Thought Scour

Thought Scour

Instant

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

Draw a card.

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Common
Iconic Masters (IMA) Common
Duel Decks: Jace vs. Vraska (DDM) Common
Dark Ascension (DKA) Common

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Thought Scour occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.37%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Thought Scour Discussion

Yuri200X on modern mono blue aggro (budget)

1 day ago

At the moment your deck looks a little bit confusing... It doesn't seem too consistent in terms of a battle plan. I've seen Mono Blue Aggro thrive in 2 ocasions: merfolk and tempo aggro.

I think you're not much interested in merfolk since this lisr is clearly not based on that tribe.

So, I think you could go for a tempo-ish route that's still somewhat budgety:

Faerie Conclave can be a 2 or 4-of... (Depending on the tempest djin mechanics) Tempest Djinn is pretty neat Cryptic Serpent is interesting, but doesn't have evasion Pteramander is a 5/5 by turn 3-5 Thing in the Ice  Flip has some disruption that doesn't bother you too much...

With that in mind you could very well run Thought Scour to mill yourself and help your own creatures Think Twice since it's instant and gives 2 draws Opt because it's an instant Remand and Vapor Snag to build that tempo...

This way you could play on your opponent's turn while you build up your game and close the game with the creatures... I think I'd go with 4 thing in the ice, 4 pteramander and 2-4 tempest djin... And probably run 20-22 lands

4 think twice 2-4 thought scour 2-4 opt

And then leave the rest for remand, mana leak and whatnot

DragonzBane on Pyromancer Storm

3 days ago

I think you're kinda stuck between 2 deck themes here. You have aspects of an Arclight Phoenix deck and aspects of a storm deck. I would really go one way or the other. If you want to be a storm deck I would add Baral, Chief of Compliance and another Goblin Electromancer and go for something link this: https://www.mtgtop8.com/event?e=25143&d=377298&f=MO

However, if you like the Arclight Pheonix part of the deck, I would drop the grape shots completely because you're only going to get a couple point of dmg, if any, from them. I would replace them with another Lightning Bolt and 2x Opts. I would also find room for the full 4 copies of Thought Scour. In addition, if you went this route, you would probably want a few more lands.

channelfireball12345 on Erratic victory

1 week ago

Mental Note, Merrow Witsniper, Merfolk Secretkeeper, Thought Scour, you name it. Sorry for the spam, just trying to help optimize the deck (even though my suggestions may not, in fact, help you do so because I don't necessarily know much about deckbuilding in this lane/whatever it is that I'm talking about)

:)

TriusMalarky on Modern Lurrus Prison

1 week ago

So, here's what I'm thinking:

Spreading Seas

Pyroclasm(2 copies or so)

Fatal Push(duh)

Lightning Bolt(duh)

Galvanic Blast

Aether Spellbomb

Necrogen Spellbomb and Scroll of Griselbrand

Nihil Spellbomb

Seal of Fire

Seal of Removal

Pyrite Spellbomb

Some Signets

Maybe Duress

Lantern of Insight and the mill friends, specifically Ghoulcaller's Bell

Thought Scour for consistency

Artificer's Intuition is a literal Survival of the Fittest here.

Whir of Invention

Ratchet Bomb because repeatable specified wraths is fun.

Shrine of Burning Rage and Shrine of Loyal Legions might be interested but their value is dubious.

Grave Peril can also control the board.

Locket of Yesterdays can help reduce mana costs of reanimating spellbombs.

I wonder if I can cast Lotus Bloom from my yard or if Lurrus of the Dream-Den doesn't allow that.

Os Mox Tantalite worth running?

Pithing Needle seems great.

Renegade Map for land draw?

mahdik on Adeliz Wizard Tribal

3 weeks ago

I playtested it, and to be quite honest there's not enough sorcery/instant. I had Magus of the Future on the table turn 5 and it took 4 turns of filling up my board of lands before spells that triggered my wizards appeared.

If you want my opinion, I strongly suggest getting your wizard count to about 12-15 instead of 20, and fill your deck with cheap cantrips like Thought Scour, Gitaxian Probe, Brainstorm, Sleight of Hand, Disrupt, Mental Note, Obsessive Search or even Peek. I think you catch my drift; cost 1, draw a card. That way you easily find your wizards and the stuff you need to trigger them.

Also, 40 lands for a otherwise pretty aggressive deck is WAY too much, I'd target 36, maybe even 35.

Searing Wind is just bad. Get that out of your deck XD

Otherwise, there's a long road ahead of you, but you're on the good way.

