Oreskos Explorer

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

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Set Rarity
Battlebond (BBD) 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

Spirits on Arahbo, Budget... for Cats EDH

2 weeks ago

Hi TzickyT,

Hopefully you find some of this useful.

The reason why Lost Leonin and Archangel of Thune/Spike Feeder work consistently is the tutoring. Under budget constraints you must include Eladamri's Call it's the best tutor, and it's only a few $'s. Also you must include Congregation at Dawn.

Wild Nacatl has no place in this deck, hes a 2/2 (at best) for with no Lifelink, he doesn't provide us anything, and is a dead draw late game.

Did you start with the Arahbo, Roar of the World C17 Deckbox "Feline Ferocity"? If so play the Mirari's Wake, it works excellent with White Sun's Zenith. Also include the Bloodforged Battle-Axe.

Key to the City makes no sense, you have little/no recursion, just use Expedition Map to tutor Rogue's Passage and perhaps include a Crop Rotation. Instead use Trample, by including Behemoth Sledge also gives additional Lifelink.

Taj-Nar Swordsmith is a great budget equipment tutor for Skullclamp, Swiftfoot Boots, Bloodforged Battle-Axe, late in the game he can tutor the Grafted Exoskeleton as well. If Bloodforged Battle-Axe is in, certainly Kemba, Kha Regent can make her way in.

Pride Sovereign is decent as well, I've been testing him out at the moment because of his speed (slow).

Since you'll be slower, can use reset cards like Divine Reckoning.

Canopy Vista would be good with the number of basic lands available. Fortified Village too.

Condemn is a good budget removal too (situational).

Oreskos Explorer can replace Nissa, Vastwood Seer  Flip if you don't have her already.

I'm not sure Recycle is right, feels wrong. If anywhere you are going to splurge some cash would be on a Sylvan Library, but Recycle isn't right.

I would include a Sunbond doubles your chance of drawing / tutor into Spike Feeder Infinite Life combo anyway. It's good with the other lifelink Loxodon Warhammer the Lifelink cats, Archangel of Thune etc. Since you tutor less, have more probability of drawing into it. If you do draw it, just tutor the Spike Feeder.

Green Sun's Zenith without a Dryad Arbor isn't as good, because it loses its Modularity as a Mana Ramp & Tutor. There are still some targets though like Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist or Spike Feeder or Prowling Serpopard, etc. Still ok, just not as good.

Lifecrafter's Bestiary is a little high mana cost, but it's a decent draw engine.

Rampant Growth is a good cheap tutor.

The primary win-con is tutor Lost Leonin + Double strike (Berserk, Ajani, Caller of the Pride, Duelist's Heritage) etc. Secondary to that try and Lifelink and Felidar Sovereign.

I wouldn't use 1 for 1 like Broken Bond, maybe just put Return to Dust it can exile annoying Indestructible Planeswalkers too, and if you Sorcery cast its 2 for 1.

Eldritch Evolution is another cheap tutor I've been toying around with.

Thaumatic Compass  Flip feels too slow for me.

Some ideas to consider anyway. +1.

Lhurgyof on Double Penetration

3 weeks ago

I'm following this deck. I plan to make a Kwende deck myself.

I'd suggest dropping Armillary Sphere and Commander's Sphere for Oreskos Explorer, Tithe, or Gift of Estates. White has some decent ramp. I feel like Brimaz, King of Oreskos has a home in here too.

+1

BS-T on Battlebond Spoilers Threaad

4 weeks ago

Today has thrown up some really bizarre reprints. Flavour all over the place - Urborg Drake, Oreskos Explorer, Dinrova Horror, Eyeblight Assassin, Pulse of Murasa, Kraul Warrior ...

Don't get me wrong, the good reprints are amazing and the set overall is great. The feel of some of these is very odd though.

Reminds me of the junk plane from Thor, Ragnarok where stuff just shows up from other places. Maybe it's supposed to? Is there background to this?

Spirits on Arahbo, Xenagos... for Cats EDH

1 month ago

Hey TzickyT no worries, the community is here to help each other out!

Remember the Fallen would be great if you're building a Hunting Grounds / The Mending of Dominaria / Satyr Wayfinder / Mulch / Crucible of Worlds type deck (and others). At CMC3 it's pretty good, it returns a creature and an artifact, so it turns 1 card into 2 cards, just need a way to get the cards in the graveyard. Eternal Witness would be awesome in this build too. CMC3 is a bit slow for my strategy, and because it returns to the hand, and it's a sorcery, I wouldn't run it. If it was Instant, probably. Or if it was CMC2. If it slows me down a turn, it's not good for this build, have to fast infect and punch through (in this particular build).

