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.

Draw a card.

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Thought Scour Discussion

TheAnnihilator on Let's talk about...

14 hours ago

@kmcree Here's the exact 75 I played tonight:



There are some things on it that I'm not sold on, like the Rule of Law in the side (it literally never left the board), and not playing all 4 Lingering Souls main. Also, I never really saw Gurmag Angler in the games I played (other than bottoming it with a Serum Visions that really needed to find lands).

Speaking of needing to find lands, I drew into more than a comfortable amout of 1-land hands (some I kept, some I didn't -- the ones I kept were always on the draw with a Serum or a Thought Scour and payed off well.)

Other things to note: Darkslick Shores was great, and so was Inquisition of Kozilek, though I would play any more than the 2 I have. The Duress in the side could easily be a 2nd Thoughtseize (an edit I considered making, but was ultimately too lazy to).

rothgar13 on Let's talk about...

20 hours ago

You don't really run many counters in a Esper Mentor deck. Just enough to reasonably protect the main man, and the rest is a ton of cantrips (Gitaxian Probe/Serum Visions/Thought Scour), which (given the Prowess triggers) are going to generate huge amounts of value.

TheAnnihilator on Let's talk about...

1 day ago

I've been toying around recently with a Esper Delve-Control shell recently. Take the core of Chapin's Grixis list (the Serums, the Thought Scour, counterspells, Tasigur, etc.) and use Path, Go for the Throat, and Lingering Souls instead of Terminate, Bolt, and some of the red utility. Also cue Celestial Colonnade.

White's main draw is in the sideboard material and Lingering Souls. Esper fits a grindier meta, while Grixis fits a faster meta.

For example, my meta is basically Twin (UR and Grixis varieties), Grixis control, and Abzan Midrange, with some random decks tossed in. Thus, having Lingering Souls and Path to Exile is great, while having Bolt.. just isn't.

Again, though... most of this info is just in theory -- I may end up playing an Esper list today at FNM (Modern).

trixster87 on Working at the MILL?

1 day ago

I think your mill strategy should be a turbo fog as a blue/green deck did really well at a recent tournament. To do this you run a lot of fog spells which prevent all combat damage for that turn. This makes them having creatures pretty useless and lets you keep attacking
So to set the deck up I would suggest dropping all the creatures except for Hedron Crab and Jace's Phantasm. Then you get a lot of fog spells- Darkness (its the expensive black surprise) but the rest are really cheap ($ & cmc) Fog, Defend the Hearth, Respite, and Tangle are all good options.
Now you need lots of ways to trigger your crab, so bounce and fetch lands are very good. For budget friendly that means Evolving Wilds, and bounce wise its Golgari Rot Farm and Simic Growth Chamber.
To get the turbo you want a lot of draw spells to help keep your hand full of fogs and to trigger the sphinxs- Remand, Treasure Cruise Visions of Beyond are good options along with maxing out the Thought Scour

DragonzBane on Sultai Whip

1 day ago

What about Thought Scour? Target yourself and boom, self mill. plus it is only U and draws you a card.

exclusivez on Working at the MILL?

1 day ago

Blinddragon I'm actually thinking of getting rid of the 2 Jace's Mindseekerfor something else. I'm just not exactly sure. Maybe 2 more Thought Scour ?

EpicDermis on Milltastic

1 day ago

Signets are definitely good, I recommend them as well.

Grimgrin, Corpse-Born could be fun, and if you do decide to actually go zombie tribal. Rooftop Storm is an awesome combo with him as well.

I might suggest things like Glimpse the Unthinkable, Mind Funeral, Thought Scour, Mental Note, maybe Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker, Curse of the Bloody Tome, Keening Stone (it gets insane with Traumatize) for mill effects.

Thoughtseize would be a lot better than Appetite for Brains. Chaos Warp could be a good inclusion in here for tuck effect. If you can afford them, fetch lands would help with mana fixing, just like signets. Steam Vents and Blood Crypt would also synergize well with fetches.

Damnation, Black Sun's Zenith, and Perilous Vault are my go to board wipes in EDH, next to Cyclonic Rift, which you have in.

GoofyFoot on GRIXIS CONTROL (TWIN). how to ...

3 days ago

graveyard hate? I personally run 3 Leyline of the Void and they hate me. It makes Thought Scour completely useless and most of the cards in the deck strictly worse. you could also run Rest in Peace instead if you aren't worried about your own grave.

Color(s) Blue
Cost U
Converted cost 1

Legality

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

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

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