Codex Shredder


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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.

Codex Shredder Discussion

DanielR544 on "Urza, Lord High Artificer" (cEDH)

6 days ago

Fluid1 yeah exactly; you can also mill them out with Dramatic Scepter and Codex Shredder .

dingusdingo on I Walk the Line of Perfect Symmetry

1 month ago

I have spent quite a bit of time brewing with Scheming Symmetry , here are cards I had in various builds that you may find interesting.

Ghost Quarter

Gives a shuffle effect if the opponent searches for a basic, so best used when you are holding another guaranteed shuffle. It also sends lands to the graveyard, opening them up to be hit by Surgical Extraction

Psychic Surgery

Whatever they search for, just exile it. Scheming Symmetry is not a may, so it will always guarantee a trigger off Symmetry, even if the opponent sees the combo and searches a land. This card also punishes fetch lands and will do work for you.

Top Deck Mill Effects

Seen with Lantern. Codex Shredder Cathartic Adept . Might as well as mention Lantern of Insight with these cards, which enables them but also Lantern can force a shuffle with Symmetry.


Ultra spicy tech. Use Quicken then Symmetry at opponents end step, so that you will untap and get the card before your opponent. Just make sure you grab something that forces a shuffle or mills a card.

Miracle Cards

Notably Temporal Mastery and Reforge the Soul . I have found that Reforge at 1x in decks with Symmetry feels great. Terminus is a great solution to aggro decks if you run white.

Isochron Scepter

Can't imprint Symmetry, but you can get great cards for the deck like Extirpate or Surgical Extraction or even Glimpse the Unthinkable . Another card that feels great as a 1x in decks with Symmetry.

Chromatic Sphere and Chromatic Star

You can get instant access to the cards you tutor, and these filter mana.

Wolfpig on Lady of the Lake

1 month ago

Have you considered Aether Spellbomb instead of Codex Shredder ? With Emry that's a consitant draw / control mechanism. I feel like its constant triggering with Grinding Station would make up for the mill. I'm having a lot of fun with that and Executioner's Capsule in my Emry deck.

enpc on Urza or Yawgmoth on a ...

1 month ago

ShutUpMokuba: Yeah, not a fun situation to be in.

As for the deck itself, if you're going to build Urza, the base should be fairly cheap depending on what you're trying to do. If you're going full tilt, the main cards you're looking at needing would be Isochron Scepter , Dramatic Reversal , some sort of back up line (e.g. Basalt Monolith + Rings of Brighthearth - although that card is like 1/6 of your budget so you could go Grand Architect + Pili-Pala if needs be) and then some infinite mana outlet. Walking Ballista is an easy choice, so is Goblin Cannon (which is also a butt-load cheaper).

Then it's a bunch of mana rocks and good 1-2 drop artifacts ( Elixir of Immortality , Codex Shredder , Tormod's Crypt , Relic of Progenitus , etc.) and you should have a decent deck.

as for card advantage and interaction, you have Dig Through Time , Treasure Cruise , Impulse , Ponder , Preordain , Brainstorm , Gitaxian Probe , Anticipate , Mystic Confluence , Gush , Mystic Remora , Howling Mine , Counterspell , Delay , Disallow , Void Shatter , Negate , Dispel , Spell Pierce , Reality Shift (which works with elixir as a backup combo once you have infinite mana), Rapid Hybridization , Pongify , Cyclonic Rift , Back to Basics , etc which are for the most part <$5.

It's not going to be the most competitive Urza deck, but against other $300-400 decks it should do fine.

blake56451 on Emry-Urza Paradox

1 month ago

I've been testing this out, and I like your list a lot! The only thing I'm not totally sold on is the singleton Codex Shredder . I understand its versatility, but why play it over the 8th mox or another chalice? Or any other card? Is it solving something?

king-saproling on Please help me take my deck even further!!!

2 months ago

You might consider trying these out: Vedalken Mastermind (infinite mana and Teferi replays if you can generate 8+ mana with 3 rocks), Isochron Scepter , Merchant Scroll , Fabricate , Sculpting Steel , Copy Artifact , Codex Shredder (recur any card in blue? yes please!), Trophy Mage (grabs Rings), Trinket Mage , Muddle the Mixture , Drift of Phantasms (decent blocker or grabs Rings), Deepglow Skate , Everflowing Chalice , Aphetto Alchemist , Sensei's Divining Top (extra good with untap effects: put draw ability on stack, respond by untapping and activating draw ability again)

king-saproling on Black Bling - My Dream Deck

2 months ago

Who doesn't love some good ol' mono black! A Salvaging Station package could be rad here, with cards like Codex Shredder , Mishra's Bauble , Lotus Petal , and Nihil Spellbomb . I particularly enjoy Codex Shredder in mono black since paying 6 mana is rarely an issue, and it lets you recur any card. Bolas's Citadel could be neat here as well, especially in conjunction with Sensei's Top (together they give you the ability "pay 1 life: draw a card"). Other cards you might consider include: Necropotence , Gonti, Lord of Luxury , Kaya's Ghostform , Mikaeus, the Unhallowed , Cauldron of Souls , Bubbling Muck , Extraplanar Lens , Gauntlet of Power , Caged Sun , Dread Presence , Deserted Temple , Thespian's Stage , Vesuva

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Codex Shredder occurrence in decks from the last year

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All decks: 0.01%