Hapless Researcher


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful 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

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Set Rarity
Judgment (JUD) Common

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Hapless Researcher

Creature — Human Wizard

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

Hapless Researcher Discussion

Frank_Glascock on Breakfast Hulk

1 month 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

1 month ago

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

EDH_Fanatic on Breakfast Hulk

6 months ago

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

HalbrechtHalbrecht on Fun Book/Library Theme Deck

6 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)

10 months 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.

Blobby_Bobby on Return of the Loving Dead

1 year ago

Cloudstone Curio is also cmc 3 which is a huge draw for me. Maybe take out Hapless Researcher and... I dunno, Vanquisher's Banner and put that combo in? I'll definitely keep it in mind.

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

1 year ago

Not super relevant to the list, is there a bant protean hulk line, I have looked them up, but the only 2 I have found thought that Reveillark triggers on ETB instead of LTB.

The only one I could come up with was:

Flash + Protean Hulk (don't pay so hulk dies!)

Fetch Karmic Guide and Sidisi's Faithful, recurring the hulk, then sacrificing it (bounce Sidisi's Faithful to hand)

Fetch Gigantoplasm and Saffi Eriksdotter, copy Karmic Guide, recur the hulk, sacrifice Saffi Eriksdotter targetting Gigantoplasm, then pay 0 to Gigantoplasm, killing it, recurring it, bringing it back as the hulk, pay 0 to kill it again.

Fetch Body Double and Hapless Researcher, cloning a Gigantoplasm cloning Protean Hulk, sacrifice it fetching a Reveillark. Cast a Sidisi's Faithful, sacrificing Karmic Guide and bouncing Reveillark, targeting Body Double and Gigantoplasm, before they enter, sacrifice Hapless Researcher, discarding a Reveillark, when they enter, copy Reveillark with Body Double and Sidisi's Faithful with Gigantoplasm.

Sacrifice Protean Hulk to Sidisi's Faithful, to bounce Reveillark (Body Double), fetch a Triskelion, deal 1 damage to an opponent, one to Sidisi's Faithful, killing the faithful, and one to itself, killing itself, then let Reveillark (Body Double) bounce, triggering itself, recurring Karmic Guide and Saffi Eriksdotter, recur a Reveillark to the battlefield, then sacrifice Saffi Eriksdotter targetting Sidisi's Faithful (Gigantoplasm). Pay 0 to Sidisi's Faithful (Gigantoplasm), coming back as Reveillark due to Saffi Eriksdotter's ability, then pay 0 to kill it off, bringing back Saffi Eriksdotter and Triskelion.

You may now loop this by dealing 2 damage to any opponent from Triskelion, and one to itself, then sacrifice Saffi Eriksdotter targetting Reveillark (Gigantoplasm), then pay 0 to Reveillark (Gigantoplasm) to kill it off, then bring it back to Saffi Eriksdotter's ability, then you bring back Saffi Eriksdotter and Triskelion. You may repeat this loop indefinitely until each opponent is dead.

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