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.

Sylvan Library Discussion

Patryn on Roon of the Hidden Realm: Transcendent Rhino

3 days ago

A few more thoughts for you. I've been planning a Roon deck of my own which yours has greatly influenced and came across things you might want to consider:

Alchemist's Refuge - I decided on this over the Arcane Lighthouse as I don't envision hexproof being a huge issue but I can see the pros and cons to both.

Elvish Rejuvenator - I like this over Farhaven Elf. I ended up with only 5 basic lands and with Solemn Simulacrum competing to fetch basics I like the Rejuvinator better. It is possible you could fail to find but in a situation where you have infinite bounce you can get all your lands into play.

Knight of Autumn - I like this over or in addition to Reclamation Sage. More options are always good and the mana cost shouldn't be an issue.

Survival of the Fittest - This card is just amazing with the creature theme of the deck and you can even discard something into Karmic Guide and then resurrect the card you discarded.

Sylvan Library - I like this over Sensei's Divining Top just because it's free every turn and you can draw extra cards for life when you need to.

Flesh_Addict_ on Sidisi the Land reanimator

5 days ago

Hey semsandberg,

Land recursion Sidisi, Brood Tyrant is indeed a strange way to play her.

You're gonna want a lot of creatures to hit the grave for her ability and you want a lot of hate lands in the deck, have you thought of reconsidering Muldrotha, the Gravetide as your commander, as it allows for a free land per turn as well as other benefits.

Spore Frog is great against aggro, if that's what you're struggling against, the little frog is your best hope, I would take it over Songs of the Damned anyday.

Additionally Constant Mists is perfect for fighting aggro with land recursion!

Lurking Predators is a heavy cmc card for a benefit that might not work, I would consider Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar for an extra creature that can bring itself back.

Strip Mine is needed! I would actually take out Perpetual Timepiece as it's a danger to you if you don't have 2 mana up and someone exiles your grave, additionally, if you want to keep it up, you have to play with 2 mana up at all times.

Path of Discovery is a great card, but Courser of Kruphix is a better one, and so it Oracle of Mul Daya .

I would also run more basic lands, because having 5 in total, with Yavimaya Elder that gets you 2, Sakura-Tribe Elder and other land fetches makes it them very obselete.

If you wanna run that many basics, consider adding Ulvenwald Hydra that fetches you any land into play and possibly Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger for double the mana and super hard control.

Splinterfright is cool, but Sylvan Library is cooler.

Other cards to consider are the following: Exploration or Wayward Swordtooth for more land drops.

Avenger of Zendikar is great to abuse for sac outlets and get those land drop triggers!

Last but not least: Sylvan Safekeeper a must in all land recursion decks!

Hope this helps, Flesh

multimedia on Tatyova v1

1 week ago

Hey, very good first Commander deck :)

Because of all the great Fetch lands you have consider a Breeding Pool ? Flooded Grove is another good ETB untapped Simic dual land. Hinterland Harbor works well with lot of basic Forests and Islands. Can cut Simic Guildgate, Thornwood Falls and Woodland Stream for these three better dual lands.

Other card upgrades to consider:

More expensive cards to consider:

If you would like I offer more help. Good luck with your deck.

Chrisnoants on Ur-Dragon's Multiverse Onslaught | *PRIMER*

1 week ago

Hi MattN7498, thank you for detailed write up. I'm in the market for a casual-but-with-teeth EDH deck and I'm really liking what I see here.

There are a couple of smallish things I'd do differently, but one question stands out and I'm really curious about your opinion:

You've got everything in place to run the Descendants' Path / Lurking Predators / Scroll Rack / Sensei's Divining Top suite - Lots of big creatures that want to be cheated out, many fetches to reset your deck, a Sylvan Library and a few other effects that care about the top of the deck.

