Hapless Researcher

Hapless Researcher

Creature — Human Wizard

Sacrifice Hapless Researcher: Draw a card, then discard a card.

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Set Rarity
Judgment (JUD) Common

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Format Legality
Pauper Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Unformat Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Noble Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Leviathan Legal

Hapless Researcher Discussion

jaymc1130 on Mothra & Mono White (SPOILERS)

3 months ago

So it's agreed then. We'll play Mothra in a UW commander shell with Flash + Thassa's Oracle, Academy Rector, Hapless Researcher, Alchemist's Apprentice, Phyrexian Altar, Ashnod's Altar, and Blasting Station and break the card before it's even been released. Glad we settled that. Easy peasy.

jaymc1130 on Mothra & Mono White (SPOILERS)

3 months ago

Commanders decks utilizing reanimated loops have a very impressive new toy. Saffi Ericksdotter, Blood Artist and company will very much enjoy this card. Potential Hulk pile candidate, for example: With a Hapless Researcher in play Flash Hulk can simply search for this card and Fishacle to win. Self sacrificing creature loops are extremely strong potential combo options, the altars (phyrexian and ashnod’s) and potentially KCI pair nicely with it, any other creature in play and Blasting Station is a combo win.

There would be a ton of combo potential with this card for commander if released with that wording.

Au57in.C on Oracle Hulk (cEDH Primer)

5 months ago

Because it’s not needed. The blood pet line requires you to cast another spell besides Flash. Flash - hulk in Cephalid Illusionist , Nomads en-Kor , Thassa's Oracle and Hapless Researcher .

Thassa’s etb goes on the stack and in response you mill your deck with the breakfast combo. Then you win. If anyone tries anything frisky, you just mill in response. The only thing that stops this is a stifle effect or someone forcing you to draw.

Doing the spellseeker into demonic consultation line means you have to cast a spell that can be interacted with, which is less then optimal. (either or works, but blood pet is useless when u can win without it, and if u use it eary game, worldgorger players have a way to end their loop)

If u are doing this on your turn, grab breakfast + grand abolisher + hapless researcher and then mill your deck and dread return oracle so no one can cast spells. (This is not instant speed like the other line).

Megalomania on 隱者浩克 Thrasios/Tymna: The Hermit Hulk Combo

9 months ago

You can shed off a lot of fat by just doing the standard breakfast version. My suggestion would be to lose some of the combos in favor of countermagic. The Druid, Bomberman and Flash Hulk combos are more than enough IMO.

I would also use Postmortem Lunge over Animate Dead. Add Hapless Researcher so you can use Eternal Witness to get other spells (more protection?). You can also add Quicken to win at instant speed for an additional .

Frank_Glascock on Breakfast Hulk

10 months ago

UpperDeckerTaco, Hapless Researcher is a human. A Dread Return and Angel of Glory's Rise trigger resolution does normally end the game. Faerie Macabre among others can interact with the graveyard with the Angel of Glory's Rise trigger on the stack.

jicklemania on Thrasios & Tymna

11 months ago

I like the deck. I would cut down on some creatures, like Hapless Researcher .

EDH_Fanatic on Breakfast Hulk

1 year ago

fierce3302 It is more slot efficient, you get to cut Labman, Hapless Researcher , and Fatestitcher .

HalbrechtHalbrecht on Fun Book/Library Theme Deck

1 year ago

This is such a fun deck idea! I love seeing creative decks like this — I would never have thought of this myself.

While not a book or "librarian" himself, Skilled Animator prominently features books in the artwork, and he might complement your high amount of non-creature artifacts pretty well.

Similarly, Artificer's Assistant is portrayed as being in a library, and would complement the large amount of artifacts (including the Artifact Creatures) being cast.

As to books, Mangara's Tome is an interesting effect. If you find that there's specific cards you generally want to be casting in this deck, then this might be a way to set up that win-con. A similarly interesting effect is Tunnel Vision . I could see this fetching the missing piece between Learn from the Past and Animate Library, if you have one and need the other.

You'll be casting mostly non-creature spells, so you should be able to put quite a few Lore counters on Scroll of the Masters . Combined with Suspicious Bookcase, this might be another way to push some damage through.

You draw a lot of cards, so you may not find a card like Index to be that useful, but just in case, figured it was worth mentioning!

Some other card draw options for your consideration, all featuring books:

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