Tome Scour

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual 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

Sorcery

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

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Tome Scour Discussion

GeminiSpartanX on Modern Delver Mill

1 week ago

In all honesty, I'd cut the 3 Delvers for 3 Fraying Sanity. This is especially good since your Tome Scours will mill for 10 and make them better late-game plays. I'd also consider swapping Ghost Quarters for Field of Ruins, since field forces a search from your opponent so you can cast Archive Trap for free, whereas Quarter is a 'may' ability that puts you down a land. Also, I'd run the Mesmeric Orbs in the MD if you want to run them at all. Maybe shaving on a Crypt Incursion and some scours, Phantasms, or Mind Funerals. Orbs are great with Fraying Sanity since it allows you to play a mill card on turn 2 while saving the other 2 cmc spells for after a Sanity on turn 3. Swapping out the Misty Rainforest for an Oboro, Palace in the Clouds would be good since you're running Crabs. I love it as a 1-of in my deck. Set Adrift is a good SB card that gets rid of anything by putting it on top of your opponent's deck then milling it away with another spell. Hope some of that helps! Happy Milling!

Stone_Man on Sir Mill Crab

2 weeks ago

This deck look amazing, but i don't know any tips on how to improve it since i don't play blue, black, and white all together. I can kind o see its purpose with all of those spells like Tome Scour I do think that this deck might need it in there, but then again i don't know.

Tegratphil on Memory Loss

2 weeks ago

I don't particularly like Bident of Thassa because it comes out late and you aren't really attacking. Honestly, I don't even like Thassa, God of the Sea but I know your mind probably won't be changed on that.

Psychic Spiral shouldn't be too great for you because you shouldn't have a full graveyard yourself.

Mind Sculpt is very mana inefficient, take it out. Tome Scour is a good card, but you have a lot of late game mill. I would think you'd want to spend your early mana on your small creatures and 2 drops. You already have so many 1 drops! I wonder if it would be good to replace it with things that'll sure-up your midgame like counterspells.

Other than that, I like the direction. I still like Tragic Lesson because Kefnet the Mindful + Tragic Lesson , Hedron Crab + Tragic Lesson , and Sphinx's Tutelage + Tragic Lesson all combo.

I think you could benefit from having a counterspell of a kind or some other defensive instant of some sort, just to keep your opponents guessing. If you do that, you need more instant speed stuff to dump mana on if you don't want to counter, so maybe Tragic Lesson or more Thought Scours.

kameenook on Dimir Modern Mill

3 weeks ago

It says in the title that this is a modern deck, and Extract from Darkness is not modern legal firstly. Secondly one of the advantages of a deck like this is to blank removal, although it makes the deck in general worse vs. Leyline of Sanctity but generally I would recommend running as many mill spells as possible while skimping on the creature base.

Cards I would recommend for this strategy (budget wise)Tome ScourHedron Crab is sick, but almost three dollars a popMind Funeral, again almost three dollars but card is a house, costs three mana for what Mind Grind would do for six mana. Breaking / Entering budget version of Glimpse the Unthinkable but still a very good rate as it does two mana for 8 instead of 2 for 7 with Mind Sculpt (I do recommend running both though)Thought Scour, its cheap, cantrips, mills just a little bit but goes very well with Sphinx's TutelageDream Twist is nice its one for three and allows you to flashback as well

For lands you can get some budget duals in the form of Dimir Guildgate, Jwar Isle Refuge, or Dismal Backwater. Also I'm not sure on the price but Drowned Catacomb was just reprinted in Ixalan so I might imagine it's not too pricey right now.

Dergam on Mill to 3 - Burn Style (HOD Release)

4 weeks ago

Nice reading, thanks for all the tips. I too, don't like playing crab turn 1. That's why I'm planning playing 2 Tome Scour, like some Mill players.

Just a sidenote, Emrakul, the Promised End doesn't shuffle the opponent's cemetery, Emrakul, the Aeons Torn does.

Hyperalgialysis on Mill by JaeHoshii

1 month ago

I agree whole heartedly with thode above adding black would be better, as would doing what LeaPlath suggested with the alterations. However, do not fear, it is possible to play mill on a budget. Trail of Evidence can do wonders for you, especially if paired with Altar of the Brood. I made a budget mill deck, that consists of 4 each of the following: Trail of Evidence Altar of the Brood Thought Scour Mind Sculpt Tome Scour Talent of the Telepath Jace's Phantasm Fog Bank Disperse Mana Leak. Now it isn't some super mill deck, and it doesnt shut down like harcore modern strategies that can easily kill you in 3-6 turns. It will win a fair amount of games for you, and if you play more kitchen table magic would probably be just fine. You can modify it to your needs, I didn't have Sphinx's Tutelage when I made it. If you are wondering why Trail of Evidence, it refills your hand when you need it to and puts permanents into play for Altar of the Brood hopefully this will help some good luck.

Hyperalgialysis on Mill by JaeHoshii

1 month ago

I agree whole heartedly with thode above adding black would be better, as would doing what LeaPlath suggested with the alterations. However, do not fear, it is possible to play mill on a budget. Trail of Evidence can do wonders for you, especially if paired with Altar of the Brood. I made a budget mill deck, that consists of 4 each of the following: Trail of Evidence Altar of the Brood Thought Scour Mind Sculpt Tome Scour Talent of the Telepath Jace's Phantasm Fog Bank Disperse Mana Leak. Now it isn't some super mill deck, and it doesnt shut down like harcore modern strategies that can easily kill you in 3-6 turns. It will win a fair amount of games for you, and if you play more kitchen table magic would probably be just fine. You can modify it to your needs, I didn't have Sphinx's Tutelage when I made it. If you are wondering why Trail of Evidence, it refills your hand when you need it to and puts permanents into play for Altar of the Brood hopefully this will help some good luck.

Kjartan on

1 month ago

Okay. Makes sense then. Anyways. You should probably play Thought Scour instead of Tome Scour.

Actually. If you want to play big spells. You probably shouldn't play "mill-only" cards at all, and play control cards instead.

If you do decide to go with a more interactive gameplan, Nephalia Drownyard can be a wincon.

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