Cruel Tutor

Cruel Tutor


Search your library for a card, then shuffle your library and put that card on top of it. You lose 2 life.

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Portal (POR) Rare

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Format Legality
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Limited Legal
Duel Commander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Legacy Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Highlander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Cruel Tutor Discussion

jaymc1130 on Dralnu Oracle Consultation

1 month ago

Looking sweet. I'd still probably cut that Cruel Tutor for any land to get that land count up to 28 since this isn't a deck that's going to be quite as reliably fast as some of it's competition and making sure to make land drops will really help the deck out in the longer affairs where it has some value engine advantages. A 3 mana card disadvantage tutor to top is a bit lackluster in most situations because of how slow and resource intensive it is. It's a card that's liable to create situations where you lose just for casting it at times because you won't be able to interact or threaten interaction that makes opponents think twice before trying something.

Lemme know how she performs for you in the next 10 games or so and give us some feedback on which changes had what sorts of impacts! Constant evaluation of performance and tweaking based on the results is how a list gets fine tuned to perfection over the course of 100 or 200 games.

DemMeowsephs on X is greater than Y

1 month ago

Personally, I would reccomend Tutors. You can go infinite with the two untap auras which you have, but why not add cards that search for those? By tutoring for those auras you can get infinite mana, and thus cast one huge X spell. It may be hard to find cuts, but remember, each tutor can find you infinite mana. I'd say that's worth it.

RecklessFable on Die Last or Die Trying

3 months ago

Wow, I never knew about Cruel Tutor. I love the flavor scale from Cruel to Grim.
But yeah, I watched you play on MTG Muddstah and loved the extra style points in spin-tossing the Phase onto other people's boards.

Brutal_B on Hop in! We're going for a ride!

4 months ago

Well you got the black tutors of course: Demonic Tutor, Diabolic Tutor Vampiric Tutor, Grim Tutor, Cruel Tutor.

You can use cards like Fabricate, Whir of Invention, Tezzeret the Seeker to search for an artifact (like a vehicle).

As far as counters go, I don't play many and when I do it's to protect my stuff. You can never go wrong with Counterspell. I like Rebuff the Wicked, Disallow, Cancel, Dissipate, Unwind,Countersquall, Absorb. That new Fierce Guardianship is pretty cool.

SquirrelPenguin on Ayara Reassembling Combo

5 months ago

Nice, one thing I might suggest is some more tutors to tutor up some of the combo pieces. The ones not in here already in black are: Booster Tutor to open a pack of Core Set 2019 for Reassembling Skeleton or a pack of Invasion or Fifth Edition for Initiates of the Ebon Hand or Bog Initiate, or Amonkhet for Embalmer's Tools, or the respective pack for any of the combo pieces, if you want to play casual and your playgroup allows silver-bordered cards. Also: Cruel Tutor, Diabolic Tutor, Grim Tutor, or Rhystic Tutor. Also some possibilities for some card draw to get pieces of the combo are: Aladdin's Lamp, Book of Rass, and Conch Horn. This link has some more card draw. Ignore the multicolored cards as I forgot to exclude colors on the gatherer.

CryingTomahawk on Kess Consultation Core

7 months ago

PorterRobinson There's really no such thing as replacements for those cards, unfortunately. Day's Undoing is the closest thing effect and cmc wise to Timetwister, but ending your turn immediately is a significant downside.

Land wise, you could look at Blood Crypt/Luxury Suite/Sulfurous Springs for Badlands, as well as Shivan Reef for Volcanic Island. The BFZ lands or the Shadow lands could be used in a pinch as well I suppose, since they are fetchable but come with conditions to enter untapped (and don't come in U/R combinations).

As for replacing Imperial Seal, you could look at Cruel Tutor or Wishclaw Talisman.

jwhitehorn on Skittles

11 months ago

Continued from previously..

  1. Drop Necropede and add Solemn Simulacrum - land filtering, card draw, & chump blocker for a CMC of 4!
  2. Drop Star Compass - this is a slower, less useful Sol Ring (which you already have).
  3. Add Black Sun's Zenith - this can be a very budget friendly sweeper.
  4. I'm not sure how expensive is too expensive for your tastes, but you need more tutors. Demonic Tutor && Cruel Tutor are options on the cheaper side (as far as useful tutors go).
  5. Not budget, but certainly half the price of the previous suggestions... add Necropotence if you can. You have 40 life, use that as a resource. With the help of Reliquary Tower (which you should add regardless) you can old on to great cards.

Stardragon on

1 year ago

Demarge I see now what you were going for and yes im tutor heavy and I may add more tutors such as Cruel Tutor , Vampiric Tutor , Grim Tutor and maybe Rhystic Tutor , but i'm not sure yet. And while you didn't mean Spellbook exactly it still a 0 drop that gives unlimited hand size granted it doesn't give mana like Reliquary Tower or Thought Vessel does and as such there would be my first choose Reliquary over vessel due to lands being slightly harder to get rid of. But I'm not sure on Doomsday as its powerful but it leaves only 5 turns before I lose the game due to my library being exiled, Unless i misunderstood the ruling on D-Day.

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