Pain Seer

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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Set Rarity
Born of the Gods (BNG) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Pioneer Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Block Constructed Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Heirloom Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

Pain Seer Discussion

ChrisHansonBiomancin on Disciple of 2-Drops (Infinite Combo)

2 months ago

Hey Iniallator98 thanks for the upvote! Ya there's unfortunately not a great way I can think of to replace what the Disciple does, but Pain Seer makes for a decent plan B since it uses the same engine & can act as sort of a Dark Confidant . I'd probably describe the strategy in that case as being more of a grindy tempo approach than straight control, as you'd want to use the card advantage Pain Seer provides to keep your hand stocked with answers while Smuggler's Copter and/or Hydroid Krasis go over the top. I tried to choose cards for the removal suite that are situational enough to give Disciple a wide array of answers, but still flexible enough individually to keep the number of dead cards in hand without Disciple to a minimum, so it can hopefully play that grindy style if needed. The other side of the coin is that you can see a lot of cards via Pain Seer & Copter, making it more likely to get a Disciple.

If you have any ideas for how to make it more consistent though, I'm all ears!

m1nced on Mill Town

2 months ago

Inspired cards:

Non-Phenax ways to untap stuff:

DragonzBane on Mono-Black Vehicles Pioneer

3 months ago

Murderous Rider would give you a little more interaction. I would suggest 2 in place of 1 Pain Seer and 1 Fatal Push

Temporal_Inept on Pennies from Phyrexia [[Primer]]

6 months ago

Moosh528491 I chose Pain Seer because I can get multiple cards off of him instead of one per turn

Moosh528491 on Pennies from Phyrexia [[Primer]]

6 months ago

Can I ask why Pain Seer and not Dark Confidant ? Is it because you don't want to lose the life every turn or is there something else that I'm missing? Or is it because of the huge price tag on Dark Confidant ?

Strangelove on Black Rose [Budget]

10 months ago

Thanks, Shinwizzles! I like Noosegraf Mob & Ingot Chewer , I think I have some of those. Most else I cut because it was above 50 cents. I was going for hyper-budget and bought it for less than $30 (its my new favorite build-restriction tbh). This is the only deck I've found a place for Prince of Thralls , so I splurged xD.

After playing a few games, I found the deck struggled with draw as well as dethroning, so I'm thinking about adding cards like Pain Seer , Corpse Augur , etc (pain draw on a stick).

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