When Mangara's Tome enters the battlefield, search your library for five cards. Remove those cards from the game face down, then shuffle them. Then shuffle your library.
(2): The next time you would draw a card this turn, instead put the top card removed from the game with Mangara's Tome into its owner's hand.
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Mangara's Tome Discussion
2 weeks ago
Hey great deck! Im in the throes of building myself, and had a few questions. Looks like you have a lot of control elements, but you talk about giving your opponents advantage etc. Do you feel there's enough of that part? Just asking as wanna try and balance my own deck. Would definitely recommend Mangara's Tome for flavour too
1 year ago
Hey, thanks a bunch for the comment!
Those are great suggestions, I've added most of them into the deck and can't wait to try them out next time I play. Mana Flare is definitely up Chandler's alley, and I love Kill Switch, and since I already had some untap cards in here anyway it fits right in. Also agreed on Hoarding Dragon and Godo, I've switched them in in place of the riskier tutors that I had ( Skyship Weatherlight and Mangara's Tome , those have screwed me over in the past.)
I've played with this deck maybe 8 times total? It's only won once, but I'll be damned if it isn't fun to play with regardless. I've gotten that three-card combo off a couple times and it is the most satisfying thing in the world. :)
1 year ago
This is such a fun deck idea! I love seeing creative decks like this — I would never have thought of this myself.
While not a book or "librarian" himself, Skilled Animator prominently features books in the artwork, and he might complement your high amount of non-creature artifacts pretty well.
Similarly, Artificer's Assistant is portrayed as being in a library, and would complement the large amount of artifacts (including the Artifact Creatures) being cast.
As to books, Mangara's Tome is an interesting effect. If you find that there's specific cards you generally want to be casting in this deck, then this might be a way to set up that win-con. A similarly interesting effect is Tunnel Vision . I could see this fetching the missing piece between Learn from the Past and Animate Library, if you have one and need the other.
You'll be casting mostly non-creature spells, so you should be able to put quite a few Lore counters on Scroll of the Masters . Combined with Suspicious Bookcase, this might be another way to push some damage through.
You draw a lot of cards, so you may not find a card like Index to be that useful, but just in case, figured it was worth mentioning!
Some other card draw options for your consideration, all featuring books:
1 year ago
Potential stuff to cut:
Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite (Good but costy...), Crawlspace (Who attacks here?), Tamiyo's Journal + Thraben Inspector Combo (Huh... No more mass repeatable tutoring I guess; unless one can suggest something that's not Ring of Three Wishes ( is bad at counters as a whole... :/), anything overcosted (Planar Bridge or even Mangara's Tome.), I don't even know what to replace w/...), Strionic Resonator (This is Plausible; I dunno if I should cut it...), Icy Manipulator (the cost is severe; & can only apply to one opponent w/o Paradox Engine...), Vedalken Orrery (Having Flash is good, but is it good here?), Aegis of the Gods (Is having Hexproof in this case good?), Farrelite Priest (A mediocre Mana Dork...), Several other ETB/CIP Creatures (This is noted as Eldrazi Displacer is booted.), Possibly Ashes of the Abhorrent (VERY Similar to Grafdigger's Cage. Is this good?), & that's all I can think of... Is this a good assortment of cuts, hkhssweiss? I'm just doing some guesses on this for now...
1 year ago
Other things removed:,Browbeat, Risk Factor, not the Brisela, Voice of Nightmares Combo as it locks down nearly all staples of cEDH for being "CMC3 Danger Zone". Same for Concerted Effort + Pristine Angel as my stuff that wrecks fields has immunity towards such cards' Color Identity. Same applies for Odric, Lunarch Marshal even though Sky Terror & Swiftblade Vindicator are removed. Possibly adding them back... Still trying on Damage Doubling as Gisela, Blade of Goldnight is, basically this.
Question: Are the following cards good?
Planar Bridge (Hefty cost to search for Permanents, but can put them in play right away. Plus, I already have infinite mana combos to boot.)
Mangara's Tome (Not sure if drawing a card at the start of a turn is a replacement effect, but if not, this can give you all 5 cards easy. I don't think this gets sacced after that, so flickering this again would mean potentially, I can play my deck.)
Citanul Flute (Why I have a lot of fat in the first place. I can net both parts of the Brisela, Voice of Nightmares meld, & play them both on the same turn. (Gisela, the Broken Blade is CMC4, & Bruna, the Fading Light is CMC7...) Then hell will be given.)
Your thoughts on these? I'll continue cutting from here. Just got to 100% Competitive though; even though it seems like a hopeless lie...
1 year ago
Planar Bridge is mana intensive, but it's an actual tutor.
Imperial Recruiter if you have low power combo pieces.
Recruiter of the Guard does the same with low toughness.
Sunforger seems good.
Academy Rector for enchantments.
Citanul Flute for creatures.
Hoarding Dragon for artifacts.
Mangara's Tome let's you set up a few draws.
All I found tutor wise in your legal colors.
2 years ago
To the first question: yes, that works. Both Parallel Thoughts and Mangara's Tome have a special type of ability called "linked abilities". One of the detailed rules for linked abilities says that a copy of one of them will also be part of the linked relationship. In your example that means the last ability of Thoughts/Tome can get a card from either of the piles exiled by the first ability or the copy.
To the second question: no, that doesn't work. When a card changes zones, the game treats it as a completely new object with no relation to what it was before (there are a few exceptions, mostly needed to make certain effects work properly, but they don't apply here). In your example, this means the last ability of the "new" Thoughts/Tome is only linked to the first ability of the "new" object. It can't access the cards exiled by the "old" object.