Codex Shredder


Format Legality
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Return to Ravnica (RTR) Uncommon

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Codex Shredder


{T}: Target player puts the top card of his or her library into his or her graveyard.

5, {T}, Sacrifice Codex Shredder: Return target card from your graveyard to your hand.

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Codex Shredder Discussion

Archwizard on Prepare Your Salami for the Azami

3 weeks ago


This deck wins by either:

A) Getting Paradox Engine online and making a lot of mana (not necessarily "infinite") and then using either Codex Shredder or Stroke of Genius as an outlet for your untaps or mana (depends on the outlet you use).

B) Getting Isochron Scepter with Dramatic Reversal to make "infinite" mana and then using the same outlets (Shredder or Stroke) for your untaps / mana.

Infinite Timetwister loops are possible with this deck, but are more of a cute feature considering Codex Shredder is what makes the loops possible. Since Shredder is one of our outlets we will usually just use it as an outlet rather than use it for a loop, however if we are playing against some sort of graveyard strategy then it may be in our best interest to use the Timetwister loop to guarantee than we can Stroke of Genius everyone to death. Even in this scenario we have plenty of ways of recurring Stroke without using the loop. We have Twister, Time Spiral and Snapcaster Mage all as ways to loop our Stroke without using the infinite loop I'm about about to explain.

The loop requires that you have some way to draw your deck and a way to create a lot of mana. Once you have a way of doing so, the loop goes as follows.

  1. Draw most of your deck.
  2. Cast Codex Shredder.
  3. Cast whichever spells you want to keep looping. (Usually Stroke of Genius)
  4. Cast Timetwister.
  5. Use Codex Shredder's second ability to return Timetwister from your graveyard to your hand.
  6. From here you can draw your deck again and recast any spells you may want want to recur.
  7. Cast Timetwister from your hand (This one will shuffle the Codex Shredder you sacrificed into your library).
  8. Repeat steps 1 - 7 until your opponents are dead.

Archwizard on Archwizard

1 month ago

Hi Yangus93,

I'm glad you enjoy my decklist! I am currently working on my Azami primer which will offer a more in depth description of the combos that I play in my Azami list, however I can give you a quick run down here.

Paradox Engine + Azami: This usually allows us to draw our entire deck so long as we can keep generating mana and casting spells.

Isochron Scepter + Dramatic Reversal: This allows us to generate infinite mana and infinite untaps with our mana rocks. Once we have infinite mana we can cast Azami and draw our deck.

Once we have infinite mana and infinite untaps at our disposal we can use either Codex Shredder or Stroke of Genius to kill our opponents.

Hopefully that answers your question. I will have a more in depth explanation in the primer.

Roryrai on Muldrotha's Gravetide-al Wave

1 month ago

Like you, I also pulled a foil and non-foil Muldrotha from my box, so I've been working on building it as well. I'm going to second the suggestions of Caustic Caterpillar, Seal of Primordium, Necromancy, Pernicious Deed, Merciless Executioner, Fleshbag Marauder, and Shriekmaw. I'll also add in Nihil Spellbomb, Aether Spellbomb, and Seal of Removal to that list. I've recently been testing Codex Shredder and it seems pretty decent. Contamination can lock anyone not playing black out of the game forever. Fetch lands are also very powerful.

A bit higher on the budget spectrum, Survival of the Fittest, Intuition, and Lion's Eye Diamond are all really unfair when combined with Muldrotha.

I've been theorycrafting a budgetless list if you want to look at that for other suggestions as well.

Bchong on Brain Fart Stax

2 months ago

Ok those cards make a lot more sense now... I have actually used so many of the cards in your deck kind of funny seeing somebody seriously playing lantern control... I kind of did it when I played eggs just because Codex Shredder and Pyxis of Pandemonium were wincons in my deck and I played Counterbalance because it is a soft lock on storm decks.

Maybe you want something like Toxic Deluge its just good removal and you're aren't going to be paying more than 2 or 3. Lim-Dul's Vault is also a very strong tutor and it synergies well with Counterbalance and self mill. And if you are willing to shell out $50 then Yawgmoth's Will is a great card in general.

Also Etherium Sculptor seems a bit weak. I am saying this just from seeing my friends kess deck he casts Ad Nauseam he wins anyways and most of your artifacts are 0 and 1 drops...if you are casting Paradox Engine then mana reduction doesn't matter anyways. I guess this is a meta call but you don't really have any graveyard hate, Nihil Spellbomb is a good flex pick. Preordain maybe? Night of Souls' Betrayal if there are hatebears around.

If you want some more random stax pieces... Zur's Weirding Shared Fate Knowledge Pool Omen Machine total meme pieces. And one's that go with your anti drawing theme.

Bchong on Cracking a Hurricane

2 months ago

Jhoira is kind of an all in CMDR here are some suggestions in that all in route. Your mana curve is way too high you need to take out all of your mana rocks that are 3 and above. Take out all of your creatures except the mana reducers, 0 mana ones, Scrap Trawler, and Walking Ballista. Metalworker and Lotus Bloom is honestly way too slow. Take out Storm the Vault  Flip Power Artifact Alhammarret's Archive Thoughtcast Blinkmoth Infusion Wayfarer's Bauble Jaya's Immolating Inferno Cyclonic Rift. And go down to like 25 lands.

And then just put in Semblance Anvil Chromatic Sphere Codex Shredder Helm of Awakening Memory Jar Windfall Wheel of Fortune Chain of Vapor Mental Misstep Myr Retriever Frantic Search Gamble Riddlesmith Tormod's Crypt Artificer's Intuition Sensei's Divining Top Defense Grid Pentad Prism Junk Diver Force of Will Ponder Preordain Aether Spellbomb Pyrite Spellbomb Void Snare Red Elemental Blast Pyroblast and slot in any number of counter spells and bounce spells...

these are just a few suggestions think of them what you will. But just know that Jhoia is going to be targeted super hard. A lot of the cards are just win more cards but the things is that once you ever get to resolve a jhoria and play a turn it should be a guaranteed win. And your only other trouble will be taxes and or stax pieces like Blind Obedience and those will basically make your lose almost 100% unless you have removal which you don't have enough.

Funkydiscogod on Thought Scour in another color?

2 months ago

The closest I could find would be Vessel of Nascency, Crop Sigil, Shriekhorn and Codex Shredder.

How close it is, depends on what you're trying to do.

Bchong on Rashmi Stax EDH

2 months ago

Probably don't want to be running Arcane Laboratory it hurts you way too much. You should also run some more actual stax cards your not really slowing anyone down enough. So run something like Root Maze or other effects that tax. So base it off of your meta what stax pieces you are going to get, if there are a lot of creatures then its probably better for you to just run removal spells than trying to use stax, and if there are a lot of combos or storm then run stax or run Mystic Remora.

You should also take out your Counterbalance your mana curve is way too spread out for you to effectively use it. If you want to use it be smart about it since unless you are playing against sotrm then it is probably not going to do much...I played this card vs storm and other combo decks and it only worked because I was playing eggs with a shit ton of library manipulation...Codex Shredder Pyxis of Pandemonium Scroll Rack and all of my eggs.

kamelyan on Blue ETB Wizards

2 months ago

Maybe you'd also like Trophy Mage.

I don't think you should run Aphetto Alchemist. He really just wants to combo with Illusionist's Bracers, Mind Over Matter, and things that tap, like Prodigal Sorcerer, Codex Shredder, and Temple Bell

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