Blood Scrivener


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dragon's Maze Rare

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Blood Scrivener

Creature — Zombie Wizard

If you would draw a card while you have no cards in hand, instead draw two cards and lose 1 life.

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Blood Scrivener Discussion

xyr0s on Nobody expects the black counterspell (Black Burn)

1 day ago

On the "what is better graveyard hate": I know that Tormod's Crypt is cheaper in terms of mana, but replacing itself is a big deal with both Nihil Spellbomb and Relic of Progenitus.

So far, though, your decks have suffered a littel bit from taxing their own mana. Thrull Parasites extort costs mana, Will-o'-the-Wisps regeneration costs mana... One or two things requiring a bit of mana is ok, but it runs up pretty fast, and going gets hard for decks with only 20 lands.

Apart from that, Blood Scrivener and Asylum Visitor only really works if you can reliably empty your hand. When you have mana you need to keep open, you play your cards slower, and therefore find it harder to trigger these 2 not-quite-bobs.

Sweepea38 on Nobody expects the black counterspell (Black Burn)

1 day ago

No problem nicochulo. I'd also recomend, if nihil spellbomb is too slow for you, another reasonable option is Tormod's Crypt. It is a lot better if you find yourself needing no interuptions with your mana. It doesn't replace itself on use but it's zero mana to play and use! also unless if Thrull Parasite has a specific use in your deck, I'd recommend putting in another creature. maybe an Asylum Visitor or a Blood Scrivener?

Dorotheus on Mad Squee's Zombie Emporium

3 weeks ago

@ IlGuale if Asylum Visitor was a Zombie, I wouldn't have to even pick lol but Blood Scrivener giving extra cards AND being a Zombie actually comes up a lot, and can be manipulated to draw even more cards than Asylum Visitor ever could, with Cryptbreaker.

IlGuale on Mad Squee's Zombie Emporium

3 weeks ago

I would play Asylum Visitor over Blood Scrivener since it does pretty much the same thing, but with 1 bonus point in poeer and Madness.

theindigoeffect on Question Concerning deck: Bulls on ...

3 weeks ago

Wow, I'm really impressed with your suggestions, PurpleSprout458.

I think I can mitigate the amount of life loss via Phyrexian Reclamation and Blood Scrivener with cards like Skeletal Scrying and Coffin Queen.

I am curious why you prefer Chain of Smog to Delirium Skeins, and furthermore, do you consider Hymn to Tourach to be superior to Chain of Smog?

PurpleSprout458 on Question Concerning deck: Bulls on ...

3 weeks ago

I usually use a suite of artifacts help offset discard effects like Neheb's: Fool's Tome, Bottled Cloister, and Gustha's Scepter.

With a deck like Bulls on Parade, I'd be far more concerned with the near-constant loss of life from cards like Phyrexian Reclamation, Blood Scrivener, and Asylum Visitor. I've used Trading Post and Urborg Syphon-Mage in the past to gain and still stay on-theme.

Also, I've had far more luck with Chain of Smog over Delirium Skeins, especially in multiplayer. Good luck hellbending!

NobleGhost117 on Bontu the Tiny Glorified Zombie God

4 weeks ago

If you're worried about not having a low enough mana curve, I found the following zombies: Festering Mummy, Black Cat, Blood Scrivener, Boneknitter, Null Champion, Plaguebearer

JuanAM9K on The Walking Dead

1 month ago


I'm currently testing Blood Scrivener. I was using other draw spells but I think that this is better. It's obviously worse than Dark Confidant, but synergizes with other zombies and with the Copter.

Bloodsoaked Champion is maybe the worst creature in the deck, but I need to run it because the deck wants to be a little bit more aggro than yours. The 2 power and the 1cmc balance the drawback of not being able to return it whenever I want. If I wanted to play something less aggresive, I would probably run Cryptbreaker, which you also run.

(Sorry for my english, I'm from Spain)

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