Imperial Seal


Format Legality
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masters Edition II (ME2) Rare
Portal Three Kingdoms (PTK) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Imperial Seal


Search your library for a card, then shuffle your library and put that card on top of it. You lose 2 life.

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Imperial Seal Discussion

SynergyBuild on Whisper, Blood Liturgist EDH: To Make an Omelette

2 weeks ago

This deck I feel can be made into a powerful combo deck, by abusing Grave Titan effects with Thornbite Staff, and a few other comboes as well.

The main cards to add for this effect would be:

Triskelion and Mikaeus, the Unhallowed for the most straightforward combo, and the Buried Alive you have to put them in, preferably with Rune-Scarred Demon. You recur the Demon fetching Vindicate, then bring the Mikaeus/Triskelion Combo out by sacing the Demon. This means Buried Alive can win the game with the commander as a one card combo. Phantasmagorian can be used if you end up with any number of the combo pieces in hand.

Other cards to add include Imperial Seal, Grim Tutor, Diabolic Intent, Culling the Weak, Dimir Machinations, Corpse Connoisseur, Mana Crypt, Mana Vault, Memnite, Shield Sphere, Ornithopter, Grim Monolith, Phyrexian Walker, Chrome Mox, Lotus Petal, Defense Grid, Dark Confidant, etc.

Some cards I'd just say to look at, but not definitely include are as goes: Toxic Deluge (The best board wipe in the game), Read the Bones, Night's Whisper, Withering Boon, Sign in Blood, etc.

Cards you can drop:

Skirsdag High Priest

Gray Merchant of Asphodel

Kokusho, the Evening Star

Noosegraf Mob

Overseer of the Damned

Skirk Ridge Exhumer

Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger

Vindictive Lich

Malicious Affliction

Revel in Riches

Phyrexian Arena

Black Market

Call the Bloodline

Dictate of Erebos

Grave Pact

Ancient Craving

SynergyBuild on Slimeyfeet v1.5

2 weeks ago

For nearly a thousand dollars, this deck is meh. Run for tutors, less of the junk token cards, Slimefoot, the Stowaway is a fast paced combo deck, more dorks, less of the following:

1x Saproling Symbiosis

1x Scatter the Seeds

1x Second Harvest

1x Sporecrown Thallid

1x Sporemound

1x Tendershoot Dryad

1x Verdant Embrace

1x Verdant Force

1x Verdeloth the Ancient

Slimefoot is the only token generator you need.

1x Winding Constrictor - (This only affects counter)

Add some of the following:

Imperial Seal

Vampiric Tutor

Boreal Druid

Fyndhorn Elves

Diabolic Intent

Grim Tutor

Dryad Arbor (With Green Sun's Zenith)

Cruel Tutor

Beseech the Queen

kdmurphy001 on Dark Alley w/ Mr. Rakdos and His Eldrazi

3 weeks ago

Not sure how I feel about Kaervek the Merciless. He's an asshole for sure but not sure he's a big enough asshole for Rakdos.

Not sure what to put in it's place but cheap tutors like Imperial Seal and Grim Tutor would be a good fit I'd think.

Eon_of_Chicanery on Muldrotha, The Staxtition

1 month ago

This deck looks super awesome.

I think that you might benefit from running the full 9 fetch lands in order to capitalize on your commander. Especially in cEDH, your life total will usually matter a lot less than the deck thinning. Additionally it will ensure that you always have a land in your graveyard.

Doubling Season also looks a little out of place. The only synergy it has is with the 7 planeswalker and it has actively bad synergy with Glen Elendra Archmage. If you do end up cutting it I would also cut Jace, Cunning Castaway because outside of going infinite with Doubling Season he does not really help your gameplan.

Arcane Laboratory also seems like a card that might be too symmetrical. Your commander actively encourages you to play multiple spells on your turns, so it will be harder to break parity with this enchantment in play. If you are worried about storm try Flusterstorm instead.

Some cards to consider are more cheap removal like Caustic Caterpillar and Executioner's Capsule.

Survival of the Fittest seems busted alongside this commander if you ever find yourself running more creatures.

