Explorer's Scope

Legality

Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Zendikar vs Eldrazi Common
Conspiracy Common
Zendikar Common

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Explorer's Scope

Artifact — Equipment

Whenever equipped creature attacks, look at the top card of your library. If it's a land card, you may put it onto the battlefield tapped.

Equip (: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery.)

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Explorer's Scope Discussion

dlamars on Obie's Swamp Country

1 week ago

Hey, cool idea for a deck. I've been meaning to try it out myself but haven't gotten to it yet. Anyways here are some cards I'd consider:

Myriad Landscape, Ghost Quarter and obviously Cabal Coffers.

I personally like Explorer's Scope but it's not for everyone.

Also Storm Cauldron and Ghirapur Orrery may be fun? All I got anyways good luck!

Kevaka on Intet, the Dreamer

2 weeks ago

I hate an intet EDH once. I found Aqueous Form and Explorer's Scope work wonders by filtering bad exiles.

Liquidbeaver on Ib Halfheart, Goblin Sac-tician [PRIMER]

2 weeks ago

Changes:

Dropped two basic lands in favor of a few more answers. I am getting close to finding the perfect land count, and since I have a lot of fetch mechanics, it is just as consistent as before.

Explorer's Scope out for Wayfarer's Bauble - This is for consistency's sake, after quite a few playtests where the Scope did nothing but cost me mana. Having to swing didn't help either.

Sensation Gorger out for Wheel of Fortune - With so few castable Goblins, opportunities to use the mini-wheel effect were few and far between.

Gemstone Array out - Got some feedback that brought up a good point. If I am making a ton of mana between turns and I have literally no other places to put it, it is more of an indication of an underlying deck problem than it is a missing mana bank.

Gravity Sphere out - Going to be sideboarded for use with my regular playgroup, which is heavy on flyers with Angels, Dragons, Slivers, etc..

Mana Vault in. Gimme dem rocks! These really help to minimize the impact of saccing Mountains.

Urabrask the Hidden out for Goblin Chieftain - This is the original setup, and I think it's the better one. I prefer the lower CMC, and the change only hurts Moggcatcher and Chancellor of the Forge. I lose a mini-Stax effect, but it would be better to add a more potent one in anyway. In most situations I want to be blocked, the way this deck is built.

Strip Mine in because Strip Mine.

Gamble in so I can tutor for a boardwipe or Crucible of Worlds. I would really like another one or two tutors if possible.

Chaos Warp in mostly for the enchantment removal, and a little for indestructible creature options.

Goblin King in to abuse Blood Moon being out. Mostly likely only used as a finisher, or when Coat of Arms is out and I don't want token damage to be downgraded to 4.

Seismic Assault out - while great when Crucible of Worlds is out, when it isn't it is just a little too risky. It is rare to have more than one basic in hand, because all my extra land mechanics go directly to battlefield.

Vandalblast in - Needed a few more answers to artifacts. Now that I'm not running Mycosynth Lattice and Nevinyrral's Disk, I need more one-sided wipes.

Still slowly adding more mana rocks, board wipes, and Stax effects to clean up the curve and make the deck more consistent. As it stands when the deck lines up it really, really goes off, but when it doesn't I tread water for quite a while.

the_earl_0f_grey on Skycaptain Kari Zev Captain of the Sky!

1 month ago

I'll try and make it more apparent in the future LordPrism67 but the flavor is definitely there, and Looting is one of primary engines in this deck. Kari has a plethora of looting options for stashing tasty loot for big bad Daretti, Scrap Savant, the hardworking Goblin Welder, the trusty Scrap Trawler, burying it deep below the Buried Ruin, having the big D man show off his Scrap Mastery, or simply having Ragavan visit the Trading Post itself, unless its also a creature which the Sword of Light and Shadow can also pull back from the shadows.

Half the reason Explorer's Scope is around is that it a genuine spyglass that looks for land! I like to imagine my pirate and her humble crew as having the guile to acquire such useful stealth tools as Rogue's Gloves, a Skeleton Key, an Infiltration Lens and use them on their quest of gathering the many exciting tools of the trade or the many orbs and stax effects as the ship's self various defense systems. Nearly every artifact can be justified no matter the implications as solid flavor. To me Kill Switch is the ship emitting an Electronic/Magic blast disabling all other artifacts (Including itself) as the sort of daredevil stunt expected of a swashbuckler. The enchantments and most of the landbase are where the flavor begins to fall short and I'd love to have some of them altered when I've settle on a final version of this.

I do appreciate the hype.

Zerjack on Sram, Tiny Leaders

2 months ago

Hmm... have you tested it? Seems to me like you're making a voltron on Sram but you're not having enough punch. Protection seems ok, I would replace Explorer's Scope with Lightning Greaves.

I can't quite give you more "Replace this" advice, but I would suggest to consider the following somewhere Spirit Mantle, Oblation, Island Sanctuary, Porcelain Legionnaire, Ancient Den, Brimaz, King of Oreskos, Darksteel Citadel and Asha's Favor.

Spatialdebris on Kari Zev THEME

2 months ago

Explorer's Scopeis another. If you got valukat you could do landfall triggers to help supplement you damage.

Shadowl_less_one on Willbreaker Aristocrats

3 months ago

I tried to make a standard deck around the time of Orgins myself with Willbreaker it was very simmilar to this but i found that it was too slow, even with 23+ land in deck. My suggestion would be to change it to a U/G Deck, put in a some cards that will get land out quickly or give tap to give you mana, maybe throw in a Sword of the Animist or Explorer's Scope too

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