Sylvan Scrying

Legality

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

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

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Sylvan Scrying

Sorcery

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

Sylvan Scrying Discussion

Tata on Jarad

8 hours ago

I think you're playing too many tapped lands. Golgari Guildgate and Jungle Hollow can easily be cut for basic lands. Having more basics also helps you avoid getting absolutely destroyed by things like BloodMoon or Back to Basics , which are commonly played cards.

Your deck's curve is also a little off. I think you need more 1 drops ( Expedition Map , Wayfarer's Bauble , Mana Vault , Vampiric Tutor , Birds of Paradise , Deathrite Shaman , etc). I would cut some of your 6 drops to make room (you have a lot of 6 drops).

I also think you should make use of ramp spells before you play mana rocks. Cultivate , Kodama's Reach , Nature's Lore , Farseek , Sylvan Scrying , Nissa's Pilgrimage , Search for Tomorrow , and Skyshroud Claim are all just so much better than Gilded Lotus or Golgari Signet .

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on Modern Horizons Announced

2 days ago

On the flip side, it is really nice that Force of Negation can be used to aggressively counter Expedition Map and Sylvan Scrying . Who knows if it'll be enough for a tempo deck to actually beat tron, but at least it's something.

Tron is also running fewer creatures so they can play more Karns. From a tempo perspective, this is a very good thing.

multimedia on All Will Be One

6 days ago

Hey, I think if you already have all the Shock lands that they can replace the Tri lands.

Play all six Shock lands especially Forest ones, the three Check lands and include cards that can tutor for Shock lands while also being helpful ramp. Fetches of course are best, but if don't have them then Farseek, Lore, Wood Elves , Skyshroud Claim . Birds of Paradise , Incubation Druid and Paradise Druid won't break the bank and they're good for color fixing and early game ramp. Incubation is good with proliferate and with Rainbow lands. Crystalline Crawler is four mana, but it can make colored mana the turn you play it which is very good. Can also be a constant source of any color of mana with proliferate.

Crop Rotation and Sylvan Scrying are helpful to tutor for any one land. Opal Palace and Guildmages' Forum are good lands with Atraxa since either can put a counter on her letting her then proliferate herself. It's worth playing five mana to cast Atraxa with one of these lands.

Grim Backwoods isn't a good land even with token strategies. Five mana, four and tap Backwoods as well as sac a creature to draw one card is not a good investment, not worth it. Any land that can't originally make colored mana better be great if you're playing it in a four color manabase. Out of those three options you mentioned, Gavony Township is the only one to consider because of it's interaction with proliferate.

As far as proliferation goes Evolution Sage and Flux Channeler are high end since they're three drops who can be repeatable proliferate for no mana cost. With Atraxa and one of these proliferating twice a turn for no mana cost seems very good especially with Doubling Season and if you can get a counter on Atraxa.

Saljen on Karn's Pillowfortress

2 weeks ago

@wallisface - Semblance Anvil is here because we aren't running green for Ancient Stirrings or Sylvan Scrying , nor are we running Chromatic Sphere or Chromatic Star to cantrip through our deck. We rely on Serum Powder to get as good an early Tron setup as we can, however that is less consistent than the aforementioned methods. Thus Semblance Anvil for a little more consistency in our ramp. It also has the added bonus of Karn, the Great Creator being able to -2 to put the exiled card back in our hand. You can exile pretty much anything you don't need right that moment, knowing you'll have access to it again in a couple turns.

This is still entirely a brew though, so I'm tinkering. Let me know if you have any suggestions.

CavemanlyMan on Animar Spaghetti Party

3 weeks ago

Perhaps put in Sylvan Scrying instead of Rampant Growth as it searches for a land instead of a basic. Your deck has a lot of good non-basic lands. Otherwise I like the deck. I'd make it but I already have an eldrazi deck with Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger at the helm, and I have an Animar deck that is based around morphs.

JohnnyCRO on Wanderer's Song

3 weeks ago

First off, I love the deck. Great job with the deck, budget primer and on the work you put in the collaborative primer.

I’m looking maybe to make a Yisan deck and all 3 of these resources were of huge help to me. However, I still have some questions.

Here are the cards I’d remove compared to your list and the reasons for their exclusion (disregarding few manabase changes along the same lines);

Survival of the Fittest , Mox Diamond , Gaea's Cradle , Azusa, Lost but Seeking , Mirri's Guile - budget restrictions. For different reasons, I won’t be getting these in the foreseeable future.

