Rhystic Study


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH 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
Commander's Arsenal (CMA) Common
Prophecy (PCY) Common

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Rhystic Study


Whenever an opponent casts a spell, you may draw a card unless that player pays .

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Rhystic Study Discussion

DangoDaikazoku on Aminatou Staxshifter (Esper Stax Primer)

19 hours ago

CyborgAeon Glad you like the deck! Bob is not a bad choice at all for the reasons you mentioned. I also believe that the only thing that shuts him down is Humility too which is nice because he's not all too affected by our other hate cards.

One issue I find with the inclusion is that our creature count is low as it is, and our primary means of defending our walkers is Ensnaring Bridge which doesn't make card advantage feel very desirable if we don't have outs to empty our hand right away. We have found through testing that the deck operates well with minimal cards in hand, and through Aminatou's card filtering ability coupled with durdling through a Stasis lock, we tend to manage better than other commanders at the table. Dark Tutelage is certainly a card worth considering since it avoids our hate, but I feel like I would rather run Phyrexian Arena instead. Even then though, we still prefer cards that don't force draws, which makes our Rhystic Study and Mystic Remora highly desirable with text that says "you may draw a card".

Hope that clears some things up! We will definitely keep in mind your suggestions while we work on our revisions soon to come. Cheers!

PookandPie on Breya , Thopter Shaper

2 days ago

You seem to have little in the way of drawing cards; Rhystic Study might be a great addition to the deck as it either taxes your opponent and slows them down, or you get free card draw. It seems a better use of a card slot than, say, Brass's Bounty.

Similarly, you're missing out on cards like Vedalken Archmage that could also draw you more cards, and would function like a second copy of Jhoira. You could drop Sydri, for example, and it would probably improve the deck by allowing you to draw into more of your valuable cards. Sydri isn't exactly great without Caltrops or Aetherflux Reservoir, after all.

Just a thought; hope it helps.

Flooremoji on Baleful Strix (Pauper EDH)

2 days ago

You seem to be missing Rhystic Study. Great deck!

SynergyBuild on An...Uncoventional commander

4 days ago

Deck sounds sweet, Stasis makes a great lock with is, as does Static Orb, Winter Orb, and some tutorage for those cards in the form of Muddle the Mixture, Enlightened Tutor, etc.

From that base, you could go more into turbo-stasis with Blind Obedience, Tangle Wire, Kismet, and Frozen AEther type cards, stax with Sphere of Resistance, Thorn of Amethyst, Grand Arbiter Augustin IV, and Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, or permission control with Counterspells, Swords to Plowshares, Terminus, Supreme Verdict, and other control cards.

This could also be backed up be a strong walker plan, think Teferi, Temporal Archmage, Jace, the Mind Sculptor, Jace, Architect of Thought.

Additionally, Teferi works well without creatures, you could run Humility as one of the harshest anti-creature cards, Cursed Totem to shut off more commanders, etc.

In a playgroup filled with walker commanders, Pithing Needle and Sorcerous Spyglass are great removal, as is anything else that can do similar effects. Suppression Field forces the issue that Stasis asks:

Can you pay for that?

Also, with a stax plan, or a control one in general, Rhystic Study is more powerful than usual, and never forget Mystic Remora! These cards should be pretty good.

Other than that, more cards that fit here are:

Jace, Unraveler of Secrets, Tamiyo, the Moon Sage, Brago, King Eternal (flickers walkers to reset counters&activations for the turn), Azorius Signet, Cyclonic Rift, Fellwar Stone, Sol Ring, Chrome Mox, Brainstorm, Ponder, Preordain, Swan Song, Path to Exile, Damping Sphere, Rings of Brighthearth (doubles walker activations!), Inspiring Statuary, Sphinx's Revelation, Search for Azcanta  Flip, Return to Dust, Fact or Fiction, Mystical Tutor, Arcane Denial, Teferi's Protection, Rewind, Reality Shift, Tragic Arrogance, Cleansing Nova, Treasure Cruise, Dig Through Time, Mind Stone, Sensei's Divining Top, etc.

ZendikariWol on For the Vicious Swarm - Ezuri Counter EDH

5 days ago

You're missing a few big heckin cards.

Cephalid Constable is miraculously underrated, Drumhunter is a personal howling mine AND a mana dork, Elvish Visionary draws a card, Experiment One and Pelt Collector are excellent one-drops, Fertilid is awesome repeatable ramp, Forgotten Ancient is bat-shit insane with four players, Gilder Bairn is both adorable and quite functional, Glen Elendra Archmage is a repeatable negate, Kalonian Hydra is hilarious (and it's a 0/0 so I think you can trigger Ezuri's ability before his ETB), Kaseto, Orochi Archmage is a powerhouse, Managorger Hydra get too big too quickly for most opponents to handle, Novijen Sages is a nice draw engine, Permeating Mass is fantastic in this deck, Pir, Imaginative Rascal and Toothy, Imaginary Friend are such a good combo, Plaxcaster Frogling is great protection, Scavenging Ooze is awesome (Meren is in my meta, idk about you), Seedborn Muse is good anywhere, Simic Manipulator leads to fun shenanigans, Sporeback Troll, also good protection, Tuskguard Captain is perfect evasion, Ulvenwald Tracker is about as good as green removal gets, and Wild Beastmaster is another Cultivator of Blades, but a little less for a little less mana. Rishkar's Expertise and Soul's Majesty are a couple gems, Bred for the Hunt, Doubling Season, and Hadana's Climb  Flip are great for countered up dudes, Rhystic Study, which should honestly go in every blue EDH deck, Cloudstone Curio it's better than Panharmonicon in this, Strionic Resonator is also probably better than Panharmonicon here. Also a Thran Dynamo might do ya good in the mana department.

anton6776 on Merfolk EDH

6 days ago

Also just for some basic staple suggestions - Sylvan Library, Rhystic Study, Burgeoning, Exploration, Green Sun's Zenith, even though its a little off flavor maybe Craterhoof Behemoth, Swan Song, Rite of Replication

Dickie_Smalls on Oloro Stays Seated

1 week ago

Looks pretty fun. You might want to cut out some lands and add some draw. Rhystic Study and Mystic Remora are powerful cards. Also Blind Obedience should have a spot in this deck

ComboKiller94 on Phenax Mill v1

1 week ago

Personally i don't tend to run over 36 lands in a deck, especially if i have some artifact ramp, unless of course its a land matters deck like Lord Windgrace or Omnath, Locus of Rage. 37 lands should be more than enough especially if you can draw a few cards through the game to get your land drops! Rhystic Study is definitely worth it, if you can get it out early and keep it on the table it normally gains you a massive card advantage over the other players, especially if they are casting multiple spells a turn.

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