If you would gain life, you gain twice that much life instead.
If you would draw a card except the first one you draw in each of your draw steps, draw two cards instead.
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Alhammarret's Archive occurrence in decks from the last year
- Does Alhammarret's Archive's effect count for every card drawn after the first card?
- How Does Alhammarret's Archive React With Additional Draws at Draw Step?
- Interaction Between Alhammarret's Archive and Kozilek, the Great Distortion
- How does Alhammarret's Archive work with multiple card draws?
- does alhammarret's archive affect providence
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Alhammarret's Archive Discussion
1 month ago
I actually have Hurkyl's Recall, Rebuild, and Displacement Wave in my maybe cards to try and slot in (Displacement wave is actually a secret tech for this deck lol, because you can cast it for 3-4 and leave all the cards above that casting cost). If you have any thoughts on what i could cut to slot in some of these cards i would greatly appreciate the input. I'm afraid I'm too attached to the cards that I'm running in this list to make effective cuts. The main reason I'm not running them currently is because they interfere with the cost reducing artifacts, Isochron Scepter, and the big artists like Alhammarret's Archive but if i can find the room for them I'll definitely make the room
I greatly appreciate the upvote and you saying it's a stood build, I've been working on it for around a month now, give or take, and I've put some real money into the deck (mostly on Sensei's Divining Top lol)
1 month ago
Tomorrow is so neat. Possessed Portal is strong with him (you'll get cards thanks to Tom's replacement effect while your opps won't) though it'd definitely draw hate haha.
You might consider these too: Uba Mask (similar to Possessed Portal; only poops on opps while Tom is out), Shared Fate, Zur's Weirding, Temple Bell, Geth's Grimoire, Jace's Archivist, Windfall, Teferi's Ageless Insight, Alhammarret's Archive, Thought Reflection, Worn Powerstone (gets Tom out on turn 4), Coalition Relic, Venser, Shaper Savant
1 month ago
Ok, so in this instance I have Words of Wind, Alhammarret's Archive, Sol Ring, Thought Vessel, Semblance Anvil, and Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain all on the battlefield (it's a lot I know but it sets up an interesting situation, and just know that any x card besides words of wind can be swapped with other cards that do the same thing). So in this case i cast the thought vessel, then jhoira's ability goes on the stack, then alhammarret's archive's ability goes on the stack, then I tap sol ring to pay 1 with words of wind. Words of wind's ability goes on the stack and I return the sol ring to my hand and draw the second card from jhoira and archive's combined 2. Are all of those actions legal actions? Am I allowed to wait until alhammarret's archive's ability modifies jhoira's ability before activating words of wind? Can I activate words of wind first, then cast the artifact and still have alhammarret's archive's ability modify that draw and let me draw a card and return a permanent
1 month ago
forbrannir I really like the idea of doing 1 or 2 damage to yourself, making a bunch of tokens, and just gaining the life right back and then some. One good draw engine i can think of that would fit into this theme is Staff of Nin. Maybe something like Angelheart Vial too or Alhammarret's Archive, but that one is a little expensive for me.
2 months ago
So quick question, the interaction between Teferi's Ageless Insight and Alhammarret's Archive. So the way i've understood it is this: you play Brainstorm, insight sees the brainstorm and says "draw 6 instead" then the archive sees this and says "draw 12 instead" and that's that. Now I was told, I believe incorrectly, that these two cards would continue to see the new cards being drawn and would essentially draw to infinite. I've also been told that these effects don't stack, so I wanted to see if that was true. I do think they stack but I don't think they go infinite, I think at the point where the second effect replaces the draw they've both applied a replacement effect to the draw and thus won't apply further replacement effects.
2 months ago
Howdy! I'm also working on a Kwain list and your list has been really helpful with inspiration. I really like the idea of using mass draw with Hullbreacher and Smothering Tithe, and I'll probably throw a couple of those draw effects in considering the latter two should be in the deck anyway. Here's some of the cards I was also considering, though my list isn't entirely together and so far it's all just floating ideas. So my list is leaning a little closer to the "slowing the game" a bit but not stacks. I've got Aven Mindcensor and Drannith Magistrate so far which help with that. Consecrated Sphinx is traditionally a little mean, but I feel that the upside it has with Kwain is too good to pass up. Similarly I've got Alhammarret's Archive and Teferi's Ageless Insight for similar reasons. I've also got a few counterspells written down but considering I usually hate playing against those I'm probably going to trim them down to just 2 or 3 that can also serve other purposes, such as Mystic Confluence. My main wincondition going into this list was Isochron Scepter + Dramatic Reversal. This plus any sort of mana rock(s) and Kwain means everyone draws their decks, or at the very least infinite mana. If you have the most amount of cards left than great, but if not Fascination can finish the job or Thassa's Oracle. In terms of slightly "spicier" options I've written down Knowledge Pool shenanigans as it works with Teferi, Time Raveler and also Lavinia, Azorius Renegade, though I'm considering cutting those as I'm not the biggest knowledge pool fan, but was just food for though. I've also got Archmage Ascension which is certainly a little weird but definitely could be powerful. Anyway I like your take on the deck a lot and will definitely be stealing some of your ideas for sure. I think in the long run I would like my list to play a little bit more like yours; kinda taking a friendly position until people realize I can actually win somehow.
2 months ago
Wyleth, Soul of Steel: I had this spoiled for me yesterday so I'm not as excited as I could be, but whatever. I don't think it's cEDH but it's obviously very functional for , being a draw engine piece in the command zone for a pretty low cmc. Bloodforged Battle-Axe obviously comes to mind, and as I mentioned earlier Kediss, Emberclaw Familiar will help decrease the voltron problem even if Wyleth doesn't have partner.
Hamza, Guardian of Arashin: Basically, has affinity for creatures with +1/+1 counters and gives that to all your creature cards, which is obviously spicy. Good-Fortune Unicorn is the obvious auto-include here (sorry Lathiel, the Bounteous Dawn!). Neat token/counter cards include Nissa, Voice of Zendikar, Felidar Retreat & Animation Module Avenger of Zendikar might be kinda win-more here but casting it ahead of the curve, dropping a land and then following up with a big Eldrazi or something sounds damn cool.
Frenzied Saddlebrute: pseudo-haste for everyone is neat design space, but I feel this is just a bit too expensive since haste is something you want earlier rather than later.
Triumphant Reckoning: Does not include creatures without the relevant types. Probably does best in a multicolor artifact/enchantment deck.