Pain Seer


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Born of the Gods Rare
Promo Set Rare

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Pain Seer

Creature — Human Wizard

Inspired Whenever Pain Seer becomes untapped, reveal the top card of your library and put that card into your hand. You lose life equal to that card's converted mana cost.

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Pain Seer Discussion

Mikeyel16 on Budgetary Jund

1 week ago

I tested Pain Seer against Grim Flayer a lot, and while it doesn't give you the raw advantage that Bob gives you, it can set up your deck to where youre always drawing what you want, and it just gets really hard to handle once it starts being a 4/4 for 2

Happymaster19 on Leaving on a Jet Plane [Modern Esper Vehicles]

2 weeks ago

I think that's a fun idea to explore. I worry Garrison just won't be a good as Harvester in most scenarios. Harvester costs the same, has flying and sometimes lifelink, an extra bit of toughness, and crews for the bare minimum. Garrison and Pain Seer would be amusing in a more casual build. Thanks!

Funkydiscogod on Leaving on a Jet Plane [Modern Esper Vehicles]

2 weeks ago

You know what would be amusing? Mobile Garrison instead of Aethersphere Harvester. Then, run Pain Seer instead of Dark Confidant, and get twice as many Inspired activations.

goblinguiderevealpls on I'm Farting Carrots

2 weeks ago

Pain Seer seems good here, its an abusable yet budget Dark Confidant

PeeBee on Mono Black Obliterator

1 month ago

Some good cards that mono black usually like are Dark Confidant, Pain Seer, Gifted Aetherborn, Geralf's Messenger, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Dismember, Victim of Night, Sign in Blood. Depends what you want to do with the deck.

You could become creature based devotion with a finisher of Gray Merchant of Asphodel

You could also become control with all the good kill spells and win with a late game Empty the Pits or planeswakers like Liliana of the Veil

You could also become a pain drain with cards like Blood Artist, Zulaport Cutthroat, Crypt Ghast, Night Market Lookout

You'd need to give more direction on what you want to do with the deck, or what cards you like, what budget you have, before I can criteque any more.

LordSnow on - Modern Aristocrats -

2 months ago

@ArcticJohn I would say Grim Haruspex definitely fits the theme better and may work better in this deck. Asylum Visitor may be a better overall card though. And I am skeptical of Pain Seer a little bit. I don't think there will be too many opportunities to attack with it. I rarely attack with Dark Confidant unless the board is all clear or I want it to die. Our other attackers all have some type of evasion or are available to return from the graveyard if the got blocked and die. Plus you wouldn't be drawing until at least turn 4 and that is only if it survives its attack. With Grim Haruspex a lot of times you will be able to play it and sacrifice something immediately or in response to them killing the Haruspex. You will be at least drawing something off of it.

ArcticJohn on - Modern Aristocrats -

2 months ago

LordSnow i think the Grim Haruspex fits better into the theme, i also thought about Pain Seer, from your experience with the deck do you think it wil have good attacks so we can trigger it's ability?

Morbid_Empress on Disciple Of Madness

3 months ago

ths is a pretty cool deck id use Asylum Visitor instead of Pain Seer it has madness an synergizes with discarx really well

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