Arclight Phoenix


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard 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
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

Xica on Tribal Snapcaster

15 hours ago

If you have probem with phoenix, humans, spirits, hollow one, or similar decks that are best when they draw multiples of the same card (stuff like multiple hollow ones, bloodghasts, meddling mages... etc.), use Declaration in Stone .

It kills everything - i mean it totally unmakes them - with not questions asked, so its not dead against threats that are not hit by Fatal Push , and it sweeps clean degenerate boardstates involving things like multiple Arclight Phoenix , Bloodghast , and other hard to remove recursive threats.

(Imho modern is not broken, people are simply dismissing the right answers)

N00best on 4 Color Hollow One (Avg. CMC .517)

6 days ago

Arclight Phoenix is a lot better than Flamewake so I would recommend updating the list.

Boza on Improvement for challenger deck

1 week ago

Additionally, one of the best upgrades would include to upgrade the Arclight Phoenix package with 3 more than the current 1 and adding 4 Faithless Looting to enable it.

Squirrelbacon on Enchanted Spirits

1 week ago

I have a friend that runs a budget-y version of spirits, and let me tell you Remand is super important to his strategy. However, he is not running a Tallowisp package either which eats up some slots...

A good budget card for this strategy is Ojutai's Command . It's pretty flexible and says draw a card and can work as an ALTERNATIVE to Cryptic Command if you want to. I don't know that that's necessary either though.

As for some sideboard options, graveyard hate should be a number one priority right now with dredge and Arclight Phoenix being silly. Rest in Peace is probably the best card for your list, however, Relic of Progenitus and Tormod's Crypt would also work (Relic > Tormod's). A great creature for this list in the sideboard is Remorseful Cleric as it can serve as a creature or as graveyard hate, so maybe consider this as well.

Some counter magic in the side is also great, namely Negate to beat up on any and all non creature spells as well as Spell Snare to just stop 2-drops ( Snapcaster Mage , Manamorphose and any of storms Rituals or Dorks to name a few). Other great options against storm (and storm type decks, looking at you Phoenix type of decks) can be Thalia, Guardian of Thraben , Render Silent and even Silence to stall out a turn.

For your sideboard right now, I'd for sure recommend putting in...

2x Relic of Progenitus

2x Remorseful Cleric

2x Spell Snare

1x Negate

and then removing...

2x Spell Pierce

2x Mana Leak

1x Lavinia, Azorius Renegade

2x Nebelgast Herald

Boza on Stoneblade Arcanists Combo

1 week ago

Now, since they are wizards, add Wizard's Lightning to the mix that is castable for 1 mana and Runaway Steam-Kin to provide the mana and the jank mono-red deck is back for business! Naturally, you can pair this with Arclight Phoenix for even more!

RyH110 on Mono Green Stompy

1 week ago

heckproof : I find myself playing against lots of different decks, but some of the slightly more common opponents include Tron variants, Blue/White control variants, Izzet Phoenix, and some Ad Nauseam. I don't go against any one deck too often though, and there is a decent variety overall. One important note is that due to Phoenix's popularity overall as a deck, graveyard hate is incredibly important to have at the very least in the sideboard, and main deck is often a positive as well. Damping Sphere is an all star due to its ability to slow Tron deck to a crawl, while also being strong against Phoenix decks by stopping their rapid fire spell plan. In general I find Blue White control to be a winnable match, but is often a hard one to sideboard for as you want to keep the speed of the deck, but also find ways to grant it further resilience. Overall the sideboard will shift over time depending on what you find yourself playing against most often, and same goes with some of the main board.

Some things I have found: Opposing creature based aggro decks are often decided based on if you can land a Pelt Collector or an Experiment One and grow them. Strangleroot Geist is very string in these matches. Also, burn is actually a favorable match-up in general, and most of my losses to burn come at the hands of losing the die roll and a turn one Goblin Guide . Tron is a match that is winnable, but often I'll find myself losing game one and winning the next two games off the back of Damping Sphere , or winning because they didn't have turn three Tron. Arclight Phoenix decks are generally through graveyard hate, so it really comes down to how much you have. Also it is important to be able to kill Thing in the Ice  Flip pre transformation, so Dismember is nice. Azorius control is a often a bad match up due to the amount of anti aggro style cards that are in the main board if the deck, and Vines of Vastwood is strong. Heroic Intervention is great in this match-up, but often their board wipes circumvent indestructible. Ad Nauseum is probably the best match up, as you are able to usually be fast enough to kill them before they combo off.

Kjartan on Runaway Reveler

2 weeks ago

Arclight Phoenix seems very good here.

Akromathia on an izzet deck V1

2 weeks ago

Hello! Be most welcome to MTG! I wish you the best duels and adventures with this great community!

Now, to the deck!

It looks good, but there is something that I think you should keep on mind. Usually this kind of decks runs out of gas very very quickly. The way to solve that out is by “card draw” spells, of those you have none. I suggest any combination of:

RED: BLUE: Also, some of the creatures need rework in my opinion.

Hope this helps!

Have a wonderful day! <3

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