Venser's Journal


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

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 Rare
Scars of Mirrodin Rare

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Venser's Journal


You have no maximum hand size.

At the beginning of your upkeep, you gain 1 life for each card in your hand.

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0.01 TIX $0.02 Foil


Venser's Journal Discussion

E_Hunter on The Inside of My Skull Itches

3 days ago

The deck looks great, especially so soon after it was spoiled. My only suggestion is to add Reliquary Tower and Thought Vessel . Possibly even Venser's Journal . Your deck gets a lot of cards

Gleeock on Sisay, Captain of Eldrazi

2 weeks ago

Well I'm not an AMAZING MTG rules nerd, but I think when your deck converts over to EDH format Nim Deathmantle is considered black because I think even TEXT stating a "black" effect makes the effective color identity black. So that may be a good one for removal -- Same with Dark Depths @ least if you convert to commander & want to switch between formats. I'm also pretty indifferent on Venser's Journal although my deck is formatted a bit differently.

maxon on Teysa, Orzhov Scion - Life Gain/Drain - V 1.0

2 weeks ago

Makes sense. I included it for just for the life. I could definitely see my opponents just not playing land, but if they wanna put themselves behind in mana I'll take that. My deck is trying to win with Aetherflux Reservoir so I need all the life I can get. One of my friends runs Venser's Journal. That worked decently too, and it will trigger on your turn.

GodCyphus on Felidar Heals

3 weeks ago

I removed Venser's Journal just before you commented, lol. As for Wall of Reverence and Rest for the Weary, I'd have to agree that those look like great additions.

total_euphoria on Felidar Heals

3 weeks ago

Wall of Reverence works very well with Ajani's Pridemate. Plus I would favour Rest for the Weary over Angel's Mercy. Not really sure why you have Venser's Journal in there thoguh. You're not drawing an excessive amount of cards and there are much cheaper and better ways of gaining life.

Snaptune on Oloro Pillow Fort / Life Gain

1 month ago

I would take out Transguild Promenade and Rupture Spire out as soon as possible, they slow you down significantly, so consider taking one of those out for the Glacial Chasm.

As for the Venser's Journal, Palisade Giant seems like a good swap since they do similar things (keep your life total high), while also bringing down the overall CMC of your deck.

Have you considered Exsanguinate or Debt to the Deathless rather than Wall of Limbs? The wall seems slow and difficult to activate in response to removal. The sorcery versions can take people by surprise, and synergize well with Sanguine Bond/Vizkopa Guildmage/Defiant Bloodlord in case the infinite combo is not available.

Alcarin on CMDZ - Ep90 - JLK's Mizzix Deck

1 month ago

Hey Josh, what do you think about a few new cards for the deck?

Pull from Tomorrow -- it's like an instant speed Brain Geyser with minor downside you have to discard one card.

Committ // Memory -- like an Unsubstantiate plus Time Spiral without the untapping.

Whir of Invention -- extra copy of Venser's Journal or other things... but the UUU cost is a little rough.

MrPlague on Oloro Pillow Fort / Life Gain

1 month ago

Thanks Snaptune I didn't know Privileged Position couldn't be in the deck. Thought hybrid costs like that were ok.

I have taken it out and put in Well of Lost Dreams

I'll see what I can take out for Glacial Chasm and Venser's Journal. Maybe Phyrexian Arena?

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