Jace's Archivist

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander 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

Mortarpod_Blues on UW Petitioner Self Mill...Reanimator Combo?

4 days ago

In no particular order, I've got some suggestions you might have a look at. Some cards are just to round out the deck and give you a little more defensive capability, and others are to fully lean-into the self-mill theme you've got going. In particular, you might want to put in more blink effects so you can tap your Petitioners more than once per turn/round.

Still a super freaking cool concept! It turns what the card was MEANT to do on its head, and makes it that much more potent (it's easier to mill just one person-- yourself-- than it is to try and handle all your opponents at once instead).

Conjurer's Closet

Mistmeadow Witch

Venser, the Sojourner

Kefnet's Monument

Thought Vessel

Halimar Depths

Dissipation Field

Nephalia Smuggler

Genesis Chamber

Helm of the Host

Umbral Mantle

Sensei's Divining Top

Perpetual Timepiece

Elixir of Immortality

Thrumming Stone

Beguiler of Wills

Deadeye Navigator

Flickerform

Sudden Disappearance

Lavinia of the Tenth

Felidar Guardian

Deputy of Acquittals

Azor's Elocutors

Traumatize

Paradox Engine

Fraying Sanity

Drowned Secrets

Illusionist's Bracers

Masako the Humorless

Hedron Crab

Jace's Archivist

Sphinx of the Chimes

Teferi's Protection

Rite of Replication

Increasing Confusion

Clone Legion

Startled Awake  Flip

Rings of Brighthearth

Basalt Monolith

Kindred Discovery

Mycosynth Lattice

Unwinding Clock

I_L_foxes on Card creation challenge

2 weeks ago

... Beleren (I really couldn't come up with a name)

legendary creature - human wizard

: target creature gains protection from the colour of your choice until end of turn

: draw three cards, then put two cards from your hand on top of your library.

: 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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Mother of Runes , Brainstorm and Jace's Archivist in a Jaya Ballard, Task Mage skin.

Make a nice card for a flickering deck (and make up a name for my card)

Scion_of_Darkness on Wheel Style

1 month ago

Dark Ritual isn't Modern legal. If you're playing casual than don't worry about it. Be sure to add your deck to a Casual Hub for more exposure.

If you're ok with playing Blue, look at Jace's Archivist , Windfall , Memory Jar , Magus of the Jar and Forced Fruition , especially for Multiplayer.

Good use of Collective Defiance to burn off that excess from Waste Not .

+1

Dross_Mcbane on Is it Izzet?

1 month ago

Maybe Arjun, the Shifting Flame for another Mindmoil effect and a Jace's Archivist for a wheel on a stick effect would be good in the 99. Also a Psychosis Crawler because Psychosis Crawler.

SenatorDickWeed on Knowledge and Power: Niv-Mizzet's Mania

1 month ago

Ravenrose first of, that 32 land count looks pretty scary to me. I run 36 in my Arjun deck (with 7 mana rocks) and even that is sometimes cutting it close. Seeing that you aim to cast a plethora of mid to high costed instants and sorceries, i'd suggest you use Metallurgic Summonings. Your spells give you an additional body to attack with or in the worst case a chump blocker. Experience learns me that this card can be very clutch. If you're interested in any more instant/sorcery triggers that produce usefull bodies, i'd like to suggest Young Pyromancer, Docent of Perfection  Flip and Talrand, Sky Summoner. furthermore, the scry trigger on Jace's Sanctum can be very helpfull. now for the actual instant and sorceries. Ponder is one of my favorites and most used cards. The option to shuffle your deck if you can't find anything usefull has really helped me in the past. Mystical Tutor is a bit more expensive but it will find you whatever you need when you,re in trouble. Bonus Round, Swarm Intelligence, Melek, Izzet Paragon and my fovorite Primal Amulet  Flip are absolute beasts when it comes to copying your cards, which can be very powerfull in the right deck. Will Kenrith and Rowan Kenrith have insane synergy together although they're a bit pricey. You're not running that many sorceries, but if you did Hypersonic Dragon is a very sollid card to include. Little can trips like Gitaxian Probe, Quicken, Impulse and Anticipate are quite usefull as well. I'd also suggest to add atleast one more spell that can really beef your hand (and a permanent that gives you no maximum hand size like Spellbook or Reliquary Tower) such as: Blue Sun's Zenith, Pull from Tomorrow, Mind Spring, Stroke of Genius or maybe a wheel effect if you want to possibly hurt your opponents as well. Windfall and Jace's Archivist fit this role very well. Lastly I'll name several other powerfull or usefull cards i forgot about. Psychic Corrosion and Sphinx's Tutelage for mill power, Mindmoil or even my trusty commander if you really like chaos (Teferi's Puzzle Box is an option if you want everyone else to join the madness), Laboratory Maniac is a really nice fail-save (Especialy if you want to secure your Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind/Curiosity combo), regular old Counterspell is always usefull, Counterflux is situation but can stop someone's stupid combo, Chaos Warp, Reality Shift, Pongify are Rapid Hybridization the best removal cards for izzet decks, i like Arcane Denial because it gives your opponent something back, Evacuation can save your beasts as well as fuck over any token decks, cards like Day's Undoing might save you if all goes south, ofcourse any mana rocks are always a welcome addition to a deck. And i guess that's all the suggestions and tips i can think of right now. I know it's a lot, but i live for Izzet decks and any time i get the chance to work on a new one my brain goes into overdrive. I understand what a spellslinger deck needs to dominate and i love to spread that knowledge. I hope i helped, have fun with the power of Izzet!

Fila_Mindbender on Stealing A Better Deck

1 month ago

Flying-Turtle The first card I would suggest would be Waste Not it only 2 CMC and if you move Jace's Archivist into the main deck along with some other wheel effects like Dark Deal, Windfall, Whispering Madness, and other cards of the sort it can really add tremendous amounts of value to what you already want to be doing in the deck. And once again I would move both Keening Stone and Traumatize into the main list because they work together as 1 turn mill combo on a single person (if you have the mana). As for some other low cost cards I am surprised you don't have Animate Dead anywhere on the list because it can steal a creature from any graveyard. I would even count Avatar of Woe because the discount is easy to get and removal is always nice to have.

DrukenReaps on Grixis mill

2 months ago

You could run Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur and a Nekusar, the Mindrazer package. The more they draw the more they hurt and the more they discard.

You might check this page for other suggestions

https://edhrec.com/commanders/nicol-bolas-the-ravager-mill-theme

Mind Funeral, Keening Stone, Fleet Swallower, Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker, Mind Grind, Consuming Aberration, Jace's Archivist are your big hitters when it comes to mill.

I would highly recommend including Bloodchief Ascension and Duskmantle Guildmage as win cons.

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Jace's Archivist occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.01%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 1.81%

Blue: 0.08%

U/R (Izzet): 0.17%

U/B (Dimir): 0.18%

U/B/R (Grixis): 0.27%