Sylvan Scrying


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Block Constructed Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Battle for Zendikar (BFZ) Uncommon
Tenth Edition (10E) Uncommon
Mirrodin (MRD) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Rare

Combos Browse all

Sylvan Scrying


Search your library for a land card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

Sylvan Scrying Discussion

abbatromebone on Mono-greenbean Urzatron

1 week ago
  • the core of the deck is to get the tron lands out turn 3 as soon as possible. Add Sylvan Scrying itll help so much.
  • O. Stone is pretty amazing some decks run 3, consider that. Otherwise graveyard interaction is common consider Relic of Progenitus
  • there might be better cards than explore, still not bad though.
  • 6mana ugdin is great here as well.
  • Karn, the Great Creator can be amazing as well. If you have Mycosynth Lattice and him out you lock them out of the game.
  • you want to limit green cards so maybe pull some out. That being said thragtusk is great as well.
  • You dont have a sideboard, grab 3 natures claim and a graftdiggers cage itll help.

SplendiferousPotato on Black Cat Land Party

2 weeks ago

Ooops, sorry. Didn't tag cards. Sylvan Scrying may replace Sol Ring

VexenX on [[Primer v3.4]] - OM_RATH!!! (M20 Update!!!)

3 weeks ago

_Arra_: I think you are right about Chord of Calling . I think I might cut Burgeoning for it. Burgeoning has almost always been a disappointing card for me. The only time I actually like it is when I have Ghost Town (which will get cut too). This will allow me to add both Green Sun's Zenith and Lotus Field . Do you think this is crazy?

I also think you are right about removing Sylvan Scrying for Elvish Reclaimer . Do you have other suggestions as we move more into utility creatures?

Frank_Glascock: Ya, I think Sylvan Safekeeper for Lightning Greaves is happening.

TypicalTimmy on New Hub: Tutorless

4 weeks ago

KongMing brings an interesting point that I'm not sure has been established: "Almost any fetch land (...)"

I know I am taking this out of context, but there are a ton of cards that tutor without exactly being thought of as a "tutor".

Most of us think of Vampiric Tutor , Diabolic Tutor , Demonic Tutor , Enlightened Tutor , & Mystical Tutor . But these aren't the only kinds.

Lands are also tutors. Literally all Fetch lands, including Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse , not to mention cards that search for lands such as Expedition Map , Sylvan Scrying , Tempt with Discovery , Reap and Sow , etc.

Then, of course, there are artifact tutors: Fabricate , Tinker , Reshape , Artificer's Intuition , etc.

We even have creature tutors: Sylvan Tutor , Signal the Clans , Worldly Tutor , Eldritch Evolution , etc.

Heck, we even have Planar Bridge which is just an all-around basic tutor engine.

Then we get into Planeswalkers such as Nahiri, the Harbinger , Samut, the Tested , Garruk, Caller of Beasts , Tezzeret the Seeker , Sarkhan, Dragonsoul , Sarkhan Unbroken , and Liliana Vess to name a decent portion of them.

So "tutors" seem to be a lot more expansive than just the basic 1 - 4 CMC black sorcerys we are use to thinking of. To ask for an "archetype" that has none of these as well as the vast swath of unmentioned cards is actually kind of backbreaking to build. You purposely have to go out of your way to not at least consider some type of card in some kind of color(s) to assist you with. At that point, you're really building more of a challenge deck to test your skill as a deck builder, such as a "one-word tribal" or "goofy hats matter" deck.

It can be done. I'm sure there are tons and tons of decks out there that don't have a single tutor in them, but at the same time those are probably going to be mono-colored decks that have some sort of serious draw potential or so much duplication in terms of cards they select that they don't really NEED to find anything because it's probably going to be right there on top. Decks like this include: Aristocrats, Burn, Ramp, & Zoo.

At least, that's my thoughts on the matter. Either way, it's a good discussion to have as it helps set the tone on how to explore other hub ideas in the future :)

_Arra_ on [[Primer v3.4]] - OM_RATH!!! (M20 Update!!!)

1 month ago

Hey VexenX, I really wouldn’t consider cutting Chord of Calling . I’ve been running Green Sun's Zenith almost solidly in this deck since it's inception right when Omnath, Locus of Rage came out and I would not underestimate our only instant speed to the battlefield tutor. I personally cut Sylvan Scrying for Elvish Reclaimer , still waiting to see if this was the correct choice but I think I value to the battlefield higher than to the hand in general even it's a little slow etc. I’d also agree with GeminiSpartanX regarding non-basic tutors. For me Traverse the Outlands is only a recent addition to the deck, I did not run it for the longest time as it was dependant on boardstate so isn't always relevant, however, that said it has been consistently strong since its inclusion in my deck. My meta's full of blue players so for me tutoring out Boseiju, Who Shelters All or Cavern of Souls is very important. If you inlcude Green Sun's Zenith then you may want to prioritise creature versions of our cards as we can tutor them into play, I for example run Sylvan Safekeeper over Lightning Greaves and had been running World Shaper too for that reason.

VexenX on [[Primer v3.4]] - OM_RATH!!! (M20 Update!!!)

1 month ago

GeminiSpartanX: I agree with what you said earlier. My only option is to cut Chord or add another tutor if I wanted to put that Dryad Arbor package together. I thinkninkguth do it but need to figure out if it is worth cutting anything.

Elvish Reclaimer is pretty sweet, but a turn slow for the price of repeatability. Does this take the place of Sylvan Scrying , or something else? Do you think it is and 'auto include'?

Guerte: your right, it got a lot harder to play the Walker now.. lol

I need help coming up with a Omnath, Locus of the Roil pun for a new deck Primer title! I have to build him as a commander because I have his other two iterations lol. I think I'm going with simple elemental tribal with some landfall flavor. I think all the old Om_rath tribal players will likely move to him now, which makes a ton of since to me at least.

Any thoughts on puns?! I'm struggling ..

UlamogsChampion on Tatyova, Lands Matter (Primer'ish)

1 month ago

LeonSpires I have a plethora of ways to win in the deck because there is a significant amount of NOPE in my meta. My personal favorite way to win is with Avenger of Zendikar and Craterhoof Behemoth but sometimes that gets interrupted and I dont like being left with nothing to fall back on. I have made significant cuts and additions to the list over the last year roughly. Lab man combo is fun and all but it's too easily interacted with so I use it as a fail safe. Hedron Crab is a 1 drop that can kill a table in a single turn just by having my basic combo online. I feel for a 1 drop it is very powerful in a deck that so easily utilizes infinite landfall. I use Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth just to get a little more mana out of my lands that dont tap for mana like Glacial Chasm and Dark Depths . It is a new addition to the list and I may cut it after further testing. I chose not to run cards like Cultivate because I chose to run cards like Crop Rotation and Sylvan Scrying . The deck basically plays itself because of tats draw mechanics so getting lands is no issue at all. Most times I have more lands than I know what to do with Haha. Thank you very much for the upvote and the input. I will look at your list for ideas and also at the link you sent me for fancifying my list :)

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Sylvan Scrying occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.1%

Green: 3.18%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

Green: 0.31%

Golgari: 0.21%