Sylvan Library

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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

markbeloit on Trostani,

1 day ago

Aura Shards and Sylvan Library are two very good enchantments you should probably be running, and with the number of good enchantments you already have, I think you should run Enlightened Tutor too. While far more expensive mana-wise, Akroma's Memorial is in many ways much scarier than Concordant Crossroads and maybe should be considered as a replacement. I think Birds of Paradise is probably better than some of your other early mana creatures and should go in. Bloom Tender may be worth considering as well.

Captain_Ducky on Tasigur EDH

3 days ago

Yo, HunterClaise brought up a pretty good point you need some draw engines. My personal pick is Necropotence, Rhystic Study is good, Sylvan Library is alright but in my opinion it's not the best out of the three, there are a lot of good draw engines in black and blue. My edh deck might be able to help considering the fact that the whole thing is one huge draw engine Kruphix Commander

freakingShane on I Have A Sunburn

3 days ago

Why didn't you just update your Spring Into Death deck list? There's only like 2 cards different, haha.

Okay, so first off, get rid of Sol Ring, scrub. Secondly, some potentially good fast mana sources would be Songs of the Damned, Cabal Ritual, Dark Ritual, and/or Culling the Weak.

Now on to the real meat:

Perpetual Timepiece, Elixir of Immortality, Primal Command, Piper's Melody (and friends)

These are good for grabbing your GY so you don't mill yourself out or to protect yourself from enemy Bojuka Bogs and such.

Combo 1:

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed Combo

  • Turn 1: Play a one drop ramp creature.
  • Turn 2: Play Buried Alive and fetch Mike and Triskelion.
  • Turn 3: Play Victimize, bring Mike and Trike out and ping infinitely to win.

Or tutor for Defense of the Heart and win the turn after you cast it.

Combo 2:

Necrotic Ooze Combo

Once it's out, the only thing that can interrupt this is Split Second since you can respond by adding and removing counters.

Combo 3:

Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord Combo

This requires some knowledge of how the stack works.

  • Exile cards from your library until Phyrexian Devourer's ability is put on the stack.
  • In response to the ability, continue exiling cards to beef him up more.
  • Still before allowing the sacrifice to resolve, sack him to Jarad to smack your opponents for a ton of damage, similarly to the aforementioned Ooze-combo.

This gets around player Hexproof and graveyard hate, so you don't have to worry about things like Leyline of Sanctity and Leyline of the Void with this combo, unlike the other two.

Combo 4:

Colorless Mana Combo

  • Have/get Ashnod's Altar in play.
  • Play Nim Deathmantle.
  • Play Grave Titan, pop up two 2/2 tokens.
  • Sack the two tokens to Altar, then sack Titan to get a total of six .
  • Use 4 of that to make Deathmantle grab Titan back and get you two more tokens

Repeat this as many times as desired, netting 2 colorless mana every loop.

Panas on Chemo Ramp

4 days ago

Alright! I gave the deck a quick look and it looks relatively good overall. I understand you are not in a very competitive meta (or at least, not a very cutthroat one at that) and that budget is a concern albeit not a very crazy one.

I see enough card draw and cards that replace themselves. I also liked that you built the deck accordingly, avoiding enchantment and artifact inclusions to fit the theme of blowing all of them up.

With that said we reach the greatest flaw in the deck. Without any strong, early ramp and so many high costed cards doing what you want, your deck is left slow and clunky and will often durdle and fold to early advantage gained by other people through the same things you hate. Breaking a Sylvan Library on turn 5 means that opponent already has gained all the value in the world out of it and probably doesn't care too much that it's being destroyed.

A second point I want to make is that although you do have a lot of big mana plays, a LOT of them are inefficient considering the resource investment into them (mana cost Vs effect + P/T). Here's a list of which ones I didn't like too much and the reasoning behind it:

