Jace's Archivist

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Commander 2015 Rare
Commander 2013 Rare
2012 Core Set 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.

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Jace's Archivist Discussion

AsinineFutility on Bruna Is Bae

2 days ago

You have quite a lot of lands and minimal acceleration, you should probably cut between 3 and 6 lands and replace them with some mana ramp like Azorius Signet, Azorius Keyrune, Azorius Cluestone, Fellwar Stone, Coalition Relic, Knight of the White Orchid, Solemn Simulacrum etc. You can find lists of the best mana rocks in EDH online, these are just a few examples.

You could probably use a few more utility cards, like removal and boardwipes, and remove a few buff enchantments since you have quite a few. Invocation of Saint Traft doesn't work well with your commander damage goal, Pariah isn't fantastic since you usually want to prevent your commander from dying, Charisma often won't work since she'll be big enough to kill anything that blocks, and Corrupted Conscience and Treachery don't really mesh with the deck's theme.

I think you should replace these with efficient removal and some boardwipes; Path to Exile, Swords to Plowshares, Return to Dust, Cyclonic Rift and Relic of Progenitus/Tormod's Crypt covers most threats you might face.

Since you're playing a voltron deck with no way to make massive amounts of mana, Sphinx's Revelation isn't a great way to refill your hand, try Recurring Insight.

Depending on your meta, you might want to replace some countermagic with ways to refill your hand after you play it all with Bruna; there are a lot of draw spells in blue/white so I'll leave that to your discretion, but I think Fact or Fiction is a must since you can get back any enchantments that go to your graveyard and Sage's Reverie works really well with your theme.

I think I'm about out of specific suggestions, so I'll just leave a list of stuff that probably isn't great in your deck and stuff that I think would be good:

Good luck with your deckbuilding, Bruna is a super fun commander :)

j05h on The Wheels on the Kydele Smasher

2 days ago

The Command zone ftw! Trying to build something similar without yidris and cascade and with more wheels, ramp amd eldrazi. Suggestions: Psychosis Crawler, Chasm Skulker, Jace's Archivist, Kozilek, Butcher of Truth

Spirits on Mizzix, the Storm EDH

4 days ago

Hi xSHAMUSx, Contagion Engine is respectable, the -1/-1 is nice for defense. The proliferate 2 is nice. The main reason I don't play it is the CMC6 and the Activate 4. If I have 10 mana at my disposal, I should already have enough Experience and have pulled a combo. CMC10 is just too slow and too steep a cost for me.

Do you have a base deck build started yet? Didn't see it on your profile. Are you planning on running Mizzix of the Izmagnus as your commander or Arjun, the Shifting Flame?

Izzet has a tough time pulling creatures, ie: Arjun, the Shifting Flame.

Some recommendations might be:

Blue Sun's Zenith, Brain Freeze, Stroke of Genius, Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, Jushi Apprentice, Enter the Infinite + Laboratory Maniac, Show and Tell + Omniscience, Arcanis the Omnipotent, Ambassador Laquatus, Grindclock, Millstone, Mind's Eye, Beacon of Tomorrows, Windfall, Wheel of Fortune, Reforge the Soul, Jace, Memory Adept, Memory Erosion, Dreamborn Muse, Jace's Archivist, Altar of Dementia + Glen Elendra Archmage + Sage of Fables, Altar of the Brood, Keening Stone, Mesmeric Orb, Mindcrank, Increasing Confusion, Tunnel Vision + Jace, the Mind Sculptor (Using his +2).

Would have to put together a preliminary build. Would need 1) Some way to survive since you'll pull threat from at least one player 2) Some way to go fast, cheap mana rocks etc to push into the big creatures.

Sorry if I duplicated any there, a couple good combos in there.

I should warn you though, in 4 player commander, it may be tough to mill all 3 opponents, you could do it, but may not be consistent. I think has better mill/control because of the .

MRDOOM3 on The Mindrazer

1 week ago

Chains of Mephistopheles is a not-so-budget card I run in my Nekusar deck.

I also would throw in more wheel effects like Wheel of Fortune, Wheel of Fate, Magus of the Wheel, Jace's Archivist, Dark Deal, Runehorn Hellkite, Reforge the Soul, Whirlpool Warrior, Chandra Ablaze, Wheel and Deal, Incendiary Command, etc.

Time Spiral and Timetwister are also nice, if you wish to invest more in this deck.

For more damage, you can also try out Gaze of Adamaro, Sudden Impact, and Runeflare Trap

Alongside Spiteful Visions, there's also Phyrexian Tyranny, Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind, Psychosis Crawler, Price of Knowledge, Ebony Owl Netsuke, Viseling (in multiplayer, Black Vise for two-way), Iron Maiden, and Fevered Visions.

Some more forced draw you can put in include, but is not limited to: Dictate of Kruphix, Seizan, Perverter of Truth, Forced Fruition (especially fun in Nekusar EDH), Kami of the Crescent Moon, Master of the Feast, Nin, the Pain Artist, Jace Beleren, Dack Fayden, Ob Nixilis Reignited, Well of Ideas, Font of Mythos, Howling Mine, Temple Bell, etc.

Well, I hope that this wall of text I just typed helped to some extent, and good luck with the deck.

SkoomaDaDrug on Shifting Into High Gear (Primer)

1 week ago

A Teferi, Temporal Archmage wouldn't be bad considering it can mana ramp and add extra draw power. Also I think a Freed from the Real would be good for those cards like Arcanis the Omnipotent, Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind, and Jace's Archivist

InchZer0 on Current, Paper Sidisi Brood Tyrant

1 week ago

Edit One (04/14/2017):

  • -1x Coiling Oracle, +1x Frantic Search; Coiling Oracle felt too low impact during as stages of the game, and usually just mean "ETB: Draw a card". Frantic Search is a "free" card, and it can trigger dredge rather easily.

  • -1x Fact or Fiction, +1x Jace's Archivist; Four mana is a little much for a none-creature in this deck that does not immediately impact the board. Plus, this card leaves a large decision to the target opponent, which can screw us up. Jace's Archivist can mess with the hands of my enemies while filling ours out rather quickly, while also filling the graveyard with some of the bigger reanimator targets in the deck.

  • -1x Kessig Cagebreakers, +1x Sire of Stagnation; Kessig Cagebreakers never really did anything of value. If Sidisi was doing her job correctly, then I would not need a bunch of wolves in play. Sire of Stagnation is a powerful reanimation target, and can quickly get me to my infinites. Plus, that name is awesome.

  • -1x Golgari Charm, +1x Murderous Cut; I already have Reclamation Sage and Sultai Charm to deal with individual artifacts or enchantments. The other two modes are rarely of use to me, as I want my creatures to die, but -1/-1 will rarely accomplish much. I can cast Murderous Cut for and a few lands in my graveyard. At instant speed. Seems pretty good.

  • -1x Catacomb Sifter, +1x Putrefy; Versatility is king, and Catacomb Sifter was not very impactful during my play. Putrefy is another piece of removal, and there's no such thing as too much removal.

Roan on A Cure for Cancer

2 weeks ago

Just as a note Cursed Totem and Null Rod don't impact Leovold, Emissary of Trest, Teferi's Puzzle Box or Anvil of Bogardan. They're triggered abilities, not activated.

The totem can still stop things like Jace's Archivist if that's your concern though.

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