Jalum Tome


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful 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 Anthology Vol. II (CM2) Rare
Commander 2014 (C14) Rare
Seventh Edition (7ED) Rare
Classic Sixth Edition (6ED) Rare
Anthologies (ATH) Uncommon
Fifth Edition (5ED) Rare
Chronicles (CHR) Rare
Antiquities (ATQ) Uncommon

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Jalum Tome


, : Draw a card, then discard a card.

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Jalum Tome Discussion

WItC on Budget Beginner Teaching Decks (#5 Blue)

22 hours ago

M19 considerations:

Arcane Encyclopedia is interesting in comparison to Jalum Tome, but in this deck we actually need the discard outlet.

sickfreed on The Noisy Cricket

5 days ago

Candles of Leng really only ever will draw you a card, maybe Jalum Tome or Arcane Encyclopedia would fill the slot better? drawing a card for 4 mana is pretty steep, there are cheaper ways.

JakeHarlow on daretti king of junk

3 weeks ago

Instead of Jalum Tome, you could play Staff of Nin, perhaps. More expensive to cast but it gives you straight draw instead of loot, and you can zap X/1’s and planeswalkers, or just tick down players. Tome is still nice because sometimes you’re happy to put artifacts in your graveyard for Daretti to use. Perhaps run both?

bryanedds on Bladewing, the Risen deck intended ...

2 months ago

Okay, y'alls ideas inspired me to to do some specific digging and I found the following cards that allow looting or dredge, but are precise as well as quick to put into action -

Bog Witch

Call the Bloodline



Deal Broker

Faithless Looting

Jalum Tome

Key to the City

Rummaging Goblin

Tin Street Market

Tomb Robber

Trading Post

Urza’s Tome


skoobysnackz on Traxos and Co.

3 months ago

Thanks for all the suggestions Faceless_Being! I'm more interested in the lower cmc draw cards, Phyrexian Vault, Carnage Altar, and Jalum Tome seem to fit that the most here. Farsight Mask is also a great one, but I already have it in here.

Faceless_Being on Traxos and Co.

3 months ago

Nice list so far! +1 from me mate.

To address your card draw worry there are some decent and some not so decent choices at your discretion. Howling Mine, Tower of Fortunes, Loreseeker's Stone, Sandstone Oracle, Farsight Mask, Phyrexian Vault, Carnage Altar, Otherworld Atlas, and Jalum Tome to name a few, hope this helped slightly

WItC on Budget Beginner Teaching Decks (#5 Blue)

3 months ago

Changes in April 2018: finally took out Rise from the Tides as the alternative finisher. These decks are all meant to feel and play like a properly built deck, and having cards that work against each other makes the deck feel awkward and less fun (bad interaction with delve). The same problem would occur with Cryptic Serpent. One option is to ditch the Treasure Cruise, but delve is an important part of our hedron exile strategy, and losing it will cripple the deck.

If Rise is removed, that makes Quicken much less useful (Treasure Cruise can often be cast for one mana in the main phase).

So at this point we need a new finisher, and a new card that lets us do something on turn one.

I like the Curator of Mysteries for both. He introduces cycle, is a sphinx, and the deck could use a flier. He is very in theme for blue. He can be cycled on turn one if needed. He already has synergy with Jalum Tome.

Only having two Curator of Mysteries makes it nearly impossible to cycle him, there is too much lost by discarding half of your alternative win condition. Instead, I prefer 4 copies.

I considered only 2 copies and a replacement for Quicken. The Quicken replacement should either cycle or discard for synergy with the sphinx. A consideration was Striped Riverwinder; he adds another late game option with artwork people either love or hate (I like it). Opt, Peek and Twisted Image were all considerations, but they don't have synergy with the Curator. I like Hapless Researcher or Careful Study. They have synergy, help the early game, provide another discard option, and have good art on theme.

Ultimately, I did the following:

Playtesting is still in progress, but this worked OK so far against the other decks. (playtesting blue takes the longest, because of the character of the deck).

JuQ on Gitrog is hunger!

4 months ago

To maximize the Torment of Hailfire, Ashnod's Altar or Phyrexian Altar seem appropriate with so many tokens.
Gitrog decks usually run a combo of Skirge Familiar and Dakmor Salvage for a huge finisher of Torment of Hailfire Exsanguinate. Dakmor Salvage is a Gitrog staple on its own merit, even without the combo.

Ramunap Excavator for a second Crucible of Worlds, redundancy in the key cards is your friend.

Instead of Dagger of the Worthy I's advise any equipment that gives first strike because of Gitrog's deathtouch, specially if it's one of the equipments that also gives trample: Bladed Pinions, Chariot of Victory, Sword of Vengeance.

Instead of Sunset Pyramid, any looter effect synergizes with Gitrog a lot Key to the City, Anvil of Bogardan, Smuggler's Copter (great with your Harvest Season), Deal Broker or Jalum Tome.

Two realy efficient token producers you may want to add are Mycoloth and Tendershoot Dryad.

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