Crop Rotation , Sylvan Scrying - without Cradle in, I don’t see these 2 holding up well

Ravenous Slime - my meta isn’t big on graveyards, so I could see myself wanting better verse 3 options

My meta is mostly creature-based with lots of MAN/Blood pod/Tymna decks around. Blue is less prevalent than it is in other competitive metas, and green is the most represented color. There is quite a bit of stax (although I have yet to see a Linvala) and, as I’ve mentioned already, graveyards aren’t widely used here. Non-competitive crowd favors creatures and combat. I don’t expect to play with them a lot, but if we’re paired at a tournament, I’d like Yisan to steamroll them.

Here are my ideas;

  • Tendershoot Dryad - my meta is quite keen on combat, and I’d like to be conpetitive in that regard. A decent verse 5

  • Hornet Queen - pretty much the same as Dryad, but at verse 7 and it stops occasional Zur or Kraum

  • Wayward Swordtooth - a bad Azusa, but a ramp effect nevertheless. Could be useful because of its 5/5 body that can save me some life while enticing Tymna players to soften up the rest of the table for my Hoof

  • Tireless Tracker - because our games can get grindy, having a good draw engine and a beatstick in one sounds good.

  • Skyshroud Ranger - makes up for lost t2 Yisan capcity lost by excluding Diamond and it’s an elf. Nothing to write home about, but seems decent

  • Mana Vault - t2 Yisan enabler

  • Elvish Archdruid and Marwyn, the Nurturer - big elf mana. I’m not very excited about these, but they might be good Azusa replacements

  • Oracle of Mul Daya - if I had one, I’d probably just play it in place of Azusa. But I traded mine away long time ago. Its current price and likelihood of being reprinted make it an uneasy buy for me. But if you think it’s worth the buck in here compared to other options, I can bite the bullet.

  • Ulvenwald Tracker - Tymna eliminator and generally a repeatable creature removal in a relatively creature-heavy meta

  • Quest for Renewal - seems to me like an extra copy of Muse that’s lest susceptible to removal.

  • Autumn's Veil - not as relevant as it would be in some other metas, but it could be a good piece of combo protection

  • Noxious Revival - grave recursion plus grave hate if I need it. Its instant speed, low cost and versatility make it look good in my eyes even if this deck can’t really abuse it like some other decks can.

  • Return to Nature - a new goodie from WAR. A strictly better Naturalize that can not only remove an opposing stax piece, but can double as grave hate in a pinch. As with Revival, grave hate isn’t the selling point, but a part of a package deal that even without it should be a decent option.

  • Natural State - a cheap way to remove opposing stax. It hits los of relevant stuff, since I don’t see much Chain veils, PEngines and whatnot around (excet when I’m the perpetrator...)

  • Lightning Greaves - protection and haste enabling together make for a tempting offer

I’d appreciate it greatly if you could comment on these and suggest which of these to add. If you have any other additions below 20$, I’m all ears.

Thank you in advance!

Sarios254 on Mono U tron

4 weeks ago

I playtested it a bit, my problem is you´re tron is to incosistent. I love to play tron and would really good alternative to mono green tron, but this deck needs to be a bit more consistent. Cards that are missing that make mono g Tron more consistent are:

you alternative like Opt , Serum Visions ,etc.

JoltsOfEnergy on Mayael Renewed

4 weeks ago

There are some cards which I find confusing in your deck. Purphoros, God of the Forge is usually reserved for token decks or other "Go-wide" stategies whereas you are a "go-big" strategy. I also dont know how good Stalking Vengeance is. You are not a sacrifice based deck so this is just a lot of mana for some incremental damage. Then there's Sun Titan . It just doesnt seem like you have a lot of targets for him to bring back. Perhaps a fetchland or a mana dork that got killed early but not much else. Doesn't seem worth it. Then there's some other cards. I prefer Terastodon over Woodfall Primus . And why Sylvan Scrying and no Kodama's Reach ? I'd also consider adding just one more haste enabler. You have multiple creatures that want to be attacking right away like Etali, Primal Storm , Ilharg, the Raze-Boar , Balefire Dragon plus all the eldrazis. May I recommend Rhythm of the Wild ? Seems really solid in your deck.

Here are some other cards you could consider: Elvish Piper , Aura Shards , Decimate , It That Betrays , Void Winnower , Blasphemous Act , Avacyn's Pilgrim , Regal Behemoth .

Hope these help.

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Sylvan Scrying occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.1%

Green: 3.18%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

Green: 0.31%

Golgari: 0.21%