Curious Obsession


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom 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

hungry000 on It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... a lion?

1 day ago

Thanks! The reason I don't include Squad Hawk is because I prefer interaction over value in an aggro deck like this. Hawk wouldn't, for example, be able to protect your Pride of the Clouds from a Path like Spellstutter Sprite can. Tempo plays like that help you eke out wins, plus there are already a few value-generating cards like Curious Obsession , Vesperlark and Smuggler's Copter in the deck.

multimedia on Fuck You Blues

4 weeks ago

Hey, saw your forum topic asking for help. If one of your first Commander decks well done.

Consider more cards that can help blue devotion, give you value when your creatures are unblockable or be upgrades for cards here? Budget cards ($4 or less each) to consider adding:

If you like some of these suggestions I offer more help to make cuts. Good luck with your deck.

Femme_Fatale on Artwork Variations, Promo System, and ...

1 month ago

Hello, it's time for me to finally be able to make an update about all these features regarding alternate art variations and how we've implemented them across the site. They have all been in the workshop for a while and it's time for me to spread the news of their existence!

First, we have simple Artwork Variations, some of you probably already know how to use these as they are in the Formatting Tips (link right below the comment button) and have appeared in various locations.

An artwork variation can be linked in two different ways, either via its card number, or its gatherer/wotc ID. The card number is the collectors number that is unique to every card (and for the most part every art variation) in any given product. They are shown in the bottom left portion of any M15 border card, or the bottom middle of any pre-M15 border. The gatherer/wotc ID is the final number (presently ranging from 1-6 digits) that is at the end of every url of a given printing on gatherer.

The syntax to link to a specific art variation is as follows:

[Cardname (TLA:Card number)]
[Cardname (TLA:Gatherer ID)]

[[Rakdos Guildgate (RNA:255)]]
[[Rakdos Guildgate (RNA:457400)]]

Resulting in:

(TLA is "third letter acronym" for any given product)

Next we have the new promo system!

This promo system is designed with one goal in mind: To make sure that everything can fit under one set code: our promo code being 000. The reason for this is that no store front or card database can agree on what kind of promo something is or what the code for that promo is, nor do they always list every promo possible. Thusly we wanted everything under one set page so that it is easy for every user no matter how new to magic they are, to be able to link to a promo set.

In this, the promo system works as follows: All promos go under the promo set, and are listed chronologically, with the card number displaying that data. There is no gatherer ID simply because for 98% of promos, one doesn't exist.

As an example: There are three promos for Evolving Wilds . There's the 2012 FNM promo, the 2015 Tarkir Dragonfury promo, and the 2018 Rivals of Ixalan League promo. While this would be an easy case to just use the year of release date, on the very rare chance that a card gets multiple promos in one year, simply going up by one chronologically makes the system more robust.

[[Evolving Wilds (000:1)]]
[[Evolving Wilds (000:2)]]
[[Evolving Wilds (000:3)]]

Note that the initial entry for any given promo should be the earliest version or the version that has the lowest collectors number, such that (000) should be the same as (000:1). If (000) is not the earliest version then that means we simply haven't gotten to uploading them yet, as it has to be done by hand. If (000) and (000:1) are not the same, then that is an error in whoever uploaded that variation, and should be reported in the missing/incorrect card/token thread over at the tappedout forum.

Once all the promo set has been completed, we will be removing all the extraneous promo sets that are also present (MOP, PSG, S17, FNM). They won't be necessary. We will be keeping promos that are tied to a specific product (Masterpieces, box toppers, Mythic Edition etc) as their own product page, generally next to the product they are tied to.

We will not be doing MTGO promos.

Next we have the deckbuilder page. This is honestly the easiest way to see if there are any variations available of a card for a specific product.

When doing the classic text edit of any deck page (or creating a new deck), look at the QuickAdd option to the left (or top) of the decklist text entry. Type in the card you want and click the drop down option you want once it is presented. Then click which product you want, and if there are any variations available for that product, another drop-down should appear underneath all the other boxes that says "variation". It should display the card numbers of all the possible variations. Select one, and click on the green "Add to Board" button below all that and it will be added to your decklist with the proper code.

Do note that the first option on the variation dropdown will always be just the set code when you click the "Add to Board" button, as they are effectively the same thing.

Finally we have arena animated styles! These will slowly be added to the site after the release of any given product on arena. There are two codes for any given animation and they are as follows:

[Cardname (TLA:Arena)]
[Cardname (TLA:Animated)]

[[Curious Obsession (RIX:Arena)]]
[[Divination (M19:Animated)]]

Important to note:

Prices for alternate art variations and any given promo are not always available at the present time. What various store fronts gives us to link to their product pages isn't robust enough to work with this system unfortunately. This will have to be hand done, and will take a while.

Promos and all the basic lands are being uploaded slowly, but surely. Don't freak out if they aren't present. However, tf there are any non-promo non-basic land different art variations that are not present in our database (that aren't the unstable variations), do let us know through the missing/incorrect card/token thread over at the tappedout forum.

Dat_Control on Temur Tempo

1 month ago


Thanks for the feedback. I put 2 Crackling Drake s in the deck to increase the number of threats I had. 10 Seemed a little low so I wanted a couple more. They're definitely not necessary but they've helped close out games when I get to 4 mana, although oftentimes I don't have enough spells in the graveyard for them to be relevant. I'll probably cut them but I don't have any rare wildcards currently, just waiting to get more so I can finish the manabase and test some new cards.

I've been meaning to test Curious Obsession as well. I'm not sure if I have enough early flyers for it though.

Wardino on Temur Tempo

1 month ago

The Crackling Drake may be unnecessary for tempo aggro. Curious Obsession is always good for early card advantage. Chandra, Fire Artisan could be great for giving you card advantage that pressures your opponent with her -7 and static ability. More Lava Coil or Collision / Colossus might be necessary as well.

Vanquishermm on Draw a Card, Win the Game

1 month ago

Jackfrost23, hi! I did not know that Curious Obsession existed, thanks for the suggestion! However (and this is unfortunate) it will not go infinite with Niv-Mizzet. The enchantment requires combat damage to draw a card, and Niv-Mizzet's 1 damage is not classified as combat damage. Cool card, it just won't fulfill the same purpose as Curiosity

zmxz17 on One Punch Man

1 month ago

I am confused by the inclusion of Skullclamp in this list. You only have six targets that I can see: Birds of Paradise , Mother of Runes , Lotus Cobra , Sakura-Tribe Elder , Eternal Witness , and Reef Worm . Of those six 3 are mana fixers, 1 is utility, and only Eternal Witness and Reef Worm are what I would consider "good" targets for Skullclamp .

Maybe this slot would be better served by a card like Curiosity , Curious Obsession , or Ophidian Eye ?

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Curious Obsession occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.22%

Blue: 6.8%