Manic Scribe


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Shadows over Innistrad Uncommon

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Manic Scribe

Creature — Human Wizard

When Manic Scribe enters the battlefield, each opponent puts the top three cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.

Delirium — At the beginning of each opponent's upkeep, if there are four or more card types among cards in your graveyard, that player puts the top three cards of his or her library into his or her grabveyard.

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Manic Scribe Discussion

amhood on Curse of Mill

1 week ago

I think Blue Red would be better for a mill strategy. You have Fevered Visions to make them draw more and access to better kill spells if needed. While running cards like Startled Awake + Fraying Sanity is pretty crazy. Red also gives you access to Collective Defiance for when you have 1 or more Fraying Sanity to mill them a bunch. This also gives you a transformative sideboard to go from mill to something a little more beat down with Enigma Drake You could also look into Manic Scribe. Wouldn't be too hard to get creature, instant, sorcery, and land into grave if you run a few cycle lands or evolving wilds. Hopefully my inpute helps (the blue cards at least)

Just my 2 cents.

KuraiU on Bant Turbo Fog Mill

1 week ago

Do you want a Compelling Argument or would you rather get a Minister of Inquiries. There's also the Seer of the Last Tomorrow and the Manic Scribe is always ready to write stuff off. Do you have any Fleeting Memories? Perhaps a Trail of Evidence was left behind for you to find them. (Sorry, not sorry. Payback for the impressions)

You should already know what fogs you need, and additional card draw like Fevered Visions could also be good.

DubiousDanish on Fraying Sanity (HOU Standard)

1 week ago

Anytime xTwisteDx! To me the worst feeling in magic is when you piece a deck together and it gets smashed on by something you hadn't accounted for. Edifice of Authority and Bounty of the Luxa hold a special place for me, anytime I draft one of those I get really strong results. It helped me to tailor my suggestions when you mentioned what specifically was giving you problems, an aggressive red deck in this case. As for Manic Scribe, instead of focusing on the "Delirium" clause try to think of it as cmc 2 mill 3 that leaves a 0/3 life point buffer. It performs better than one would expect.

xTwisteDx on Fraying Sanity (HOU Standard)

1 week ago

DubiousDanish you've outdone yourself my friend. I'm liking that Edifice of Authority I think I'll drop the Glimmer and put those in for sure. Manic Scribe is a nice card too but is certainly a 4x since getting delirium with this deck won't be easy so it'll sideboard for sure.

DubiousDanish on Fraying Sanity (HOU Standard)

1 week ago

With Glimmer of Genius you want a deck that is already running some energy-centric package. It helps resupply in multiple ways, but won't help you apply pressure immediately. Adding Dynavolt Tower to your sideboard would help to buffer against any aggressive strategies and create more synergy for Glimmer of Genius. Edifice of Authority can be used here instead if you drop Glimmer of Genius from your build, as it does not require energy to use. Essence Extraction can be used to kill off a haste creature and recoup life lost from an attacker that slipped through. Grip of the Roil can frost a creature and draw you a card. Lay Bare the Heart synergizes with Fraying Sanity and removes threats before your opponent can cast them. Manic Scribe has an etb mill 3 and can then block for you. Consign / Oblivion can stall a spell and then aftermath to make them discard it which will work with Fraying Sanity. Those are some options to consider while tinkering with your build, I hope something catches your eye.

noodr on General Mills

1 week ago

I would suggest you checking out Pieces of the Puzzle. It's great for cycling through your deck and gets delirium online for your Manic Scribe. Nice deck! :) Gotta love the mill!

ccmaci on How to Mil Someone to Death in Seven Turns

1 week ago

Thank you so much for your comment Persistent_Nightmare56, I didn't think about Thing in the Ice  Flip xD. I'll be adding that.

With Manic Scribe, it's best with delirium activated and it's hard to actually get that with the amount of card types in this deck, I'll think about it though.

I'm not adding Sweep Away just because it's mana cost is too high for this deck and it would cost 7 mana to do what you said (5 if I was playing Manic Scribe, still too much though :/).

I don't really need to rely on a perfect hand, just one or 2 of the combo pieces and some card draw work out well.

Thank you again for you comment!

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