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

Price & Acquistion Set Price Alerts Price Cardhoarder (MTGO) Price
Low Avg High Foil Normal Foil
$0.15 $0.36 $1.25 $1.65 0.01 TIX 0.26 TIX

Runechanter's Pike Discussion

revwildo on Blanc a blanc

2 days ago

Runechanter's Pike because a pike is kind of like an extra pointy staff and because runes.

HDOrthon on Modern Infect Control!

2 days ago

Well I had them in an old deck using Runechanter's Pike so it helped there and the +2 is useful but I made the deck about a year ago so the meta game is very different now and the card might be that good anymore.

avatonqp on The Infect Defect , Help!!

3 days ago

Hello there. There is a mono black control-discard version of the deck that gives nightmares to its opponets at every FNM, here's mine:

Discard Mono-Black Infect Playtest

Modern avatonqp


From my experience, Phyrexian Crusader, Phyrexian Vatmother and Inkmoth Nexus are all you need for that deck.. Early game, you use control cards(discards and removals) and Runechanter's Pike. When everything is under your control, cast a creature or animate Inkmoth Nexus, attach Runechanter's Pike to it and swing for lethal.

Tata on A token of Affection

1 week ago

I like Stoneforge Mystic and Sword of Fire and Ice for this list. I think you could cut Remand and Raise the Alarm to make room.

Remand doesn't do enough in TL in my opinion. And Raise the Alarm is a little underwhelming.

Runechanter's Pike is good.

Tata on Plan B (Marath Gone Wild)

1 week ago

lol... are you alright?

It's obvious the deck is built around Gaea's Cradle. I was wondering, actually, why you aren't playing Crop Rotation or Sylvan Scrying.

I stand by my recommendation of Lightning Bolt. It kills things that will kill you. Have you ever played against elves or creatures equipped with Runechanter's Pike? Can you explain why 100% of Marath decks listed on mtggoldfish play Lightning Bolt? It kills things that need killing... like, if you were facing your own deck, it would target Fauna Shaman and Magus of the Candelabra and be good.

I think your deck lacks ways to interact with your opponent. Sure, getting Gaea's Cradle out and casting Genesis Wave for 100000 is really good, but that's Plan A, isn't it? That's what elves does, too. But it's their plan C.

But back to Wall of Blossoms. I don't understand your statement that "some hands with mana dork and 2 lands and a Green Sun's Zenith will actually encourage you to GSZ for a Wall of Blossoms just because we can afford to be a little land-light when our hand is all gas... and Wall of Blossoms is a real target at that point." Why is getting the wall good in this scenario? If your hand is full of gas, why would you cycle GSZ? Why wouldn't you just play gas? And what does that have to do with lands? Also, why does GSZ only care about your hand? Doesn't it get things that, like, interact with your... you know... opponent? And what they're doing?

I also don't understand this: "When we're a deck with so many different targets then for ANYTHING to be a legitimate target for Green Sun's Zenith in certain spots based solely on a stage of the game for us, I think it says something about the card."

Well, yeah, the card draws you a card. So it's pretty good, I guess. Does that make it worth running, though? Just so you have an option to GSZ for it? I don't think so. I just don't see it being good enough to run over, say, Lightning Bolt.

I also don't think Path to Exile is better than bolt in this format. Sure, it kills Marit Lage and Phyrexian Dreadnought, and that's really good, but bolt kills many things, too. And it doesn't give your opponent a land.

I'm still wondering if you play this deck.

Not_Yet_Flawless on Narset EDH volume 1

2 weeks ago

I'd be very cautious about using Assault Suit, as it's really only helpful in giving your opponents the creature to cause some extra damage. However, with Narset, they get to use her effect to potentially ramp into some cards that could ruin your day. If you just want the small pumps it gives, there are plenty of other options that are much cheaper (see Umezawa's Jitte,Godsend (That exile blockers clause is hilarious),Runechanter's Pike, etc.) Also Scroll Rack is Narset's best friend, no exceptions. A couple of other cards to consider would be Masterwork of Ingenuity and Moonsilver Spear.

lemmingllama on 2 X 2 X 2 = Dead? Weird Wizardry Incoming!

3 weeks ago

@MirranTitan Both of those cards are absolutely fabulous, the real issue is that this deck uses it's graveyard as a win condition. I have cards like Past in Flames and Pull from the Deep that will let me use cards in my graveyard, and Runechanter's Pike is a wincon as well. Delve is powerful, but removing so many good targets seems like a bad idea. If I ever do want to change the deck so it doesn't take 3-5 extra turns in a row, those two spells are prime candidates.

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