Arjun, the Shifting Flame

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Pauper Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Commander 2015 (C15) Mythic Rare

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Arjun, the Shifting Flame

Legendary Creature — Sphinx Wizard

Flying

Whenever you cast a spell, put the cards in your hand on the bottom of your library in any order, then draw that many cards.

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Arjun, the Shifting Flame Discussion

The_Pixel_Ninja on Nekusar, the cancer giver

1 month ago

Cards to take out:

Indentured Djinn while the logic is solid behind choosing him, he's each opponent "May" draw, allows them to opt out of the 3+ damage

Duskmantle Seer fit's the flavor, but isn't actually a draw which could easily net you less damage across the board.

Returned Phalanx this card takes up space for no real good reason

Trade Secrets is illegal in the commander/edh format

Swamp/Island/Mountain you have way too many lands in this deck you could probably run 10 less land and still be A-okay, obviously you should playtest it and tweak it accordingly.

Cards to consider:

Arjun, the Shifting Flame my friend runs this guy in a red/blue locust god EDH it forces all sorts of draw on everyone.

Graceful Adept living Spellbook/Reliquary Tower

Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur Later game nets you heavy amounts of draw and makes your opponents lose any card advantage you might give them.

Stormbreath Dragon with the amount of cards you should be forcing your opponents to draw his monstrous will be devastating

Sturmgeist you're going to have a fair deal of cards yourself

The Locust God tokens for days.

Viseling hand sizes will easily be 4+ damage will be dealt.

Howling Mine forces draw

Font of Mythos forces more draw

Archmage Ascension why draw cards like a plebeian when you could tutor all the cards?

Fevered Visions essentially 2 damage a turn every turn.

Forced Fruition easy 7+ damage

Price of Knowledge Damage for days

Underworld Dreams it's like have 2 nekusar

Well of Ideas All the draw.

Odysseus_97 on In the Lab of the Mad Scientists

1 month ago

I am in the middle of rebuilding my own EDH Chaos deck replacing Jhoira of the Ghitu with Arjun, the Shifting Flame just as you did. My new chaos deck will draw a lot of inspiration from this build. Have to say i have fallen in love with this chaos build of yours wished i had seen it before building the one i have now.

But now that i am retooling the deck, i find some cards that have done some good work and thought i would list them.

Faithless Looting: Might work pretty well in this deck, it lets you draw cards and filter your selection and you can cast it later from your graveyard when you might need a trigger from Arjun, the Shifting Flame

Curse of Verbosity & Curse of Opulence: As the chaos player i often am the target for "Not making the game fun" the curses can help by giving people rewards for attacking other ones than you. The ramp is always nice in commander, also for us with our expensive hard cast cards. The blue gives card draw which will refill our hand and make a larger draw amount occur when triggering Arjun, the Shifting Flame.

Furnace of Rath: Same as Dictate of the Twin Gods 1 less mana, but no flash, just a suggestion.

Pandemonium: A pretty fun enter the battlefield trigger for every creature.

Sands of Time: Dont know how many tap abilities you have in this deck. But this card is one i really love for people always considering every tap they make during their turns.

Fatespinner: Sadly only works on our opponents, but honestly we will almost always skip combat in our turns anyway. Another fun card, can see why it wont fit but sadly its really fun.

Silent Arbiter: Good way to keep yourself alive if becoming the target, and good way to see some swarm decks becoming completely shut down. Silent Arbiter is a decent blocker itself with the 5 toughness which can keep you safe.

Illicit Auction: I think the auction cards are really fun.

Price of Glory: In my old deck there were almost no instant speed cards, there is a good amount in here so this might be a nonbo, but still worth mentioning.

Meekstone: This might be really good in this deck, you only have 7 creatures and only 3 with power greater than 2. And non of those creatures need to be untapped.

Confusion in the Ranks: Another exchange control of special types of cards.

Riptide Laboratory: This is good protection for wizards for board wipes or things like it, this effect is only protection for your commander, but it is a pretty important piece so it might be worth to consider.

Pendrell Mists: A good way to slow down your opponents big army of creatures. You will have a low amount of creatures, making it cheap for you to keep them around.

Mana Breach: Not sure how this will work, haven't really got to playtest it, but seems pretty fun.

Fevered Visions: There seem to be a little card draw theme, maybe this will be there as a small win condition or just a way to help with giving out damage.

kanokarob on I Want a Commander That ...

1 month ago

Arjun, the Shifting Flame is a different kind of card draw, but its very effective and a lot of fun. Play all the cantrips, redraw hands constantly, win with Psychosis Crawler. I highly recommend it.

DanowarElf on Izzet Help I need? Yes.

1 month ago

Well if it's combos that you want, here's a few ideas... 1) Skullclamp + Ashnod's Altar combo with Locust God. 2) Intruder Alarm + Merfolk Looter (or any looter) combo with Locust God. 3) Mindmoil or Arjun, the Shifting Flame + Thought Reflection or Alhammarret's Archive grow exponentially and are a pseudo-combo with Locust God. Also Laboratory Maniac helps you auto-win with several of these by just decking yourself. Hope this helps!

Izu_Korasu on The Locus God + Lifegain?

2 months ago

not really .. i mean you can try to force it with cards like Baral, Chief of Compliance, Goblin Electromancer, Jori En, Ruin Diver, Past in Flames and cheap blue cantrips ... but even with rituals, blue and or just mana quickly becomes an issue for storming in non-mizzex/Yidris decks

Arjun, the Shifting Flame decks have the advantage of Mindmoiling everytime they cast a spell and can use Psychosis Crawler, Sphinx's Tutelage and Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind to ping opponents lifetotals/decks multiple times a spell even if the storm fizzles.

that being said, The Locust God shines at drawing cards, and going wide with an army of hasty fliers ...Kindred Discovery on insect is a good start and has exponential growth with Alhammarret's Archive (draw 2 cards, make 2 locust, draw 4 cards, make 4 locust .. etc, just becareful as the loop is mantatory .. so Laboratory Maniac or a way to kill people before you lose is important before you start)

and cards mentioned in the above sections combined with Chasm Skulker, Purphoros, God of the Forge, Frantic Search, Whirlpool Warrior, Brainstorm, Rhystic Study, Whirlpool Rider and other cheap "wheels" may help you get value even if your storm doesnt quite get there.

allthatisman42 on Nekusar and The Wheelies

2 months ago

I love seeing wheel decks. Arjun, the Shifting Flame is one that makes it into 90% of my Izzet wheel decks. Pairs excellently with Psychosis Crawler.

geekoftheages on Expect to get Wrecked by the Perfect Insect

2 months ago

Venomous08 that'll be beautiful! Might even drop Arjun, the Shifting Flame for it. I've preordered all the new commander decks so I'm sure I'll steal it from there as soon as I can! Thanks for the heads up!

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