Cranial Archive

Cranial Archive


, Exile Cranial Archive: Target player shuffles his or her graveyard into his or her library. Draw a card.

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Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Cranial Archive occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Cranial Archive Discussion

Prospekt on Sultai Self-Mill

2 months ago

Okay so here's a bunch of suggestions that fit Gyruda's requirement and then some things to then take out.

Put in: Arcane Signet, Wake the Dead, Gravespawn Sovereign, Embalmer's Tools, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Disciple of Bolas, Forgotten Creation, Notion Thief, Oversold Cemetery, Skull Prophet, Clever Impersonator, Garruk Relentless  Flip, The Cauldron of Eternity, Sire of Stagnation, and Razaketh, the Foulblooded. The cards in your maybeboard seem good too.

Take out: Cranial Archive, Enhanced Surveillance, Devious Cover-Up, Gather the Pack, Migratory Greathorn, Polukranos, Unchained, Shepherd of Rot, Vengeful Dead, Void Beckoner, and all petitioners.

In terms of land, there are a lot of cheap options to include that will make a three color deck a lot better: Choked Estuary, Sunken Hollow, Botanical Sanctum, Blooming Marsh, Fetid Pools, Hissing Quagmire, Drowned Catacomb, Hinterland Harbor, Woodland Cemetery, Bad River, Ash Barrens, Dakmor Salvage, Exotic Orchard, Witch's Cottage, and stuff like that. Replace the guildgates and bounce lands and a few basics with those if you can.

And lastly if you want to run the petitioners then you should put more of them in, otherwise having just 8 won't do a whole lot for you most of the time other than for fun.

doge1980 on Jarad vod Savo

3 months ago

another one, Buried Ruin can fetch your dredged or self-milled artifact graveyard protection like Cranial Archive, Feldon's Cane or Elixir of Immortality.

FeJex on Jarad vod Savo

4 months ago

you should add a bit more graveyard protection against graveyard hosers. Cranial Archive, Feldon's Cane, Thran Foundry, Elixir of Immortality, Bow of Nylea are some that might interest you.

Harkus959 on Zada Gotta Lotta Gobs

5 months ago

I found that Loyal Apprentice and Legion Warboss make for good additions to a Zada deck, and have you thought about including Spellbook to guard against hand size?

I try to include Elixir of Immortality and Cranial Archive in draw heavy decks, just to protect against milling and to get back things I lose to hand size.

I can also suggest Uncaged Fury, while it is a little more expensive than Assault Strobe that +1/+1 across your board can more than make up the difference.

ephraimctr on Hellbent on Reanimation

8 months ago

I actually really strongly considered Elixir of Immortality . The swing point for me was that Cranial Archive has the potential to shut down graveyard or sac decks in a mirror match. I also haven’t been able to get my hands on any copies of Elixir. Barren Moor looks interesting though. I’ll have to play test it and see how it does. Thanks for the suggestions!

Wolfpig on Hellbent on Reanimation

8 months ago

Swapping 2x Cranial Archive and 2x Swamp for 2x Elixir of Immortality and 2x Barren Moor would give similar effects cost wise, but add 10 life for correction if needed and you keep the Elixir. My mind works like, yea Moor ETB, but the 1 card draw + Elixir being 1 cheaper would even itself out most games. Regardless, the deck works very well, it looks to win fast and no changes are needed. Solid deck sir!

wisegreenbean on DOG MOM

1 year ago

anything that 'stores a draw' seems like a good inclusion. The Mind Stone and Commander's Sphere life sounds gud, but maybe even Chromatic Sphere and Chromatic Star might be worth your time to get your hand artificially empty quickly, and be able to sippy cup your cards back to hand at your leisure. Those might be extreme examples, but certainly anything with utility like Cranial Archive or Relic of Progenitus seems aces. Hedron Archive , Magnifying Glass , Pyrite Spellbomb , Scrabbling Claws , Silent Gravestone are a few other reasonable effects in that style.

Identics on Meren the Regurgitator

1 year ago

I like elixir however I think Perpetual Timepiece will get you more mileage than Cranial Archive I use it in my Muldrotha deck and it literally is a powerhouse.

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