Careful Study

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage 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
Odyssey (ODY) Common

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Careful Study

Sorcery

Draw two cards, then discard two cards.

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Careful Study Discussion

JohnnyCRO on Lazav, Bringer of Apocalypse

1 week ago

Looks good, but then again I wasn't expecting any less of you.

Now, I might be missing something, but there are a few cards I'm not sure about;

  • Radical Idea & Think Twice - these would be solid in a budget storm deck. But unless I'm missing something big, aren't there cantrips that would go better with your overall gameplan?

  • Coldsteel Heart - it's not a bad card, it's probably the best tapped rock. But in 2c, without a rock hoser that demands a critical mass of rocks (PE or Isochron), without obvious color-hungry plays on t4, idk if you need this one. Also it's 2 life with AdNaus, which is worse than 1 or 0.

  • Whispering Madness - is there an obvious use other than wheeling I'm missing? Bc 4 mana for a second copy of Windfall seems meh.

  • Trinket Mage , Dimir Infiltrator , Trophy Mage - these seem quite narrow in here. 3 mana for such limited tutors at sorcerly speed seems like much of a drawback.

Some suggestions;

It's your deck though. So ultimately you know what works or what doesn't work in here better than I do.

Asder on Did someone say random mythics?

1 week ago

Darth_Savage hey sorry I didn't realise that you were supposed to comment on decks page. if you read my comment you will find I reviewed the deck above me and made some suggestions on the comment I posted on the forum rather than on the actual deck. Im pretty annoyed that Careful Study isn't modern legal, I was going to trade into and buy up pieces of the deck so im glad you told me before it was too late. You are probably right about Sphinx of the Steel Wind as well. I hadn't seen Flayer of the Hatebound before and im very glad you pointed it out. Overall, thanks for the suggestions, you have definitely improved the deck and sorry about "calling you out" on the forum I probably should have checked the comments of decks above me.

multimedia on

3 weeks ago

Hey, saw your forum topic asking for help. Interesting deck, haven't seen Horde of Notions as a Commander before.

Consider more enablers to get Elementals into the graveyard:

Elementals to consider adding:

Other cards to consider:


Cards to consider cutting:

  • Cancel
  • Cultivate
  • Shard Convergence
  • Diabolic Tutor
  • Mortify
  • Door of Destinies
  • Hoofprints of the Stag
  • Ashling the Pilgrim
  • Torrent Elemental
  • Supreme Exemplar
  • Rubblehulk
  • Thicket Elemental
  • Nevermaker
  • Embodiment of Spring
  • Krosan Verge

hkhssweiss on Kess’ Storm of doom ( Budget EDH)

1 month ago

Here might be some cards that I use from my Kess list before that might help:

Hope that helps!

Unruly on U/R Hollow One

1 month ago

Careful Study is not modern legal unfortunately.

multimedia on The Multifarious mastermind

1 month ago

Hey, saw your forum topic asking for help.

Cards to consider adding:

Dreadnought in your graveyard is a 12/12 with trample for one mana with Lazav. Dreadnought and Asp in your graveyard is a combo. Become Dreadnought with Lazav attack and in combat become Asp, make Asp have infect for and kill an opponent with trampling 12/12 infect. Soulgorger is a 8/8 for three mana, also good. Buried/Windfall/Frantic/Careful are all potential early game plays to get creatures into your graveyard. Windfall/Frantic/Careful can also draw which is helpful. Buried is pretty important because it can tutor for and put up to three creatures into your graveyard at one time for three mana. It alone can set up the Dreadnought/Asp combo. Jace/Wharf/Looter can be early game creatures who can be repeatable ways to draw while also putting a creature into your graveyard.

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Deadly Visit
  • Mephitic Vapors
  • Never Happened
  • Severed Strands
  • Stolen Identity
  • Vicious Rumors
  • Cancel
  • Dimir Charm
  • Necrotic Wound
  • Barrier of Bones
  • Dimir Spybug
  • Watcher in the Mist
  • Whisper Agent
  • Jace Beleren

Lands to consider adding:

Good luck with your deck.


hkhssweiss on Muldrotha the gravetide (cant win)

1 month ago

malingtite28

No worries, I can definitely help you out here. My main deck is a reanimator based one so I can definitely suggest you some cards to help you out. For Muldrotha since you have access to Sultai colors you have a great amount of synergy to work from your graveyard. Especially for Muldrotha itself, you will be able to play one of each permanent. There is a combo route or value route you can go for, since it is cheaper to go the value way I'll list some cards that can help you that way.

The key aspect for Muldrotha is that it can play permanents from the grave, this gives you advantage over the other players is breaking parity. You don't mind stuff going into the grave as you can play it later on when Muldrotha is online. The cards listed below should be less than $5 and would greatly strengthen your deck.

Creatures: Plaguecrafter, Satyr Wayfinder, Reclamation Sage, WORLDSHAPER!, Acidic Slime, Mulldrifter, Underrealm Lich, Spore Frog, Viscera Seer, Ramunap Excavator, Deathrite Shaman, Notion Thief, Terastodon, Zulaport Cutthroat, Protean Hulk

This is only a small handful of the many cards that can be run, basically you want to abuse as many ETB effects and use cheap ones that you can reuse every turn.

Another way to abuse your graveyard more is reanimation effects, here is some budget effects that can be added in to bring stuff out of the grave. It also helps that if it's a permanent so even if it's in the grave Muldrotha can still use it.

Recursion: Animate Dead, Dance of the Dead, Victimize, Living Death, Splendid Reclamation, Journey to Eternity  Flip, Deadbridge Chant

Card draw is another aspect that is essential, there are quite a bit of interesting ones that we can use to either fill our hand our fill our graveyard as well.

Card Advantage: Mystic Remora, Windfall, Frantic Search, Careful Study, Thoughtscour, Dark Deal, Syphon Mind, Chart a Course, Skullclamp, Whispering Madness

Lastly is the ramp, we want to lessen the amount of instants/sorceries we play and more permanents so artifact mana seems to be the way to go alongside creature based ETB ramp.

Ramp: Golgari Signet, Dimir Signet, Simic Signet, MindStone, Commander's Sphere, Fellwar Stone, Coldsteel Heart, Chromatic Lantern, Wayfarer's Bauble, Expedition Map, Wood Elves, Farhaven Elf

Hope that gives a little more insight and feel free to ask any questions!

goblinguiderevealpls on esper zombies

2 months ago

also maybe more looting effects outside of varina like Careful Study, Ancient Excavation, Windfall and Whispering Madness

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