Tome Scour

Tome Scour


Target player puts the top five cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.

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Format Legality
Commander / EDH Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal
Limited Legal
Unformat Legal
Highlander Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vintage Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pauper Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal

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Tome Scour Discussion

keksoe666 on Mill Modern V2

3 months ago

This is an interesting list although I personally would suggest a few changes: Since you're running a playset of Hedron Crab I would suggest playing fetches, even cheap fetches such as Evolving Wilds andTerramorphic Expanse would be additions your deck could greatly benefit from due to the double Landfall-triggers and the way you'd thin out your deck (also, since your running the crabs I would suggest playing more lands in general, about 24 or so) Keening Stone and Traumatize are two other cards I would suggest replacing, if possible with Fraying Sanity and Archive Trap. Both would be cheaper, faster and over-all more efficient, I think. I'm also not too sure about the Nemesis of Reason... I think it might be too expensive and too easily removed I'm quite conflicted about Mind Sculpt and Tome Scour... I don't really think they work as well as they might seem in Modern, compare it to burn: if you're playing mill you have an enemy reserve of 60 to deal with, rather than 20 and while taking 5 cards out of a deck for 1 Mana might seem a lot, I don't think it really does much since you only hit once and that's that, once once scour has been used it's empty. I would suggest replacing them with permanents such as Curse of the Bloody Tome, Sphinx's Tutelage or, heck Jace's Erasure. That way you would only pay once and still mill every round.

TriusMalarky on New Player, help with a …

3 months ago

There are some okay creatures that are legal in a variety of formats the you can use. Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar with enough land-dumping cards like Hour of Promise, Rampant Growth in Modern, and more.

Soulflayer build do work, their only weakness being that half their creatures are impossible to cast, so you're either using 'flayer or Unburial Rites(in Modern) to use them. IMO, use Gifts Ungiven with Rites and a ton of massive, heavily abilitied creatures to set up quick kills. Use cards like Tome Scour, Thought Scour etc.

Arktaurous on Milling Rogues

4 months ago

These ones made it into my blue/black mill deck. They were pretty useful.

Startled Awake  Flip

Archive Trap

Compelling Argument

Mind Funeral

Mind Grind

Mind Sculpt

Tome Scour

Keening Stone

Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver

Hedron Crab

Phenax, God of Deception

Nephalia Drownyard

This one would have made it if it wasn't so expensive at the time.

Glimpse the Unthinkable

fatalzintomyum on

4 months ago

Tome Scour seems rather weak. consider replacing it with some sort of artifact ramp?

EleshNornsFs on Prismatic Dragon

4 months ago

When I saw the dimir ability, the first thing I thought of was the card Paranoid Delusions. It is a repeatable milling effect that costs UB, but it mills 3 instead of 1. If you just increased the mill to 3 or even 5 to match Tome Scour, that would fix that ability.

wallisface on Mill-House

5 months ago

Some thoughts.

  • Tome Scour isn’t a great card. Its mills equivalent to Shock. Its a card that just doesn’t get you enough value for what its doing. Remember that every mill card effectively does nothing until you get the last card - so the ones you run need to be getting good value. Personally i’d put Mind Funeral in the same bucket, but tastes may vary.

  • 20 lands seems really low, especially with the quantity of 3-drops, and the likelyhood you’ll be wanting 4+ mana. Feels like you need at least 23. More fetches will help the crabs also

  • its good to keep in mind that Mill is a control deck at heart. We’ll never be as fast as the likes of burn so there’s no point trying to compete down that line. The optimal plan is to prevent the opponent being able to win in a timely matter, and then close out the game when they’re floundering around for answers. Stuff like Surgical Extraction is a must.

  • its not a bad thing, but something to be aware of is that running loads of creatures validates your opponents killspells.

Have a gander at my mill deck, that’s won a bunch of local tourneys. Note i still haven’t altered it to figure out the optimal quantity of crabs Tsunami

casual_competitive on crab tribal mill

6 months ago

god im trying to figure out if i should splash in black for Glimpse the Unthinkable or leave in Iceberg Cancrix for a weaker mill but nice blocker. might even use Mind Sculpt or Tome Scour just in fear that if i splash in black i wont draw into the black mana.

ellie-is on Voracious Spellcasting

6 months ago

@Chino90: Thanks! My only issue with Discovery / Dispersal is that it costs one more mana compared to Tome Scour, which can be an issue (I guess not as big an issue if Voracious Reader is in play). And while choosing what cards you're throwing away is nice, Tome Scour mills a whole five cards which's really great for getting Cryptic Serpent into play early.

I'm gonna add it to the maybeboard and playtest it at some point though, see how much of a difference it makes in practice! Thanks for the suggestion :)

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