Arcum Dagsson


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom 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
Coldsnap (CSP) Rare

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Arcum Dagsson

Legendary Creature — Human Artificer

: Target artifact creature's controller sacrifices it. That player may search his or her library for a noncreature artifact card, put it into play, then shuffle his or her library.

Arcum Dagsson Discussion

Andrewpayseur on Muldrotha

4 hours ago

Here are some maybeboard suggestions: Lands: Field of the Dead - With all of the land recursion, it seems like this would generate a lot of value. You could get 2 2/2 zombies off of a fetch land. Plus, as I'm writing this TCGPlayer has it for $1.50.

Creatures: There are two creatures in the deck that I think have good recursive value, but are my least favorite in the decklist. I would replace either Reef Worm (doesn't do anything when it hits the battlefield, can be exiled), or Phantasmal Image (depends on another creature on the battlefield.) Consider these two as they're synergystic to a degree: Arcum Dagsson - Baleful Strix , Wurmcoil Engine , and Spellskite are all targetable by this dude. He can fetch any of your noncreature artifacts. TCGPlayer has it for $13.00. Corpse Connoisseur - Recursive Entomb . <$0.50.

Enchantments: Figure out a way to include Secrets of the Dead .

Kaneki___Ken on Trying to decide on next ...

1 week ago

I don't have a Sydri, Galvanic Genius deck, but If I played Artifacts I would. Using it on Aetherflux Resovoir just means you win, and it's hilarious.

Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain is really only cheerios from what I've seen. Brighside, a lot of cheap 0 costing rocks are available. Eventually you can however invest a lot into it for things such as Moxes.

Arcum Dagsson is least interesting out of all of these imo, and it can easily fit into the other aforementioned artifact decks as just a good card. I'd say maybe not him as a commander.

If you like Zada, I think you'd love Feather, the Redeemed . It's a real neat deck and brings card draw to Boros, and Zada fits right in.

I saw a Varina, Lich Queen last night and it wrecked. I loved how resilient it is with its graveyard synergies.

Hope this helps!

Flagellum on Trying to decide on next ...

1 week ago

Hi y'all! So I've decided to retire/melt my Breya deck which is chuck full of infinite combos and most artifact goodstuff like Arcum Dagsson , Master Transmuter , Ethersworn Canonist ECT. Despite the land base being fine (few basics, only shard etb tapped lands) color fixing can still be an issue in a 4 color deck. I run exclusively combo decks for the most part so a slight change from that would be nice but not required. I also wouldn't mind sticking with an artifact theme as I already likely own the main pieces. Still like to keep it on the more budget friendlier side.

The ideas I had:

Artifact Themed

Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain : still on theme, still combo. But only dual colored instead of 4. There's the cheeri0s glass cannon version but I havent found a more value centric deck that works better.

Sydri, Galvanic Genius : drops a color and still on theme. This one is more mana intensive than Breya was most likely but the neat little interactions seem amusing like with Caltrops or turning a mana rock into a deathtrap.

Arcum Dagsson : mono colored but way too much hate will be drawn. Missing some non budget pieces that would make him shine (and less of a budget is available as not much would be melted). Same applies to Urza.

Spellslinger Themed

Feather, the Redeemed : seems amusing but wouldnt be geared towards voltron as much due in part of my previous experience with Karlov and Rafiq. But I do miss my Zada deck which this is reminiscent of that I dismantled for Purphoros. It would also be my only spellslinger oriented deck. Own most the cards too as a plus.


Varina, Lich Queen : esper zombies. Seems amusing and is a bit different. I do like all the Vengeful Dead type effects recently added that punish those who would wipe out the horde.

mtgftw2014 on Urza, Lord High Artificer cEDH *Primer*

3 weeks ago

KailDaemon Yah, those were my thoughts also.

As for lands, I might have mentioned that I'm an Arcum Dagsson player, so I know our playstyles will be different. However, have you ever considered manlands? They are a necessity for me, as I sacrifice them to Arcum, but they can also be used in a pinch as chump blockers and for metalcraft. Inkmoth Nexus and Blinkmoth Nexus are two examples. On a side note, my playstyle is rush out Arcum, then combo out. So some super helpful lands are the sac lands that provide more than one mana. City of Traitors , Svyelunite Temple , Saprazzan Skerry , and Crystal Vein are a few examples that put me a turn ahead when I need it the most, and a turn behind when it doesn't matter any more. Yes some enter tapped, but I still find it worth it turn 1 to play them if it means a turn 2 commander.

I do however understand the Back to Basics playstyle of wanting to maximize your basic lands. My apologies if you are already using any of these, they just came to mind so I'm writing them down.

fearphage on Narset, Parter of Playgroups (Narset Oathbreaker)

1 month ago

Arcum Dagsson seems questionable in a deck with 2 artifact creatures.

Anvil of Bogardan is a hard lock that doesn't permit instants to be casts during its resolution (unlike Puzzle Box ).

KongMing on Special Snowflakes

1 month ago

Okay, so you've got lots of good artifacts that give you a variety of synergies with your creatures, which you can already tutor. How about Arcum Dagsson for a bit of artifact tutor? Good synergy with Hanna too.

Are you cool with adding some Planeswalkers? They're considered legendary permanents as of Ixalan, right?

Gidgetimer on Just Another Boring Paradox Engine ...

1 month ago

Because my commander is basically tap to Tinker ? For real though, out of 8 decks I have built exactly 1 uses Paradox Engine and it is Arcum Dagsson . It sounds like you may be looking at the archetypes that want to abuse Paradox Engine . I don't really like using EDHRec as a deck building tool, but I feel that this is the case when what is popular is what we actually want to know. Paradox Engine and Dramatic Reversal are each in 6% of decks. This means that even if they were always in different decks (spoilers, they're not) There would still be about 15 decks without either for each one with one of them. For reference the three color card Thopter Foundry is in 7% of decks.

If you are wanting to see decks without them, tell us what you like and people will be more than happy to share some of their favorite decks from around the site to cleanse your palate. Simply complaining about a card accomplishes nothing outside of baiting contrarians like myself into trying to anecdotally refute your point (as I did before deciding to drop some stats.)

TheSlowestBro on Breya - Blink

1 month ago

Cool take on Breya! I also have a deck with her that runs flicker effects, but for me it's more of a sub-theme rather than the main strategy. I'm surprised your not running Spine of Ish Sah in here though? That card is crazy with blinking. Can easily be tutored for with Arcum Dagsson as well.

Another card I'd like to highlight is Proteus Staff , maybe its borderline a meme, but I really like using it to eat a thopter and seeing what happens. In your deck you have so many ETB and blinking creatures so it looks like it would be a lot of fun there too!

Overall great list +1.

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Arcum Dagsson occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Blue: 0.16%