Sylvan Library

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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

Enchantment

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

mstyz on Animar - The New Style

3 days ago

After several suggestions, I come to the conclusion that extreme expensive cards are not that necessary. But enough big cards that can be game changing are interesting. The only realy expensive new card that will be introduced will be:

This evening I gonna figure this out and order the missing pieces.

bushido_man96 on Mayael, the Power of 5

1 week ago

Stacking the top of your library with Mayael is great. Sylvan Library , Mirri's Guile , and Sensei's Divining Top are great for this. Illusionist's Bracers is a solid piece of equipment for Mayael, allowing you to perhaps get two creatures out. She's mana-intensive, too, so you need ramp: Mirari's Wake and Zendikar Resurgent are worth considering.

I see the appeal of playing with Mayael, but I've found her to be way to slow and too mana-intensive to be worth playing. A great card that fits the same theme is Call of the Wild , which has a cheaper activation that is repeatable. Zoologist is better, than Mayeal, even though she has to tap, too. Both are great to run for some redundancy.

Sid_the_sloth on Enchantment question(s)

1 week ago

I appologize a head of time if this is the wrong forum area for this, it how ever is about the EDH deck I'm wanting to build but had a few questions on how a few cards would interact together so I get it right when it comes time to play test.

Mirari's Wake with a card like Overgrowth in play. It says one color that land could produce so maybe stuoid self answered question but sense Overgrowth says the land now adds an addition two green to the pool. Is it 1 for the land plus 2 from the enchantment plus 1 more from mirari's wake (4 mana all day) or just from original land plus mirari's wake?

Also to make sure I understand Sylvan Library correctly. Draw one card normally for the draw step then I distinguish the two cards from the library trigger and I can ... Chose to keep both take 8 Chose one or the other and just put the unwanted other card on top draw one card and take 4. Or just chose to keep both on top and or change order for free correct?

And finally. Are enchantments aura's and are aura's enchantments? ?? Some texts on certain cards specifically says aura draw and others say enchantment and draw but some cards were made before the introduction of aura's yes?? So you draw no matter what??

Sectiron on The First Sliver to the Last Sliver

2 weeks ago

Hi Strangelove, +1 for your list too!

  • This has definitely been tuned for a more casual play group. My group usually avoids combos, particularly infinite ones. But those are some very interesting combinations that I hadn't really noticed/ turned my attention to; I would definitely experiment with them in a more competitive meta. It just depends on the play group and what they're ok with.

  • I love Firewake Sliver and I really didn't notice the haste ability. I was too focused on the pay (1) ability, which I was trying to avoid haha. This will probably be an include- I want as much haste as possible. Mindlash Sliver is great, though in my group, as I wrote in the guide, is not too fond of hand disruption. Though in any other situation, it would be a definitely added in. Your suggestion of sac slivers and Dormant Sliver and Harmonic Sliver is an interesting idea I would like to actually test. I was worried about doing this because of consistency issues in seeing both a sac outlet + one of these slivers, because on their own these slivers and sac slivers don't really serve the purpose of this deck. Though, I've definitely thought of using Darkheart Sliver to capitalise on board-wipes; however I've been trying to avoid wipes entirely.

  • I'm testing the deck with more ramp and hope to add more soon!

  • Sometimes its super annoying to flip through the whole deck, though for me it feels very rewarding to potentially play 3 pieces of power in 1 turn. I guess that's just the gimmick of the deck. It's hilarious seeing my friends' faces when this happens.

I like reclamation, reconnaissance and summoner's pact, but I generally avoid cheap non-sliver spells. Instead of reclamation, I'll be trying to get recursion with my land base, e.g. Volrath's Stronghold and I'm testing Memorial to Folly and Mortuary Mire .

However, in future I would like to add more tutors to increase the consistency of the deck. Thus, Summoner's Pact would be a good include. Once I increase the consistency of the deck more, I'll go for more 1 cmc non-slivers, as you've suggested. This can be achieved by tutors or cards that reorganise the top of the library, e.g. Sylvan Library , Sensei's Divining Top or Scroll Rack . However, right now, I'm sticking to the current build in hopes of testing cards such as:

Maelstrom Nexus Living End Wheel of Fate Diffusion Sliver Mirari's Wake

This'll be the first phase of my testing before I go more into tutors and ramp.

  • And yeh, slivers are definitely going to be hated, no matter how you put it haha. I think in my play group, one which is not that used to slivers, they are a bit more kind.

Help was much appreciated! Glhf to you too,

Vlasiax on Bow before Draconic King!!! | *M20* Update

3 weeks ago

So it might be correct to swap these ramp cards out and my CMC will go down a little.

Yeah, "If you fear the dragon's fire, you are unworthy to wield it." - but that being said I probably won't be able to afford ABUR duals besides maybe Taiga and Savannah , also Mox Diamond seems to be expensive as hell too. But for the rest of the cards I'll try to get them sooner or later, recently I've bought foil Assassin's Trophy and next on the list are probably missing fetchlands or Sylvan Library .

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Sylvan Library occurrence in decks from the last year

Legacy:

All decks: 0.79%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.15%

Green: 0.67%

GU (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%