Imperial Seal


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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

Coward_Token on Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control

5 days ago

While we're on the topic of card prices, I assume that's the reason you've got Cruel Tutor over Imperial Seal? (400+ bucks for an inferior Vampiric Tutor? Jeez.)

(Also I guess you've intentionally rejected Grim Tutor & Diabolic Tutor for their extra cost and Diabolic Intent because the deck's only expendable creatures are Ophiomancer tokens.)

Diresam12 on Skithiryx, EDH's Plague (your friends will hate!)

1 week ago

I stopped updating/sleeving the deck about... 2 years ago.

I used to run some funky mono-black control/combo as back-up.

If you want more competitiveness, in light of recents reprints/promos, etc. Consider the following :Unspeakable Symbol


Howl from Beyond

Some of the Lilianas

Toxic Deluge

Stronger mana rocks such as Mana Crypt, Grim Monolith, Mana Vault, and the lower moxen like Mox Diamond, Chrome Mox

and the better more expensive tutors like Vampiric Tutor, Imperial Seal, Grim Tutor and cutting the fat of the least good creatures.

Or have fun and tweak the decks. It's a multiplayer banlist one-hit wonder with a strong control plan B

Going_Quantum on Oona, Who Needs Faeries Anyways

2 weeks ago

AlwaysSleepy for my deck there are a few things I have questions about.

For right now Candelabra of Tawnos, Timetwister, Underground Sea, Imperial Seal, Grim Tutor, Lion's Eye Diamond, and Transmute Artifact are out of my budget. (I am currently unemployed but will make the changes to the deck as I can).

I am currently using a few cards as pseudo tutors such as Muddle the Mixture, Shred Memory, Fabricate, Whir of Invention, and Tezzeret the Seeker .

I do think the lower cmc, storming route is faster and more consistent than what I am currently playing. Cuts that I think are quite obvious are Dig Through Time, Kozilek, Butcher of Truth, Pili-Pala, Grand Architect, and probably Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas, Gilded Drake, Clever Impersonator, Spellskite, Damnation, and Trophy Mage if I cut the Basalt Monolith + Rings of Brighthearth combo as well.

I have read your opinion on the combo as you think it is not necessary and I'm finding with 5 possible methods for infinite the deck is kind of cluttered.

I have been trying to make changes and will be putting Dark Ritual, Cabal Ritual, and Lotus Petal back in, I also really like how you have Dark Petition and I think I will definitely be adding it to my list since I don't have the other tutors. How do you also feel about Diabolic Tutor in my list since I have budget restraints?


I think I am going to cut Temple of Deceit, Fetid Pools, maybe Drowned Catacomb and 2 Swamps. I will add more islands for High Tide (or maybe not?).

I currently have a few cards coming in the mail that might help with the deck, those being Vesuva, Boseiju, Who Shelters All, and Sunken Ruins (as sunken is pretty self explanatory).

Also , I am curious what is your opinion on Mishra's Bauble? Do you think it would find a place in our decks? Or is it a bad cEDH card for deck thinning and cantrip draw?

I would absolutely love to have a chat with you on discord or some type of voice communication to talk about your deck and the playstyle too since quite honestly I was trying to avoid storm at the beginning of my career as I thought it was too intense and that I would not understand it.

n0bunga on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

2 weeks ago

So what would be the reason a black deck doesn't run Demonic Tutor, Imperial Seal, Vampiric Tutor? Why Unearth over Reanimate?

And why wouldn't a green deck run Green Sun's Zenith, Worldly Tutor? Why run Naga Vitalist over Llanowar Elves or Fyndhorn Elves?

Why wouldn't you run Mana Crypt, Mox Diamond, Mox Opal, Ancient Tomb and other mana accelerants?

Furthermore, why do you feel these wouldn't improve your deck? Heck even something like Dark Ritual should be considered especially if Necrotic Ooze is a big way to win. Ritual into Buried Alive.

I get the synergies of really cramming in creatures that kind of do similar things like Rune-Scarred just to trigger Savra but I feel like you can just get things done much faster with their infinitely better spell equivalents.

I don't think the landbase is the biggest issue, outside of perhaps there being 4-5 too many lands and the come into play tapped land.

Razulghul on Reaver - Silas/Tymna Stax

2 weeks ago

Thanks for the comment elfric!

Scrap Trawler and Myr Retriever were better when I had the artifact lands in the list. I think they could possibly become Serra Ascendant, Shimmer Myr and/Or Sun Titan. They are still great value though so I'm going to test my options before choosing. Trading Post is a great card for once you establish board control, I think it is worth the slot as every ability is relevant. Killing myself with Mana Crypt has happened and the life gain can be crucial late game.

Entomb is fantastic here, it finds combo or stax pieces and can be cast in response to Silas's trigger or at the end of my opponent's turn. Imperial Seal I considered, but at sorcery speed I had 5+ better options in esper and I went with those.

The deck has 2 tutor lands, 7 tutors, 3 fetches and Artificer's Intuition. I don't think that would be considered light on shuffle effects? Tolaria West might be better as a basic but tutoring for ramp/shuffle or more importantly Pact of Negation is worth the slot if it stops an opponent from winning next turn imo. Artificer's Intuition is one of the best cards in the deck, discarding stax pieces into ramp or finding Aether Spellbomb/Nihil Spellbomb/Pithing Needle wins games. I have beat some fairly tuned decks to death with aether spellbomb especially.

Chain of Vapor is great imo. cEDH deck at trying to go off T2-T4, one CC disruption is necessary . Generally I don't see people sac a land but if they did and returned a stax piece to my hand unless they are still winning that turn they are either helping the other two players on their turns or passing to me and I will replay the card and they will still be one more land behind if I put out a tax card.

Hope of Ghirapur seems really slow/bad to me. I mean T2 it might stop on player from casting spells but there are better cards imo. I'd rather run something like Orim's Chant personally which can stop a multitude of decks from going off.

Mishra's Workshop would be great here if we had the 2cc ramp package of signets/talismans. Colorless mana is a non issue from my experience with the deck as it is and it's extremely important to fix colors by T2. Inventors' Fair will probably come out for the same reason.

Board wipes seem useless against most of the cEDH decks I'm seeing, I'd rather run more single target removal that will take out a combo piece without destroying my board. Cataclysm is the closest thing to a board wipe in the deck, but it allows me to save Silas and Tymna which creates a good spot to win from.

Dunno about ravager yet, it's a test more than anything but it does get turned off by Cursed Totem which is one of the strongest cards in the deck. So we will see.

EDH_Fanatic on Breakfast Hulk

3 weeks ago

Hey there Surreality Foil could be a budget Force of Will. As for Imperial Seal, Cruel Tutor serves the exact same function at the cost of additional mana. Sadly I couldn't find budget alternatives for the other cards.

Surreality on Breakfast Hulk

3 weeks ago


I'm on a bit of a budget trying to build this deck and have a few more cards that I can't afford then most people. I am missing Imperial Seal, Timetwister, Force of Will, Noble Hierarch and Mox Diamond. I threw in Krosan Reclamation for the twister and Muddle the Mixture for the imperial seal because I saw that you had commented those suggestions to other people on a budget. I was wondering if you could suggest some replacements for the other 3 cards.

Thank you so much

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