Explorer's Scope

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual 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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Set Rarity
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

Kaleidescope on OH LORD JESUS IT'S A FIRE! | Neheb EDH

1 week ago

If it were me I'd try replacing Young Pyromancer or Explorer's Scope with Hammer of Nazahn. Young Pyromancer just doesn't seem to be that synergistic with your game plan as you don't actually play that many instants/sorceries (17 total), you don't have anything to do with the tokens and you're probably just going to end up killing the tokens yourself. Explorer's Scope just seems bad honestly. Just think, would you rather have that equipped to Neheb, or Basilisk Collar, Masterwork of Ingenuity, Prying Blade, Slagwurm Armor, etc.?

griffstick on Prototype etali, primal storm Indestructible stuff

1 week ago

Oh I see I'm already thinking about how to go about that. I have thought about Trepanation Blade and Explorer's Scope to eleaviat this problem

tigier on Cats with Gats

2 weeks ago

How about swapping the sickles with Explorer's Scope ?It could help with your steppe lynx and adventurers gear plan

stevend11 on Daxos Artifact Voltron

1 month ago

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Suns_Champion on Before There Was Nothing, There Were Monsters

1 month ago

Came here looking for Neheb, the Eternal, was not disappointed.

Sword of the Animist, Reforge the Soul, Commune with Lava, Explorer's Scope, Infiltration Lens, Knollspine Dragon are all good ramp/card draw options you might want to consider. Mono red has trouble in these areas but all these seem to fit the deck really well.

Also, you have no instant speed interaction, which means running Price of Glory could benifit you greatly...

kameenook on All help is welcomed

2 months ago

Generally speaking it would not be recommended to run Blighted Agent and normal damage in the same deck, as it often dilutes your overall gameplan. If you curve Slither Blade into Blighted Agent, rather than being able to attack your opponent for two on the third turn (without pumps, assuming you played a two mana one power creature without infect) instead you would be only attacking for one and one infect.

It also just makes your opponents life easier. They see you play the agent and they don't have to worry about it for a long time if your main kill condition is regular damage. Or conversely they answer your infect creatures and you end up stuck with less creatures that deal regular damage.

I would suggest Ninja of the Deep Hours, it can draw you cards (which is awesome) gets sneaky with your unblockable critters, and is also a ninja, which is just fearsome.

I would be a fan of moving the Bonesplitter from the maybeboard to the main deck, it hits fairly hard.

Also I probably wouldn't run Explorer's Scope in this deck, with a fairly low to the ground curve, and ability to cast multiple spells a turn with Hidden Strings you're probably not going to need the extra land and you'll end up spending a card (the scope) and some mana to just equip it and not profit that much.

At which point, as much as I like the card, I have to recognize Trepanation Blade isn't that good. It's a prohibitively expensive card to cast and equip (five mana in modern should give you a very good chance of winning the game). While not an economical choice if you did you could go with one of the sword cycles, which also prevent your creatures from getting destroyed sometimes while also being heavy hitters. See: Sword of Light and Shadow, Sword of Fire and Ice, Sword of War and Peace, Sword of Body and Mind, Sword of Feast and Famine, my favorites out of these would be Fire and Ice or Feast and Famine because they do provide some direct interaction in the form of adding a card to your arsenal or taking one away from your opponent. I understand they are somewhat pricy, instead you might go more along the lines of the Bonesplitter route and add some of those as well as Darksteel Axe.

duff87 on Landsfall

3 months ago

CrazedGinger

man, that means so much to me. i worked so hard and spent countless hours building it without any help, tediously going through so many cards and for you to say that, and to see where im coming from. seriously its priceless. Its so nice to hear. also, thank you so much for listing some cards to look into. i have only one copy of Parallel Livesthat i was planning on using in my Sidisi, Brood Tyrant deck. and as for Primal Vigor that is in my Daghatar the Adamant deck. i only have so many copies,i need to get more because seriously thats some good advice. Explorer's Scope was in here for awhile until i picked up the Sword of the Animist and i only have so much room for equipment. its always hard trying to figure out what cards to pull. if you have a chance to look at some of my other decks,i really appreciate your advice. thanks again, man.

CrazedGinger on Landsfall

3 months ago

I just wanna say that I love your list. I've been a fan of Mina and Dinn since I started playing magic and reading the lore. This looks like a powerful list that can plow through the more expensive decks that can't keep up. I do have some suggestions for cards I'm surprised you over looked, first and for most Parallel Lives or a Primal Vigor you have a fair amount of token generation and if elementals dying for omnath is your favourite combo maybe something like Mycloth could help with that. Adventuring Gear and Explorer's Scope can pump your boy's and help you ramp. Finally, it sucks that you bought a banned card but maybe you could substitute it with Baloth Woodcrasher it doesn't fetch a land but it's a cheap card and a similar body

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