Alhammarret's Archive

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Magic Origins (ORI) Mythic Rare

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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

Drakoy07 on Atraxa's Wrath of Life

6 days ago

Hey ThaneGarrusThanks for the visit :) and the UpVote! :) I appreciate it!

No, I've never considered it, but doesn't Sun Droplet seem a little slow? Or am I reading the card wrong? Great ability to gain 'charge counters' from taking damage, but if you can only remove 1 each upkeep to gain life then it's limited to the number of opponents you're facing, so you can never really max out the potential life gain. If you have 3 opponents you'll only ever gain 4 life by the time it comes back round to your turn no matter how many counters are on it, unless you have upkeep doubling effects Paradox Haze , and life doubling effects Alhammarret's Archive to really make good use of this card. I just don't think I have enough support to make a card like this work efficiently. It would work better in a more dedicated life gain...artifact...angel deck I think especially if you could make use of Resplendent Angel Angelic Accord Bubbling Cauldron Trading Post Would be epic!...chuck some green in there for some extra token doubling effects Parallel Lives to back up Anointed Procession ....ooof! drool! I think I would make that deck =P

Initially however when I first saw your recommendation I thought...hmmm mass counter moving...Is that a thing? If you were able to take damage then gain charge counters you can use Sun Droplet like a battery then use Power Conduit (the only card I could find that could work in this scenario) to move counters from Sun Droplet onto any of our other artifacts/creatures that would love some free counters for mana and card draw. It would be basically the same thing we do with Unspeakable Symbol + Crystalline Crawler / Fathom Mage but very much slower, but it can also put counters on Pentad Prism which is a plus. That would be epic! But I don't have space for these pieces (100 cards and it can never fit everything we want) and to really pull out the potential of this combination of cards...I think I'd probably have to run some untap shenanigans Unwinding Clock . It would be cool to be able to ramp from being attacked with damage, but it would take quite a while to setup. Together powerful, but as separate cards they don't stand very well on their own as they would rely on each other to make any real impact on the game.

Damn I can ramble.... Thanks again for the UpVote! If you were to put in Sun Droplet what would you swap out for it?

Drakoy07 on Atraxa's Wrath of Life

6 days ago

Hey ThaneGarrus Thanks for the visit :) and the UpVote! :) I appreciate it! No, I've never considered it, but doesn't it seem a little slow? Or am I reading the card wrong? Great ability to gain 'charge counters' from taking damage, but if you can only remove 1 each upkeep to gain life then it's limited to the number of opponents you're facing, so you can never really max out the potential life gain. If you have 3 opponents you'll only ever gain 4 life by the time it comes back round to your turn no matter how many counters are on it, unless you have upkeep doubling effects Paradox Haze , and life doubling effects Alhammarret's Archive to really make good use of this card. I just don't think I have enough support to make a card like this work efficiently. It would work better in a more dedicated life gain...artifact...angel deck I think especially if you could make use of Resplendent Angel Angelic Accord Bubbling Cauldron Trading Post Would be epic!...chuck some green in there for some extra token doubling effects Parallel Lives to back up Anointed Procession ....ooof! drool! I think I would make that deck =P

Initially however when I first saw your recommendation I thought...hmmm mass counter moving...Is that a thing? If you were able to take damage then gain charge counters you can use Sun Droplet like a battery then use Power Conduit (the only card I could find that could work in this scenario) to move counters from Sun Droplet onto any of our other artifacts/creatures that would love some free counters for mana and card draw. It would be basically the same thing we do with Unspeakable Symbol + Crystalline Crawler / Fathom Mage but very much slower, but it can also put counters on Pentad Prism which is a plus. That would be epic! But I don't have space for these pieces (100 cards and it can never fit everything we want) and to really pull out the potential of this combination of cards...I think I'd probably have to run some untap shenanigans Unwinding Clock . It would be cool to be able to ramp from being attacked with damage, but it would take quite a while to setup. Together powerful, on their own as cards not so much.

Damn I can ramble....

Natalbee on Build-A-Cat Workshop

2 weeks ago

Moosh528491:
I plan on playing him pretty consistently. He survives board wipes, turns dead draws into not-dead draws, destroys permanents and returns some lands like Buried Ruin and Inventors' Fair . It's true he doesn't work well with the artifact theme, but he does provide enough utility to be useful most of the time.

Alhammarret's Archive could def get some use in here. The life gain isn't too shabby with Trading Post and Phyrexia's Core , either. I'll find a spot for it. Thanks for the suggestion!

Moosh528491 on Build-A-Cat Workshop

2 weeks ago

I don't know how much you're leaning in to using Windgrace, but if you plan on actually playing him, Alhammarret's Archive seems pretty good. +1 Windgrace, discard a land, draw 4. It's also an artifact.

Natalbee on /Kill All

2 weeks ago

Neat concept! Not sure if Muldrotha, the Gravetide merits the spot of commander, though, given the amount of non-permanents you have. I would've chosen the partner combo of Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix and Silas Renn, Seeker Adept (putting in some more artifacts like Psychosis Crawler and Hedron Archive ).

Here's some cards that'll boost your drawing power:
Alhammarret's Archive
Archmage Ascension
Notion Thief
Thought Reflection
Underrealm Lich
Stunning Reversal

HezTheGod on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

3 weeks ago

Arjun, the Shifting Flame belongs in high power. He can win the game with dramatic reversal, high tide shenanigans, Laboratory maniac, and/or aetherflux reservoir. There is too much versatility and raw power with his ability for the mid power category. Arjun himself combos with Aetherflux Reservoir , Paradox Engine , and Alhammarret's Archive which are all EDH staples anyway.

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Alhammarret's Archive occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.27%

Red: 0.07%

Blue: 0.04%

White: 0.04%

U/R (Izzet): 0.11%

W/B (Orzhov): 0.12%

W/U/B (Esper): 0.16%