Arcanis the Omnipotent

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 2017 (C17) Rare
Eternal Masters (EMA) Rare
Duel Decks: Speed vs. Cunning (DDN) Rare
Tenth Edition (10E) Rare
Onslaught (ONS) Rare

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Arcanis the Omnipotent

Legendary Creature — Wizard

: Draw three cards.

: Return Arcanis the Omnipotent to its owner's hand.

Arcanis the Omnipotent Discussion

TypicalTimmy on Will there Ever Be a ...

3 days ago

DarkHero not to mention Scourge of Valkas and Dragon Tempest .

Also, technically, Arcanis the Omnipotent and Concentrate .

I feel like the creature would cost more and be weaker. Like 7cmc and be a 4/4.

The creature attacking isn't what's going to win you the game; It's having more stuff enter.

UnderworldFiend on Ertai, Draw-Counter-Go (version 2.0)

4 days ago

Also Thousand-Year Elixir with more creatures that benefit from it like Arcanis the Omnipotent

multimedia on Izzet's Locust God

2 weeks ago

Hey, you're welcome. Been a while since I commented on your deck. I like the changes you've made. You've learned a lot in 9 months. The differences are huge, good job. Are you consistently winning?

I think your deck can use streamlining. What I see is lots of high mana cost redundancy which you don't need because it's making the avg. CMC very high, rounded up 4.0. It's high because there's too many high mana cost cards. Consider cutting several for low mana cost cards that draw? Remember you have your high mana cost card that you want to cast, it's sitting in the Command Zone.

Streamlining means cutting unnecessary cards such as Arcanis the Omnipotent , Venser's Journal , Time Stretch and Warstorm Surge . Arcanis is not needed because you have Consecrated Sphinx and Niv-Mizzet, Parun ; both will draw many more cards, even the turn you play them and are flying threats. Having three six drop flying threats is enough. Journal is high mana cost no max hand size effect which is not needed when you have three other low mana cost cards that are better that give you this effect. You have Time Warp and Beacon of Tomorrows so you don't also need to play Stretch since Stretch is 10 mana. Both Impact Tremors and Purphoros, God of the Forge are better than Surge and Surge is six mana.

Another part of your deck that could use some improvements is the manabase. 26x basic lands is a lot and you don't have to play so many because there's even budget playable lands you could add. I'll suggest budget lands and some nonbudget ones:

Other cards to consider adding:


Cards to consider cutting:

  • Temple of the False God: can't tap for mana until you have five lands in play.
  • Venser's Journal
  • Arcanis the Omnipotent
  • Time Stretch
  • Warstorm Surge
  • Mana Flare
  • Jushi Apprentice / Tomoya the Revealer
  • Psychic Spiral
  • Windreader Sphinx
  • Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur
  • Omniscience
  • Gilded Lotus
  • Darksteel Ingot
  • Keep Watch
  • Dragonshift
  • Enter the Infinite
  • Thought Reflection
  • Fateful Showdown

TheMazter13 on Kydele, Smasher of Kruphix

3 weeks ago

You've got 7 ways to draw cards and they are Endbringer , Kozilek, Butcher of Truth , Kozilek, the Great Distortion , Vilis, Broker of Blood , Rhystic Study , Cryptic Command , and Finale of Revelation . 1 of which is reliable and/or good, Vilis. There is no value from Kydele, and you're just gonna have to hard cast some of the big spells. So add more card draw, but repeatable card draw too. Things like Arcanis the Omnipotent , Staff of Nin , or even Tower of Fortunes can all be used. Tower's not so good though, because it doesn't pay for itself

RNR_Gaming on Maelstrom Wanderer | Commanders Hub | $100

2 months ago

Man I've made some people very salty with my version of this dude. Consider running Spelljack ; you can counter your own Maelstrom Wanderer and recast him for free and get more cascades, its nasty and as of right now its probably the best 3 dollars you can spend on the deck. Also, Arcanis the Omnipotent is pretty spicy too if you get it off the cascade you get a nice reload on gas.

austintayshus on Kraj

2 months ago

Kraj was my first commander too! But this deck looks much better than the Kraj deck I made back in the day haha.

Beast Whisperer and Arcanis the Omnipotent are a few more card that could be good in this deck.

CRUELShadow14 on Holy Swarm

3 months ago

I appreciate the feedback!

As I noted, this was made solely from cards I already owned not already in decks I run. So some things, like Coat of Arms over Shared Animosity are things I already consider swapped in my head.

  1. I was actually working on the deck a bit anyways this morning and swapped Wheel and Deal for Windfall and Skyscribing and Pull from Tomorrow .

  2. Outnumber was just a solid one mana spot removal that would probably reliably kill a threat that I couldn't counterspell. I was nervous going in with most of my removal being counters, since I have only just recently been running more.

