Sylvan Library


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

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Set Rarity
Eternal Masters (EMA) Rare
Vintage Masters (VMA) Rare
Commander's Arsenal (CMA) Rare
Masters Edition (MED) Rare
Fifth Edition (5ED) Rare
Fourth Edition (4ED) Rare
4th Edition Foreign Black Border (4EDFBB) Rare
Legends (LEG) Uncommon

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Sylvan Library


At the beginning of your draw step, you may draw two additional cards. If you do, choose two cards in your hand drawn this turn. For each of those cards, pay 4 life or put the card on top of your library.

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Sylvan Library Discussion

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on Heavy Metal Bears

7 hours ago

Thanks! Those are all good lands, but right now I'm aiming for Godless Shrine, Breeding Pool, Bloodstained Mire, Wooded Foothills, and the rest of the check lands. I had the fetches and shocks for a bit and had very few mana troubles, but I had to trade them to get Legacy cards.

After those lands, I think my next upgrades are Sensei's Divining Top and Sylvan Library. After that, maybe Glen Elendra Archmage?

SynergyBuild on Hazezon Tamar - A tale of Sand and Snow.

1 day ago

Love the list man, would you consider running Sylvan Library or Sensei's Divining Top as more card draw?

+1 for Hazezon Tamar any day!

SynergyBuild on Perchance to Dream

1 day ago

Satyr Enchanter is the new M19 enchantress, and it is really a good choice, I recommend it! +1 on the list, below I will give you some random suggestions!

Excited for the 23rd? A new Commander 2018 Bant Enchantment deck will be spoiled then! a new commander that synergizes with enchantments and doesn't cost 300 dollars like Angus Mackenzie? I hope so!

K4m4r0 on Nobody has the intention of building a Wall

2 days ago

HobbyGamer007 Thank you for your time and effort, i'll go through every card now.

  • Woolly Razorback: I know, I usually had it in here as another Plan B if Arcades gets too much hate but it's proven itself worthless and it will be exchanged.
  • Counter: I know they are not the best and I'll replace them with some of you suggestions maybe, also probably Cyclonic Rift and Stifle
  • Cultivate will be replaced with Farseek and i can't part with my japanese Skyshroud Claim i pulled in a Battlebond booster while I was in Tokyo. I know it's not the fastest but I also like Lands more than mana dorks because creatures die a lot faster in ouf group.
  • Nature's Claim is a great card and it will replace Disenchant
  • Don't underestimate Shield Wall and Steadfastness (the other mentioned cards are way worse). Normally I have 5-6 defender on the battlefield with an avg. toughness of 5, that's 25/30 strenght + one of the instants its 35-45 strenght which is normally enough to kill an opponent. Those cards often gave me the 1-2 extra damage I needed to kill.
  • Disallow I like it because it gives versatility, but could be replaced with Stifle
  • Dispel is very narrow and wasn't very usefull, could also be replaced
  • Reality Shift is nice, probably switch Pongify for it
  • Dorks: as I said, I don't really like dorks, maybe Noble Hierarch and/or Birds of Paradise will find a slot some day
  • Signets are great to get the commander faster, depending on where I want to go with it
  • Muddle the Mixture I don't really have any crucial 3 cmc cards in the deck yet
  • Mystical Tutor great and could search Tower Defense for example but I don't think it is mach needed yet
  • Sylvan Library and Mirri's Guile are very nice I look if I can get my hands one one, but without lifegain I prefer Mirri's Guile

For the lands, they are very good and I mentioned a lot of them under the "Fast Mana Base" tab. But I initially tried to keep the deck on a budget also because I think a lot of people following the deck will do. Nonetheless I increasingly wish for cards like Strip Mine in my deck. So I'll probably add one or two in the future. Also I'd probably add Adarkar Wastes and Brushland.

Thank you again for your suggestions and I'm happy that you took the time to comment on my deck to show me good improvements for my existing cards!

TearsInRain23 on Funeral In Carpathia [[EDH]]

3 days ago

@SynergyBuild: Considering how efficiently this deck runs in my competitive meta and I have won with this deck every single time I brought it to my local store's competition, I find it ridiculous someone would have to purchase those expensive cards to fix their and base. I have ran into no issues. The deck is designed to be a Gitrog deck with its land base making it far more fun and interesting than pulling these multi card combos. I will not be changing the tag simply because as far as this deck and what I can assume is going to be the competitive meta of most local gaming stores, this is very competitive.

I have enough win cons in the deck. I appreciate your suggestions and some will be duly noted but anything that isn't a creature is less likely to be ran purely for that reason. Deathrite Shaman does not work at all in this deck or my meta. All those mana dorks make for dead draw 75% of the time as I tend to get this deck running with only three or four mana at any given time. Sylvan Library is a good call but a lot of that slow draw doesn't work for this deck. It runs heavily on ETB effects. Also I may be missing something but all those combos you mentioned don't look like actual win conditions based on how you explained them. I don't want to run that many cards that are only good for very specific combos (I already feel I have too many of those).

tldr; this is a fun deck that runs very smoothly in the typical paper Magic competitive format I feel most local gaming store level competitions would be at. It has not lost since its conception 6+ months ago. It is not a netdeck cEDH deck, cause its actually fun.

HobbyGamer007 on Nobody has the intention of building a Wall

3 days ago

Sure thing. Sorry that took a while:



Mana base(33 is enough at this average cmc):

That's what I'd do and then playtest it and go tweaking. Hope that helps and also that it wasn't too brutal. For real tweaking please add a list of decks you play against or how a normal game looks like(amount of combo decks, creature decks, control decks per game). You do run lot's of creature spot removal, but I let that in, since you might need it.

SynergyBuild on Funeral In Carpathia [[EDH]]

3 days ago

Mind If I ask why you don't have a well-tuned landbase (Bayou, all of the fetchlands, Ancient Tomb, Gemstone Caverns), or the best win-conditions (Hermit Druid/Necrotic Ooze), yet have posted this list under the "competitive" tag?

I would really appreciate either dropping the "competitive" tag (to prevent from being a misleading interpretation of competitive EDH) or adding the following:

Daedalus19876 on Yasova EDH

6 days ago

Hi! Came here from FB.

This is very good for a budget deck! You definitely get a +1 from me :)

Some minor suggestions, however: If you want a cheap power boost, there's very little better than O-Naginata. Unless your meta is VERY heavy on artifact destruction, I'd rather have Coalition Relic or Chromatic Lantern over Darksteel Ingot. I do feel you need more sources of draw; Heartwood Storyteller, Sylvan Library, and the new Runic Armasaur can help you keep up with more card-advantage-heavy decks. Heroic Intervention is a great way to protect against board wipes. Beast Within is something I'd run over Chaos Warp, personally. For cuts, I'd recommend against Bounty of the Luxa (takes too long to do anything substantive) and Runechanter's Pike (I don't feel you have enough instants/sorceries to justify it).

Hope this helps! :)

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