Academy Researchers


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Tenth Edition (10E) Uncommon
Urza's Saga (USG) Uncommon

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Academy Researchers

Creature — Human Wizard

When Academy Researchers enters the battlefield, you may put an Aura card from your hand onto the battlefield attached to Academy Researchers.

Academy Researchers Discussion

Xenomorph on Rafiq EDH

2 years ago

Arcanum Wings to swap for eldrazi conscription and Academy Researchers for the same reason. Add Celestial Mantle or Angelic Destiny

+1 for Rafiq, he's the man!

Dokujin on Amplitude + Amplitude = 2 Amplitude

2 years ago

So, I play W/U bogles as well. I think you may want to consider your approach a little bit more concerning the Arcanum Wings/Conscription combo versus a stronger more reliable concentrated effort towards beefing up a Bogle the traditional way so take it or leave it, this is my advice.

A Conscription deck has a lot more focus around what one would call a "toolbox" style deck with tutors and other large auras to work well with Arcanum Wings in case you don't fish up the conscription enchantment (which should be a 4 of to maximize consistency).

Creatures like Heliod's Pilgrim is a great choice/option for fishing up the aura you need if you don't want to run tutors Open the Armory or some sort of card draw to keep up the gas so again, I highly suggest them.

Creatures like Academy Researchers act like a sort of ace-in-the-hole strategy as a last ditch effort should Arcanum wings not show up for you.

Even though to a large degree you are using the same creatures that W/U bogles use the effort still needs to be focused around tutoring up (or drawing) the aura, placing Arcanum wings on creature and swapping it by turn 3.

I hope I'm not beating a dead horse here dude because I love the combo as well and understand that it's really put in here as a contingency plan. I also hope you don't mind wordy posts either I do have some more suggestions if you want so feel free to ask! I do like the deck for the most part I just feel differently about conscriptions usefulness in here when you have great low cost auras already in here to compliment a Bogle strategy.

I feel it's also important to note that you won't get card draw off of a Kor Spiritdancer if you use an aura swap.

Wleohy on Emrakul Costume Party! [Modern]

2 years ago

jonmaior You're suggesting to replace Arcanum Wings with Academy Researchers, but the better solution would be to just run both.

TheRedMage on What counts as "targeting"

3 years ago

Small nitpick - and I hope I am not confusing things here - but it's worth mentioning that while casting an Aura does target, if you manage to put that aura onto the battlefield directly without casting it, it will attach itself to something it could enchant without targeting it. This doesn't target so effects that restrict targeting (like shroud or hexproof) don't stop this process. However if a permanent couldn't be legally enchanted by that aura (for example, because it has protection from it) it still cannot.

Examples of this are:

In all these cases, it doesn't matter that the Aura was in your graveyard and library - it matters that it wasn't cast. For example, if I control Karador, Ghost Chieftain and cast a Gnarled Scarhide from my graveyard for its bestow cost, I am still casting it and as such will need to target the creature I want the Scarhide to end up on.

Vandyel on Transformation Tuesday

3 years ago

You have the right idea with the start, but a few important changes I'd suggest.

Take out the Legendary Eldrazi, they don't work with the commander's ability.

Eldrazi aren't the only option for big creatures. Mono blue has a lot of scary massive blue creatures like Stormtide Leviathan, Inkwell Leviathan, Kederekt Leviathan, Lorthos, the Tidemaker.

Mono Blue needs mana rocks. Sol Ring of course, but also half a dozen others. You want 5-8 in the deck.

Creatures with enter the Battlefield abilities get extra value in a deck like this: Archaeomancer, Academy Researchers, ther Adept, thersnipe, Alhammarret, High Arbiter, Aspiring Aeronaut, Aven Fateshaper, Benthicore, Breaching Hippocamp

Blue also has a great number of untap mechanics that can give you some extra uses out of your commander: Aura of Dominion, Crab Umbra, Freed from the Real, Intruder Alarm, Pemmin's Aura, Second Wind

Lastly, these I recommend for Flavor and Awesome:Mass Polymorph, Polymorphous Rush, Polymorphist's Jest, Rite of Replication, Magus of the Future

P.S. Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx

paperhead on BG Eldrazi's Abbey

3 years ago

Your turn 3 is yuge, and should mellow the fuck out a little. You could replace some 3 costs with Blisterpod (seriously under-rated, I love that card), or Reaver Drone to aggro rush a little. You also have some good "exile the other guy's shit" cards through the ingest mechanic, but no combo for that. I would either remove it as unnecessary or add a synergy, like maybe Nihil Spellbomb and definitely Oblivion Sower for late game shenanigans. Also, I recommend Eldrazi Conscription + Academy Researchers in any creature deck that supports blue, and it fits your theme well here.

Liespeed on Mythic Storm Crow

3 years ago

Academy Researchers + Aura Finesse + Storm Crow + Eldrazi Conscription = WIN.

Simple math, boys, that shows everybody which deck is the greatest. This one.

Chino90 on Let's annihilate them on turn 3!

3 years ago

check a deck called "Hexalator 2.0". They use the same idea but it is more neat imho. Also, Aura Finesse justifies blue aswell as Academy Researchers

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