Arlinn Kord

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Arlinn, Embraced by the Moon  Flip

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Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Standard Legal
Modern Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Shadows over Innistrad Mythic Rare

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Arlinn Kord

Planeswalker — Arlinn

+1: Until end of turn, up to one target creature gets +2/+2 and gains vigilance and haste.

0: Put a 2/2 green Wolf creature token onto the battlefield. Transform Arlinn Kord.

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Arlinn Kord Discussion

magicmonstr411 on Jund Torment

3 days ago

Thank you so much Monduck I definitely agree on the Chandra, Torch of Defiance I cut the Arlinn Kord and one Ob Nixilis Reignited to make room. Fixed up the mana base a bit as well as i found there were not enough basics for Attune with Aether and Nissa's Renewal and i was wondering if I should cut some other cards for more deserts to really get full use out of Hour of Promise

djnewellmit on All Things Pummeler

4 days ago

Is Samut, the Tested a better option than Arlinn Kord? I really like the +2/+2 and haste Arlinn provides, but I can see where Samut's double strike is also nice to have. I play Uncaged Fury in my deck, Pummeler Smash, so the haste gives me an option I'm otherwise lacking. The vigilance isn't necessary for the Pummeler, but it helps if I'm swinging in with one of the other creatures waiting for a Pummeler to appear.

I can see possibly including Samut for rotation-proofing. And her only having a single side makes her more easily managed.

Firebones675 on Green Red FACE SMACK.

6 days ago

Samut, the Tested, Samut, Voice of Dissent (even if you don't plan on having much/any white mana), or Arlinn Kord  Flip might be a good addition as a top to your curve.

As for land counts, generally that is related to how fast you want the deck to be. A more aggressive deck that wants to end the game quickly can get away with less lands as they expect the game to be over faster and they have cheaper threats. A land count of 24 is a little high for most aggro decks. but i think you might want to aim for around 22-23 if you're planning on including some 5 drops.

abby315 on Rotation in September - cards ...

1 week ago

(P.S: I know this could go in the spec thread, but I figured it would be way too long for a comment @_@)

Ixalan is going to be a really weird set. I expect the prices will be much higher than we're used to, because it won't have Masterpieces OR double-sided cards to drive standard rare prices down, AND because it rotates four sets on release, making null a lot of popular decks like Zombies.

It's been a LONG time since we had a rotation, so I'm already looking ahead to see what kind of big standard players are rotating, and which cards might be their replacement (and thus go up in price). I'm specifically looking at TYPES of cards that slot into many different decks; I'm not trying to predict the metagame, just assuming there will be decks that want X kind of creature, X kind of removal spell. Here's what I've got.

BIG ROTATERS: Creatures

Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger This, along with other big Eldrazi like World Breaker, will probably have the biggest shockwaves for standard decks going forward. Both ramp and cheat-creatures-into-play (/reanimate) decks lose their best payoffs. As a result, I'm keeping an eye on big demons like Razaketh, the Foulblooded and Herald of Anguish, other big impact permanents like Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh and Overwhelming Splendor , and the Gearhulks.

Thraben Inspector and Cryptbreaker

Oof! Two colors lose their best one drops that create card advantage. These are all-stars in aggressive creature lists like Vehicles and Zombies, but have also contributed to a format where a t1 play gives you a huge advantage. I expect 2 things to happen: one-drop proactive action, like perhaps Reason / Believe or Narnam Renegade, gets better; and the two-drop becomes more important. HOWEVER:

Sylvan Advocate, Grim Flayer, Duskwatch Recruiter  Flip

These two drop engines are also leaving, meaning the two drop slot in midrange decks will likely be filled by mana dorks (as they are now), or perhaps two drops like Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons or Glint-Sleeve Siphoner. Might be a good idea to pick up some Channeler Initiates.

Tireless Tracker

There's a lot of valuable creatures rotating, including Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, but none generate quite as much value as this one. TT is creature decks' #1 way to not run out of gas and stay ahead of control decks. While no creature will probably reach parity with its insane snowball potential, I think cards like Glint-Sleeve Siphoner or Vizier of the Menagerie may see more play as a way for creature decks to stay up on cards. I have some hopes about Reason / Believe in this spot, too.

Archangel Avacyn  Flip

The last big impact creature that's rotating. This frees up the 5 drop slot in white decks quite a bit, but sadly nothing really matches her surprise stabilizing/aggressive power. This gives a big boost to Glorybringer. It also may boost Crested Sunmare, which does a fairly good stabilizing impression if you have one trigger on endstep. Also keep an eye on Angel of Sanctions!

