Arcane Sanctum

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2018 (C18) Uncommon
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Uncommon
Commander 2017 (C17) Uncommon
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Uncommon
Commander 2016 (C16) Uncommon
Commander 2013 (C13) Uncommon
Shards of Alara (ALA) Uncommon

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Arcane Sanctum

Land

Arcane Sanctum enters the battlefield tapped.

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Arcane Sanctum Discussion

Jaktipe on Arena Niv Mizzet Brawl

1 month ago

I think you might be better off with an Arcane Sanctum or a Terramorphic Expanse than a Field of the Dead . No love for Sol Ring or Mana Geode ?

multimedia on Alela EDH

1 month ago

Hey, good job for your first Commander deck. Nice Tezzeret the Seeker :)

When on a budget for the manabase it's better to rely on basic lands and dual lands that have interaction with basic lands. These can replace dual lands that will always ETB (enter the battlefield) tapped such as Azorius Guildgate and Dismal Backwater . The Guildgates and Life lands are not better than a basic land.

Lands within the budget to consider adding:

Land to consider cutting:

  • Azorius Guildgate
  • Dimir Guildgate
  • Dismal Backwater
  • Scoured Barrens
  • Tranquil Cove
  • Jwar Isle Refuge
  • Vivid Creek
  • Dimir Aqueduct
  • Temple of Deceit
  • Temple of Silence

I see too many creatures that don't interact with Alela. Nonartifact/enchantment creatures don't have much interaction with Alela. My advice is cut a lot of these creatures for more artifacts, artifact creatures and enchantments. You have Tezzeret that's a good reason to expand on artifacts.

Lots of mana rocks are good with Alela because they can be used to make ramp to play her faster and then after she's on the battlefield they can create Faeries. I see you have the Signets already which is great, but consider more budget mana rocks?

Three drop mana rocks such as Coalition Relic which you have are fine, but if you can replace a three drop mana rock such as Obelisk of Esper , Mana Geode with a one or two drop mana rock then this will help your deck.

Consider cutting the creature base down to only a few? Keep: Strix, Architect, Shimmer Myr, Simulacrum, Assembly, Master, Seer, Rider, Titan? Can then replace the other creatures with more artifacts/enchantments to make more interaction with Alela.

Cards within the budget to consider adding:

Etherium Sculptor and Foundry Inspector are good as low mana cost artifacts that reduce the mana cost of all other artifacts you cast. CMC artifacts are free for you to cast with one of these on the battlefield which can help to chain cast artifacts and make a lot of Faeries. Casting two drop mana rocks for is also good. Sai, Master Thopterist and Mirrodin Besieged are three drops that any artifact you cast after creates an artifact creature token.

If you're wanting to attack with a large Faerie/Thopter army then Bident of Thassa and Cranial Plating are cards that you want. Bident can be busted repeatable draw with attacking flying creatures. Cranial is good to equip to Alela since she has flying and the damage she does to a player is Commander damage. Throne of the God-Pharaoh is a deceptively powerful two drop artifact with Faeries. The life loss this can do will add up fast since it's repeatable at your end step making all your opponents lose life not just one.

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Zur The Enchanter

1 month ago

Hey, good start for a budget deck, nice Necropotence :)

Improvements to consider making are adding more Dimir dual lands that can ETB untapped or have interaction with basic lands. More ramp to be able to play Zur faster and adding cards that have good interaction with Necropotence .

Cards within the budget to consider adding:

For Voltron Zur you can with Zur assemble the Necropotence and Empyrial Armor combo. Diplomatic Immunity is good protection for Zur and you can still enchant Zur when you cheat an enchantment into play. Mystic Remora is one of the best enchantments in Commander, it can be a repeatable source of card draw. Zur is blue and white meaning Steel of the Godhead gives him +2/+2 lifelink and unblockable.

Command Tower and Exotic Orchard are Dimir dual lands that ETB untapped. The Check lands (Catacomb, Chapel and Fortress) have rotated out of Standard meaning these lands are the cheapest price they have been in two years. Getting one of each of them now starting with these three and then the other seven is a good investment for Commander.


Cards to consider cutting:

  • Azorius Guildgate
  • Dimir Guildgate
  • Dismal Backwater
  • Meandering River
  • Submerged Boneyard
  • Tranquil Cove
  • Transguild Promenade
  • Rupture Spire
  • Gateway Plaza
  • Horribly Awry
  • Polymorphist's Jest
  • Make a Stand
  • Essence Scatter
  • Norn's Annex
  • Unquestioned Authority

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Sliver EDH v1.0

2 months ago

Hey, saw your forum topic asking for help. Nice $850+ budget, but the manabase doesn't look like you have this high of a budget. You have $130 Sliver Queen and are playing Vivid lands?