Mishra's Bauble is really unassuming, but it is effectively Phyrexian Arena with upside when Muldrotha, the Gravetide is in play. If you end up running more fetchlands, it can turn into a free Opt every turn.

Demonic Tutor, Vampiric Tutor, Imperial Seal, and Diabolic Intent will all give you more consistency and allow you to pivot from controlling the board to winning the game very quickly.

All that being said the deck still looks super fun to play. Nice work!

lynden on Food Chain Tazri

1 month ago

Thanks for the deck and primer. I have build this deck myself, have all the components except Imperial Seal and Timetwister, still trying to find one.

Just wondering what would be the best substitute for it, am considering either Sterling Grove or Drift of Phantasms for now. Which is better? Maybe both of them in place of the two cards above. Or should I use Windfall in place of Timetwister?

Also how about Zur the Enchanter to search for Food Chain or Necropotence, I'm guessing its not included because the mana cost is too high.

For the mana base, I tried replacing basic Forest with Taiga but then feel the basic forest is better. There was one occasion where I cannot find the red mana to cast Fire Covenant in time though but otherwise it was okay.

Since this deck is often able to produce G,U and B consistently, I am considering replacing Tundra with Scrubland, as triple black is important if Necropotence is needed early somehow. Not sure if it is a good idea though?

Would love to hear your opinion. Thanks in advance.

PookandPie on

1 month ago

I think Imperial Seal would be a reasonable change to Grim Tutor's slot as it costs two mana less. It comes in a lovely new foil, as well.

Anguished Unmaking seems superior in comparison to Undermine; I'm not big on 3 mana counter spells in my own Zur deck, and with 40 point life totals, losing 3 life isn't really any big deal at all. I would honestly think even Negate would be a better option than Undermine as well (as most of the things that hurt your game plan aren't stapled to a creature anyway).

Yen24 on Abz-Anafenza, HulkWeaver Combo

1 month ago

Hello, thanks for the upvote and comment on my deck! Imperial Seal is not required at all, your deck will still function excellently without one. In fact, I don't find myself playing my deck very often because of how linear it is. That's my biggest complaint about the deck actually, although it's a complicated combo, it always wins in the same way (usually starting with Protean Hulk). It's sort of like playing Ad Nauseam in Modern. Oh well.

Anyways, here's my suggestions for your next upgrades: Eternal Witness, Birthing Pod, Dance of the Dead (I like the enchantment reanimate spells because of the interaction with Leonin Relic-Warder), Life/Death, and maybe a Journey to Eternity  Flip. If you get a Birthing Pod, Felidar Guardian becomes amazing, allowing you to turn any 3-drop into a 5-drop. Recruiter of the Guard is great at finding combo pieces and not too pricey. Altar of Bone and Eldritch Evolution are great ways to add consistency to your combo as well.

For cuts, I would suggest Will-o'-the-Wisp, Angel of Glory's Rise, and maybe Utopia Sprawl (looks like you sometimes won't have a forest when you want to cast this). I think Selvala and Yahenni are OK for now, but I like Caustic Caterpillar more than Qasali Pridemage. I also think some of the above suggestions are better than Breath of Life, Zombify and Reclaim.

One more thing, I like the idea of Entomb in this deck (yours and mine), mostly because having a Blood Artist in the 'yard is nearly always better than having it in the deck. I think I will add it to my list, so I appreciate that. I'll subscribe to your deck and try to keep up with any changes, and remember that my suggestions are just a quick takes and you always have the right idea for what will work best in your deck!

SynergyBuild on Tymna + Sidar Kondo Hatebears Boonweaver cEDH

1 month ago

Sorry, I know you don't want misconceptions based on "You look like X, you should be playing X", but, You look like a deck based on Tainted Pact, so you should probably play Tainted Pact.

Let me explain a bit, you run one of each card, using half "Snow Lands" and half "Normal Lands" to turn a Tainted Pact into a Demonic Tutor.

Otherwise, love the deck, list of my fav tutors: Enlightened Tutor, Worldly Tutor, Eladamri's Call, Vampiric Tutor, Idyllic Tutor, Sylvan Tutor, Imperial Seal

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