Arrest

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Common
Return to Ravnica (RTR) Uncommon
Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Common
Mirrodin (MRD) Common
Mercadian Masques (MMQ) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Arrest

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

Enchanted creature can't attack or block, and its activated abilities can't be activated.

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Arrest Discussion

hfvalenz on Teysa, Orzhov Scion Commander BW Sac Token

4 days ago

I feel that Fleshbag Marauder and Merciless Executioner are so much better than Innocent Blood in a deck like this one, since you can bring'em back for more profit.

Also, Bloodghast and Bloodsoaked Champion and Reassembling Skeleton, even Tenacious Dead are great sac fodder.

I'd take out Obzedat, Xathrid Necromancer, Timely Hordemate, for any of the above and also Spawning Pit for Ashnod's Altar or Phyrexian Altar.

Ajani's Pridemate doesn't goes very well with the theme, and you need to include a Crypt Ghast, for mana reasons, and while we're at it, Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and Cabal Coffers.

Pacifism is useful, but does nothing to activated abilities, which most commanders rely on. Better alternatives are Arrest or Darksteel Mutation.

Oketra's Monument is a great card for Teysa, and also Eldrazi Monument, since you should have enough tokens to pay for it.

Lastly, I really like putting white tokens at instant speed with Secure the Wastes.

R-ev_Med on Ezuri, the claw of regress

2 weeks ago

Well ... in my mind (and the way i play it for now) Krasis Incubation is more like an Arrest that you can get back into your hand to manage the board pressure and threats as I'm mostly playing in multiplayer format (an often 5 players) which is MUCH slower and wrathy than the usual 3 player thus it often (in the previous versions of the deck, i often had card draw problems, although i might have overdone it) end with a 1-shot like Blighted Agent with 9 +1/+1 counters or infinite turns with Sage of Hours. I might come back to my word if Overflowing Insight does not live up to it's cost. Anyways thank you for taking your time to review my deck.

Ammend : I did put 2 Path of Ancestry, one of them is a Wily Bandar.

Monkeylordz on Weenies Who Smile At Death

1 month ago

Hello, I came to this deck through your forum post.

I am not the best commander player, and haven't played/faced Alesha, but I like deck building. One thing I noticed is a lack of board wipes, which I think all decks should have. There will always be a point where you won't be winning, and a board wipe can clear the path and give you the board priority. However, you don't need that many. Three should suffice, but more isn't bad either.

Boards wipes I have in mind:

You want more mana rocks. You have Sol Ring and two others, but that won't cut it, especially in a 3-colored deck. I suggest around 10 mana rocks. Here is my list:

You can of course choose whatever you want, these are just some suggestions for you to take.

Card draw. My favorite thing to do in EDH is draw cards. While white and red struggle with drawing cards, black has no problem.

Random Cards that come to mind:

  • Darksteel Plate. It allows your commander to attack even if your opponent has big blockers.

  • Bojuka Bog. Graveyard Hate with small opportunity cost.

  • Raving Dead. Can dish out a lot of damage, and when it dies, you bring it back.

  • Graveblade Marauder. Hits hard, especially because you stock your yard.

  • Return to Dust. You need artifact/enchantment hate in commander. There are too many broken things that a board full of creatures cannot solve. Luckily, there is also great removal for those things.

  • Increasing Ambition. This tutor is good because it essentially tutors 3 times in one card.

  • Crypt Ghast. Staple in any black deck. It ramps you, and even has extort. (and 2 power)

  • Aegis of the Gods. A little protection is always nice. You never know when the next Comet Storm is going to come.

  • Panharmonicon. My favorite card in standard right now. Actually, don't add this one, because you cannot effectively capitalize on it's ability to warrant using a card slot. However, if your add more ETB effects, the power of this card increases exponentially!

  • Ashnod's Altar or some other sac outlet. This allows you to sac the creature for utility, and then bring it back. Have a Priest of the Blood Rite sitting around? Sac it, reanimate it, and then sac it again! Useful for ETB creatures and also locked down creatures (Arrest, etc.).

With every added card, you have to cut a card. Cards I suggest cutting are low-impact cards. Commander is often a game of value, and Alesha assists you greatly in doing so. However, Brazen Wolves is likely not going to do anything impactful. You would much rather have something like Taurean Mauler, which is just better. Remember: Everyone has 40 life, so games tend to go long. The best cards are cards that scale as the game goes on. I will list cards that I don't think are impactful enough, but that is just my opinion. If your like using a card, or don't have better cards, you can keep it.

  • Fervent Cathar

  • Grey Merchant of Asphodel. Not enough black mana symbols. If your deck changes to add more, you can add this back in. It is pretty good, but only with support.

  • War-Name Aspirant

  • Brazen Wolves

  • Some equipment. You don't need that many equipments without equipment support. (However, you could add equipment support, like Sram, Senior Edificer)

  • Azorius Justiciar. Just use removal instead. Use Alesha to get back something else.

  • Scrapper Champion. A 3/3 double striker may sound good, but in commander, it doesn't do as much as you expect.

  • Ukud Cobra. Not terrible, but doesn't do anything either. It just sits waiting to block, then dies to a board wipe.

  • Merciless Eternal. 3 mana and discarding a card is too high a cost for just +2/+2. Even if it puts something in your graveyard, why didn't you use Tormenting Voice and draw two instead?

That's it for my comment! I hope I helped you improve your deck, and remember: commander is about creating a custom deck. Make it how you and you playgroup enjoy playing.

EpicDermis on Enchanting the Enchanter

3 months ago

This is Bean.

Budget Suggestions:

More expensive options, or later upgrades to the deck:

Hyperfox on The "Giving" Goat (Small primer) + Extra Jank!

3 months ago

Quick question for my own zedruu deck I'm building, if I cast like Pacifism or Arrest onto a creature my opponent controls, does that still count towards Zedruu's ability?

TheVectornaut on Ah, Curses!

3 months ago

rolfMTG, rather hilariously enough, my mainboard actually has no pure enchantment synergy. Journey to Nowhere is probably just as solid as something like Go for the Throat in that case. Your comment did make me think of Arrest effects though, so maybe I'll dig up some old Cage of Hands. I'd like to have a set of Fatal Push and Path to Exile- maybe when I'm no longer a starving undergrad.

byxorna on Jhoira Eldrazi Funhouse

3 months ago

Scour from Existence is way too expensive imho. Better removal like Pongify, Rapid Hybridization, and Chaos Warp exists. I see no answers to jhoira hate; you probably need some sort of a counterspell package to protect Jhoira, because you are so dependent on your commander. Detainment and anything that shuts down activated abilities will freeze Jhoira out, so you probably need to pack in some anti-enchantment/artifact/creature hate as well to counter Arrest, Lavinia of the Tenth, Cursed Totem, etc. Note that UR are entirely devoid of things to deal with enchantments, so you are gonna wanna counter shit before it hits the table.

Spawning Breath seems cuttable. Swerve is interesting, but curious how useful this is compared to straight countermagic. If you want to go this route, look at Fork, Reverberate, and Wild Ricochet.

Suggestions to add: Treasure Cruise Vandalblast Smelt Shattering Spree

Suggestions to cut: Abstruse Interference Adverse Conditions Demolish Detonate Bash to Bits

Fun things to think about: Conjurer's Closet, Archaeomancer and Pull from the Deep for spell recursion

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