Curious Obsession


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Rivals of Ixalan (RIX) Uncommon

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Curious Obsession

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and has "Whenever this creature deals combat damage to a player, you may draw a card."

At the beginning of your end step, if you didn't attack with a creature this turn, sacrifice Curious Obsession.

Curious Obsession Discussion

EchoScorch on Mono Blue Aggro War of sparks

2 days ago

Augur is an interesting edition, however I do not like Eternal Skylord in the sideboard. The CMC is very high for a very meh ability, and you are not going to be casting it until turn 6+ as you always want to have protection up, and by that point in the game if you are winning you should have the game on lock with Curious Obsession and counter spells.

Also, has Spellkeeper Weird been any good? It takes a five mana development but it can get an instant back at instant speed, and possibly hold the ground down? And have you considered Surge Mare ? It is an extremely flexible and potent card that has caused me to lose games.

lagotripha on Central Intelligence

5 days ago

I'm not a huge fan of Mark of the Vampire when compared to other modern enchantments- most of the non-boggle auras are 1 drops that replace themselves ( Rancor , Curious Obsession / Curiosity etc).

If you desperately need lifegain, specific sideboard options should be more reliable- Fountain of Renewal is decent.

I'd look at alternative counter sources for Thoughtbound Phantasm and try to back it up with other efficient 1 and 2 drop threats. Blue actually has a few of these which are pretty decent- Cloudfin Raptor , Benthic Biomancer , Cosi's Trickster , Dimir Spybug , Nivmagus Elemental and Thrummingbird are all worth testing. Backing them up with some Tezzeret's Gambit can push through a lot of damage when backed by your current disruption.

BubbleMatrix2357 on Pumping Off Tetsuko

6 days ago

That's correct musicman3310, but it's worked well anyway despite that in the dozen or so games I've played so far on Arena. I typically get it on a flyer or Mist-Cloak. I am open to replacing that slot though. Maybe more control or creature wipes or card draw in the 3 Curious Obsession slots instead? What do you think?

Saerki on The Crew of the Black Pearl: Dimir Piracy [GRN]

6 days ago

I have been UB pirates on Arena the last few weeks and I seriously consider Curious Obsession one of the best cards in it. Also Siren's Ruse as a mean to re-enter Hostage Taker in longer games has turned the tide many a times. I'd personally run CO over Treasure Map  Flip as a card advantage.

musicman3310 on Pumping Off Tetsuko

6 days ago

Curious Obsession would pump the creatures beyond being unblockable, wouldn't it?

BS-T on Lost - a challenge of ...

2 weeks ago

OK so I'd not been active on TO for a little while and after clearing up a bunch of notifications I popped over to my list of decks to find.... this nonsense:

I'd titled the list: "Lost".

Now. I'm pretty sure I've only stuck a 5c commander into the list because I had to put something, however, I now have no memory or idea what I was thinking of or where this was going - any thoughts on what my connection was!!??

gnizz00 on Ultra Budget Glue Deck (standard)

3 weeks ago

Looks sweet! Simic is one of the more interesting colour combinations!

Just looking at the deck I have several cheap cards that spring to mind:

Merfolk Trickster - would combo well with Merfolk Mistbinder .

Opt could work, for you to cycle through your deck quickly. With 24 lands in such a fast-paced deck, controlling your draws will allow you to keep up tempo. An end of turn Opt gives you super-high value. Scry 1, draw one, and draw another on your turn.

Pteramander is also a potential heavy hitter that can be dropped turn 1, and quickly be transformed into a 5/5 flyer.

Have you thought about counterspells? Essence Capture and Negate are some great cards that are cheap and effective.

Dive Down has already been recommended, so no need to go into that.

Was also thinking Curious Obsession . Don't know how well it would play in your deck though, but throwing one on a Mist-Cloaked Herald turn two, you'll start building up your ward much faster than your opponent.

Overall, I think it looks like a sweet deck! Love the straightforward and simple design, no wacky combos or complicated mechanics. It's a cheap deck that can win games, I like it!

Akromathia on The Unblockables

4 weeks ago

Oh yes! And I forgot! Check the mana base! The average cmc of your deck is just 2.03, which is pretty low, might be no point on running 24 lands.

Experiment with 22 lands and see how it goes, my bet is that you will not feel any difference (specially with Curious Obsession feeding you cards every turn), and this could open more space to maybe get in Light Up the Stage which could help to accelerate the deck even more.

Have a good day :D

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Curious Obsession occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.22%

Blue: 6.8%