Draw two cards, then discard two cards.
|Want (5)||arimathea , Etinifni , Flunatic , Taufyr , habbadash|
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Careful Study occurrence in decks from the last year
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All decks: 0.01%
Careful Study Discussion
1 week ago
Great Decklist! :) Maybe it's just my Meta, but with Thassa's Oracle (should totally play this, you have instant effects for Toothy) but Tale's End does great work. Keeps commanders away, counters Thassa etc.
Laboratory Maniac personally I often have Jace in the last maybe 10 cards in the Library and Toothy with too many counters. having another way was a good choice for mne
Cyclonic Rift was already suggested, but in my Meta you need quite much interaction to stay in the game. You can't bound Toothy but this still destroys turns and wins
Extract Having Omnipresent Oracles and more consitent Decks, this stops wins for 1 Mana
Perilous ResearchInstant 2 mana 2 cards for sacing your worst permanent. or Sacing Toothy to get more crads (The 2 from Perilous research won't count if you sac toothy, tho)
Overburden Even with Labman and Oracle in my deck, nearly doesn't harm you at all but, again, destroys Elfballs, TnT , Chulane etc
I still do play Mox opal, but often stuck without Metalcraft early.
Mystical dispute is great against blue spells. But really far from a good counter in any other case. Tale's End made it in for me
Personally I also really dislike Pact of Negation, having a Pact but Knowing you can't pay it makes it a feelsbad card for me. Free counter is great, but Losing isn't.
Careful Study went out for Perilous research, due to being Sorcery.
Copy Artifact Often relies on opponents. Maybe I'm missing something here, but a second Isochron is often Winmore for me.
i really love your deck, and I like the faces of new players in the LGS underestimating Toothy :D
2 months ago
So Scarab God is one of my favorite commanders so you're in luck. I have a lot of recommendations for you. Lets start off with creatures. Creatures: Though you want mostly zombie tribal, you do want a few largely impactful cards that you can discard into your graveyard and recast with The Scarab God . Some cards I'd recommend are Sheoldred, Whispering One , Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur , Sower of Discord <--- This card in combination with Paradox Haze + Wound Reflection make for an extremely quick kill for 2 people, Noxious Ghoul , Ghoulcaller Gisa , Eternal Skylord , Gleaming Overseer , Undead Alchemist , Corpse Connoisseur , Lord of the Accursed , Lich Lord of Unx and Gisa and Geralf
Lands: First of all your Crypt of the Eternals isn't legal in your deck as it has red mana. Now lands are usually the most expensive part of a deck but also the most important part of the deck. If you're willing to cough up the money or want to get proxies of them here's my recommendations: Cabal Coffers , Command Tower , Crypt of Agadeem , Fabled Passage , Field of the Dead , Myriad Landscape , Nephalia Drownyard , Phyrexian Tower , Polluted Delta , Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth , and Volrath's Stronghold . If you have a way of making a proxy I'd also recommend Underground Sea because this card is ridiculously expensive. Then equalize your basic lands a bit more with 13-14 swamps and 7-8 islands.
Sorceries/Instants: My recommendation is remove all of your instants and sorceries with the exception of From Under the Floorboards , Syphon Flesh , Army of the Damned and Zombie Apocalypse . Now simply replace them with Restless Dreams , Mind Bomb and Careful Study so you have more discard outlets.
Artifacts/Mana Dorks: Most of your artifacts and mana dorks are good but could use some tuning. My recommendation is to swap Dimir Locket with Dimir Signet . Swap Prismatic Lens with Arcane Signet . Swap Star Compass with Commander's Sphere . Swap Charcoal Diamond with Darksteel Ingot . Then as an alternate win condition, you can toss in a Mindcrank and Strionic Resonator to mill your opponents as they take damage and then allowing you to double Scarab Gods ability.
Enchantments: You're missing out on some amazing potential with enchantments. Keep all of the ones you have but think about replacing Monastery Siege with a Rhystic Study or The Immortal Sun . Now I'm just gonna list off a lot of enchantments for you that work wonders in this style of deck. Pick and choose which ones you want: Tortured Existence , Zombie Infestation , Curse of Disturbance , Phyrexian Arena , Grave Pact , No Mercy , Dictate of Erebos , Liliana's Mastery , Open the Graves , Rooftop Storm <-- this one is a must have. Wound Reflection and finally Grave Betrayal . Your Endless Ranks of the Dead is new to me btw and I'll definitely be adding that one into my Scarab God deck. That thing is nuts.
Lastly your Maybeboard, the only cards I'd recommend putting in is Torment of Hailfire and Grave Titan . The rest are either unnecessary or do more harm than good. Though if you do want a planeswalker I'd highly recommend Liliana, Untouched By Death . She synergizes with the deck extremely well, especially if you have Rooftop Storm on the battlefield because now you can just recast everything from your graveyard for free.
3 months 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.
3 months 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.
3 months 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.
5 months ago
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!
5 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.