Compulsive Research

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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

Sorcery

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

Compulsive Research Discussion

Electrofist on Pir and toothies counter cabinet *PRIMER*

3 days ago

yo TheMillKid thanks for your suggestions!

Rogue's Passage is a nice idea, and not so prone to be removed. Included! Key to the City is ok, i guess- it does a bit of everything. I shall consider it for later use but right now, i cant find a slot for it.The draw ability is a bit expensive and conditional... hmmm

As for Ideas Unbound , Concentrate , Harmonize im not convinced. I dont like the idea of sorcery speed card draw. So, it try to avoid that if possible- better to play it EOT. Tezzeret's Gambit is sorc speed too, but low cost and provides additional value through proliferate.

Breakthrough is nice because of the fact that it provides Draw trigger for really low mana cost. So i consider it after the next few games... very possible inclusion!

Careful Consideration is exactly what i need! Similar to Breakthrough and instant speed! Included!

Cephalid Coliseum well i need a copy of it! Nice! Will Include!

Compulsive Research is a bit tricky. I need early lands and run a bit few... ill keep it in mind!

Ordeal of Thassa multipurpose. Included!

Song of the Dryads reincluded. U convinced me. In Fact, i consider Imprisoned in the Moon too...

TheMillKid on Pir and toothies counter cabinet *PRIMER*

1 week ago

I think KayneMarco has a good point about cards like Rogue's Passage . Key to the City is another good option, since it's cheap, and actually can provide a bit of additional card advantage.

Some extra low-cost draw spells to pump Toothy could be Ideas Unbound , Concentrate , Harmonize , Ancestral Vision , Breakthrough (although this one has a big downside), Careful Consideration , Cephalid Coliseum , Compulsive Research , and Ordeal of Thassa . On a related note, Thassa, God of the Sea would be another good addition, smoothing your draws with scry while also providing another way to make Toothy unblockable.

I honestly believe Song of the Dryads is one of the most powerful removal spells around, because turning a commander into a Forest just invalidates them until the enchantment is destroyed (because their forest general isn't destroyed by cards like Wrath of God ).

Happy Brewing!

18ths on Taigam, copypasta mastah

2 months ago

Thanks for suggestions! Monastery Mentor is probably out of my budget right now, but I would slam dunk him to this deck if I had one.

I actually had Aetherflux Reservoir in this deck, but personally I grew tired of it because it was in nearly every deck in my playgroup back then. My friend once died to it four times in a row in a single day. ;)

Im not sure how I missed Rootborn Defenses (as I'm always mad at Artful Dodge not being an instant). And Myriad Landscape because I put it in nearly all my 2 color decks. But ramp actually feels okay in this deck, I have no problems casting my pricier spells, so I would probably put Wayfarer's Bauble only to replace other, worse ramp spell.

I'm a bit torn on cantrips. Sure, Brainstorm is hell of a card, and its a great spell either if your situation is bad or good. But I feel that some Divination-like cards like Compulsive Research may not be as good as a cantrip when on you are on topdeck, their ceiling is much, much higher in a deck when you can consistently cast it again for free. I actually changed Cultural Exchange for Fact or Fiction recently, but I was too lazy to update the deck here too. ;)

Maybe I should experiment and try how this deck would work if I replaced all those draw cards with cantrips.

DoIStillLoveIt on Literature of the Multiverse - Book Tribal

2 months ago

Hey, I saw your deck on Commander Vs. I have a similar deck, and here's some suggestions from it: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/book-club-2/?cb=1544209834

Demonic Tutor, Inspired Sphinx, Compulsive Research

Zephyrai on Angel/Horror Tempo

3 months 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

3 months 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 months 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

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Compulsive Research occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Blue: 0.1%

U/R (Izzet): 0.06%