Arclight Phoenix

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vintage Legal

Arclight Phoenix

Creature — Phoenix

Flying, haste

At the beginning of combat on your turn, if you've cast three or more instant and sorceries this turn, return Arclight Phoenix from your graveyard to the battlefield.

Agrippa91 on Zombardment for multiplayer

5 months ago

While browsing for a card that would give me value from sacrificing creatures by drawing cards I came across Priest of Forgotten Gods which is insane with the haste provided by Anger. This lead me to cut Grave Pact which rotted in my hand too often because of its high cost and black mana. The priest does something similar and more for a much greater cost and is recurrable with Victimize. Adding two more Misty Rainforest because this deck really wants to hit its land drops until turn 4-ish and 4x Ponder aren't as reliable in an 80 card deck.

I'm really glad I could get yet another angle of attack in this deck that synergizes with its main theme.

I briefly considered Unearth, but can't really see it being that great since it doesn't recur Kess, Dissident Mage and doesn't provide the 2-for-1 that Victimize does when you sacrifice a Bloodghast, Arclight Phoenix or Elemental token. You also don't really want to entomb for a 2-drop on turn 1 with Unearth, but rather spend your Entomb and Buried Alive on your actual recurring cards.

Despite being really graveyard-heavy, I'm comfortable this deck can fight well even with a Rest in Peace effect out due to Young Pyromancer, Priest of Forgotten Gods, Goblin Bombardment in conjunction with Expressive Iteration and the plethora of cantrips.

Icbrgr on

8 months ago

@ColonelCards yes the classic blunder of "Dies to removal" certainly poses an issue with the strategy... the way this deck aims to play through removal and disruption is countermagic via Censor/Boros Charm and draw power through Opt, Consider, Expressive Iteration to dig through the deck to find additional threats/answers.

I assume "bootleg phoenix" is referring to Arclight Phoenix deck lists? There certainly are a lot of similarities in the playstyle but I think it'd be a bit shallow to label all "spell spam/spells matter" decks as knockoffs of one another... Much like saying all variations of Aggro decks are a bootleg of RDW.

Desmous on Pioneer RDW Hazoret

1 year ago

Really cool prowess build! I think it is pretty good by itself.

Some things to maybe think about?

  • Embercleave (I know, original) It gives a prowess trigger on the cast and usually hits for 6 when it comes in.

  • If you do put 2-4 Embercleave in the mainboard, you might want to consider Kari Zev, Skyship Raider, Gets you an extra attacker to help lower the cost of the cleave, and is hard to kill being a 1/3 with First Strike. You might want to just replace Viashino Pyromancer with Kari Zev, as the extra "go wide" 2/1 Ragavan it makes helps a lot on turn 3 and 4 when you are swinging for the most damage

  • Lava Coil in the sideboard instead of Fry (if you are playing against a lot of Izzet Phoenix, if you are playing against a lot of teferi control, first off that is the best matchup so you shouldn't have to really use Fry) deals with Thing in the Ice  Flip and Arclight Phoenix, and a lot of the things Winota, Joiner of Forces deck likes to play.

  • Chandra, Torch of Defiance (for more midrange reach) also gives prowess trigger, card draw, and a little ramp / control for grindy midrange matchups. Sideboard and probably replaces the Experimental Frenzy on the games it comes in from the sideboard

  • Improve landbase, Castle Embereth is an easy add I think, it is pretty easy to come in untapped, so it is very beneficial up to 4 Ramunap Ruins as if you are the aggro deck, the 6 ish damage you probably average from tapping it for red should not matter against most control or midrange decks if you win.

  • Bomat Courier for card draw, although it will be going further away from the prowess game plan, but I'm just giving you cards and ideas you might want to try!

  • Glorybringer for midrange matchups, takes a defender out for your prowess creatures before blocks (this is sideboard ofc)

  • I would put the Goblin Chainwhirler in the sideboard and put a more versatile 3 drop in the deck. Chainwhirler could be amazing in your metagame, but in mine Ahn-Crop Crasher removing a blocker on a big attack turn is usually better for me

Again, you have to build your deck to your metagame, so just giving you some cards // ideas!

NTakamura on Help with historic managorger Phoenix …

1 year ago

This historic deck is focused on getting Arclight PhoenixandManagorger Phoenixin the graveyard to reanimate them. Some outlets to do this are Dragon's Rage Channeler and Faithless Salvaging. There is some devotion element in this deck to bring out Managorger Phoenix. Would like your opinion on this deck and if there are any improvements that can be made. I would like to keep Managorger Phoenixin the deck because he is the whole reason I built this deck. It has some burn to move the game forward as well.

All hail the Phoenix

Hardhitta7 on Dream Tribal Commanders

1 year ago

I agree a Phoenix commander would be dope. When I first started I had a Chandra's Phoenix casual deck. And of course I love Arclight Phoenix .

Hardhitta7 on Pioneer Prowess

1 year ago

I don’t really want it to be a Arclight Phoenix deck, just want my prowess stuff. Plus I would have to add more discard outlets for Phoenix like Chart a Course and such.

The Stormchaser Mage are gonna be replaced with Soul-Scar Mage if I like the format enough to buy them.

I’m currently at 20 lands with the Spikefield Hazard  Flips. And I think Expressive Iteration is too good not to play. It’s even seeing play in Modern.

If I played Izzet Charm it would replace Prismari Command .

I’ll see about fitting some Lightning Strike s in.

Thanks for the suggestions!

Mtg_Mega_Nerds on Pioneer Prowess

1 year ago

Make it 20 land. Add Arclight Phoenix for Stormchaser Mage . Add 4x Lightning Strike for the 2 copies of Spikefield Hazard  Flip and 2 copies of Shock . (You will have 2 copies of shock left over) also add Izzet Charm for Expressive Iteration .

TempestArmor on Great kite weather today

1 year ago

Looking good! After a few playtests, it's clear just how quickly you can assemble a small but versatile army. If I may, I have a few questions and/or recommendations for the deck. I'll start with the overarching notes.

First: why isn't there more red? It seems that you've bulked up on white and blue despite having all this red mana at your disposal. I can certainly understand the appeal when it comes to cards like Jaya's Immolating Inferno or Finale of Glory , but unless this is a dedicated combo deck bent on tutoring out a similar win con (may I suggest Comet Storm ?), I have to wonder how you're planning on making it work. If you aren't as dedicated to that, I would look into ways to turn red (or colorless!) noncreature spells into cantrips. Jori En, Ruin Diver comes to mind. While you're at it, Birgi, God of Storytelling  Flip and Runaway Steam-Kin , if not price-prohibitive, would be decent additions.

Second, it would seem you need a few more dedicated spirit token generators. Spirits can get expensive, but it is certainly possible to pick out Court of Grace , Geist-Honored Monk , and Promise of Bunrei .

I realize those are not red cards. Have you considered Electrostatic Field , Gelectrode , or Thermo-Alchemist ? Maybe take a look at modern Arclight Phoenix decks? I would also look up boros anthem effects, which are probably better than mono-white ones. Nobilis of War is free after 5 spirits.

Overall, I think being clear about how tall and how wide you want this deck to be will help streamline its consistency. Kykar has a lot going on; make the most of him (or her)!

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