Codex Shredder

Codex Shredder

Artifact

{T}: Target player puts the top card of his or her library into his or her graveyard.

5, {T}, Sacrifice Codex Shredder: Return target card from your graveyard to your hand.

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster: Store Edition (MYSTOR) Rare
Return to Ravnica (RTR) Uncommon

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Legality

Format Legality
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Limited Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal

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Codex Shredder Discussion

ThoAlmighty on Tibalt's Grimoire of Bloody Murder

1 week ago

@Snap157: Library used to be in the deck; it was pretty nice especially with Experimental Frenzy, but I found it wasn't usually worth the slot. When I first brewed this deck it was much more focused around Grimoire, so I wanted to make sure there was as much stuff to hold onto it as I could get, but currently the deck doesn't care enough about any individual cards to have it worth a spell to not discard particular things.

@Goblin_Guide: Perpetual Timepiece used to be in the deck but other than that I am able to churn through the deck fast enough with cards like Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion and Avaricious Dragon that I found I didn't really need it or other things like it. Codex Shredder is the only holdout of that kind. As far as mass reanimation, nothing comes to mind other than Scrap Mastery, are there others you think could be a good fit?

RNR_Gaming on Sen Triplets Doomsday

3 weeks ago

So, a more fun/interactive way to play is adding in lantern control elements. Lantern of Insight, Codex Shredder and Ghoulcaller's Bell are excellent for sculpting hands you're gunna want to steal. Additionally, Snap and Hurkyl's Recall are such salt inducing cards when coupled with this commander:)

MrSilk on POST OPAL BAN - Lantern Control

1 month ago

recell08

I dont think it'd be too bad.. However this specific deck plays really heavily into hand control and by the time they could get a lot of "free draw value" we're already locked them down enough to see what theyll be drawing (before they draw it) and to shave it off the top if their deck in response to the draw. I've done absolute wonders with only two Codex Shredders and a Lantern of Insight on the field.

MarkovBrewer69 on Drana Reanimator

1 month ago

Ah I can't believe I forgot that card! Thanks Coward_Token, although I think I will change it out for Codex Shredder instead since I think self milling isn't as good as just finding one of the best reanimation targets in the deck. Appreciate the suggestion!

Cuagulate on The Inner Machinations Of My Mind Are An Enigma

2 months ago

might recommend top deck manipulation cards like Codex Shredder Lantern of Insight and Ghoulcaller's Bell

tiagompm on Muldrotha "Super Budget" The Gravetide

2 months ago

Hello King_marchesa!

Thanks for the comment and suggestion!

Scribe of the Mindful is a budget card that I really appreciate, especially in the sacrifice theme. But I think that in this deck doesn't have much advantage due to the reduced number of insta / sorcery cards ... and I would still have to wait for the summon sickness effect ... I already have Tamiyo, Collector of Tales and Skullwinder and I am seriously thinking about Codex Shredder option for MurderForBrunch... Archaeomancer is another way but like your idea, won't have many targets on this deck ...

MrSilk on POST OPAL BAN - Lantern Control

3 months ago

LogurtH

Thanks for commenting!

So this deck archetype is in the prison style. Essentially you lock your opponent out of the game by removing problem cards from their hand early game with Thoughtseize, Inquisition of Kozilek, Surgical Extraction and locking them out of their own deck by tapping "top of deck card remover" artifacts like Codex Shredder, Ghoulcaller's Bell and Pyxis of Pandemonium. Lantern Control decks are essentially a brutal control mill decks.

Karn is mostly in this deck to fetch key parts of the prison/wincon combo.

Fjallen on Emry, Lurker of the Loch cEDH

3 months ago

Have you considered Altar of the Brood with an infinite artifact loop? Aether Spellbomb also allows you to draw your entire deck after infinite mana. Your list also excludes Cyclonic Rift and more board interaction such as Brazen Borrower. I have found that if someone resolves Grafdigger's Cage or Rest in Peace, they are incredibly debilitating unless you have a way to bounce them and then counter them later on.

Also, a very nice boardwipe to consider is All Is Dust. It removes permanents like Linvala, Keeper of Silence, Rest in Peace, and most players' entire board state. With so many artifacts in the deck, removing a couple blue permanents doesn't really feel that bad.

Also, a counterspell to consider for the list would be Wizard's Retort, as Emry, Lurker of the Loch is a wizard and she is on the battlefield more often than not.

Another land to consider would be Riptide Laboratory. It is helpful turn 4 if you wiff on your milling and are looking for another Emry, Lurker of the Loch ETB or all of the wizard artifact tutors. Also, now that Thassa's Oracle is a thing, you can use her ETB and bounce her back to your hand for finishing the game later. Thassa's Oracle also beats Gitrog in a less convoluted way and she can be returned to your hand after milling your entire deck if you have infinite mana and are running Codex Shredder.

Hope my suggestions help! See my Emry decklist at: https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/emry-mono-blue-artifact-combos-cedh-wip/?cb=1593877497

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