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
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on Dimill

6 days ago

How competitive do you want the deck and how much money do you want to spend? The best mill decks don't actually play very many mill spells, instead relying on stalling out the game to buy time, and thus have more cards.

The best mill effects are Archive Trap , Hedron Crab , Manic Scribe , Glimpse the Unthinkable , and Mesmeric Orb . Discard spells are very good. Visions of Beyond and Shelldock Isle are great card advantage sources. Field of Ruin is amazing in its own right, but also turns on Archive Trap . Trapmaker's Snare is extra copies of archive trap.

Don't get too cute with what you try to do. The big creatures are generally pretty bad.

Ensnaring Bridge is one of the best cards you can play in mill, but also the most expensive.

VexxValentine on Competitive UB mill modern (2019)

2 months ago

so one thing ive done with my mill deck is i went esper, wub, and used Path to Exile as my main removal while also getting access to all the great white sideboard cards i also have discovered Manic Scribe is less than marginal and using additional Mission Briefing s to abuse the interaction with Archive Trap also during my play testing 4x Mesmeric Orb isnt fully needed because while it does stop alot of aggressive strats you just still end up dying because you dont have interaction hence why i run 2 and then mainboards Echoing Truth and Detention Sphere and i also run Supreme Verdict to make punishing creature decks better

keevel on Who wants do be a MILLionaire? (U/B Mill)

3 months ago

If you're going away from creatures then the best budget-ish mill cards are: Fraying Sanity , Breaking , and Mind Funeral . I'd try to build those playsets.

Note: Hedron Crab and Manic Scribe do die to removal, but their mill is awesome and would push toward more mill wins!!!

Podkomorka on Pauper EDH Deck Compendium

3 months ago

lonesentinel we're not interested in comparing decks here. If you ever want lots of advice from format experts go ahead and join us at the Official PDH Discord (link in description). Thank you for your submissions and welcome to the format friend!

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lonesentinel on Pauper EDH Deck Compendium

3 months ago


I have made 2 pauper decks recently, as I was introduced to pauper by a personal friend Cloudius. Shoutout to him for his advice and chart-topping decks!

First deck is a homebrew Valduk, Keeper of the Flame . Unlike the one already posted here, I believe my iteration is faster because I cut most of the cards/ redundancies that are above 3 CMC.


2nd deck is a AOE Mill with Manic Scribe at the helm, control based and using bounce shenanigans to topdeck any number of opponents.

PDH-Are my creatures vanishing or is it your deck?

hungry000 on Jace Deck ideas

3 months ago

If you were to go with mill, you'd want to go UB, especially if you go up against aggro often. You might not be able to afford some of the better mill cards though, like Glimpse the Unthinkable , Archive Trap , Mesmeric Orb (if you were to spend some extra $ get those Glimpses first). Crypt Incursion , Profane Memento , Darkness , Gigadrowse , and various B removal spells ( Languish , Cry of the Carnarium , Fatal Push ) would help out your aggro matchup a lot. Hedron Crab and Manic Scribe can block if need be.

keevel on Don't "Mind" Me

3 months ago

Find what is fun for you!

Breaking , Manic Scribe and Mission Briefing would likely be the best pure mill bang for your buck right now, but scribe need you putting cars in the GY like Fountain of Renewal

Extirpate is the "budget" version of the Surgical Extraction MagicTroll suggested above. Still out of budget.

You may also want to consider going up a land or two. Or add more card draw. For me 1 land = 2 Opt . Without them I'd run 23 lands.

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