Blood Scrivener


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dragon's Maze (DGM) 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.

Blood Scrivener Discussion

HowVery on Varina, Queen of the Dead

22 hours ago

The discard/cycling section on EDHREC has a lot of nice things to look into, for example, Shadow of the Grave turns that filter from Varina into outright draw, Blood Scrivener is a 2 cmc zombie that acts like a Phyrexian Arena if you're dumping your hand to 0 (though I will say that's a risky prospect and the arena is more survivable).

Icbrgr on "When You Fall in a Bottomless Pit..."

5 days ago

it always feels off to brush off/disregard mana acceleration... but currently you dont seem to need it? maybe if you were running a big beautiful sorcery like Rise of the Dark Realms or more 5+ CMC stuff like Dictate of Erebos something then i could see it... but as is i think you would be better off putting in some draw spells/engines. Some budget options i can think of are Phyrexian Arena / Blood Scrivener / Null Profusion or even Night's Whisper / Altar's Reap .

Happymaster19 on The Undead Curse [Modern Zombies]

6 days ago


There are Collective Brutality s and Surgical Extraction s in the side. I may change some slots to get a couple Thoughtseize s in the side.

Which Liliana do you speak of?

I might go up some Ghost Quarter and an additional Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth if I see more Tron. That’s what the sideboard Pithing Needle s and Damping Sphere s are for.

Cryptbreaker is what let’s us get away with Blood Scrivener . That and Copter. Copter is best.

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

1 month ago


White gets draw from some incidental spells like Wall of Omens , from specific requirements, like Aura/Enchantment, Equipment/Artifacts, Sram, Senior Edificer , Puresteel Paladin , Mesa Enchantress , Kor Spiritdancer , Dawn of Hope , but also has just plain hate, like Spirit of the Labyrinth and Alms Collector .

Blue obviously has just plain card draw.

Black pays life for cards Underworld Connections , Blood Scrivener , Necropotence , Phyrexian Arena , Sign in Blood , Live Fast , Read the Bones , or Cruel Bargain . You can also Sacrifice Creatures for Cards.

Red gets cards for limited time, Experimental Frenzy , or it comes with Discard Wheel of Fortune Faithless Looting , or Burning Inquiry .

Green is already flush with cards similar to yours, Primordial Sage , Soul of the Harvest , Selvala, Heart of the Wilds for example.

MutaliskLord4 on Varina’s Deadboys

1 month ago

This will sound bad, but you will want cheap, mediocre zombies. Dread Wanderer and Stitcher's Supplier have slightly niche abilities, but having zombies low on your curve is key to allowing you to abuse Varina's amazing card filtering ability. For 2-drops, Blood Scrivener , Graveyard Marshal , Metallic Mimic , Mummy Paramount , Nightscape Familiar , Relentless Dead , Wight of Precinct Six and Withered Wretch all have some decent abilities. Some of them are just efficient beaters, while others serve as reanimation, lords, token production, card draw and ramp, as well as graveyard hate, which is very important to have in an edh deck. Here is my list if you want to check it out.

Loco-Motive on In the Company of Zombies

1 month ago

It has been SOME time since I updated this deck (though I have been in real life and just not on here).

I removed some of the additional spells in the main in favor of packing in more creature muscle. I moved the Thoughtseize to the sideboard and am going to try out 2x Ammit Eternal and 2x Blood Scrivener . I like the way Ammit hits hard for three mana, hits my opponent even when blocked, and can be a target for Plague Belcher 's -1/-1 counters while possible being able to shrug them off with a hit! I'm willing to give it a shot. I don't want to slot in pure card draw spells and lose steam in the creature ranks, so I'm giving Scrivener a shot.

I took out the Abrupt Decay in favor of Assassin's Trophy . I like the more catch-all aspect of it. I also included a single Tragic Slip for anything annoying that's hard to just flat out hit with Assain's Trophy. I'm lookin' at you, you annoying Eldrazi.

Lotleth Troll has been amazing in play so I bumped him up from 3 to 4 in the main. Lastly, I tucked 3x Gray Merchant of Asphodel in the sideboard for long-running matches or, I dunno, Ensnaring Bridge hijinks.

We'll see what this does this weekend!

Always open to suggestions! Please!

MarrecoMTG on Casually Dead [Modern]

6 months ago

Thanks for the input Icbrgr! The deck is definitely fun to play, just not sure how competitive yet.. Blood Scrivener is a good card for sure, at the moment I don't find myself with no cards in hand often, but it is definetly something for the maybe-board that can be added in as needed - maybe in place of someGraveyard Marshals

Icbrgr on Casually Dead [Modern]

6 months ago

this looks both fair and fun... Blood Scrivener can be a nice draw engine to consider as a 1-2 of.

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Blood Scrivener occurrence in decks from the last year

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