Thought Scour

Thought Scour

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

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Thought Scour Discussion

TheDevicer on Esper Mill

14 hours ago

You have exactly one white card in this deck. There's legit no reason to strain your mana base to go esper. If you want mill, go with Sygg, River Cutthroat. He's easy to cast and provides you with advantage. As it stands, your deck is far too slow. You've got to keep in mind that Tiny Leaders is essentially Delver - The Format. Most decks, even the control ones, have efficient ways to put out the beats. They'll run you over fast.

First step: Better land base. Command Tower, Creeping Tar Pit, Darkslick Shores, Drowned Catacomb, Nephalia Drownyard, Sunken Ruins, Tainted Isle, Underground River, Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth.

Better defensive options: Baleful Strix, Fog Bank, Jace's Phantasm, Wight of Precinct Six, Smother, Counterspell, Mana Leak, Mental Misstep, Prohibit, Spell Snare, Inquisition of Kozilek, etc.

Better mill and stuff: Thought Scour, Vision Charm, Visions of Beyond, Isochron Scepter, Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver, Brain Freeze, etc.

frusciante7 on Geostigma

14 hours ago

+1 :) I saw a deck abusing Waste Not in combination with Burning Inquiry and Pyromancer Ascension. A couple of Thought Scour could be good too if you want to keep it Grixis while filling up your graveyard to get an active Ascension faster :)

SwaggyMcSwagglepants on The Banana Mafia and the Golden Fang Gang

16 hours ago

@Countertop: T1 Fetch, eot get a tapped blue shockland, T2, play a black land, Thought Scour yourself. Also, there's been a lot of situations where I've had 15+ cards in my yard. It actually clears up cards for Tasigoyf's activated ability.

As for the Shatterstorm, might as well get one. Vandalblast was cheaper.

BrandonJamesCAC on I Have all the Answers (Esper Control)

3 days ago

What's the Serum Visions for?

Just curious, 4 Cryptics no Esper Charm ?

I would say 4x Think Twice

3x Cryptic Command

0 Serum Visions - card has little to no value in Esper Control.

If it's just delve fodder, it's counterproductive. And Thought Scour is better. But canyrips aren't really what you want here.

square711 on Alesha hahaha

4 days ago

Hero's Downfall needs to go away. 3-mana removal is too slow for Modern. Play Dismember, Go for the Throat, Victim of Night or even Dreadbore instead.

Surgical Extraction is nearly useless when you don't have any ways to force discard / mill your opponent out. Run some targeted discard spells like Thoughtseize or Inquisition of Kozilek, splash blue for Thought Scour or just take out Surgical Extraction to make room for something else. (And speaking of discard, Blightning begs to be played in a deck like yours)

Some way to give Alesha hate is important - the opponent won't simply leave her be until she can attack next turn. Heck, if you want to go all in with this strategy, play Mass Hysteria. It's crazy, it's suicidal against aggro, but it works.

Simian Spirit Guide and Heartless Summoning could help you get Alesha on the board on turn 2 rather than 3. The Guides are a must have for any red combo deck, and HS doesn't kill any of your creatures (and their power is kinda irrelevant, so who cares about the -1/-1 effect?).

an_R_key on Grixis Control

4 days ago

Why Languish over Damnation in the sideboard?

Also, how has 22 Lands been working for you with cards like Cryptic Command and mostly just Serum Visions and Thought Scour as forms of card draw?

I like the deck, by the way. Just asking how it has been performing for you before suggesting anything.

SithLord on In the Eye of the Storm

5 days ago

What would you recommend taking out for the extra 2 Thought Scour?

ArcadeBum on In the Eye of the Storm

5 days ago

U/R storm is a vary popular deck, which is why a fair number of competitive decks run Leyline of Sanctity, which destroys storm. Your deck (like most storm decks) is of course very good, its just you lack an answer to your main problem. You have Blood Moon in the sideboard, but it won't be enough. I also kinda agree with you in that Lightning Bolt should be in the mainboard - for 1 mana it deals 3 damage (how much more could you ask for), but on the other end I think having 4 Thought Scour in storm can be very powerful, as it provides fuel for Pyromancer Ascension, for so long as you target yourself. All in all, a great deck, but it could use some improvement.

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