Firemind's Research


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) Rare
Promo Set (000) None

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Firemind's Research


Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, put a charge counter on Firemind's Research.

, Remove two charge counters from Firemind's Research: Draw a card.

, Remove five charge counters from Firemind's Research: It deals 5 damage to target creature, player or planeswalker.

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Firemind's Research Discussion

5c0r910n on U/R Izzet Drakes

1 day ago

i think Firemind's Research and Ral, Izzet Viceroy are too slow for this deck. I think running Spell Pierce and maybe Negate and Essence Scatter are better fits for the sideboard.

Also i feel like Expansion / Explosion fits p well in this deck and work as a counter spell or draw, making it very versatile in any matchup.

TheElectricMoon on Izzet Drakes

1 week ago

Discovery / Dispersal is only used for the discovery side. Allowing you to surveil 2, throw away an instant or sorcery to make your drakes bigger. The other half of the card won’t be played.

I recommend looking into a Firemind's Research. I have two in the sideboard for my Drake deck.

leven110 on Niv-Mizzet Loves his Spells

2 weeks ago

Cool Deck, still raw but like the idea Got a few Suggestion;

U need lots and lots of mana for this deck,

Brass's Bounty: is a lot of fun with thousand years storm, else you can copied it and have tons of mana next turn.

Search for Azcanta  Flip will help you filter lost of stuff

Mizzix of the Izmagnus might help a bit

Fire Diamond and Sky Diamond might wanna change it up to Ruby Medallion and Sapphire Medallion extra value in a long run for spells

Chromatic Lantern will help to cast niv

How are you gonna deal with enchantment or artifact;

e.g. you have lots of 2 cmc if an opponent play Chalice of the Void, your entire plan might go down hill. or Thorn of Amethyst, and etc. that have a lot of inst or sorc hate.

What about token decks or creature flooding deck?

aoe dmg spells might be good or return all permanents Cyclonic Rift, Blasphemous Act, Bonfire of the Damned

Extra win con:

Grapeshot might be fun i guess with thousand years

Firemind's Research stack up on those counters my dude

Extra tutor:

Gamble a neat card 1 red cmc

Extra turn jank maybe

Temporal Mastery, Karn's Temporal Sundering ect. combo with thousand years storm might be op, who knows

Deck cycle maybe? end game stuff;

Kozilek, Butcher of Truth or Elixir of Immortality

Poseidon31 on Izzet control

2 weeks ago

I would cut Expansion / Explosion down to 2 copies. Then i would play Electrostatic Field only in the sideboard against control Matchups. Firemind's Research is too slow, to do something. Maybe Risk Factor or Mission Briefing for more damage output or control. Goblin Electromancer is only good with Expansion / Explosion. I wouldn't play him. And Crackling Drake maybe down to 3 copies. More Sinister Sabotage and Ionize. Opt has to be in there for filter, and maybe Shock.

I am a huge fan of Evolving Wilds. Thinning your deck, that you more likely draw spells instead of lands.

David_H18 on Grixis Spell-Slinger

2 weeks ago

Thanks for the advice Shingouki! I just traded away like half of my collection for the two Search for Azcanta  Flips though, so I am going to try them out first. Firemind's Research definitely seems like it has some promise though, especially in the control match. I may have to look into sideboarding it.

Shingouki on Grixis Spell-Slinger

2 weeks ago

I love your deck as is tbh. I would take Lava Coil out for shock so you have a chance to stop turn one landwhore elf into turn 3 fatty spell on the play or go to 4 Syncopate. If your looking for a more budget friendly Search for Azcanta  Flip try Firemind's Research the draw is nice but the lava axe for 2 is muy beano.

Silverdrake on Budget Izzet 8 Drake[playtested]

2 weeks ago

I'm not much of a standard player so my opinion should be taken with a grain of salt here.

Firemind's Research is a cute card but it's a lot of work for relatively little payoff. Chunking someone for 5 is good, but only being able to do it once every 5 spells + 2 mana is... not very strong. I can see it as a 1-of, but I think 2 might be putting too much faith in it.
Radical Idea might be good in conjunction with cards like Firemind's Research or Arclight Phoenix but on it's own it's very low power. I think you'd be better off switching them out for either actual card advantage (Chemister's Insight), game ending threats (Enigma Drake), or both (Expansion / Explosion, Ral, Izzet Viceroy).

Whatever you decide to do, good luck and have fun!

KossRS on Izzet Amulet

2 weeks ago

V2 Update - 25/10/2018

-2x Tormenting Voice

+2x Expansion / Explosion

-1x Field of Ruin
-2x Firemind's Research
-2x The Mirari Conjecture

+1x Disdainful Stroke
+2x Niv-Mizzet, Parun
+2x Banefire

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