Walking Archive

Walking Archive

Artifact Creature — Golem

Defender (This creature can't attack.)

Walking Archive enters the battlefield with a +1/+1 counter on it.

At the beginning of each player's upkeep, that player draws a card for each +1/+1 counter on Walking Archive.

(2)(White)(Blue): Put a +1/+1 counter on Walking Archive.

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Set Rarity
Dissension (DIS) Rare

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

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Walking Archive Discussion

DemonDragonJ on Which Card Should Replace Temple …

1 month ago

Everyone here has given me a different suggestion, which shall make this more difficult to process, but I shall address each suggestion in turn.

spoonieluv1023, Walking Archive is a nice card, but the fact that its ability triggers only during each player's upkeep severely limits its usefulness.

StopShot, if Tome of Legends did not require mana to activate its ability, I likely would have chosen it,but none of the other cards that I have mentioned here require mana to sue their abilities, so that is very important. As for Generous Patron, I would like to limit how frequently I place counters on creatures that I do not control.

Daveslab2022, King_marchesa, I was already considering Otherworld Atlas, anyway, so I shall most likely use that card, but I will also purchase a copy of Mindless Automaton, to see which card performs better in this deck.

spoonieluv1023 on Which Card Should Replace Temple …

1 month ago

May I suggest Walking Archive? It is a creature but synergizes with Atraxa pretty well. Plus, you only put the +1/+1 counter on it when it will benefit you the most.

AkaAkuma on Reyhan&Ishai | Where Unstoppable Meets Immovable!

5 months ago

Phoe, hard question. I would possibly cut cards like vigor, shalai, mycoloth, Master biomancer or Sheoldred since they don't add consistency for a win but are just goodstuff to make room for tutors and Blade of Selves, Sage of Hours and Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord (winning with jarad gets old really quickly).

Also maybe you want to include Spike Feeder, Triskelion infinite combos

Fetch jarad with 40 power on board, Blade of selves equipped on reyhan swings for 21 commander damage in a 4man game (explained in a primer). Herald of Secret Streams, Simic Ascendancy (not included in my deck) and my favorite Walking Archive are some powerful win options.

I hope you have fun with these 2!

CaprineGrunt on Unscrewable Zedruu [Primer]

5 months ago

The only reason Walking Atlas isn't on the deck is because I had forgotten it existed, Shammies25.

As for political candy, I recommend Humble Defector, Duelist's Heritage, and if you're feeling particularly generous, Howling Mine effects. But usually you can play the good guy by giving lands to the mana screwed. Gwafa Hazid, Profiteer goes well with this playstyle. Walking Archive is a decent gift too, especially if you can convince the giftee to invest mana into it.

kamelyan on 'Tis the Season for Some Huggin'

8 months ago

My last game of 2019 ended in a five-player tie after a four-and-a-half hour match. Exquisite.

At one point, I had Font of Mythos , Howling Mine , Anvil of Bogardan , and Walking Archive out on the field. Most of the board had been wiped by a "destroy all nonland, nonartifact permanents" spell (which was warranted, since I had basically my whole deck on board). With all the card draws I had, I also had over one hundred treasure tokens from the recently removed Smothering Tithe (great card, by the way; even better with Teferi's Puzzle Box ). I dumped it all into Walking Archive , now with twenty-six counters.

It looked like I was about to win; each of my opponents had less than thirty cards in the library (one even at seven). But in the true spirit of my deck, I cast Emergency Powers , effectively resetting the game.

To think, this all started because I wanted an excuse to run Haunted Angel .

KibaAlpha on Reyhan and Ishai's Counterattack

1 year ago


That's pretty cool when two people build off one another. Last_Laugh suggested Bramble Sovereign to me earlier this year. I tried it out but it didn't quite mesh with my build. Still I love the card and the artwork is fantastic. I wish it was legendary though.

I'm only hated on for those when my friends don't have an answer to them. It's a lot of damage.

Walking Archive I hadn't even considered that but damn what a potential win con. I may have to consider that.

AkaAkuma on Reyhan and Ishai's Counterattack

1 year ago

I think he got the clone and blade of selves strategy from me when he started begin this year, he suggested Bramble Sovereign in return. I posted this strategy with a primer about it in 2017. But perhaps he also came up with it himself.

I have never been hated upon with those cards or Reyhan, most people are very surprised and enthusiastic about the possibilities. Especially dumping 100 counters on Walking Archive and passing on the turn is a mind blowing strat to others. But I usually play something else in my playgroup. With Reyhan my games are always a 3v1 haha

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