Compulsive Research


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Uncommon
Commander 2014 (C14) Common
Conspiracy (CNS) Common
Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV) Common

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Compulsive Research


Target player draws three cards. Then that player discards two cards unless he or she discards a land card.

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Compulsive Research Discussion

Zephyrai on Angel/Horror Tempo

5 days ago

chilbi, thank you for your feedback. I've cut Resplendent Angel and Sorin, Grim Nemesis since they didn't really fit the theme, and moved Death Denied and Geralf's Masterpiece to the sideboard - slotting in 4 copies of Compulsive Research in their place.

chilbi on Angel/Horror Tempo

6 days ago

Sweet brew mate! I think I'd look for more ways to move cards from your hand to the graveyard. Compulsion and Attunement are budget classics and if you want to keep it Modern-legal, Compulsive Research might be for you. Cheers!

Snap157 on UB control for the wallet

3 weeks ago

1x Telepathy allows you to see what is worth countering and will use your spells wisely. Think Twice will benefit you more than Compulsive Research. I'm a little confused as to why you're running Yahenni's Expertise when it would kill your Nightveil Predator. I've found that my best control wincon for casual play is either Manor Gargoyle or Vampire Nighthawk, and i thin you could afford to lose the gearhulk

APPLE01DOJ on UB control for the wallet

3 weeks ago

I prefer Think Twice over Compulsive Research.

The think about Telepathy is its permanent and you can play 1-2 copies instead of 4x Peek.

captainamerica on UB control for the wallet

3 weeks ago

I took out Peek for Compulsive Research, and put Smother in for Reave Soul. I was playing Peek as a cantrip. Is Compulsive Research worth it being sorcery speed?

Also, is Telepathy good for this deck? I'd prefer to gain card advantage, but free information is nice.

Iehovah on UB control for the wallet

3 weeks ago

I am not sure the Reave Souls are necessary and I would like something to refill my hand in here, maybe Compulsive Research? Other than that it looks good

Durkle on Quantum Leap

4 weeks ago

Nice, flicker is fun. I play a UW Flicker deck with Sunscape Familiar and Compulsive Research and stuff. I'm of the opinion that Momentary Blink has to be better than Acrobatic Maneuver, but that's just me. Getting to recast it for extra value is better than the single card drawn every day of the week, and it's 1 less mana for the initial cast.

Part of me doesn't want to divulge one of my secrets, but another part of me kinda does... Gulf Squid is incredible. With blink effects behind it you just get to completely tap them down on their upkeep, which is usually either a Silence at worst or a Time Walk at best. Paired with Ghostly Flicker and Mnemonic Wall, they never get to use their lands again except on their upkeep. Fun stuff.

supercaptainpow on Mimeoplasm Multiplayer Mill

1 month ago

Frantic Search can replace Compulsive Research. Any main/sub goal(s) to accomplish when playing this deck?

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