Cranial Archive

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Cranial Archive


, Exile Cranial Archive: Target player shuffles his or her graveyard into his or her library. Draw a card.

TheoryCrafter on Sliver Commander

11 months ago

Wheel of Sun and Moon is the perfect place to start.

Also you may want to consider cards that shuffle your graveyard into your library. These include, but are limited to, Cranial Archive, Elixir of Immortality and Campfire.

I hope this helps. Happy Hunting!

TheoryCrafter on Jesus take the Wheel

1 year ago

Damn has white in it so its not legal for your color identity.

Have you considered Liliana's Caress or Peer into the Abyss? Each works as a double punch with Jace's Archivist. Other cards for 2 card combos to consider are Curiosity to go with Niv-Mizzet, Parun and Symmetry Matrix to go with The Locust God.

Another alternate win card to Consider would be Triskaidekaphile. Not only will you have another no maximum hand size card, but the activated ability can work as a late game mana sink.

Considering all the discard, may I also recommend artifacts that shuffle your graveyard back into your library? This includes, but is not limited to, Campfire, Cranial Archive and Elixir of Immortality.

I hope these help. Thank you for reading me out. Happy Hunting!

TypicalTimmy on None

1 year ago

wallisface, reading each example carefully;

  • Surgical Extraction targets a card within the graveyard, not the graveyard as a zone.
  • Snapcaster Mage targets, specifically, an instant or sorcery card. Not the graveyard.
  • Unearth likewise targets a creature card with mana value 3 or less from your graveyard, and again not the graveyard itself.

What that_dude33 is asking for is a card that prevents the graveyard in totality from being targeted. My point is that the graveyard itself is never the target, rather the individual contents of it are. The only other exception is targeting the player whom controls the graveyard, such as Angel of Finality, targeting the player, not their graveyard. Therefore, if the opponent has an Orbs of Warding, Angel of Finality can not target them, thus it can not view their graveyard for its exiling effect of the ETB ability.

Unless an ability is worded as one of the following, it'll never target the graveyard itself:

  • "Exile target graveyard."
  • "Shuffle target graveyard into its controller's library." (I am not sure if legally we 'own' our graveyard or not. Therefore I do not know if we are the 'owner' or 'controller', so I just went with controller. I suspect we do not 'own' a zone, but do 'control' it. Though, I am not sure.)

Instead, what we see are wordings such as:

  • Bojuka Bog where we exile target PLAYER's graveyard, not targeting the graveyard itself. Or, Cranial Archive, again which targets the player him or herself and not the graveyard.

jjamesh on Myrel Draft 3

1 year ago

also if people are destroying your key cards id say Cranial Archive or some kind of whole grave recursion

jjamesh on Myrel Draft 3

1 year ago

also if people are destroying your key cards id say Cranial Archive or some kind of whole grave recursion

TheoryCrafter on Rise of the Eldritch Machine

2 years ago

Have you considered Karn, the Great Creator? Combined with Mycosynth Lattice, you can effectively shut down any opponent in the game who does not have Inspiring Statuary. If you are in a playgroup that allows wishboards, Karn allows for it. Whether you choose to add KtGC or not, you may want to strongly consider adding Inspiring Statuary so you can cast non-artifact spells sooner and have resistance to spells and abilities that won't allow you to activate abilities.

Also, you may want to consider adding cards that will allow you to shuffle your library into your deck including, but not limited, to Cranial Archive and Elixir of Immortality.

I hope this helps. Happy Hunting

TypicalTimmy on Should I Use Board Wipes …

2 years ago

You may want to consider the Timmy route and go for massive X-spells, such as:

Also Anger of the Gods is underrated and can prove useful against certain archetypes. Now while it is true that you are hitting your own Werewolves in this process, you can always cast more, hold back on them, or find ways to get them from your graveyard. For example, Feldon's Cane, Renewing Touch, Piper's Melody, Cranial Archive and Elixir of Immortality.

Have land tutors and land ramp spells and the rest as Werewolves. Now you can ramp out Werewolves to apply pressure, wrath the board and get your puppies back. The goal of the deck would be to wear thin your opponent's resources with a continual assault across the board at all times.

As an added bonus, his reverse side wants to have tons of mana anyway, so focusing on X-cost spells is perfect.

I'd recommend Skyclave Relic and Empowered Autogenerator for some serious ramp, and Lithoform Engine and Strionic Resonator to copy his ability, and Rings of Brighthearth

TheoryCrafter on Bacon and (Dragon) Eggs

3 years ago

Have you considered Bear Umbra and Sarkhan's Triumph ? Once you have Bear Umbra in your hand you can then use Sarkhan's Triumph to search for Hellkite Charger, put it and BU on the Battlefield and have an infinite combo.

May I suggest Rhythm of the Wild and Cindervines ? The Former is an upgrade on Fires of Yavimaya and the latter deals damage each time your opponents cast a spell with an added destroy target artifact or enchantment bonus.

I think you should go all in on eggs. That would mean adding Nesting Dragon straight into your deck. to get extra landfall activations I'd recommend lands for sacrificing to get basic lands. These lands include, but are not limited to, Evolving Wilds , Fabled Passage and Naya Panorama .

Other cards you can use to get lands include, but are not limited to, Armillary Sphere and Expedition Map . These cards can be reused if you can find spots for artifacts such as Cranial Archive and Elixir of Immortality . Walking Atlas will allow you to play an extra land each turn. These artifacts will also help to boost the number of artifacts you need to take advantage of Freejam Tyrant's improvise ability.

Also, look at more White, Red and Green cards that have the Changeling ability. They count as EVERY creature type.

With all the eggs needing to get bumped off you may want to consider any combination of Dragon Broodmother , Hellkite Hatchling , Predator Dragon , Preyseizer Dragon and Voracious Dragon . Any one of these can replace Descent of the Dragons. Though with Voracious Dragon you may want to consider finding space for more goblins.

I hope this was both a short and long term help.

Happy Hunting!

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