Manic Scribe

Legality

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

SentinelElf2711 on Mill Deck

1 month ago

If u want to play Consuming Aberration you need for sure at least 2 copies of Rite of Consumption if u want an enchantament you have to put in Fraying Sanity that is superior. Ghost Quarter aren't good anymore: now you have to play Field of Ruin, you also have to put in 2 more Archive Trap that is very good with Field of Ruin. Now Glimpse the Unthinkable now cost less because was reprinted in mm17 so you can buy it if u can, because it is very strong,a core card. Instead of Jace's Phantasm you can play Manic Scribe. But if you like the combo with Consuming Aberration keep them. But put out Artful Dodge and put in Rite of Consumption, the problems are removals, aberration can be easily removed, so you need some Counters. Hope my advices are useful :). P.S. I made some changes to my deck, if u want to see them ;)

Psychorave on Mill Thrill

1 month 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

1 month 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 Conquest: Blue Black Mill

2 months 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

2 months 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 Conquest: Blue Black Mill

2 months 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.

3 months 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 ...

3 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

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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

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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

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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!

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