Dreadhorde Arcanist

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
War of the Spark (WAR) Rare

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Dreadhorde Arcanist

Creature — Zombie Wizard

Trample

Whenever Dreadhorde Arcanist attacks, you may cast target instant or sorcery card with converted mana cost less than or equal to Dreahorde Arcanist's power from your graveyard without paying its mana cost. If that card would be put into your graveyard this turn, exile it instead.

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Dreadhorde Arcanist Discussion

Caerwyn on Will WOTS find any foothold?

2 minutes ago

I would say War of the Spark has made quite the splash, with a large number of its cards making the top 60 most played nonland cards in the non-Standard formats. From MTGTop8:

Narset, Parter of Veils is the 17th most played nonland card in Vintage, the 23rd most played in Legacy, and the 31st most played card in Modern.

Karn, the Great Creator is the 29th most played nonland card in Vintage, the 51st most played in Legacy and the 13th most played in Modern

Dreadhorde Arcanist is the 15th most played nonland card in Legacy

Liliana's Triumph is the 44th most played nonland card in Legacy.

Teferi, Time Raveler is the 52nd most played nonland card in Legacy and the 11th most played in Modern.

Finale of Promise is the 30th most played nonland card in Modern.

hankhill on Feather Spellslinger

8 hours ago

awesome deck, great use of Dreadhorde Arcanist

Snowmen1 on Dreadhorde Arcanist Deck

2 days ago

Hey thanks for the comment TitaniumChopstick. If you look at the decklist I linked you will see that the deck I have constructed is a jund style deck that involves powerful one for one removal to disable the my opponents while playing powerful creatures such as Dark Confidant and the new card, Dreadhorde Arcanist , to generate value and win the game. the main use of Dreadhorde Arcanist is to flashback powerful one cmc spells, which is why the deck is in rakdos colors as it has some of the best like Thoughtseize , Inquisition of Kozilek , Lightning Bolt , Fatal Push , Unearth , and Surgical Extraction . Since the deck is mostly cmc one cards that are powerful to play, the deck has no discard outlets and plans to simply cast the spells to put them into the graveyard for Dreadhorde Arcanist to reuse. While the deck is mostly cmc 1 spells, there are a few 2 amd 3 cmc cards like Kolaghan's Command and Collective Brutality which cant be flashed back with Dreadhorde Arcanist on its own. The deck mostly runs higher cmc spells because of their sheer power, but utilizing other multifunctional cards such Funeral Charm and Sword of Light and Shadow , you can pump Dreadhorde Arcanist and allow the option of flashing these spells back as well. While these cards are used to flash back these powerful spells, it is pretty easy to see that these cards are also individually powerful, and are not only in the deck for the purpose of increasing Dreadhorde Arcanist 's power. It is in a deck like this that I think Dreadhorde Arcanist is most powerful, and Id like to know your thoughts on the build.

As an update for everyone else who saw this thread before, I took out one Fatal Push and my one-of Slaughter Pact in favor of two Flame Slash , and I also took the two Shadowfeed out of the 75 altogether in favor of playing Collective Brutality . I may also find room for an additional Collective Brutality in the mainboard.

I added flame slash because I found that the deck still has a problem with removing big creatures. A creature four or more toughness is actually very hard to deal with, and if that creature also has a high converted mana cost, there is almost nothing that the deck can do. Additionally, with Dreadhorde Arcanist , casting and then immediatly flashing Flame Slash back increases the range of damage the deck can do to a creature with one spell from six, with Lightning Bolt , to eight. This gives the deck more of a fighting chance against a Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis , which the deck could deal with previously, but only as long as Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis did not enter the battlefield before being in the graveyard for it can be hit with Surgical Extraction .

I added Collective Brutality for the sole purpose of combating burn. Once testing against burn, I found that Shadowfeed did little to nothing against it. While I found the card to actually be very useful in graveyard matchups, the main purpose of the card was to deal with burn, so I cut and looked for a better card. Rakdos does not really have much in the way of lifegain, and most burn hate that could be feasably played would be artifacts such as Dragon's Claw and Sun Droplet . I think I would run dragons claw since it can allow the deck to gain more life than it loses, especially with Dreadhorde Arcanist allowing for you to cast red cards twice, but burn has a lot of ways to deal with artifacts, and I feel that a Dragon's Claw would quickly get destroyed by a Smash to Smithereens or Destructive Revelry . Though I can see reason to run Dragon's Claw or another artifact to deal with burn, I opted to play Collective Brutality because it allows me to discard two additional cards and use all of its modes to disable burn more efficiently. Additionally, while dragons claw is only really good against burn, Collective Brutality can be used against Storm decks, and also helps to solve wrong half problems that interractive midrange decks often face.

