Archmage Ascension

Archmage Ascension

Enchantment

At the beginning of each end step, if you drew two or more cards this turn, you may put a quest counter on Archmage Ascension.

As long as Archmage Ascension has six or more quest counters on it, if you would draw a card, you may instead search your library for a card, put that card into your hand, then shuffle your library.

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Trade

Have (1) metalmagic
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Set Rarity
Zendikar (ZEN) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
Casual Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Legacy Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Unformat Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Modern Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Archmage Ascension occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Archmage Ascension Discussion

plasmapython on ⟳ Deckcycle | Gavi Primer

1 month ago

I really like this deck and was coming up with a similar brew, the thing about a deck like this is that Escape Protocol, Astral Slide and Astral Drift, and New Perspectives are more so your commander than what you have in the command zone. I see that you are using tutors to get over this hurdle, but I was wondering if you had considered any of the more Gavi Unique tutors as I would like to know your opinion on them. Long-Term Plans is a tutor that is usually pretty slow, but given you can draw that many cards in one rotation around the table, is it worth it? Another one is I considered was Drift of Phantasms for a 3 drop transmute spell. Library of Lat-Nam lacks Mana efficiency, but given this deck needs card draw and tutors, could it be worth it? Finally Archmage Ascension is a hard to get off the ground ultimate tutor but with Gavi already trying to do it's requirement, I think it may also be worth consideration.

I love this deck and appreciate any input on my suggestions. I look forward to seeing how you adjust it in the future.

multimedia on Yennett, Tribal Sovereign

3 months ago

Hey, I like the changes you've made, good job. Archmage Ascension is really interesting odd CMC tech with Yennett, nice.

Consistently in 99 card Commander you won't have Leyline of Anticipation and Leyline of Sanctity in your opening hand. In my opinion four mana for these effects is not worth it. Of the two, Anticipation is a better card, but it doesn't do much with Yennett because she already gives odd CMC cards you reveal flash. You can cast the card with no timing restrictions.

It's nice that Vanquisher's Banner is odd CMC, but I don't think you need it. You have much better repeatable draw from other sources that care about flying creatures who attack (Windreader), do combat damage (Bident) or busted draw (Consecrated). Most creatures here are high CMC/have flying; you'll get more draw from attacking then casting creatures especially since Yennett wants to be attacking. The anthem effect of Banner is not worth five mana or cheating it onto the battlefield because Sphinxs already have high power/flying; they don't really need the small +1/+1 pump.

Even though Planar Portal is repeatable it costs too much mana to cast and activate. It being even 6 CMC makes it even slower. Manalith is the least good mana rock here.


I did a little research into effects with Aminatou, the Fateshifter and Yennett. You can take some more advantage of her -1 blink. Ancestral Knowledge with Aminatou is repeatable manipulation of the top 10 cards of your library. When you blink Knowledge you shuffle your library and the upkeep cost goes away, it's reset. Even without Aminatou, Knowledge is good value for two mana since top 10 cards is a lot.

One problem you may run into is getting high CMC cards stuck in your hand unable to cast them. Aminatou's +1 can help with this, but currently it's the only effect that can help with this problem. Penance lets you repeatably at instant speed, for no mana cost, setup the top of your library with odd CMC cards in your hand for Yennett.

Mask of Memory is a repeatable draw effect that's good when your Commander has flying/evasion and playing other flying creatures helps too. Since Memory triggers when creature does combat damage then it will not disrupt the top of your library for Yennett since her trigger is when she attacks which is before combat damage is done. Idyllic Tutor is an odd CMC tutor to get Soothsaying or another enchantment.

Poly_raptor on Kids, don’t forget to recycle!

5 months ago

Thank you for the upvote :)

I only put Archmage Ascension in recently, but I’ve decided to cut it for Force of Negation as I think you make a good point, it’ll get removed ASAP.

I did think about mana doublers but it generates so much mana that I’m not sure if it’s necessary, as they’re are pretty heavy cmc casting them may slow me down when I can just pay mana to get more mana with this deck. If that makes sense?

VladMarkov on Kids, don’t forget to recycle!

5 months ago

Oh how I hate Scimic decks, generating mana like hell :) But I must admit, they have their charm :) How is the Archmage Ascension working for you? I tried it in several decks and it didn't last enought to its tutor ability. Have you thought of Zendikar Resurgent and/or Nyxbloom Ancient to increase your even now insane mana pool? Good luck :)

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