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
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Hapless Researcher Discussion

Au57in.C on Oracle Hulk (cEDH Primer)

4 weeks 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

4 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

5 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

6 months ago

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

EDH_Fanatic on Breakfast Hulk

11 months ago

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

HalbrechtHalbrecht on Fun Book/Library Theme Deck

11 months 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:

PIZZ_PAZZ on Najeela's Hulk Pod Project (cEDH Primer)

1 year ago

I know you mention the Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, Karmic Guide combo but there's another pretty cool combo that might be worth your consideration.

The combo uses the cards Cephalid Illusionist, Nomads en-Kor, Dread Return, Narcomoeba, Laboratory Maniac, and optionally Hapless Researcher. There are a couple ways to do the combo, but the gist of it is when protean hulk dies, get the illusionist, the nomad, and the researcher. With the remaining to mana to search for there are a couple things you can get, but I would recommend Grand Abolisher to secure your victory. Then target the illusionists with the nomads enough times so that it mills out your library. The first thing that happens is Narcomoeba. Then flashback Dread Return and sac the illusionists, the nomads, and the Narcomoeba, to return lab maniac. Then just sac the researchers to deck, and win the game.

SynergyBuild on Najeela's Hulk Pod Project (cEDH Primer)

1 year ago

Also, do you know there is an interesting line to get any combo-creature from your hand into play with Apprentice Necromancer, Sootstoke Kindler, and Hapless Researcher to discard it, and reanimate it at the cost of and 5 Protean Hulk CMC, which is equal to Karmic Guide's CMC for many lines. It leads to a lot of dead combo-cards, but is a interesting thing.

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