Vivien of the Arkbow

Vivien of the Arkbow

Legendary Planeswalker — Vivien

+2: Put two +1/+1 counters on up to one target creature.

-3: Target creature you control deals damage equal to its power to target creature you don't control.

-9: Creatures you control get +4/+4 and gain trample until end of turn.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Vivien of the Arkbow Discussion

Caran_Lyg on Mono green aggro--is it modern playable?

4 months ago

Pelt Collector stops growing at 4/4, nothing else makes it bigger. A lot of mana generators but still 22 lands. Thrashing Brontodon is a sideboard card because you won’t always have to sacrifice it to destroy an enchantment or artifact all the time. Vivien, Arkbow Ranger or Vivien of the Arkbow is better than your Vivien in the mainboard. I generally don’t use planeswalkers in an aggro deck since they are very slow but since you have 8 mana generators maybe it will work, if you pull them in your initial hand or by top decking them. Cards on the maybeboard can be in your mainboard, all of them. Collected Company can be here too since it’s a creature mash deck.

Optimator on Bastards on Parade

1 year ago

Some potential cards. Most of these might be side-grades or out of budget but are worth noting in the Maybeboard. I have a few of these:


Creatures are obviously optimal, what with elf anthems and counters and stuff. I would try to squeeze in the first three if you can. The tempo of getting your commander down on turn 2 is amazing.

Fyndhorn Elves , Priest of Titania , Boreal Druid , Farhaven Elf , Leyline of Abundance , Castle Garenbrig , Llanowar Tribe , Overgrowth , Reap and Sow , Kodama's Reach , Explosive Vegetation , Nature's Lore , Ranger's Path , Skyshroud Claim , Grow from the Ashes , Emerald Medallion , Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip, Harrow , Circuitous Route


Rishkar's Expertise , Soul's Majesty , Mirror Shield , Zendikar Resurgent , Primal Rage , Heroic Intervention , Return to Nature , Overwhelming Stampede , Overrun , Beastmaster Ascension , Loxodon Warhammer , Colossal Majesty , Rancor , Vivien, Champion of the Wilds , Blossoming Defense , Withstand Death , Titanic Brawl , Ancient Animus , Momentous Fall , Nature's Claim , Once and Future , Regrowth , Wildest Dreams , Road of Return , Creeping Corrosion , Season of Growth , Blanchwood Armor , Sandwurm Convergence , Garruk, Primal Hunter , Vivien Reid , Vivien of the Arkbow , Ghost Quarter ,

Aspect of Mongoose is nice but prevents untapping shenanigans with your commander.


Some obvious out-of-budget stuff here and some lower-powered stuff too but I'll suggest them for posterity.

Llanowar Reborn , Karn's Bastion , Forge of Heroes , The Great Henge , Incubation Druid , Loyal Guardian , Tuskguard Captain , Pollenbright Druid , Solidarity of Heroes , Biogenic Upgrade , Durable Handicraft , Planewide Celebration , Courage in Crisis , Verdant Confluence , Bow of Nylea , Contagion Clasp , Contagion Engine , Hydra's Growth , Path of Discovery , Retreat to Kazandu , Forced Adaptation , Evolutionary Escalation , New Horizons , Nissa, Voice of Zendikar , Jiang Yanggu, Wildcrafter , Vivien, Arkbow Ranger , Kalonian Hydra , Arbor Armament , Stony Strength , Savage Summoning , Hunger of the Howlpack , Soul's Might , The Crowd Goes Wild , Armory of Iroas , Weapon Rack , Predatory Hunger , Primeval Bounty

I have a Drove of Elves I'm not using

Singularity6 on More Life, More Counters

1 year ago

[Str8Enable] Yeah I've really been considering splashing green in. Partly for those dual lands that give you life and also because there are some really good green and green/white cards that I think could work well here. I really want to put in Jiang Yanggu, Wildcrafter , Vivien of the Arkbow , Pledge of Unity , Ajani, the Greathearted , and Emmara, Soul of the Accord . But I'm not sure what I'd cut to get those in. Do you have any recommendations?

The_Oddest_Panda on Counter Kick

2 years ago

Thanks tiagomo!

I did for a while, but then I concluded that Riot was not something I needed in this deck and his other abilities doesnt really sync in to my strat, he can help with the counters yes, but not to the extent that i like.

I'm still currently contemplating on adding Xenagos, the Reveler and/or Vivien of the Arkbow though, I just dont know what to cut for now.

BlackoutX on Merfolk Swarm 2019

2 years ago

Id drop Shapers of Nature , Tishana, Voice of Thunder , Vivien of the Arkbow . simply put they take to much mana to run in this deck.

Also you could put in cards like Harmonize , Opt for card draw and Solidarity of Heroes for buffing (this might be a bit to mana expensive tho) also there are cards like Vitalize and Benefactor's Draught would help this deck type.

wantun on Safrron Olive's M19-Only Blue-Green Tempo

2 years ago

I would like peoples opinions about whether to put Vivien of the Arkbow or Tezzeret, Artifice Master in, and if so, instead of what? I own both of these, from draft and PW pack.

My main thought is that neither of these is tempo - 5/6 mana, 2 or 4 turns defending them just to get the payoff? The zero value on Tezzeret might be worth it though, for one extra card a turn?

multimedia on Complete noob needs help

2 years ago

Hey, what mythic rares and rare cards did you get when you opened your M19 booster box, fat packs and toolkit? Some of these cards can be a good starting point to making a deck because mythics and rares are among the best cards in a set. You have Nexus of Fate, if you like that card it's a good reason to build a deck with blue in it :)

In M19 there's quite a few good card interactions to consider to build a deck around. Here's a few mono colored ones:

  1. Red Dragons: Sarkhan, Fireblood, Sarkhan, Dragonsoul, Dragon's Hoard with Demanding Dragon, Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip, Lathliss, Dragon Queen and other Dragons

  2. Blue Artifacts: Tezzeret, Artifice Master, Tezzeret, Cruel Machinist, Sai, Master Thopterist with Skilled Animator, Fountain of Renewal, Diamond Mare and other artifacts.

  3. White Lifegain: Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants, Ajani, Wise Counselor with Ajani's Pridemate, Leonin Warleader, Mentor of the Meek, Shield Mare, Diamond Mare, Resplendent Angel and other life gain.

  4. Black Zombies: Liliana, Untouched By Death, Liliana, the Necromancer with Death Baron, Graveyard Marshal, Diregraf Ghoul, Walking Corpse, Reassembling Skeleton, Demon of Catastrophes and other Zombies

  5. Green Ramp: Vivien Reid, Vivien of the Arkbow, Llanowar Elves, Druid of the Cowl with Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma, Gift of Paradise, Gigantosaurus, Pelakka Wurm, Aggressive Mammoth and other big creatures.

My advice if you're just starting out deck building is to make a mono colored deck. Each of these examples is a single color using one of the Planeswalkers. The Planeswalkers abilities give you a defined strategy which is a good starting point to planning and building a deck around. It's easier to start out with a mono colored deck because then you can add a second color later on when you get a better idea of deck building.

Once I get a better idea of the cards you got from your box, fatpack and toolkit, then I can further help you if you would like.

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