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Arcan1s the Omnipotent 
Onslaught Rare

Reviewed Oct. 3, 2002

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Judge Bill

The third card that draws cards this week. Unfortunately, this costs 6 to get down. This likely means that it won't be dropped before turn 8, as you need a counterspell to protect it. If it stays down, you're golden, but in the current type 2, turn 8 (or 6 unprotected) is much too slow.
In limited, it's a bit better. A creature with 4 toughness that you can bounce in response to damage. I'd play it here, as the 3 cards are just gravy.
Constructed: 2
Limited: 4


A 3/4 creature for 6 certainly seems overcosted, but what if you could ancestral recall every turn by just tapping him. Now add the fact that if threatened he can return to your hand. I think it all adds up to one of the best blue creatures since the mighty Morphling. This card will be a staple in blue and blue+X control decks for a long time. He is also excellent in the slow Onslaught limited environment.
Constructed 4.75
Limited 4.5


I remember someone saying that "6 mana is a lot to pay for a card unless it wins you the game". Fortunately, Arcanus will win you the game, if you give him enough time.

The idea that you can actually play the cards in your hand rather than pitching them to an activated ability (you know the ones I mean) has sort of been lost in the Odyssey block, but if you consistently outdraw your opponent, odds are that you're going to win. Unfortunately, whereas other power creatures like Mageta or blinding angel practically won the game the turn after they came into play, Arcanus takes a little longer. As a result, he probably won't see much play in standard, but in the slower block format, I'm sure we'll see a few decks with this guy in them.

And before I forget: Yes, he does combo well with the words. I'l give him an overall 3 in constructed. He's fantastic in limited. 6 mana for a strong creature that returns to your hand and nets you 3 extra cards a turn is great. A 4.5 in limited.

Mad Hatter

Arcanis the Omnipotent:
    This card is broken. Period. Broken Blue Bull****.







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