Jace, Unraveler of Secrets

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad Mythic Rare
Promo Set Mythic Rare

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Jace, Unraveler of Secrets

Planeswalker — Jace

+1: Scry 1, then draw a card.

-2: Return target creature to its owner's hand.

-8: You get an emblem with "Whenever an opponent casts his or her first spell each turn, counter that spell."

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Jace, Unraveler of Secrets Discussion

xgaminguniverse on Atraxa Superfriends

1 day ago

mastermew and Paddra i agree with both of you on Dovin Baan, i will add him soon,Jace, Unraveler of Secrets is a good choice too since i like to scry it also removes creatures so it gives some protection. Norn's Annex is a card i have been trying to trade for and ill do my best to get one.ill think about both Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver and Elspeth, Knight-Errant

mastermew on Atraxa Superfriends

1 day ago

Paddra, I agree with Dovin Baan. I would also throw in Jace, Unraveler of Secrets cause when you have doubling season out and then you drop ugin and ult into dovin and or jace ult it's pretty nice if it works.

janjet001 on The Oath of the Praetors

2 days ago

Run Oath of Jace together with Venser, the Sojourner. He synergizes well with the Oaths and Deepglow Skate.

Since you're running Praetors and Walkers Garruk Wildspeaker will help you ramp into your big stuff.

If you need card draw Rishkar's Expertise is super good with your general out or any Praetors, and will get you a free planeswalker most of the time.

Doubling Season would really make this deck into a powerhouse. Planeswalker ultimating left and right. My favorite walkers to use after Doubling Season is Jace, Unraveler of Secrets, Dovin Baan, and Ugin, the Spirit Dragon. If you haven't done Ugin ulti into Jace and Dovin ulti, you probably still have friends to play with.

TearsInRain23 on Curse of the Vampire

1 week ago

A few tidbits starting with a golden rule: Don't play Tibalt. He is a waste of space in the deck. for what you are doing with this deck you will want planeswalkers that can help you set up your commander some as well as help get the deck flowing/ make blockers. Jace, Unraveler of Secrets is good if you cant afford Jace, the Mind Sculptor. Chandra, Flamecaller for draw and tokens. Ob Nixilis Reignited for card draw and creature hate.

A lot of your counterspells ar every situational and seem like they would be dead in your hand a lot of the time. You may want to scrap most of them for some more reliable kill spells. Scour from Existence, Hero's Downfall, Go for the Throat etc. would be good.

Cyclonic Rift is an essential in any deck with blue. Blasphemous Act would be very useful against opponent swarming with creatures. Damnation or Decree of Pain would also be good.

Drastic Revelation is aweful, aweful, and more aweful. It hurts you more than you may think unles syou benefit heavily on discard. You'd rather get a Phyrexian Arena, Staff of Nin, or even a Wheel of Fate / Wheel of Fortune *for budgetless people.

We could get into tutors but the only budget oen worth anything in commander is Dark Petition so start there.

abby315 on Rotation in September - cards ...

2 weeks ago

(P.S: I know this could go in the spec thread, but I figured it would be way too long for a comment @_@)

Ixalan is going to be a really weird set. I expect the prices will be much higher than we're used to, because it won't have Masterpieces OR double-sided cards to drive standard rare prices down, AND because it rotates four sets on release, making null a lot of popular decks like Zombies.

It's been a LONG time since we had a rotation, so I'm already looking ahead to see what kind of big standard players are rotating, and which cards might be their replacement (and thus go up in price). I'm specifically looking at TYPES of cards that slot into many different decks; I'm not trying to predict the metagame, just assuming there will be decks that want X kind of creature, X kind of removal spell. Here's what I've got.

BIG ROTATERS: Creatures

Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger This, along with other big Eldrazi like World Breaker, will probably have the biggest shockwaves for standard decks going forward. Both ramp and cheat-creatures-into-play (/reanimate) decks lose their best payoffs. As a result, I'm keeping an eye on big demons like Razaketh, the Foulblooded and Herald of Anguish, other big impact permanents like Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh and Overwhelming Splendor , and the Gearhulks.

Thraben Inspector and Cryptbreaker

Oof! Two colors lose their best one drops that create card advantage. These are all-stars in aggressive creature lists like Vehicles and Zombies, but have also contributed to a format where a t1 play gives you a huge advantage. I expect 2 things to happen: one-drop proactive action, like perhaps Reason / Believe or Narnam Renegade, gets better; and the two-drop becomes more important. HOWEVER:

Sylvan Advocate, Grim Flayer, Duskwatch Recruiter  Flip

These two drop engines are also leaving, meaning the two drop slot in midrange decks will likely be filled by mana dorks (as they are now), or perhaps two drops like Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons or Glint-Sleeve Siphoner. Might be a good idea to pick up some Channeler Initiates.

Tireless Tracker

There's a lot of valuable creatures rotating, including Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, but none generate quite as much value as this one. TT is creature decks' #1 way to not run out of gas and stay ahead of control decks. While no creature will probably reach parity with its insane snowball potential, I think cards like Glint-Sleeve Siphoner or Vizier of the Menagerie may see more play as a way for creature decks to stay up on cards. I have some hopes about Reason / Believe in this spot, too.

Archangel Avacyn  Flip

The last big impact creature that's rotating. This frees up the 5 drop slot in white decks quite a bit, but sadly nothing really matches her surprise stabilizing/aggressive power. This gives a big boost to Glorybringer. It also may boost Crested Sunmare, which does a fairly good stabilizing impression if you have one trigger on endstep. Also keep an eye on Angel of Sanctions!

