Creature — Phoenix
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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|Guilds of Ravnica (GRN)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Arclight Phoenix occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.22%
All decks: 0.08%
Arclight Phoenix Discussion
1 week ago
2 weeks ago
I think that Phoenix of Ash could be a very nice additional threat, but it plays a different role in the deck than Ox of Agonas, since this one is more like a Treasure Cruise that you can toss to the gy just like an Arclight Phoenix.
I'm not so convinced with Storm's Wrath, since it f's my planeswalkers too (and I'm boarding quite a few). Anyway, I'll try the phoenix.
1 month ago
I do think Drown in the Loch is just better if you're playing it for the first two modes, especially as graveyard hate doesn't seem to be as prevalent as in Modern. Many decks that would want the third ability already play green and Commune with the Gods over it.
It could possibly work in a counter/removal heavy Grixis deck as Drown in the Loch 5-8 or (more likely imo) as a flexible card in a UB midrange deck that values the graveyard for Prized Amalgam , Scrapheap Scrounger , Bloodsoaked Champion , Arclight Phoenix and/or delve cards like Dig Through Time and Tasigur, the Golden Fang . In the first scenario, I don't see it making the cut as too many better cards exist in that slot, in the second I don't know if there is enough support for a deck that runs a graveyard strategy and protects it with counters/removal
1 month ago
thinkoriginal, first of all, thank you a lot for sharing your thoughts on the list!
I see your point on Finale of Promise , but I'm still assessing if it's clunky enough to cut it. I think that with the right timing it's okay and it is easy for the deck to fill the graveyard so for the moment I won't invest on another Brazen Borrower .
Apart from that, I'm also keen on Fiery Temper , and I don't understand why the trend lately is to cut it, as you said, it's Chart a Course and Lightning Axe 's best friend (but at the same time I find it hard to make room for it in the list :s ). The spell I'm the less convinced of is Strategic Planning although it gets you a card, it can toss Phoenixes to the graveyard, and fuels delve... so I'm definitely trying that 3-1 split you commented.
Finally, when it comes to the sb I have to admit that it's been a mess, since every list I've seen so far has been different from the others. So what I'd like to know are the proportions of the different answers that I should carry (this many counters, this much removal...), and then I'll chose the options with which I feel the most confident... I hope i'm explaining myself.
Hahaha yeah I know Anger of the Gods is bonkers... the question here is: is it better than Sweltering Suns ? 'cause they do basically the same except that this one is more flexible and it plays better with Arclight Phoenix ... unless exiling opponent's creatures is worth the nombo.
2 months ago
Kjartan Thanks for the feedback :) I just recently added the Young Pyromancer and haven't been able to test them. I didn't really think about the amount of mass removal I'm playing in the deck tbh. Will definitely fix that. Rituals are mainly there to boost Aria of flames, but maybe relying on that is too much of a gimmick strat. I agree, Arclight Phoenix lost so much power with the ban of Looting. But I thought maybe the combination of Bedlam Reveler , Hazoret the Fervent and Thrill of Possibility was enough to give it a try. But the Prowess attempt looks promising as well (as well as cheaper). I think I will try to go for the Prowess one first and see what it feels and plays like. For that I'll most likely forego the mass removal but keep something about 2 rituals (to boost Prowess if in a pinch) and maybe ditch Aria of flames so I can play 4 Monastery Swiftspear , like 2 Soul-Scar Mage and 2 Light Up the Stage s.
2 months ago
I don't see Mass removal in a deck with Young Pyromancer (among other small aggressive creatures) as a good idea. At least not this much of it.
I also see no point in playing with Rituals. You're not really ramping to anything. They will probably be do nothing cards more often than they help you.
You could turn this to mono-red Prowess, which I think is a pretty good deck. Some Monastery Swiftspear s, some Soul-Scar Mage s, some Light Up the Stage . It's better than running Arclight Phoenix without Faithless Looting , but quite a similar playstyle.
2 months ago
@lebrgr I really don't like Mindbreak Trap as a sideboard card unless you're coming up against a lot of genuine storm decks that win with Grapeshot or similar. In decks with lots of cantrips, BW Control for example, they might have a turn that goes cantrip planeswalker removal spell and you can counter the removal spell. Just as likely is a turn that goes something like cantrip to find sorcery speed play pass to you and then play removal spell and cantrip 2, none of which you can do anything about. Even against something like Arclight Phoenix , it only counters the last spell your opponent cast and doesn't deal with the triggers.
3 months ago
After some tinkering, I finally have a brew that looks like it can stand on its own in the meta.
I took my old Izzet Phoenix build and added cards from Eldraine that would make it more competitive.
With the possible looming ban of Oko in standard, now is the best time to look at Arclight Phoenix as a card that could see a lot of play in the meta. Expect it to rise in price a bit if the Oko ban does happen.
Let me know what you guys think.
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