Quote from wtwlf123 they can't attack my dragon to death.
Quote from LucidVision »As someone that was hyped and thoroughly dissapointed by prophetic flamespeaker, I expect this card to not be good enough.
In an agressive deck, it absolutely requires a bunch of 1 cmc spells to be good enough, and might force you to sequence your spells in a way you don't want.
Connecting on your opponent isn't a trivial task... and the magical christmas land of throwing equipment on this and getting a fact or fiction is going to be very rare.
There will be shells where this card is a very solid playable in, but many shells where it's the first card you cut from your deck.
I don't think the upside justifies the narrowness, but it's close and I could be wrong.
Quote from TorontoJock »That's not a minor note, that's a very important part of the card. Being able to cast your removal spell twice before they declare blockers is what makes Arcanist unique and possibly cubeable.
Quote from wtwlf123 »I don't think it works with Delve spells. Delve pays for part of the cost. I don't think it reduces its converted mana cost.