Elite Arcanist


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2014 (M14) Rare

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Elite Arcanist

Creature — Human Wizard

When Elite Arcanist enters the battlefield, you may exile an instant card from your hand.

X, Tap: Copy the exiled card. You may cast the copy without paying its mana cost. X is the converted mana cost of the exiled card.

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Elite Arcanist Discussion

Pygmyrhino990 on Boomerang - it which bounces

25 minutes ago

I reckon you could splash green and add some strong ETB triggers such as Craterhoof Behemoth, because mana ramp isn't as much as problem because you are able to control the board for long enough. This would give your boomerangs double value which can be handy. Also, Elite Arcanist is handy for keeping your boomerangs

TheACTR on Prismatic Fire (Help Please)

3 days ago

@superhuman21: I like the finisher cards you listed and have thought about them as well as Exsanguinate. What do you think I should exchange for them? Same with Torment of Scarabs; I just don't know what to swap it for. That and I think it would draw too much ire from my targeted foe. The mana rocks though are promising. Do you think I should run more fixing or ramp? I will test them over my color fixing and see which is better for me. I may not need the extra color fixing since I have so much fixing in my land base not to mention Ramos is so good at providing colored mana. As for the rest of your suggestions, the Isochron Scepter, Conflux and the Elite Arcanist seem promising and I will test them out but the Apprentice Wizard doesn't really help me much and I don't run enough creatures to warrant the Greaves or Cloak.

superhuman21 on Marchesa'a School of Wizardry and Mischief

4 days ago

Apprentice Wizard, Soul Conduit, Elite Arcanist, Twiddle, Twitch could be interesting additions to a deck like this.
The Conduit while expensive could help to ensure that the dethrone ability is always at full effect. The others are to aid in activating abilities twice.

superhuman21 on Lands EDH

4 days ago

I'm not 100% sure what the end-goal is here but I do see a potential for something absurd.

You could add Titania, Protector of Argoth, Tilling Treefolk, Cloudshift, Elite Arcanist, Perilous Forays, into the deck along with Conflux and Second Sunrise. Also Courser of Kruphix does a similar approach to the Oracle of Mul Daya
The idea is to sac lands for lifegain (Zuran Orb and to turn them into creatures or get tokens for the effort Titania, Protector of Argoth.

superhuman21 on Super Competitive Narset Combo

4 days ago

I would consider Elite Arcanist, Isochron Scepter, and Whispersilk Cloak for this deck. Not all ideal but they can definitely help with continued use of one-of spells.

superhuman21 on Prismatic Fire (Help Please)

4 days ago

Apprentice Wizard, Elite Arcanist are also great. Combine the latter with usage of Isochron Scepter and you can sling low cost spells easy. If you do such things though you may want to think about putting in Lightning Greaves or Whispersilk Cloak for protecting your slinging wizard.

Zimmers_0 on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

2 weeks ago

So I want to make another immortality deck and I was thinking of putting tribal gideon into the mix for Gideon of the Trials. Especially with the new rulings on planeswalkers. My thoughts were putting in the following cards:

Exquisite Archangel Lich's Mirror Platinum Angel Transcendence Platinum Emperion Worship Resolute Archangel Solitary Confinement so its kinda like the lich deck I have but I was thinking about making it mono white with Kytheon, Hero of Akros at the helm to keep the gideon emblem in affect.

Real question is, what should the other 90 cards be? What tactic would you run in mono white to try and become immortal? Or should I splash in and put some combos like Teferi's Protection/Render Silent + Elite Arcanist and Silence/Orim's Chant + Isochron Scepter then shove Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir. Then counterspell for a good amount of the rest.


I could run solider tribal and stop combat damage with Knight-Captain of Eos and Holy Day affects. Then run anthem to boost them. Maybe a token strategy?


Throw damage back into their face kind of cards like Comeuppance/Shining Shoal/Divine Deflection/Deflecting Palm/Reflect Damage and use Stuffy Doll/Spitemare/Coalhauler Swine/Mogg Maniac with Pariah?

Or possibly hate bears? Grand Abolisher/Kataki, War's Wage and so on?

Need some ideas on how to be the best jerk that no one wants to play with lol

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