Burning Inquiry


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders 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
1v1 Commander 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

Spazik008 on Risky Jund

1 week ago

Not a bad idea. I like having a mix of 4 drops on the side that can come in for Bloodbraid Elf. Right now I only have 3, an Obstinate Baloth for Burning Inquiry decks and Liliana of the Veil mirrors, a Huntmaster of the Fells  Flip for grindy matches, and Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet for additional graveyard hate. They all also gain life. Gonti, Lord of Luxury would fill a somewhat similar role, but would probably be better against Jeskai or Dimir style control. Hitting a Jace, the Mind Sculptor with him would be awesome.

Dubitable_Salmon on RW-combo

3 weeks ago

You're right - the deck has one scenario of winning, and it's an extremely unlikely one.

Adding mana-boosters for a once-every-600-games turn-2 combo doesn't exactly solve that. They're dead weight whenever they're not in your first hand. I think you should move away from focusing on how quickly you can optimally pull off the combo with the perfect 7 cards, and instead put some thought into how to make it work consistently. Because cheesing people once every 600 games doesn't outweigh auto-losing 599 times.

What I'd suggest is either trimming off the parts that don't further your combo-plan in favor of better card-filtering & redundance for your combo (more copies of Faithless Looting, some Tormenting Voices, maybe some Heliod's Pilgrims to tutor your Guilty Conscience right from the deck, 1-2 Sun-Crowned Hunters as backup for the Spitter, Ajani's Presence as extra-copies of the Shields...), or actually making the goblins a viable plan-b (though, I'm not too sure how well it would work to implement an aggro game-plan into a setup-heavy combo deck).

Also, how is Burning Inquiry key to anything, exactly? It disacards 3 cards at random...

slavkoyarko on RW-combo

3 weeks ago

Dubitable_Salmon Thank you for your feedback and comment. First of all I say that it's really my first pauper-deck! I partly agree with you - the deck is risky, brazen, with one scenario for winning. To solve the problem, the lack of white mana for the second move predicted the replacement: 2xOrnithopter on 2x Lotus Petal However, the role of Burning Inquiry is the key to the combination found and I would like to reinforce it 2-4 Rite of Flame How do you rate my changes, despite the fact that goblins without combo will not play games?

Dubitable_Salmon on RW-combo

3 weeks ago

That is a neat combo you got there, but no matter how ungodly your starting hand, it's not something this list can get online by turn 2 (turn it as you wish, you're one white mana short).

In general, I'm not sure if this shell really does a good job at supporting & enabling the combo. The goblins don't help you set up your combo, and aren't nearly big enough of a threat to be an alternative win-condition, and Burning Inquiry only risks discarding your engine-pieces before you're set up.

McToters on Kamahl, Pit Fighter

4 weeks ago

Appreciate the feedback Ocelot44

I ended up taking out Burning Inquiry and Lava Blister. Im leaving the other one in for now.

fasmith718 on Nekusarcasm

1 month ago

Moving away a bit from high cost ramp, mill, and limited effect draw/discard.

  1. Burning Inquiry->Skyscribing
  2. Gilded Lotus->Worn Powerstone
  3. Horn of Greed->Viseling
  4. Sphinx's Tutelage->Curse of the Swine
  5. Vision Skeins->Minds Aglow

Ocelot44 on Kamahl, Pit Fighter

1 month ago

Wow I didn't even realize that Kamahl had haste! My bad!

Well if you really don't want to take out Darksteel Garrison, then I'd say Burning Inquiry, Lava Blister, and Not of This World seem like your weakest links

Cereal_Killer on draw/discard burn

1 month ago

For the format of the deck put casual, since it's not modern legal, but, I assume, you want to use as much modern cards as possible.

Then, I also assume that you don't want to spend a lot, so I'll try to propose low cost cards.

You have 16 things that do things when your opponent discards something, but only 10 cards that force your opponent to discard and 8 of them are easily destroyable creatures that also cost a bit too much mana for what you want them to do.

I'd suggest cards like Burning Inquiry, Inquisition of Kozilek, Duress, Despise, Raven's Crime to make your opponent discard

I'd also suggest cards like Dream Salvage if you want need to draw cards or Crypt Incursion if you want to gain something

Personally I don't like Vile Consumption. It works also on your creatures and does nothing if your opponent doesn't play creatures or has only big things (if I have a 5/5 I'd pay one life cause it will make you lose 5). Do you want something that lets you destroy some creatures? Use Fatal Push, Murderous Cut, Doom Blade, Lightning Bolt or stuff like that

Since you make your opponent discard and have only few cards in hand, you could add Shrieking Affliction nd Liliana's Caress

Last thing: 25 lands are too much. Just reduce them and add some shock lands (Watery Grave, Blood Crypt, Steam Vents), or check lands (Drowned Catacomb, Dragonskull Summit, Sulfur Falls). And, if they work well, you could also cut Thaumatic Compass  Flip

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