Sylvan Library

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy 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
Planechase Legal
Premodern Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Sylvan Library


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.

Profet93 on Komaaaaaa

2 days ago

+1 SweetDreamsies

To help your deck slither to success, much like the snake in the garden of Eden succeeding in dooming humanity, I would swap out Garruk Packleader for Garruk's Uprising. Its cheaper, less susceptible to removal and can trigger on itself.

Sylvan Library - Top deck filter, draw in a pinch and synergy with abundance (you choose 3x card types and reveal until you find, without losing life. I can find the ruling somewhere, or you can look it up with someone whose more qualified). Truth be told, I wouldn't even run abundance in an 8/10 power level deck. But if you're gonna keep it, add Slyvan.

I am a little unsure of the idea of the deck, so I could be mistaken. But if you're gonna try to flood the board with tokens, then wouldn't boardwipes be an issue for you over spot removal. As such, I think Asceticism is too costly for what it provides. How has it played for you? Can you elaborate on how this deck performs?

Llanowar Scout - How does this play in a deck with 29 lands? Why not just opt for another mana dork? I don't see any land fall triggers that would benefit you over a mana dork.

legendofa on I need help coming up …

1 week ago

Rhonas the Indomitable's combat restriction and activated ability strongly support a stompy-style deck. I'm not trying to dissuade you from building the deck you want, but I do suggest at least considering other indestructible options like Anara, Wolvid Familiar + a partner, Nylea, Keen-Eyed, or Toski, Bearer of Secrets, each of which offers a different dynamic in addition to indestructibility. Neyith of the Dire Hunt can be played as mono-green if you want to lean into the fight angle, and Kogla, the Titan Ape is another potential commander there.

TurboFog can be built in mono-green. Aside from the Fog effects like Moment's Peace, Sunstone, and Tangle, cards like Arboria, Elephant Grass, Silent Arbiter, and Crawlspace restrict attacking options. Orbs of Warding and Witchbane Orb offer more protection. Heroic Intervention should be a given if you have access to one, and there's a good number of instants that grant single-target protection. You're going to want to draw heavily, so look at artifact-based draw, top-deck searching like Commune with the Gods or Vessel of Nascency, and Sylvan Library, Harmonize, and Greater Good.

Green's win conditions are heavily based around creatures and attacking, and that's only gotten more true in recent years. Helix Pinnacle works as an alternate win con for a slower game, and artifact combos are always applicable.

Crow-Umbra on For Doom the Hive Calls

1 month ago

Yeah, your card selection looks pretty air tight so far. My only thought at an initial glance is it could be a swap with one of your smaller creatures with Infect or Toxic that might have a harder time punching through defenses without other support. I find myself playing Phyrexian Arena less, mostly because it feels like such a clunky play beyond turn 3 or 4 at latest. I think you could maybe swap out Phyrexian Arena, especially since you already have Black Market Connections and Sylvan Library, just to name a couple of your strong repeatable options.

Infectious Inquiry gives you a more immediate draw payout than Phyrexian Arena and essentially gives Vishgaz +3/+3.

Profet93 on Sekki, Ghost Piñata

1 month ago

Just read the description, wish I could upvote again, pinata party!! Invite your friends!

Abundance - Given you need draw, rather than filter, why not replace it with a draw spell? Should you still wish to keep it, why not include Sylvan Library to 1) Synergize with abundance like crazy = 3x cards of your choice without life loss. 2) Top deck manipulation when you need it. 3) Draw in a pinch

Colossal Majesty - Why not swap this with Elemental Bond or Garruk's Uprising?

Awakening Zone - What purpose does this serve, ramp? Double tokens with doubling season?

Terramorph - There is much better ramp in green such as Migration Path.

Asceticism - Vines of Vastwood would most likely better serve your purpose. While not permanent, it's much each to cast and also provides a stat boost should needed. Being able to bluff against removal is powerful in a political meta. Not to mention that wipes that will inevitably come cannot be stopped by the regen clause (for most wipes). Swapping these will lower your CMC and help ensure interaction.

Bonders' Enclave - Draw in a land slot

The Great Henge - Cast right after your commander. Draw, 1/1 counters and lifegain all for 2 green mana.

Ancient Tomb - Ramp in a land slot

Garruk, Primal Hunter - Draw, token production and a maybe ult. Nice for nykthos. Could maybe swap Return of the Wildspeaker should you value versatility over instant speed interaction.

Greater Good - One of green's best card draw, your commander will give u +5 cards. Some good value. Sac outlet also helps prevent against theft and exile effects.

Harmonize - Card draw at it's simplest

Rishkar's Expertise - I see what you're saying in your description. The decision of going tall and or wide. This might be worth considering as it's draw and doesn't effect tempo.

There are other potential cuts but I wanna see what you think of these first before going further

Mortlocke on The Song of Phyresis

1 month ago

Hi Brightwrath - thanks for following my love letter to Phyrexia, even from the shadows. Mystic Remora is a great card for cEDH, and if your meta is all about multiple spells every turn, then by all means run it as it's just an Ancestral Recall with extra text. If not, then this is nothing short of a dead card. Necropotence is a great card as well but this deck tends to lean heavy on using life points. The previously mentioned will more likely than not limit your playing options - making you an even more attractive option to be shoved off the table by opponents. If you run Necropotence, i'd make sure to substitute in more Toxic/Infect creatures with lifelink like Flensermite.

As for my own deck I planned to go into each option at length but I guess i'll explain my rationale on some of the cards officially spoiled thus far:

  • Glissa Sunslayer - I think she is a Phyrexian Arena with extra steps. However, she offers a bit more versatility by allowing you to target an opponent's Enchantments for destruction or remove counters from a pesky Planeswalker. I think she would be a good redundant piece to run alongside Phyrexian Arena of course.

  • Staff of Compleation - This card I'm still trying to process honestly. It does things that could potentially steal the game - if you have enough life to pay that is. This card has the shares the same problem as Sylvan Library in that you have to be disciplined enough to know how much is enough.

ToxicMCTV - According to Card Kingdom it's 6 and a half K :) Honestly I don't think the deck costs anywhere near as much as either site estimates. Sub out the ABUR Duals and fancy foils and I'd estimate this deck to be maybe somewhere around $150. Would you build this deck?

Lordeh on Predatory Seafood Buffet

2 months ago

Played my first game with this deck and it seems to work well! Maybe needs a more consistent card draw such as Sylvan Library or some other consistent card draw but otherwise was impactful and flavourful. Even became the Arch Nemesis with people actually afraid of the sea monsters.

z0anthr0pe on Elven Empire upgrade list

2 months ago

is Sylvan Library worth adding?

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