Explorer's Scope

Legality

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

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Duel Decks: Zendikar vs. Eldrazi (DDP) Common
Conspiracy (CNS) Common
Zendikar (ZEN) 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

ZorrosRage on BELIEVE IT

1 week ago

I noticed you don't have any library manipulation. Not trying to line up your draws?

Ronin Warclub is another auto equip. just thought it sounded fun summon your commander and boom here comes all the auto equip attach and then burn for good dammage. It's just hard to find the room.

Looter il-Kor is a good creature I don't see in your deck.

Cavern Harpy Is really good I cant recommend her more. Can keep her safe for 1 life and keeps returning a ninja to your hand

Have you tried Explorer's Scope before? decent cheap card that helps you not hit land. I'm going to test it.

Heliogabale on The Partnership

1 month ago

Thank you usaDiabetic, I appreciate both your honesty and humor!

If you browse my decks, you will notice I never play any signets, and also that ramping seems to be the one aspect of decks that I always neglect in favor of aggression and control. I guess I'm greedy that way. It does sound like a good idea to have a bit of a booster, I'll ponder and see if it is signets or something else.

I hate playing against Skullclamp, it is another card I never played myself. I may try it if only to surprise my friends, it would be really funny.

You are correct about Mathas, I wanted to give him a chance to shine but he never really did anything. Twilight's Call is going to give way to Patriarch's Bidding as soon as I get one (soon). Also to be acquired and added is Reconnaissance, which is just ridiculous in here.

As for Vampire Nocturnus, 73% of my spells have black in them, it has been working well so far. He would be better with a Top or a Scroll Rack, I used to play Explorer's Scope in Vampires that works too, but I can't find room here for one of those.

Feel free to comment some more, I have started looking at your other deck too, I like your style.

Podkomorka on Hallar, the Firefletcher | Pauper EDH

1 month ago

I like what I see so far. The land count seems right. I see many staples that I'd like to see. I'd like to see Path of Ancestry, Darksteel Pendant, Reclaim, Entourage of Trest, Mutant's Prey, Hunt the Weak, the two green cycle lands, Explorer's Scope, Village Elder, Crown-Hunter Hireling.

To make room I would look at the following to take out: Sizzle, Welder Automaton, Wrap in Vigor, Withstand Death, Blinding Fog, Jolrael's Favor, Nature's Panoply, Might Beyond Reason, Saddleback Lagac, Dragonscale Boon.

It's always nice to see new faces in our community :) Welcome!

Bababad on Baby's First Brew

2 months ago

drop Explorer's Scope and Herald's Horn for Sword of the Animist

drop Revitalize and maybe Entreat the Angels since it isn't super reliable to miracle unless you control your topdeck.

Serra's Blessing can be Angelic Field Marshal or Brave the Sands or dropped completely

Gleam of Battle is a little too expensive for what it does imo.

Indomitable Archangel doesn't seem on theme, usually used in decks to protect wombo artifice pieces

Xynarth on Odd One Out

2 months ago

I'm a huge fan of Explorer's Scope as it helps reduce the chances of you missing with Yennett !

Guerrilla on Xantcha My New Bae

2 months ago

~~~ Brainstorming via Text ~~~

I hope this is all helpful for you! :)

I really like the use of Oppression here. Geth's Grimoire might be a powerhouse for you, especially if you include Words of Waste to go with it.

I tend to play decks that play the player and tend to flow in a more asymmetrical way to the game; so I like to use cards such as Altar of the Brood and Mindcrank as a form of pre-removal.

Using red, you have access to many of the overlooked cards in the mental game of magic. Avarice Totem, Custody Battle and Fractured Loyalty can become game changers in and of themselves. Avarice Totem with Pithing Needle can be quite fun.

I think that Jinxed Choker deserves a spot here, and that you could consider some additional hidden gems such as Vampiric Spirit or Basilisk Collar in here with some of your "passive pingers" such as Harsh Mentor, Xantcha, Sleeper Agent or even Sleeper Agent herself, etc.

Some other great options would be cards that encourage your opponents to make bad decisions - I usually try to not beat the deck but the opponent in magic, so cards such as Pain's Reward and Choice of Damnations can be a house depending on how well you play the game and the opponent.

I would always include a Glacial Chasm with a way to fetch it.

I would confuse your opponent by being friendly with some cards such as Abyssal Persecutor and cards of the like.

You're not trying to help the other players win, you're owning your opponents without them realizing it.

Curses seem great here. I would use the softer curses such as Curse of Opulence and Curse of Vengeance (the best life insurance policy in the game, IMO)...

You have access to Norin the Wary, that always sparks options...

You have access to political time bombs such as Impending Disaster being in Red.

Since you're already running the Planar Void, might as well throw in the Helm of Obedience win to go with it.

Since we're in black, Priest of Yawgmoth with Spine of Ish Sah seems great. That might spark some interest in sacking things. You will have access to Goblin Welder... so there's that.

No matter what you do, I would auto-include Claws of Gix, a Scroll Rack, and a Sensei's Divining Top, consider maybe some shadow cards - just type the word "Dauthi" into http://www.cardkingdom.com/ and see what comes up... that might lead to some ideas with equipment such as Explorer's Scope and/or Trepanation Blade (two cards that are incredibly underrated IMO)...

If you keep your dudes low in power, you could consider a Meekstone and an Icy Manipulator as a soft/old-school wall for yourself (though it would stop Xantcha from doing her work). If the Icy is there... there's always Winter Orb - who doesn't miss that?? :)

Lots of choices here...

Maybe stealing equipment would be a thing you'd enjoy... you know there's always "that guy" that runs "those cards" all the time... Red is all about that.

Another idea: Mox Monkey: Gorilla Shaman with a Mycosynth Lattice seems really fun.

Or... Electrickery + Kormus Bell + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth would be fun.

If you're feeling aggro-y, Filth + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth seem strong.

If you can get your hands on it, Word of Command fits the flavor of this deck well...

Maybe you could include a Wish Board with Burning Wish or Death Wish... in fact, you could keep the weird political theme going with a suicide life swap build with that black tree: Tree of Perdition and/or Soul Conduit.

I'm just spouting off ideas - I plan to make a deck with her when I get some free time. :)

Very cool start here and again, I hope all of this is helpful to you!

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