Runechanter's Pike

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

Demarge on Controlling Spam Alert

1 week ago

The big wincon interacts very poorly with Rest in Peace, one would also say Think Twice does too, maybe try out White Sun's Zenith and Azure Mage. Zenith does a similar effect of putting tokens out, but they are 2/2's instead of 1/1's which matters against some forms of token hate out of black, it's an instant so you can wait till the opponent's end step to use it which works well with most of the other cards in the deck, and it shuffles itself back into the deck, only real downside is it's hitable by inquisition. The mage helps up your offensive power while also having an instant speed draw effect that doesn't get weakened by it's own sideboard.

Since you have no fetch lands Rest for the Weary's instant speed effect isn't going to be all that useful, so why not try out Timely Reinforcements. little less heal but you can make more tokens.

As a final suggestion maybe try out Runechanter's Pike it does have the same issue as the flashback spells with your sb, but it can add up damage very quickly in a delver deck.

Zer0w on Very unique control, competitive? You be the judge

4 weeks ago

tclaw12 agreed... I added 2 more ledge walkers and 2 more Keen Sense I also swapped the Hidden Strings with Hands of Binding to lock down creatures.

The_Dragonmaster that is not how the deck works... if it was I'd add some Runechanter's Pike. It is much more controlling and only has creatures to generate card draw, and incidentally kill people.

The_Hunter on Ping to Death

4 weeks ago

Runechanter's Pike and Diviner's Wand could be good.

ecmmyers on First commander deck (limited resourses

1 month ago

Looking good. I'll try to mention a few budget cards to help you out.

For evasion, Whispersilk Cloak and Trailblazer's Boots, Aqueous Form are reliable methods.

As for killing, Trepanation Blade, Fireshrieker, Bonehoard, Runechanter's Pike, and Inquisitor's Flail

With combat tricks, Tainted Strike is good for one kill when Lazav has 10+ power.

For better ramp, look at Dimir Signet, Tainted Isle, etc.

Remyth on The Untold Story of the Izzet Paragon

1 month ago

Pal00ka: While a good card, and probably a better option than Runechanter's Pike (which will most likely be replaced by something else once I acquire it), I don't think it really fits THIS particular deck. Thanks, though, and good luck with your Izzet-ing! I have 4 Meleks currently: normal English, foil English, promo English, and normal Japanese or Korean (not sure which).

FalahNorei on Puresteel White Equip (Modern)

1 month ago

Sunforger is insane with the puresteel paladin and leonin shikari... altering the deck around it might make Runechanter's Pike quite the overkill, its risky though.

kemba looks great on paper, but is actually quite worthless - you don't need the minions, and there's cards with better effects. chump-blocking is a thing, but noone attacks into a huge abomination of a monster with trample and vigilance. the enemy has to throw everything he has into stopping YOUR guy instead of you stopping HIS guys. so, it makes no difference if kemba is equipped, or your ornithopter - which has flying as a bonus. the brass squires that you already have in the maybe board are amazing, but make the archangel quite stupid since you can't target your equipment or artifact creatures. the steelshaper too is fairly useless, it buffs your other guys - while you only have one pumped up equipment carry. I'd also remove the darksteel relics and replace them with ornithopters or memnites.

Glint Hawk provides some carddraw with your free-to-play artifacts and puresteel paladins. they also fly, giving them great early game utility with an ogers cleaver and anything similiar - not as bad when your ornithopters die, you'll have 12 cheap throwaway creatures with fly if you count the kitesail apprentices.

the golem-skin gauntlets are amazing, you just have to run more equipment, something I'd recomend anyways. Barbed Battlegear is another nice one. norns annex isn't all that powerful, you should be able to deflect attacks anyways. take it out to make room for equipment and better cards, it doesn't help to kill the enemy which is what this deck wants, first and foremost.

Serendipitous_Hummingbird on Didgeri-Delver

1 month ago

Is there a place for Electrolyze? A 2 for 0 is an amazing play.

Also, how well are the swiftspears working out for you? It always feel weird in delver because the bulk of your instants and sorceries are usually cast on your opponent's turn. Maybe Gut Shot can help?

Runechanter's Pike can also be a huge late game draw.

Cost 2
Converted cost 2

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Innistrad Rare

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