Curator of Mysteries


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander 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.)

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Curator of Mysteries Discussion

Darth_Savage on Rise from the Tides

1 week ago

Hi AlphaLiberator98

The best way to speed the process up is one drop spells like Opt, Thought Scour, Vapor Snag, Piracy Charm, Gigadrowse and everyone's favourite Serum Visions. You want to take advantage of having spells in your graveyard, so playing cheap one drops helps.

You also need to think about how your deck functions without your enablers (Baral/Homunculus) in the same way the decks which run Baral and Goblin Electromancer do, the most expensive spells they cast are normally four mana and have storm... I think you need an alternative wincon, maybe Thing in the Ice  Flip or Curator of Mysteries as more traditional finishers, possibly Nivmagus Elemental since the cast trigger would still take effect...

Ogoki on Esper Cycling

1 week ago

Yeah Vile Manifestation and Key to the City worked well when the deck was all cyclers. Striped Riverwinder Curator of Mysteries Lurching Rotbeast at 4 each and then all the spells to go with it. This made it easy to hit enough creatures for God Pharoahs gift and then the vile manifestation was a beating. With all that stuff maybe hes just a decent blocker for 2 mana. Plus you can cycle at instant speed, or use the key, to mess with combat.

ZookNingel on Search for the Lockness Monster

1 month ago

I don't know much about modern but Nezahal, Primal Tide fits the name, works with Curator of Mysteries and is good in a control matchup.

KINGofORESKOS on New perspectives Combo STD

1 month ago

It's never a true cycling deck with Curator of Mysteries. Other suggestions are Hollow One, Archfiend of Ifnir, and maybe a Regal Caracal, just to hold the line. I love how you use Approach of the Second Sun as a win condition. I made a similar deck, and you can check it out below for more suggestions. Nice deck, keep up the good work, hope my suggestions help!

The Official Tricycle Deck

Modern daNoodalz


magicsheep on The Approach of the Evil Tricycle

1 month ago

Seems like a modern deck (also, its U/B/W instead [I think?]). If you publish it as modern, if you scroll down you will be able to see if it truly is modern legal. Some suggestions: Search for Azcanta  Flip can work well with Abandoned Sarcophagus, and can help you dig for answers. Also, consider at least sideboarding God-Pharoah's Gift for the following reason. With God-Pharoah's Gift, you will probably want at least 1 Refurbish. Thus, if you cycle something such as Curator of Mysteries, you can bring it back as a 4/4 token. Finally, a powerful finisher that you dig for (or tutor) can help you create a more solid win condition. Right now, (correct me if I'm wrong), your win condition is to use Archfiend of Ifnir to destroy your opponent's creatures and then use your smaller creatures to attack for lots of damage. However, consider adding 1 or more Torrential Gearhulk, The Scarab God, or an Archangel Avacyn  Flip to finish off your weakened opponents. Good_luck_daNoodalz


1 month ago

discountspectre- Great start to an awesome deck. It seems that you have mixed in a few cycling cards, such as Hieroglyphic Illumination and Countervailing Winds, so you might as well capitalize on that. Also, to revive Nezahal, Primal Tide and to play Champion of Wits, you must discard 2-3 cards. So, adding 1-2 cards to work with that would be a good idea. I would definitely add Curator of Mysteries, and maybe Hollow One or Drake Haven. Great start to an excellent deck, keep up the good work, and I hope my suggestions help! Plus, they're all in Standard!

Wood_Elemental on Azorius Cycling

1 month ago

This is a strong deck in the format right now but where this list falls short on is the removal. you need at least 3 copies of both Fumigate and Settle the Wreckage. That is because mono red aggro, mono black aggro, red/black aggro red/green monsters, etc. are some of the biggest deck in standard right now. I would do -1 Abandoned Sarcophagus and -2 Nimble Obstructionist for 1 Curator of Mysteries, one settle and one Fumigate. Other than that's looks perfect, and hope you have the best of luck with it!

xxxavo on zurr blink

2 months ago

Looking at the deck it seems your main focus of the deck is an enchantment deck, with a sub theme of ETB effects, as well as Cycling. In my opinion the Cycling portion doesn't look so great in the deck so instead I would try to focus more on the enchantment and ETB side's of the deck.

Add the following

  1. Banishing Light
  2. Oblivion Ring
  3. Sphere of Safety
  4. Sigil of the Empty Throne
  5. Search for azcanta
  6. Seal of Cleansing
  7. Eldrazi Displacer
  8. Hour of Revelation

Remove These

  1. War Priest of Thune
  2. Decree of Justice
  3. Archfiend of Ifnir
  4. Architects of Will
  5. Curator of Mysteries
  6. Nimble Obstructionist
  7. Vizier of Tumbling Sands
  8. Akroma's Vengeance
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