Careful Study


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

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Set Rarity
Odyssey (ODY) Common

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Careful Study


Draw two cards, then discard two cards.

Careful Study Discussion

multimedia on Ral's Pet Drakes

4 weeks ago

Hey, Drake Haven can be a repeatable way to make Drakes when you discard cards. You could expand on the draw and discard theme such as Faithless Looting , Careful Study , Chart a Course , Frantic Search , Monastery Siege (Khans) which is more fuel for Crackling and Enigma. Looters such as Merfolk Looter , Thought Courier , Desolate Lighthouse can draw and discard and be a permanent to untap with Ral.

If Viral Drake is a possible win condition then consider Flux Channeler who can also proliferate. Difference is proliferate happens whenever you cast a noncreature spell. Combining this with more draw/discard can be a lot of proliferation not just for opponent's potential poison counters, but also Ral's loyalty.

multimedia on What card should I use?

1 month ago

Gifts because it's instant, a tutor for four different cards, graveyard interaction and gives you actual card advantage (two cards into your hand). Plan is card disadvantage and if you don't like the top five cards you see then you're binning them all or hurting your turns draw for the next few turns. I wouldn't play Plan because it doesn't draw.

Strategic Planning , a similar card, is a better option than Plan. Looks at two less cards and you can't arrange the top cards of your library, but you get a card into your hand and bin the rest which can by itself setup reanimation.

Other options are Frantic Search or Careful Study . The advantage of these is drawing and getting to discard cards from your hand such as a big creature you want to reanimate or Rites to flashback. Currently in your deck if you draw a big creature it's stuck in your hand because you don't have an easy way to get it into your graveyard unless you discard it due to hand size.

Windfall is also very powerful, but can be risky when playing Exhume .

ZephyrScarlet on [Primer] 1v1 Psychatog PDH

1 month ago

Hello, AhabDownUnder! I just cut Mystic Remora in the latest update of the deck last week, It was good, but sometimes it resulted in negative tempo if the opponent just dropped creatures, so I've decided to cut it for the time being.

Snuff Out was a card in the initial draft list a long time ago, but not being able to destroy Black creatures (which is one of the best colors in the format, thus gets played a lot) and the deck having so few Swamps to cast it for free meant it had to go. Syncopate is a bit on the weaker side, and there are some other counters I'd rather run if I needed more: Condescend , Mana Leak , Negate and Rewind all come to mind.

I like both Careful Study and Ideas Unbound , I'll be looking for cuts for those two alongside Thought Scour and Mental Note to make this even quicker.

Milkspy on Self-Made Millionaire

2 months ago

Really nice budget list of this deck, it still plays the nice premium cards such as Life from the Loam , Damnation and Sheoldred, Whispering One while still keeping it at a budget, nice!

An really nice interaction I use in my The Mimeoplasm deck (Mill-Me-O-Plasm (EDH Reanimator)) is using Champion of Wits , it's a fine play to just play on curve. You basicly just play Careful Study , which is a perfect effect for a deck like this. But it gets really fun when you copy Champion of Wits with The Mimeoplasm and give it 10 +1/+1 counters from example Ghoultree for example. This will draw you a ton of cards!

Hope you like it! Happy Oozing!

seanbruno on Modern Dredge

3 months ago

bah, Careful Study isn't modern legal, derp.

seanbruno on Modern Dredge

3 months ago

I forgot to put Careful Study in, but I agree that fetches and shocks are really important. I have found that Life from the Loam and Creeping Chill does mean that the life loss and getting more lands is doable, just not optimal.

hungry000 on Faithless Looting & Hogaak Banned

3 months ago

My Flayer of the Hatebound deck is crying tears of fire.

What are the chances of Careful Study being printed in a modern legal set?

l13199l on Wizards of the Combos

3 months ago

Why the forbidden tutors? Also scheming symmetry in cEDH sounds like a terrible idea. Unearth also doesn't reanimate prophets or bloodline.

I recommend Careful Study , and Vilis, Broker of Blood or Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur as a backup plan

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Careful Study occurrence in decks from the last year

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All decks: 0.01%