Dreadhorde Arcanist

Dreadhorde Arcanist

Creature — Zombie Wizard


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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Dreadhorde Arcanist Discussion

DeVerbalen on Ontogeny Recapitulates Phylogeny

2 weeks ago

This deck is actually pretty neat for a zombie deck, most of them are kinda clunky but I can see this being really fun. I do think Aether Vial is not the best fit in this deck. The mana cost heavily fluctuates between 1 and 5, so I imagine it being a though call to put an extra counter on it during ukeep. Maybe you could add in 2-4 copies of Inquisition of Kozilek and splash some red to allow Dreadhorde Arcanist a place in the deck. With this much hand disruption you could easily play Liliana, the Last Hope as a fun planeswalker to keep in touch with the zombie theme

lagotripha on Ontogeny Recapitulates Phylogeny

2 weeks ago

I feel like leaning far harder into 1 and 2 drops would make the pyre/Vial/Crawler setup a lot stronger. Just 'fetch a zombie from your deck each turn' is pretty strong.

Undead Augur Draws cards, likes sacrifice, on type&theme, cmc right for gravecrawler.

Cryptbreaker ditto, but also a 1 drop.

Worth considering;

Black Cat / Miasmic Mummy / Rotting Rats Forces a discard and sets up for a 'go to 3 mana' turn. Amazing for getting grindy.

Dreadhorde Arcanist strongest zombie and recurring thoughtsieze is good- plays into a spells matter theme with Unearth

Corpse Knight / Wayward Servant for gravecrawler drain if the deck shifts towards W/B, with vial/pyre easing the splash.

Tidehollow Sculler Hand disruption is goood

zapyourtumor on Brazen Blue Moon

3 weeks ago

The list looks solid. Have you considered Force of Negation ? Also maybe 1 Spell Snare .

How has Bonecrusher Giant been working out for you? I know it's ubiquitous in standard but I feel like more counterspells or something like Dreadhorde Arcanist / Sprite Dragon / Thing in the Ice  Flip (which lets you reuse borrower and snappy) might be better. I'd probably lean towards Thing or Dreadhorde since the deck doesn't feel aggressive enough for Sprite though.

Barbarian_Sun_Pope on Izzet spells

1 month ago

17 lands is reeeeally low considering the cost of some of your cards. Have you considered Dreadhorde Arcanist ? I can get more use out of most your spells in the graveyard (combos with Maximize Velocity for the rest. Hope this helps.

Barbarian_Sun_Pope on Mardu StonePyro Arcanist

1 month ago

Nice deck, I like the versatility here (+1). Do you think Kiln Fiend would fit here? I've found that it works really well with the Dreadhorde Arcanist =)

Sorin_Markov_1947 on Historic Feather - Mystical Archive Cantrips

1 month ago

Good list! Have you thought about Reckless Rage over your current burn? The two damage doesn't matter very often in my experience and it targets your own creature. I also think some better payoffs like Tenth District Legionnaire or even the new Leonin Lightscribe would work. Bonecrusher Giant isn't good solely as burn and you really never want to be targeting him with your spells.

Why The Royal Scions , btw? It doesn't seem to have much synergistic value except with Dreadhorde Arcanist .

In the manabase, it seems like you're going with a pathway/shock manabase, but check/shock is better, or fastland/check/shock. Snarl/Fabled Passage/basics/shock could also work, but that's a lot of opportunity for tapped lands. If you're just using the lands you have though, that's understandable. I would take out some blue/white lands for more red though, as the color pie in the top right of the page is pretty off atm.

DMFF on Blitz Wizards MH2

2 months ago

Not a bad idea. Dreadhorde Arcanist would most likely need to replace Snapcaster Mage or put both of them to 2. I like that Snappy has flash, but Arcanist can recast our bolts for free. Completely forgot about the Arcanist, thanks for the recommendation!

Lowenstein on A few TSR foils and …

2 months ago

I've got foil Dreadhorde Arcanist , Tidehollow Sculler , and Treasure Cruise .

I also have 4 Japanese Serra Ascendant from Iconic Masters.

Looking to sell or trade. I sell a ton on ebay, but I thought I would put it up here too. Lmk if you're interested,

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