Tamiyo's Journal


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

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad Rare

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Tamiyo's Journal

Legendary Artifact

At the beginning of your upkeep, investigate. (Put a colourless Clue artifact token onto the battlefield with ", Sacrifice this artifact: Draw a card.")

, Sacrifice three Clues: Search your library for a card and put that card into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

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Tamiyo's Journal Discussion

The_Grape on Obligatory Blues Clues Joke

2 days ago

Oh I know that I just didn't see the mechanized productions in the board first time I looked at this deck.

In my opinion you run a little low on creatures. Maybe try Erdwal Illuminator?

Also, maybe Fleeting Memories for an alternate wincon as you sac your more than 8 clues to dig for the production?

Also, how about Tamiyo's Journal?

almoghh on Breya, Etherium Queen

3 days ago

Cool! for a tokens style Breya I would suggest this cards: Tamiyo's Journal, Tezzeret the Schemer, Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas, Hangarback Walker, Conjurer's Closet.
(The closet is to blink breya or stuff like that and create more tokens).
If i'll remember more i'll post :)

xBradley5000 on Hedron Alignment

5 days ago

@SameBurkeSo far I haven't played this at any FNM's, but I've played it against friends and it's worked pretty well. I would prefer to have 2 more Tireless Tracker and an extra Tamiyo's Journal, but I don't have more of those yet.
I really like your deck's idea of basically milling through your library until you reach them. When I bought the blue/green SOI intro deck, I noticed that it went through the deck so fast I almost killed myself, and I decided to try that with this deck. I then found one of the most crucial cards to the combo, Tamiyo's Journal, and I just went from there. I doubt this could compete with what's in Kaladesh and what's coming with Aether Revolt, but I still think it's a really fun and funny deck to run.
I have also experimented with completely throwing away the Hedron theme and going more aggro. Running Briarbridge Patrol and Tamiyo's Journal allows you to sacrifice three clues, then search for Kozilek, the Great Distortion, Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger, or even Void Winnower, and put them out for free at the end step. This can even be done on your opponent's turn so you can attack during yours. I'll probably end up making a decklist on here for that too, but I'm sure you get the just of it.

bewarekraken on bant clues!!!!!!

6 days ago

-2 Metalwork Colossus clues do nothing for this guy; -2 Daring Sleuth  Flip he is blah.

-4 Ongoing Investigation the only creature you can semi-rely on to trigger this is Erdwal Illuminator.

+4 Confirm Suspicions/Metallic Rebuke, at the very least in your sideboard+4 Reverse Engineer

+1 (at least) Tamiyo's Journal

+1'd, please check my deck out: The Gearhulk Revolution

Gidgetimer on State-Based Action checks with Mechanized ...

6 days ago

Just to be clear since I didn't see it explicitly stated somewhere, Abilities are able to trigger when a player does not have priority or is not about to receive priority. The trigger just waits until a player would receive and goes on the stack after SBA are checked but before the player actually does receive priority.

Once a trigger condition has been met it will go on the stack, even if the permanent it was on leaves the battlefield before it goes on the stack. This is why Blade of Selves will give you triggers off of legendary creatures. It is also why if you somehow have two Tamiyo's Journal on the battlefield before the start of your upkeep but after the last time priority is received before that point you will get both triggers. Phasing is the only way I can think of to do this.

Argeaux on Mechanized Investigation

6 days ago

It's kind of what I thought, but explained more eloquently.

You have to decide which Tamiyo's Journal to keep almost straight away.

Thanks for the info clayperce.

clayperce on Mechanized Investigation

1 week ago

Delta-117 and Argeaux,
Yeah, Tamiyo's Journal+Mechanized Production is a non-bo.

Rhadamanthus explains it well over on this Q&A.

Ah well!

Rhadamanthus on State-Based Action checks with Mechanized ...

1 week ago

This doesn't work, but not for the reason you may think. Anything that triggers "at the beginning of (a phase)" only triggers when that phase begins. If another object with an ability that would trigger at the beginning of that phase appears after that point, the game doesn't back up and re-start the phase again.

In this situation, the original Tamiyo's Journal and Mechanized Production both trigger at the beginning of your upkeep. After the Production's trigger resolves, it makes a copy of the Journal. The beginning of your upkeep has already passed, so there's nothing for the Journal copy to trigger off of.

Since you asked: when a triggered ability triggers, it's put onto the stack the next time a player would get priority. SBAs, however, are checked and dealt with right before each time a player would get priority. This interaction doesn't matter in your particular situation.

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