Scribe of the Mindful

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Scribe of the Mindful

Creature — Human Cleric

, , Sacrifice Scribe of the Mindful: Return target instant or sorcery card from your graveyard to your hand.

Jack32226 on Rot and Ruin (Muldrotha EDH)

5 months ago

Thanks for commenting, Lord_of_Cardboard!

This deck would do exceptionally well against a Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger deck. This is for the same reason that cards like Jace's Archivist do so well in the deck: if you have have Muldrotha on the battlefield, any cards you discard might as well still be in your hand cause you can simply replay them from your graveyard. If anything, an opposing Kroxa player is almost helping you by disrupting your other opponents' hands.

As for a budget version of the deck, here's some advice on budget options and replacements. Just note that this is advice specific to my Muldrotha deck, i.e., advice for the big mana and big X-spell strategy. If you'd rather play a more typical creature-based, swing-to-kill type deck, there may be better Muldrotha lists to look at.

The mana base makes up a large portion of the deck's budget, and I would leave that mostly up to your own discretion. Just keep in mind that fetch lands like Evolving Wilds and slow fetches like Bad River are good for being replayed every turn with Muldrotha. Also, for a budget version of the deck, it's important to run more basics than I do since you'll probably need to fetch more with your ramp. Cycle lands like Lonely Sandbar, Tranquil Thicket, and Barren Moor are fantastic, especially with Life from the Loam. Some other good options:

Which brings me to another point: if I had to pick one somewhat expensive card that's worth putting in a budget Muldrotha deck, it's this one. It's a one-card value engine, giving you card draw, mill, and lands. And depending on what utility lands you choose to run, it can do a whole lot more. And if you're worried about Kroxa in your meta, Life from the Loam is a great counter to it, allowing you to fill your hand with lands to discard.

Now to address key cards for the deck's "big mana" strategy. Important cards for generating a lot of mana include Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, Cabal Coffers, Dryad of the Ilysian Grove, Crypt Ghast, and Nyxbloom Ancient. You could just replace these cards with normal ramp; casting X-spells for X=10 is still good and easy to accomplish without these cards. If that's unsatisfying for you, you could consider options like Zendikar Resurgent and Mana Reflection. Unfortunately there aren't many great cheap options for producing a lot of mana. This is an important part of the deck though, so it's up to you if it's worth spending some extra money on it.

To avoid this comment being any more lengthy than it already is, here's an extensive list of some budget alternatives for the deck. The great thing about Muldrotha is that being able to replay removal makes a lot of sub-par removal actually pretty good, so it's pretty budget friendly.

Win-Conditions: What's in the deck isn't too expensive, but here's some cheaper options.

Removal:

Draw / Mill:

Tutors:

Ramp:

Control and other good stuff:

If you have any other questions about budget options, let me know. I'm always happy to help!

tiagompm on Muldrotha "Super Budget" The Gravetide [Updated!]

2 years ago

Hello King_marchesa!

Thanks for the comment and suggestion!

Scribe of the Mindful is a budget card that I really appreciate, especially in the sacrifice theme. But I think that in this deck doesn't have much advantage due to the reduced number of insta / sorcery cards ... and I would still have to wait for the summon sickness effect ... I already have Tamiyo, Collector of Tales and Skullwinder and I am seriously thinking about Codex Shredder option for MurderForBrunch... Archaeomancer is another way but like your idea, won't have many targets on this deck ...

mabakerbauer on pauper spirits

2 years ago

Never mind about infinite grave recursion Triplicate Spirits actually. It's not an arcane spell so it can't be recurred infinitely without some other card like Scribe of the Mindful or Archaeomancer. Certainly an idea though.

austintayshus on Muldrotha Rats Commander

2 years ago

Looks like this is a commander deck and not standard. Could you switch the hub to commander? Also, check out the 'Formatting Tips' article to be able to display your commander properly.

I think you can cut Deadbridge Chant . It's kind of an expensive do-nothing enchantment that is def going to be destroyed when you play it. Same with Moldervine Reclamation . You don't really have any sac outlets that you can use to your advantage with MR.

You might also cut Omniscience . Since you don't really have any way to cheat it out, you'll have to pay full price and if you're at the stage of the game where you can pay full price for it, you can probably cast anything else in your hand.

You might also want some creature-based land ramp like Wood Elves and Elvish Rejuvenator that you can recast from the grave with muldrotha. Sakura-Tribe Elder in your maybeboard is another great option. Wayfarer's Bauble is another similar effect that can be recurred with Muldrotha.

For extra recursion, you might also want Archaeomancer and Mnemonic Wall and Scribe of the Mindful to help you recur those instant and sorceries.

As for lands, fetchlands like Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse , and if you have them or are willing to pay for them, the expensive fetches like Verdant Catacombs and Misty Rainforest are great and reusable with Muldrotha. Any land with a sac outlet is also worth considering.

Last note, you might cut some Rat Colony or Relentless Rats . I think your deck will run more smoothly if you pick one and have about 24-30 of them. That should also free up some spots in the deck for more utility cards.

Hope this helps! +1

Szavor on Toolbox Muldrotha

2 years ago

In your description you mention a few cards, and of those cards you aren't running Scribe of the Mindful , Sultai Charm , or Diabolic Tutor .

Gattison on Temur Ramp

3 years ago

Careful Study is a blue Faithless Looting without Flashback. Maybe it could replace Pieces of the Puzzle .

I would test Explore instead of Rampant Growth because shit-ton-draw.

Why not Counterspell or Mana Leak instead of Essence Scatter, that way you can counter whatever you need to, instead of just creatures?

Finally, since you're playing Cole, I would suggest considering Scribe of the Mindful instead of Archaeomancer. In my estimation it's a turn quicker. If you draw it early game, you can put it out a turn sooner as a chump. PLUS, neither creature will typically get you a recurred card until T4 anyway, and with the Scribe, you will have more mana left over to actually cast the card you recur. If you were playing Jim or Anthony, I would say don't bother, but Cole, man, fuck... you need every advantage you can get.

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