Madcap Experiment


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Kaladesh (KLD) Rare

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Madcap Experiment


Reveal cards from the top of your library until you reveal an artifact card. Put that card onto the battlefield and the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order. Madcap Experiment deals damage to you equal to the number of cards revealed this way.

Madcap Experiment Discussion

parentalcon on UR Madcap

2 months ago

@ M_Malcom: Thank you for commenting! True, Platinum Angel has a similar effect, but if your life total reaches zero (and that's easy to do with Madcap Experiment 's effect alone) and it gets removed, you lose on the spot. A killed Platinum Emperion does not necessarily kill you and it never costs you any life to put it into play by experiment. It is also faster clock if you can keep the opponents creatures under control.

KamiKasper on Paradox Elves - Budget

3 months ago

I think this is such an awesome idea. Would love to try it out. What would you say to replacing Lifecrafter's Bestiary with Beast Whisperer ? I think it would play better with the deck, as well as optimizing the Madcap Experiment (or would it actually make it more risky?).

Xica on Advertise your MODERN deck!

4 months ago

If by upgrade you mean pouring even more money out and hoping it solves the problem, i think the deck could play Aether Vial & Noble Hierarch as well..

Jokes aside, i would under under no circumstances create a deck that runs Dark Confidant alongside 4x Bloodbraid Elf & 2x Jace, the Mind Sculptor. (...ok maybe if you have plenty ways to gain life or something like Madcap Experiment into Platinum Emperion)
However if you are in blue, you can use its draw spells, meaning that you won't accidentally kill yourself by topdecking high cmc cards with bob.

Eldritch StompoSaurus (V 2.0)

Modern Xica


Well this franken deck has a glaring issue.
It does perfectly agaisnt most deck, with game ending high cmc silver bullets, or plan B with cheap silver bullets mixed with good old stompy beatdown.

While plan B works fine against pretty much everything, i would love to have a 7-9 cmc finisher that actually does something against tron and (UW)control, to get those nice turn 2 scoops!

captainamerica on Turbo LAB

5 months ago

NicoliBolas have you thought about playing red as well giving access to Madcap Experiment?

OmegaZefram on Greatness at Any Cost

5 months ago

I would run 2 Platinum Emperion. If you only run 1, and you end up drawing it, you just made 3 of your cards into dead cards. And if you end up with 2 Platinums, it miiiight make sense to run 4 Madcap Experiment, that way you have a reasonable chance of hitting the combo a second time when Platinum gets Path to Exiled

BUT if you do that, you end up with fewer low CMC cards which could be spent on removal etc. Something to consider.

Boza on Type 4 cards

6 months ago

For that type of deck, I think you need to separate the deck into themes. For example:

Xica on Mono Colored Modern

6 months ago

Well i am a cheapskate. At least when it comes to paper magic. And since i managed to create a properly viable mono red homebrew, i have very hard time to convince myself to put much effort into my builds that require those pricy multicolored fetch & shock manabases - stuff like ~70$ Scalding Tarns.

My pickle is that i have this very great brew centered around Cheating into play platinum angel and protecting it - but its UR, to have access to Madcap Experiment & Glorious End

Blood Angel's Pact

Modern Xica


Well i don't wanna spend a fortune on the mana base.

Shape Anew & Polymorph both seem to be viable alternatives for one of the key red cards.

Which one do you think is the more viable choice for the deck?

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