It's funny I don't run any board-wipe in my build, this one is good because most cats can dodge it (before eminence). For CMC3 its very good. It's going to miss a bunch of creatures you really want to get rid of though, that something like Wrath of God will, could be a dead draw against certain commanders (tokens notably). It depends on your build, I don't see a Arahbo, Roar of the World in your public decks, but in my build, I use evasion (Sword of Feast and Famine, Sword of Fire and Ice, Trample, Doublestrike) to overcome blockers, I don't need to clear the board. I thought about Divine Reckoning as well, but I really dislike situational cards that may miss the real target. I'd probably also want protection, like Faith's Reward and abuse that infinitely, or Make a Stand / Rootborn Defenses / Teferi's Protection that type of effect to go along with it. I'm even contemplating taking out more protection / control to get more tutor, like Eldritch Evolution into the deck.

Blackblade Reforged with it's Equip 7 is too much. In my build, I'm not equipping Legendary creatures, Lost Leonin, Skyhunter Skirmisher, Adorned Pouncer etc. And rarely cast Arahbo, Roar of the World. There are some cool Legendary cats to equip, like Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist but I don't have enough Legendary to make it viable. It really needs Sigarda's Aid / Hammer of Nazahn / Puresteel Paladin / Balan, Wandering Knight / Stonehewer Giant / Stoneforge Mystic / Balan, Wandering Knight along with land enablers Cultivate / Kodama's Reach / Oreskos Explorer / Sword of the Animist / Nissa's Pilgrimage / Burnished Hart / Traverse the Outlands / Crucible of Worlds / Etc. A slight modification to this build could make it very effective. Because it doesn't have Trample, Haste, Lifelink, Draw, or Infect built in, it's not a priority. I'd still much rather have a Grafted Exoskeleton or a Steelshaper's Gift (or the likes) to Tutor my Grafted Exoskeleton, than draw a Blackblade Reforged. You'll also notice i've removed duplicate effects like I have Loxodon Warhammer but no Behemoth Sledge because they do the same things. I'd just rather tutor the better one Loxodon Warhammer in this case, than have 2 cards that do the same thing. Just my way of playing, I like consistency over force. I could see this with some nice Legendary creatures and enablers working out very well though, especially with Doublestrike/Trample mechanics. Imagine casting Berserk on a cat wielding this sword!! I do like this type of mechanic, and with you can overload the heck out of it, Lashwrithe is one of my favorites, nice too cause it's a living weapon. Would also be good on a Commander that does Commander damage as a strategy (Arahbo, Roar of the World doesn't do Commander damage)

All these are viable if properly supported in the deck. Like you wouldn't play a Prowling Serpopard in a Retribution of the Meek build, and Kemba, Kha Regent would be in a Blackblade Reforged build, as examples.

They all are too much protection, or potentially too slow / high CMC for me. I'm still testing whenever I can, deck is still not functionally perfect yet, but I do consistently pull my Lost Leonin + Eminence + Doublestrike enabler though, which is the goal! Much of the reason I don't play Lightning Greaves because I need to abuse the Eminence trigger.

Armoured_Lotus on Angelic Wrath - Aurelia, the Warleader *UPDATED*

2 months ago

kamelyan: Thank you so much, friend! Your insight is always appreciated. I've decided to leave off Land Tax, as it's super pricey and difficult to procure, but I've added Mind's Eye and Sword of the Animist to the list. Do you think Oreskos Explorer would be useful? I appreciate the fact that it only searches for Plains, but it's like a mini-Land Tax effect, which might be neat.

pskinn01 on Heliod (MWC)

3 months ago

Grasp of Fate - o ringing multiple permanents makes it usable.

Knight of the White Orchid - decent "ramp" in white (not true ramp, but lets you hit land drops).

Oreskos Explorer - good "ramp" in white.

Land Tax - best "ramp" in white.

Solemn Simulacrum - sad robot is good in lots of decks.

Oketra the True - another token generator.

Comeuppance - fun anti aggro card.

Idyllic Tutor - another enchantment tutor

Mind Stone and Marble Diamond - run some 2 drop mana rocks, and lower land count.

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