Grand Arbiter Augustin IV

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

Grand Arbiter Augustin IV

Legendary Creature — Human Advisor

White spells you cast cost less to cast.

Blue spells you cast cost less to cast.

Spells your opponents cast cost more to cast

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Coward_Token on Brother's War Spoilers

1 month ago

The worst thing about Urza, Lord Protector as a commander is that it doesn't partner with The Mightstone and Weakstone, so if the latter gets exiled you're kinda stuck with a bad Grand Arbiter Augustin IV. I think it's still seems pretty fun though. Maybe go for a lot of 1-mana artifacts?

Madcookie on Knowledge pool, Void mirror and …

3 months ago

Does tax effects like Grand Arbiter Augustin IV fizzle the Knowledge Pool + Void Mirror lock by allowing the opponents to pay 1 extra mana (assuming they pick colored) to cast a spell from the pool?

I'm fairly sure it's a nonbo but want to be extra sure.

FartSeize on The archenemy

3 months ago

Coming through with another Nekusar vote. So many ways to turn drawing cards into a nightmare of wheels, milling and counter spells. And a Big 'ol, "Hell yeah brother!" To Commander arch enemy. I recommended using the arch enemy app. It'll make keeping track of ongoing schemes very easy, and also lets you cherry pick which schemes to include/exclude. Not a plug, just a recommendation. If that doesn't seem to tickle her interest, Grand Arbiter Augustin IV was reprinted very recently! A stax,tax, counterspell, hatebears, pile of removal sounds like just the thing to make people hate her.

AggroWithAShield on The new brew

4 months ago

Hey guys,

I wanna make a new deck (got tired of slivers) and I'm looking for feedbacks on three commanders.

The first one is Elminster obsiously a scry theme and one of the win con was Approach of the Second Sun but other than that I don't see much.

Second one is Taigam, Ojutai Master Spellslinger (with extra turn spells) or cantrips.

and my last one is Volo, Itinerant Scholar with the Far Traveler Background to maximise on Volo's value.

Basically I'd like feedback on which one is the strongest of the three, at what power level do they cap and are any of them able to compete in a more cEDH environnement.

If you guys need some background as to why:

I tested with Brago, King Eternal and Grand Arbiter Augustin IV recently and I just loved the colors but I was told to avoid putting that much money (I'm gonna bling out my deck as much as I possibly can since I have like 2k I can put on it) in two of the most hated strategy/commanders since I probably wouldn't end up playing them much and it would be a waste so I picked the 3 others (apparently people hate blinks and stax so...).

Yesterday on Zaraxa + Sproutback Trudge ruling

7 months ago

Also, Zahid, Djinn of the Lamp offers you an alternate casting cost. You can pay a reduced mana cost to cast the spell, but you're still casting the spell. Cost reductions and increases still apply, including those from Grand Arbiter Augustin IV, and command tax.

Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow has an ability that puts her onto the battlefield from the command zone. You're not casting her, so you're not increasing her command tax and you don't have to pay command tax. Whether or not that's fair is... subjective, I guess, but them's the rules.

Yesterday on Wizard’s Lightning and Snapcaster mage

7 months ago

You pay just the .

Wizard's Lightning has a cost reduction effect for casting it. Snapcaster grants flashback, which is an alternate casting cost. Notably, you're still casting that spell for that mana cost. You still get the cost reduction.

Likewise, if an opponent controls a Grand Arbiter Augustin IV, you'd still have to pay the extra if you're casting a spell with flashback.

Guerric on Brago, Value Eternal

7 months ago

A great blink target that people sometimes forget about is Parallax Tide. You can just remove a bunch of the counters so there is only one left and exile your lands after using them. Then you blink it and return all of your lands to the battlefield untapped. It works pretty well. Watcher for Tomorrow is like a better Sea Gate Oracle in decks like this because you get to look through four cards and can get the first card the turn you get it by blinking it with Brago. I also like doing more of my card draw this way, and play cards like Mulldrifter, Cloudkin Seer, and Merchant of Secrets that can repeatedly draw cards. Grand Arbiter Augustin IV is a pretty great stax piece that helps you a lot and annoys your opponents without shutting down the game.

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