Geist of the Archives


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
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Eldritch Moon (EMN) Uncommon

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Geist of the Archives

Creature — Spirit


At the beginning of your upkeep, scry 1.

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Geist of the Archives Discussion

hejtmane on Arcades fat defense

2 weeks ago

Ok looking this build over in some more detial you have Axebane Guardian but missing the Overgrown Battlement for even more mana ramp. I also think you should put in Fog Bank it is great card for just holding the line but would not be one of your attackers

Geist of the Archives lets you scry 1 at upkeep and another one to look at Ludevic's Test Subject  Flip you can transform it when you are ready by spending mana on counters then goes from am 0/3 wall to a 13/13 trample Horror just a few options

Other ones that can be helpful Cathedral Membrane

Hope that helps

Jouke58 on Arcades, the strategist EDH

2 months ago


Slagwurm Armor:I like the card, but the problem is I'd have to take a card out, any idea what card(s) I should take out?

Oathsworn Giant:It is a nice anthem effect, but since it is on a creature it'll get removed easily. I'd rather play an enchantment or artifact.

Forbidding Watchtower: Definitely! I love myself some flavor!

Geist of the Archives: Depends if I'll find a wall to take out.

Sight of the Scalelords:This is what I meant with the oathsworn giant. Nice card.

Forgotten Ancient: But he doesn't have defender though.

Conjurer's Closet: Nice! I'll think I'll replace Brago, King Eternal with this one.

Verdant Sun's Avatar: I already have this one in the form of Angelic Chorus.

Belligerent Brontodon: It doesn't let creatures with defender attack though, which both arcades and Assault Formation do.

Bramble Sovereign: I already thought about this one, but it will depend if I want to spend the money on it.

Xynarth on Arcades, the strategist EDH

2 months ago

The list is a lot larger than I had first intended it when I wanted to comment... Anyway, seeing as how I'm thinking of building an Arcades myself, I thought I'd share some cards of interest !

Wall of Junk (card draw)

Living Wall (resilient)

Quicksilver Wall (card draw)

Dragon's Eye Sentry (1 drop)

Wall of Mulch (card draw)

Wall of Kelp (card draw + more creatures)

Wall of Resistance (can become huge)

Amaranthine Wall (resilient)

Hornet Nest (token generator, can then use the 1/1 deathtouch flying as chum blockers, to be explored I think)

Builder's Blessing (anthem effect)

Tower Defense (potential wincon)

Slagwurm Armor (just makes things bigger)

Solidarity (wincon)

Bar the Door (wincon)

Oathsworn Giant (anthem effect)

Forbidding Watchtower (flavor)

Geist of the Archives (card advantage)

Sight of the Scalelords (anthem)

Forgotten Ancient (another big guy)

Conjurer's Closet (flicker triggers)

Verdant Sun's Avatar (life gain)

Belligerent Brontodon (another Assault Formation)

Bramble Sovereign (more ETB effects, tokens are permanent which is very nice. Also, if paired with Panharmonicon, you can pay 1G twice, and potentially draw up to six cards. Could be explored, imo)

Let me know if any of this helps you or not :)

ThyArtIsMagic on No matter the cost... (budget Daring Sleuth)

10 months ago

Sideboard cards:Spreading Seas for TronAny sort of graveyard hate, such as Crook of CondemnationEidolon of Rhetoric for storm, though it kind of hurts this deck as well.Witchbane Orb is good agianst burn and storm if they are using Grapeshot as a win condition.All of these are under two dollars each. For the main deck you may want a few more instants and sorceries, and the Geist of the Archives seem unnecessary. I hope this was helpful.

Axonlotl on Mono Blue Sea of Ghosts

1 year ago

Looks neat, if kind of slow. If you really want to irritate people, some good cards are Kaijin of the Vanishing Touch for repeated bounces and Shriekgeist for well-costed flyers. Shriekgeist also helps with the mill sub-theme. I'd cut Silent Observer, it does way too little for 4 cmc. Lastly, it might be cool to use Geist of the Archives, but I'll leave that to you.

Classiest on Bant Defender - For Those Who Like Long Turns

1 year ago

N4kk1: Cancel is from Amonkhet. According to Amonkhet is allowed in modern and Cancel is not on the list of banned cards from what I saw. So, I don't see why it would be unplayable.

I like Uncage the Menagerie. I can use it to get Kiora's Follower and Wall of Omens, Axebane Guardian (which is essential to the deck) and Geist of the Archives and if I don't have a better search I can get Colossus of Akros. Lots of ways to make sure I get supporting creatures for my board. I don't remember all the searches in this game so it could be poor one just to get 1-2 creatures.

I dunno if I need 4 Assault Formations. The deck is worthless in hand if I already have it on the battlefield and this deck draws very frequently.

I do think Mana Leak is a good idea, I forgot about it completely

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