Deceiver Exarch


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology (CM1) Uncommon
Conspiracy: Take the Crown (CN2) Uncommon
Commander 2013 (C13) Uncommon
New Phyrexia (NPH) Uncommon

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Deceiver Exarch

Creature — Cleric

Flash (You may cast this spell any time you can cast an instant.)

When Deceiver Exarch enters the battlefield, choose one ---

  • Untap target permanent you control

  • Tap target permanent an opponent controls.

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Deceiver Exarch Discussion

tetrahedrons on Derevi Pod

3 weeks ago


- Krosan Grip for + Force of Vigor

- Plains for + Ash Barrens (additional shuffle and generic mana for displacer)

- Deceiver Exarch for + Pestermite (swapped to Pestermite for flying and the ability to tap down Winter Orb)

SaberTech on Ancestral Animar

1 month ago

@PhotonGalaxy Most competitive Animar lists have put aside the Kiki-Jiki line due to a lot of people thinking that the in Kiki's cost is too mana intensive in Animar's splash color to be efficient. There is also the general idea that Pestermite and Deceiver Exarch aren't strong enough cards on their own, so their inclusion is a weak option outside of the Kiki combo.

I still include the Kiki package because I personally can't stand all of my winning combos to be dependant on Animar. In my experience, I win most often with the Neoform line because the mana for it is a lot easier to manage than the Kiri-Onna line, but I don't have an optimized land base so that is probably a factor. Getting Ancestral Statue + Beast Whisperer to draw my deck comes in at a far less common 2nd place as a winning line for me, and comboing with Kiki-Jiki only comes up every now and again.

If you still want to include Kiki in your deck, it would help if you post a decklist and link to it. It's a bit hard to suggest what you could take out if there is no way of knowing what is already in there.

Dat_Control on Sultai Vannifar Pod

3 months ago


I kind of like it. I prefer Birthing Pod decks to be more midrange than combo, and when you can go up the chain all in one turn with cards like Deceiver Exarch and top off with a game-ender like Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker makes the archetype less interesting to me.

smackjack on

4 months ago

Is there a reason you dont play Splinter Twin and Deceiver Exarch

CyborgAeon on Vannifar Evolution 101 *Competitive*

5 months ago

So currently there is a lot of interest in pod-cEDH. I spent a few weekends brewing & quickly grew tired of trying to calculate which 1-drop creature I could use to polish off a 5+ card flash-hulk chain. I had a slew of ideas and many attempts to find the right line & then I quit.

I like complex lines & unique styles of play that aren't 'punch with tymna&dorks, Draw a win' (even though it's actually just stupidly strong). Vannifar is unlike Gitrog - where usually every single card is worthwhile and has a place in the loop. In Vannifar currently a fifth of the deck is just dead cards. That's 1/5 cards sucking to draw, with only Brainstorm & Whirlpool Drake (by the way - this is a SPICY include - nice one) to fix that.

Most hulk piles use roughly the following cards: flash>hulk>body double & viscera seer>karmic guide>Reveillark This is a very basic, fairly efficient hulk-pile. It uses six dead cards, of which are not massively interchangable, and will usually suck in hand except for in fringe cases.
Most cEDH decks require a 5 card MAX in order to win. Whereas (and this is no slight on your part) vannifar lists use far beyond that efficient number of slots in order to play like it's a real pod deck.

It's down to the Vannifar community (and that includes you now) to hunt for a way to make pod decent in cEDH, as I believe that there's a great combo out there in simic that can be achieved.

WaveAmbassador on Vannifar Modern

5 months ago

smackjack my comment is a little outdated in the fact I have cut Renegade Rallier from my list for the deck. After playtesting around my LGS I discovered that the Rallier line is too vulnerable to graveyard hate and cut him for a Deceiver Exarch .

Please check out my list, I've worked hard brewing and playtesting it in the past few weeks. Make Pod Great Again

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Deceiver Exarch occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.06%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%