Jace's Archivist

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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Set Rarity
Commander 2015 (C15) Rare
Commander 2013 (C13) Rare
2012 Core Set (M12) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Modern Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Noble Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Unformat Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Leviathan Legal

Jace's Archivist occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

UBR (Grixis): 0.58%

Jace's Archivist Discussion

0rc on The Mind Shredder

5 days ago

Nice build. I run a similar deck lead by Mairsil, the Pretender, in which Oona is a primary win con. My two cents: resolving a Devastation Tide, Wash Out or Cyclonic Rift before a wheel effect, such as provided by Jace's Archivist, Wheel and Deal, or Windfall (you are already running this) is enough to ruin anyone’s game. Couple it with Notion Thief (which you are already running) or Narset, Parter of Veils, and you have all-but won as you opponents are left with little to no hand. Run Reanimate for more recursion options. Have fun!

Azureus on Shark/Human draw/discard

1 week ago

Thank you for your suggestions! I love that Jace's Archivist :D

Meachman on The Low-cost God

1 month ago

This looks like a solid budget build.

Unfortunately both of these have recently gone up in $$, but AEtherize and Jace's Archivist feel like they work well in this deck. Bounce your opponent's creatures and then force discard at instant speed.

Nivix Guildmage is a versatile creature that's more repeatable than Desolate Lighthouse and also lets you get extra value off your spells.

Given how much discard you have, I imagine that some graveyard recursion could be useful. You already have good flashback cards, but even adding just Mystic Retrieval is probably useful.

demorome on Pretending to be Mairsil (Deck in Progress)

2 months ago

Fellwar Stone and Barl's Cage would be fairly flavorful inclusions, though they probably won't do any impactful combos. To enable Mairsil, you might want some more cards to dump cards into your graveyard, like Buried Alive, Jace's Archivist, Entomb, Thrill of Possibility or Frantic Search. Something to protect him and give him haste, like Lightning Greaves, could also come in handy.

ProximaNova on The Locust Lord

2 months ago

You might want Impact Tremors, Whirlpool Warrior, Jace's Archivist, Niv-Mizzet, Parun, Magus of the Wheel, Coastal Piracy, and Arjun, the Shifting Flame. Note: Some of these cards may already be in your deck, but I extremely reccomend these cards and the wheel hub for The Locust God, so he can create a good amount of tokens. I hope you take my advice

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