Alhammarret's Archive


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Alhammarret's Archive

Legendary Artifact

If you would gain life, you gain twice that much life instead.

If you would draw a card except the first one you draw in each of your draw steps, draw two cards instead.

Alhammarret's Archive Discussion

Hexaflexagon on Angelhorde Invasion

4 days ago

Hey BS-T,

Thanks for your help. I've already added in, Hall of Heliod's Generosity . I'll probably keep in Homeward Path for now, as I haven't really played much at my LGS and have only seen a few decks.

Thanks again,


Hey CasualCucumber,

Thanks for your comment. I don't like Mind's Eye because I feel it's too expensive for what it does, and I might be able to find better ways to draw cards consistently.

Thanks again,


Hey K1ngMars,

Thanks for your comment. I agree with you, I'll be definitely be adding some more card draw. I already have Endless Atlas in the deck, and I'll consider Alhammarret's Archive . I like Alms Collector and Slate of Ancestry , so I'll be adding those if I can find space.

I see your point on Bontu's Monument , I'll take that out.

Thanks again,


Hey enpc,

Thanks for your comment. My lifegain package is mainly for card draw, but I'll probably take most of it out for other cards. The only thing I would leave in would be Auriok Champion , The Soul Sisters, and Suture Priest . I'll probably also take out Dawn of Hope and Well of Lost Dreams , because they don't do much anymore.

Thanks again,


Hey Nemesis,

Thanks for your comment. I agree with you and enpc, so I'll be taking out my lifegain package.

Thanks again,


Yesterday on Why does it still count ...

6 days ago

The 'when' was a holdover that I forgot to change. It's the rest of the example that matters. So,

  • "If a player searches their library, they can only find cards from the top four cards of that library."

The confusion is because Aven Mindcensor uses standard replacement effect wording that state you replace the regular search with searching a different selection of cards. It outright says that you're replacing searching your library with a different action.

Some replacement effects do replace an action with something else that includes that action ( Alhammarret's Archive , Mox Diamond ), but it's clear on those cards because they say exactly that on the card.

You are still searching, yes, but searching isn't unique to libraries, which is why this is so unclear to me. We've been able to search hands and graveyards with spells like Cranial Extraction which have existed since before Aven Mindcensor was first printed.

K1ngMars on Angelhorde Invasion

6 days ago

You desperately need more card draw! I'd definitely put a Alhammarret's Archive and Endless Atlas . Consider also Alms Collector , Coveted Jewel , Slate of Ancestry .

I'd highly suggest to remove Bontu's Monument , as for 3 mana you get only half the effect, highly inefficient.

AntF86 on To Infinity & Beyond! - Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion

4 weeks ago

DragonLordJippy 3 mana into the first card definitely feels pretty bad, it feels like a card you want to play first main phase/the turn before you go off, which I know in the video you counted against Alhammarret's Archive . Hopefully for 2 mana investment we get a better return here. Let me know how the testing goes!

MizzMizz on Varina: Roid-Rage Zombos n' turn 2 Combos *PRIMER*

1 month ago

multimedia dude thanks so much, you've given me so much to work with.

I'll definitely be finding a spot for alot of these cards.

I'm curious about your opinion on cutting Utter End . Is it because of the CMC or do you see removal as not super important in this build because it should be more concerned about what it's trying to do instead of my opponents?

About the 5 drops. Do you think Alhammarret's Archive and Kindred Discovery are just too slow?

And is Zombie Apocalypse CMC too high? Even though it most likely only benefits us?

Thank you so much for all this insight man, I appreciate it so much!

mazrimtaim on H: Binder W: grixis EDH

1 month ago

I'm looking to build a grixis superfriends deck and am looking for these cards. I have just updated my binder with everything I currently have.


Valuable Haves

the rest is in my binder

cdkime on double life gain

2 months ago

Couple boring admin stuff:

First, if you have questions about how rules, cards, or card interactions work, please use the Rules Q&A section--that section has some added functionalities, such as the ability to "Mark as Answer" a post to indicate your question has been resolved. I have gone ahead and moved the thread for you.

Also, please remember to link all cards in your question using double brackets, like so:

[[Celestial Mantle]], [[Alhammarret's Archive]]

Celestial Mantle , Alhammarret's Archive

Joe_Ken_ is correct, but I wanted to clear up a bit why this is the correct answer.

Celestial Mantle has a triggered ability. Triggered abilities involve a certain events happening (indicated by "when", "whenever", or "at), and that event bringing about a certain action. Here, the event is the enchanted creature dealing combat damage to a player, and the action is doubling the controller's life.

Alhammarret's Archive is a replacement effect--this means if you are going to do something, "instead" you do something else.

So, Celestial Mantle would normally double your life, causing you to gain life = your life total. So, if you have 20 life, you would gain 20 life. Alhammarret's Archive has a replacement effect, modifying how you gain life--the replacement effect would cause you to gain 40 life instead. As such, you would end with 60 life.

Joe_Ken_ on double life gain

2 months ago

No since with Alhammarret's Archive you double the life you gain from when you gain it would make it happen second. And Celestial mantle doubles your life total so it would work like this.

Creature deals damage with celestial mantle on it while you are at 20 life. You would gain 20 from the mantle, but with archive out it doubles what you gain so you really get 40 life instead.

Pretty much it isn’t a double then double again, it just double what you would always add on.

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