Merchant Scroll


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Eighth Edition (8ED) Uncommon
Homelands (HML) Common
Promo Set (000) None

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Merchant Scroll


Search your library for a blue instant card, reveal that card, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

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Merchant Scroll Discussion

rgwenceslao on Paradox Scepter Storm: cEDH Primer

1 day ago

By the way, what do you think of these adjustments on my version?


  1. Merchant Scroll - This is tough because it is still a tutor. But with a bunch of cantrips and card draw, I either get what I need or get better tutors in hand.

  2. Training Grounds - Becomes a hot target when Thrasios is in play.

  3. Natural State - replaced by Assassin’s Trophy


  1. Rhystic Study - I usually have a creature heavy playgroup, so Mystic Remora sometimes doesn’t give much.

  2. Windfall - I just think this is still a powerful card. Synergizes strongly with Notion Thief, Yawgmoth’s Will and it can give you more cards.

  3. Assassin's Trophy - oh man, how I love this card.

RiledUpWhiteKiddo on Sen Triplets Control

3 days ago

I can tell you're a long time Commander player. You have a TON of helpful advice on cards and combos, however, you mentioned an outdated rule. | (because any of the white mana they would produce with their new plains would instead be colorless, as white is outside of their commanders color identity).

This is incorrect. As of January 2016, you can generate mana outside of your commander's color identity. In the announcement, it specifically mentions Sen Triplets and Celestial Dawn as different parts of the consideration for the change.

My source:

As for helping the deck owner with advice getting faster, I would recommend Mystic Remora, Search for Azcanta  Flip, and Vedalken Orrery. You could probably go down 1 or two lands. Mystical Tutor, Merchant Scroll, and Enlightened Tutor also are great. If it comes down to it, you can tutor (with blue) for a tutor (black), so you can get the card you actually wanted. If you don't mind spending a bit more on mana rocks Mana Crypt and Mana Vault are good ones. Good luck!

hurricane219 on Shuffle Hulk + Ad Nauseam

1 week ago

Would you want to fit Merchant Scroll in the list or is Spellseeker essentially playing that role?

How is this deck in terms of raw speed?

Have you performed goldfish runs on it yet?

Squiggy686the2nd on If you can't beat em....

3 weeks ago

I think Pieces of the Puzzle is better than Strategic Planning (You are not going to be playing planning on turn two anyway, so you may as well get a second spell out of it.) Also I think Empty the Warrens should be in the sideboard, with 4 Gifts Ungiven and a Merchant Scroll, you can reliably find Grapeshot, which is a far more reliable winton pre sideboard hate.

Spirits on Mizzix, the Storm EDH

2 months ago

Hi Modern_Brews,

I've run Mind's Desire it's amazing. I've also ran Ignite Memories. The reason they are not in the build is 1) I don't like the randomness of them (in an Infinite Storm situation, it's just another win-con of which I have others, but it is one way) 2) Outside of an Infinite Storm situation it's high CMC and low ability as a "stand on it's own". As a guide I value cards that have utility outside of the combos (although some don't), I will agree this one is worth it, just didn't make my cut 3) I don't actually need the Storm ability in an Infinite Storm situation anyway, and it bother some other players, when I factored that against my needs to win, I didn't end up needing it.

Spellseeker is fabulous, Tutor a Merchant Scroll and then a Firemind's Foresight to Tutor Reiterate + Comet Storm + Mystical Tutor > Turnabout | Infinite Mana + Infinite Damage. Thanks for the excellent suggestion, I'll try and figure out where she slots in later this week, also being a Wizard is a bonus, perfect!

JohnnyCRO on A Song of Turns and Dongers (cEDH)

2 months ago


I've been working on an Edric deck of mine based on your list, Simon's list and the primer you two did, I'm a big fan of your work. I'm nearly finished with a version I'd be happy with and I'd like to hear your opinion about it; Edric's weenie death squad. "Maybe out" cards are cards that are probably going out, "Maybe in" cards in the maybeboard are about to replace them. The deck isn't really cEDH, I can hardly find enough people for a pod like that here, but I like Edric and the people I like to play with are on the optimized/competitive level, so anything goes (meaning that, for instance, Mental Misstep is dead, but cards like Force of Will and Mana Drain are used a lot).

Also, a few specific questions:

  • What do you think about Merchant Scroll? You guys included it in your budget list, but I don't see some extraordinary utility here (preparing an answer sorcery speed, getting a grave recursion spell and, as of recently, getting Nexus of Fate). I suppose there is no room for it any more, but I'm checking to be "sure".

  • Swan Song gives an opponent a relevant blocker and that's a pain. However nothing I can think of compares to the extraordinary deal of a 1 mana counter. Is it worth the risk in non-cEDH or should I risk and play Spell Pierce (a conditional counter that won't work always, but will work fine more often than not)? Is there a 3rd option you'd recommend?

  • Would Beast Within be a good addition? Since ground blocker isn't relevant to me and there are quite a few decks with problematic permanents around (and a few particularly skilled/problematic players piloting such decks), especially since this is not cEDH and threats can stick. Thoughts?

  • I can't find a Chrome Mox atm. What would you suggest instead? A land or a dork?

  • Eventually I'll get Eladamri, Lord of Leaves, it's just a matter of finding a good offer. But for the time being, and we might be talking months here, I need a replacement. Should I prioritize protection and play Lightning Greaves instead or is there another temporary alternative you'd suggest?

  • What's the purpose of Phantasmal Image in here besides providing a decent attacker? I'm struggling to find one, and when I do I have 2 other decks that want/need it far more (because 2 mana Palinchron is a thing). So I'd like to know more about its function in here to either motivate myself to find it or to find a decent replacement.

Thank you in advance!

BlackyMTG on The Fateshifter | **PRIMER**

2 months ago

Also Merchant Scroll gets Time Warp which seems to be a vital part of your game plan.

TheGamer on Nekusar, Oprah’s Apprentice!

2 months ago

I do like what you have going on here, but I do agree with the last guy that Howling Mine and Kami of the Crescent Moon are both very strong cards you should probably make room for. I can understand why you don't like them in the deck, but they contribute very well to your gameplan, small cmc permanents that make your opponents and you draw cards.

Signets would probably do well in this deck, as honestly the Signets are probably gonna be just strictly better than the Talismans for you.

Also in Commander, tutors are your best friend. Merchant Scroll and Mystical Tutor are both good ones that arent too hefty of a price tag. They can fetch up your wheels which is very nice. Increasing Ambition and Dark Petition are two more cheap tutors, that are yeah definitely worse than Demonic Tutor, but definitely cheap sub-ins.

If im being honest, Id consider adding Duskmantle Guildmage to the deck. Idk how your playgroup is about infinite combos, but having a nice little subtle one in there is nice to have, and if you're running tutors, it should be even easier to pull off.

Finally just to clarify with you, I like a look a lot of a lot of the cards that are in your maybeboard. Are you looking to find room for them in the list? Are you trying to aquire them or havent yet? I can definitely help you with cuts if you need.

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