BIG ROTATERS: Planeswalkers

Arlinn Kord

OK, she's not as big as I'd like her to be, but I do think that at $3 Samut, the Tested is a reasonable pick up. Red/green/x creature decks will be hurting for planeswalkers, and all she takes is 1 good creature with trample or a combat damage trigger. But don't forget Chandra, Torch of Defiance! I expect her to get MUCH better after rotation, when she doesn't have to compete for mainboard space against Arlinn OR...

Gideon, Ally of Zendikar (and Nissa, Voice of Zendikar])

So the token walkers rotate, meaning 4-mana creatures and planeswalkers just got better, and you no longer have to ask yourself if your 4 or 5 drop can compete with an enemy Gid, AOZ. I think this is a win for Hazoret the Fervent along with Chandra, and I'm keeping an eye on 3-4 drops in Ixalan.

Ob Nixilis Reignited and Jace, Unraveler of Secrets

The twin 5-drop walkers both offered midrange control decks recurring card advantage. I don't know what might replace them, but I know decks will be looking for ways to stabilize and rebuild a hand after spending turns on removal.

Liliana, the Last Hope

I don't know what to do with this because she was probably too powerful to begin with, but this makes aggro slightly better, x/1's better, and replacement ways for midrange to close out a game (without her ultimate) better.

BIG ROTATERS: Removal

2-mana B/W Removal

Grasp of Darkness, Immolating Glare, Blessed Alliance and Declaration in Stone all rotate, and I seriously doubt Ixalan will cover those holes on release. My biggest prediction is that Abrade and Harnessed Lightning get a HUGE upgrade from these rotating, and red will be the color of choice for midrange and control supporting colors.

Stasis Snare, Anguished Unmaking, To the Slaughter , and Murder

See above, except Cast Out is now premium against decks that present multiple kinds of threats, so I would continue picking those up. Never / Return and Unlicensed Disintegration also get more relevant.

Kozilek's Return and Radiant Flames , Flaying Tendrils

Look into getting some Sweltering Suns as the best 3-mana wipe, and Yahenni's Expertise maybe, though I just see a trend of black control getting nerfed. Also, without the above exile effects or Flaying Tendrils, both Scrapheap Scrounger and its foil Magma Spray get more relevant.

I also think Hour of Devastation may get better as red moves into a more controlling support color and maybe kicks out black and white.

TAKEAWAYS / TL;DR

Obviously, a lot of other powerful cards are rotating, too. I'll be missing my Sphinx of the Final Word and Fevered Visions vs control decks.

In preparing for rotation, I'm going to be picking up the following cards for cheap whenever I can:

Glorybringer ($3.50)

Abrade (.60c)

Cast Out ($1)

Vizier of the Menagerie ($4)

I'm also keeping an eye on Channeler Initiate, The Scarab God, The Scorpion God, and Razaketh, the Foulblooded, though each would probably have to go down before I'd pick up over a playset.

I think Chandra, Torch of Defiance, Rhonas the Indomitable, and Hazoret the Fervent may go up post-rotation.

And in Ixalan, I'll be looking out for cheap B/W removal, big creatures with an ETB or activated ability payoff, and 3-4 drop card advantage creatures. These cards may fill holes that deck archetypes will have after rotation.

Agree or disagree with my analysis? Think of any other cards that might be contenders in a brand new standard? Let me know!

Ryjo on What are the best cards ...

2 weeks ago

I don't think Samut, the Tested will be that big in standard. Arlinn Kord is already in standard and isn't used all that much, and is arguably better. I think the Mardu sweepers (Hour of Revelation, Hour of Devastation, Bontu's Last Reckoning) will see a fair amount of play, even if they end up being mainly sideboard cards.

BenTheGuyThe on 4 Colour Infinite Hailfire

2 weeks ago

I'd say Cut / Ribbons instead of grasp as that's another infinite mana wincon. Some +1 counters to kickstart your combo so something like Scrounging Bandar that can put counters on stuff for free. I can't come up with anything that searches for enchantments up off the top of my head, so probably more Glimmer of Genius or other types of card draw. Then you need another way to give your guys haste. Reckless Bushwhacker? And I guess I could say that Arlinn Kord's emblem gives creatures haste

Chasmolinker on Budget Jund

2 weeks ago

This looks promising. The removal package is solid, a Maelstrom Pulse would be nice but overall looks good. Lay Bare the Heart is a slow Thoughtseize, almost. I prefer Duress over a card like Harsh Scrutiny in Jund because you have plenty of creature removal already.

This seems a little creature heavy, normally Jund runs 12-14 creatures. Bloodhall Ooze can be a good Goyf replacement. Asylum Visitor is strictly better than Blood Scrivener in my opinion. Painful Truths could also be good in a budget build.

A cheap planeswalker worth testing is Arlinn Kord, currently about $3.50 on TCG. She works well as a tempo card and also a good burn threat when flipped.

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