Sylvan Library

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Premodern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Sylvan Library

Enchantment

At the beginning of your draw step, you may draw two additional cards. If you do, choose two cards in your hand drawn this turn. For each of those cards, pay 4 life or put the card on top of your library.

Niko9 on Should Green's Lifegain Rely Upon …

1 week ago

Well, every color does have secondary effects in their color pie and I do think that one of green's is, make and use mana freely, and I think that some of these fall into that side of green. Maybe it's similar to how blue can dabble with big creatures, just so long as they are big blue creatures.

On the flip side, I do think that something like Sylvan Library is a break in the color pie for green. The effect of library feels very to me.

Profet93 on Infinite Mana, Infinite Creatures

2 weeks ago

While not all of these are necessary, some of these will help.

Yeva, Nature's Herald - Prevents you from overextending into a boardwipe and allowing you to play reactively. Probably the best out of all of these recommendations.

Eternal Witness - Recursion

Titania, Protector of Argoth - Creates tokens upon creature death with commander out

Greater Good - Greens best draw, although it might not be needed given the creature power and all the other draw in the deck. Nevertheless, worth mentioning.

Sylvan Library - Nice to have to set up draws early game, provide gas in a pinch and synergy with topdeck shenanigans.

Green Sun's Zenith/Finale of Devastation - Helps you find what you need, when you need it. Finale also acts as an alt wincon (would serve better than ur other x spells) and provides the potential for recursion.

Rishkar's Expertise - Similar to Greater good, not needed but nice. It appears you are a fan of steady card draw over burst. Why is that?

Rude Awakening - Nice to untap everything, albeit unneeded.

Tooth and Nail - Nice to have as another wincon. Can also synergise with eternal witness for re-use during the late game in case you run out of draw

Skullclamp - Extra draw in a "pinch"

Profet93 on Her Royal Fluffness

1 month ago

seshiro_of_the_orochi

Are there budget exclusions for this deck? Meta? General weaknesses you want to address? Was gonna recommend survival of the fittest, mana crpyt etc..... but dont wanna get ahead of myself.

Tooth and Nail - Potential wincon, powerhouse otherwise.

Greater Good - The best card you can add to this deck, handsdown. Another user above suggested it but you did not reply to that card, please do not overlook as it allows you to recover from a wipe, prevent exile, prevent theft and is a discard outlet

Song of the Dryads - Not 100% needed, but nice to have. Good to use on mono red/black commanders as they usually lack enchantment removal. If you wanna be spicy, LD effects can be used in response to their enchantment removal (not necessarily yours even but other opponents/politics).

Sylvan Library - Not 100% needed, but helps set up draws, works well with topdeck effects and is draw in a pinch.

Bane of Progress - Given less than 10% of your deck is artifacts and enchantments, it might be worth considering. Meta dependent for sure, but most playgroups utilize a slew of artifacts.

Kozilek, Butcher of Truth - Not 100% needed, draw and removal. Also acts as a GY Shuffler (for better and worse).

Nissa's Pilgrimage - Albeit off curve, might be worth considering, potentially over cultivate/kodamas.

Life's Legacy - Similar to momentous fall but cheaper to cast but can't be used in response to removal. Also, folds to blue like momentous. Should you feel you need more draw, I would greatly recommend it.

Green Sun's Zenith - Tutor, very useful.

The Great Henge - Ramp, life gain and draw! Seems to synergize pretty well with the deck, don't sleep on it.

Selvala, Heart of the Wilds - Ramp and draw, very powerful.

Sakura-Tribe Elder - Creature form of rampant growth, definitely swap.

Elder Gargaroth - Versatile beater, I use him for draw and tokens mostly.

Sakura Trible Elder > Rampant Growth

Nissa's pilgramige > Kodama's

Tooth and Nail > Shared summmons - For 4 more mana, u get a higher ceiling albeit a lower floor. The higher ceiling more than makes up for it

Primal Order - Dealing damage via non-basics is okay, but it costs a lot of mana and doesn't synergize with the rest of your deck. It also doesn't do much against mono colored decks. Lastly, you're limiting your own non-basics because of this card which I view as a mistake. Given you are mono colored, green at that, you have more flexibility than others to include non-basics in your mana base. Something like Yavimaya hollow for protection, ancient tomb for ramp and more...provide far more value than maybe hurting someone through non-basic land hate.

Apex Altisaur - It fights, its expensive removal. Too much IMO

Bellowing Tanglewurm - Not great evasion, given siege behemoth, I dont think you need the redundancy, do you often find yourself with creature stalemates?

Brooding Saurian - Meta inclusion? If you had more non-basics, Nylea's intervention and crop rotation would be MUCH better. Homeward Path could fix this while providing you with an additional card slow

Kozilek > Desolation twin - Same mana value, with removal draw and GY shuffle.

Elemental Bond > Garruk's Packleader - Cheaper to cast, less susceptible to removal. You have a lot of creatures, 1/4th of your deck. Cutting back 5 - 7 creatures would make your deck less likely to overextend into a wipe.

Spring-Leaf Avenger - 4 or 5 mana for a body and return 1 card, or you can get something like Seasons Past to recur several cards for 1-2 more mana and not reliant upon combat damage which is very helpful.

