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

Myogenesis on No...No...No...

3 days ago

Weakest link seems to be the phantasmal creatures, the bears are fine but I would think about replacing Phantasmal Dragon with Talrand, Sky Summoner , a much more solid win-con. Also with all the sorceries/instants, think about Runechanter's Pike for Delver of Secrets  Flip , nasty combo!

Spitfirefox on American Woman, Stay Away From Me

1 week ago

I considered it, but my group has a habit of exiling graveyards so there's a good chance Runechanter's Pike would provide little benefit. Leering Emblem fits the theme better.

I like copy spells because they can double as a counterspell if needed. When I make the next round of edits I will consider adding another. I never keep up enough mana to buy back Reiterate normally, but if Narset is casting it for free I could buy it back for cheap. Thanks!

MrLizard on American Woman, Stay Away From Me

1 week ago

Know leering emblem is boss as fuck, but try out Runechanter's Pike instead.

GlistenerAgent on Polluted Midrange..

1 week ago

I can certainly understand that your plan is different. I will point out that Snapcaster Mage doesn't synergize as poorly with Runechanter's Pike as you think, because it only takes one power away and can actually wield the pike should you need it to. That's why I think it's worth including even if your main kill is infect.

Metroid_Hybrid on Polluted Midrange..

1 week ago

Sorry for the late response..

@ GlistenerAgent: Wow, that's about $150-$200+ worth of cards I don't own.. Though you do have a good point about Cryptic Command , however it is likewise out of my budget at the moment. As for the variety of removal--I do have my reasons, though I may narrow it down later. And as far as Snapcaster Mage & Creeping Tar Pit are concerned, I feel as though they both distract from the overall Win-con: 10 Poison Counters.. Plus Snapcaster doesn't synergize well with Runechanter's Pike either..

If I were to go down the route you're suggesting, I would just abandon Infect altogether and go straight Esper or Grixis Cruel Control, and include several different Man-lands as my general Win-con. But that's not what I'm trying to do here..

So maybe this isn't totally about Control, but rather a longer, controlling Midrange type deck.. Who knows.. :P

Imagine if a Phimus Pan-esque Mono-Black Infect Control deck snuck up and had sex with an unsuspecting Dimir/Esper Control deck, then you'll have a better idea of what I'm trying to do with this..

And finally, about my sideboard.. What can I do to optimize it against the general Modern meta?(If possible..)

evilclown5609 on Narset, Time Master

2 weeks ago

Lightning Greaves ,Cloak and Dagger , Whispersilk Cloak , Champion's Helm ,General's Kabuto , Mask of Avacyn ,Runechanter's Pike , Swiftfoot Boots .Commander protection for a deck that needs it. Then there's runechanters pike for fun.

Boza on 2014-10-11 update of Modern Grixis ...

2 weeks ago

Control has two aspects which are similar to the stick and carrot thing. i like to call it the stick and bigger stick - control elements and finisher. You are severely lacking the second. Another aspect that is lacking is card advantage. Most of your cards trade 1-for-1 for your opponents' cards leaving both in a similar position.

This deck as it is now is a waste of 1200 dollars (which are highly inflated by the price tags of onslaught fetches).

Start working on those aspects. I will give you a starting point - Delver of Secrets  Flip . Here is a sample grixis delver list:

22 lands. Include at least 10 fetches.

4 Delver of Secrets  Flip

4 Young Pyromancer

4 Snapcaster Mage

2 Runechanter's Pike - can be replaced with Keranos, God of Storms for lategame power.

12 creatures and 2 wincondtion artifacts that are simply great and cheap threats. 24 cards left to go.

4 Terminate

3 Thoughtseize

4 Serum Visions

4 Lightning Bolt

3 Electrolyze

2 Spell Pierce

3 Mana Leak

2 Treasure Cruise

Most may trade 1-for-1 but those trades clear the way for your aggressive creature suite. Price

Low Avg High Foil
$0.15 $0.37 $1.5 $1.7

Cardhoarder (MTGO) Price

Normal Foil
0.05 TIX 0.3 TIX
Cost 2
Converted cost 2
Avg. draft pick 1.29
Avg. cube pick 10.28


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

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Set Rarity
Innistrad Rare


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