Sylvan Scrying

Sylvan Scrying


Search your library for a land card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Sylvan Scrying Discussion

NicodaPico on Yisan, Caller of Eldrazi

1 month ago

so other than the usual comments on more card draw and more removal which ive written a bunch, just read through the other comments to find green card draw and green removal, one thing is on the lands themselves.

You're running alot of wastes. 10 wastes. I dont even run that many wastes in my colorless deck lol. Not only that you have even more colorless lands. Going through the deck i only count 3 cards that actually use the colorless mana. So you really don't need all those colorless lands. I think keeping some of the better utility lands like rogues passage, emergence zone, reliquary tower etc are good but drop off all those wastes. You're gonna need more green mana that specifically colorless in the deck. Replace the wastes and with some better utility lands and use greens plethora of land tutors like Crop Rotation , Sylvan Scrying , Expedition Map to find those colorless lands when you need. In the end it should probably look something like 30 forests, 6-8 utility lands

Beebles on Nature's Shroud (Multani Maro-Sorcerer EDH)

1 month ago

Thanks ClassicCox!

I'm already running 2 land tutors :). I opted for Crop Rotation and Sylvan Scrying as they are cheap and therefore can often be played right after you draw them, allowing me to pop a big draw spell without a reliquary tower type of effect yet in play. I do like the hydra and pir's whim (I think I used to run the latter in here), but those are a lot harder to cast on the same turn. Still, I might find room for one more land tutor, so I will consider them!

I dislike Tempt with Discovery because you only need 1 smart player at the table that gets their strip mine and there goes your tower... I prefer reliability in my tutors.

DerektheRed on Riku! Reku! Rikoo!

2 months ago

haha thanks Omniscience_is_life, this one has definitely been harder than usual. I agree about Obscuring Haze, and In Search of Greatness. You clearly saw my thinking re: higher CMC ramp (Cultivate, etc.) that puts land on the board not in my hand - that's because doubling something like Sylvan Scrying with Riku can mean more lands discarded instead of more played. I'll look again at driving that CMC down. Lastly, you're absolutely right that my draw is weak, thanks for flagging that.

multimedia on Your Average Sliver Deck (Sliver Overlord EDH)

2 months ago

Hey, nice budget version, but why Maze's End ?

Without having other cards that can get Gates and put them onto the battlefield it's not realistic that you will be able to assemble 10 Gates + Maze. I don't recommend that you add more cards that have Gate synergy because I don't think you need the Gates + Maze strategy since it's hurting the rest of the manabase and making it more difficult to cast Slivers. However, you could expand on Gates:

On a budget playing a Guildgate or Thriving land over a Tri land is not recommended. If you're curious to see another budget five color manabase example without Gates then I'll post one in another comment.

The World Tree + Maskwood Nexus can make all Slivers in your library Gods and if you can activate Tree then you can cheat them all onto the battlefield. Tree can also when you have six lands be a Chromatic Lantern effect. Nexus is also a repeatable source of Changeling which are Sliver tokens. Gemhide or Manaweft help to activate Tree.

Amoeboid Changeling is a Silver and it has excellent interaction with Overlord's ability to gain control of a Sliver because you don't lose control at end of turn. With Aoeboid you can change an opponent's creature into a Sliver and then gain permanent control of it with Overlord. Mirror Entity is a Silver and it's ability can make all Slivers you control huge. Pair Entity with Gemhide + Sentinel to attack and then tap all Slivers to make your Slivers huge in combat.

Good luck with your deck.

TheVectornaut on Red Green Dinos

2 months ago

It's worth noting that when transitioning from standard to modern, a lot of cards that seem like powerful contributors to a tribe end up being worse than non-tribal counterparts. For instance, Thunderherd Migration is probably better than the standard alternative Beneath the Sands , but it's probably worse than Rampant Growth , Cultivate , or maybe Sylvan Scrying with the right nonbasic to fetch. Drover of the Mighty is another that seems strong as a 3/3, but if you're tapping it for mana most of the time anyway, something like Birds of Paradise , Arbor Elf , Joraga Treespeaker , Incubation Druid , Whisperer of the Wilds , or Ilysian Caryatid might be more efficient. The only other suggestion I have is to consider adding ways to recurrently trigger enrage. Forerunner of the Empire is a pretty common option, but I can also see Pyrohemia , Harbinger of the Hunt , Raging Regisaur , Spikeshot Elder , or Power of Fire being used with varying pros and cons. Some enrage lists I see also make use of damage trigger shenanigans on cards like Arcbond and Rite of Passage . A possible cut could be Shifting Ceratops since it's generally more of a sideboard card. Otherwise, I'd cut any enrage trigger that isn't either repeatable or very cheap. Reckless Rage is great, but Tilonalli's Crown could just as easily be Dual Shot or something to that effect. A final note I'd make is that you may be able to take advantage of some of the bigger enrage dinos like Snapping Sailback and Silverclad Ferocidons . I wouldn't normally recommend them, however, Etali and a lot of ramp go a long way toward making them viable.

9-lives on Absurdity of Adjustment

2 months ago

Thank you for your troubles, but this is a straw man, TriusMalarky. If we apply that to my deck, I wouldn't be running those cards except for all of the lotus field cards minus the Sylvan Scrying and Pelakka Wurm , and I would be using Wishclaw Talisman and Skybind . You're basically making a false picture of why my deck doesn't work based on what these already defined decks do. And what I meant wasn't run me through how other wishclaw/skybind decks or lotus field decks work, but rather a step-by-step idea of how my deck wouldn't or would work.

TriusMalarky on Absurdity of Adjustment

2 months ago

Lotus Ramp Example List:

Example curve:

  • t1 land, Elvish Reclaimer

  • t2 land, sylvan scrying

  • t3 land, Kiora

  • t4 use Reclaimer to jam Lotus, untap lotus with Kiora, Pore over the pages and Vizer to sift through your deck a bunch of times until you can jam Pelakka wurm.

That is, of course, a rough draft.

Wishclaw Blink exmaple deck:

Plus some stuff, get to 80 cards, add Yorion in SB as companion, eventually win with token flood.

I want you to look at those too first-draft fairly optimized decks. Take a really good look. I want you to count the number of cards that are in both decks.

Now, I want you to do this exercise: guess how many cards in the lotus ramp deck can go in the wishclaw deck, and how many cards from the wishclaw deck can go in the lotus ramp deck.

Tell me your answer, and we'll see if you're right.

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