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Jayemdae Tome 
8th Edition Rare

Reviewed November 3, 2003

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Jayemdae Tome - Card draw leads to card advantage, and card advantage wins games. I'll repeat that until the end of time. Tome is slow though, and it hasn't seen constructed play at all that I know of. And now with the introduction of Mirrodin, it really loses appeal as artifact removal becomes a main deck consideration.  In casual constructed, it has it's place, but many casual players tend to like life gain and big bodies more than card draw.

In limited, it's a must play.  It's an artifact, so it fits in any deck, and any and every deck should play it, pure and simple.

Casual Constructed: 2.5
Limited: 4
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 Jaymdae Tome

I can't see ever using this card. To draw 2 cards it costs 12 mana, or you
could draw 2 with Inspiration for 4 mana. Draw 3 and discard one or two with
Thirst For Knowledge is cheaper yet. Yeah...dont use this of your own free

I asked someone "Jaymdae Tome, yay or nay" and he he replied with "hell no"

Casual Rating: 1
Art Rating: 1
I don't like this card. Even in my Type 1 artifact deck [on Apprentice] that tended to generate immense amounts of mana, I used Urza's Blueprints instead because it was a flat 12 mana to keep in play. The two reasons this card is never used is because you need to spend 8 to draw a single card. In the past two Type 2 formats, Accumulated Knowledge, Fact or Fiction, and Deep Analysis have proved to be more efficient card drawing tools. In 8th Limited, it might help but you're better off using another creature.

Type 2: 2
8th Limited: 2

 Van Zandt
Jayemdae Tome

Not quite the powerhouse of card drawing it used to be, it's still quite
solid in limited (I think more than a lot of people give it credit for),
although treasure trove is better, this doesn't require you to be in blue.
In constructed though, there's generally better (read: cheaper) ways to get
your card advantage.

constructed 2.8
limited 3.3

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