Haldan, Avid Arcanist

Haldan, Avid Arcanist

Legendary Creature — Human Wizard

Partner with Pako, Arcane Retriever (When this creature enters the battlefield, target player may put Puko into their hand from their library, then shuffle.)

You may play noncreature cards from exile with fetch counters on them if you exiled them, and you may spend mana as though it were mana of any colour to cast those spells.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Haldan, Avid Arcanist occurrence in decks from the last year

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Haldan, Avid Arcanist Discussion

Polaris on Can a copied Ethereal Forager …

2 months ago

No. When a card uses its name, it means "this object." Flickering Ethereal Forager will make it a new permanent, unlinked with the cards exiled when it was originally cast. The same applies if you cast another Ethereal Forager; each will have its own stack of cards it can return from, and they aren't shared. A card or token that's a copy of Ethereal Forager won't have any exiled cards to draw from at all, unless it had some other ability that exiled something (for example, if you turned a Living Lore or Izzet Chemister into a copy of Ethereal Forager after exiling an instant or sorcery with it).

Cards that bypass this restriction, such as Karn, Scion of Urza or Haldan, Avid Arcanist , will use some other way to keep track of what cards they're allowed to use.

jessniem on Theme for a Pako & …

2 months ago

I'm making a Pako, Arcane Retriever and Haldan, Avid Arcanist deck. But I don't know what sub theme to pick. I obviously want to attack with Pako and then play some of the exiled cards with Haldan on the battlefield. I also want to keep the creatures in the deck low, to not exile them when Pako attacks. I have chosen some spells that put permanents on top of opponents libraries, as some kind of removal and steal effect.

The deck is quite budget and I want it to be more fun to play than competitive. Hit me with some suggestions :)

VampDemigod on Requesting Suggestions for Budget EDH …

4 months ago

Omniscience_is_life I actually haven’t built either yet!

Since you mentioned it, here’s a list of what I’ve already built.

I have built Gallowbraid, the Pako, Arcane Retriever and Haldan, Avid Arcanist pairing, Jhoira of the Ghitu, Triad of Fates, Slimefoot, the Stowaway, and the Krav, the Unredeemed and Regna, the Redeemer pairing, and I am currently building Kathril, Aspect Warper.

As I mentioned, there are several commanders that have already been suggested, but if something’s already been suggested and gets mentioned again, I’ll just jump it up the queue!

Neotrup on Pako and Haldan

6 months ago

You are correct, you're only able to play cards you exiled. As your opponent exiled them with Pako, Arcane Retriever you will not be able to cast them, and your opponent will be able to if they ever control Haldan, Avid Arcanist again.

Benthehen333 on EDH Under $1 Series - …

7 months ago

Alright, I used a random selector and got Pako, Arcane Retriever! So he and Haldan, Avid Arcanist will be the first new EDH Under $1 commanders! I'll be selecting commanders randomly, new ones can be added to the list at any time.

hejtmane on An interested player wondering about …

7 months ago

I have also seen some experimenting with Pako, Arcane Retriever and Haldan, Avid Arcanist partner with commanders in cedh

TheAnnihilator on pskinn01

8 months ago

I can do foils, yes. :) Cash is fine by me too.

As for what I have on hand, I have the Crucible of Worlds that I would value at $40, a playset of identical Pikachu Lightning Helix that I would take $40 for the set, a foil promo Smash to Smithereens that I'd value at $10.

I'd be glad to do Haldan, Avid Arcanist and Pako, Arcane Retriever as Shaggy and Scoob, though I'd need reference for the art style as sadly the gang has gone through many changes over the years.

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