Laboratory Maniac


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

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Set Rarity
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Uncommon
Innistrad (ISD) Rare

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Laboratory Maniac

Creature — Human Wizard

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

Laboratory Maniac Discussion

draaien on Tatyova edh

1 hour ago

As you can see Laboratory Maniac is already in the maybeboard for this exact reason. He seems to be hard to find though. Instead i am probably going to use the new Jace, Wielder of Mysteries as it does the same thing and can get me some more card draw, which might be highly overkill in this deck.

cEDH_TV on cEDH Urza UPS deck

1 day ago

If we're not winning I would rather have Capsize inside my deck instead of Aetherflux Reservoir . Both will do the job if we are winning. But what if we're not winning? This can also be said about Laboratory Maniac and Jace, Wielder of Mysteries . I guess you could play jace he draws cards at least. You could replace capzise with jace for sure. Or you can build this in a lot of different ways I guess. This is how I would do it. Just like how many here have explained really good!

I don't personally like timetwister.

once you have infinit mana you bounce the entire opponents board and generate infinite tokens. Have Trinisphere in play. Pass turn your opponent will drop on land, have to pay to do anything. They can't do anything at this point. Your turn and you win.

SideBae on Teenage Mutant Ninja Owls

1 day ago

Cover of Darkness is a good tribal evasion-giver.

I highly suggest some sort of top-deck manipulation. Unfortunately, a lot of the best cards in this arena are very expensive: Jace, the Mind Sculptor , Sensei's Divining Top and Scroll Rack all cost a pretty penny. Soothsaying is another good option, as it lets you stack heavy CMC cards on top of the deck to hit opponents more reliably.

I don't think 3-drop mana rocks are very good. I suggest Coldsteel Heart instead of Commander's Sphere .

You should consider the new ninja they spoiled today: Fallen Shinobi. I think it'll be pretty good.

I think Demonic Tutor is better than Insidious Dreams . I think you should run it if you have access to it. Lim-Dul's Vault is a good sort of tutor, is more affordable, and also allows you to stack your deck with high mana-cost cards to flip off your general.

Commandeer is a good piece of disruption with a high CMC. It's still about $20 though.

Counterspell is superior to Familiar's Ruse . Also, Mana Drain is superior to Counterspell , although that card is very difficult to get ahold of.

Windfall is a good way to refill your hand.

If your meta runs a lot of mass draw effects, Notion Thief is a good inclusion. Similarly, Ashiok, Dream Render is a good card.

Preordain is similar to Ponder and Preordain . I suggest it for the same reason the other two are good.

Bolas's Citadel is a good way to get cheaper cards off the top of your deck. Also, if you combo it with the aforementioned Sensei's Divining Top , you can clear annoying lands off the top of your library.

I don't think you should run 36 lands. Cutting 2 or 3 is very much on the table.

I see you're running extra turn cards. You should consider Time Stretch and Nexus of Fate .

Board wipes are always important in EDH. Toxic Deluge , Damnation and Cyclonic Rift are all REALLY good.

Augury Owl should be mainboard. You can play it, scry something big to the top, attack with it the next turn and then ninjutsu out your general to flip the fatty.

Repeal is a good way to return some ninjas to your hand for protection, and doubles as removal. It's also a cantrip. I also suggest Chain of Vapor as a one-mana bouncer.

Night's Whisper and Chart a Course are good two-mana draw-twos.

Jace, Wielder of Mysteries / Laboratory Maniac with Tainted Pact / Demonic Consultation is a good combo you can run as an alternate win condition.

I think there're probably better one-mana counter spells than Abjure . Dispel , Spell Pierce and Turn Aside are all good cards.

Baleful Strix is a good creature you can return with a ninja. When it enters it draws a card, so being able to repeatedly cast it will give you a lot of card advantage. Looter il-Kor and Cloud of Faeries are also good two-drops to be running, as they are difficult to block and provide extra value.

Twilight Prophet is a good card, as it draws extra and works within your decks theme.

Curtains' Call is a good, cost-reducing creature that can two-for-one your opponents.

Morphic Pool is a good dual land.

Good luck with deck building!

IIITheJManIII on Consultation Kess: a Primer

3 days ago

Dramatic Reversal is still in without Scepter on purpose.

I definitely do NOT say that in the description anywhere - what part are you referring to specifically? There is no section that has that quote. The introduction mentions that we will sometimes use our draw step to win after mentioning we have the ability to play through Rest in Peace and Rule of Law effects, which seems pretty clear. In the winning the game section, I state: "Things don't always to go plan. We might have to play around something like Rest in Peace or Rule of Law . We can cast Laboratory Maniac or Jace, Wielder of Mysteries , pass, and use Consultation / Pact to deck ourselves before our draw step for the win (or you could wait until a main phase if you are using Jace, Wielder of Mysteries )."

I'm not sure how I could word this any better but I am open to suggestions.

99LandOTK on cEDH Urza UPS deck

3 days ago

phsycord, I guess you can capsize everything to oblivion, but I would recommend adding a Laboratory Maniac or Jace, Wielder of Mysteries for this reason.

DrkNinja on Urza Oppression

3 days ago

Hey Fasrielyn!

Just wanted pop in and try to help. If you are trying to truly be competitive... your CMC is too high. It needs to be right at 2 or less, because the goal of this deck is to go off by T5 at the LATEST. So cut everything above 5 CMC for sure, and anything above 3 CMC should be looked at and evaluated strictly by asking "does this help me win, or do I just look cool doing it?"

I also think you need some better win conditions... Aetherflux Reservoir , Laboratory Maniac / Jace, Wielder of Mysteries , and Walking Ballista are gonna be your best ways to win.

Also you're missing Static Orb , to truly be oppressive one must embrace all the orbs at once! lol.

If you need some inspiration, here's my Primer on the deck [Primer] Urza's Mox Factory!, I'm in the process of finishing the primer fully but... the deck is done.

Gladiusupremus on Urza

4 days ago

Hey add Laboratory Maniac for a good combo! Sink infinite into Urza then play Laboratory Maniac and whatever cantrip or draw spell that you want to.

SynergyBuild on Azami

4 days ago

Just run a storm variant using plenty of wizards, Paradox Engine , the Isochron Scepter / Dramatic Reversal combo, etc, and like Mind Over Matter with a Laboratory Maniac in deck to win!

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Laboratory Maniac occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.04%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.08%

Blue: 0.45%

U/R (Izzet): 0.74%

W/U/B (Esper): 0.33%

U/B/R (Grixis): 0.62%