Sylvan Library

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
MTGO 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
Eternal Masters (EMA) Rare
Vintage Masters (VMA) Rare
Commander's Arsenal (CMA) Rare
Masters Edition (MED) Rare
Fifth Edition (5ED) Rare
Fourth Edition (4ED) Rare
4th Edition Foreign Black Border (4EDFBB) Rare
Legends (LEG) Uncommon

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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.

Sylvan Library Discussion

Kesha on Vraska, the Rock

1 day ago

hey I had some quick questions about card choices for your golgari deck. I was considering building something like it for my playgroup since I normally don't play creature or value based strategies and oathbreaker could be an opportunity to try something different.

I noticed there were no inclusions of mana dorks or rocks, does the deck run fluidly enough to not need any?

What are your opinions on Plaguecrafter and Sylvan Library ?

Also I don't have access to an assassin's trophy at the moment, are there any other spells that you think would be a worthy substitute?

Ryanh12 on Livin' Life on the Dredge

1 day ago

I like this deck. Gitrog has a lot of potential and I personally would love to make a deck of my own.

I'm not sure of what decks are played in your meta or your budget, but here are some suggestions!

  1. Crucible of Worlds : Self-explanatory... a very consistent recursion outlet.
  2. Courser of Kruphix / Oracle of Mul Daya : This helps to cheat in lands from our library so we can draw the cards that we actually want each turn.
  3. Blighted Woodland : A budget fetch land (personally I'd run at least 5 fetches in this deck, but I know they can become quite expensive...).
  4. Bayou : Dual Land
  5. Dryad Arbor : This is such a versatile card because it serves as ramp, board presence, and is a sacrifice target (double triggers; creature + land) all while being a land. I like to search it out turn 1 with Green Sun's Zenith to get early acceleration in the game (plus, if it dies, you can just recur it!).
  6. Ulvenwald Hydra : This serves as a land tutor plus a big beater later in the game.
  7. Sylvan Safekeeper : Protection!
  8. Sylvan Library : Literally the best card advantage you can get in green.

Hope this helps! Let me know what you think.

Evry1sfavteddy on Help Valuing

4 days ago

I purchased a collection that included a foil Japanese Sylvan Library , I've scoured the web but can't find an accurate value. In fact I only stumbled across a single listing for the card with a price tag of 199.00 which seems way out there. I spoke with my lgs owner who told me the only way to get an accurate value would be to speak with someone who deals specifically with foreign cards (I live in the continental United States). So now I turn to you the people, players, collectors and salers of Tappedout in an attempt to get a general value for the card... Help please...

Ripwater on Meren of Clan Nel Toth: Dig up her Bones

5 days ago

Frank_Glascock I think Control_Train has a very very nice framework for us to build on. I like the whole toolbox aspect of the deck and always trying to find a solution to what we encounter.

Destructor Dragon I've cut today as well and put Massacre Wurm in a 6 for a 6 drop. Sounds about right. If I need an effect like the Dragon I'll probably go for Woodfall Primus because it destroys something on entering the battlefield.

The Silhana Wayfinder I've cut 2 weeks ago, super mediocre. And I run the same creatures as you do: Sheoldred, Kokusho and Mindslicer. All very very good creatures in my opinion.

Sylvan Wayfinder I ran from the start, protecting meren at the cost of one land is super fine in my opinion :)

The list of instants and sorceries and enchantments what you swapped I kinda understand. Even tho I do see the value of Casualties of War and Mausoleum Secrets but If I had a imperial seal I would probably run it over Mausoleum as well :)

I agree with you with dismember being the weakest spotremoval, that's why I've cut it as well. I might try out the Sylvan Library again as well. I got it in my binder.

Sol Ring I havent really missed and Lightning Greaves I havent seen yet since I've added it too the deck. I think it will do it's work like it normally does.

I understand the prowling serpopard :) I have the same, more and more people are playing control in our meta, so I might add him too the deck again. Or maybe even better, add a Cavern of Souls just so meren can't be countered. This way I dont have to use another spot in my deck. And meren can get everything that's being countered back from the grave I guess...

