Jar of Eyeballs


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2013 Rare
Dark Ascension Rare

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Jar of Eyeballs


Whenever a creature you control dies, put two eyeball counters on Jar of Eyeballs.

3, T, Remove all eyeball counters from Jar of Eyeballs: Look at the top X cards of your library, where X is the number of eyeball counters removed this way. Put one of them into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.

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Jar of Eyeballs Discussion

TehGrief on Yahenni of the Endless Offerings (EDH)

1 day ago


I just checked out your deck Ruthless Vengeance and it looks like a lot of fun, I used to run an deck similar to it: Ghave, Spore Farmer (Retired), perhaps there are some ideas there that you might enjoy?

I hope Aetherworks Marvel works out for you, honestly I do. In the case that it doesn't, but you want a similar effect, perhaps look into Jar of Eyeballs and let me know how it works out for you.


TehGrief on Yahenni of the Endless Offerings (EDH)

2 days ago


I appreciate your comment.

To be completely honest with you, Aetherworks Marvel really isn't that good of a card in a creature based sac deck. Though, that's certainly not to say it is an awful card.

But as you can see I am already running Jar of Eyeballs, which is strictly better in a creature based sac deck.

And to be completely honest, even now I am considering cutting Jar of Eyeballs as it is almost slow for the deck.

Going further...

Aetherworks Marvel Vs. Jar of Eyeballs

  • Jar of Eyeballs costs less to cast.
  • Jar of Eyeballs gets two counters per creature death, meaning it will be twice as fast to trigger (or have twice the value!).
  • Aetherworks Marvel can only ever look at the top 6 cards of your library.
  • Despite Aetherworks Marvel triggering off all permanents, if any of the Non-Creature Permanents in this deck are being destroyed... there is a problem.
  • Despite Aetherworks Marvel casting the card for free, the main premise of this deck is to have control over what you are casting, and more importantly when you are casting it; It is better to have the reliability of having the card in your hand than having the card cast on the trigger.

In conclusion,

Aetherworks Marvel is more appropriate in an artifact combo sac deck. It is also more appropriate in a modern or standard format where you have higher statistical probability of getting the card you are searching for in the top six cards of your library.

I am sure this may just be seen as a personal preference of mine, but again, like I said; I almost don't even see a place for Jar of Eyeballs anymore.

Thanks again for your time, and your comment.

jwe94 on Bad Luck Brion

1 week ago

A few more suggestions/questions. What do you think of Flayer of the Hatebound? True it doesn't shine without lots of recursion but the whole fling, trigger, burn and fling again is cute. Also Deathrender and Scythe of the Wretched seem like good equipment for Brion and friends. Jar of Eyeballs could be a decent way to do a little digging, thoughts? Finally they've got quite the mana costs but Stalking Vengeance and Vicious Shadows are pretty intriguing.

firstorb on The Little Engine That Probably Will

2 months ago

Hey thanks ElementalEd! I was hoping I'd have enough tap effects to stave off getting killed before I can pull of some of the 3+ card combos (Like 7 mana, Spine of Ish Sah, Priest of Yawgmoth, Mirran Spy, with a Disciple of the Vault and/or Altar of the Brood in play, being the most mana intensive combo) but yea, Reconnaissance was one I was not aware of, thanks! Also, spitting out annoying blockers with Nuisance Engine and Myr Propagator, killing with Kiku, Night's Flower, "sort-of-tutoring" with Jar of Eyeballs, Citanul Flute & Merchant's Dockhand are other reasons I have all those tap effects. As for straight up tutors.. I haven't decided yet if they're really needed, but will if they are. I do have a Trophy Mage in there though for digging up some useful artifacts.Arcum Dagsson and Master Transmuter are on my wish list atm, and I will eventually be trading out for more Inspired effects as this deck develops. Muzzio, Visionary Architect looks really groovy, too. Might have to get one. Lol, Caltrops. It's a great card, but is there a Sydri deck without it? I'll put it in when I get one. Probably, lol. With Sydri, Galvanic Genius effects, Kusari-Gama & Thornbite Staff & almost any other card in here will take care of early aggro..along with her effects & Liquimetal Coating to stave off early land drops in case I need to get rude..

There really is a ton going on with this deck, it kind of almost HAS to be played to see it all. Thinking of pulling the 7-8 mill effects though. It does play fairly defensively, but it's answers are usually to kill, exile, remove, or plain just give things Defender to just about anything..if I can get it moving fast enough.

AND, I just realized I should've put all this in the description, lol.

Thanks for checking out my deck though, feedback is always groovy. :)

XiphiasX on Shirei: good to have you back ($52)

3 months ago

Hey mahbucket, great suggestion of the Jar of Eyeballs, I'll put it into this deck the first chance I get. In your deck - albeit not budget - I like the addition of the teasing Chimney Imp: not too powerful or annoying, just a little bastard in this deck :-)

mahbucket on Shirei: good to have you back ($52)

4 months ago

Dig the budget Shirei, have you considered Jar of Eyeballs? It works quite well in the more artifact centered shirei deck i'm making: The recursion life, with a tweest, it can get ridiculous at times having near 30 eyeball counters on it, it's basically a tutor! Slate of Ancestry is an interesting add, its giving me some ideas...

Illusificate on Destroy All Goblins

4 months ago

This is amazing! Love the idea! Jar of Eyeballs would be a fun addition to this deck. Lightning Coils would be pretty crazy too, if you also had lots of creatures. Remembrance and Proper Burial offer you a huge advantage as well after you clear the board. I figured cards that give you bonuses when your things die would be good in this deck. Love the deck, and, like you, I love broken casual decks.

philktoken8998 on Artifacts that use counters? (Atraxa ...

4 months ago

Cards I'm using in my commander deck that haven't been used already are:

Jar of Eyeballs

Culling Dais

Orochi Hatchery

I have a token/steal theme to the deck though, so obviously you might have something totally different for your deck.

Also of note is the new amonkhet card coming out called Oracle's Vault. There is always Umezawa's Jitte too.

Good luck!

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