Arclight Phoenix


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

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Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) Mythic Rare

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Arclight Phoenix

Creature — Phoenix

Flying, haste

At the beginning of combat on your turn, if you've cast three or more instant and sorceries this turn, return Arclight Phoenix from your graveyard to the battlefield.

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Arclight Phoenix Discussion

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on RUG Delver (Pteramander)

1 week ago

No. I have nothing that I want to discard. No Arclight Phoenix . No Lingering Souls . No Bloodghast . And I'm in blue so I have access to real cantrips that I'd rather play. And Faithless Looting is card disadvantage.

If I were to play another cantrip it would probably be Telling Time . Or maybe Opt , but Telling Time sets up Delver flips.

FSims81 on Hydroid Krasis, sell or hold?

2 weeks ago

If you're not looking to keep them sell now. It may retain some value, but it won't stay where it is currently. Krasis will be ultra popular right now because it is a card draw/life gain engine for the Nexus of Fate decks floating around. Even something like Arclight Phoenix that sees play in almost every format settled at a price that will still probably dip once it rotates out of standard.

SMASHER101 on Best deck to counter control ...

3 weeks ago

My meta is filled with many different flavors of control ranging from what is mostly UW and jeskai to mono U and other weird colors. The main point is that there are a lot of counters, wraths, and lots of Path to Exile s.

What deck should I play to counter this at FNM, I like the look of the Arclight Phoenix deck, but I'm not sure how effective it would be. Dredge looks like a nice counter but RIP exists. What should I pick?

GoblinsBeatElves on Tier list for MTGA and ...

3 weeks ago

SMASHER101: because there is also a deck named Arclight Phoenix . Tag it like this:

[[card: Arclight Phoenix]]

That makes sure you link a card.

winden02 on Izzet-Electrostatic Gutter Burn?

3 weeks ago

I would recommend Risk Factor , it is great for burn card draw and spell slinging. If you have the resources you could go for Arclight Phoenix .

FastIsFaster on Jund Elves

4 weeks ago

Just personal preference, but I think Marwyn, the Nurturer is way better in a deck where you have big ramp targets like Carnage Tyrant or something similar. In this deck, she can get a lot of counters and get big, but she has no evasion so she isnt really a threat as long as they have 1 blocker. Even with all the counters, the best move with her is probably Banefire , but in a deck like this (appears to be more of a go-wide) hoping to draw a Banefire to close out a game seems very unreliable.

Since you are playing Jund and have access to R and B, I would recommend some number of Lava Coil , even if its in the SB. Being able to exile things is critical in this standard (looking at you Arclight Phoenix ) and it still takes out any of the Izzet drakes (as their power gets big but toughness ususally stays at 4).

hungry000 on lava spike, vorpalaxe

4 weeks ago

Browbeat is in its own category, as it can't be called strictly burn or card advantage, while Light Up the Stage always gives you card advantage and is really good card advantage at that. Their effective cmcs are different as well (3 vs 1). The point is, just because a card is ever so slightly reminiscent of another card doesn't mean you can compare the two. And I firmly stand by the fact that it's a good card.

The inability to play Skewer the Critics on turn 1 is not a suitable justification for why it's worse; it does not matter which turn you play a burn spell by (within reason) as long as it is cheap and deals damage, as your goal is to get your opponent down to 0 as efficiently as possible (generally a cost:dmg ratio of 1:3). In regards to cost efficiency, Skewer the Critics and Rift Bolt are equal, as they both deal 3 damage for 1 mana. After this point, though, Skewer is superior than R. Bolt because it deals damage immediately. This is relevant in many common situations. If, for example, your opponent is at 6 health with a lethal board state and you have a Lightning Bolt in hand and 3 lands in play, a Skewer on top of your library would give you a win whereas a Rift Bolt topdeck would result in your untimely death. Of course, there are situations where you can't activate Spectacle and it's bad, but generally I believe Skewer the Critics to be better. Rift Bolt aside, I just remembered you have Shard Volley s in your deck, and I'm 93% certain that Skewer is better than that. It even dodges Chalice, unlike Shard Volley.

You say you're not afraid of graveyard decks, but have you seen the things Arclight Phoenix decks can do? They are able to easily outrace Burn with a good hand, and Dredge decks all play Creeping Chill now, which looks unassuming but can gain them 12 life in a game against Burn (though mono r doesn't actually have any way to deal with it).

I feel that the additional speed Guide/Swiftspear give you early on is far more important than the slightly (and may I stress the SLIGHTLY) higher probability of drawing direct damage that the two copies of Viashino Pyromancer give you. I'd also like to add that 8 cards do not make up a large percentage of a 60 card deck and that playing those 8 cards won't in any way result in a very high chance of not drawing direct damage when you need it.

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Arclight Phoenix occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.05%

Gruul: 0.25%

Temur: 0.52%


All decks: 0.05%

Izzet: 0.33%

Grixis: 0.37%