Barrin's Codex


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Urza's Saga (USG) Rare

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Barrin's Codex


At the beginning of your upkeep, you may put a page counter on Barrin's Codex.

(4), Tap, Sacrifice Barrin's Codex: Draw X cards, where X is the number of page counters on Barrin's Codex.

Barrin's Codex Discussion

PaperMachette on Atraxa, Praetors' Voice Level Up EDH Deck

6 months ago

Some more cards are Era of Innovation (might want to look into cards that give energy counters as Atraxa can proliferate those), Barrin's Codex , Etched Oracle .

HalbrechtHalbrecht on Fun Book/Library Theme Deck

7 months ago

This is such a fun deck idea! I love seeing creative decks like this — I would never have thought of this myself.

While not a book or "librarian" himself, Skilled Animator prominently features books in the artwork, and he might complement your high amount of non-creature artifacts pretty well.

Similarly, Artificer's Assistant is portrayed as being in a library, and would complement the large amount of artifacts (including the Artifact Creatures) being cast.

As to books, Mangara's Tome is an interesting effect. If you find that there's specific cards you generally want to be casting in this deck, then this might be a way to set up that win-con. A similarly interesting effect is Tunnel Vision . I could see this fetching the missing piece between Learn from the Past and Animate Library, if you have one and need the other.

You'll be casting mostly non-creature spells, so you should be able to put quite a few Lore counters on Scroll of the Masters . Combined with Suspicious Bookcase, this might be another way to push some damage through.

You draw a lot of cards, so you may not find a card like Index to be that useful, but just in case, figured it was worth mentioning!

Some other card draw options for your consideration, all featuring books:

ardilly on Dan Brown: EDH Edition

3 years ago

@ektoe253 Interesting. A quick Gatherer search brings up Barrin's Codex and Codex Shredder, of which I can see Barrin's Codex fitting the theme...

sonnet666 on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

3 years ago

You really want me to hunt through all the cards in Urza block, huh?

Fine, Barrin's Codex.

Also, as someone who's played Bruna, I've really been wondering what about her is putting her in tier 2. That deck is extremely hard to optimize. Bruna has no natural protective abilities or even haste, so she'll usually sit there looking extremely threatening but also vulnerable for a whole turn because you didn't have enough mana to cast her and put Protective Bubble on her in the same turn. You wind up having to devote more card slots to keeping her alive long enough to attack then you have for auras. As far as voltron commanders I'd much rather be playing Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon or Sigarda, Host of Herons.

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