Burning Inquiry


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
2010 Core Set (M10) Common

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Burning Inquiry


Each player draws three cards, then discards three cards at random.

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Burning Inquiry Discussion

Ol_man on Does it even work!?!?

2 days ago

Hey Darth_Savage,

Thanks for linking me to you deck list! After looking over the contents, I've decided to make some big changes to this deck. I went with some of the more luck oriented discard cards like Burning Inquiry and Goblin Lore (seeing how much better they are with Hollow One and Flameblade Adept) and it's amazing how quickly this deck plays now.

Darth_Savage on Does it even work!?!?

3 days ago

Hi Ol_man,

If you don't want to run Burning Inquiry you could try a couple of Phantasmagorian, discard one early then trigger when you are ready to use the discard 3 of your choice... I'm tweaking a Hollow One deck myself and I've added a bunch of cards to the maybe board that might give you some ideas, see - Zombie Hollow one

Ol_man on Does it even work!?!?

3 days ago

Ok I get it, fetches can reanimate the Bloodghast twice. Agreed, Bloodghast is definitely something worth considering but, not while running Chandra, Torch of Defiance (she wouldn't be able to hardcast Bloodghast so both her +1s would be almost worthless with it). Burning Inquiry is great with Hollow One and Flameblade Adept but, is card disadvantage and can eliminate the cards from hand that are needed to win. Tormenting Voice is the more reliable option.

Dorotheus on Does it even work!?!?

3 days ago

With the fetches it's just to activate them to get back Bloodghasts, they are free discards and keeps you on monocolored much like Vengevine, you ~can~ add black to hardcast, but probably not needed. Others would probably tell you to play Burning Inquiry over Tormenting Voice, but voice is just the 5th Cathartic, and you don't always have 2 cards to discard with Cathartic in my experience with the card.

Eternalize is an activated ability as shown in the reminder text, and Flamewake is a trigger, neither trigger Vengevine.

chubba on Nekusar's Infectious Grasp

6 days ago

Planar Void seems bad with Kess, Dissident Mage have you run into any trouble with this before?

also plus one from me solid list, going to be looking for a Burning Inquiry for my own nekusar

KumaLKS on Nekusar

1 week ago

Phyresis for nekusar Burning Inquiry Kami of the Crescent Moon are all musts in Nekusar decks

Darth_Savage on Rakdos 8-Rack

1 week ago

Hi swl0728

If you want to run Angrath, the Flame-Chained then you need some form of acceleration, something like Infernal Plunge or Pyretic Ritual otherwise the card is just to slow to meaningfully effect the board state. Next up, if your deck is running Liliana's Caress then it should almost always be running Waste Not instead.

There probably is a shell where discard could work, but I suspect it would be using cards like Burning Inquiry, Barbed Shocker and Reforge the Soul alongside cards you don't care about discarding Flashback, Unearth and abilities similar to Bloodsoaked Champion. I might have a mess around with the idea. Another card you might find interesting is Lavaborn Muse and lastly Blackmail and Mire's Toll for the significant reason that they can hit lands...

Hope this is of some help.

Deepstriker29 on Crosis, the Purger Discard EDH

1 week ago

Go for the Throat > Doom Blade

Single-target discard generally forces you to trade card advantage against two opponents for card advantage against a single opponent, and you will quite often force them to get rid of the worst card in their hand instead of the real threats. You will want to focus on asymmetrical effects that let you slowly grind hands down, like Pain Magnification. If you're willing to, you can dabble in filling your own grave for later with cards like Windfall and Burning Inquiry so that your discard spells do more beyond their immediate impact, as well as giving you the opportunity to pull a KO out of nowhere.

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