  • Avatar of Might is a vanilla trampler in your deck. Unless you are facing against a fast aggro deck or token generator, you are the one playing the creature deck so I wouldn't expect to cast it on the cheap side often.
  • Deus of Calamity is an awesome card but it needs the proper enablers (double strike/constant buffs) for it to work as intended and even then it's a "win more" card. In effect it does a hell of a lot under certain conditions, but those are hard to come by and when you are behind you'd prefer playing something else.
  • Domesticated Hydra a very high investment just to get a trampler. Evasion is good but when you compare these kind of cards with enablers like Thunderfoot Baloth and Siege Behemoth they are very lackluster.
  • Havenwood Wurm: 7 mana for a 5/6 trampler? You can do a lot better than this. The instant speed doesn't warrant this investment as it is essentially asking you to skip your turn to play this.
  • Stonebrow, Krosan Hero would be a lot better in a shell where mass trample and Overrun effects ran rampant. This is not the case so quite often he will be giving you an extra 2-4 damage on swing. He's not that bad though.
  • Blunt the Assault is a heavy costed fog effect. If life gaining is that important, running Shamanic Revelation is better. If the fog is really needed then just run Fog or Lull or Respite or Winds of Qal Sisma.
  • Devil's Play is a very flavourful card and I do like it, but I think it's a bit small for commander. Fall of the Titans or even better Comet Storm do a much better job at finishing people.
  • Scrabbling Claws is not good enough for graveyard hate. There exist much better alternatives (i.e. Relic of Progenitus)!

And here are my suggestions for you, including some notable omissions. Some have already been mentioned by others.

I would choose a number of these as replacements prefering their versatility, efficiency and power.

Those are my thoughts. :)

ps: since tappedout doesn't let me mark my most suggestions through the checkboxes for some reason, i'll put an exclamation mark next to them...

EmblemMan on Do you have any "pet" ...

5 days ago

Eureka is sort of a pet card of mine in EDH. I only have one edh deck and this card has by far given me the most fun games whether it wins me the game or loses me the game everyone just freezes when I play it and it makes me kek. Other than that probably Sylvan Library its probably just my favorite card in magic I just love really powerful green cards that act like blue cards.

Squirrel_of_War on Experiment 626

1 week ago

I have some recommendations for you:

I choose to run the above cards to have more control over my discard because there is nothing more frustrating than dredging Animate Dead into your graveyard and then drawing a huge creature you can't cast.

These are all great main targets for The Mimeoplasm.

Your build doesn't very many fatty to exile to put couters on The Mimeoplasm.

All three are better than compulsion IMHO.

Drawing cards will win you games.

There are more ideas of course but those are what comes to mind right away for me. I'm basing my recommendations off of my own build, check it out when you have some time. You may find something else you like that I didn't mention.


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Panas on Karrthus Dragons EDH

1 week ago

I understand why you wouldn't want to play Scourge of Valkas (it's still a high value card), but Dragon Tempest is HASTE + damage all in one piece. It enables all of your threats the moment they hit the table. It's a good inclusion against control, on an enchantment which is a bit more difficult to get rid of. So unless you are facing off against 3 dedicated control variants that focus on instant speed creature removal, I think tempest performs better than Crucible of Fire. On the same train of thought, why not run Flamekin Village instead of Shinka for more hasty beatings?

Concerning removal and tokens: Maelstrom Pulse is an all-star as is Sever the Bloodline

Lastly, Darigaaz, the Igniter is a very inefficient beater. Consider swapping him out for a Sylvan Library or Frontier Siege as both these cards can further your game plan.

Your mana base is also rather slow. I understand that this is a result of the heavy colour requirements on your cards, but you could make it at least a little bit faster by replacing vanilla taplands with filterlands (e.g. Graven Cairns).

Lastly, if you could find space for a sac outlet like Greater Good, Shivan Harvest or Perilous Forays, will dissuade control players from messing with your board as you can respond by gaining value/setting them further back.

Other cards you should consider depending on what you need include:

I like the deck idea overall, but i think it can be improved by a large margin :)

JaceTheSwagSculptor on Box o' Fun

1 week ago

Just realized I miscounted on my suggestion for the mana elves, sorry about that. Anyways, now that I look at it Priest of Titania was a bad suggestion as I did not really take the time to see how few elves are really in the deck. I'm glad you realized that. It looks like you weeded out the one's you liked from my previous post. I'll try again with some more suggestions that I just thought of...

  1. Glissa Sunseeker -> Caustic Caterpillar/Reclamation Sage/Aura of Silence/Bane of Progress/Nature's Claim. The goal here is not so much the ability to tutor but mana effectiveness and less restrictive. Glissa Sunseeker is a restrictive card in that it requires you to have mana equal to the artifacts CMC and it needs to be able to tap. Any of the aforementioned are going to be better.

  2. Selvala's Stampede -> Tooth and Nail. If your gonna spend 6 mana on a spell, why not 7 or 9 and actually be guaranteed to get value off of it?

P.S. Sylvan Library should really be in this deck lol.

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