Laboratory Maniac


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Innistrad Rare

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Laboratory Maniac

Creature — Human Wizard

If you would draw a card while your library has no cards in it, you win the game instead.

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Laboratory Maniac Discussion

leon_bulminot on milling all day

21 hours ago

Tlipoch, BMpatrol...So I ran quite a number of tests with the new deck version and discovered a unique variant of the deck. I have the ability to use Glimpse or Mind Sculpt but prefer mind sculpt. Not because of price but because of Manic Scribe. I can mill myself to kick off Delirium, within one turn.

I also dropped Oboro to 2 copies and honestly, I had no issues drawing it if I dropped a mill on myself occasionally. I didn't realize how much deck control I could have with one or two self mills to move things out of the way.

Once I physically have cards in hand, I'll update the deck list. I'm keeping the maybe board.

I gave the Aether Hub and Theorist a run as well and it required me to modify the deck into a mono blue deck but opened up a few possibilities, namely in the form of self milling, drawing, and winning with Laboratory Maniac. That version used Increasing Confusion as well, especially since it mills itself and utilizes the Flashback mechanics to self mill.

DiscardDecard on SUUUUUUUUURGE!!!!

2 days ago

Ou I like the Elvish Visionary & Laboratory Maniac plan. Helps you dig for the Primal Surge and can act as a chump block and also triggers Laboratory Maniac for the win afterwards. You could also change it to mono G if that's the case

cluggiero on SUUUUUUUUURGE!!!!

2 days ago

DiscardDecard: ETB effects of cards put down by Primal Surge don't trigger until it resolves, and you get to choose the order they go on the stack. So it doesn't matter when Mogis's Marauder actually hits the battlefield.

frostedflakesofdoom: I was thinking of using a one of Laboratory Maniac with a Regal Force and/or Elvish Visionary-type thing. Good suggestion!

frostedflakesofdoom on SUUUUUUUUURGE!!!!

2 days ago

Maybe a one of Laboratory Maniac and something like Griselbrand that lets you draw for the win?

EddCrawley on Help Wanted: New Combo Database

3 days ago

Infinite Combo 1

Brood Monitor + Eldrazi Displacer

for infinite ETB triggers, eg Trostani, Selesnya's Voice

Infinite Combo 2

Ezuri, Claw of Progress + Sage of Hours

with 5 experience counters.

Syngery Combo 1

Enter the Infinite + Laboratory Maniac

EDH only, cast ETI, put back a land, cast LM, use spell to draw 2 cards.

Syngery Combo 2

Rite of Replication + Biovisionary

Ja1n on EDH Sidisi, Brood Tyrant

3 days ago


-1 Corpse Connoisseur (Entomb felt better and can get you off to a great early start).

-1 Nyx Weaver (While has great synergy with Sidisi, is definitely less powerful than anything else).

-1 Ghost Quarter (Deck wanted ramp and I'm comfortable with 36 lands)

-1 Whip of Erebos (Exiling something always felt like too big a cost)

-1 Jarad's Orders (Effect replaced with Entomb and I couldn't really think of a card I wanted in my hand that I wouldn't rather just have in the yard, although maybe Big Game Hunter)

+1 Deathrite Shaman (Creature and ramp, gets a big tick of approval! Plenty of lands in the yard for redundancy. If it really screws over the Worm Harvest plan I'll reconsider.)

+1 Entomb (This is a reanimate deck, this guy and a reanimate in the opener is a big game!).

+1 Birthing Pod (Sacrificing creatures is great! Getting more powerful creatures from that is great).

+1 Dosan the Falling Leaf (Makes the Laboratory Maniac a more reliable win-con on your turn)

+1 Brutalizer Exarch (Tutors where you can dredge it into the yard or draw it is awesome and so is tucking annoying permanants. Deck does feel low-ish on removal for a black deck to he helps.)

Overlordamse on Do whatever you want just don't attack me! :O

5 days ago

I would suggest adding in a Rite of the Raging Storm instead of Assault Suit. As it presses the action faster. Also if you want a little more pillow fort, a Righteous Aura is great and would help out w/ your Sphere of Safety. As to your predicament about other players winning whilst they have a bunch of draw, I can only suggest more counter spell effects. If you wanted to, you can go w/ Mind Over Matter. As it would combo w/ any tap-draw effect and Laboratory Maniac as a side win condition for yourself.

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