BIG ROTATERS: Planeswalkers

Arlinn Kord

OK, she's not as big as I'd like her to be, but I do think that at $3 Samut, the Tested is a reasonable pick up. Red/green/x creature decks will be hurting for planeswalkers, and all she takes is 1 good creature with trample or a combat damage trigger. But don't forget Chandra, Torch of Defiance! I expect her to get MUCH better after rotation, when she doesn't have to compete for mainboard space against Arlinn OR...

Gideon, Ally of Zendikar (and Nissa, Voice of Zendikar])

So the token walkers rotate, meaning 4-mana creatures and planeswalkers just got better, and you no longer have to ask yourself if your 4 or 5 drop can compete with an enemy Gid, AOZ. I think this is a win for Hazoret the Fervent along with Chandra, and I'm keeping an eye on 3-4 drops in Ixalan.

Ob Nixilis Reignited and Jace, Unraveler of Secrets

The twin 5-drop walkers both offered midrange control decks recurring card advantage. I don't know what might replace them, but I know decks will be looking for ways to stabilize and rebuild a hand after spending turns on removal.

Liliana, the Last Hope

I don't know what to do with this because she was probably too powerful to begin with, but this makes aggro slightly better, x/1's better, and replacement ways for midrange to close out a game (without her ultimate) better.

BIG ROTATERS: Removal

2-mana B/W Removal

Grasp of Darkness, Immolating Glare, Blessed Alliance and Declaration in Stone all rotate, and I seriously doubt Ixalan will cover those holes on release. My biggest prediction is that Abrade and Harnessed Lightning get a HUGE upgrade from these rotating, and red will be the color of choice for midrange and control supporting colors.

Stasis Snare, Anguished Unmaking, To the Slaughter , and Murder

See above, except Cast Out is now premium against decks that present multiple kinds of threats, so I would continue picking those up. Never / Return and Unlicensed Disintegration also get more relevant.

Kozilek's Return and Radiant Flames , Flaying Tendrils

Look into getting some Sweltering Suns as the best 3-mana wipe, and Yahenni's Expertise maybe, though I just see a trend of black control getting nerfed. Also, without the above exile effects or Flaying Tendrils, both Scrapheap Scrounger and its foil Magma Spray get more relevant.

I also think Hour of Devastation may get better as red moves into a more controlling support color and maybe kicks out black and white.

TAKEAWAYS / TL;DR

Obviously, a lot of other powerful cards are rotating, too. I'll be missing my Sphinx of the Final Word and Fevered Visions vs control decks.

In preparing for rotation, I'm going to be picking up the following cards for cheap whenever I can:

Glorybringer ($3.50)

Abrade (.60c)

Cast Out ($1)

Vizier of the Menagerie ($4)

I'm also keeping an eye on Channeler Initiate, The Scarab God, The Scorpion God, and Razaketh, the Foulblooded, though each would probably have to go down before I'd pick up over a playset.

I think Chandra, Torch of Defiance, Rhonas the Indomitable, and Hazoret the Fervent may go up post-rotation.

And in Ixalan, I'll be looking out for cheap B/W removal, big creatures with an ETB or activated ability payoff, and 3-4 drop card advantage creatures. These cards may fill holes that deck archetypes will have after rotation.

Agree or disagree with my analysis? Think of any other cards that might be contenders in a brand new standard? Let me know!

averagenovice74 on Grixis Control

2 weeks ago

Sweet Stuff. Very Flexible especially with Supreme Will that I'm a big fan of. My only suggestions is that hand disruption of some kind is warranted, particularly since you are running black. Transgress the Mind or Lay Bare the Heart are brutal against midrange/control mirror. Even being sideboard is good because it will just allow you to autopilot it and could potentially blow them out if they kept a sketchy hand.

The other thing is another win con in the SB like Sphinx of the Final Word, Jace, Unraveler of Secrets, Glyph Keeper where sticking it in game two is just about over in the control mirror and in other match ups are just very hard to deal with.

HydraOoze on Atraxa's sorta superfriends

2 weeks ago

Jace, the Living Guildpact isn't very good, maybe replace it with Jace, Unraveler of Secrets

landofMordor on Is it worth to keep ...

2 weeks ago

Here's kinda how I break down card-selling decisions in my own mind:

Your Giant Growths are too common to be sold or traded, so make a Pauper cube or give them to a nice home.

Your Delver of Secrets  Flip sees a decent amount of play, even though it's cheap and won't be good for selling, so you might as well hang onto it in case your little sister decides to make a Delver deck.

Stuff like Jace, Unraveler of Secrets or Canopy Vista are only expensive right now because they are Standard-legal, so they're most likely to only go down in value. Either keep them if you'll play them, or sell/trade them now. The chances are low that some new set will totally break one of your bulk rares and suddenly spawn a new Modern archetype, so safe money is in the low-risk-low-reward option.

Your Serum Visions are Modern staples, so they won't depreciate unless they're banned (which WotC tries to avoid), but they're in the limbo range of frequent reprints and only moderate price, so this one depends on if you'll use the card in the future.

Marsh Flats, on the other hand, is so popular that it will retain value (like a previous poster said). You can sell them now or 5 years from now at about the same price, unless Wizards suddenly decides to stop reprinting them (which they won't, because it would raise the price of competition and shut off new players).

If you truly won't use ANY of the cards you're contemplating, sell them or trade them! If you'll never use Black Lotus and you're never going to sell it, then it's just a piece of painted cardboard. $6500 potential dollars is still $0 in the bank.

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