Oreskos Explorer


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Pauper Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
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

Vettedog677 on Go Big Equipment

1 day ago

Sakura-Tribe Elder moved to sideboard. I may replace Oreskos Explorer with it, but I want to see how well it works since there may be potential with it

NV_1980 on Bruna, Judger of the Sinful

1 day ago

Hi LeAlbus,

Your deck looks interesting, but I see some room for improvement :) Your land count is a little high. I think you could increase the deck's speed by dropping the land count back down to 36 and instead add some more ramp options. This would include cards like Knight of the White Orchid, Oreskos Explorer, Solemn Simulacrum and in case you have the monies, Weathered Wayfarer or Land Tax.

I can't help but notice that some of the more powerful Angels that are available are missing from your deck (you already mentioned Avacyn). If you lack the money to buy these but still want this deck to work as a tribal, perhaps you should look into cards like Honor of the Pure, Door of Destinies and Spear of Heliod.

Last but not least, add some more draw ability. I know white is a spectacularly bad color at this, but you can use some artifacts to compensate. I'd recommend Staff of Nin and maybe Mind's Eye.

I hope this helps and I hope you can find the time to comment on one of my decks as well. Happy gaming!

NV_1980 on Daxos Destroys the Diplomats

1 day ago

Hi Samuelv64,

I've played my Daxos deck for two years now; feel free to check it out (and comment, would appreciate it :)). Your deck has many similarities to my own. I think though, that you could add some more of the 'nasty' enchantments that black has to pester your opponents with ;) One of my favorites would be Underworld Dreams; nobody likes taking damage for drawing cards and it would complement your Fate Unraveler nicely. Another really strong one would be No Mercy.

Another thing you might want to consider is some ramp/land fetching, to increase the speed of your deck a little. A mana rock like Worn Powerstone would be good, but I'd really recommend something like Oreskos Explorer or Weathered Wayfarer/Land Tax if you have the monies.

What are your experiences with using Opalescence and Starfield of Nyx? Aren't they making your enchantments much more susceptible to board wipes?

smiffdemon on Gisela, Blade of Goldnight

2 weeks ago

Seems like you have a bunch of anthem effects going on. Have you considered Marshal's Anthem? With the kicker cost you can get something back from the graveyard which is always useful. Angel of Invention is another anthem on legs, and with your slight angel tribal happening here, you could always try to reduce the cost of casting Gisela and other creatures with Urza's Incubator and just use tribal anthem effects as well.

Ramp is always kind of hard in these colors. You already have land tax which is great, but you could also consider Oreskos Explorer and Weathered Wayfarer.

GoldenDiggle on Guess who's back

3 weeks ago

Hey DieKnowMight! It looks like you have a lot of suggestions going on here. I'm no expert on Mardu commanders, but I have a few suggestions!

Magus of the Disk is a cheap wipe that can be brought back by Alesha, as is False Prophet. (He doesn't exile himself, as he is dead.)

Elspeth, Sun's Champion has a wipe on her -2 that replicates the wipe people have been recommending to you.

Dolmen Gate is pretty solid, acting as damage negation similar to Iroas.

Cathars' Crusade acts similar to Gleam of Battle by giving counters. It's considered a commander staple for white, I would suggest picking up a few.

Mother of Runes is another way to protect your commander and can be used offensively to get a free swing in as well!

Stronghold Assassin goes 1 for 1 on creatures with your opponents, worthwhile since you can the creature he sacrifices and him if he dies.

Beetleback Chief is similar to Ponyback Brigade.

Balefire Liege could be useful, but unfortunately, Ashenmoor Liegeand Deathbringer Liege have a power of more than 2.

Oreskos Explorer helps search for lands if you are playing against ramp.

Legion Loyalist gives your tiny guys trample, but more importantly ignores tokens.

Flesh Carver drops a big token after he dies and can sacrifice things.

precociousapprentice on Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control

1 month ago

Beebles, I have considered Oreskos Explorer before, many times, but have passed it by every time. I am not sure that it replaces Gift of Estates, even though it is a sorcery speed land draw card. I depend on Gift of Estates to curve out smoothly, or to draw me three cards to discard to one of several important cards for the deck. Give. That Oreskos Explorer does not guarantee a draw of three cards, I am not sure it is right. The body is useful at times, but I am not sure it outweighs the possible decrease in effectiveness. I should trial it anyway, since I keep coming back to it, but I anticipate that it will not replace Gift of Estates. I do appreciate the suggestion, though. Thanks.

Beebles on Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control

1 month ago

Hey precociousapprentice,

I recently bumped into Oreskos Explorer which I'm going to test in one of my decks. Might be very close to a Gift of Estates on a stick in your list. Perhaps worth trying out sometime.


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