Book of Rass

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masters Edition IV (ME4) Uncommon
Chronicles (CHR) Rare
The Dark (DRK) Uncommon

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Book of Rass

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, Pay 2 life: Draw a card.

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Book of Rass Discussion

Rabid_Wombat on Prometheus: Firesong & Sunspeaker EDH

52 minutes ago

Inner Fire is a nice combo with Knollspine - good call!

I recommend Book of Rass...it wins games (seriously!)

Suns_Champion on Rate each draw engine from ...

1 month ago

Nice! I play pretty casually and play almost exclusively Boros colors, so here's my take:

  • 1) 3.5. Skullclamp is really good in just about any token, sac or equipment deck.
  • 2) 4. The only thing holding this back is the price.
  • 3) 3. Not bad. The fact that you have to pay every time is annoying. Not quite as good as number 1.
  • 4) 2.5. Not a huge fan. This basically eats up half your mana base and makes you the target of Strip Mines.
  • 5) 2.5. Mask of Memory is pretty decent. Middle of the road.
  • 6) 3. Solid. I like it.
  • 7) 3. Good plan, Lifegain to mitigate paying life. Best with Necropotence.
  • 8) 2. Still helps opponents, and normally discard outlets are useless without the deck being built around them.
  • 9) 2. Tower of Fortunes is not really good if you don't have insane ramp. Better options out there.
  • 10) 3.5. Nice!
  • 11) 1. Just play Phyrexian Arena. Use Strionic Resonator for bigger trigger effects.
  • 12) 2. Well of Lost Dreams is actually pretty good, but there are better lifegain effects than Peace of Mind. I like Inventors' Fair.
  • 13) 2.5. You have to be pretty desperate to use this but it seems like it'd be okay sometimes.
  • 14) 3.5. Tribal is always powerful.
  • 15) 2.5. It's okay, kinda easy to interupt.
  • 16) 3.5. I love Infiltration Lens!
  • 17) 1. Little too janky and helps opponents.
  • 18) 4. Because Slate of Ancestry is so good.
  • 19) 1. I feel like there are better ways to repeat wheels. This one costs too much.
  • 20) 5. My all time personal favorite. Humble Defector is good alone and my top two-drop in all my Boros/red decks.

So again, from a strictly Boros perspective, those are my thoughts. I'm sure you can see the biases and the ones I've actually tested haha!

Others to consider:

Hope some of this helps. This will be a good resource!

maccattack13 on zedruu the great-hearted commander help

1 month ago

Honestly it will be a little hard. Each color has its staples that they do and that is really Blacks thing. Only thing I can offer is to look into artifacts that would do what you would like. Book of Rass

DrukenReaps on zedruu the great-hearted commander help

1 month ago

Felidar Sovereign, Test of Endurance, Aetherflux Reservoir will win games for a high life total.

Treasonous Ogre is some of the best ramp a life gain deck can have, it will cover all your generic and red costs.

Book of Rass will provide card draw, goes great with the ogre and a really high life total for drawing more than you will ever need.

Azor's Gateway  Flip flips to tap for an amount of mana equal to your life total.

Well of Lost Dreams more cards!

I'm sure there are more things that give an effect for spending or having a high life total. Try scryfall's advanced search looking for things that include "pay" "life" scryfall allows you to only include things that match the commander's color identity.

Suns_Champion on What should be the minimum ...

1 month ago

My initial thoughts would be to use it for value, but it's inclusion would also encourage me to run Paradox Engine(which goes great with rocks and Sunforger and Book of Rass) too, so I think the 9 I have would be fine in that case.

I suppose I really need to decide if I want them as a package or not at all. At least that's how I'm seeing it.

luffington on Hurloon Brothers - Heat and Treat

1 month ago

Suns_Champion I tried Book of Rass out. You were right. I've won games because of it. Yea. I'm gonna take [[]] out. It just hasn't been worth the mana lately. Dual Casting should go, too. Invoke the Divine is amazing. I'll add it now, too. I'll also throw in [[]] and it's ilk. I'll also add those mana rocks. I really wanted to make this deck purely spell slinger, but it's not working out. So I've gotta cut flavor for consistency.

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor Thanks a lot for the suggestions. I'm gonna try them out now and see how things go.

Suns_Champion on Hurloon Brothers - Heat and Treat

1 month ago

I'm back!

Don't knock Book of Rass until you try it.

You should decide between Stuffy Doll and Mark of Asylum/Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant.

Lose Dual Casting. You have other copy effects that don't risk a two-for-one.

Invoke the Divine over Terashi's Grasp.

You need more lands friend. Even with a 3 cmc curve, you need to get to 6 mana turn 6 every time. 32 won't do. Bump to 36.

The Immortal Sun seems like a good card, I'm going to test it out in mine as I have no planeswalkers.

Second Lightning Greaves and Swiftfoot Boots, Boros Signet, Coalition Relic, Mind Stone, Hedron Archive, Solemn Simulacrum, Tithe and Commander's Sphere. I run all of them besides Archive.

And yes, you have two Radiates. It's a good card, but not that good :)

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Hurloon Brothers - Heat and Treat

1 month ago

Sorry for the triple post, but I completely forgot you wanted suggestions on what to take out for more draw and ramp. My apologies! Here are the cards that I feel could be replaced:

Mark of Asylum - you would do better with more ramp or card draw in place of this

Browbeat - yes you gain 5 life off of the damage mode, but no one will ever let you draw three cards

Scroll Rack - one of the more overrated cards in EDH in my opinion. This card is insane value if you have a lot of ways to shuffle your library, but sadly Boros does not do this well.

Prismatic Lens - There are plenty of better ramp/color fixing options.

Helm of Awakening - I don't think that symmetrical effects are all that great unless you can abuse the advantage more than you opponents can. The Immortal Sun (or any mana rock) might be a better option here.

I am honestly not a fan of Book of Rass. Mind's Eye will draw you more cards for a cheaper investment, but I can see why you might include the Book in this deck.

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