Quiet Speculation

Quiet Speculation


Search target player's library for up to three cards with flashback and put them into that player's graveyard. Then the player shuffles his or her library.

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Set Rarity
Eternal Masters (EMA) Uncommon
Judgment (JUD) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Commander / EDH Legal
Highlander Legal
Noble Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Unformat Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal

Quiet Speculation Discussion

Meachman on Sevinne Graveyard Spells

4 months ago

It looks like you're trying to delay before going wide with tokens. Windborn Muse and the new Archon of Absolution might be more useful than the Crackling Drake or the Wall of Stolen Identity in delaying. Sun Titan might also be worth cutting for something like Kykar, Wind's Fury since you probably want more spells than permanents.

Feeling of Dread can help you delay early game and tap down blockers later when you swing out. Marshaling Cry also helps with a go-wide strat. Insult / Injury could be interesting, as well. A little pricier, but Waves of Aggression combos here, as well. Does Outlaws' Merriment or Assemble the Legion work better than Improbable Alliance here?

Quiet Speculation is a tutor for you (or hate against an opponent when combined with something like Purify the Grave). Catalyst Stone also helps with this, and pairs well with your Backdraft Hellkite and Past in Flames.

BMHKain on The 轟音 of Frigid Flame & Scalding Frost.

7 months ago

@king-saproling: Thanks. Just renamed the deck to clarify what Todoroki is. & added some more stuff in. I've also 2 Decks I'll handle myself. The rest, I'd like just one last form of advice in some way if you're still willing; excellent choices BTW. :D: I'd actually like your thoughts on...

Omnath, who Mana Breaks for us all.

Commander / EDH* BMHKain


: Even w/ so much for going for it in the upcoming THEROS: BEYOND DEATH, I just wanted this deck to stay on the Concept of Nature & Artifice as an allying Duo as a theme. 33 Cards over, all that is needed is to keep the philosophy of the deck while shredding 33 of those cards to 100 Cards.

A Space-Time Quaking Ressurection of Dead Magic.

Commander / EDH* BMHKain


: 17 Cards. But I've also some things to note: If I had to start the 17 cuts: they'll be the following: Arcbound, Spark Double (What to Clone?), Hammerfist Giant (It's like a one use card...), Docent of Perfection  Flip (Same abilities in general as the Front Side? Not sold.), Quiet Speculation (W/ so few Flashback Cards now, this may actually Warrant a Cut.)

That's 5 Cuts IMO. I'll leave it to you for what you believe should be cut. These are just my thoughts. What about yours?


The 轟音 of Frigid Flame & Scalding Frost.

Commander / EDH* BMHKain


: Yep. This deck. I ultimately concluded that even w/ the right support, CHAOS has become the equivalent of THE BABYSITTERS CLUB (Yeah, I know. It's so DUUUUUMB (IMO).). So I decided to lessen the CHAOS & try a Wheel Deck Theme as a result. But this is currently 135 cards. All I know is that 35 of them must be severed out of the equation. What do you think of an Arjun Wheeling Deck? Does it seem more viable, or is the original idea a better concept as well as overall deck? I'd like some opinions on this.

So sorry that I actually recommends some cuts to 100 cards for 3 Decks now. No worries; I'll handle the rest, king-saproling. Thanks so much for your efforts :D

SynergyBuild on Commander 2019...

1 year ago

ZendikariWol, I think Sevinne, the Chronoclasm is actually really fun.

To start, it combos with one of my favorite cards from last year's set, Reality Scramble , IDK how good that is, but it'd be a blast.

For real value, I think the deck looks to be a graveyard value control deck. Maybe a bit of prison, considering how you can become 'immortal' by enchanting Sevinne, the Chronoclasm with a Pariah , or equipping it with a Pariah's Shield .

Swiftfoot Boots , Champion's Helm , etc. to protect it, then abuse it's ability to combo with Flashback, like Deep Analysis , jumpstart like Chemister's Insight , retrace like Oona's Grace , and aftermath like Refuse / Cooperate

Total, there are a lot of good spells to abuse with it:

Flashback -

Cackling Counterpart

Deep Analysis

Desperate Ravings

Echo of Eons

Faithless Looting


Increasing Devotion

Increasing Vengeance

Mystic Retrieval

Past in Flames


Scour All Possibilities

Think Twice

Jump-Start -


Radical Idea

Beacon Bolt

Chemister's Insight

Risk Factor

Retrace -

Oona's Grace

Reality Scramble

Call the Skybreaker

Aftermath -

Leave / Chance

Failure / Comply

Farm / Market

Reduce / Rubble

Refuse / Cooperate


Mission Briefing

Snapcaster Mage

Quiet Speculation

Runic Repetition

Catalyst Stone

That's all I can think of right now, if I remember any more sweet cards with Sevinne, I'll tell you!