The Tarrasque - I'm on the fence about this card, seems cool but a bit costly. Why not just get another Eldrazi card like Ulamog Cease Hunger/Infinite Gyre. For 1-2 more mana, you get permanent removal and indestructible which is arguably better than ward

Topiary Stomper - Off curve for early game, low ceiling for late game, low floor. I dont see it's purpose here given green has better ramp. By replacing creatures that provide subpar effects for sorcerries/instant versions which provide a greater level of the effect, you can greatly increase the power and resilience of the deck.

Whiptongue Hydra - Is this a meta call?

Ulvenwald Oddity - I noticed you mentioned you use it as a haste outlet primarily. If that's the case, why not consider Concordant Crossroads or Akroma's Memorial? The former is cheap to cast but a double edged sword. The latter is more expensive but provides a myriad of benefits.

Looking forward to your response and thought process :)

Crow-Umbra on Isshin [Medium Budget]

1 month ago

Nice deck! Lol. My only suggestions are to maybe consider Vanishing Verse over Fracture, and Tibalt's Trickery over Red Elemental Blast/Pyroblast as potential upgrades..

I like Exile removal a bit more for my meta, since I have more Grave Yard strats I play against, but it's ultimately a personal choice. Vanishing Verse still hits plenty of mono-color value engines like Rhystic Study and Sylvan Library. Tibalt's Trickery can interact with more spells on the stack, but lacks the Blue removal that Elemental Blast/Pyroblast do. I had Pyroblast in one of the earliest versions of my Isshin deck, but removed it because it felt too narrow for my meta. Definitely a good choice though if you encounter Blue pretty frequently.

PickleNutz on Atraxa and all her Friends

1 month ago

I’ve always wanted to do a build with Atraxa that fit in the super friends theme. I’ve played her in +1/+1 counters builds and in mutate/infect builds. I’ve never been able to get enough synergy in super friends to compete with my playgroup. They’re all running around 8/10 on the power scale. I think this build has promise though. Two cards I might suggest are Sensei's Divining Top and Sylvan Library. Consistent search engines at a low CMC that are tutorable in white and blue.

SufferFromEDHD on Patiently Enchantment-ed

1 month ago

Cascading Cataracts would be really useful.

Cut Teferi's Protection. Add Solitary Confinement. Would be like a second copy of Spirit of Resistance that feeds the graveyard.

Cut Sudden Spoiling. Add Humility.

Cut Supreme Verdict. Add No Mercy.

Cut Bubble Matrix. Add Inner Sanctum.

Cut Mind's Eye. Add Sylvan Library or Rhystic Study.

Cut Mob Rule. Add Stranglehold.

Ardees on Gates? Nine Fingers Keene Competitive

1 month ago

If you are aiming at 'competitive' in the technical sense of the term (as in 'cEDH' or 'competitive EDH'), like the title seems to suggest, I see many staples missing that unfortunately make the deck quite far from being competitive.

Artifacts: you should be running at least Mox Diamond, Chrome Mox, Mana Crypt, Sol Ring, Arcane Signet, Mana Vault, Jeweled Lotus, maybe even Grim Monolith and Lion's Eye Diamond.,

Tutors: you are missing Vampiric Tutor, Imperial Seal, and Worldly Tutor and Green Sun's Zenith if you run any combo, win, or strategy whatsoever based on creatures. You could also add Wishclaw Talisman and Solve the Equation, and, although not a tutor, Peer into the Abyss, which works quite nicely with Thought Vessel.

Lands: any competitive deck plays true duals, namely Underground Sea, Bayou, and Tropical Island. Same for shocklands and at least 6-7 fetchlands in a 3-color deck like this one. You could also consider lower the number of lands, depending on whether or not you want to keep the Gate strategy

Protection: any competitive deck that plays blue automatically plays top-end counterspells, namely Swan Song, Arcane Denial, Force of Will, Force of Negation, Pact of Negation, Fierce Guardianship, Mental Misstep, An Offer You Can't Refuse, and Flusterstorm. You are also missing key cards like Cyclonic Rift or Chain of Vapor. Needless to say, ideally a competitive deck playing blue also plays Timetwister: not a counterspell but a must card (yeah, the price is another topic of conversation).

Creatures: I understand the Gate theme but you are missing some high-value creature cards in here, most notably Dauthi Voidwalker, Malevolent Hermit  Flip, Lotus Cobra, Azusa, Lost but Seeking, Tatyova, Benthic Druid, Ramunap Excavator, Dryad of the Ilysian Grove, Oracle of Mul Daya, Elvish Reclaimer - to name a few. Much depends on the strategy of your deck, although don't let keywords aligned with your strategy (e.g. 'Gate') fool you into thinking some cards are good for that.

Enchantments: a few staples in the current competitive meta: Rhystic Study, Mystic Remora, Sylvan Library, Burgeoning, Exploration, maybe Abundance and Necropotence

Removals: you could most definitely swap some of your removals for something better and more competitive, such as Force of Vigor, Nature's Claim, Abrupt Decay, Assassin's Trophy, and more.

Now, I totally understand there is a budget situation going on with upgrading to competitive MtG (spoiler alert: MtG is a pay-to-win type of game, research confirms), but generally the term 'competitive' sticks to decks that, to the very least, include most if not all cards mentioned above - without mentioning the fact that any competitive deck needs running at least one winning combo. At this stage, your level is more looking towards casual. This isn't to criticize you or anything of course, pretty interesting build, just not really a competitive deck in its strict sense.

If you want to try the competitive experience, my suggestion is to proxy cards by printing them online - this should cost around 10 bucks on colored and good quality paper, and effectively save you more than 7k worth of cards.

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