Aberrant Researcher


Perfected Form  Flip


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Uncommon

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Aberrant Researcher

Creature — Human Insect


At the beginning of your upkeep, put the top card of your library into your graveyard. If it's an instant or sorcery card, transform Aberrant Researcher.

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Aberrant Researcher Discussion

cnlmoore on Turbo Horrors

1 month ago

How about Aberrant Researcher  Flip? It works with the style of your deck and the flip horror won't get wiped by Thing in the Ice  Flip.

Saint_Charles_VII on dont even try me

2 months ago

Spell Pierce, Mana Leak and Rune Snag are generally good, pretty cheap counterspells you could use.

I would recommend replacing Aberrant Researcher  Flip with Delver of Secrets if you don't mind the jump in price. Otherwise, you might want to just drop it as its cost is a little high for its impact.

You might want to drop Baral's Expertise as you rarely want to cast a card with it at sorcery speed and without that benefit, it isn't very good.

Going down a couple Rise from the Tides wouldn't hurt as you don't really need to cast it multiple times and drawing it early is just a dead card.

Scourge of Fleets is similar, so you might want to drop it entirely or go down to one.

I also recommend dropping Turn Aside, Supplant Form and Just the Wind.

Adding more Thing in the Ice  Flip would be good if you have some.

You want to drop down to 24 or so islands.

This should get you to around 60 cards.

shootersam12 on Slow Roll Mill

6 months ago

Ok, a milling Drake Haven would be so dope. Card:Ceremonious Rejection is too specific for my taste. Aberrant Researcher  Flip seems dec for the beatdown plan. I feel like if you have the time to cast Baral's Expertise, you're winning anyway, but I could be wrong.

Just a side note, yea there's not that many Islands, but that's slightly deceptive because Renegade Map and Evolving Wilds tutor them.

ColbaltCrome on Slow Roll Mill

6 months ago

I don't really like Engulf the Shore, you are only running 10 islands, sure it's decent against tokens, so I would sideboard 2 or 3, but the more things you want it to hit the less likely it is to work. More counter spells is a good idea, Negate is solid, Card:Ceremonious Rejection? Also good against vehicles (and eldrazi) so I would run it.

It is very high on mana and doesn't hit much but Baral's Expertise well targeted can screw with some strategies and can free cast a Startled Awake  Flip or any other card in the deck.

As a backup plan, if for some reason mill isn't working Aberrant Researcher  Flip can beat down and benefits from instants and sorceries which you have a lot of but it is definitely not a priority.

As for what I was referring to in the hope for a cycle mill card, I was hoping for something like Drake Haven but for mill.

SpiritoftheSands on Ice Thing

7 months ago

just becausen you have the other two im going to recomend Aberrant Researcher  Flip

BlazingAbsol on Instant Death Combo!

8 months ago

Yeah, Shielded Aether Thief is kinda bad. I just threw it out there as a way to get more energy at instant speed. I also didn't think of the synergy of putting instants and sorceries in the grave with Aberrant Researcher  Flip to power up Rise from the Tides.

Also, if you do decide to run Dyanvolt Tower and/or Confiscation Coup, I think you probably want a full 4 copies of Glimmer of Genius. It's a good card on its own, and it gives you more energy.

Good luck with this deck!

Wurmcoilengine666 on Instant Death Combo!

8 months ago

BlazingAbsol Thank you for the suggestions! I am always a little awkward when it comes to over or under doing it when it comes to strategy. I should leave the Dispels, the Turn Asides, and the Negates in the side. I like running Summary Dismissal in the case of just downright annoying abilities, and it comes out as 3 mana with Baral, Chief of Compliance out.

Dynavolt Tower and Confiscation Coup are definitely going in. I forgot about them completely. I feel like Shielded Aether Thief is actually a little weak outside of limited, and doesn't really add enough to warrant putting it in. I could run it in the side, in case of heavy aggro.

Aberrant Researcher  Flip has been doing decently. There are the times when I top deck creatures with it and then draw into useless instants/sorceries.

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