Reckless Scholar

Reckless Scholar

Creature — Human Wizard

: Target player draws a card, then discards a card.

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Set Rarity
Magic Game Night (GNT) Uncommon
Battlebond (BBD) Uncommon
Archenemy: Nicol Bolas (E01) Uncommon
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Uncommon
Conspiracy (CNS) Common
Zendikar (ZEN) Common

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Pioneer Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Block Constructed Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Heirloom Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Pauper Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

Reckless Scholar Discussion

Mjollnir15 on Count on it!

1 year ago

Well my first question would be : Your list isn't currently standard legal, is that because you want it that way or that you didn't notice? If your answer is the latter, you can probably start by removing the cards that aren't standard legal such as :

As for adds, I think Sharktocrab is huge in this deck, especially with your familiar that allows you to recreate the effect! You not only prevent him from blocking, but you'll also prevent him from attacking on his next turn so you can just go to town!

Any other suggestions I may have highly depend on what format you wish to go into!

MagerPayne on Blue black discard

1 year ago

Reckless Scholar is one of my favorite ways to get damage from my enchantments when my opponent is top decking.

CloudScorpion on V̧͋̽̀e̛̓x́̄̆ͥ͆ͥ͡i̡ͬ̉ͭ̆nͥͬ́͢g͊ͩ͑̿͊͢

2 years ago

The only issue I have with Contingency Plan is that it isn't a creature. Reducing my creature count limits my ability to use emerge and increases the likelihood of the Duskwatch Recruiter  Flip or Foul Emissary abilities failing to draw. In most cases Reckless Scholar will only stay on the field for one or two turns before being sac'd for emerge.

Pulling out Emrakul is more of a desperation move than the goal of the deck, so I don't need to be dumping cards en masse into the graveyard.

xehanortsguardian on

3 years ago

Moby_Copperfield Thanks for the suggestions, Reckless Scholar definitely deserves a spot, he's a bit more expensive to play, but after testing Seeker of Insight, it didn't really function like I wanted to, triggering only once in a while. Haunted Dead and Stitchwing Skaab are neat, what to remove though? I think Shadowstorm Vizier can be removed since the buff she gets is minimal at best, would be a shame though that card inspired me to build this deck in the first place.

Moby_Copperfield on

3 years ago

Have thought of using Reckless Scholar instead of Seeker of Insight?

I'm attempting to build a deck around discard as well.

I'm considering creatures from the previous sets such as Haunted Dead and Stitchwing Skaab that benefit from being discarded as well as provide a discard outlet.

yahelhotam on UB Cycling

3 years ago

i think that dropping a Reckless Scholar would be a horrible mistake, since it's one of the only cards that give you cycling, which is the most important aspect of the deck.

micjohns on UB Cycling

3 years ago

Thank you for your feedback! The Reckless Scholar usually seems to be one of the most important cards for the deck because it gives free cycling, but you still think its worth taking out in favor of Curator of Mysteries? Also, a Faith of the Devoted should go over a Drake Haven? Thanks again!

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