Geist of the Archives

Legality

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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Eldritch Moon (EMN) Uncommon

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Geist of the Archives

Creature — Spirit

Defender

At the beginning of your upkeep, scry 1.

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Geist of the Archives Discussion

Bracken993 on Arcades, The Strategist (Budget)

1 week 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)

1 week 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

2 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

Jouke58 on Arcades, the strategist EDH

4 months ago

Xynarth,

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

4 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 :)

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