Hapless Researcher

Hapless Researcher

Creature — Human Wizard

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

Daedalus19876 on 2015-06-29 update of Casual EDH ...

1 month ago

Anyone feel like answering a rules question for me?

If I play Hapless Researcher and he has dredge thanks to my commander, can I dredge him from his own ability? I think he goes into the graveyard before the ability resolves, so he should be able to.

Just wanted to check.

enpc on 2015-03-07 update of Wizards over ...

7 months ago

I come from the world of regular commander, so its a hard call on what is good value in duel, but I would say that you have too many lands, especially for a draw card general. I also don't like the idea of Chrome Mox. I know that its the only ramp in the deck, however as a once off, i think you could happily replace it with a High Tide and get so much more value from it or put a Sapphire Medallion in the deck to get so much more vlaue. I would also look at cutting your lands down to 39/40, 42 seems really high, especially with your curve peaking at 2/3. Also, things like Hapless Researcher are nice, but hes a catch 22 card - you can only use him once unless your don't use him at all until yo ucast your general. Things like that can easily be replaced by cards with the "loot" effect (though its not called that). See Merfolk Looter for an example.

bjbeavers on UB Pauper reanimator

9 months ago

First off, I just want to say how much I looove this deck. It is super dead to a Relic of Progenitus in the sideboard, but its pretty awesome! My only suggestions are maybe swap out the Dark Ritual for some extra counter like Miscalculation or just Counterspell even though its more restrictive. Also I think that Merfolk Looter or the million cards that are 2 drop with the same effect would be amazing instead of Hapless Researcher though I understand you wanted it as a one drop spot. Also, why no bounce lands? This deck seems made for Dimir Aqueduct. That way you can bounce a land and discard it to Ideas Unbound. This also frees up some of your land spots and could add more counter or removal to the deck. I could easily see a [doom blade] or [nameless inversion] in here! Anyway, love the deck! Very flavorful and I think the originality alone deserves a +1 from me.

Power / Toughness 1/1
Color(s) Blue
Cost U
Converted cost 1


Format Legality
Heirloom Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Judgment Common

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