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Sylvan Library

Reviewed March 20, 2006

Constructed: 4.23
Casual: 4.1
Limited: 4.26

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Jordan Kronick

Sylvan Library

You know, it's funny how often someone says that Sylvan Library is their favorite card. Numerous Magic authors hold this opinion. I'm not one of the, but I have always loved it. I have fond memories of using Sylvan Libraries in all my Stampeding Wildebeasts / Uktabi Efreet / Whirling Dervish type decks. Green used to be so much fun. As far as power goes, Sylvan is of course incredible. Think about how people use Sensei's Divining Top today. That's what Sylvan used to be. I don't expect we'll ever see something quite this powerful again, but it's nice to see it show up in Five Color decks and such.

Constructed Rating - 3.9
Casual Rating - 4.3
Limited Rating - 4.0


Sylvan Library

Definitely one of the best card drawing enchantments of old school Magic....and for Green, no less. Set the top 3 cards of your library each turn, and if you really need another of the cards, you can pay 4 life. What a deal!

Excellent in any format, and very playable.

Constructed - 4
Casual - 4
Limited - 4


* Game Store Owner

Sylvan Library

This is a card that has gotten lost in the shuffle over the years. It gives you the option of taking the best card each turn. You can even pay life and take more than one if you want. This worked well in decks that had either life gain effects or ways to shuffle the deck. With the game and players being so advanced these days, it could be dangerous to reprint a card of this magnitude.

Constructed: 4.5
Casual: 3
Limited: 5


Sylvan Library

This card is simply amazing. The concept of a Sensei's Divining Top spin every turn on its own is good enough. The fact that you can pay life to get extra cards gets even better. And it's Green, the color with plenty of life gain and very little card drawing. In any format that this is legal in, if you can get a copy, play it.

Constructed-- 4.8
Casual-- 4
Limited-- 4.8
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