Deranged Assistant


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

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Set Rarity
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Common
Innistrad (ISD) Common

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Deranged Assistant

Creature — Human Wizard

, Put the top card of your library into your graveyard: Gain .

Deranged Assistant Discussion

syncronym on Muldrotha, She Speaks for the Trees

5 months ago

I see this same thing happening in alot of molly D decks. You use alot of instants and sorcery when you can use a permanent that does nearly the same thing. Boardwipes you should be running Bane of Progress Pernicious Deed Plague Boiler Tranquil Grove Phyrexian Scriptures Oblivion Stone

Mana ramp Wayfarer's Bauble Burnished Hart Command Tower Font of Fertility Deranged Assistant

Target removal Vampire Hexmage Seal of Removal Imprisoned in the Moon / Song of the Dryads

Draw/self mill Mesmeric Orb Chronic Flooding Jace, Memory Adept

Protection Darksteel Plate both boots Voidmage Prodigy Siren Stormtamer - this will protect from Bojuka Bog and alot of other gy exiles while also stopping target removal on muldrotha.

Good adds to think about Dismiss Into Dreams Animate Dead

And the only non permanent spell you should run in muldrotha Primal Surge combo with Laboratory Maniac for those games that just drag on.

These adds (especially the mana ramp) will make the deck run smoother and more consistent.

landofMordor on Random Favorite Cards

8 months ago

Honestly, no one has yet convinced me that Searing Meditation isn’t the most powerful text ever printed on cardboard. It wrecked in the Naya deck I learned to play Magic with, it inspired me to be a Johnny, and I’ve forced it into SO many decks since. It’s my opinion that they just haven’t printed 56 other cards good enough for it yet(;

Other fav is Deranged Assistant , cuz that flavor and flavor text!

goodair on Grab a Shovel - A Sidisi Zombie EDH Deck

10 months ago

Instead of signets and spell ramp, run creature ramp to help with both your graveyard count and sidisi triggers. Sakura-Tribe Elder is just the best for this and there are a few that sac themselves which makes it safer vs board wipes. There are ALOT of 2 mana ones that help with curving into sidisi turn 3 aswell.
Millikin and Deranged Assistant are OK if you aren't too color heavy.
Tombstone Stairwell is a absolute gem if you can find one!
Finally your creatures dont have to be purely zombies, instead of adding filler ones, there are amazing non zombies that do great things with zombies.

Pieguy396 on Muldrotha, the Gravetide

1 year ago

Hi! I'm personally a huge fan of Muldrotha as a commander; so first of all, nice choice! Here are some cuts and additions I'd recommend:


  • Archetype of Endurance. This card is very powerful to be sure, but Muldrotha already needs a lot of mana to function, and you don't have very many ways to cheat it into play.
  • Butcher of Malakir. Grave Pact and Dictate of Erebos are more expensive money-wise, but being cheaper on mana and also more resilient makes them much, much better.
  • Deranged Assistant. It looks good at first glance, but it's a 2-mana dork, and you're not playing any of the 1-mana dorks anyways. The single-card mill is a very minor upside.
  • Millikin. Same as above.
  • Nyx Weaver. It can be very good, but it's just too slow. There are much better ways to mill yourself, and a 6-mana Regrowth is way too much mana.
  • Progenitor Mimic. A powerful card to be sure, but this isn't the deck for it.
  • Slum Reaper. I think this card is only really worth running in decks that badly need the 3rd Fleshbag Marauder. Shriekmaw is almost always going to be better.
  • Aether Spellbomb. Looping it can be fun, but bouncing a creature is a terrible waste, and there are better ways to draw cards with artifacts.
  • Perpetual Timepiece. This card was good on Game Knights when they were only using Standard cards, but we have better options.
  • Plague Boiler. This card is also cool, but once again, we have better choices.
  • Demonic Vigor. Fun with Muldrotha, but there is usually so much exile-based removal in Commander that this card isn't as good as you think.
  • Hesitation. Sweet include, but looks a little too cute. Very easy to play around, and also counters your spells.
  • Skeletal Grimace. Same as Demonic Vigor.
  • Thrull Retainer. Same.


Hope this helps! Feel free to leave a comment on my profile if you'd like further suggestions for this or any other deck! Good luck!

Lucrass on The Frog's Graveyard

1 year ago

You can easily replace some of these cards with more Gitrog triggers, like Hedron Crab Screeching SkaabDeranged Assistant or more dredge cards. Doing so would make all your extra card draw options redundant, so those cards might as well come out like Sign in Blood and Harmonize.

Getting your land drops would be a breeze too with all those card draw triggers, so mana-fixing like Abundant Growth and Gift of Paradise isn't really necessary in a dual-color deck. Mana-ramping cards however could be benefitial if your running enough.

These are the cards I think can be taken out to make room for Gitrog triggers: Greater Good, Increasing Savagery, Altar's Reap, Deathrite Shaman, Deathcap Cultivator, Garruk's Horde, Lumberknot, Oblivion Sower, Artifacts and Enchantments.

RazortoothMtg on Sac-able ramp for Muldrotha

1 year ago

The blue Millikin is Deranged Assistant.

Burnished Hart is specifically good as you can cast it for your artifact-per-turn, meaning you can cast it and a creature from your graveyard each turn.

Font of Fertility is another one. A 3 mana Rampant Growth isn't fantastic, but it is another card type than most of the other cards you'll be recurring each turn.

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