Runechanter's Pike


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Innistrad (ISD) 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

Daedalus19876 on Yasova EDH

1 day ago

Hi! Came here from FB.

This is very good for a budget deck! You definitely get a +1 from me :)

Some minor suggestions, however: If you want a cheap power boost, there's very little better than O-Naginata. Unless your meta is VERY heavy on artifact destruction, I'd rather have Coalition Relic or Chromatic Lantern over Darksteel Ingot. I do feel you need more sources of draw; Heartwood Storyteller, Sylvan Library, and the new Runic Armasaur can help you keep up with more card-advantage-heavy decks. Heroic Intervention is a great way to protect against board wipes. Beast Within is something I'd run over Chaos Warp, personally. For cuts, I'd recommend against Bounty of the Luxa (takes too long to do anything substantive) and Runechanter's Pike (I don't feel you have enough instants/sorceries to justify it).

Hope this helps! :)

enpc on Kaseto, Orochi Voltron

1 week ago

If you're looking for speed, drop the Simic Growth Chamber. It's too slow and you don't want to see it in your opening hand. Adding Nature's Lore, Farseek and Rampant Growth will help early game with ramp (and are especially good once you get a Breeding Pool). Also works will with Tatyova.

With so many instants and sorceries, you should be running Runechanter's Pike. you can also look at stuff like Whir of Invention/Fabricate to help find said equipment.

lagotripha on Izzet-Snipe ($26)

1 week ago

I'll reccomend Whispers of the Muse for lategame- it lets you repeat trigger spells while still cantripping early.

Repeal, Augur of Bolas, Blistercoil Weird, Harness the Storm, Charmbreaker Devils Precognition Field Runechanter's Pike Trail of Evidence and Wild Ricochet are also worth a look.

Mirrorpool and Shivan Reef work well together and smooth out mana for cheap.

bem77 on Silent but deadly v1.1

2 months ago

With such a low mana curve, I am not sure you need as many mana rocks as you have. I would consider the following artifact: Aetherflux Reservoir, Primal Amulet, Runechanter's Pike, and Sphinx-Bone Wand.

Not sure why you have Blue Elemental Blast in this deck as just about any counter spell is better. I would try to include as many cantrips that draw a card as you can as it will cycle through your deck faster while getting you value. Such as cards like Anticipate, Defiant Strike, Opt, Peek, Shadow Rift, Crash Through, Ponder, and Renegade Tactics.

I like Narset, if you want another version of her rebound effect, check out Taigam, Ojutai Master. Also if you end up with a critical amount of combat tricks, Zada, Hedron Grinder can be a real power punch.

I made a version of this deck that is much more Token/Storm-centric. Take a look at it for some ideas, Shu Yun Tempest of Tokens. The strategies are different, but there are some cards that are common for most Shu Yun decks.

Pieguy396 on Sygg River Cutthroat (MTGO 1 v 1 Dimir Aggro)

2 months ago

Not sure how expensive these cards are in tix, but all 5 of the Swords would fit great here, as well as Fireshrieker, Undermine (triggers Sygg), Latch Seeker, Runechanter's Pike, etc. I'm a big fan of Equipment in a Sygg deck.

Ashmed on Talrand and His Minions of Flying Doom

2 months ago

Hi Zabrakus, thank you for showing so much interest in my deck! It means a lot to me that it has inspired you to start playing it. My strategy is generally control, utilising the cantrips as much as possible to keep drawing and making tokens. I rarely counter things unless they impact me directly (board wipes, targeted removal etc.). Big creatures usually get let through if they don't have negative ETB effects. My usual wincon is Cyclonic Rift or Sleep, followed by attacking with many tokens or Talrand eqipped with a Runechanter's Pike.

bem77 on Shu Yun Tempest of Tokens

3 months ago

Made a few more tweaks. Added Taigam, Ojutai Master, Teferi's Protection, Sol Ring, and Primal Amulet.

Taigam, Ojutai Master was added more for his first ability to make all your instant and sorceries un-counter-able. The rebound is nice, but it may not be worth risking Taigam, Ojutai Master. Plus having the spells in the graveyard for Runechanter's Pike and Mizzix's Mastery may actually be better move.

Primal Amulet is just straight value in this deck. It is very easy flip.

Teferi's Protection is great because it protects you and your board including your tokens.

Am I missing anything else in this deck?

Stefan0620 on Baral just say "No"

3 months ago

Hey, sorry about the delay, I do like the deck, but for feedback from personal experience, be ready for hands with no lands, or mana droughts, as 33 lands is kind of a lower number. I also don't like Recall in Baral decks very much, because I find that I struggle to keep a decent card advantage that make's it worth it. Not a bad card, but it just seems to be kind of situational. I'm also kind of leaning towards dropping Opal Palace without Runechanter's Pike.

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