Runechanter's Pike

Runechanter's Pike

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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

enpc on Ideas for a commander

20 hours ago

As a general rule, for more competitive 1v1 decks people tend to try and put their opponent into a lock and beat them to death with their commander. Its much easier than trying to assemble a combo.

Tasigur, the Golden Fang is quite popular - he comes down early given his P/T and has a relevant ability. And you can combo with him, given infinite mana you can draw your deck.

The other option is Vendilion Clique. Sure, your commander is two-thirds of the deck's price but the rest of it is every single counterspell/bounce spell within your budget. Throw in a Runechanter's Pike and Fabricate and you're set.

dasunspot at gmail dot com on Voltron Mirri

1 week ago

Grafted Wargear and Runechanter's Pike have been serving me well in my MirriTron. You might like them too.

forforforest on I need a bomb or ...

2 weeks ago

If it's U/B I'm sure you've got plenty of sorceries and instants in your graveyard, so why don't you pop in a Runechanter's Pike+Desecration Demon Or what I run sometimes a Trepanation Blade or two and see if they help boost up your weak dudes.

erabel on Talrand's Party of One

2 weeks ago

First off, it technically caps at really really big because Runechanter's Pike. :P

Second off, ehhhh. I'd rather use the mana on spells that give me value and drakes as opposed to just doubling up on 2/2 fliers? Personal preference. I dunno if the card would actually be good.

SirFowler on Talrand's Punishment

3 weeks ago

I got to be honest, I get mad at the people who play these types of decks. I hate it when they don't allow you to do anything. It's basically just masturbation at that point.

With that being said and out of the way, here are the things I would take out.

Darksteel Ingot- It's indestructible, but your deck is mono colored, so it's not really necessary

Fabricate- Your deck is not an artifact deck, so you can't get stuff to it's fullest potential as in an esper artifact deck. Sure, getting Runechanter's Pike is really nice, but with all of the card draw and evasion, you can get to it pretty quick without having to show it to the other players

Stoic Rebuttal- The same as above

Whispers of the Muse- Not really good enough to be worth the buyback

Sapphire Medallion- Most of your stuff just cost 1 or 2 without colorless mana, so making them cost less isn't that necessary

Relearn- Most of the stuff that you put in the graveyard is just card draw, so having that spot just to draw something else can be replaced with something more valuable

Call to Mind and Pull from the Deep- Same as above

Dream Fracture-You don't have cards that benefit from opponents drawing, so they could just draw something to get rid of your stuff faster

Talrand, Sky Summoner- Since you have him in your commander slot, adding it in the deck just adds an extra card

Now I'm sorry if it felt like I attacked your deck, but I'm just not the biggest fan of these type of mono blue decks. My friend plays pretty much the same exact EDH deck and we all just get mad at him for playing it. This is my type of mono-blue and I have fun playing it every time.


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Kjartan on Project WUR

3 weeks ago

First strike (2)

Runechanter's Pike

Equipment (2)

Runechanter's Pike

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I sense Lol.

shivx on Talrand's Party of One

3 weeks ago

I started working on my Talrand EDH about 2 months ago, and it's coming close to being 100% finished. Already now, its extremely... stupidly strong.

I must say, I'm amazed that you do not play any Timewalks. I have Time Warp, Temporal Mastery and Temporal Trespass included for now, which is already extremely insane and a wincon, since you will just blow out one player after another on the table. Also, why no Force of Will? Ok, its stupidly expensive as a 1-off EDH card, but for that I use the WCD Version to not pick one out of my Legacy Decks. A cheap alternative for that would be Thwart, which I also play. I also like Daze, because its for 0. It doesn't even have to counter the spell I target; its just another Drake for 0.

I would also recommend Merchant Scroll, Long-Term Plans and Personal Tutor + playing Mystical Tutor in the Maindeck - its just stupidly strong, and much Tutors make the Deck consistent as Hell! (For me at least).

I know you don't play other Creatures then Talrand, but i can recommend at least Testing Tidespout Tyrant + Proteus Staff and Fabricate as Tutor (also for your other artifacts). Tidespout is just nasty once it hits the table and is a extremely powerful wincon combined with the Time Walks + Talrands Drakes attacking with him. And it's powerful enough to cut Brain Freeze from the Wishboard and make room for another thing. Also, Proteus Staff can traget your enemy's creatures (or even Generals), which makes it very strong!

I also can just beg you to try out Time Spiral. God, that thing is HUGE! Even if its against your CMC5 Rule - try it, its insane!

Another card I love (and everyone else hates to death) is Sunder. Since it's instant speed, you could also play it in the Wish-board! Its just insanely strong and wins you alot games (especially if you resolved a overloaded Cyclonic Rift before, haha).

Last thing i can say, is that i do not like cards Like Runechanter's Pike - it's just win-more, which is not necessary in this Deck.

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