Sylvan Scrying

Sylvan Scrying


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

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster: Store Edition (MYSTOR) Uncommon
Mystery Booster: Convention Edition (MYSCON) Uncommon
Battle for Zendikar (BFZ) Uncommon
Tenth Edition (10E) Uncommon
Mirrodin (MRD) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Pioneer 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

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%

Sylvan Scrying Discussion

AllenM8 on Doran Treefolk Bash Yo Self Deck

15 hours ago

Replacing Bosk Banneret with Heartwood Storyteller as I need more draw. Finally got my hands on a Tree of Perdition which will replace Bane of Progress and Utter End which will replace Sylvan Scrying

Trying to get a Nature's Lore which will replaces something in this deck

multimedia on Masked Lands (Estrid EDH) [Help]

1 day ago

Hey, interesting less than $100 version of Estrid. I like the secondary snow permanent strategy with Marit Lage's Slumber :)

Cards within the budget to consider adding:

Waker of the Wilds as a mana sink with creature lands can expand on the lands strategy.

Upgrades to consider:

Good luck with your deck.

Kjartan on Door to Winning

1 week ago


I think you could improve a lot of aspects of this list without raising the price too much.

First of all, there are much more better mana rocks for what you're trying to achieve, I'd say.

Coalition Relic is the obvious one, but it is somewhat expensive. But honestly, just even Darksteel Ingot would be a slight improvement over for example Manalith. But there are plenty of options there. I would perhaps like to see Pentad Prism as it makes your win-con a full turn faster potentially. Or perhaps even better Rattleclaw Mystic. That card seems like a very good fit here.

Secondly, your mana base is abysmal. You're trying to go off like this with only Forests and a few scattered multi-lands? Seems unlikely. (What are you even playing Evolving Wilds for if you're only running forests?)

I'd remove 4 forests for 1 of each other basic land, at the very least.

I also have a few issues with you running Sylvan Scrying. It's a tool-box card, but it doesn't really help you get to your win-con. You have plenty of lands so you'll never be in shortage. Rampant Growth would be far, far better I'd say.

Also, my final point is that you're pretty slow... Which is fine, but slow decks need to be able to slow the game down to a pace where they can get to their win-con without getting killed on turn 4.

A card like Sylvan Caryatid can help you both ramp and block, (but that card is expensive so I understand if you're not getting it.)

Thragtusk is another tool to help you get there and it is currently very cheap. (Especially compared to its high power level)

Gl with it all.

MurderForBrunch on Sultai Ninjas

3 weeks ago

Hi! First of all, love the deck idea. However, I'm surprised not to see Fallen Shinobi in here. I know it's an expensive card mana-wise, but it's bonkers good. Specially against burn, either hit creatures to block with, burn spells to burn their creatures or hit a Lightning Helix and you have almost won! :D As for the sideboard, three Surgical and two Extirpate sounds a bit redundant, I'd cut the Extirpate and add two Ashiok, Dream Render. That card is great against graveyard decks, but also against Amulet Titan and Tron. Against Titan you fizzle all the pacts and Titan triggers, and with tron, you only hit the Expedition Map or the Sylvan Scrying but those are key pieces to find the right lands. If you can Mana Leak on turn 2, and cast Ashiok on turn 3 you're in a great spot! :D

ZendikariWol on B&R March 9 2020

3 weeks ago

Deadpoo111, does it look like Dig is a huge issue in Pioneer? Idk what the meta's like where you play but it looks like really not a lot of decks are running it- it's not what I'd call a format-warping card. Craterhoof is an interesting suggestion, though, and it makes a lot of sense to me. After all, it is like 90% of the combos in green that don't include Flash.

xtechnetia I think that breach is fine, but your observation about inverter is very interesting, and I am now riveted to see what WotC does. Once Upon a Time may be an issue as it relates to titan decks, it may even be an issue in Tron, but saying that Tron doesn't historically use green is inaccurate. Ancient Stirrings is a mainstay and Sylvan Scrying and World Breaker each slot into the occasional brew.

I, for one, don't know about any bannings in Pioneer. It's a pretty diverse format. If WotC wants combos out, then they're gonna ban Heliod, Sun-Crowned or Inverter of Truth. If they're trying to increase diversity, Thoughtseize gets the hammer (it's in EVERY black deck- and why shouldn't it be?).

As for modern, if anything, it's either Once Upon a Time or some other piece of amulet titan.

ToastedBagl on Infect

4 weeks ago

Ensure you get your lands: Fertilid, Realm Seekers, Expedition Map, Reap and Sow, Sylvan Scrying.

Daedalus19876 on Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH [PRIMER]

1 month ago

FunkiestBunch and OptimalGreen: Yeah, this set didn't give me much for Hapatra :( These days, the only new things that get added here are powerful draw sources, tutors, and (in the right block) -1 counter sources. With that said, Nylea's Intervention was an upgrade over Sylvan Scrying as a way to tutor Gaea's Cradle (since it can potentially grab me one or two other utility lands, or deal with fliers in a pinch).

Profet93: I've only cast Nylea's Intervention as a tutor so far, but it's actually been good so far. I'm happy with the swap.

Regarding Contamination, I've... considered it forever. I don't run many artifacts, but in theory my mana dorks should let me still have access to green. The bigger issue is that this deck is primarily green, especially in its wincons -- I have trouble winning with only black, and it cuts off my biggest mana generator (Gaea's Cradle). Though amusingly, it would make Cradle tap for B even when I control no creatures XD

I've considered Liliana, Dreadhorde General for a while. I love her as a card, and her ult is backbreaking, but Eldrazi Monument has proven to be pretty great. It permits an infinite combo with Yawgmoth, and makes me dodge most board wipes (ie, the easiest way to shut me down). Plus it's one of my three major ways to deal with fliers, and it's also one of my all-time favorite cards. Driven / Despair continues to be a disappointment every time I slot it back in, because of its one-shot nature. I just never seem to get it at the right time to really profit, even though on paper it looks amazing.

I'm running a good amount of interaction here -- I'm running 13 cards that I would consider to be a form of interaction, of which 9 are instant speed removal or protection. I'd never turn down more, of course, but what other interaction are you thinking?

Daedalus19876 on saproleenie edh

1 month ago

Safewright Quest seems like a weak link here. Have you considered Harvest Season for a massive boost in land ramp? Beyond that, Throne of the God-Pharaoh seems like a great way to get some extra life loss in, and I wouldn't build anything in these colors without Beast Within/Generous Gift. I've run Sylvan Scrying before to find Gaea's Cradle, but I'd also recommend the new Nylea's Intervention for this role (and incidental benefit, too).

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