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
Oathbreaker 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.

Geist of the Archives Discussion

multimedia on Arcades

6 days ago

Hey, looks good, nice start. Is this one of your first Commander decks you've made? Really nice pull on the IMA packs especially since you only bought two packs and got the best/most valuable card in the whole set :)

Arcades can benefit a lot from creatures who have defender who can make ramp. These help to make mana to be able to play Arcades faster which helps your overall deck because you want Arcades on the battlefield before you can really get going in the game. If you draw them when you don't need ramp then that's fine because they still draw you a card because they have defender.

Battlement and Guardian can make a lot of ramp because they both care about how many creatures with defender you control. As you play more defender creatures the better their ramp becomes. Either one can for instance trigger a lot of activations for Assault Formation .

Wall of Blossoms is good, it's a green Wall of Omens . Wall of Denial and Geist of the Archives are three drop flying defender creatures and Denial is among the best Walls in Commander. Jeskai Barricade has flash and it can bounce another creature with defender back to your hand so you can play it again and draw again with Arcades.

Reveillark is good reanimation with Walls since they have 0 power. Lark also combos with Barricade for lots of reanimation since Lark triggers when it leaves the battlefield this includes bouncing it with Barricade. Arcades cares about when a defender creature ETB (enters the battlefield) therefore if you reanimate defender creatures you get to draw for each one that enters. Brave the Sands is good with Walls, vigilance with Arcades lets Walls attack and also defend.

Budget lands ($4 or less each) to consider adding:

If you like some of these suggestions I offer help to make cuts. Good luck with your deck.

Ascarmillion on Need creture recomendations in my ...

4 months ago

This is my deck list

win conditions NEED HELP

If the link didn't work(im new in the site)

love playing with this deck But i feel a big lack of creatures in the early game, and in the late game i Don't have threatening creatures

Right now, I have 6 slots im thinking about changing: Savage Ventmaw for a better dragon that fits well in my deck. Chromatic Lantern Ring of Valkas Filigree Familiar Phyrexian Rager Geist of the Archives if able, i would like to change geist for something with better stats, but also has a somewhat consistent scry abilitie.

If you have any other sugestions other than cretures, feel free to let me know, the deck is open to change

Bracken993 on Arcades, The Strategist (Budget)

5 months ago

PauperPower Wall of Nets is a good one don't know how I missed that. Yes Freed from the Real does work for mana but not for infinite damage like Pemmin's Aura, and i'm already unsure about keeping it in. Geist of the Archives is already in and i'm not feeling Drift of Phantasms

Thanks for the suggestions i'll definitely put Wall of Nets in.

PauperPower on Arcades, The Strategist (Budget)

5 months ago

Freed from the Real is another combo with Axebane.

Other good Walls are Wall of Nets, Geist of the Archives, and Drift of Phantasms.

Also Belligerent Brontodon is another Assault Formation effect.

hejtmane on Arcades fat defense

7 months 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

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