Manic Scribe


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) 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

Psychorave on Mill Thrill

6 days ago

MrTristan19 Thank you for your reply! I have considered Manic Scribe. I've switched it in and out a few times but not recently. Only few reasons I stayed with Jace's Phantasm was the one Mana and Flying. I may just give that a shot again with a couple of changes to the deck. I also like the idea of using less Fraying Sanitys.

MrTristan19 on Mill Thrill

6 days ago

Love the description and the deck, my only questions are: -Have you considered Manic Scribe? It blocks better than phantasm and synergizes well with your mesmeric orb -I've heard that Fraying sanity is best at 3 or 2 since you don't want to see more than 1 copy bc it doesn't do anything by itself

Keep on Millin'!

echojunge on Blue Black Mill

1 month ago

Hi DRmagic2017

The idea is that Hedron Crab sports a great early game with Terramorphic Expanse and Evolving Wilds so when they kill him it generates value for Manic Scribe.

And I will definitely consider Archive Trap in combo with Ghost Quarter! Thanks!

kamarupa on legend of the draw/mil deck

1 month ago

I think if you are going to draw a lot of cards, you're going to need more mana. I think Kiora's Follower is probably about as good as you can get playing budget Simic. I suggest running 6 or more mana dorks.

A few spells to consider:

Unblockable: Invisible Stalker, Silhana Ledgewalker

Mill: Jace's Erasure, Tome Scour, Manic Scribe, Hedron Crab

Draw Card/Tutor: Harmonize, Temple Bell

Removal: Imprisoned in the Moon, Pongify, Beast Within, Lignify

Land: Reliquary Tower, Buried Ruin

Non-Combat Damage: Throne of the God-Pharaoh

DRmagic2017 on Blue Black Mill

1 month ago

Hi! I'm crazy about mill decks too. I like the idea but I'm not sure about Manic Scribe. Jace's Phantasm seems much better. And why don't you add Archive Trap? It's a classic combo: Ghost Quarter + Archive Trap.

eatmygender on Memory is such a tricky thing.

1 month ago

I love the idea of mill, and in practice it only works some of the time, which saddens me. I'd like to recommend Manic Scribe, however, and wish you luck in your endeavors.

_Delta_ on Need help on choosing a ...

2 months ago

Hey Loeffner, I have put together a few decklists for you here on tappedout, keeping in mind what you have said. I don't know how much more cheaper I can make some of these though without compromising their strategies, but I will leave that up to you to decide.

In fact this first one is the Second Sun Control challenger deck that Wizards put out for sale a few months ago, in fact I play a more expensive version of this deck in standard currently. It could be a good starting point.

Second Sun Control

Casual Delta-117


Here is another control deck except this one's a little different because the goal is to mill your opponent(s). It plays a lot of fog effects like Holy Day to stall attacks against you. I won't take credit for this one either as it's originally a budget magic deck posted by SaffronOlive over at mtggoldfish, however I have made numerous changes to the deck that have made it closer to your price range. (Note there's a number of cards that I left to the side as potential changes you could make to the list).

Turbo Fog

Standard* Delta-117


Next is another mill deck, but this one is different again by playing bounce spells like Engulf the Shore, Blink of an Eye etc alongside again Sphinx's Tutelage (It's cheaper than the above list even after the cuts, but I don't think it would fair as well against aggressive decks tbh). I use to play a casual standard deck like this one once in standard, but if I recall I had a few other things in the deck such as Thing in the Ice  Flip and Manic Scribe?

Mono Blue Mill

Casual* Delta-117


All of this I put together in the span of like 30 minutes and they lack sideboards atm. They all could maybe use some more changes, but I think they are a decent start to what you maybe had in mind. I think if any, you should go for either the Approach of the Second Sun challenger deck or the turbo fog deck listed above out of all of these and you can make more changes as you see fit from there. I hope some of this is of use anyways!

Silverdrake on Blue-Black Mill

2 months ago

Suggestions all depend on how much you're willing to spend. Archive Trap and Glimpse the Unthinkable are the most powerful mill spells in modern, but they've got a hefty price tag on them. Fraying Sanity and Mind Funeral are also fantastic cards for this sort of deck but cost less. Surgical Extraction and Extirpate let you neuter your opponent once you mill a few high-power cards. Visions of Beyond is incredible draw power. Fatal Push and Go for the Throat are probably the two best black removal spells in modern right now. Hedron Crab and Manic Scribe both work wonders in this sort of deck. Another high price tag card that you might look at is Mesmeric Orb. Crypt Incursion is great in the sideboard against aggro matchups to help keep you alive.

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