Runechanter's Pike


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

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Set Rarity
Innistrad Rare

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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

Duchys on Enigma drake U/R ~35$ (Need help)

7 hours ago

Wow. thanks for the advices Sargeras, I'll definitely give Guttersnipe a try. Although I feel like Cryptic Serpent is a really good card since i often find myself that I can cast him on turn 4 or so for just 2 mana, but maybe it is not needed since with the Guttersnipe I can use my burn at my opponets face which I often don't do (except some more controlly type of decks).

To the second part about the AEtherling. I'm thinking I'll give one copy of him to the deck instead of the Runechanter's Pike since I found myself just a once or twice that I needed that Runechanter's Pike in the deck and it makes playing againts U/W control much easier since it seems really hard to remove.

About the Counterflux and Dissolve I feel like I should put them in my side board(Since nothing is in it yet) and play some cheaper counterspells like Mana Leak so I get more answers againts faster decks.

The Pyroclasm is definitely a keep but moving it to the sideboard is a really good idea.

Although the Shivan Reef seems good since it cost only 2$ (on TCG) I cannot get it cheaper than 4$ so i'll just stay at those cheaper lands.

Thanks for the advices I'll definetly will have to think for some time, what to replace and so on. In addition i would love if you'd give me some advices what to play in my side board.

Rzepkanut on Fourth Circle (Forcefeed)

4 days ago

Psychosis Crawler could be another wincon. Sturmgeist, Iron Maiden and maybe Runechanter's Pike too. Fun deck. Happy gathering!

Wurmlover on HELP!

1 week ago

I broke my page while tinkering with some base coding for a primer given by Epochalyptic, and I don't know how. I deleted a section that, if HTML hasn't changed, should have been good to delete, and it broke my page. If anyone could help, that would be great!

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<p style="font-size:medium;">My sideboard is made to be very general, since i haven't played at my LGS in a while.</p>
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1. [[Blazing archon]]: this is to shut down ago decks. if i can survive off of counterspells until i combo off, I find this, and suddenly, it all gets much easier for me.</p>
<p style="font-size:medium;">2. [[Jase, architect of thought]]: This is a card that can help me when i want to pull a more control game. also really helpful against thopter tokens.</p>
<p style="font-size:medium;">3. [[runechanter's pike]]: There are 3 of these in the sideboard, so i can switch to entirely aggro as my win condition.</p>
<p style="font-size:medium;">4. [[Tormod's crypt]]: I use this as a budget alternative to [[relic of progenitus]]. it hoses delver and dredge tactics extremely well.</p>
<p style="font-size:medium;">5. [[unsubstantiate]]: This is an amazing counterspell that can be utilized during matches with many wrath effects. It can counter [[supreme verdict]], without countering it. it can also bounce a creature if I need it to.</p>
<p style="font-size:medium;">6. [[witchbane orb]]: this is a card that I love. Since I am not playing white, I use this instead of leyline. this mitigates burn, 8-rack, and mill. all very powerful decks, but they are stopped by this.</p>
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<h1 style="text-align:center;">The Strategy</h1>

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Rzepkanut on Charming EDH deck

1 week ago

lol I tried this once too. It kept evolving until it had no charms eventually. My first suggestion is to swap out the guldgates for some other land option. If you really want to save $$ and use budget lands than use the tri-lands (like Seaside Citadel) at least. They come into play tapped too but they work better to fix your colors. Then you can cut Maze's End, because it truly never works out anyways. I actually had to make that exact change myself. If you can afford them all, the 5x mirage fetch lands and 5x battle for zendikar duals are great together for budget 5C decks. Bad River and Sunken Hollow are examples of those. Effects that synergize with casting either multicolored cards or instants and sorceries should be great.. like Docent of Perfection  Flip, Talrand, Sky Summoner, Niblis of Frost, Young Pyromancer, Monastery Mentor, Guttersnipe, Thing in the Ice  Flip, Runechanter's Pike, Gloryscale Viashino, Lobber Crew, Thermo-Alchemist. Pillar of the Paruns, Supply/Demand, Knight of New Alara

Flagellum on Here I Come Again Asking ...

2 weeks ago

Budget Friendly Decks:

Talrand, The Sky Summoner: simply fill with counters and other instant and/or sorceries and attack with your drake army. Runechanter's Pike is a good addition as well as Bident of Thassa/Coastal Piracy.

Purphoros, God of the Forge: Have to second this one as I main this. any token spell makes quick work on your opponents. Goblins have the most synergy simply for things like Skirk Prospector, Goblin Recruiter, Goblin Matron, ect. In other words goblins offer tutors for other goblins and are also very prolific.

Karametra, God of Harvests: She is actually pretty darn fun. I built mine quasi-group hug with Heartwood Storyteller, Rites of Flourishing, and Horn of Greed simply for extra card draw and the latter we will abuse to no end. She flies under the radar until your Llanowar Elves and whatnot produce 20+ lands... She also works great as a Landfall general but I wouldn't focus on it. Oh! and she works great with Panglacial Wurm; no one expects a 9/5 trample to get whipped out of nowhere simply for casting Llanowar Elves.

Zada, Hedron Grinder: goblin tribal. All you have to do is throw out a bunch of goblins, cast a cheap cantrip or two (like Accelerate and/or Balduvian Rage) on Zada and in no time you'll have 20+ 26/26 trample, haste goblins and more cards than you know what to do with in hand.

Doran, the Siege Tower: Can be built several ways: goodstuff (albeit more expensive), treefolk tribal (not my cup of tea, very limited), or big butts attack. The latter can be done easily on a budget using cards like Yoked Ox or Tasseled Dromedary. Doran himself is about ~$10 but that can be the most expensive card in the deck.

Edric, Spymaster of Trest: I feel dirty suggesting this one. Add in mana dorks, cheap evasive weenies like Scryb Sprites or Gudul Lurker. Ideally skip all the 2-3 drops, the first 2 turns you want to drop 1 drops so on turn three when Edric comes out you can attack to net cards. As mentioned earlier with Talrand, Coastal Piracy/Bident of Thassa act as Edric replacements. Most people have caught on to his shenanigans by now. You could over time upgrade him too adding in extra turn spells and ways to return them to your hand (like via Eternal Witness).

xyr0s on Ideas for this Blue/Red deck?

3 weeks ago

Probably the deck you are looking for is more like UR prowess. And while the deck rothgar13 recommends (blue moon) is a strong deck, it is loaded with some of the most expensive cards in modern, with no real options for budget substitutes. You don't get to play many counterspells in UR prowess - you need to play your spells during your own turn to trigger prowess, and counterspells mainly goes in your opponents turn. Uses cards like Stormchaser Mage and Monastery Swiftspear, and (if you feel janky) also Runechanter's Pike.

Sorry to say, but a card like Winterflame is not being played in modern, because it's underpowered compared to what else you can do (in the case of winterflame, you could Lightning Bolt instead with 2 mana to spare).

Zimmers_0 on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

1 month ago

Has anyone ever made a self mill deck based on instant/sorceries to ramp up up creatures and other spells? Something like Enigma Drake from today's spoils, Spellheart Chimera, Runechanter's Pike, Rise from the Tides, Bedlam Reveler, Disciple of the Ring?

Anyone think this is something worth making?

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