is still less than that of Urza's Blueprints ).

DemonDragonJ on Is Urza's Blueprints a Good ...

2 weeks ago

griffstick, yes, that card is awesome, and all of my EDH decks that do not contain planeswalkers, which is most of them, have that card.

Raging_Squiggle, yes, I have considered Mind's Eye for my EDH decks, but I am uncertain about its high initial cost.

enpc, I actually did have Tower of Fortunes in some of my EDH decks, briefly, but the high cost of its ability made me remove it; however, 8 mana for four cards averages out to 2 mana per card, which is better than both Jayemdae Tome (4 mana per card) and Arcane Encyclopedia (3 mana per card), so I wonder if it is worth reconsidering?

DemonDragonJ on Is Urza's Blueprints a Good ...

2 weeks ago

Caerwyn, you do have a good point, there, and I am very displeased that it is so difficult to find a source of card advantage that is colorless, repeatable, and inexpensive, since the majority of such effects require large amounts of mana to be paid. However, since Arcane Encyclopedia is strictly better than Jayemdae Tome , I am hopeful that there shall eventually be a better version of Urza's Blueprints , as well.

DemonDragonJ on Is Urza's Blueprints a Good ...

2 weeks ago

I recently became aware of the existence of Urza's Blueprints , and I am wondering how good of a card it is in EDH format.

Many of my EDH decks contain Arcane Encyclopedia , because it is a colorless and repeatable source of card advantage, but the blueprints are potentially better. They do have a higher initial cost, as well as an echo cost, but their ability costs no mana to use, so, after the initial cost and echo cost have been paid, they provide free and repeatable card advantage.

What does everyone else say about this? How good of a card is Urza's Blueprints in EDH?

TypicalTimmy on Changes based on local meta

1 month ago

Sometimes you just have no good plays for the turn, or you want to hold mana open for either a response or to threaten with a response.

In cases such as these, I find Arcane Encyclopedia is great. Yes it's for a single card, but when you have the resources or options open, it's a good deal.

DemonDragonJ on Waste Not

1 month ago

I have replaced Mirari with Arcane Encyclopedia and Death Mutation with Putrefy , which lowered the average converted mana cost of this deck from 4.23 to 4.11, which is a very good thing.

DemonDragonJ on Patriotic Pride

1 month ago

I have replaced Mirari with Arcane Encyclopedia , which lowered the average converted mana cost of this deck from 3.95 to 3.92, which gives this deck the second-lowest mana curve of all my EDH decks, which is very nice.

I also am considering removing Ral Zarek in favor of Ionize , because, while Ral is awesome, it is always good to have another counterspell, and that would also allow me to remove Caged Sun in favor of The Immortal Sun ; what does everyone else say about that?

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Arcane Encyclopedia occurrence in decks from the last year

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