Geth's Grimoire

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Darksteel (DST) Uncommon

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Geth's Grimoire

Artifact

Whenever an opponent discards a card, you may draw a card.

Geth's Grimoire Discussion

Rahvin_dom on Draconic Overlord

4 days ago

Hi Arcan1s_666, thanks for the comment.

I'm still very much in progress modifying my list after WAR. So far it looks like at minimum I'll be losing Liliana Vess and Tezzeret the Seeker and Nicol Bolas, the Deceiver . I'm also looking at increasing the number of instants and sorceries, partially to leverage the new God-Eternal Kefnet . This includes more focus on asymmetric discard sorceries (think Arterial Flow ). Some of these may replace a few of the wheels, because the desired effect is to produce card advantage for me (by reducing opponents cards in hand, or more ideally doing that while also getting card draw from Geth's Grimoire ). I agree that wheeling can be tough when you have one combo piece in hand and few ways to recur them. I use wheels because they force my opponents to discard their entire hands, which gives me a ton of triggers, and because I can Notion Thief to keep those hands empty.

Another answer to that specific problem is to wheel when it would be advantageous to do so even when you have a partial combo. Obviously if you have a full combo you want to keep that hand, but if you have one piece of a combo but you have Geth's Grimoire or Waste Not , go ahead and wheel - you'll draw such a giant flood of cards that you're likely to draw a piece of a different combo and/or a tutor or two. Playing with wheels often requires learning to "let go" of your existing hand even when it has a few pieces you'd like to keep.

I'm also likely to add Yawgmoth's Will back in. It's just too good. Previously I thought I could replace it with Deliver Unto Evil for both cost and flavor, but I think the ideal is actually to just run both. Playing out of my opponents' graves is great, but I'd very much like to play from my own as well when needed.

BlackDeegs on 10Rack

1 month ago

blackieqs Thanks for the comment!

I think I may toss a Dark Deal or two into the sideboard in case I run into a deck running Leyline's and am unable to target the player. As for Geth's Grimoire , I think that Waste Not is just a better version of this card imo. It has a CMC of rather than and also can potentially produce blockers in decks filled with creatures (which are only needed when playing against decks filled with creatures) or can produce mana for more hand removal. The 4 CMC just seems high because in an 8 Rack deck I am forcing them to discard so many cards that by turn 4 I've often burnt through a lot of my discard and while this helps repair it it wouldnt kick in until at least turn 5.

the Dark Deal in the sideboard would be awesome with Waste Not though, and could really trigger off a slew of effects when sideboarded in!

blackieqs on 10Rack

1 month ago

consider Geth's Grimoire just good card draw for 8-racks alongside a couple of Dark Deal I wouldn't run a full playset of them tho as it can suck to draw into one at a bad time

mrdehring on Its a Graveyard Smash

3 months ago

Looks like fun. Just wanted to put my comments in a place you can find them easier.

Not a fan of Ill-Gotten Gains , it allows your opponents to get back the good cards you forced them to discard earlier in the game.

Strongarm Tactics and Smallpox are card disadvantage for you. You lose two cards and your opponents each lose one.

Tree of Perdition seems bad, but might be pretty good with negative power creatures like Death's Shadow .

Adds? Necrotic Ooze , because activated abilities happen Angrath, the Flame-Chained , Burglar Rat , and Arterial Flow make your opponents' discards happen Sire Of Insanity and Mindslicer are pretty mean, but at least everyone is stuck in topdeck mode. If you want to be "fair" you could play Awaken the Erstwhile so at least people get some creatures when they discard.

Malfegor , enables your discard and kills stuff.

Liliana's Caress , and the more expensive Megrim , Waste Not , and Geth's Grimoire , since you are making people discard you should trigger something in the process.

Torment of Hailfire .... Oh, I made you discard your hand and you have no permanents left? I guess this is a Fireball .

DrkNinja on The Pit of Despair: Scarab God EDH

3 months ago

@Darkshadow327 he wants to play discard reanimation, which is why he's choosing Scarab God, honestly it's a deck I've thought about playing.

Also I agree heavily with with the Painful Quandary , Vedalken Orrery (You're too black to play Leyline, lol), Windfall , and Oversold Cemetery ; especially the Quandary it puts your opponents in a lose lose situation.

I'm not a fan of Awaken the Erstwhile.

I also think that you could really use an Ashnod's Altar for some of those X spells to get a a better pay off.

I took at look at my Thought Scour Nath! (love for you guys to take a look at this) deck for some additional adds... here's what I got.

DrowZgam3r on Idle Hands

3 months ago

You seem to be rather light on card draw. A couple card's I'd recommend are Geth's Grimoire and Syphon Mind which would stay on theme.

Other general card I think worth considering would be:

Also I'd say to try and squeeze in a few board wipes like Life's Finale , Mutilate , Crux of Fate or even Crypt Rats

SynergyBuild on Nath "Stax Overflow" 2.0

3 months ago

Oppression , Bottomless Pit , Necrogen Mists , etc. all seem like great inclusions, and Words of Waste seems top notch especially with Geth's Grimoire !

SynergyBuild on Nath Stax EDH help

3 months ago

Oppression , Bottomless Pit , Necrogen Mists , etc. all seem like great inclusions, and Words of Waste seems top notch especially with Geth's Grimoire !

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Geth's Grimoire occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Black: 0.16%