Archaeomancer

Archaeomancer

Creature — Human Wizard

When this enters the battlefield, return target instant or sorcery card from your graveyard to your hand.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Archaeomancer Discussion

RicketyEng on The Code Meister

1 week ago

enpc, thanks for the suggestions. Ghostly Flicker looks like a good idea. I'll have to think a bit more on the Eternal Witness vs Archaeomancer though; the cost difference matters if I don't have a spare Witness sitting around.

golgarigirl on Deck building Help

2 weeks ago

I usually just make token copies/clones of Archaeomancer - type cards if I want to recur the heck out of instants/sorceries. Add any red and blue fork effects that duplicate spells like Reiterate and green for all the mana ever and you got it. Jodah lets you drop things like Nyxbloom Ancient faster, but I think Kenrith, the Returned King also gets a nod as a way to do something with your mana in absence of your 'secret commander'. He even draws cards to find it!

Reznor31 on Deck building Help

2 weeks ago

I found maybe some sort of jank. Morophon, the Boundless, Archaeomancer, Omnispell Adept, Tradewind Rider, and Intruder Alarm.

Use Jodah and morophon to free cast Archaeomancer and omnispell. use omnispell to cheat cast Curse of the Cabal or Vona's Hunger. If you have something that makes your bois into mana dorks, you can use tradewind and intruder alarm to return archaeomancer to hand and something else then then recast them for free. when you play them, you can untap your board with the intruder alert and recast your spells again.

Sadly, you cant do recasts with Fraying Omnipotence as you lose your creatures. if there was a card similar to the mirror that can allow you to recast it, that would be chill but this combo seems like it has the right idea.

BOXES_O_MOXES on Ardenn-Esior Caw Blade [Pauper EDH] "Contest Deck"

1 month ago

MillerBrewing,

Thanks for the reply. I'm confused though. There is quite a bit of card draw and tutoring in the deck. Granted, this is an older build that hasn't underwent any changes since Commander Legends. This was a contest deck built solely for that purpose with what I believed to be at the time the best cards for this deck in specific.

When you note, "I don't see a lot of draw in this". I'm wondering if you really looked the deck over. I noted in early playtesting that it was lacking draw so I added as much as I could without concentrating solely on drawing cards. Examples below.

Bonder's Ornament

Cartouche of Knowledge

Fall from Favor

Ophidian Eye

Pentarch Ward

Anticipate

Dizzy Spell

Impulse

Muddle the Mixture

Merchant Scroll

Ponder

Preordain

Azure Fleet Admiral

Drift of Phantasms

Mulldrifter

Pondering Mage

Sea Gate Oracle

Staunch Throneguard

And on top of these, Flicker effects can blink Archaeomancer or Mnemonic Wall to get you back your Ghostly Flicker plus an Anticipate, Impulse, Ponder, Preordain etc over and over.

So I mean, There's plenty of draw and pseudo "draw" with transmute and tutor effects. There have been some other cards printed since that should probably be reviewed but I didn't intend on this being a deck I would really spend a lot of my time on. It was built primarily to showcase partner commanders. Especially those being newly released.

I'd be more than happy to hear out any changes that you think should be made. As far as I can tell the best pauper draw spells that are in this deck's color pie are already included in the deck. (Providing they were available for use when CMDR Legends was released).

multimedia on Runo, Vampire of the Seas

1 month ago

Hey, nice version, but you forgot Whelming Wave?

Frantic Search is a really good enabler for Runo, by discarding a 6 CMC creature and then use the three lands you untap to cast Runo. Lim-Dul's Vault is another excellent enabler since you have a lot of life in Commander.

Reanimation helps when playing so many high CMC creatures and a low amount of lands. With Apprentice Necromancer the creature you reanimate has haste letting it attack to be copied by Krothuss the same turn you reanimate. Obsessive Stitcher is a repeatable looter and can reanimate even at instant speed on your last opponent's turn to then attack with that creature and Krothuss on your turn. Both these reanimation sources are creatures which can be helpful with Krothuss, if the battlefield is clear to attack to copy. Victimize is sac a creature, most likely a token copy, to reanimate any two creatures.

Victimize and Time Warp, etc. here go well with Archaeomancer to recur them to cast again because Archaeomancer is a creature who Krothuss can copy. Can be infinite extra turns for repeatable five mana as long as Krothuss can keep attacking and copying Archaeomancer. Baleful Strix is great to mutate with Sea-Dasher Octopus, making a 2/2 Octopus with flying, deathtouch, draw a card when it ETB and when it does combat damage to a player.

