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

Araganor on But Then..Which Means...Which Leads To..Exactly!

6 days ago

Here are some suggestions if you'd like them:

Long-Term Plans has been sweet for me in my Keranos, God of Storms deck. It combos really well with Melek, Brainstorm, Sensei's Divining Top or Scroll Rack. Another good tutor is Firemind's Foresight. If you want to just have a 1 card kill, you can cast Firemind's Foresight, fethcing Lightning Bolt, Reset, and Reiterate. On opponent upkeep, make infinite mana with Reset and Reiterate, then kill everyone with infinite Lightning Bolts using Reiterate again. If combo kills aren't your thing, then you can still do something like Brainstorm, Cyclonic Rift, Long-Term Plans for value, your deck has a lot of good targets.

Some other cards I've really liked have been Mystic Retrieval, Charmbreaker Devils (god help your opponent if you resolve a Rite of Replication on it), Leyline of Anticipation, and Runechanter's Pike (which admittedly is way better when Keranos is your commander instead of Melek, but it's nice to have a backup plan)

Looks really fun to play! Good luck with the deck.

rothgar13 on U/R draw and burn Needs help!

6 days ago

This deck is very unfocused - it needs a lot more muscle if it's going to have a shot. Talrand, Sky Summoner and Turn / Burn cost too much to cast, Elixir of Immortality does something you don't want to be doing (stalling), Guttersnipe is too slow, and Runechanter's Pike needs too many things to be happen in order to be good. If you're going to do budget Izzet aggro in Modern, I strongly recommend Abbot of Keral Keep and Monastery Swiftspear because prowess is what makes aggro decks' world go 'round. You also need more burn spells and card draw - Gitaxian Probe, Sleight of Hand on the card draw front, and the likes of Forked Bolt, Magma Jet, Lightning Strike/Searing Spear, Rift Bolt, and Lava Spike will probably do the trick. Third, lose the lands that enter the battlefield tapped - all they do is slow you down. Grab more basic lands and cards like Sulfur Falls instead. Once all of that is done, I think you'll be in possession of a much more streamlined, consistent deck.

The_Dragonmaster on U/R draw and burn Needs help!

6 days ago

In a modern aggro deck you want to win by turn four. That means all of your 4cmc creatures should win the game the turn you play them. Talrand, Sky Summoner has to wait a turn before he can do anything. I would up the count of Runechanter's Pike by 1x/2x.

sammyfrommiami on Geist of Saint Traft Control

1 week ago

I agree with the above poster about Syncopate. If you are dead set on this style of card, I would go with Power Sink instead. This card hoses combo and can buy you that extra turn when you really need it. Take a look at Rhystic Study and Runechanter's Pike as well. The card advantage is how my version of Geist always wins and turning Geist into a pseudo-fatty with first strike can make him formidable against just about anything the opponent puts out.

Vendilion_blink on The Biting Gale

1 week ago

Great deck, +1!Just so you know, Ancient Tomb is currently banned in Duel Commander. I suggest Sword of Feast and Famine, I think it's great protection and the ability if Wydwen connects is just awesome, maybe I'd drop Runechanter's Pike, since the sword may be great at any point of the game.Cheers!

SpiderMikeH on U/R draw and burn Needs help!

2 weeks ago

I'm a huge fan of Izzet decks that don't run Snapcaster Mage. It's too pricy to even be considerable for a piece of cardboard.

With only 3 Hard counters a large creature might give you some trouble. I've found that if anything over 3 toughness resolves it becomes troublesome to deal with without getting 2-for-1'd. Turn / Burn would definitely solve that problem.

I'd drop Learn from the Past. If you're trying to shuffle in your own library it's not going to help you at 4cmc, and if its for the card draw there are better options at 4 mana. You could probably run Fact or Fiction or Steam Augury in it's place and get better draw out of it, or just run cheaper draw spells like Think Twice.

If you're using it to disrupt others graveyard shenanigans...just use Tormod's Crypt.

Since you aren't delving or flashbacking anything, might I suggest Runechanter's Pike? I run two in my Izzet Delver and it's Phenominal for a finisher. It works on any creature as well.

My deck focuses on counter-burn, rather than draw, but you might be able to get some insight on how to improve yours. click me

What kind of meta are you fighting? Is it creature heavy, control heavy, combo? Since control decks are pretty meta-dependent..that's really important on the advice i can give.

Triforce-Finder on 2015-09-28 update of NecroLore

3 weeks ago

Hm... I just built something around Living Lore too. Your main problem is that you are focused on that specific card, and that many cards it wants to be used with are dead draws due to their CMC.

Besides Living Lore, I use Spellheart Chimera and Invisible Stalker in my deck, supporting them with Runechanter's Pike and Mask of Memory.

To avoid dead draws, I go for High CMC instants and sorceries with alternative uses. Look for cycling, madness, trap cards, and so on.

Hope that helps a bit.

Cost 2
Converted cost 2


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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