Tome Scour

Tome Scour


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

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

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

Tome Scour Discussion

stensiagamekeeper on What a nice deck you have, well had

3 weeks ago

I have some suggestions Drown in the Loch , Drowned Secrets , Psychic Strike and Merfolk Secretkeeper all seem great. I have a hunch that replacing all the creatures and artifacts with the third and fourth copies of Mind Sculpt , Dream Twist , Tome Scour and Thought Scour would probably raise the power level slightly without costing you too much.

If you feel like splurging Drowned Secrets has nice synergy with Merfolk Secretkeeper and Dream Twist and a deck with play sets of all 4 would be quite formidable.

GeminiSpartanX on What a nice deck you have, well had

3 weeks ago

I'd try and work on getting 4-ofs of the better mill cards to improve your consistency. Use 4 Breaking / Entering , 4 Mind Funeral , 4 Thought Scour , 4 Archive Trap . Go down the 2 Pilfered Plans, the Altar of the Broods, the Tormod's Crypt (the crypts are more a SB card), and a few creatures (spectors or lobotomist). Work towards trading or saving for a set of Glimpse the Unthinkable s since they're one of the best mill spells ever printed. Then I'd cut the non-crab creatures for some black removal spells like Dismember , Fatal Push , or the more budget ones like Doom Blade , Ultimate Price , or Grasp of Darkness . In this deck, Drown in the Loch might be one of the better removal spells you could run that can also counter important things after turn 3 or so. Merfolk Secretkeeper is a great budget mill card that gives you blockers against creature decks that also mills. I'd run 4 of those before any other non- Hedron Crab creature, and maybe before Tome Scour s to be honest. Visions of Beyond should be the only card-draw spell you need in a modern mill deck, so I'd add that to your maybe list at least. I don't know if you're trying to get the entire deck under a certain budget, or if you're just slowly trying to accumulate the best mill cards that you can, so hopefully some of my suggestions help. It's been a while since I sleeved up a mill deck, but the last time I did it looked something like this. I would definitely change some things about it, but it might be a good starting point for you depending on how competitive you want to be.

the__odysseus on Dimir mill

2 months ago

Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker is Far too slow. I'd drop the Startled Awake  Flips, the Traumatize s are wayyy to slow. How about Compelling Argument and Tome Scour instead. A full four Into the Story is crucial to refill your hand, and maybe a single copy of Treasure Cruise or Dig Through Time is worth it here? Fatal Push is definitely worth it here. Mind Grind is kinda weird. It doesn't tend to work as well as you think it will. Consuming Aberration is not the card for this deck. I'd add in some sweepers, maybe 3 Languish ?

Grubbernaut on Gurmag Angler ravages your entrails

2 months ago

I'm digging Merfolk Secretkeeper in my own builds over Tome Scour , may be worth considering. Having a chump blocker can be handy.

Also, gotta have that sweet alternative plan with Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip. So good in the games that go longer, and can help dump the graveyard cards that you end up with in hand.

Love the deck, cheers!

Boza on What card should I use?

2 months ago

If you are considering Contingency Plan , you might as well play Tome Scour , one mana cheaper and almost always the same result.

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