Runechanter's Pike


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Innistrad Rare

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Runechanter's Pike

Artifact — Equipment

Equipped creature has first strike and gets +X/+0, where X is the number of instant and sorcery cards in your graveyard.

Equip 2

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Runechanter's Pike Discussion

Dralnah on The lich rises!!! (Just don't touch me!)

21 hours ago

Gotta upvote because Dralnu, looks pretty solid for Duel Commander. I agree with switching out the panoramas for something else. With the amount of cards going into your graveyard Runechanter's Pike may not be a terrible decision, as well as General's Kabuto, Magebane Armor, and Riptide Laboratory to protect your commander. Best of Luck!

Scrib.Nibbler on Geist of Saint Traft Tiny Leaders

2 weeks ago

Removed Brainstorm, Runechanter's Pike, Serum Visions, and Gods Willing.Added two each of Plains and Island. I can continue tweaking the mana base if need be.

Ryknow on Putting the "No" in "Mono-blue"

3 weeks ago

enpc: do you think I should cut Seat of the Synod even if it would be fine to fetch it with Tezzeret the Seeker ? I know it's not a big deal but I just thought of it as another way to get a land on the board.

However, I do like Mindshrieker (definitely more than Augury Owl), and I'm adding it to my acquire board, as I did with Runechanter's Pike when you first recommended it.

Now, what do you think about the latest changes? I'm not totally sure about the Sphinx of Uthuun cut, I really liked that card even if I got it rarely in the board, but on the other hand I really needed to lower the curve.

enpc on Putting the "No" in "Mono-blue"

3 weeks ago

Ryknow: that's a fair reason not to run Back to Basics then :P I think I need to check the banlist more closely. While I know some of the cards, most of my experience comes from regular commander.

On the point of V-Clique, it wasn't so much so that yo ushould put a copy in your deck (though that isn't a bad move). But the comment was more around the over all design of the deck where Runechanter's Pike is actually your powerhouse piece.Becasue you run a lot of instants/sorceries you will be giving the equiped creature a huge buff. As for etb creatures, it doesn't really matter if you can't recur them as you get a once off effect with an attacker/blocker. So while Augury Owl for example isn't a powerhouse by itself, Owl + Pike is a huge damage output. In the same vein you could consider Mindshrieker.

I would also recommend cutting the Seat of the Synod here - it's just a more vulnerable, less helpful island.

amh62993 on Talrand's Flying Minions

3 weeks ago


Board Wipe: Inundate

Card Draw: Think Twice for 2 talrand procs, Fact or Fiction and Rhystic Study

Enchantments: Metallurgic Summonings, Jace's Sanctum, Arcane Melee

Artifacts: Sol Ring

Finisher: Rise from the Tides, Runechanter's Pike

enpc on Putting the "No" in "Mono-blue"

3 weeks ago

All righty, comment take two.

First off, have you ever seen a Vendilion Clique duel commander deck? The whole deck is based around really cheap removal/counters and the whole win condition of the deck is V-Clique + Runechanter's Pike. While your commander doesn't have natural evasion, you could look into runnign a few fliers/evasive creatrues that get you value (e.g. Augury Owl) and then run pike with things like Fabricate, Reshape, etc and just going to town. it means yo uhave a solid win condition that doesn't eat up too many slots. Plus having artifact tutors is never a bad thing.

For card advantage, Mystic Remora is a really solid card. It either buys you a few turns or gives you awesome value. While you probably only pay the upkeep cost 2-3 times, that's basically 2-3 turns your opponent won't want to play non-creature spells.

Also, when it comes to LD, you have a few options. Back to Basics is amazing against multicoloured decks, however it is expensive money wise. You do have cards like Quicksilver Fountain and Spreading Seas that you can use to abause people's mana base and a lot of blue creatures have islandwalk, eg Thada Adel, Acquisitor who is amazing.

Hopefully this will give you a few ideas.

slaftergames on HeHaGardenHoe's Izzet Deck

1 month ago

A few cards that came to mind: Rune Snag, Runechanter's Pike, Collective Defiance, Contingency Plan, Rise from the Tides, Aberrant Researcher  Flip

I love the deck; +1 and good luck.

_Minshakaa_The_Comb0ist_ on Izzet Taggro (tempo/aggro)

1 month ago

This is a great deck but I was thinking - idk why you have mutagenic or temur in there tbh.

It may be a 'tempo burn deck' but I see no real reason.

I can recommend a few cards: Runechanter's Pike is a great card and used to be a delver staple!

PLEASE ADD BACK Young Pyromancer It's such a good card!I think this could be a stretch but - Add some dual lands that are budget for green and add Firespout Great wipe (and with red it doesn't kill delver! Such value!!!

And finally - to go with Firespout maybe Judge's Familiar Because they have to play around it! If they can't - you can get rid of so many things...

Thanks for looking at this comment please visit my page and +1 ! _Minshakaa_The_Comb0ist_

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