Frantic Search


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

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Set Rarity
Vintage Masters (VMA) Common
Urza's Legacy (ULG) Common

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Frantic Search


Draw two cards, then discard two cards.

Untap up to three lands.

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Frantic Search Discussion

SynergyBuild on BMH: The Inverted Brainchild

5 days ago

High Tide, Rite of Flame, Desperate Ritual, Snap, Frantic Search, Pyretic Ritual, Gitaxian Probe, and Seething Song are all of the blue/red instants/sorceries that are mana-neutral or generate mana that I know of.

Brainstorm, Sleight of Hand, Ponder, Preordain, Opt, Serum Visions, Impulse, Anticipate, and Telling Time are the cantrips I remember on hand, but cards like Careful Study, Faithless Looting, Tormenting Voice, Chart a Course, and Cathartic Reunion are some other good choices.

Winterblast on Najeela Hulk-Pod (Budget cEDH)

1 week ago

it would make sense to add more Combo pieces if it was a Combo that you manually assembled most of the time but here we have a Combo that is actually just Birthing Pod, Buried Alive/Reanimation or Hulk with Necromancy or Flash. What happens afterwards is not really relevant for calculating the chances of drawing into a combo naturally. Let's say you have a Reanimation spell in want to find Buried Alive and don't have as many tutors because of budget but you have added your additional combo pieces...then you draw into murderous redcap. Not really helpful, is it? Same for Reveillark, doesn't replace a universal tutor. What you added is only relevant for having more options post-hulk but you still have the problem of getting there. You might want to play more cantrips like Impulse or Preordain, maybe Grim Flayer or Frantic Search if you go more for reanimator.

Adding Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur might be useful for you (instead of Razaketh). Actually, Jin was in my deck as well too but as Razaketh wins with very little requirements (budgetless at least) I found myself not reanimating Jin at all because whenever it would be possible to generate value with Jin, Razaketh would just win instead. Not having an easy Razaketh win available makes Jin more attractive imo.

SynergyBuild on BMH: The Inverted Brainchild

1 week ago

Well, Mizzix storm's usual payoff is Aetherflux Reservoir, with the commander used as a cost-reduction effect with spells like Treasure Cruise, Dig Through Time, and many other giant spells that keep digging cards, as well as High Tide, Rite of Flame, Desperate Ritual, Pyretic Ritual, and Seething Song as rituals to keep making mana.

Mizzix can reduce the cost of mana-neutral cards like Snap or Frantic Search to net mana, and with effects like Reality Spasm that make a ton of mana on a large Mizzix, you can get a ton of mana and all of the card draw like Firemind's Foresight to get a ton of card draw spells, as well as effects like Stroke of Genius, etc. afterwards the deck commonly drops an Aetherflux Reservoir, then goes infinite with Reiterate and Desperate Ritual/Seething Song/Pyretic Ritual/Reality Spasm to win the game.

The rest of the deck is based on using cantrips like Ponder, Brainstorm, Preordain, Impulse, etc. as well as cards like Mind Stone, Izzet Signet, and other fast mana rocks, to make enough mana to win all in one turn, generally turn 4 after you drop Mizzix turn 3 off of a Fellwar Stone, etc. It is blisteringly fun and fast.

Durkle on Sultai Rewind

2 weeks ago

Snap is interesting, I usually associate it with comboing off and doing nutty things with Cloud of Faeries or Mnemonic Wall, but it probably isn't the best in this deck because I really can't make use of the bounceland cycle from Ravnica, like Simic Growth Chamber, since I have to keep my basic count very high.

Unfortunately none of the other cards are legal in Pauper. Format is made up of entirely commons, and even though Frantic Search is a common, it's actually banned lol.

BorchInk on Sultai Rewind

2 weeks ago

Palinchron, Frantic Search, and Snap would give you more untap engines and would also give their own benefits as well. Scorched Ruins is an interesting land you might have to play around with but untaping it would be a godsend.

Winterblast on How do you get balance ...

2 weeks ago

jessniem when looking at what the commander does I wouold say it's important to note that at cmc 6 you want your deck to be able to win without the commander as well. Melek has a similar effect like Future Sight so you will play the commander in situations in which you would also like to play that card.

Your best win con is storm imo, Aetherflux Reservoir, Mizzix's Mastery/Enter the Infinite, Mind's Desire, Laboratory Maniac. I would also recommend adding a High Tide package with Time Spiral, Frantic Search and Snap, red rituals such as Seething Song, Desperate Ritual, Pyretic Ritual...Baral, Chief of Compliance, Merchant Scroll, Mystic Remora

Wheels are also interesting to refill the hand and keep going...

There's a lot of stuff in your list at the moment that you could replace easily with better and cheaper spells and the burn spells are completely out of place. You won't deal 120 dmg easily with these spells and it's a lot better if you focus on doing one actually efficient thing well.

Nickolas_Cromwell on Budget Doomsday Ad Nauseam Zur

1 month ago

Wow I love this deck! It quite consistently and budget. If you continue to play this deck, then good luck with its development! To the previous commentator: there are Gush , Frantic Search , Gitaxian Probe , any card and Laboratory Maniac .

supercaptainpow on Mimeoplasm Multiplayer Mill

1 month ago

Frantic Search can replace Compulsive Research. Any main/sub goal(s) to accomplish when playing this deck?

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