Scholar of the Ages

Scholar of the Ages

Creature — Human Wizard

When Scholar of the Ages enters the battlefield, return up to two target instant and/or sorcery cards from your graveyard to your hand.

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Scholar of the Ages Discussion

Guerric on Inalla Arch-Rage Ritualist

3 months ago

Hi kimosabe! There are some interesting cards here, and Sedraxis Alchemist in particular seems like a great one that I wasn't aware of. I think my main thought here is actually just that you're pretty light on ramp, with really only Sol Ring and Arcane Signet . Inalla is especially mana hungry because if you want to use her ability, you essentially need to add one to the cmc of all of your wizards. Generally we want to have at least ten pieces of ramp in any deck, so I'd definitely add a suite of signets, talismans, and stones along with maybe Burnished Hart and Wayfarer's Bauble and you should be all set. Because adding eight cards will result in cuts, it might be helpful to decide whether you want to go with a more controlling approach or a wizards tribal approach. If you go with the former, cut more wizards keeping only the best ones and if you go with the latter, cut down on your instants and sorceries. This will also help you decide which wizards are best. In the control build, for instance, Adeliz, the Cinder Wind and Docent of Perfection  Flip are great, and while I think Scholar of the Ages is too high-costed for any build personally, adding Salvager of Secrets and/or Izzet Chronarch is a good call. In the Wizards tribal approach, Adeliz and Docent aren't great and we're probably good with just Archaeomancer for instant and sorcery recursion.

You probably also want to think about wincons. Wizards aren't great attackers, so combos of some form are usually the way to go. You currently have the Ghostly Flicker combo with either Dualcaster Mage or Naru Meha, Master Wizard , though the latter doesn't win on her own and while you have Blue Sun's Zenith as a mana sink, I'd consider adding Comet Storm or the like. You might also want to add Solve the Equation as an inexpensive tutor for Ghostly Flicker . If you add Ashnod's Altar , you'll have another win con since it can go infinite with Inalla and Bloodline Necromancer , which you already have. In addition to this, Wanderwine Prophets and Timestream Navigator can win on their own with Inalla's ability and enough mana. Additionally, if you are going with the control build, Intruder Alarm is a great card which you can use with Inalla's ability to drain people out without technically going infinite.

Daedalus19876 on To Drown the World in Death: Araumi EDH [PRIMER]

9 months ago

Crow-Umbra: Crab might be going back in the next revision. I'm trying to find the right balance between looting and straight-out milling...

VorelNailo: I'm just not a fan of Oracle on principle, it makes the wincons way too easy. Plus then I'd be tempted to run Consultation to go with it, and then the whole deck just gets boring... But yeah, I'm very happy with this deck so far! I've had no problem winning once I've milled my whole deck, I usually recur Scholar of the Ages for an infinite combo ;)

Coward_Token: Possibly -- it was definitely jank when I started...

ZomBMO: The card is just bonkers in this list. I can often chain a bunch of ETB effects (or threatening creatures) for extremely cheap using it -- Spellseeker, Yawgmoth, Thran Physician, Peregrine Drake, Hullbreacher for a single blue... It's basically a gigantic creatures-only mana ritual. When I drop it, I find that it takes over the game. My opponents have learned to kill it on sight, because I win 90% of the time on the turn that I drop it, or one turn later, if it's not handled ;)

Daedalus19876 on To Drown the World in Death: Araumi EDH [PRIMER]

10 months ago

TheSilence91: I'd like to clarify a small thing -- I never intend to pay 7 mana for Scholar of the Ages (unless I happen to already have Songs of the Damned in hand); she's only there to facilitate reanimation loops which ignore her mana cost. And she does that job very very well :)

Patron of the Vein is definitely a potential swap over Cavalier of Night. I did play around with Priest of Gix, he might go back in... I'll put him on the maybeboard. Thank you for your thoughts!

TheSilence91 on To Drown the World in Death: Araumi EDH [PRIMER]

10 months ago

I am also in the process of brewing Araumi and found one or two cards that i will definitely include. I agree with SynergyBuild on Scholar of the Ages. The effect is strong but too slow for the investment of 7 Mana. I don't like to run tutors, so i have less instants and sorceries so i also don't run Archaeomancer but i think i would also run it in your version. Since you are not going the path of keeping your tokens creatures with death triggers (Keiga, the Tide Star, Kokusho, the Evening Star) could be an option. Doomwake Giant give all opponents creatures -9/-9. Patron of the Vein destroys tree creatures and leaves you with tree 13/13 flyers. And like Cloud of Faeries and Peregrine Drake, Priest of Gix can give you a manaboost. Deranged Assistant Mills and ramps you.

SynergyBuild on To Drown the World in Death: Araumi EDH [PRIMER]

10 months ago

I love it, and given your use of wheels, I like the idea of a backup to the commander in a wheel line, you have Notion Thief in the board, but with Hullbreacher being shown newly, and with your ability to run more wheels like Timetwister alongside the other 4 you can run, I'd really like to see what you can do!

I think some of the effects here are a little more win-more, with Archaeomancer, Scholar of the Ages, etc. I love the combo, but the cards just aren't great without more actual instants/sorceries. I love the discard and Tutor, and some if the damage etbs, but some of the more expensive ones feel a little worse. I think there are tons of options here that I loved seeing you explore! I might try my own variant soon, or will consider running this card in decks that just tun good etbs!

This could be amazing in just random decks like Eternal Witness, Spellseeker, Recruiter of the Guard, Reclamation Sage, Knight of Autumn piles! Muldrotha lists everywhere rejoice!

ghostmode on Historic Party Bus

1 year ago

I had a lot of fun with Bant Party Bus lol, but this brings up some cool ideas! Hostage Taker seems interesting if you could squeeze the use out of him, and Blood for Bones seems great. I wonder if there's a Scholar of the Ages brew with Blood for Bones.. that combo is awesome lol.

The Battlement is awesome. I was using lots of Elvish Visionarys and Llanowar Visionarys (ramps a bit too!) and the main idea of the deck was Leyline of Anticipation. It's hilarious flashing in Battlement to scoop up blockers and then instant-speed Shatter the Sky to draw a card, sweep the board, and get my entire board back drawing 5 more cards lol. Elite Guardmage seems pretty good here, maybe I'll have to try that!

Yorion, Sky Nomad and Thassa, Deep-Dwelling are really great inclusions that both fit into your Esper colors as well. And Cloudshift can do some stuff! I found less use in Long Road Home but it exists and can also target the opponents creatures last resort if you need to eliminate a certain effect temporarily.. I've had that happen.

LordKunai on ⟳ Deckcycle | Gavi Primer

1 year ago

Hey Enral, love the deck!

I was wondering if you (or anyone) could give me a quick run down on the combos involving Scholar of the Ages? Also, you refer to Thassa's Oracle being in exile and was wondering how you go about putting it into exile? I've never played any cycling decks and I'm rather new to it so I appreciate all the help I can get!

Thanks again for the build concept :D

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