  3. Mana base does need fixing for sure, but I'm less concerned with speed for my meta. My decks already run faster than my group (enough that they've been complaining about it), mainly cuz I have a preference towards lower CMC with a bottom heavy curve so I can cast multiple things on a turn, or leave mana up for counterspells safely.

  4. In terms of shutting down opponents and stealing creatures, I'm not a big fan of them. It's definitely no fun to not be able to do anything and I would rather balance casual competitiveness with fun for everyone else. Stealing creatures is more palatable for me, so I may look into that. I like the idea, thematically, due to the set The Locust God is from.

  5. Arcanis the Omnipotent is, in fact, terrible. I've played a few games now having drawn it and never once played it. I was unsure if I'd be able to make enough Insect tokens to have adequate block fodder and wanted creatures that synergized well. I didn't have a ton of options, as it turned out.

  6. I was definitely considering adding a few X-cost win cons in case I'm blocked out by a Crawlspace or Sphere of Safety effect.

Anyways I really appreciate your feedback, I was considering Blasphemous Act but I think Earthquake might be better, despite the increase in actual mana cost.

Feel free to add other stuff, if what I said gave you any ideas!!

SideBae on Holy Swarm

3 months ago
  1. I highly suggest Preordain to accompany your Ponder and Brainstorm . One-mana cantrips are great: They'll dig you to lands if you need them, or past them if you don't. Note that these Xerox-style cards allow you to run fewer lands, as it becomes easier to find the lands when you really need them. I suggest you run around thirty-three or thirty-four lands, at most. Similarly, Faithless Looting is great.

  2. Windfall deserves to come out of the Maybeboard into the main. I think it's better than Skyscribing , as you can cast it after an opponent tutors and make them discard whatever they got; additionally, if an opponent has more cards than you, Windfall becomes card-positive. Additionally, pairing Windfall with your Narset, Parter of Veils is... good.

  3. Mass-draw is always good. Treasure Cruise and Dig Through Time are great, though running both is slightly questionable (delving one makes the other tougher to cast). If you run Dack Fayden out of the Maybeboard (I suggest doing that), then delving becomes easier. I see Distant Melody in your Maybeboard; I think the effect is powerful, but Slate of Ancestry is better.

  4. One-for-ones like Outnumber are alright in one-on-one games, but in a usual EDH game you typically have three opponents. I think boardwipes, in addition to your Cyclonic Rift , are probably the way to go. Rolling Earthquake is a great red boardwipe in most decks, but I think straight Earthquake is better in this one (it lets your bug-things live). Similarly, By Force is great as artifact-hate.

  5. Coat of Arms is an interesting include. I think Shared Animosity is probably better deserving of that slot, if only because it is asymmetric and more affordable mana-wise. Typically you'll have a lot of bug-duders, so not pumping toughness isn't a big deal (they're disposable). However, this may be a meta-call.

  6. In colors outside green, ramp is difficult to find but still important. I suggest reexamining your rock-package; there're a lot of good rocks out there. Talisman of Creativity , Mind Stone , Fellwar Stone , the soon-to-release Arcane Signet , Coldsteel Heart , Fire Diamond and Sky Diamond are all good. In general, two-mana ramp is better than three-mana ramp, since by turn three you want to be casting more powerful cards and/or landing a threat. If you have access, Mana Vault and Mana Crypt are excellent ways to turbo-out your general.

  7. Depending on your budget, your mana-base can be improved. Prismatic Vista seems really good, especially since fetches massively improve your Brainstorm . Steam Vents is around $11 these days, and is also a good include.

  8. If you don't want to run a lot of non-basics, you can craft a sort of blue-moon package into this deck; in my experience, this can shut down a lot of opponents. Back to Basics , Magus of the Moon and Blood Moon are all good ways to take advantage of a basic-based land-base, and punish suckers like me for playing more complicated mana-bases. Cutting a bunch of your colorless lands, like Ghost Quarter or Tectonic Edge , for Snow-Covered Island can end up allowing you access to your colors while still running non-basic hate.

  9. Stranglehold is a good way to shut down opponents, similar to Ashiok, Dream Render in UB decks.

  10. I don't think Arcanis the Omnipotent is very good. Six-mana is a lot to pay, and having to wait a turn-cycle before you can start drawing cards is a big drawback that gives your opponents a long time to kill him. For six-mana, you want a bigger punch; I suggest bringing out your Consecrated Sphinx or Niv-Mizzet, Parun from your Maybeboard instead.

  11. If you pair Battle Hymn or your maybe-boarded Ashnod's Altar with an x-spell, you can get a lot of value. Expansion / Explosion is good, as is Blue Sun's Zenith .

  12. Finally, Mr. Steal-yo-Gurl cards are great as a form of spot removal. Vedalken Shackles , Control Magic , Sower of Temptation and Treachery are all great ways to make opposing threats into your threats.

Good luck! Love this general.

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Arcanis the Omnipotent occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

Blue: 0.43%