Frank_Glascock on Meren of Clan Nel Toth: Dig up her Bones

5 days ago

Ripwater, thanks for the reply. I always look forward with much anticipation to your input.

Everytime I try to move away from Control_Train's list I end up putting back in his card's that I cut.

The creatures he is playing that I am not are Destructor Dragon , Massacre Girl and Silhana Wayfinder .

Those spots are occupied by Kokusho, the Evening Star , Mindslicer and Sheoldred, Whispering One .

Silhana Wayfinder is subpar. We have discussed my view that Destructor Dragon is overcosted. I agree with your theory that Massacre Girl would threaten Meren so I am hesitant to play her. I like having Kukusho and Sheoldred to help close out games. Am I wrong that Control_Train's list lacks any closers?

He has played Mindslicer in the past. The theory behind this card's inclusion is solid. We should be able to play top deck much better than our opponents by utilizing the graveyard. It is a nice inclusion for our Birthing Pod chain. How has it performed for you?

Is Sylvan Safekeeper a recent addition? I thought for sure you were not playing this card as of last week.

Pattern of Rebirth , Dismember , Mausoleum Secrets , Casualties of War , and Final Parting were replaced by Birthing Pod , Sylvan Library , Survival of the Fittest a Imperial Seal and Guardian Project in my list.

I only have reservations concerning Casulties of War. The three tutors (or tutor engines) I am playing have proven to be superior to his across all formats. Sylvan Library is a green staple, and is an extremely strong early turn play. You made a convincing argument in defense of Guardian Project. Dismember seems like the weakest of the removal spells.

I cut Sol Ring but it was like pulling teeth and may make way back into the deck. I tutor for Sylvan Safekeeper frequently and the deck tutors creatures easier than artifacts. Still, Lightning Greaves should be in my list. Safekeeper is the superior card in my opinion but this deck has to have Meren on board. Has Lightning Greaves been effective for you?

As a side note, it does not seem Control_Train reinserts cards he cuts. I wish I could say the same. I put Prowling Serpopard back into the deck. Chalk it up to an irrational fear of blue countermagic. No attempts at justification will be made for its inclusion.

serumvisions on Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot: Glissa's Compost Bin

1 week ago

Thank you for the feedback! I am planning on eventually upping the number of tutors in the deck and adding another R: Retrieve! in that future version Diabolic Intent will definitely be added to the list. I like the sound of all of your suggestions, and will probably try all of them except Sylvan Library just because of price. Thanks again for commenting!

Lyscian on Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot: Glissa's Compost Bin

1 week ago

I don't have much in the way of constructive comments, I just wanted to say I really like this deck, and you did a fantastic write up. Glissa was always a deck I thought would be fun to play, but I never had the cards to really make it work (too much competition w/ my windgrace and daretti decks) anyway this is a really inspiring list and i like the theme.

I'm just gonna leave a few card suggestions that I didn't see in your list that are worthy of consideration, if you haven't already.

Merciless Executioner Sylvan Library Casualties of War High Market

Harrow maybe has some interesting interaction w/ artifact lands? Diabolic Intent has been pretty useful to get stuff in the bin. Stitch Together is a pretty solid reanimation card, Recollect and Regenesis seem like they might be better than reclaim. I understand that the 1 cmc is powerful, and instant speed is always good, however, I personally don't like putting stuff on my top of my library (i know that in Glissa that doesn't make much of a difference), so in case you ever feel like maybe yo wanna change I strongly recommend those two. Regenesis is especially fun. :)

Good deck, thanks for sharing. +1'ed

Frank_Glascock on Meren’s Thousand-Eyed Army [Primer]

1 week ago

Control_Train, this is a nice list. I appreciate the time you have invested in this and your willingness to answer questions.

Have you considered Sylvan Library and Gaea's Cradle ?

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Sylvan Library occurrence in decks from the last year

Legacy:

All decks: 0.79%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.15%

Green: 0.67%

G/U (Simic): 0.83%

Golgari: 0.41%

GW (Selesnya): 1.28%

RG (Gruul): 1.26%

BRG (Jund): 1.0%

GWU (Bant): 0.8%

BUG (Sultai): 0.84%