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

bushido_man96 on Yidris, Dragonportal

18 hours ago

I've only played with Ydris a little bit, in the Wizards precon. I'd say if you want to play with some card draw, playing with , , and , there are lots of good card draw options that aren't single spells. Rhystic Study, Necropotence, and Phyrexian Arena are all better draw engines in my opinion. I love Soothsaying, and Sylvan Library or Mirri's Guile are great similar options in . I think those would be great for the deck. But, with that said, if you are running the other spells you have instead and trying to cascade into them, then I could be blowing smoke here.

Another tip is to remember the 7x9 rule. I just picked up on this the other day, and I like it. Basically, it says that 7-ofs in Commander is the equivalent of 4-ofs you'd play in 60 card decks. So, if you want card draw spells, go with 7. If you want top-decking spells, go with 7. You've got 9 "slots" to work with, so figure what you want the deck to do, and then fill in those slots with the cards that do what you want. You probably know all this, so I apologize if this is not new to you, and it looks like you've stayed close to that format.

I'm rambling now, but I hope I've helped some.

OTBL on Little bit of everything of elfs

22 hours ago

Sylvan Library isn't in it cuz I never knew about the card lol. Survival of the Fittest little bit out of my budget. I like your suggestions over all I will look into adding most of them. Thank you for your input.

DVLuca on Little bit of everything of elfs

22 hours ago

Hi OTBL, I've seen your post and like a lot your list. My suggestion is Opposition that with Prophet of Kruphix can do a lot of things. Mystic Speculation + Baral, Chief of Compliance to furter dig you deck and/or Scroll Rack. With all of this creatures Earthcraft + Intruder Alarm + Venser, Shaper Savant you go infinite mana, they go even alone exept for alarm. And I think Cloudstone Curio may fit there. For the cuts you know your playgroup so I dont know what to cut. One question.... where are Sylvan Library and Survival of the Fittest man?? +1 for me!

theovermind on We Revere the Skyraider (Clone Decklist)

1 day ago

Ok, let's not spam reddit and continue the discussion here :)

  • Ashnod's Altar - the deck is color intensive, we don't need this
  • Golgari Signet
  • Talisman of Impulse
  • Talisman of IndulgenceMana dorks are much better than the above - they come up a turn early and are food chain fodder

  • Nim Deathmantle - We don't need infinite any more enablers for infinite mana. On the same topic:

  • Phyraxian Altar
  • Sylvan Library is a much, much better Top, so if you can find one substitute it.


  • Chrome Mox
  • Lotus Petal
  • Mana Vault
  • Mox diamond if budget is not a concern on this particular one

Personally, I run Null Rod as a meta call here, so you can run another artifact or none - that's for you to decide.

Emzed on It's Not Easy Being Green

2 days ago

I keep hearing/reading that people think green has trouble drawing cards. Sure, it can't really compete with blue, and you can certainly argue black comes in second, but green has great card advantage options as well. In my eyes, used correctly, they can be even better than most black tools (with the exceptions of Ad Nauseam and Necropotence which are both insane). I'm not going to go into detail, but just list you some green card advantage: Sylvan Library, Glimpse of Nature, Harmonize, Fecundity, Skullmulcher, Greater Good, Garruk, Primal Hunter, Genesis Wave, Soul of the Harvest, Primordial Sage, Recycle, Regal Force, Shamanic Revelation, Rishkar's Expertise, Praetor's Counsel, Seasons Past, Vizier of the Menagerie. Also, you have access to colorless cards like Mind's Eye, Memory Jar, Skullclamp, Horn of Greed and Slate of Ancestry. Obviously most of those cards require specific circumstances to work, like a high powered creature, a big number of creatures or lots of mana. Just select the ones that fit what your deck is trying to do and test to find the right number.

the_earl_0f_grey on I got you under my skin

3 days ago

Seshiro is one of my favorites. Here are some considerations that might fill gaps:

Avoid Fate, Raking Canopy, Seedborn Muse, Snake Umbra, Bear Umbra, Frontier Siege, Stonehoof Chieftain, Hall of Gemstone, Skullwinder, Praetor's Counsel, Seed the Land, Endless Swarm, Zendikar Resurgent, Shamanic Revelation, Snake Pit, Rhonas's monument, Nylea, God of the Hunt and/or Rhonas the Indomitable.

Mana Reflection, Sylvan Library, Earthcraft, and Gaea's Cradle if you got em.

Forests are a risky Gauntlet to give out, maybe downgrade to Caged Sun if meta is heavy green.

Haven't used Mouth / Feed yet but probably a decent source of cards.

therealivan on "Wait! I think I can combo off this turn!"

3 days ago

Awesome Deck.

Is that an accurate land base? If you can do some upgrades there it will make the deck play way cleaner.

If you can add Mana Echoes and Sylvan Library it will make difference. Mana Echos is really strong as it can let you power-out cards like nothing else.

Chain Reaction would be way better as a reliable wrath. If you find yourself with nothing on board staring down 1-2 massive thing it won't do the job. Depending on your meta Hallowed Burial, End Hostilities, or my personal favorite Fumigate, might prove more effective.

How effective do you find Goblin Bombardment? I'm thinking I cut it from my Marath list and would appreciate any thoughts.

Osbert on Dang that's a lot of mana! (First EDH deck, help!)

3 days ago

Great deck! If you need more card draw, other than the above suggested by VGAMaddHatter, I can suggest Shamanic Revelation, Sylvan Library, Lifeblood Hydra, Life's Legacy, Regal Force, Nissa, Vital Force, and if you are feeling ballsy, Recycle. Most of those have served me well in EDH decks. However, I can't believe you're missing out on the strongest feature RG has to offer, HASTE. Try Fervor and Fires of Yavimaya to make your deck even scarier. There's nothing like dropping an Avenger of Zendikar, followed by an Overwhelming Stampede and immediately taking out the table. :D On a side note, try Boundless Realms instead of Nissa's Renewal to the last push for lands.

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