Jace's Archivist

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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
Commander 2015 (C15) Rare
Commander 2013 (C13) Rare
2012 Core Set (M12) Rare

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Jace's Archivist

Creature — Vedalken Wizard

, : Each player discards his or her hand, then draws cards equal to the greatest number of cards a player discarded this way.

Jace's Archivist Discussion

maddjackyl on The Altered Beast

1 week ago

Thoughts on deck construction and how the deck played:

Fade Away is great budget but could use be upgraded to Cyclonic Rift / Blasphemous Act / Star of Extinction

Some more early game plays: Gilded Drake , Nev's disk, Oblivion Stone .

I would have included Ashiok, Dream Render , however most of my playgroups have Graveyard strategies included, and i don't want to be that guy.

I originally built with intent to run Desecrated Tomb . When it was played I found it to be too slow and didn't provide a lot of value. It was really gimmiky and really only ever netted me 2 bats over 15+ games.

Even though there is plenty of draw, wheel effects could help get things in the GY more quickly. i.e. Windfall , Wheel of Fate , Magus of the Wheel , Jace's Archivist , Reforge the Soul , etc.

You could also include cards like rise of the dark realms, or command the dread horde for added graveyard recursion, and a way to propel yourself to the front of the game after a major board wipe like In Garruk's Wake .

WickedlyRested on "And now I sac my 7 Doom Engines to Ashnod's..."

1 week ago

I would also recommend a wheel effect or two, just because their great card draw and can really mess up your opponents (the downside being that you can accidentally help your opponents, I'd use them as a political tool). Cards like: Echo of Eons , Jace's Archivist , Time Spiral , Windfall , or the OG Wheel of Fortune .

Gilbobaggins on Back To The Old Grind

2 weeks ago

What do you think about Psychic Corrosion and Jace's Archivist . It has potential to be a nice little combo

Somedutch on Wall Tribal Mill

3 weeks ago

God I almost forgot about Phenax. Tried really hard to make him work in standard when he first came around. I think you certainly have something going on here, but I'm not 100% sure wall tribal is the way to go about it. I would try to look more towards cards thats power/toughness care about how much is in the opponent's graveyard. Some good examples could be Consuming Aberration , Wight of Precinct Six , Mortivore , The Haunt of Hightower , Nighthowler , and Sewer Nemesis . I like the untapping options you have going, and I would recommend considering adding in some more draw + mill options like Sire of Stagnation , and Jace's Archivist , as well as including some copy mechanics like Lazav, Dimir Mastermind , Gigantoplasm , and Clever Impersonator to have more good stuff going at all times. Hope that all helps. Good luck on the milling!

multimedia on Niv-Maniac at the Wheel

3 weeks ago

Hey, if playing wheel effects then Narset, Parter of Veils preventing your opponents from drawing, but you still draw is busted. Windfall is another wheel and Jace's Archivist can be a repeatable Windfall. Whirlpool Warrior is two wheels.

Brainstorm , Ponder , Izzet Charm , Frantic Search are all good budget low mana cost draw. Talisman of Creativity and Izzet Signet are budget two drop Izzet mana rocks. If you enchant Niv with Curiosity or Ophidian Eye and then draw a card it creates a loop, an infinite combo, that draws your deck and kills your opponents. Good luck with your deck.

TheMazter13 on Poison

1 month ago

Play more Wheel of Fortune s. If you want people to draw cards, then have them draw cards. Even Timetwister effects that shuffle everything back in first. Also, maybe cut some horrible, awful, terrible, no-good infect cards for things that are more... playable. You do not need other creatures with infect. The only creature you need with infect is Nekusar, and that is done with Phyresis I know. Cut infect creatures for repeatable windfalls like Jace's Archivist , cards that interact with discard, cards that have a "Whenever a player draws a card...", or cards like Psychosis Crawler that also do well with Phyresis.

Some cards you could try out could be Folio of Fancies , Opportunity , or even Midnight Clock can be played with. Sometimes you have to think about targeted card draw. If a player is at 7 poison, Opportunity targetting them kills them. Sometimes you have to say "Ancestral Recall targeting you" especially if it wins

Danteswill02 on B/U Phenax mill wall EDH

2 months ago

Okay so thanks for commenting Fallerup Voltaire26 so in playing mill decks obviously there is a problem of cards with when something goes to grave put it back in library and exile is needed for that issue but what i tried to do is when i go off and they have those couple cards that wont go in grave in trying to make them draw those cards into there death with Jace's Archivist Windfall Jace Beleren Forced Fruition . Now i agree with potentually dropping jace for combo pieces with Tunnel Vision . I absolutely love the thought of Bitter Ordeal in this didnt know about that card. The sadist requires 3 black sources and until I nearly hit the full kicker price would i really have the three black. Im trying to play as many blue mana sources for the Freed from the Real or Pemmin's Aura combos along with most the spells needing blue. Though dont get me wrong i understand how powerful that exile would be and ill be thinking about it for a bit. As for the rain over discovery I play against artifacts so being able to make them return like a Mycosynth Lattice (if its the biggest like it is if he's rushing me) when he tries to Hurkyl's Recall is solid. if you look at the number of three drops i really want out on turn three Notion Rain would feel like a turn set back compaired to doing it for one less card and keeping 2 life on turn 2 that has less options to play for that turn. As for the Fleet Swallower i just have no idea where to put him

Cartrix on The Notion Thief's Windfall

2 months ago

Hmmm I might use the Blustersquall from my maybe board to avoid chump blockers. But the Lightning Greaves is definitely a good suggestion for speed alone. Especially if I decide to put the Jace's Archivist in.

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Jace's Archivist occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

UBR (Grixis): 0.58%