Academy Rector

Academy Rector

Creature — Human Cleric

When Academy Rector is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, you may exile it. If you do, search your library for an enchantment card, put that card onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

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Academy Rector Discussion

hiddengibbons on Norin, the wary

2 weeks ago

So here’s the scenario: I have Mirror Gallery out and I use Academy Rector’s ability to pull Infinite Reflection out of the deck and enchant Norin with it, making all of my creatures copies of Norin. What happens to those creatures when someone casts a spell or attacks? Do they cease to be Norin when they exile and then stay exiled?

hiddengibbons on Solemnity is my friend

2 weeks ago

I’ve been working on a modern version of this deck called Naya Solemnity that uses Gift of Immortality for recursion. When used on Lost Auramancers, it translates to “put any enchantment from your deck into play on each player’s turn. I use Warstorm Surge instead of Flayer of the Hatebound because it can be fetched with a tutor or with Auramancers. In a legacy version, Academy Rector would be an ideal upgrade over Auramancers, but the rectors are a bit pricey.

Masterful on Necronomicon | Teysa Karlov | Primer

3 weeks ago

Foster_I_Am Academy Rector is alright, but remember Teysa can't double her death triggers. When she dies, you can only exile her once, so you only get one enchantment. Bolas's Citadel would be a great target, but it's an artifact. Otherwise, we don't have great single-enchantment targets. Sure, we have some good ones like Necropotence, but paying 4 mana and killing a creature is a lot of hoops to jump through for something that isn't a wincon for our deck. Ranger-Captain of Eos is alright but definitely worse than Ranger of Eos and Recruiter of the Guard. I'd play it if we had more slots. Right now, it's a fine budget replacement for recruiter.

You can definitely play Generous Gift over Vanishing Verse. It's mostly personal preference, but I like having access to a 2-mana catch all removal spell for tutoring reasons. We already have Anguished Unmaking to tutor for when we have 3 mana, but if we need to remove an enchantment with 2 mana for example, we have no tutor targets. That's why I play verse. Personally, I think verse is better than Baleful Mastery in most situations. It doesn't draw your opponents a card and can hit enchantments or colored artifacts. However, removal spells are pretty similar and situational anyway, so play whatever you like best.

Vintrastorm I like Martyr's Cause, and it's especially good if the main way you're dying in your meta is to one source, like a voltron commander. Being 3 mana though, it's not the most efficient sac outlet, so I prefer cheaper creature-outlets, altars for mana generation, or something like Spawning Pit for guaranteed value. I haven't tested it a ton, and maybe the damage prevention is stronger than I'm giving it credit for. It's definitely a fun political tool at the very least. I think I'll try it instead of spawning pit next time I playtest the deck.

Foster_I_Am on Necronomicon | Teysa Karlov | Primer

1 month ago

Hi Masterful - Hope all is well! Piggybacking of of my previous comment (would love to hear your thoughts on that comment to when you have a chance)

But I recently added back in Generous Gift as there have been several games where that card could have really helped or even saved me haha. At least it my meta, it's proven to be much more effective than Vanishing Verse - only exiling mono colored permanents was quite limiting.

Also, what are your thoughts on a creature + planes-walker removal card like Baleful Mastery? Seems pretty good to me at the expense of your opponent drawing one card.

Also, let me know your thoughts on Academy Rector when you have a chance.

Thanks! :)

Omniscience_is_life on Glorious End interactions

1 month ago

MrFantabulous Glorious End exiles all spells and abilities from the stack, but as you said the sacrifice is only a cost, not an effect. So here's what happens, play-by-play style:

You activate Razaketh, the Foulblooded, sacrificing Academy Rector. Because the sacrifice is part of his activation cost, Razaketh's ability hasn't resolved yet, and is sitting on the stack--under the Rector trigger.

So when your opponent casts Glorious End, both abilities are exiled from the stack, but you've already sacrificed the Rector so that doesn't get reversed.

Rhadamanthus on Glorious End interactions

1 month ago

Your opponent was correct. When you sacrifice Academy Rector to pay the cost of Razaketh, the Foulblooded's ability, the Rector's ability triggers and goes onto the stack on top of Razaketh's ability (there's only one stack; it's one of the game's zones, like the battlefield or exile). Your opponent responds with Glorious End, so it goes onto the top of the stack. Glorious End starts resolving first and removes both the Rector's trigger and Razaketh's activation from the stack. Neither of them resolve.

MrFantabulous on Glorious End interactions

1 month ago

So I recently asked a question about Academy Rector and Glorious End and the interaction about the exiling of Academy Rector where it was said that Academy Rector would just go to my graveyard with Glorious end casted/

But this last go, I had Razaketh, the Foulblooded out, sacrificing my Academy Rector to it. Then my opponent casted Glorious End .

He argued that I don't get a card draw or the exile ability. But I am fairly certain that Razaketh, and Academy Rectors are technically different stacks. Because of the wording on Academy Rectors, so he can either.

I told him I'd still get to search my library, but he could send Academy Rectors to my graveyard, he assumed that my sacrifice would happen, and "in response" I would use Academy Rectors exile ability, but I told him those were seperate, as I can't exile Academy Rectors until it hits my graveyard, then I get the option.

Am I correct, as in he could stop the Academy Rectors ability but not the search with this, at which point Academy Rector would just go into my graveyard?

Foster_I_Am on Necronomicon | Teysa Karlov | Primer

1 month ago

Hi Masterful - cfost827 here on a new account I created :)

Out of curiosity, have you ever thought about running Academy Rector? He's a pretty solid card that cares about going to the graveyard. It could allow you to immediately put into play our strong Enchantments like Necropotence, Bolas's Citadel, Land Tax, Grave Pact, Bastion of Remembrance - whichever you need most at the given time.

Also, what are your thoughts on Ranger-Captain of Eos? He could tutor up Viscera Seer, Carrion Feeder or sac fodder if needed. He also can stop some of the annoying blue players from countering our spells if needed by saying him.

As always, I'm Looking forward to hearing your feedback! :) Thanks!

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