Archetype of Imagination

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Commander 2018 (C18) Uncommon
Born of the Gods (BNG) Uncommon

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Archetype of Imagination

Enchantment Creature — Human Wizard

Creatures you control have flying.

Creatures your opponents control lose flying and can't have or gain flying.

Archetype of Imagination Discussion

jconeil1988 on Dakkon, Master of the Plane

1 month ago

Academy Ruins - reuse your land fetch artifacts.

Buried Ruin - same as above.

Inventors' Fair - can fetch your artifacts.

Fabricate - fetch which artifact you need.

Enlightened Tutor - self explanatory

Dispatch - you have enough artifacts that this can be a no draw back path or swords.

Baleful Strix - value

Magus of the Moat - to go with your sanctuary.

Archetype of Imagination - creatures can't attack you with Moat or Sanctuary out.

Junk Diver - re use artifacts

Workshop Assistant - re use artifacts.

Myr Retriever - re use artifacts.

All That Glitters - you have enough artifacts/enchantments to make this a second Blackblade Reforged

Alela, Artful Provocateur - can be a hidden commander/backup to Dakon.

Strata Scythe - can get big.

You might want to cut back on the non basic lands and replace them with the other fetches you can get.

Tyrant-Thanatos on Blue White Drakes

1 month ago

Lands aside, I'd recommend Favorable Winds . Empyrean Eagle is basically a Thunderclap Wyvern for less but without Flash. And Sephara, Sky's Blade may be worth consideration as well, though I'd probably only run 1, maybe 2, copies of Sephara, since she's legendary, redundant, and expensive to cast.

Depending on your meta, a copy of Archetype of Imagination might be worth running as well. You don't really have need of the first effect, but removing flying for your opponents could be useful in some situations.

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Fae Trickery

2 months ago

Very interesting running so few creatures. I like it though. +1 from me.

Have you considered any of the following:

Glen Elendra Archmage - A faerie and re-usable counter magic all in one

Marchesa's Decree - You are a pillow fort deck making the Monarch mechanic very strong. This can also be used politically by letting an opponent through and then letting everyone else fight over the monarchy.

Skullclamp - The best card in any deck playing tokens.

Notorious Throng - Makes faeries and can give you an extra turn

Dire Undercurrents - This is pretty spectacular when paired with Bitterblossom and your commander.

Archetype of Imagination - Turns off your opponents flyers and also counts as an enchantment.

Lastly, Meekstone - Your fairies are small, even after being pumped a bit. This could be fantastic for locking opponents down. The same could be said for a board wipe like Fell the Mighty .

Happy deck building!

LittleBlueHero on Fae Trickery

2 months ago

I took Alela in mostly different direction. I still run a buttload of enchantments. But I run way more creatures and they and my enchantments focus on lifegain.

No idea if it will pan out but there is a card I am running that I think fits pretty much any build of Alela and thats Archetype of Imagination .

Its a creature with flying that removes flying from all your opponents creatures thus making all your little fae unblockable and in turn drawing a bunch of cards with things like Bident and whatnot. Oh and its an enchantment as well so... token! I know you are trying to keep mana costs down and I get that but 6 mana for a potential finisher isn't bad at all.

Im probably forcing the lifegain angle but there are more than enough good lifegain matters enchantments in the colors and I hope it will be more fun to play then straight pillowfort/control/storm. It also lets me run the Sanguine Bond + Exquisite Blood combo as a wincon. Shes a lot of fun to build and offers a ton of routes to a fun deck.

Kjartan on Enchanting

3 months ago

Estrid, the Masked and Curse of Predation sadly aren't legal in the modern format. (You can always just call it a casual deck, but if you want to play modern specifically, they have to go.)

The good news in losing Estrid however, is that it gives you a good excuse to cut blue entirely.

With only basic lands in your mana-base, playing three colors is hard. I know you have Realmwright to help out, but with only two colors, you wouldn't even need to rely on its mediocre ability. ( Urban Utopia is still at least playable with 2 or 3 colors, but they could be Abundant Growth which is actually decent.)

Archetype of Imagination and Hypnotic Siren are both nice, but very unlikely to be cast in this 18 lands, 4 draws - deck.

That leaves Ordeal of Thassa as your only good blue card, making the cut pretty easy.


On a sidenote, if you want enchantment to be good in modern, you probably shouldn't go for the midrange route, as it invites you opponent to two for one you, making you lose the value you are trying to gain.

I'd either go for Hexproof, with Gladecover Scout n' such. Or I'd go for a prison-style with Ghostly Prison and alike.

But hey, good and decent are two different things, and depending on your playgroup, you may not be in need of an actually good deck to compete.

Just know that if you want to make improvements, I'd be happy to help :)

TypicalTimmy on Kykar, wind's fury?

4 months ago

Planeswalkers that you'd want to run would be the following;

That's 13x Planeswalkers which should be plenty. If you'd like to add Karn Liberated you can do so but I wouldn't stretch it any further than this. You still need room for your Instants, Sorceries, Lands and Creatures. You mentioned you also want Enchantments? Well, I'd cut down on those except for the basic prisons. Notably:

I'd also focus on making it a soft Flying Tribal, to empower your tokens

All in all, this is 34 cards. If you figure you'll be running the recommended 37 lands + 8 stones, you have a total card base of 79 cards. This leaves you 20 Instant / Sorcery spells.

Given that, you may want to trim down so you have more chances to use your Commander. I'm noticing a general lack of red power in here, so you may want to actually make this an Azorius deck that happens to splash red just to get your Commander out.

Focus on replayable Instants and Sorceries, such as the ones mentioned above. Also, Charmbreaker Devils will be of great asset in this deck.

Hope that helps! :D

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Archetype of Imagination occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Blue: 0.14%