Draft Priority: 5
Stack Status: *6*
Boss. Arcanis sees play all over the place but is more at home in the stack. In some stacks without ample countermagic, Arcanis might actually be a bit oppressive, but I would have to see it to believe it.
With infinite mana, Arcanis goes from being that cool-but-corny guy who can give you all kinds of trivia on demand into the intellectual equivalent of The Terminator. Sure, you can slow him down, you can make him pause shortly, but he’ll be back, and after a short time he’s going to drive a handful of cards through the poorly-constructed façade of your board position and reduce your whole existence to ruin.
Overall: Five awesome original flavor texts that they made worse later out of five