Curator of Mysteries


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Amonkhet (AKH) Rare

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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.)

Curator of Mysteries Discussion

HobbyGamer007 on Chromium, The Esper Bogle

4 months ago

Nice Deck!

Archfiend of Ifnir and Curator of Mysteries could be interesting.

Bateserade on +1/+1 Simic Victory

5 months ago

PlatinumOne you are very right. I completely missed the total count. I've dropped out the following 3 cards to bring it down:

  • Curator of Mysteries : It was nice to cycle it for card draw, but I've got quite a bit of draw without him.

  • Sphinx of Foresight : 4 mana for a 4/4 flyer is nice, but it didn't really add anything to the deck outside of that.

  • Gateway Plaza : I have a command tower in there, which does what this does,but infinitely better. Was happy to take this out.

I will definitely look to add Solidarity of Heroes , that would be amazing in there. I'm also not completely sold on Zegana as the commander and may put in Vorel of the Hull Clade instead, and put Zegana in the 99.

Any other suggestions you might have, I'm open to hear them.

Bateserade on +1/+1 Simic Victory

5 months ago

Big Update: Added in some cards that I already had. Took out some cards I felt didn't contribute enough to the +1/+1 counters, or I had cards which did what the card did, but better. Also adding in both Nissa and Champion of Rhonas may allow me to cheat out some of my more expensive spells, saving mana for adapting those already on the field.



goldlion on Baral Ultra Budget Hate

7 months ago

After reading your commander I immediately went to the list for a madness deck I'm working on. Here's some cards I could see that might fit. I especially like the idea of playing off the discard.

longmuiryan on WUB Discard

10 months ago

Have you considered a cycling theme? It really synergizes well with discard. Some Suggestions: Drake Haven, New Perspectives,Archfiend of Ifnir, Curator of Mysteries, Cast Out

TriusMalarky on New Perspectives/Approach

11 months ago

Definitely go up to 2 or 3 Approach at least, and because of the fact that New Perspectives works so well with Cycling I'm assuming at least 15-20 of your cards can be Cycled(using Cast Out, Hieroglyphic Illumination, and the lands such as Irrigated Farmland, etc.)

The thing is, if you are running 4 each of Cast Out, Censor, and Hieroglyphic Illumination, and running 22 lands(taking 2 out for 2 more Approach) you have an almost guaranteed chance to get the lands to get a t6 New Perspectives. Running Curator of Mysteries and Compelling Argument also add more 1-mana Cycle effects, maybe using 1-2 Opt if you have space, Countervailing Winds because it's a decent counterspell, and depending on your colors using Archfiend of Ifnir, Shefet Monitor, and Haze of Pollen(as well as the Amonkhet Cycling duals) can give you an easier path to victory. On the side, Archfiend and Curator are alternate win cons as they are decent sized flyers for the mana.

On the side, I'd run 1-2 copies of Abandoned Sarcophagus as it can let you utilize cards like Cast Out and Haze of Pollen that you cycled earlier in the game to get another handle on the game. Also use that one card that cycles and gives you 2 life, that can help seal the deal against your opponent.

I personally might consider using the M19(if you're playing Standard with this deck, which I assume you are) card that mimics Sphinx's Tutelage. 1, maybe 2 copies add yet another win con that can easily crush your opponent with a New Perspectives on the field.

Mxyzptlk on Chromium, the Mad

1 year ago

I'm planning to build Chromium too, and I've been looking at the cards from Amonkhet that do things "whenever you cycle or discard a card," like Archfiend of Ifnir, Curator of Mysteries, Drake Haven, and Shadowstorm Vizier. (There are otherse too, but imo these are the best ones) That way you can capitalize off of every discard.

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