Arcum's Astrolabe

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy 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
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Arcum's Astrolabe

Snow Artifact

( can be paid with one mana from a snow permanent.)

When Arcum's Astrolabe enters the battlefield, draw a card.

, : Add one mana of any colour.

Lobbert on Official missing/incorrect card/token thread

1 month ago

Cards like Arcum's Astrolabe, Invigorate, and Empty the Warrens (really anything from the Pauper ban list) show as banned in Pauper Commander now.

ToxicMCTV on It's Snowing!

2 months ago

Arcum's Astrolabe is banned

PickleNutz on Should I Put Talisman of …

3 months ago

Budget friendly cards Mind Stone, Commander's Sphere, Arcane Signet, Sol Ring, Thought Vessel, Worn Powerstone, Basalt Monolith, Lotus Petal, and any signets of the color combos you want are affordable mana sources that slot into anything. Some of the aforementioned rocks aren’t expensive. Some definitely are though. Again, I look for net positive sources and they tend to be expensive because I play in a highly competitive group most times. Net positive doesn’t always mean more mana than CMC or instant activation though. I like mana sources that fix, provide card draw, or fit into the scheme. A 1 drop mana fixing rock with a card draw ability is net positive. Arcum's Astrolabe is a great one that is inexpensive that only requires your basic lands be snow lands. Which is a great idea anyways because of land effects in commander.

DMDingo on Card Legality Issue

4 months ago

I was looking at Arcum's Astrolabe and noticed that the legalities on it are incorrect. Can we get this looked into?

Delphen7 on What Commander Do You Think …

6 months ago

TheSnuggleLord TheOfficialCreator A book would be neat! I think a couple hundred pages sounds about the right length, so that it's not a wall of (intriguing) text, but there's still room to comprehensively cover multiple aspects and viewpoints.

My two cents on this subtopic is that hard ban lists are unnecessary. As Grubbernaut touched on, a number of bans don't even make sense anymore. Rofellos in EDH is not that great compared to some of the other options, Zirda in legacy due to the companion errata, P-Fire and Blazing Shoal in modern since they're way too slow for post MH2. Arcum's Astrolabe got banned for enabling 5 color strategies to run Blood Moon, which happens to be exactly what Money Pile is doing right now.

I much prefer suspensions, where WotC can remove a card from the pool, examine the format without it (possibly announce they'll revisit it later when new sets have been released), then unban cards when the inevitable creep makes them healthy for the format.

xSpicyMeat on How Not To MTG

6 months ago

TheJerryCan, you should have seen it with Mox Opal & Arcum's Astrolabe... oof haha

multimedia on Muldrotha Snow: The Frozen Forest

7 months ago

Hey, well done with such a low budget, The Undead Forest is a cool deck name. Interesting deck idea for your first Commander deck with Muldrotha, but why snow? Weathered Runestone completely shuts down Muldrotha.

Marit Lage's Slumber, Jorn, God of Winter  Flip, Priest of the Haunted Edge, Blood on the Snow, Ice-Fang Coatl these are some reasons to play snow with Muldrotha. Iceberg Cancrix can repeatable self-mill and that's a good effect with Muldrotha. Pilfering Hawk can be repeatable loot which gets cards into your graveyard. Unfortunately, this isn't many cards.

Draugr Necromancer is a good card with snow, but it doesn't have much interaction with Muldrotha. Dead of Winter is another good card with snow, but Muldrotha is not a snow creature. Narfi, Betrayer King is fine, able to reanimate itself with snow, but he's support for snow not really a reason to play snow.

Some advice to consider is to play nonsnow cards that can put snow-covered permanents (lands) onto the battlefield to meet the snow requirement for snow cards without playing lots of unnecessary snow creatures. The best way to get snow permanents is with snow-covered lands. You really don't need lots of other subpar snow creatures here.

All these creatures could be cut to improve your deck.

Instead of playing lots of lesser snow creatures, play just the better snow creatures here?

Use other deck slots for cards that can search for and get snow-covered lands onto the battlefield?

Consider adding some spells that are not permanents that can search for and put snow-covered lands onto the battlefield?

Cards that can get snow-covered lands into your hand as well as get cards into your graveyard can be helpful with Muldrotha.

Could also add some snow mana rocks and mana dorks?

Land ramp for snow-covered lands and mana from mana rocks is more ramp which also helps to cast 6 mana Muldrotha as well as having more mana to cast permanents from your graveyard when you control Muldrotha.

Example of a budget more refined creature base with snow.

Good luck with your deck.

xSpicyMeat on How Not To MTG

8 months ago

Balaam__, thankyou! It was much better when Mox Opal & Arcum's Astrolabe weren't banned but I think this version is still decent.

Have you got a list I could look at?

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