Imperial Seal


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Masters Edition II Rare
Portal Three Kingdoms Rare
Promo Set 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

Lilbrudder on Paradox Scepter Storm: cEDH Primer

1 day ago

trancer99: Thank you :-) Yeah in the end food chain sidisi is just a bad food chain Tazri. Now that does not make it a bad deck by any means as FC Tazri is amazing, there is just no reason to play Sidisi over Tazri besides novelty and suprise factor. My Paradox storm decks are almost a full turn faster on average. Yawgmoth's Engine is a legit turn 2-3 deck whereas food chain sidisi is a turn 3-4 deck. It is better in almost every possible way.

Losing the 4 cards you mentioned does not hurt the deck much at all as none of them are essential and all of them have budget replacements.

Timetwister is my least favorite wheel by a wide margin. It is easily replaced with Whispering Madness which goes better with Waste Not.

Imperial Seal can be replaced with Lim-Dul's Vault.

Candelabra of Tawnos Isn't even worth a spot in this list imo so replace it with literally anything.

Grim Tutor can be replaced by Dark Petition or Praetor's Grasp, which goes in and out of my list.

These changes simply make the deck a bit slower and less consistent at times, but you will still have the ability to pull off turn 2-4 wins with great consistency as well as grind out slower wins. It is so much better than any other deck I have made. It also makes for a very competitive budget brew

enpc on Lilbrudder

6 days ago

Hey, since you're "the guy" when it comes to Paradox Engine, I was wanting to get your thoughts. I'm considering re-jigging my Damia, Sage of Stone into a PE deck (still want it to be combo control). Just thought of shaking things up a bit.

I currently own all the ABURs, shocks and 8/9 fetches, as well as stuff like FoW and Mana Drain. I don't own an Imperial Seal or Three Visits though.

The original decklist is here: Damia Morgendorffer, however I will start a new list for the rebuild. Do you think this could work?

chris.rodriguez358 on Death is Only the Beginning

1 week ago

At Profet93, I just checked out your deck and it definitely looks really nice!!! I almost went the creature-less route on this one but it would screw with my playgroup's meta a bit too much and would draw a lot more hate. I'll leave some comments on your page.

I have been considering Vesuva and Thespian's Stage and will pick them up eventually.

Diabolic Tutor and Beseech the Queen feel too inefficient for me. I'd rather pick up an Imperial Seal or Grim Tutor if I could fit additional tutors.

Shizo, Death's Storehouse is not needed here because Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed already has horsemanship making him virtually unblockable. I have not come across another horsemanship user and the card would not be useful enough with my other creatures to merit a slot.

One of Ugin, the Spirit Dragon or Karn Liberated will be added once I get my hands on a nice foil. I will probably choose Karn Liberated because of his (-) ability.

I like Overwhelming Forces more than Decree of Pain because of flavor and it being a much more political card. Sometimes you only want to knock down one unruly opponent. Also, it has no effect on your board-state (aside from drawing you extra cards).

Syphon Mind will probably make it's way back in the deck. Phyrexian Arena bounces in and out of the deck a lot because it only nets you one card a round and is a dead draw late game.

Trading Post is a possibility. I'll need to test this out.

Vampire Hexmage and Dark Depths is a fun little combo. I like it.

My grief with Corpse Dance is that I need to keep track of the order of my graveyard. Once people start seeing cards in my graveyard, everyone wants a look and which creature is the "top" creature becomes a blur. I love the card, but the added logistics make it frustrating to use. It might make a return soon and, if so, I'll cut out Necromancy. I'll probably also cut Reanimate in favor of Chainer, Dementia Master.

Snuff Out is there for flavor. I have the version with the Liliana art as well as the Liliana version of Demonic Tutor and SDCC versions of the usable Liliana planeswalkers. I could probably cut it for a foil Karn Liberated, but it has scored me some sweet kills.

Thanks for the advice!! It is definitely greatly appreciated. Always glad to run into another Xiahou Dun user!

Frank_Glascock on Prossh Paper

1 week ago

If you played Carpet of Flowers what would you remove? How about Imperial Seal?

areos17 on Untapping Kills

2 weeks ago

yeah, add in Candelabra of Tawnos, Imperial Seal and Grim Tutor and pull some of the option win conditions.

Lilbrudder on Elf God

1 month ago

For Timetwister you could do Time Spiral or Day's Undoing.

For Imperial Seal we have Lim-Dul's Vault or Worldly Tutor.

Another good option that checks both boxes is Bring to Light

NeoGeo on Mono black discard

1 month ago

From my understanding, you can't have more than one Liliana of the Veil in play. This deck has two fetch cards, and had 4 with Imperial Seal & Grim Tutor, but learned that 4 fetches were too many. A planeswalker is usually the fetch target.

About Duress, I already run Thoughtseize x1, and feel that it's rather underwhelming for a discard deck. Thanks for your suggestions though.

Daedalus19876 on Elf God

1 month ago

Lilbrudder: I swear, the shells for each of your Sultai decks are exactly identical XD You get a +1, of course - as always, your decks impress.

Cards that I might add:

  • Glimpse of Nature (because playing Legacy Elves in commander is fun)

  • Exsanguinate (because even without X=infinity, you generate a LOT of mana)

  • Elvish Champion ('cuz most everyone plays green for ramp, at least around here)

  • Culling the Weak (should be obvious)

  • Trophy Mage (castable off of Aluren, and grabs the most important two artifacts in your deck: Cloudstone Curio for the combo, and Staff of Domination if you already have infinite mana)

  • Whir of Invention (tutors to battlefield are one heck of a drug, and it grabs almost all of your combo pieces though the triple blue can be harsh)

  • Earthcraft (you may not have enough basics, though...)

  • Hermit Druid (since you're already playing ALMOST zero basics, you could get away with sticking in another combo plan)

  • Concordant Crossroads (because the only thing better than Elves is Elves-with-haste)

  • possibly Immaculate Magistrate (although the 4CMC is a touch high, it gets absurd with all of the untap effects here and pumps out power like nothing else)

And finally, I would perhaps look at your Isochron Scepter-able cards in this deck. Although you theoretically have 12, most are bad things to put on Isochron Scepter (counterspells that need a target, Chain of Vapor can be copied to remove Isochron, etc). Of course, you can abuse the stack to still make the Paradox Engine combo work, but it means that Isochron is much less useful than usual outside the single combo.

Cards that I might cut: Lion's Eye Diamond (as far as I can tell, you don't have any particularly good ways to abuse it here), Yawgmoth's Will (I get what you're saying about recursion, but if you already have infinite mana it feels a bit win-more), Voltaic Key (what is that used for?), and Imperial Seal (if you're playing in paper, I just never consider the card worth the exorbitant $$$ cost).

Overall, though, the deck looks really good I really don't have much to add, haha.

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