Runechanter's Pike


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

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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

Wurmlover on Brad's dick deck

5 days ago

do Adventuring Gear and a few Evolving Wilds instead of Runechanter's Pike for a 2 mana +4/+4

Miniferg on Metamorphosis [[PRIMER]]

1 month ago

Allow me to preface this by saying that I wholly approve of you putting back in Progenitus as one of your wincons.

So Wurmlover, I just thought of another suggestion for a 3rd (& final) wincon creature. If you're not going to go for Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre as one if your additional wincons - since you wouldn't be able to capitalize on the cast trigger via Polymorph (I realized) - then why don't you give Worldspine Wurm a try?

I figured that it couldn't be a more fitting choice given your "love of wurms" - so to speak. Its massive Emrakul-sized trample power & toughness, coupled with its going wide (if it gets hit by removal) strategy, makes it seem like an excellent choice to me; especially when you consider that Runechanter's Pike combos very well with both Worldspine Wurm and its three 5/5 symbiotic Wurm tokens.

I'll be curious to see how this deck does in Modern...

Anyway, all the best to you Wurmlover!

P.S. I'm really glad you took me up on my previous advice regarding the Serum Visions; I sincerely hope that they serve you well!

P.P.S. I would have suggested Maelstrom Wanderer for some cascading of Polymorph, but sadly it isn't Modern legal.

Draglord_Sim on Metamorphosis [[PRIMER]]

1 month ago

What is the point of Runechanter's Pike?

Mkvenner on Cockblocker unblockables

2 months ago

I understand what you're trying to do but the deck isn't very efficient at the moment.

You have almost the same amount of equipment as you do creatures. This is bad because it will lead to you drawing equipment and have no creature to equip it too.

Fog Bank is terrible because it dies to every burn and removal spell and does very little. In the same sense so are the other creatures Invisible Stalker. Student of Warfare is the worst imo. You spend 3 mana for a 3/3 and it dies to Lightning Bolt. Even if you play it on T1 and pump it twice on T2, it will most likely die. All the other creature decks will outclass it or remove it. You'll loose a ton of tempo.Wall of Omens is better over fogbank, because it survives bolt and replaces itself.Geist of Saint Traft is also a great creature to play as a 1-2 of.

I feel you should remove a lot of equipment and replace them with cantrips such as serum visions and more control elements. More remand & paths or similar.

By doing this you allow your deck to control the board more and sift through your deck. Play 1-2 copies of Runechanter's Pike and all of a sudden you have a 2 turn clock on your invisible stalker.If you're going this route, you could splash black and add some discard or some spot removal. This also gives you the option of playing a Nephalia Drownyard as a second win con if they removal all your creatures.

Angels Grace & Dawn charm should go too. Both kinda do the same thing. But the problem with these types of cards, is that if you're losing and you cast this. You basically stop yourself from losing but your are STILL losing. The board state hasn't changed in your favor and most likely you will just loose anyway next turn. It can pull a sneaky win maybe once if your opp alpha swings and leaves no blockers but since you're focusing on unblockable creatures, it kinda doesn't work well at all.

Beio53 on Maybe I'm crazy, but I trust her (Yasova)

2 months ago

to cmsrDPM I'm considering Aqueous Form because it makes for a boost but I actually prefer to make yasova available to block but boost her with things like Runechanter's Pike or Roar of Challenge so I can knock out hexproof creatures. Unblockable would be nice but it works against the strategy a bit and I would want to incorporate red more if I did. Phyrexian Altar would actually be very nice for the devotion mana since this is a relatively low cost deck. Perilous Forays is a bit high CMC or I would take that as well. Thank you for the input though I will look into the altar

TheTindell179 on Gems are truely outrageous

2 months ago

Runechanter's Pike to represent Pearl's spear. Plus, as of recently, Bismuth temporarily upgraded Pearl's spear into a trident/pike.

willis1234 on Steamblast

2 months ago

Runechanter's Pike would probably work well.

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