Codex Shredder


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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

midget_overlord on Lantern Top Card Control (attempt)

11 hours ago

Congratulations on starting on the most "fun" modern deck in history! It's my main deck at tournaments. So, in general, lantern decks main win con is milling out the opponent. A lot of them run Pyrite Spellbomb + Academy Ruins as a backup, and a Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas in the sideboard.

A few things

Whir of Invention is just too good to pass up when you're running that many artifacts.

Codex Shredder because targeted mill is always strong in lantern.

Is this supposed to be a full lantern control deck? Or are you trying to put your own spin on it? What spin, if that's the case?

KongMing on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

1 day ago

Experimental Frenzy also gives you versatility through top-deck shenanigans. Sure, it doesn't let you play the cards in your hand, but until you run out of cards in your library every card you play off your topdeck is replaced by the one below it. Stuff like Perpetual Timepiece and Codex Shredder can remove stuff from your topdeck that interferes with your combo.

Sure, you can't play cards from your hand, but every card you do play replaces itself. Just find a way to filter your topdeck, and it gives Storm/Cantrip/Cheerios another potent tactical option.

RazortoothMtg on Ib Halfheart, Goblin Sac-tician [PRIMER v2]

1 day ago

I think Frenzy is great. Best case scenario, you use it to play a bunch of cards while drawing a card each turn (that you can't cast), and then eventually you destroy it so that you can cast your now full hand. Then maybe get it back with some Codex Shredder type card after you empty your hand to do it again.

Without the destroy clause it would probably be unplayable, but between low land count, ways to shuffle to reset the top, and other topdeck manipulation and the ability to play from your graveyard, I think it's honestly one of the best mono-red card advantage cards for commander.

One thing to note though if you do add it: Fetches increase its power level by A LOT. Getting to shuffle away a land on top so that you can keep casting spells is important, and fetches are 0 opportunity cost shuffle effects that are also great with Crucible of Worlds.

SynergyBuild on Fried Salami

1 week ago

Burgdawg make infinite mana/untaps then Codex Shredder to kill them.

maxwellro on Soul Titans [Need opinion and tips or help]

3 weeks ago

If you still need advice Spectral Procession, Legion's Landing  Flip, Honor of the Pure, Leonin Warleader, Immortal Servitude, and Windbrisk Heights are all pretty cheap additions. Sundering Growth is really cheap and effective in the sideboard, especially if you throw in a spec proc or two. I personally would get rid of the Codex Shredder, Chalice of Life  Flip, Sunbond, and Kabira Crossroads because the time and mana investment is a little too high for what you're getting. Those are just some suggestions, overall this is a solid budget sisters build.

bushido_man96 on Glissa, the Traitor

3 weeks ago

I have been considering cutting Codex Shredder, so I think I will. I like Blood Artist, but if I was going to run the deck that way, I'd probably run a suite of those creatures, so I'm not sure on that one yet.

Can you tell me how Nim Deathmantle goes infinite with the Battlesphere? I don't think I have any infinite combos in here, and don't see where I'd get the infinite mana.

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll be considering them when I get in the cards to switch out.

Enral on Odd One Out

1 month ago

I like your decklist. You might wanna consider Codex Shredder/Lantern of Insight/Pyxis of Pandemonium...all of which are odd-mana costed and allows for top deck manipulation. Trinket Mage might also be beneficial in grabbing any one of your top deck manipulators like SDT. Odd number bombs like Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre will also be a blast. Good luck!

ANemoAcids on daretti king of junk

1 month ago

Let's look at taking the deck into some good directions first and foremost.

I'll start with the indisputable, end to all hearsay obvious: The Chain Veil. If you can afford it, get it. Sell/trade the chandra for it, honestly. I'll list a better chandra further down anyway.

Blasphemous act is nice, but it kills all of your shit too, and there are much meaner, still nicely budgeted ways to flip your opponents the bird in an artifact deck, and find synergy in our cards.

Star of Extinction is even worse, it kills Daretti, any boardwipe that kills your own commander when it's a planeswalker and meant to dodge most boardwipes, is awful. Let's knock it out for a card that helps us a lot more:

-Star of Extinction +Mycosynth Lattice, this puppy is a hellish landscape for your opponents, due to how difficult it is to keep out of your battlefield, thanks to daretti's handy graveyard recurrence (or if you have a forge out). It's something we want to work with, fill up our card slots with synergystic artifacts. Now I know what you're thinking, "how does this help me control the board like star and blasphemous?" Why, my monochromatic friend, like this!:

-Blasphemous Act + Vandalblast

-Jalum Tome + Hellkite Tyrant

-Flametongue Kavu +Nevinyrral's Disk (with forge + lattice)

Also, where is your Trash for Treasure? And I know you know you want your graveyard full of presents for you that make Daretti look like Santa Clause, so let's start filling it and cycling through the deck. (remember! Overdrawing is perfectly okay! It might as well be substituted for the term 'card advantage' with this commander). Tormenting Voice Wild Guess Cathartic Reunion Bomat Courier Magus of the Wheel Chandra, Flamecaller (yes, I'm telling you to swap it for your current, more expensive chandra that doesn't help nearly as much with your graveyard synergy)

These two following cards are much more dedicated Daretti discarding versions, I would NOT recommend adding these until you are comfortable with piloting Daretti, and have tailored your deck to cheating out the stuff you're discarding. The Flame of Keld + Dangerous Wager

Next: Value cards & some more combo's now that we've touched on the utility of Mycosynth Lattice and its two best friends.

Pia Nalaar artifact pump that creates you a thopp for sacc? Yeah, get that good shit straight in your mainboard.

Skullclamp (for all the */1's you play)

Thopter Engineer A hasty boi Pia Nalaar

Scrap Trawler literally pure gold, artifact decks should give their right arms before they give up scrap trawler in mainboard

Crucible of Worlds Now you can discard your lands. Literally almost as valuable as scrap trawler. Absolute necessity if you have the budget.

Trading Post Recursion and utility. Marvellous.

Codex Shredder

Hopefully this list of suggestions helps shape your artifact synergy into a direction you wish to take it!

(you may want to look into infinite mana combo's with Krark-Clan Ironworks or Nim Deathmantle or Ashnod's Altar but I don't seem to remember what to do with them in monored, I just can't remember what you're meant to recur, someone else in the comments should know the combo's.

The easiest thing to do would be chuck a pyretic ritual, desperate ritual, isochron scepter, paradox engine, mana rocks, voltaic key, etc etc and then you can have infinite mana, ping with nin or do whatever insane convoluted artifact combo you want.

Or you can be an insane wank and throw in a grapeshot, mirrorworks and other things that duplicate artifacts, copy isochron with one of your loot cards, draw through your deck with a good 20 loots and 50 or so mana combos, and grapeshot everyone once you find it, but at this point you're turning daretti into a mage and the only thing thematic is his +2 and helping protect/recur your artifact combo's, absolutely nothing else).

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