Dreadhorde Arcanist

Dreadhorde Arcanist

Creature — Zombie Wizard

Trample

Whenever Dreadhorde Arcanist attacks, you may cast target instant or sorcery card with converted mana cost less than or equal to Dreahorde Arcanist's power from your graveyard without paying its mana cost. If that card would be put into your graveyard this turn, exile it instead.

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Set Rarity
War of the Spark (WAR) Rare

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer Legal
Arena Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Historic Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Dreadhorde Arcanist Discussion

multimedia on Feather Will Weather the Storm

3 days ago

Hey, good budget version of Feather. Nice Monastery Mentor and Arid Mesa :)

Some budget card upgrades to consider:

  • Talisman of Conviction > Star Compass
    Talisman is another two drop Boros mana rock that ETB untapped.

  • Aurelia's Fury > Faith's Shield
    When Feather was released Fury was a $20 card because of hype; it's now $1 thanks to a recent reprinting. It's powerful for $1; do 1 damage to Feather with Fury to trigger it and then do the rest of the damage to other creatures/players. Because Fury can target players then it can be a reusable source of damage to opponents that protects you since opponents that are dealt damage can't cast spells on your turn. Target opponent fliers with the damage to destroy them or tap them down, unable to block Feather. It's good with Braid of Fire since it gives you a way to use all the red mana at your upkeep.

  • Impact Resonance > Brute Strength
    For only two mana and $1 Resonance can be powerful with Feather since you can do 1 damage to Feather to trigger it and then the rest of the damage to any of your opponents creatures. It can be cast at any time in the game using any source that does damage. If an opponent makes a big attack with a creature then it can be a real surprise or use it with Feather as the source after pumping her up and doing damage to an opponent.

  • Dreadhorde Arcanist > Electrostatic Field
    Cast an instant from your graveyard with Arcanist it triggers Feather before it goes to the graveyard thus it's not exiled by Arcanist. This effect lets you cast more instants when you don't have Feather on the battlefield. Then when Feather is on the battlefield you can reuse spells from your graveyard.

  • Titan's Strength > Infuriate
    The scy 1 of Strength is better than the +1 more toughness pump of Infuriate.

Good luck with your deck.

Xica on Synonyms/Nicknames System for Deckbuilding and ...

1 week ago

Snapcaster Mage aka. snappy or snap,
Torrential Gearhulk aka. fatcaster mage,
Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip aka. snapcaster JACE,
Google seems to know at least those...

However the community needs to find some creative name for the red snapcaster clones Dire Fleet Daredevil & Dreadhorde Arcanist.

Poly_raptor on Endless Forms Most Beautiful: Vadrok EDH [PRIMER]

1 week ago

What are your thoughts on Dreadhorde Arcanist? it could be a good body for mutuate and it could give you access to some more graveyard spells when it attacks, if Vadrok is on top you could cast a 3cmc spell, but the downside is it would then get exiled I guess.

ambitiouspuddle on $15 RW Heroic

1 week ago

The combo between Favored Hoplite and Rile is really good. Also, Ephemerate and Center Soul or Stave Off protect your creatures and provide more triggers. I have a weird love for Artful Maneuver, but Idk if it's objectively worth it. Unfortunately, Zada won't trigger everyone else's Heroic abilities, but it's still a very good card. Combo with Defiant Strike, Samut's Sprint, or Titan's Strength for big card advantage. Seeker of the Way is a popular include in Boros Feather, and it could probably make it's way into here. Monastery Swiftspear Monastery Mentor, Dreadhorde Arcanist, Boros Charm, Temur Battle Rage and Feather, the Redeemed are all good options to upgrade with if you have the money for them.

RNR_Gaming on Alesha who doesn't smile

1 week ago

There are definitely ways to circumvent the downside like Dreadhorde Arcanist and Anarchist. Additionally, Shenanigans is a nice way to deal with pesky artifacts and fill the yard.

Clashboy15 on RU Sprite Dragon?

2 weeks ago

Improbable Alliance is probably not very good for this deck, since this is an aggressive deck and alliance if for tempo decks, so definitely cut it. Cut Thrill of Possibility because it requires you to have at least two cards in hand and costs two mana, which is bad for a prowess deck. Also cut Flame Sweep and Keep Safe because first of all, 2/3 of your creatures don't have flying and secondly, this is an aggro deck and you should be killing your opponent before you need flame sweep. Keep safe is interesting, but again, it costs 2 mana and is not really an effective counterspell, since it is so situational. Also cut 2 Light Up the Stage and 4 Skewer the Critics because they often dont trigger prowess. You will usually be casting them after combat, which is pretty bad.

So, you cut around 11 cards, what should you replace them with? Well, to start off put two Dreadhorde Arcanist. It is a wizard and will let you recast spells, triggering prowess at the same time. Put in 1 Treasure Cruise. Although it doesn't synergize too well with dreadhorde arcanist, there's a reason why this card got banned in modern. Because you'll be casting so much cheap 1 mana instants/sorceries, this should easiley be a one mana Ancestral Recall . So now there's 8 more cards to replace. Add 4 Crash Through, as it will draw you a card for just 1 mana, triggers prowess and gives your big creatures trample. It's a must include in any pioneer prowess deck. Next, add 2 Warlord's Fury or 1 of that and one The Royal Scions. This depends on personal preference, if you want a late game play, the scions is fine. Personally, I would use just two Warlord's Fury. Finally, put in two Spell Pierce. It is basically keep safe but cheaper and less situational. For example, it can counter key noncreature spells in a combo deck, counter a big planeswalker, counter a board wipe, or just any non creature spell, all of which can not be done by keep safe.

Lastly, the sideboard needs some work. Take out all the cards in the current sideboard. Add two Pithing Needle. It can deal with pretty much any card in the format. 3 Grafdigger's Cage or Tormod's Crypt for some much needed graveyard hate. Remember, all these cards trigger prowess as well! Put 4 Abrade in the sideboard, as it can deal with creatures pretty effectively and can kill artifacts as well. 1 Disdainful Stroke for matchups with more beefy spells. 2 Mystical Dispute because of how overpowered simic and a lot of other blue decks is. 1 Aether Gust because again, simic is really powered (also deals with lots of other cards in pioneer by countering them or bouncing them). For the last 2 cards, add Searing Blood.

Barbarian_Sun_Pope on American Eagle

1 month ago

Have you considered Dreadhorde Arcanist? It can replay most of your spells and is a really good target for Vadrok, Apex of Thunder late game.

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