Runechanter's Pike

Legality

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.

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Runechanter's Pike Discussion

Errast on Dimir Commander Conundrum

4 days ago

For Dralnu, Lich Lord, your primary win condition seems to be just grinding your opponents to death forever. All of your cards can be played twice, therefore every spell is essentially double its usual value.

For actual win-cons, there's Rise of the Dark Realms. Casting this two times a game maybe be some kind of dream. There's also Tunnel Vision if you can get off a Spell Crumple or something. Runechanter's Pike for a more voltron spin.

However you want to do it, screwing with your opponents win-cons seems to be the biggest way Dralnu wins games.

Paavvukun on Jeleva's Feast

1 week ago

lucal13, Thanks for commenting, first of all. And, a really big thanks for the suggestions. I really like the idea of Mirko -- aside from the mill trigger, it'd splash some extra vampire love into the deck. I love Traumatize and was even playing it for a while alongside Runechanter's Pike as a means to fill my own yard with instants and sorceries for big damage. I'd like to try out Thing in the Ice and Consuming Aberration (added bonus because Thing doesn't bounce Aberration!!), but I'm not sure what I'd take out to include them. Thanks again for the suggestions

osotogari on W/U/B Duskcrank deck for Osotogari

1 week ago

After looking at some cards, Invisible Stalker + Runechanter's Pike...

osotogari on W/U/B Duskcrank deck for Osotogari

1 week ago

I don't mind throwing $20-30 at it, to get what I need (eg Thought Scours, extra Mindcrank, Invisible Stalkers...).

I just read a forum thread about using Runechanter's Pike along with critters similar to Dimir Infiltrator for an alternate wincon, thoughts?

Also, I'm open to Esper....if you think it'll kick more ass than Dustcrank. Again $30 dollar budget right now, more later. Would the Esper be mill based?

DH_Cell on Where is your god now? (MonoBlack Infect)

3 weeks ago

Hey skmbc, thx for the comment!

I have already tried Runechanter's Pike, but it is too slow and depedent of something else. I run only 2 inkmoth because I dont have that much instant pump, so 2 is enought.

I still prefer more discard and less removal, because the plan is to disrupt them. If needed, there is more removal SB. Corpse Churn is kind of weak, I still prefer Undying Evil. For the recursions, Sword of Light and Shadow can help too.

Night's Whisper is almost the same as Sign in Blood, but as I run 20 swamps, it is ok.

Mutagenic Growth is a really nice tech, because they dont expect that much instant pump. And if they side in Spellskite, I still have great equips to use :)

skmbc on Where is your god now? (MonoBlack Infect)

3 weeks ago

I run a similar, but more controlling deck. Ive found that most games my equipment is way too slow especially against u/g infect. Runechanter's Pike can be cast and equipped a turn earlier than the swords. And i ran into the problem of never having enough swamps out for mutilate to be an effective enough sweeper (i also run 4 ink moths and a Ghost Quarter though).

Dismember, Disfigure and Languish are my goto removal as they work well with infect counters.

Ive been messing around with Corpse Churn to buff up my Runechanter's Pike and help out with recursion.

Also Night's Whisper will end up being a better draw engine later on if you decide to get more inkmoths as the double black if sign in blood has potential of being a problem.

How is plague stinger+mutagenic working out for you? I opted for more draw/discard in those slots.

Ashmed on Talrand first EDH (criticism appreciated)

1 month ago

Looks good so far my friend, +1! I would suggest possibly a Coat of Arms to buff your drake army and a Runechanter's Pike to help buff Talrand.

If you would like any more ideas then feel free to check out my deck Talrand and His Minions of Flying Doom. Apart from that have fun Draking!

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