Oreskos Explorer


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

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Set Rarity
Battlebond (BBD) Uncommon
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Uncommon
Commander 2017 (C17) Uncommon
Commander 2015 (C15) Uncommon

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Oreskos Explorer

Creature — Cat Scout

When Oreskos Explorer enters the battlefield, search your library for up to X Plains cards, where X is the number of players who control more lands than you. Reveal those cards, put them into your hand, then shuffle your library.

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Oreskos Explorer Discussion

iNinjy on Tomik's Taxes

3 weeks ago

Oreskos Explorer is similar to Boreas Charger if you need more land search, except its ability is activated as soon as Oreskos enters the field.

Land Tax is another good land search, and can be out turn 1 is you have it in hand/first draw. If you really need more mana, Smothering Tithe is really nice and can help you leave lands open for extra available mana.

Single Combat is a fun new boardwipe and can help prevent opponents from rebuilding for an extra turn.

Sloanan on Mangara of ETB triggers

1 month ago

You've got most of the flicker effects I can think of off the top of my head. Maybe something like Oreskos Explorer as a secondary flicker target so you can get more mana fixing?

Gadianten on Magic the Gathering Presents, Cats

1 month ago

I think your theatrical feline cast is a bit thin and you might want to look over a few potential talents such as Regal Caracal , Adorned Pouncer , Balan, Wandering Knight , Brimaz, King of Oreskos , Jazal Goldmane , Jareth, Leonine Titan , Leonin Abunas , Leonin Shikari , Leonin Warleader , Oreskos Explorer and Raksha Golden Cub to fill out any roles you may have.

Equipment is a very costly prop for such a play and as such I would look to add some more mana sources such as Thran Dynamo , Everflowing Chalice , Worn Powerstone and other efficient sources.

triproberts12 on Kitsune Mystic

3 months ago

I would start with the EDHREC pages for enchantress and for mono-white. The big concessions you have to make with mono-white in commander are lack of card draw and ramp. For that reason, the first cards I would put in the deck are Smothering Tithe , Knight of the White Orchid , Boreas Charger , Myriad Landscape , Oreskos Explorer , Solemn Simulacrum , Wayfarer's Bauble , Tithe , Gift of Estates , Land Tax , Endless Atlas , and Alms Collector . Depending on your build, you may then want Sram, Senior Edificer , Emeria, The Sky Ruin , Well of Lost Dreams , Sword of Fire and Ice , Skullclamp , Adanto, the First Fort , and Sword of the Animist .

SamsWrath on Cats in Steel

4 months ago

A few options you have that could help are: Auriok Steelshaper , Oreskos Explorer and Shalai, Voice of Plenty . They aren't cats but, they would have good synergy with your overall deck construction.

Another great choice for a tribal deck is Coat of Arms .

It never hurts to have more creature tutors--especially in a tribal deck. A few you might consider are: Recruiter of the Guard , Eladamri's Call , Enlightened Tutor , Idyllic Tutor , Altar of Bone , Green Sun's Zenith , Sylvan Tutor and Summoner's Pact .

If you want to go faster you'll need to get more lands out fast and/or mana rocks. That's where green comes in. White has a few spells like Land Tax , Tithe and Oreskos Explorer but, green has stuff like: Burgeoning , Carpet of Flowers , Exploration Utopia Sprawl , Wild Growth , Land Grant , Crop Rotation , Sylvan Scrying , Azusa, Lost but Seeking , Birds of Paradise and Bloom Tender .

Other options for going faster are: Chrome Mox , Grim Monolith , Mana Crypt , Mana Vault , Mox Amber , Mox Diamond and Mox Opal .

Its also not a bad idea to toss in a few more instant-speed removal spells such as: Swords to Plowshares , Wear Away , Sundering Growth , Nature's Claim , Naturalize , Natural State , Dispatch , Disenchant , Afterlife , Beast Within , Crib Swap and Oblation .

nerva90 on The Price of Blood

4 months ago

Hey hkhssweiss, thanks for the suggestions.

I have thought about Thought Vessel and Tithe before! This deck does everything in big chunks most of the time. So drawing a ton of cards and getting to keep all of them sounds good to me.

I had forgotten about Thought Vessel and I've put it in, instead of Coldsteel Heart. I've found that the mana base is pretty solid so it's not a big loss to cut Coldsteel.

Tithe might make it in. I put in Oreskos Explorer instead since I wanted a similar effect but wanted a body for the early game. If I put in any infinite combos with Sunforger then I'll definitely put Tithe in.

Now Faith's Reward is the exact kind of trick this deck would like to run. I thought it was just creatures but since it's all permanents then it's so much better! I had been debating putting in Comeuppance and I'll probably playtest with both cards.

I've also been thinking about Reverberate since it's very flexible and could double up my big game ending spells.

swaretappedout on

5 months ago

I love this Commander, very flavourful.

Some nice land tutor creatures that are recurrable with Alesha, Who Smiles at Death are: Oreskos Explorer, Knight of the White Orchid

For some life-gain token synergy maybe Dawn of Hope which has the benefit of drawing you cards and the Life-link soldiers are not to be underestimated.I think without a way to double the counters on Assemble the Legion and it being a 5 drop, its a trap card for this deck. Divine Visitation would be pretty awesome with Queen Marchesa's ability or any other token makers.

Entomb is already in your deck and you could immediately grab a Serra Ascendant with it early on and recur it and its also recurrable with Alesha. Another great card for recursion once you wittle down an opponent is Athreos, God of Passage because if someone is sitting at low life totals, they may just give you back your creatures when they die, and if they are sitting at 2 life, they HAVE to give it back since you cannot pay life you don't have in Magic.

Some weird cards that break white's color pie that might be handy are Dawn Charm because of its awesome utility and fog ability, and Lapse of Certainty to protect your win condition.

Rogue's Passage is of course an all-star in an Aggro deck too so might be worth a slot.

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