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Curator of Mysteries
Creature — Sphinx
Whenever you cycle or discard another card, scry 1.
Cycling (, Discard this card: Draw a card.)
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Curator of Mysteries Discussion
6 days ago
Well this looks a lot different than it did yesterday :)
Cheap cycling like on Censor is a good way to enable Faith even without the Oil. It's too bad we don't have creatures like Noose Constrictor and Olivia's Dragoon anymore that can discard any number of cards at will. Blue does have a nice amount of Cycling cards that have double duty, and combining them with Abandoned Sarcophagus might be worth looking into. Curator of Mysteries is a nice big Flyer that lets your scry all the time and if you stay in these colors you could even have Drake Haven as a secondary option to take advantage of cycling and discarding to hand size. I have pretty much all the good Blue cycling interactions that use those cards in a Sphinx Tribal deck that you could look at and see if there are interactions you might like there. This Deck Sphinx. I like the idea of combining both things, that could really be effective.
2 weeks ago
Blue offers me kill speed, with only Jund as an option I'm forced to use more creatures like Deadshot Minotaur which are just pathetic. Curator of Mysteries is highly evasive and the combo with Horror of the Broken Lands is unbelievably powerful. Striped Riverwinder is just a beast at 5/5 and having hexproof to boot is incredible.
Archfiend of Ifnir was originally in Monstrous Carabid's spot but got replaced due to speed. Cycle is hard on this deck because its goal is to go off faster with more power in the graveyard than Jund LE. I sacrificed resiliency for speed in Game 1 and in game 2 we have different options than most people expect so I can clear out their hate easier. Wear / Tear being able to hit Rest in Peace and Blood Moon is huge.
3 weeks ago
Titanco Understandable for the Aggro thing, I did forget to put midrange in the list of tags to replace aggro after I modified this. It used to be much more in br, with avg cmc at about 2.3 or something lower. I do appreciate your suggestions for Hollow One and Curator of Mysteries. My only problem right now is figuring out what to take out for them. Any ideas?
3 weeks ago
I personally don't really understand how this deck can be aggro. The deck's average converted manacost is 2.7 and most of your cards fall into 3 cmc. Cycling also wants you to leave mana open to pass for cycling, further slowing you down from playing your threats aggressively. You also run cards like drake haven and abandoned sarcophagus, which require some turns to get value from. Hazoret is also a weird inclusion as you dont have any particular way of reducing your hand size and your deck doesn't have the curve to get her online on turn 4. Board wipes are also a bit odd in an aggro deck, as you'd want to be the one playing creatures.
If you want to make the cycling plan work though, I'd recommend focusing a bit more on discard, as it is usually cheaper to do, get hazoret online quicker, and still triggers your cycling-matters cards. Another suggestion would be to run Hollow One as it could allow you to make explosive turn were you could get up to three Hollow One s in one turn. I'd also recommend running cards with cheaper cycling costs, as they should give you more flexibility. One cheap cycler i had in mind in particular was Horror of the Broken Lands, and maybe Curator of Mysteries for that matter. Claim // Fame might also be a good card if you get the curve lower.
Best wishes with the deck!
3 weeks ago
i would cut Curator of Mysteries and 1 Nimble Obstructionist in favor of Duskborne Skymarcher also i would cut the Slash of Talons and Farm / Market in favor of 1 more Aerial Responder 3 Cast Out and 2 Glimmer of Genius. -1 Cast Out in sideboard in favor of 1 more Skywhaler's Shot
1 month ago
uh, i'm not sure if your aware of this but if you are this deck is terrible. So you know how you have a playset of Curator of Mysteries well you can't cycle them because you have no islands or lands that produce blue mana.
1 month ago
Hey there! Sweet deck!
I would recommend running at least some form of removal, maybe Oust, Condemn, or Path to Exile (or Swords to Plowshares if you don't care about Modern legality). On a separate note, Curator of Mysteries is a great flier (even if you don't have any cycling cards), as is Conundrum Sphinx, which obviously gets better if you play Serum Visions, which coincidentally is another card I'd highly recommend for your deck. As for removals, I'd take out Angel's Mercy, Mindshrieker, Roc Egg, Aven Fleetwing, and possibly Wild Griffin as well.
In any case, I hope this helps! Have fun!