Elite Arcanist


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander 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

KayneMarco on Keep calm and Hodor

1 month ago

Oh...also an Isochron Scepter and an Elite Arcanist to go with your Paradox Engine

Skovtrolden on Jeskai Ascendancy Combo EDH

1 month ago

Did you consider Elite Arcanist?

So much synergy with the deck, especially things like Benefactor's Draught and Dramatic Reversal

And how about Amulet of Vigor? Good with both commanders :)

darmpark on Storm EDH

1 month ago

If in the market for suggestions, Aetherflux Reservoir might be a good idea if you really plan on casting lots of spells. Isochron Scepter, Elite Arcanist, and Echo Mage can help you get a little more bang for your buck. Also, curses tend to be underrated in my opinion, so consider Curse of Echoes and Curse of Bloodletting. Wild Ricochet might be something you want but I get it if you think its too pricey. Also also, why no cards that actually have the keyword "storm," like Ignite Memories, Grapeshot, or Empty the Warrens? Finally, if you're feeling REALLY brave, you could try running Eye of the Storm. Emphasis on try.

DrkNinja on The Ten Plagues: Locust God EDH | *PRIMER*

1 month ago

This deck is quite interesting... I love that your deck has such a toolbox feel to it, anything you need it to do you can pull out of it.

The only real suggestion I could add is Psychosis Crawler. You have plenty of ways to generate infinite colorless mana so playing him would be easy and it would be an alternate win con that is quite viable in multiplayer games. "Stroke of Genius myself for 50, you all lose 50 life to Crawler."

PS I'm a huge fan of Isochron Scepter/Elite Arcanist I just built a Jhoira deck with that as a sub theme! If you get a chance take a look and gimme some suggestions.

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superhuman21 on Bruna, Light of Alabaster

2 months ago

Of course if you're fine with glass cannon benefits Elite Arcanist can work wonders with the above exile approach, he is just glass himself.

drwhosmith4 on Does this odd card interaction ...

2 months ago

Oh I am aware of the amazing combo of Elite Arcanist and Triton Tactics. Although I usually pair him with someone who makes two or more mana upon tapping so I go infinite but that works too.

Neotrup on Does this odd card interaction ...

2 months ago

Even if Quicksilver Elemental manages to exile a card with some other copied ability, it won't be able to cast anything with Elite Arcanist's ability, as Elite Arcanist's two abilities are linked.

drwhosmith4 on Does this odd card interaction ...

2 months ago

So I was thinking today about Quicksilver Elemental and I thought about what would happen if you target Elite Arcanist? I would assume that Quicksilver Elemental would get the cast ability but because there is no spell imprinted on Quicksilver Elemental, it would cast nothing. I am no rules expert so I figured I should ask in case there is some rule that makes this different.

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