Laboratory Maniac

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

Laboratory Maniac

Creature — Human Wizard

If you would draw a card while your library has no cards in it, you win the game instead.

Unlife on What ONE card would you …

1 week ago

plakjekaas A ton of aggro decks, no one runs too many combos, basically no Laboratory Maniac/Jace, Wielder of Mysteries wincons. It's an annoying spell that only lets 2 players draw cards, but thats it.

Araganor on Exiling Your Deck for Fun and Profit

2 weeks ago

Ugh, so PSA: don't put emojis in your deck description. I went to update it and that emoji plus EVERYTHING after it is missing... so I'm going to need to completely rewrite most of the deck description before I can make any more changes to it.

Anyway, the note about Eruth's ability being a "may" is incorrect, I was mistaken. The ruling on the card made it sound that way, but it's just the casting of the exiled cards that is optional. However, you CAN still win with Laboratory Maniac with an empty library and her in play. Since they are both replacement effects, you get to choose to which one happens first; so just choose lab-man's effect to happen first. Just wanted to clarify.

articred on I've got something up my Slivs

1 month ago

hey TinyyTitan,

Curious on a few things, who is your commander for this deck? I didn't want to assume, as I was comparing this to my sliver deck Sliver me timbers as I don't see many sliver decks these days.

Noticed also that you are running 104 cards, you looking for suggestions for trimming down?

With running a near tribal sliver deck, cards like:

  1. The World Tree I could be not understanding the deck mechanics as this feels like an odd addition to look up god cards in a sliver deck?
  2. Hivestone wouldn't your changelings slivers?
  3. Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth your black mana cards are very few in the deck to need every mana count as a swamp. Cabal Coffers I see makes your mana base bigger, kinda see where you are going.
  4. Laboratory Maniac might be something to consider if you draw your deck and someone pulls a Fog type instant to nullify your sudden armada summoning.

This card Spirit of Resistance I'll be snagging for my deck, this is just a card to annoy my POD a little bit more.

I am more curious than criticizing.

Ojallday on Getting into cEDH

1 month ago

The_War_Mammoth Simic or blue/green have a lot of low cost synergies and combos that go for easy wins like taking turns or Birthing Pod strategies. But if you enjoy stax and control then I highly recommend Urza, Lord High Artificer he has strong synergy with cards like Winter Orb, Static Orb, Trinisphere and Back to Basics. To win with him you assemble infinate mana through a couple different options Dramatic Reversal + Isochron Scepter , Basalt Monolith + Rings of Brighthearth , Grim Monolith + Power Artifact or Basalt Monolith this let's you draw your deck with his ability and traditionally you use Thassa's Oracle or Laboratory Maniac to end it. Being in blue also gives you access to counterspells which is where most of you control will come from. Some of the artifacts and combo pieces may be expensive for him though, but another option though in 3 colors is Zur the Enchanter he let's you play a spell for free when he hits letting you grab Stasis, Rule of Law or Spirit of the Labyrinth to punish opponents winning involves swinging zur until you kill each opponent with coleander damage. Also you can run Necropotence to draw your deck out and win via Thassa's Oracle, obviously he is in blue so counter spells will go a long way to control your opponents.

Ojallday on Ways to have infinite cast …

1 month ago

Kahos paradox engine this is an old list I use to play before the Paradox Engine ban if you have infinate mana and a way to give kaho haste and ways to untap her Isochron Scepter with Dramatic Reversal, Lapis Lazuli Talisman and Tidespout Tyrant all let you turn cantrips into spells that draw your deck for wins with Laboratory Maniac or Thassa's Oracle. Generally you will want to fetch a flicker spell, shuffle you graveyard into your library spell to loop whatever third spell you choose. Essence Flux, Stream of Consciousness and a tutor or draw spell were my go to stacks.

Cirdan13 on Card creation challenge

1 month ago

Douse The Flames


Counter target red spell that targets a creature you control or destroy target Chandra planeswalker.

"When I am through with you, ash is all... nevermind." -- Chandra Nalaar

Make a card that counters the effects of Laboratory Maniac and Jace, Wielder of Mysteries so that your opponent still loses. Bonus if it can work against Thassa's Oracle as well.

CallumNPC2 on Cards to Try

2 months ago


  • Anje Falkenrath- madness deck
  • Eligeth, Crossroads Augur - scry deck. Add to another deck?
  • Gnostro, Voice of the Crags - Small mana spells. Storm?
  • Kynaios and Tiro - Group hug?
  • The Locust God - Insect draw deck. Addition to Gnostro?
  • Zedruu the Greathearted - Opponents control

Reflection Combo

  • Spirit Mirror and Unnatural Selection - Turn opponents creatures into Reflections and destroy for free

Group Hug

  • Walking Archive - Group hug to draw everyone cards. Possible for mill deck??


TheoryCrafter on Streets of New Capenna

2 months ago

I haven't seen the cards and the lore match up this poorly since War of the Spark. The art is pretty good, though.

No 3 color Alternate win card. I feel cheated.

5 demons....a set where demons run crime families and only 5... and the two for my chosen color scheme too expensive manawise...why did you even bother wizards?

If you run monowhite angels or look to put your standard angel cards to work until autumn, don't sleep on Giada. Especially with MirrorBox.

Angel of Despair is gonna be good with Mortal Combat, Syr Konrad, the Grim and Wheel of Sun and Moon. Also makes Dimir self mill a thing when combined with Laboratory Maniac, Jace, Wielder of Mysteries and/or Thassa's Oracle.

Luxior doesn't specify that the planeswalker turned creature is Legendary. Does that mean I can have another planeswalker of the same name and type on the battlefield as long as Luxior is attached to the other?

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