Hapless Researcher


Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Judgment Common

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Hapless Researcher

Creature — Human Wizard

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

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Hapless Researcher Discussion

yeho2112 on T1 Pauper exhume combo, with Vid.

3 weeks ago

I was playing a BUG version with 4 copies of Hapless Researcher for utility as well as protection from Innocent Blood and Chainer's Edict. It's a fun deck for sure.

NewHorizons on The Call of Wrexial - H.P. Lovecraft EDH

2 months ago

Maybe you could try some other card to represent the necronomicon. Like Tamiyo's Journal or Library of Leng.

Also I think Reckless Scholar or something like that deserves a spot given how they're pretty much the archetypal Lovecraftian protagonist. Maybe Hapless Researcher?

0verlord on Necromancer Adept

6 months ago

I appreciate the comment and that you have read what bits of the primer I have up so far.

I am not overly worried about Path to Exile in particular they were just an example given of spot removal that you can run into. I just named those 2 because they are pretty popular. If I am in a situation like that I would do exactly as you mentioned with iona. She is my go to in basically every situation. Inkwell is there fore when it is not enough. I will go and try to clarify that in the primer.

Yup I am very well aware of using Griselbrand's ability by adding it on the stack. Not my personal method of harping on him, but I plan on addressing the variations and things like that further on in the primer. Just have not done it yet XD

I had Mindbreak Trap in the sideboard for what seems like forever. I also did not used to use Hapless Researcher so I have had to reshuffle some cards while I test him out

thanks for commenting

Dr.Woodenstein on The Finest Flavor Text Comedy (Top 60 of MTG)

10 months ago

Distress needs to be on this list.

Also Hapless Researcher and Burning Inquiry are very funny.

Also this list seems very goblin intensive. Goblins are funny don't get me wrong but most of the funniest flavor texts are not goblins.

Also the top five, while funny, seems all off. Or almost all off. Gorilla Titan and Reparations are definitely in. The other three should be Distress, Deranged Assistant, and Carnival of Souls.