Pale Recluse

Pale Recluse

Creature — Spider

Reach (This can block creatures with flying.)

Forestcycling {{2}}, plainscycling {{2}} ({{2}}, Discard this card: Search your library for a Forest or Plains card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.)

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Set Rarity
Archenemy (ARC) Common
Alara Reborn (ARB) Common

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

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Pale Recluse Discussion

sabisia on Cyclatron

3 months ago

7/23: Took out: 1 of each basic. Added in: Canyon Slough, Fetid Pools, Irrigated Farmland, Scattered Groves, Sheltered Thicket.

Looking into doing some weird thing with my manabase, going possibly basic free, using 8/10 of the Ravnica Guild bounce lands, switching my basic land cyclers into the Alara Reborn land type cyclers cycle (like Pale Recluse). The bounce lands would let me keep fewer lands while keeping a normal mana/turn, and bounce the cycling lands back to my hand to cycle out.

Considering putting in Land Grant and Dryad of the Ilysian Grove for consistency.

Ziusdra on Card creation challenge

11 months ago

Here is a card I've been wanting for a while. Not necessarily on a god, but at least on a legendary creature.

Yu Ren Szi, the Power of Thought

Legendary Creature - God

Flying, haste, prowess

Cycling noncreature spells from your hand triggers Prowess abilities on your creatures.

Whenever you cycle a card, you may Scry 1.

4 / 5

I have wanted a commander for Cycling effects for a long time, and keying it to Prowess also gives it some power and flexibility, but it doesn't deliver you that win-con unless you go wide, which isn't easy to do with prowess, since those bodies aren't cheap and don't always replenish themselves.

Other prospects for cycling commanders that I can imagine would be rakdos (who likes it when you discard) and abzan (who will reanimate the creatures you cycle). Let me show you this Abzan commander I've been sitting on for a while (it's been ages since I've seen a wildcard so indulge me ;) )

Azranath, Master of Life's Cycle

Legendary Creature - Demon Angel Avatar


Creatures with cycling you control enter the battlefield with an additional +1/+1 counter on them.

Whenever you cycle a creature card on your turn, until end of turn you may cast another creature card from your graveyard by paying its cycling cost and paying 3 life.

2 / 4

Not only is it card advantage, but it's a very cheap reanimator recursion of Abzan flavor that keeps it solidly in a cycling theme. (You can't break it with the big green or white creatures that you want to; instead you're limited to the ones that have cycling, like Krosan Tusker , Barkhide Mauler , Elvish Aberration , Greater Sandwurm , Jungle Weaver , Shefet Monitor , Pale Recluse , Horror of the Broken Lands , Archfiend of Ifnir , and Street Wraith ) ( Ruthless Sniper also goes in that deck, though it can't be reanimated or cycled). Access to white and green means you can remove those artifacts that keep you from accessing your graveyard.

Looking at Cycling as a commander theme thus far untapped, what would you do? Rakdos seems the other obvious choice for its wide discard mechanic applicability, but maybe you have another idea with bant, boros, orzhov... show me!

JuQ on

2 years ago

I love the idea of the Spider tribal, but there are so many weak cards you would have to use... You could add Arachnogenesis and Spider Spawning for completion.

You could consider changing commander to Doran, the Siege Tower as honorific spider lord to capitalize on the spiders' high tougness, you would have access to two additional not too bad spiders (Ancient Spider, Pale Recluse) and stuff like Wave of Reckoning and Trostani, Selesnya's Voice

Arachnus Spinner (+Arachnus Web) is a badass spider I always wanted to run.

Four of your cards create tokens and another for of your cards place +1/+1 counters on your dudes (not counting Reyhan), Doubling Season and Hardened Scales are underused in this deck. Those cards are amazing when the whole deck is built around counters or tokens.

YamishiTheWickedOne on The End is only the Beginning

3 years ago

I used to run 4 Pale Recluse and 1 Godless Shrine for sided Sin Collector. As of Amonket we have better options though. Interesting thing is this deck can run Maelstrom Pulse and Kolaghan's Command. I feel like sided Anger of the Gods is a good fit here.

DragonHaiku on 4 Color Cascade Exhume

3 years ago

I think Pale Recluse deserves a playset in decks like these. Reach is super helpful in pauper.

Snap157 on The End is just the middle

3 years ago

Have you thought about Greater Sandwurm instead of Jungle Weaver/Pale Recluse? Also, Desert Cerodon would be fantastic replacement for Twisted Abomination and some other cycling creatures. Hope this helps!

MrSableye on Living End Scapeshift

3 years ago

I missed the tombs before i posted, i am sorry. Architects of Will should replace 2 main board Kari Zev's Expertise and 2 main board Ingot Chewer. Ingot chewer is a great card, but it should stay in the side board, it is 100% dead vs Jund, Abzan, Ad Nauseam, Eldrazi, Burn, Hate Bears, Zoo, Grixis, Jeskai , Derdge, Valakut, and Infect. Also you need to cut the deck down to 60 cards to make it consistent. cutting 2 Jungle Weaver , the last Kari Zev's Expertise , a single Scapeshift , the last Ingot Chewer , and 1 other non cycling non Faerie Macabre card. While I am at it, what is the reason for including Search for Tomorrow and not Pale Recluse ?

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