Thought Scour


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Jace vs. Vraska Common
Dark Ascension Common

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Thought Scour


Target player puts the top two cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.

Draw a card.

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Thought Scour Discussion

hfvalenz on Let's Do Some Milling

7 hours ago

Hey man I think Altar of the Brood is way too slow to mill an opponent on its own. If milling is your thing, there's more efficient cards out there!

Jace's Erasure, Memory Erosion, Hedron Crab, Jace, Memory Adept, Trepanation Blade help with permanent milling from the top of my head and if you want to keep it mono-blue. Also, Jace's Phantasm goes very well with the theme and as an alternative option.

As for spells, there's Thought Scour, Dream Twist, Tome Scour, Mind Sculpt, Increasing Confusion, Archive Trap, Traumatize...

Splashing black would also help, with cards like Mind Funeral, Consuming Aberration. There's probably a whole lot more, but that's what I got right now.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot to mention Bojuka Bog or Tormod's Crypt to avoid graveyard shenanigans!

SirCadianMystic on To the Grave! (Help speed)

1 day ago

Very nice deck! I run an almost exact deck.

I used to run Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker. I switched it out for Thought Scour as it procs Consuming Aberration and is a cheap activation of Duskmantle Guildmage. On top of that it draws you into more gas.

I'd also -1 Grisly Spectacle so that you can add a +3 of Thought Scour. GS is good, but it relies on your opponent to play hefty creatures to really be effective for its mana cost. I'd keep it to a silver bullet copy, since your destroying their library anyways.

knudthedude on Grixis Delver

1 day ago

Hi Riotary,

thank you for looking and commenting on my list. I again just made some changes and did kick out Liliana, the Last Hope. You and most others are probably right, that she contributes too little to my strategy.I decided to put one Thought Scour and another Spell Snare in for these. I think the Snare is mostly underrated and helpful Counter in the modern meta. We will see how that goes.I am also cutting on Spell Pierce. It feels more like a sideboard card and it often enough a dead card as the game evolves. Thinking about another Mana Leak, Spell Snare or removal for that. What do you think about a maindeck Dispel?

Heavy aggro decks are always threatning. Infect is my personal most hated match up. I am always struggling with them. Burn is manageable after sideboarding for me and affinity feels pretty save after sideboarding.

I faced Junk and Jeskai a lot in the last weeks. I somehow most often managed to keep them under controll. I always would board in Engineered Explosives against Junk and Junk to keep their two drops like Tarmogoyf, Dark Confidant, Scavenging Ooze and similar under control. It works also against these pesky Lingering Souls.I kicked Keranos, God of Storms from my sideboard because I have not seen him often. Maybe he should be an option considered. The copy of Dreadbore hepls against the famous Liliana of the Veil and Nahiri, the Harbinger.

Mandalorian on Heros Never Die !

3 days ago

Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite is a pretty good one to have in these kinds of Gifts Reanimator decks. Some also like the include the Sword of the Meek + Thopter Foundry combo in as well as an alternate win condition. I would also suggest some kind of library manipulation or card draw to help find your combo pieces. Something like Serum Visions, Thought Scour, or Sleight of Hand.

wjb147 on GrixisGifts

4 days ago

The goal of the deck is to accrue value with every card played, and survive long enough to cast your Gifts Ungiven. From there you can sculpt your graveyard and hand to cast the spells you need based on the match up. The typical Gifts is going to get you Snapcaster Mage, Goblin Dark-Dwellers, Kolaghan's Command and Soul Manipulation. Regardless of the opponents choice, you have creatures or spells to recur whatever you need from the graveyard.

Cards such as Forbidden Alchemy allow you to sculpt your graveyard as necessary while digging 4 deep to draw a card you need on demand. Thought Scour is a possibility here as well, as it fills your graveyard with cards to recur and also dumps cards for an early Tasigur, the Golden Fang. I am testing 0-2 copies of Thought Scour right now.

I like throwing some one-of's in the deck to expand what Gifts can do. Anger of the gods is particularly strong in the current aggro meta. Adding one copy of Damnation allows you to gifts for 2 different board sweepers, with recursion creatures. Cryptic Command and Electrolyze provide a lot of value.

sylvannos on Appreciate any help with my ...

4 days ago

Here are some good decks I'd recommend for U/B Control on a budget by Saffron Olive over at MtG Goldfish:

So for your deck, I'd recommend choosing one of those to build, then working on what you currently have to get started. You do have some good cards already in your deck, but you might not need to use all of your good cards because they may not interact with each other.

For some other budget options, you can go really far with a deck just playing Thought Scours (targeting yourself with the mill), Gurmag Angler, Tasigur, the Golden Fang, Evolving Wilds, Terramorphic Expanse, and Murderous Cut.

berryjon on How to deal with mass ...

5 days ago

BlackCoffeeMagician has the right of it. He Duress' you for one card? hit him with DreamTwist, Memory Sluice, Merrow Witsniper, Thought Scour, Tome Scour and others like that.

Quest for Ancient Secrets can help recover from excessive discarding.

knudthedude on Grixis Delver

5 days ago

Dear Jonny,

I really like your deck list. I see that you added the Gitaxian Probe now which is good and a must if you play the Young Pyromancer.

Speaking for myself, I would play a wider variety of counterspells. With Countersquall and Spell Snare you are missing on a lot of spells. Of course maybe your meta is different but I highly appreciate Mana Leak and Remand.

I hope you come and check my Grixis Delver deck. I am currently trying out Liliana, the Last Hope which is substituting a Thought Scour and a Electrolyze. Let me know what you think

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