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Scribe of the Mindful
Creature — Human Cleric
, , Sacrifice Scribe of the Mindful: Return target instant or sorcery card from your graveyard to your hand.
Scribe of the Mindful Discussion
3 weeks ago
Thanks a lot ThallionDarkshine. As far as focus goes, it's pretty simple: I just want to have my graveyard be an extension of my hand and be able to play "answers" to pesky permanents. I'd rather not spend over $20 on a single card.
I chose to run 33 lands cuz I found myself "fetching" lands often and even more often with Muldrotha on the board. I don't cast her until my graveyard has a good amount of permanents in it anyway so I'm not worried about playing her asap. I do tend to cycle some lands for draw when the opportunity arises cuz I know I will play them later from the yard. Circuitous Route , Burnished Hart , Sakura-Tribe Elder , and Shefet Monitor all help with a bit of ramp.
I like the idea of Manglehorn replacing Acid Web Spider , and Noxious Dragon is merely a place holder as I found it in my bulk and threw it in. Both spider and dragon are mainly flying blockers with a lil bonus; but I do agree that they are mana spendy.
I did splash a bit of sacrificing in cuz why not? Caustic Caterpillar and Thrashing Brontodon (removal), Burnished Hart and Sakura-Tribe Elder (land), Scribe of the Mindful to get back some value instant/sorcery, and some more options. Plus you put Sylvok Lifestaff on a creature before you sac it for the proverbial icing. Sac outlets also include Bone Splinters , Ruthless Disposal , Victimize , Burnished Hart , Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord and Whisper, Blood Liturgist . And the sacrificing trigger from Liliana, Heretical Healer Flip! Then turn around and cast those sacrificees from the yard which would trigger Desecrated Tomb for more sac fodder, chumps, or aerial assualt.
This was a bit winded but this is the jist of the deck. It's not a fast starter but chugs along just fine when it picks up momentum. I'm aware there are a few kinks to work out and thus the reason I called for help. I appreciate any and all feedback, so again.. thank you!
2 months ago
Wilderness Reclamation help to keep mana up for interaction
Biomancer's Familiar could be good but didnt test it yet
40 land seems a lot maybe drop to 35-36?
for cuts : Grim Flayer cost 8 buck and doesnt do real much , Exsanguinate is unfortunatelty sorcery speed and is tricky to use because it use pretty much all our mana to be worth and make it so we cant interact also it's 4 dollars, Scribe of the Mindful is bad Flood of Recollection is way better for what it does, Disappearing Act is bad Dissolve is better
3 months ago
I see a lot of huge mana cards and only 7 sources of ramp, and not even abusable ramp....
Llanowar Elves, Birds of Paradise, Elvish Mystic, Farhaven Elf, Wood Elves, Song of Freyalise, Coiling Oracle, Growing Rites of Itlimoc Flip, World Shaper, Reclamation Sage all becomes considerably more powerful when you can reuse their body via Skullclamp, Birthing Pod, Grave Pact, Ashnod's Altar, or Phyrexian Altar and have the upside of being reused from grave if they are thrown off for an effect or destroyed for being too powerful. Also note that most of those effects are elf based and thus an elf tribal game plan is very potent.
Claws of Gix also can help eat any permanent you want. Extra spicy when combined with your commander and Winter Orb to basically lock your opponents out of playing. Might be too spicy but is a consideration. If you want more of the stax effects why not include Plaguecrafter, Fleshbag Marauder, Merciless Executioner, Grave Pact, Dictate of Erebos, Smokestack, and a few other similar effects to the list of cards. Don't be afraid to run a Mimic Vat also and just stick one of these edict creatures under it allowing for instant speed interaction.
Find a few more ways to fuel your grave. Perpetual Timepiece works great but Wand of Vertebrae is quite weak. Search for Azcanta Flip, Life from the Loam, Altar of Dementia, Greater Good, Grisly Salvage, Scapeshift, and anything with dredge you want to stick in all fuel your grave while serving dual purposes of drawing cards or sacrificing your permanents.
Play cards that play into your game plan of fueling graveyard plays. Elephant Grass and Mystic Remora are good options as ignoring the cumulative upkeep makes them very powerful. The Gitrog Monster is a fantastic ramp and draw engine.
Lastly, play redundancy. Your opponents are going to know your game plan and are not going to want you to have Muldrotha every turn. Crucible of Worlds & Ramunap Excavator for land recursion and ramp via fetchlands. Glissa, the Traitor is niche but can be a solid artifact recursion engine when paired with Grave Pact effects. Archaeomancer & Spellseeker are super abusable (and cost less mana than Scribe of the Mindful.)
8 months ago
Scribe of the Mindful to return sorcery and instants.
Deadbridge Chant for self mill and help return cards.
Ambassador Laquatus more mill without tapping down.
Havengul Lich more graveyard return (not limited to your graveyard).
9 months ago
I know you dont want many instants/sorceries but consider Final Parting its worked well for me. My build runs a few more instants/sorceries, but is still pretty light on them, and i run Scribe of the Mindful as a means to recur them. I cant say enough good things about your list and presentation, if i could upvote it again i would.
10 months ago
Traxos, Scourge of Kroog because it works well with artifact recursion.
No Evolving Wilds?
Underhanded Designs also works well with artifact recursion and gives you a way a cheap way to kill creatures.
Scribe of the Mindful cheap way to return instant and sorceries.
Champion of Wits card advantage.
Thrashing Brontodon using recursion to destroy artifacts/enchantments.
Deadbridge Chant increases graveyard and provides a free (random) card from graveyard to hand/play.
10 months ago
10 months ago
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