Arcane Adaptation
– Ixalan

Date Reviewed:
October 3, 2017

Constructed: 3
Casual: 5
Limited: 3
Multiplayer: 4
Commander [EDH]: 4

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale.
1 is bad. 3 is average.  5 is great.


David Fanany
Player since 1995

If you’re familiar with Mercadian Masques or Time Spiral, you undoubtedly recognize Arcane Adaptation as a color-shifted – and significantly less costly – version of Conspiracy. The original’s cost is perhaps more of a recognition of the effect’s enormous impact, but Arcane Adaptation’s cost makes it certain to find a niche in tribal decks everywhere. Between this card and Aether Revolt’s Metallic Mimic, it’s a good year for obscure tribes and for universal tribal decks everywhere – sleeve up those Imperious Perfects and get ready to name “Jellyfish”!

Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 5/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
EDH/Commander: 4/5