Chemister's Insight


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) Uncommon

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Chemister's Insight


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Chemister's Insight Discussion

Sprinklshine on Casual-Comp Ur-Dragon Deck v5.0: Flying Lizards

4 days ago

Honestly might want to consider dropping some of the extra land per turn cards like exploration as they are usually only helpful if played early on before you have dumped most of your lands. Oracle of Mul Daya is okay because it helps you rifle through your deck to find more gas and not top deck lands as often, but cards like Exploration do very little if played after turn four or something. Additionally, the open spot could be spend on another powerful dragon or perhaps a strong draw engine card like Chemister's Insight or Windfall , both of which could help to find more gas.

13_Aces on Grixis reanimate

1 week ago

Awesome deck, although if you cut red out and made it more Dimir midrange-ey it becomes a lot more consistent, and way cheaper since you don't have to pay for a tri-color manabase. Plus like Chemister's Insight works REALLY well, as you can discard it if you don't have a creature to discard to Chart a Course . Keep up the great work!

Demarge on Always Standard Discard

1 week ago

This is unlikely the deck for Drill Bit , Oath of Kaya is functionally a much more versatile card for the format atm, it kills most aggressive creatures, punishes loose opposing planeswalker play, and puts you up on a higher health total, I'll have to admit the bellhaunts are likely too heavy white to really be consistent, the mild bolas impression is nice sometimes, but he's also more for the Command the Dreadhorde variants of esper control.

You may enjoy Disinformation Campaign as a discard spell that cantrips and can do so again later.

As a deck with kefnet you may want to run 3-4 Opt and 1-2 Chemister's Insight to dip into more miracle chances on your opponent's turn, not only do they help kefnet when it's on the field but they also help you get back to him.

Now I have to admit, your sideboard is likely a mess, without a 5-12 The Rack s your mainboard is likely already overflowing with discard spells that you'll see dead draws too often. fit spells that mess with the decks that are pummeling you Lazotep Plating I'll admit is kind of my pet card to play as a more reactive hexproof that will also save your creatures/planeswalkers, the amass 1 can also stop some x/1 bodies. Mortify is likely going to be better than tower in most cases your opponent has hexproof from a leyline while also being a kill spell, Cry of the Carnarium is likely also going to be quite important for the format.

Conartistry on Niv-Mizzet, Parun

2 weeks ago

Love to see another Niv-Mizzet deck!

But I have some questions about what you have here.

Why run Finale of Revelation ? Stroke of Genius can win games for more, and Pull from Tomorrow is an instant at the cost of discarding a card. Either (or both) seems better than Finale.

Since you aren't running many fetches, I think you could afford to cut Brainstorm for Impulse or maybe Sleight of Hand (or Search for Azcanta  Flip which I see in your maybe board).

I don't think Counterflux is all that great, it's really color heavy for a glorified cancel 80% of the time. If storm or control are common in your meta than disregard and keep going.

Ionize does seem rather weak though, I think Counterspell is an easy swap.

How is Consecrated Sphinx doing for you? I'm considering adding him to my own list but I'm not sure if he is better than a Chemister's Insight .

Clear the Mind may be less mana intensive, but I think Learn from the Past is better since it doubles as grave hate in a pinch.

AEtherize never felt great to me, have you considered Starstorm or Earthquake as more permanent control options instead?

How frequently do you actually need Reliquary Tower ? It seems really overkill in most cases especially when your wincon is Dramatic Scepter. Also tapping for colorless when the commander costs is painful.

Isn't Thousand-Year Storm really unnecessary? Sure you get infinite storm with dramatic scepter, but why not just run Grapeshot or Brain Freeze at that point?

How's Keranos, God of Storms doing? He seems painfully slow for the odd chance to bolt.

All in all, I do like the deck. Props for not defaulting to the Curiosity Combo Niv is infamous for! If you're interested, here's my own decklist, though it's still a work in progress, any suggestions are more than welcome: Mad Science with a bit of Control

velocirafa on Izzet Labs Inc.

4 weeks ago

So I’ve ran other cards to help with the draw like Radical Idea and Opt , but there really wasn’t a need for them because a Goblin Electromancer would usually help dish out a Chemister's Insight or Ral's Outburst when I need cards. It helps to have the jump-start with Insight as well.

MattyPatty on Predatory Mill

1 month ago

I would cut Radical Idea For Enter the God-Eternals , more mill + removal + lifegain + 4/4. Cut one Chemister's Insight to add another Drowned Secrets , Then use Vraska's Contempt in the sideboard instead of Murder if budget is not a problem. Definitely add more lands, 21 is way too low, 23 at least.

lucrone on Dimir Pterry Control

1 month ago

Thanks for the feedback. His deck is very similar, I believe I saw that at one point before throwing this together.

I agree it may be too much draw. I find myself siding 1 or 2 Discovery / Dispersal out most match ups, so maybe it should get cut for more removal in the main board. I'll test it out.

I tried Chemister's Insight a good bit, but its viability has gone down with a lot of decks running Narset, Parter of Veils and Teferi, Time Raveler . Namely Command the Dreadhorde decks, Bant midrange, etc.

FastIsFaster on R/G Monstars

2 months ago

Firebending V1.0 Here is my decklist. A few highlights:

Removal: Shock , Lightning Strike , and Ral's Outburst almost always go to creatures (in non-control matchups). God-Eternal Kefnet can allow for double spells for cheap cost, especially when it hits Ral's Outburst .

Card Advantage: Chemister's Insight is probably the crowd favorite, but in a deck where there are four copies of Risk Factor , opponents can quickly be in a pinch between taking damage or allowing card draw. Outburst gets a mention here, as do Niv-Mizzet, Parun and Chandra, Fire Artisan

Planeswalkers: Resolving Ral, Storm Conduit and Chandra, Fire Artisan creates a great synergy, where +2 Ral allows you to scy a more playable card for Chandra +1. Both can win games if they are allowed to stick around

Creatures: untapping with Niv-Mizzet, Parun out is ususally bad news for opponents. Casting Risk Factor with Niv is backbreaking. God-Eternal Kefnet is a persistent threat with great stats and abilities.

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Chemister's Insight occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.71%

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All decks: 0.01%