Tome Scour


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2014 (M14) Common
2011 Core Set (M11) Common
2010 Core Set (M10) Common

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Tome Scour


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

Tome Scour Discussion

Chopwood on Modern- Mill

7 hours ago

Looks like a fun deck! Mill decks can be kind of hard to balance, since they play on a whole different angle than all the others decks. I believe that the way to make them optimal is to go all-out on the mill theme and skip interaction with the opponent in the form of removal etc. I would do the following:


-2x Crypt Incursion - Side board material against GY-interacting decks.

-3x Path to Exile - Totally unnecessary to splash white for three cards. If you want removal you should go with Fatal Push . but I would skip it entirely.

-3x Surgical Extraction - Side board.

-4x Twincast - Better to have spells that stand by themselves.

-2x Archive Trap - It's a great card, but can be totally dead in the wrong math-up. This is of course debatable, it might be correct to keep a playset.


+4x Jace's Phantasm - Great backup if you need to swing for lethal. Almost always a 5/5 flyer for 1.

+2-4x Fraying Sanity - Can really close games.

+2x Mind Funeral - Excellent finisher.

+2-4x Mind Sculpt

+4x Tome Scour

CappnPiggy on I T S A L L I N Y O U R H E A D

2 days ago

Thanks for the feedback, honestly Tome Scour was just filler cause I didn't know what else to put in the deck. I've replaced them with 2x Boomerang for more mainboard removal and 2x Hieroglyphic Illumination for some easy card draw.

Kjartan on I T S A L L I N Y O U R H E A D

3 days ago

Really not a fan of Tome Scour here. It only has one card it interacts with, so if you don't also have a Jace's Phantasm it usually does nothing but help your opponent.

PaxBuckley on Basic Mill

1 month ago

I’m a big fan of Dream Twist in any mill deck. It’s cheap, and the flashback option is great. Plus it’s an instant, so you can use it at the end of your opponent’s turn. Thought Scour and Tome Scour are cheap, and you can get 5 cards at a time with tome.

TheAlfodr on Zombie Tribal

1 month ago

44 lands seems a bit high. Since you're in blue, I'd recommend some good counters for more control, and Dimir is REALLY good at mill. Maybe consider a mill subtheme that way you can reanimate some fun stuff with Scarab God.

Counters: Counterspell

Swan Song


Mana Leak

Mill: Mesmeric Orb (a personal favorite)

Consuming Aberration

Tome Scour

Mind Sculpt

TheSurgeon on UB Breaking Sanity Mill Deck

1 month ago

wallisface- how exactly is a second Fraying Sanity a dead draw? It's abilities stack, doubling the milled cards of the first one.

Thus, a Turn 4 with Sanity already out:
Play another Sanity, drop (and we'll be conservative here) just a Tome Scour.
5+(5x2)= 15. 15x2= 30 cards milled for 4 mana.

It's a great card. One that has poised mill for a Modern Competitive recognition. Change my mind.

Darth_Savage on win conditions NEED HELP

2 months ago

Well for a deck based on Cruel Ultimatum, I'd suggest a discard theme. Use cards like Megrim or Waste Not to punish discard, along with cards like Gnat Miser and Barbed Shocker as well as _Windfall _ to maximise it. Lastly, because ultimatum isn't a cheap spell maybe Wildfire Eternal or Chandra, Pyromaster to help cheat it out. Note though that the deck should probably have 4x of the cards mentioned, budget alloying...

For Villainous Wealth I'd go for mana acceleration and mill. Green is great at mana acceleration and blue and black do a good job of milling. Use cards like Fertile Ground and Arbor Elf or Voyaging Satyr to give you extra mana along with Breaking / Entering, Tome Scour and Manic Scribe to keep eating away at your opponents deck...

I hope this helps and gives you some ideas.

chromiumthemutable on Competitive UB mill modern (2018)

2 months ago

Tome Scour, Jace Beleren, Mind Grind, Psychic Corrosion (Strictly better than Jace's Erasure, but you can add both), and Startled Awake  Flip are some good mill cards.

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Tome Scour occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.02%

Dimir: 0.26%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Dimir: 0.04%