I imagine that you lean more towards making your dragons cheaper and / or generating extra mana instead of straight up cheating as those effects work on their own and do not require setting up. Still it seems like a curious omission. Is that something you've toyed with before and didn't like? Please let me know what you think about it!

hkhssweiss on Budged Estrid Commander

1 week ago

Heya phsycord alright I took a look into your deck list and to go reasonably within budget here are some cards that are part of the core "enchantress" package, you have most of them already so here are some additional ones.

Now going for your route of winning there are pretty much a couple ways of winning. In my personal taste I would go for the Enchanted Evening + Calming Verse / Cleansing Meditation / Aura Thief route. However that does require quite a bit of money invested into the deck, although it's really fun. The next way I would recommend is just to outvalue your opponents which can get really fun.

You are essentially going to be using certain cards to make tokens and smack people in the face. To protect yourself as well you will be using cards like:

These enchantments will help you last the game longer as well as prevent people from attacking you forcibly. Next on the list of agendas is card advantage, you need a consistent flow of cards to keep on pumping. Mystic Remora and Rhystic Study are essentially auto-includes and too good to not use. Sylvan Library although it's fairly pricey is extremely good and would be a great investment.

Now for the ramp, you have most of the auras that matter to untap with Estrid. I would recommend cutting out the enchant lands that cost 4 cmc. You will need to curve out at 3 CMC for those types of ramp enchantments. Additionally you can add in Exploration , it's not needed, but it goes very well when your shitting out enchantments like no tomorrow.

For value cards all around, Wargate is one of the best card there is. You can grab any permanent and place it directly onto the battlefield. Estrid's Invocation and Copy Enchantment are great cards to use, especially Estrid's one as she retriggers itself every upkeep. Song of the Dryads as well as Darksteel Mutation are great hate cards to deal with things you can't really deal with in these colors/

Protection spells I would recommend are cards like Faith's Reward , Heroic Intervention , as well as Heroic Intervention . Lastly for land, since we have a lot of mana untappers, I would recommend grabbing up a Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx as it provides an substantial amount of mana.

Hope that helps! I'll probably add in more later on as it depends on the route you go for~

Lophane on Enchanting

1 week ago

You need to put all your maybeboard cards into your deck, whoever suggested those cards to you is a genius.

Reclamation is also a good card depending on your meta, though people may hate you for it, and depending on how long your games go, Omniscience could be a good addition.

Also Replenish , Serra's Sanctum , Rhystic Study , Academy Rector , Song of the Dryads , Exploration , Land Tax , and Sylvan Library would be great if you have the budget.

Vlasiax on Executive Order 13767

1 week ago

Brainstorm might be useful even late game because you might trade 2 useless cards (like lands, when you have like 8 of them on the battlefield already) for 3 brand new. I'm still not convinced to use Windfall so draw 3 put back 2 is safer option for me. Also imagine this: you have 3 mana open and someone tries to blow out the board - with Brainstorm you dig 3 cards for Negate or Counterspell to stop this and everything at instant speed. Same situation with 4 mana open and looking for Ghostway / Eerie Interlude or Teferi's Protection .

Same thing although requiring a little more cash is with Sylvan Library . These 2 I play myself and they really help with consistency and draw quality, just don't be too greedy with 4 life per draw from Library and you should be fine :D

I also forgot to mention another fast interaction with Nature's Claim . 4 life for an opponent is sometimes really annoying when you just blow the best stax or another important part of their deck for only .

greyninja on EDH Luxury Items

1 week ago

I own like 13 Sensei's Divining Top right now... one for every edh deck plus the two new decks I'm working on putting together

Duplicant is another goodstuff card I love

I could see a lot of card draw falling into here ( Sylvan Library , Phyrexian Arena , etc) Haha neat idea overall

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Sylvan Library occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.79%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.15%

Green: 0.67%

G/U (Simic): 0.83%

Golgari: 0.41%

GW (Selesnya): 1.28%

RG (Gruul): 1.26%

BRG (Jund): 1.0%

GWU (Bant): 0.8%

BUG (Sultai): 0.84%