Spell_Slam on Merry Lich-mas

1 year ago

Good start!

More cards you should consider to make cards like Quiet Speculation more viable: Increasing Ambition, Increasing Confusion and Deep Analysis

Here are a few other suggestions I think would work well with your deck: Academy Elite, Pieces of the Puzzle, Possessed Skaab and The Mirari Conjecture.

In terms of what to cut, Crab Umbra does protect your commander from a board wipe and lets you untap, but it doesn't help with Dralnu's painful downside and there are more efficient ways to untap your commander. Corrupted Conscience also seems a bit random in your deck, since it doesn't really synergize with anything, though it's still a powerful card. Unwind seems like the weakest and narrowest of your counters, of which you already plenty. Nightveil Sprite is a great card in 60-card constructed, but might fall short in a multi-player, 100-card format.

Great deck! I do not look forward to playing against you...

MagicalHacker on Looking for cards with Buried ...

2 years ago

Only three cards do what you ask according to this scryfall search: Grinning Totem, Life's Finale, and Quiet Speculation. The first two, you already have, but that third one is not even good enough even if Tariel had blue because of the fact that it by its very nature cannot find creatures.

Sorry, but WotC just hasn't played around with this idea enough yet.

As others have mentioned, the other way would be to use either mill cards or processors with cards that can exile cards from libraries.

pkcentral on

2 years ago

Maybe I should actually give some constructive budget suggestions rather than just ragging on the deck, huh?

I love Quiet Speculation and think it is vastly underrated. It gets better when more colors are added, but even in mono blue you can go get Deep Analysis for card draw, Cackling Counterpart to copy a Scourge of Fleets or whatever your Phyrexian Metamorph has become, or Artful Dodge to make sure your beater is truly unblockable.

Confound would be a good way to protect the commander.

Trophy Mage can search up your Loxodon Warhammer, Crawlspace or Chromatic Lantern (I would replace that one with Unstable Obelisk or Worn Powerstone).

Treasure Mage can get Spine of Ish Sah, Argentum Armor or Staff of Nin

Trinket Mage gets Basilisk Collar if you really want to keep that, and of course Sol Ring too. You can swap in Wayfarer's Bauble for Wanderer's Twig or the other one for actual ramp, not just a tutor. Brittle Effigy is another great target for the trinket tutorer.

AwesomeOctopus on Mizzix non-infinite win cons?

2 years ago

That sounds pretty good! I actually have all those pieces in the deck already. maybe i run Quiet Speculation to fetch Increasing Vengeance + Devil's Play + Mystic Retrieval into the yard then mystic retrieval flashed back to return the devil's play or just play it from the yard and copy it twice with the Increasing Vengeance

ginko2580 on Unscrupulous Experimentation

3 years ago

Quiet Speculation you mentioned, miampizza, & Altar of the Lost. Interesting card I didn't know was a "Thing", i'm gonna think about a deck option with this card, TY. I don't see it really working in here as there is slim pickings for U/B Flashbacks.... but R/U might be fun? W/U???

ideas for in here though, one Is legal Modern, one isn't I think?? Treasure Cruise or Dig Through Time might work in here.

and slight issues with X4 Delver's in here. you are only at 14 spells to flip him and 22 Creat/Enchants + 24 lands, which = 46 that don't. (do you need 24 lands?) Would Serum Visions help a bit more? or I would lower to a 3X of possibly? even +1X Think Twice -1X Delver/Secrets?

I like your Skaab Ruinator in the SB... could you get away with SB 2x Artful Dodge and add in Skaab? (if you do, you should think about Delver suggestion above a little more).

not sure how far you are going with the "Self-Mill", but, Tome Scour, Chronic Flooding? +Laboratory Maniac???

final thought. Chasm Skulker? do you "Draw" enough?

GL, just some thoughts....

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