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

hkhssweiss on Phyrexian Growth

20 hours ago


Retribution of the Ancients or Whispersilk Cloak can be cut for Mirri's Guile or Sylvan Library the deck really needs draw and manipulation so you can control what you get. Aside from that yeah it looks good :P

The only way decks can get better is to play it more often and see what cards you personally feel that don't deserve a slot in the decklist or under performs

Homelessguy on [PRIMER]Parley Girl cEDH

1 day ago

Nature's chosen is weird,I can't find one. nobody has one for trade and when I go buy cards, I end up paying for expensive ones and not having the money for it.

I mean I just bought Silence Solitude and Sylvan Library plus lands. And now I got to wait a couple weeks before pick up anything else.

I do the same thing with a couple other cards I need. I've built a full deck and I just keep forgetting to get the commander.

Homelessguy on [PRIMER]Parley Girl cEDH

1 day ago


First of all seriously thanks for all the feedback. A couple of the cards I like for the combos in the deck and some others are meta choices like the privileged position. We've got five different zur decks. Three of them doomsday combo the other 2 control.

But like the suggestion for Solitude and Chord of Calling. The archive is probably going to be taken out to make way for the staff. I think I was just going out of my way to use different cards than what's in my mono green Selvala build. Also Sylvan Library I guess never occurred to me like at all.

And don't worry about having to write up a list I just clicked your name and check out your list.

SynergyBuild on [PRIMER]Parley Girl cEDH

1 day ago

I quite like using Autumn's and Silence in my own Selvala, I even run City of Solitude to reinforce that on combo-turn, my spells won't be countered or combo broken. I run Teferi's Protection as well, but our lists are a bit different. I run the same combos, sub the Illusionist's Bracers and added Staff of Domination and Sword of the Paruns, as well as less Selvala-centric cards, IE I don't run Well of Lost Dreams, because I want not to lose sight of the combo, and I also run some other infinite-mana outlets, with Duskwatch Recruiter  Flip being a favorite.

A lot of the rest of our differences are quite simple, I lowered the CMC of my deck by dropping cards like Argothian Elder, Mana Reflection, Alhammarret's Archive, Nissa, Worldwaker, Privileged Position, Defense of the Heart, Skyshroud Claim, Tempt with Discovery, Well of Lost Dreams, Oracle of Mul Daya, Karametra's Acolyte, Ezuri, Renegade Leader and a few other mana dumps like Elixir of Immortality in place of tutors like Sylvan Tutor, Chord of Calling, Inventors' Fair, Survival of the Fittest, Yisan, the Wanderer Bard, Fierce Empath, Woodland Bellower, as well as ramp like Sol Ring, Mox Diamond, Chrome Mox, Boreal Druid, Avacyn's Pilgrim, and card draw like Sylvan Library.

I can write up the list and send it to you if you want, it fits at around tier 2.5, and is a fast-acting, 'Dumbstorm' (gives opponents cards to get itself cards) combo-list, with high-amounts of interaction, extremely low curve, tons of tutors and consistency, and is unexpected in high-tiered tables.

hkhssweiss on Phyrexian Growth

3 days ago

TheErebos I goldfished about 10 games so far with your current iteration of the build, It's definitely a lot smoother now. I would say add at least two more one cmc creatures so when you have Yisan on the board you can tutor something else than just Birds of Paradise, as I recommended before maybe some mana dorks as they definitely help you in the weird occasion you don't have consistent land drops. The curve is pretty decent you stabilize around 5 lands on average which can at least play a majority of your cards.

Here are some ideas for better draws Sylvan Library, Sensei's Divining Top, or Search for Azcanta  Flip (I'm thinking maybe not for this one as you don't necessarily want to mill yourself in this build). Or Mirri's Guile instead of Search for Azcanta.

hkhssweiss on Perfection.

5 days ago

Any creatures over 3 CMC that gives infect should be cut out unless you really like their effects, on T4 average you should already have Atraxa out to start the proliferation of the poison counters. You can stall out the game using interaction type cards, if your playing in 4 player pods, consider cards like Evacuation, Aura of Silence, Mystic Remora.

IMO there are synergy between cards like Ichor Rats and Capsize when you have enough mana each turn to bounce the rat and recast them. Gives everyone a countdown and with support cards you run you can eliminate them either all at once, or the one who threatens your plan the most.

This is my mindset on a gameplan. Early game play at least one infect creature and start hitting everyone to gain the counters, while you do that set up either card draw engines or protection. Mid game cast Atraxa and start ticking up the counters, at this point you want to get your proliferation engines to make them really worried. If everything goes to plan you should be able to kill them before late game. However if it does go into late game you should be able to do protect your pieces, control the flow of the match, and than slowly tick their counters up.

So far I will say definitely invest in tutors like Vampiric Tutor, Worldly Tutor, Diabolic Intent, Imperial Seal (If you can get one), Idyllic Tutor (this one is a maybe), or Fabricate. After that card draw engines to refill resources like Sylvan Library, Phyrexian Arena, Necropotence (Only if your mana base can support the triple black). Interaction or Protection spells will be after, depending on which route you go, you can run cantrips while having Inexorable Tide out or ramp like crazy to activate Contagion Engine multiple times. It's up to you how ya wanna build your deck.

I hope these suggestions kind of help ya, feel free to ask me if ya have anymore ideas that may confuse you! :P

hkhssweiss on Gishath, Prehistoric Rabble Rouser

5 days ago

Hunter's Insight is a good way for you to get some burst draw after swinging. With Gishath top deck manipulation is key so I would recommend cards like Sylvan Library, Mirri's Guile, even Scroll Rack for the times cards gets congested in your hand. Nature's Lore and Three Visits are some additional ramp cards, and Exploration can help get that early Gishath.

hkhssweiss on The Ceaseless Eldrazi Horde

5 days ago

Would you consider running Exploration or Burgeoning? Just to get that extra ramp for faster Jodah plays, can lead to possible T3 casting of Eldrazi. And also Sylvan Library for just more CA?

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