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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
3 months ago
Cards I'd cut:
Ashling, the Extinguisher - 4 mana with no evasion makes it very unlikely this critter will actually connect with players. I recommend cutting it for a better force-sacrifice effect like Innocent Blood.
Bloodbriar - It's selfish (it only gives itself +1/+1 counters) and it has zero evasion. Not worth it. I recommend Reyhan, Last of the Abzan in its stead; it has the same CMC and lets you move around +1/+1 counters all day.
Deadeye Plunderers - You only have two artifacts in the deck.
Demon of Wailing Agonies - Slow. Especially when your commander has CMC 6.
Gatekeeper of Malakir - BBB cost is really hard to get sometimes in BUG colors.
Glissa, the Traitor - Slow. She's neat and a good blocker but it doesn't matter because you only have two artifacts.
Labyrinth Guardian - This critter adds nothing to your strategy.
Marrow Chomper - Too slow.
Patron of the Nezumi - Not enough rats to make it worth it. Effect is meh.
Phylactery Lich - Same reason as Gatekeeper. Also you only have two artifacts.
Savra, Queen of the Golgari - She does nothing on her own; she needs other things to do her work which isn't good.
Utopia Mycon - Too slow.
I'll add more comments when I get more time to look over the next few categories.
4 months ago
yetiz, if I were picking replacements I would probably grab Thought Courier over Augur of Bolas. The reason being that Augur of Bolas only grabs instants and sorceries while Thought Courier offers more filter. Another option would be Runechanter's Pike.
4 months ago
5 months ago
6 months ago
Cool commander and theme - nice list!
Some cards that came to mind that might be helpful to test:
- Chaos Warp
- Traumatize (to complement Psychic Spiral)
- Thing in the Ice Flip
- Bedlam Reveler
- Aberrant Researcher Flip
- Docent of Perfection Flip
- Delver of Secrets Flip
- Young Pyromancer
- Dualcaster Mage
- Past in Flames
- Snapcaster Mage (if your budget cap goes up)
- Arjun, the Shifting Flame
- Baral, Chief of Compliance
8 months ago
9 months ago
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.
You want to drop down to 24 or so islands.
This should get you to around 60 cards.