Lots of good advice here about Slivers, but no one has said anything about the manabase? You can improve the manabase even on a budget, but if you're willing to spend some then great, but either way you can make it better. The Vivid lands ( Vivid Grove ) are not good. Even if you were playing proliferate which you're not; there are much better land options. The ETB tapped Fetch lands ( Flood Plain ) are also not good unless you are able to fetch dual lands that can consistently ETB untapped which you don't have here.

The Battle lands ( Cinder Glade ) are good budget dual lands, but only if you're playing a lot of basic lands. There's only 10 basic lands here which means consistently a Battle land won't ETB untapped and when you fetch one it will also ETB tapped. When you need five colors these Fetch lands are too slow and are not helping enough if all they're fetching is a basic land or a Battle land. Consider the Shock lands ( Overgrown Tomb )? You can fetch a Shock land and have it ETB untapped for the cost of 2 life. They could replace the Vivid lands.

If not willing or can't afford to add the Shock lands then another option to consider is adding the Tri lands ( Jungle Shrine ) replacing the Vivid lands and ETB tapped Fetch lands. Tri lands also ETB tapped and are not ideal, but they can make one of three different colors the next turn. Unlike the Vivid lands they can be tapped each turn after to make a different color of mana. The Vivid lands will run out of counters and then they become really useless in a five color deck.

Manabase changes to consider.

Add the Shock lands, cut the Vivid lands:

OR budget

Add the Tri lands, cut the Vivid lands and ETB tapped Fetch lands.

Consider land tutors: Crop Rotation and/or Sylvan Scrying ? There's several Rainbow lands ( Command Tower ) here that they can tutor for which can be helpful for color fixing. Fellwar Stone is a good two drop mana rock. Good luck with your deck.

Metia on Deck does not contain a lapdance *ding* Sliver EDH

2 months ago

Umm, well I can't offer my exact land selection to you as it involves revised duals I can say this:

Fetches are your friend, seriously. In a 5 color deck having fetches rarely make me sad, so I would run the full contingent:

  • Polluted Delta
  • Flooded Strand
  • Wooded Foothills
  • Bloodstained Mire
  • Arid Mesa
  • Marsh Flats
  • Scalding Tarn
  • Misty Rainforest
  • Verdant Catacombs


  • Options:

    There are Mirage fetches as well, a whole friendly color cycle of them, they are 'slow' but they can still grab shock lands, and cost no life: Rocky Tar Pit , Bad River , Flood Plain , Grasslands , Mountain Valley These also have the benefit of being absurdly cheap. That being said, if you do not have access to these, I'll offer some other suggestions.

    Go up to 42-44 lands. Sure the curve hits 3/4, but I don't think the ideal is to hit 4 lands and be pleased with life, so I would suggest adding lands, and increasing consistency by removing some of the etb tapped lands:


    Here are some 'simple' 1:1 conversions for cards I think would suit the deck better.
  • Kindred Dominance -> Woodland Cemetery
  • Coat of Arms -> The Immortal Sun
  • Intruder Alarm -> Dreamstone Hedron
  • Armageddon -> Hour of Promise
  • Fellwar Stone -> Mutavault
  • Arcane Sanctum -> Sulfur Falls
  • Crumbling Necropolis -> Clifftop Retreat
  • Savage Lands -> Isolated Chapel
  • Seaside Citadel -> Hinterland Harbor
  • Frontier Bivouac -> Rootbound Crag
  • Mystic Monastery -> Sunpetal Grove
  • Nomad Outpost -> Drowned Catacomb
  • Opulent Palace -> Glacial Fortress
  • Sandsteppe Citadel -> Dragonskull Summit
  • Exotic Orchard -> Reflecting Pool
  • Door of Destinies -> Vanquisher's Banner
  • Aphetto Dredging -> Icon of Ancestry
  • Amoeboid Changeling -> Unsettled Mariner



  • Honestly I hate the Terminate and some of the other choices but I am exhausted so I thought I would offer some help as opposed to trying to offer more and simply not posting.

    eliakimras on Chrome Dragon Tribal

    2 months ago

    I would go Rampant Growth , Farseek , Cultivate , Kodama's Reach , Commander's Sphere and Darksteel Ingot over Explosive Vegetation , Nissa's Renewal and Gilded Lotus . Most dragons are 6 CMC, therefore you should focus on getting 5 mana on turn 3 or 4.

    I would also lower the number of lands to 37-38 and rely more on mana accelerants (at least 10). Since white and blue are minority on this deck, you might replace Arcane Sanctum , Mystic Monastery and Seaside Citadel with Vivid Crag , Vivid Marsh and Vivid Grove .

    I noticed my Ur-Dragon is 37% red, and I have many 2-3 CMC green ramp, so I set a rule: every tapland must produce green (so I can cast any 2 CMC ramp spell on turn 2) and every other nonbasic land must produce red (so I can cast the red cost reducer shamans and the RRR dragons on curve).

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    Arcane Sanctum occurrence in decks from the last year

    Commander / EDH:

    All decks: 0.08%

    WUB (Esper): 1.58%