Welcome to Pojo.com’s Card of the Day
Section. Today we are taking a look at
Runchanter’s Pike from Innistrad. Runechanter’s
Pike is a rare artifact equipment that costs two
generic mana and equips for two generic mana.
Equipped creature has first strike and gets
+X/+0, where X is the number of instant and
sorcery cards in your graveyard.
Runechanter’s Pike is a lot of fun,
especially for a burn oriented deck. I
absolutely love the potential of this card in so
many ways. When used in a red burn deck, it
combos very nicely with Chandra’s
Phoenix. Should the
die, you simply hit an opponent with a red
instant or sorcery to return the Chandra’s
to your hand so that you can cast and equip it
again, and now it is even bigger!
Of course the Runechanter’s Pike is nice
in any deck that is going to be spellslinging.
Whether it be counter spells, milling spells,
removal spells, or even better, pumping spells!
Imagine this card in any decent pump deck with a
trample creature? How huge can it become, and
trample over to boot.
The first strike is key component here,
too. Remember how we were using it with the
Chandra’s Phoenix? Well imagine that
having first strike, and how many burn spells
you’ll be popping off. How many creatures will
be able to go toe to toe with that kind of
flaming bird and survive to tell the tale?