Arena Rector


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Battlebond (BBD) Mythic Rare

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Arena Rector

Creature — Human Cleric

When Arena Rector dies, you may exile it. If you do, search your library for a planeswalker card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

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Arena Rector Discussion

Bananaasablade on Would you rather die to Najeela or Ultimates?

1 month ago

I run a superfriends deck myself so I wanna throw out some comments/complaints/praise and see what comes back to me that i can use for advice.

  1. I ADORE your use of Najeela, the Blade-Blossom as the commander, that's freaking brilliant! I was tempted to do the same but did not think she would pay off but you have made some good points for doing it.

  2. What one planeswalker wins you the game? What one above all else do you want? If there is no definitive answer why are you running Arena Rector ?

  3. Is the point of all the the mana rocks and ramp to use Najeela's ult more? I get by without any of that. Is the point a more "competitive environment" so you need to speed things up? (I do understand Evolution Sage and ramp, dont like it, but understand it)

  4. why are you not running Gilder Bairn ? I know deepglow skate is tempting because it does everything, but it does it once... on a big body... with no recursion. Maybe you can teach me why the fish is worth ANYTHING.

  5. I dont agree with a LOT of your walkers however, we are currently using different commanders/deck ideas so I understand why a few may be better for you over others.

  6. I ran Moment's Peace for a while myself but always fell out of favor with it as I'd rather have other, stronger, more reusable options which are far and few between so I just ditched it!


Personally, I never liked Atraxa as a super friends commander, since I usually win off of the red walkers anyway! I love how the spite of Najeela being naturally red, spits in the face of Atraxa. My commander has always been irrelevant, never cast it once, so I wont argue Ramos over Najeela over Reaper King over Sliver Queen over "pick-your-poison".

TypicalTimmy on "I Will Keep Watch"

1 month ago

Great deck. +1. Here are a few suggestions:

Finnegan88 on Jodah and his Crew/ how to make it more competive?

2 months ago

Raff Capashen, Ship's Mage seems like a perfect fit for this deck. I will try him out for sure.

I did some research on my commander in EDHREC. Thanks for the tip with the Hub. Atm i am not sure about Thought Erasure even if it is kinda a pet card for me, Arena Rector underperfomed heavily; Mortify is not flexible enough for my taste looking for alternatives. Aminatou's Augury and Narset, Enlightened Master performed exceptionally. Still not sure about the Mana.

Maybe including some good staxx cards, but i do not know which would be the best.Maybe Winter Orb

Flesh_Addict_ on 1: Urza and his deck of Many Friends

3 months ago

darkone8 thanks for your comment!

As far as budget goes, having almost all the cards passed down from 2 generations to me made my life a bit easier for those big boi cards, and newer cards are still being printed so thats nice!

Samut, the Tested is a card everyone really ignored, I liked it a lot and started using her now people at my lgs who build superfriends now see her as a must. To further convince you about her hidden talents Ill debunk her abilities: I completely understand that she seems unviable especially underwhelming with her +1, however, that's not why shes here! Her -2 can kill both your Arena Rector and Academy Rector immediately! Grabbing you an extra planeswalker or your Omniscience / Doubling Season

Alternatively her -7, grabs you 2 more planeswalkers from your deck, and places them directly into play! Usually you have Doubling Season in play when you ult her, so why not ult 2 more planeswalkers while you're at it!

Nissa, Vastwood Seer  Flip was actually in this deck before, the problem is, her flip isn't very powerful. You barely want to ult her, same with Party Jace, and a couple other planeswalkers that are there for there + and - abilities. I wanna ult these bois!

Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker will be added though! Unfortunately it's not in my collection just yet, but once it is I will include him. The question is who to take out?

filkinsmark on orzhov sacing

3 months ago

Some cards to think about; Paladin of Atonement , Together Forever , Matter Reshaper , Angelic Destiny , Arena Rector (You'd have to add at least one more PW for that one I think), Demon of Dark Schemes

You also don't have Path to Exile , was that on purpose? Vindicate might be good as well. Liliana of the Veil ? Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip might actually be dope. That emblem would be nuts. Sorin, Solemn Visitor isn't terrible.

RohanDragoon on Superfriends and their Friends

4 months ago

That's a really good point about Arena Rector I hadn't really thought about it that way. I'll definitely put her into a maybeboard and watch her price.

And that's a really good point about the ultimates. I guess I do put a lot of emphasis on them for the superfriends win-cons. But, at the very least, when playing cards like Inexorable Tide and Oath of Teferi (and potentially in the future The Chain Veil and Doubling Season ) it's definitely not something I can ignore.

I'm definitely going to put Yanling in the reconsider section with Ral, but I'm a little more cautious to do so. Taking her out also gets rid of a nice way to get your allies through and, in the best case scenario, a double-striking Ormendahl, Profane Prince .

But I think for that matter I also might reconsider Sorin, Solemn Visitor . Right now the only thing he does for the deck really is his ult, and because of that I guess I rarely play him in lieu of other walkers or creatures.

cdkime on Superfriends and their Friends

4 months ago

Arena Rector serves an important secondary function in a deck - it makes it very scary to attack you. Even if you never get to use its tutor effect, players will be extremely reluctant to toss any large, non-flying creatures in your direction.

I would also argue that, when playing superfriends, the ultimate abilities should not be what you design your synergies around. While there are situations where Mu Yanling will win you the game, often she is just going to sit about doing relatively little for a six-drop.

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