Cho-Arrim Alchemist

Cho-Arrim Alchemist

Creature — Human Spellshaper

(1)(White)(White), Tap, Discard a card: The next time a source of your choice would deal damage to you this turn, prevent that damage. You gain life equal to the damage prevented this way.

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Set Rarity
Mercadian Masques (MMQ) Rare

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Format Legality
Leviathan Legal
Unformat Legal
Limited Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal

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Cho-Arrim Alchemist Discussion

DaringApprentice on Part-ners: Ravos, SoulCycler

3 years ago

This looks like a lot of fun, great to see these blasts from the past get used! One card that you might consider for ramp is Thran Turbine, could give you a free cycle each turn. As for lower CMC creatures, some that I think could be useful are Cryptbreaker, Stoic Champion, Ruthless Sniper, Cho-Arrim Alchemist, Pack Rat, Skirk Ridge Exhumer, Undertaker, and Devout Witness, since they get a different kind of value out of discards than cycling. Similarly, Key to the City and Smuggler's Copter can allow you to use discards for different kinds of value.

As far as other cards related to cycling go, did you consider Ash Barrens, Gilded Light, Stir the Sands, Unearth, Radiant's Judgment, Street Wraith, Viscera Dragger, and Pitiless Vizier? I'm not sure if those fit in perfectly, but they might be worth considering.

If you wanted to make all players discard but have you benefit more from it, you might consider cards like Oppression and Necrogen Mists. I also think Library of Leng is worth looking at, but it might not fit your strategy.

Do you think getting Hellbent is something you are looking to do with this deck? If the former, maybe something like Gibbering Descent, Asylum Visitor, Dark Suspicions, Grim Strider, or Hollowborn Barghest could be interesting. In either case, some card draw like Phyrexian Arena could be very useful.

Also, watch out for Stabilizer!

DaringApprentice on Witness Me! (Concept)

4 years ago

Thank you very much for your help!

I don't have too many artifacts in this deck, so I don't think Daretti, Scrap Savant would fit too well.

However, based on your suggestions and your Alesha edh beta, I swapped Plains, Swamp, Mountain, Will-o'-the-Wisp, Pulse of the Fields, and Pulse of the Forge for Faithless Looting, Devout Witness, Cho-Arrim Alchemist, Tortured Existence, Sparkspitter, and High Priest of Penance.

Karns_Pyromancer on Thoughts for Cube

4 years ago

These are cards in considering for an unpowered Cube. I enjoy owning the cards I put in, so if I don't pull it or trade for it, chances are in not getting it. Anyway, what do you guys think of these?

Cho-Arrim Alchemist

Soulfire Grand Master

Spirit Cairn

Moonring Island

Oath of Jace


Notorious Assassin

Necrotic Ooze


Bloodhall Ooze

Dreampod Druid

Jolrael, Empress of Beasts


Pride of the Clouds

Also, what's your take on Seer's Lantern versus Darksteel Pendant?

adanlaj on Milley, the Turbro Fog [$25 Budget]

4 years ago

What about a Jace's Archivist? To go and get the draw on. Or perhaps a Magus of the Jar, it will trigger sphinx for 7 times. I don't know if you want a faster mill or a slower one. There is also Kami of False Hope or Haazda Shield Mate. If you don't want a modern deck there is a Cho-Arrim Alchemist or Hedron-Field Purists.

Also it might be fun to run a Swans of Bryn Argoll.