Attacking creature you want to copy with Krothuss, Spawning Kraken, 9/9 Krakens, etc. can really benefit from evasion. Wonder is nice because you can discard it and you have a lot of Islands. Archetype of Imagination is a 6 CMC creature who also makes your creatures nearly unblockable and pairs with Stormtide Leviathan. Junk Winder is a Serpent who pairs well with Spawning to tap down opponent blockers.

If interested I offer suggestions of cards to cut. Good luck with your deck.

Jabberjaw46 on Knightshift

2 months ago

I think the largest issue in your deck is that you are spreading your resources very thin, you are balancing flicker creatures with instant/ sorcery payoff pieces, with a political commander. The reason (I believe) your games are so polar, is because you need to draw into all three pieces to really get your deck running.

First of all, lets look at your commander choice, while Pramikon, Sky Rampart can offer political advantages and protection, he seems less focused on the strategy of your deck. I believe that a commander suited towards your blink strategy specifically would make you deck run much more consistent. Although, this almost certainly means that a change in color identity will be needed, since there's no big blink Jeskai commanders. At best there's maybe Vadrok, Apex of Thunder which can let you recast your blink spells. If you are open to partner decks, then Livio, Oathsworn Sentinel and Kraum, Ludevic's Opus is VERY good. You could throw them in and keep the rest of your 99 the same and see more consistent results right away.

Next, lets examine some of your instant/ sorcery pay-offs. I actually really like the cards like Archaeomancer and Ardent Elementalist, and I don't think that changing them out will bring you more consistency, as they are what makes the deck consistent at all in the first place. After play-testing a little bit I can see their value.

A few cards that I think are slowing your deck down are:

Approach of the Second Sun- Not a great win con in my opinion, one of those cards that is dead early game and late game takes too long to get going.

Ghostly Prison and Propaganda- I am not sure yet, but I think some more higher end etb payoffs might be better in these slots. Maybe something like Glorious Protector (board wipe protection, etb doubles).

Other than that, your deck looks really solid! Let me know if you have any issues or questions and I'll be happy to help!

Happy Deckbuilding!

balefire123 on Tibor and Lumia Deathslingers

2 months ago

I like this! An uncommon Commander with some spice in the list. This seems the perfect deck for Student of Elements  Flip, and I don't think I've seen a better list for Mass Diminish and Polymorphist's Jest.

The easiest addition, imo, is Trinket Mage to fetch Basilisk Collar, Sol Ring, etc.

Cards like Archaeomancer and Ardent Elementalist aren't particularly exciting, but they do help by adding more recursion/redundancy to the deck. The Mirari Conjecture does something similar, but with an added bonus after two turns.

Enchantments like Dismiss into Dream and Cowardice are some spicy ways to turn blue cantrips into removal.

I think the token producers (especially Young Pyromancer) conflict with T&L's second ability, but I also think they offer up an opportunity for a new win condition: Dragonshift. If you go this route, I'd suggest adding cards like Murmuring Mystic, Talrand, Sky Summoner, Metallurgic Summonings and Shark Typhoon. Deekah, Fractal Theorist deserves special mention, as the tokens it creates will keep their +1/+1 counters even after being Dragonshifted.

I don't like Kaza, Roil Chaser here, because I see this as a deck that wants to be casting a bunch of small spells, not a few large or X spells. I also think you are leaning too heavily into copying spells for much the same reason. Copying a Brainstorm =/= copying a Comet Storm. Even copying Stitch in Time feels like a waste. Maybe take out cards like Increasing Vengeance for more counterspells or interaction? Archmage Emeritus, Niv-Mizzet, Parun and Wavebreak Hippocamp help you maintain card advantage even when countering your opponent's threats.

Overall, I feel this deck is looking to control the board with cards like Basilisk Collar or Mass Diminish + Tibor and Lumia, maintain card parity with counterspells + cantrips and Archmage Emeritus (and company), and then follow up with either a swarm of tokens + Dragonshift/Day of the Dragons or individual threats such as Niv-Mizzet or even Nezahal, Primal Tide or Hullbreaker Horror. I think you'd be best served by upping your interaction/counterspell suite, eliminating some of the more expensive sorceries (everything 4+ MV) and X-spells, and focusing less on spell copying in favor of casting more cheap spells in the first place. I hope this helps! I haven't really thought much about this commander before, so thanks for bringing it to my attention. Might try my own spin with this lovely Izzet couple.

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