Funkydiscogod on The Gift You Wish Would Stop Giving

1 month ago

I've tried a deck like this before. I've found Immortal Coil is an effective metagame counter to Dredge, Infect, and Burn.

Since your graveyard becomes your life total, Thought Scour is basically "gain 3 life and draw a card", and Street Wraith is free life gain. Sequestered Stash or Buried Ruin are low opportunity cost lands. With Ashiok, Dream Render you can mill yourself for 4 and then exile the opponent's graveyard.

With enough graveyard filling cards, you can cut the number of Harmless Offering and rely on Snapcaster Mage to cast it from your yard.

Daron6 on burning drakes?

1 month ago

My suggestions: Creatures: 4 enigma 4 Crackling Drake maybe you like 4 Delver of Secrets  Flip or sprite dragon; Instants: 4 Opt yes or yes, 4 bolts, 2 pierces 2-3 Vapor Snag, 3 mana leaks, and 3 Thought Scour Sorcery: 4 Serum Visions yes or yes haha Maybe you like Gigadrowse Lands: switch swiftwater to Shivan Reef

T_Dog345 on T_Dog345

2 months ago

Alright, let's see if maybe this will help. I'm really new to everything on here sorry. //Lands 2 Dismal Backwater 1 Dimir Guildgate 2 Submerged Boneyard 4 Evolving Wilds 2 Desert of the Mindful 1 Arcane Lighthouse 1 Reliquary Tower 1 Temple of the False God

//Spells 4 Duress 2 Ghoulcaller's Chant 3 Macabre Waltz 3 Sleep 4 Slip Through Space 2 Taigam's Scheming 4 Tome Scour 4 Lich's Caress 4 Sovereign's Bite 4 Resourceful Return 3 March of the Returned 1 In Garruk's Wake 1 Army of the Damned 1 Dutiful Return 1 Decompose 1 Worst Fears 1 Rise of the Dark Realms 4 Hubris 4 Countermand 1 Tezzeret's Touch 1 Paranoid Delusions 1 Coerced Confession 2 Mind Sculpt 1 Compelling Argument 1 Index 1 Redirect 1 Dream Twist 2 Gift of Tusks 2 Rewind 3 Thought Scour 2 Psychic Spiral 1 Gigadrowse 4 Negate 1 Overwhelming Denial 1 Dramatic Reversal 1 Impulse 2 Cremate 3 Crypt Incursion 2 Grim Harvest 1 Scarab Feast 1 Grim Return 1 Gravepurge 1 Dark Ritual 4 Font of Return 3 Death's Approach 2 Cast into Darkness 1 Triskaidekaphobia 1 Grave Betrayal 1 Endless Ranks of the Dead 3 Invisibility 2 Curiosity 4 Curse of the Bloody Tome 3 Illusory Wrappings 3 Ice Over 1 Chronic Flooding 1 Navigator's Ruin 1 Chant of the Skifsang 3 Bone Saw 3 Millstone 3 Tormod's Crypt 2 Trepanation Blade 1 Ghoulcaller's Bell 1 Masterwork of Ingenuity 1 Sol Ring 1 Nihil Spellbomb 1 Illusionist's Bracers 1 Codex Shredder 1 Profane Memento 1 Loxodon Warhammer 1 Bonehoard 1 Trusty Machete 1 Mirari 1 Argentum Armor

//Creatures 1 Archetype of Finality 1 Overeager Apprentice 1 Agent of Erebos 1 Butcher Ghoul 1 Risen Executioner 1 Dutiful Attendant 1 Sly Requisitioner 1 Sepulchral Primordial 2 Zombie Assassin 1 Nightmare 1 Marshmist Titan 3 Graven Abomination 4 Workshop Assistant 4 Guardians of Meletis 2 Phyrexian Revoker 2 Ornithopter 1 Juggernaut 2 Veilborn Ghoul 2 Minotaur Abomination 4 Undead Servant 3 Gravedigger 2 Mogis's Marauder 2 Bogstomper 4 Walking Corpse 3 Corpse Hauler 4 Gravewaker 2 Returned Phalanx 3 Faerie Miscreant 1 Master of Predicaments 2 Benthic Giant 1 Stormtide Leviathan 4 Screeching Skaab 2 Seer of the Last Tomorrow 1 Floating-Dream Zubera 3 Fog Bank 1 Possessed Skaab 3 Armored Skaab 2 Murmuring Phantasm 1 Wall of Frost 4 Doorkeeper 1 Clever Impersonator 1 Jace's Mindseeker 1 Oculus 1 Mindshrieker 1 Willbreaker 1 Spellweaver Eternal 1 Wall of Mist 1 Sultai Skullkeeper 1 Diregraf Captain

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