I will make an update to the decklist shortly.

saj0219 on H: Mox Opal, others, W: ...

3 days ago

Hello all! I'm posting because I'm about to list a few cards for sale and figured I'd bring them here first (though I'd possibly consider a trade as well). For pricing, I've generally taken the lowest price from TCG that matches card quality and knocked 10-15% off. The list is basically "I'm going to sell my Mox Opals and I noticed a few other cards laying on my desk I don't use." I may update the list early next week if I find the motivation to search for a few more things.

Anyway, shipping is included in all sales - I'd ship in an envelope for sales under $40, and track anything $40+

Things for sale:

Let me know if you're interested in anything!

Dragaan on Gruul Land Destruction

1 week ago

One other possible configuration would be Bloodbraid Elf and Dreadhorde Arcanist over 2 of your 4+ CMC creatures. BBE just seems huge if it's mostly hitting land destruction spells (or Arcanists!).

Dragaan on Gruul Land Destruction

1 week ago

Interesting take on a Ponza style deck. I'm not sure I'm sold on the Dark-Dwellers or Wumpus, though. 2 similar cards which are actually seeing (fringe) play are Dreadhorde Arcanist (instead of Dwellers) and Deus of Calamity (for Wumpus). Toss in Rhythm of the Wild and they both become pretty scary threats for the cost. Another thing to consider would be Wrenn & Six + Ghost Quarter, but obviously the deck is no longer remotely budget-friendly, lol.

FWIW: Caleb D went 5-0 not too far back with a Rhythm of the Wild/Deus of Calamity deck - Rhythm Titan (Modern)

One other thing I'd consider if I were you is Weather the Storm over Feed the Clan (or at least some number of them..). I have always been an advocate for 1-2 Feed the Clans in G/RG/Jund sideboards if you're playing larger threats, but many people have made the switch since Modern Horizons. It can be nearly as good as FTC when it's at it's worst, but at it's best it can be WAY better and can even act as a counter things like storm/grapeshot kills. I'm not sure all 4 are needed, though..

Anyway, I'd be interested to know how this deck has actually worked out for you as it is. Do you play in leagues online? Or just locally?

Snowmen1 on BR Bob Party!

1 week ago

Thanks for the comment lagotripha. Rakdos Charm is a card I looked at, but decided against it. It is a good card, and can be played easily since it has some really good utility. I looked at Death's Shadow , but don't really want to end up trying to lose life to play it as a threat. As for Stillmoon Cavalier , I dont see it worth playing another 3 drop without it gaining me life or just like winning the game or something. I played Wizard's Lightning in a previous version of the deck that I actually have linked in the description. The problems with the card that I have had is that it is 3 mana, which hurts a lot with Dark Confidant , and you cant flash it back very easily with Dreadhorde Arcanist . Finally, I think Shadowfeed has a spot in this deck unless I find a better replacement. It gains life, which is pretty hard to find in black actually, and with a 1 mana cvc, I can flash it back with Dreadhorde Arcanist . Additionally it can be just a little bit more hate for the graveyard, being able to take out that one Vengevine or that one Arclight Phoenix . Shadowfeed has been really good which is funny. I guess that Healing Salve is good when its in black. Thanks for the comment and suggestions.

Snowmen1 on BR Bob Party!

1 week ago

Thanks for the comment lagotripha. Rakdos Charm is a card I looked at, but decided against it. It is a good card, and can be played easily since it has some really good utility. I looked at Death's Shadow , but don't really want to end up trying to lose life to play it as a threat. As for Stillmoon Cavalier , I dont see it worth playing another 3 drop without it gaining me life or just like winning the game or something. I played Wizard's Lightning in a previous version of the deck that I actually have linked in the description. The problems with the card that I have had is that it is 3 mana, which hurts a lot with Dark Confidant , and you cant flash it back very easily with Dreadhorde Arcanist . Finally, I think Shadowfeed has a spot in this deck unless I find a better replacement. It gains life, which is pretty hard to find in black actually, and with a 1 mana cvc, I can flash it back with Dreadhorde Arcanist . Additionally it can be just a little bit more hate for the graveyard, being able to take out that one Vengevine or that one Arclight Phoenix . Shadowfeed has been really good which is funny. I guess that Healing Salve is good when its in black. Thanks for the comment and suggestions.

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