Frantic Search


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Vintage Masters Common
Urza's Legacy 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

Gattison on ⬇ ⬊ ➡ FP

5 hours ago

Force_of_Willb: excellent advice! this is actually probably my first ever true combo brew, so thanks for all the ideas. =)

I got most of those cards somewhere. lemme dig em up and see what I can do to ensure some consistency in this deck.

And, yes, Frantic Search, Rewind and Snap are all pauper-legal. but Carven Caryatid is not. =(

Force_of_Willb on ⬇ ⬊ ➡ FP

8 hours ago

My suggestions is to add similiar cards for more consistancy:

Cut Fireball down to 1x since you wont want to draw it until you combo off.

remove the hexproof spells to add more card draw in perminent form like Elvish Visionary, Abundant Growth, Ichor Wellspring and/or Carven Caryatid to help you get to your combo pieces better. Once you have initiate mana with the combo you can target the wall and one of these cards to find your wincon fireball.

Run Archaeomancer as Mnemonic Wall 5-8

Displace for copies of ghostly flicker 5-8.

you can try Cloud of Faeries and Izzet Boilerworks+Simic Growth Chamber as a second way to get initiate mana. You would need two of those lands in play to make 4 mana using the 3 to recast Flicker - netting one each cast

Don't know if they are legal in pauper but Frantic Search, Rewind, and Snap for control (maybe sideboard)

I would try it like: 8x - 1 drop mana dorks, 8x - 2 drop draw perminent, 3x Cloud of faeries, 4x Archaemancer, 4x Mnemonic Wall, 4x Penegrine Drake, 4x Displace, 4x Ghostly Flicker, 1x Fireball, 20x Lands - with 4x izzet boilerworks 4x simic growth chamber 4x Halimir depths 8x forest

zwells3 on Dr. Whoona, Queen of the Bae

3 days ago

Triton, Rzepkanut, and Ash3n... thanks for the suggestions! I have picked up Frantic Search, Dispel, Shadow of Doubt, and Slaughter Pact. I've also grabbed a Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip and plan on cutting Beseech the Queen, Perplex, Fact or Fiction, and an Island. For now, Slaughter Pact is sort of in a sideboard position as I don't see any obvious cut. Any thoughts?

I'm moving cities soon and so will be a joining a new club and therefore meta. So I don't have any information on their decks as of yet...

Thanks again!

Izu_Korasu on The Locus God + Lifegain?

4 days ago

not really .. i mean you can try to force it with cards like Baral, Chief of Compliance, Goblin Electromancer, Jori En, Ruin Diver, Past in Flames and cheap blue cantrips ... but even with rituals, blue and or just mana quickly becomes an issue for storming in non-mizzex/Yidris decks

Arjun, the Shifting Flame decks have the advantage of Mindmoiling everytime they cast a spell and can use Psychosis Crawler, Sphinx's Tutelage and Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind to ping opponents lifetotals/decks multiple times a spell even if the storm fizzles.

that being said, The Locust God shines at drawing cards, and going wide with an army of hasty fliers ...Kindred Discovery on insect is a good start and has exponential growth with Alhammarret's Archive (draw 2 cards, make 2 locust, draw 4 cards, make 4 locust .. etc, just becareful as the loop is mantatory .. so Laboratory Maniac or a way to kill people before you lose is important before you start)

and cards mentioned in the above sections combined with Chasm Skulker, Purphoros, God of the Forge, Frantic Search, Whirlpool Warrior, Brainstorm, Rhystic Study, Whirlpool Rider and other cheap "wheels" may help you get value even if your storm doesnt quite get there.

Triton on Dr. Whoona, Queen of the Bae

5 days ago

Looks good, one of the only cuts I can see is Fact or Fiction. While I do love its effect, letting your opponent choose is pretty bad in a vacuum usually. So I was playing in a 4-person pod and I use FoF, giving it to my friend. He puts the one combo card in a pile and the rest in a pile. I'm forced to pick one card and the only two cards were Gamble and another card or two that I didn't care about. Moral of the story is, it's usually done more bad than good, or I should play less degenerate decks, ooooor my friends are butts. Either way, Fact or Fiction is the only card I can see going on the chopping block. Perplex seems also like a meh tutor imo, since you have the two black tutors and Mystical Tutor.

As for replacements, Dispel has saved my butt quite a handful of times, and perhaps a "free" spell such as Frantic Search to help filter through your deck.

Hope this helps!

leviathan_cross on Mairsil, the Pretender / Combo

5 days ago

Excellent list! If I had to make any suggestions, consider something like Cephalid Inkshrouder, as it's an amazingly cheap way to give Mairsil shroud and make him unblockable, if combat is a focus in this deck, all the cheap cost of discarding a single card. Another card I'd like to recommend is Frantic Search, because it's free card draw and discard, and maybe something like Anthroplasm+Sage of Hours for infinite turns. I don't believe unearth applies to Mairsil, as his ability is a static ability; hence it doesn't work in the graveyard, which I know sounds odd, but I just learned this today. Finally, I believe Painter's Servant is banned in EDH, though it may have been unbanned? I'm not quite sure.

Rabid_Wombat on Augustin's $t4ks (Primer)

1 week ago

Upvoted. Time to go and have a Frantic Search for my last remaining The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale :/

Jamminmagician on Brass in Pocket

1 week ago

Similarly wouldn't really bother with minion of leshrac.
One thing I think you're going to want if you end up playing a lot of the creatures throughout magic that have strong activated effects generally attached to a drawback like that card or cumulative upkeep cards etc, is a looting package.
Mairsil can still grab those cards from the graveyard but in your hand or off the top they are dead cards. You're better off since you have blue and red to run some cards like Frantic Search or creatures with loot abilities like Merfolk Looter; this will help you filter through your deck potentially for answers, to find the missing pieces from the cage combos, and to get bad cards with good abilities out of your hand.

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