Curator of Mysteries


Format Legality
Standard Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Vintage Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Amonkhet 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

WItC on Budget Beginner Teaching Decks (#5 Blue)

18 hours ago

Thanks maxon, that is a great card, and your points are right on. Rise from the Tides is awkward in the deck.

Cryptic Serpent would serve a similar role as Curator of Mysteries, but keeps the graveyard spell synergy. On the other hand, the Sphinx has cycle, which I was hoping to include somewhere in the set, and I was also hoping to include the sphinx creature type. Nice art on the serpent thought. I'll playtest the serpent, and ultimately, I think both stand as reasonable improvements over the rise.

tedaboy159 on First Foray Into Standard - ...

5 days ago

Curator of Mysteries does not fit here I don't think. I would run more copies of Bedlam Reveler. Cathartic Reunion is great for these decks.

Hyperalgialysis on U/R Crazy, It'll Never Work 2.0

6 days ago

Mercurial Geists will work better for you than Curator of Mysteries drop Cryptic Serpent for 2 Sphinx of the Final Word toss in some counterspells for the sideboard like Negate and Remove Soul. Glimmer of Genius is much stronger for your deck than Hieroglyphic Illumination but since you are running Fevered Visions you may want to cut down on the draw and put in 2 more copies and run more bounce effects like Baral's Expertise and Select for Inspection. Your deck is far from bad, but it looks like you are trying to go 2 different directions. If you want to win with creatures, run more prowess and pump spells. If you want to control the board run the 4 Fevered Visions with some burn and bounce effects. In either case a few Turn Aside will protect your stuff from removal and be worthy of main deck inclusion. Dont forget Rise from the Tides either. It is a game ender and if you wait long enough to cast you can keep up mana for a counter to protect your army. Summary Dismissal and Unsubstantiate are both very useful as well since they don't counter. Good luck

CaptSillva on Baral Maniac

1 week ago

You should really try getting some value out of Baral's discard ability. Frantic Search is great since it will cost 1 less making it gain you a mana while digging you deeper it also combos with High Tide effects, Broken Concentration, Circular Logic, Obsessive Search, Welcome to the Fold, Nagging Thoughts, and Curator of Mysteries all let you cash in on discarding cards.

Seems like a major flavor fail not to have Disallow in this deck. Also if you have the budget for it, Cryptic Command is a must have.

You could also consider more mana ramp cards like Caged Sun, Gauntlet of Power, and Extraplanar Lens.

Hjaltrohir on Trying to build a drake ...

2 weeks ago

I have really loved playing with a slightly modified Temur Drakes list that Tolarian Community College made a tech on a couple weeks back. Link Here

With regards to your decks, it sort of seems like you're mashing up control and cycling into one archetype. I would go all out for greater success (e.g: -2 Torrential Gearhulk, -3 Disallow, -1 Essence Scatter, -1 Negate, -2 Fumigate, +2 Curator of Mysteries, +3 Forsake the Worldly, +4 Renewed Faith) to give you greater consistency and more Drake Haven targets. Good luck!

zenbeni on Delver in the Ice

3 weeks ago

No Manamorphose as cantrip / manafix / trigger for Thing in the Ice  Flip? Maybe it is too expensive for your budget build. Cryptic Serpent is also available now or Curator of Mysteries as cycling is useful, maybe a fair replacement for Hooting Mandrills as you need cards in your graveyard? Not sure if better but 5 delve cards seem a lot to me.Ravenous Trap is usually better than Relic of Progenitus in the side.Other creatures as one-trick can be tried as Erayo, Soratami Ascendant and Hope of Ghirapur.

Anyway nice deck!

crocs on Double Gearhulk Control

4 weeks ago

Angel of Sanctions, Aethersquall Ancient, Sphinx of the Final Word and Approach of the Second Sun would all be appropriate alternate wincons for a deck like this. Less prototypical control wincons might include Curator of Mysteries, Glyph Keeper, or Brisela, Voice of Nightmares.

I'd up to the full playset of Glimmer of Genius if you're going to play Confiscation Coup--I mean, why not? I'd consider Pull from Tomorrow over the remaining two copies of Hieroglyphic Illumination for the big grip refills. Cast Out or Stasis Snare would be a good addition to this deck as well.

bobtoll on Resounding Kek

1 month ago

I hadn't thought about Curator of Mysteries before. It's definitely going into my Tron version of the deck (link here, if you're curious).

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