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

Wizno on Purified Necromancy

2 days ago

Hey there fellow necromancer! I am also running the Lich Queen (long may she reign) and she truly is the pinnacle of all things undead. I like the deck you've got going on but I do have a few suggestions for you based on my own experience running zombie tribal for a while. First off, you are missing the best piece of zombie tech ever: Rooftop Storm. It's just plain unfair (for everyone else) and lets you cast Varina for free from the command zone (or at least cheaper since you have to pay command tax still). While I'm still figuring out my own configuration for my deck, I've found that Debtors' Knell is an interesting card and can be quite useful in reanimating targets you may have milled. Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite is not a zombie but boy oh boy does she make me happy to be running white now. A super buff AND a mini-board wipe is something to be feared. I would recommend adding in Cabal Coffers if you can as you can generate insane amounts of black mana and that's what the deck is hungry for (well that and brains). I know that some folks don't like him but I think it's always worth running Risen Executioner to get another lord buff. Mikaeus, the Unhallowed is another powerful zombie I would consider running too. A few pet cards for me personally are Prized Amalgam and Scourge of Nel Toth as they are constantly recurring threats or solid sac fodder. I would also suggest adding in Unholy Grotto to get back any zombie you may need again or save a key zombie from a Bojuka Bog. Vault of the Archangel is another utility land I'm exploring right now in my own deck but with a go-wide style deck like ours, it seems like it could be a nice inclusion. While Varina herself is card advantage, I would consider adding in some additional card draw effects like Painful Truths, Read the Bones, Necropotence, Rhystic Study, or Phyrexian Arena. If you would like a another win-con option, white does open up Approach of the Second Sun and Varina's ability can help dig you faster to that second casting. I hope this all helps!

elgosu1337 on Estrid Parallel Lives Tribal

3 days ago

Thanks Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor! I totally missed out Satyr Enchanter since it's new, but it's definitely going in. The idea of Skybind was that it could exile opponents' lands as well, but I've dropped it for the Satyr. I didn't want Eidolon of Blossoms since the mandatory draw trigger can make me lose when I put a few thousand enchantments into play. I might add Mystic Remora and Rhystic Study if I find that the draw is still insufficient. Leyline of Anticipation has been on my radar, but I think I'd mostly be playing on my turn since I can only activate Estrid on my turn.

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Estrid Parallel Lives Tribal

3 days ago

First of all, this deck is amazing. I love the idea you are going for here.

There honestly isn't much I'd change, but I thought of a few cards that might be decent additions:

Sigarda, Host of Herons and Greater Auramancy might be good additional sources of protection. Auramancer and Monk Idealist can provide you with more cheap recursion.

I think your list could use a bit more card draw as some of the cards you have listed aren't exactly card advantage. Eidolon of Blossoms would definitely be great here as it automatically replaces itself. The new Satyr Enchanter is another good option. Mystic Remora and Rhystic Study also seem great in this list.

This deck might want to play more at instant speed so Leyline of Anticipation, and to a lesser extent, (mainly because it isn't an enchantment) Vedalken Orrery, are options.

Lastly Oblivion Ring is probably a better option over Skybind.

Great deck and +1 from me!

SynergyBuild on Scytec

3 days ago

Yeah I know about the karametra GW enchantress build, I just won FNM pods with a semi-competitive Selvala, Explorer Returned varient at my LGS.

If you are running blue, Copy Enchantment, Rhystic Study, Estrid's Invocation, Enchanted Evening+Aura Thief, cantrips, and counterspells, along with some good removal like Chain of Vapor!

DrkNinja on Sliver Queen, Spark Harvesting Hive Mind

3 days ago

I don't like Saheeli or Estrid in this deck, in fact I'm not a big fan of Estrid at all.

I like both garruks I run them both personally in my SF deck,I actually ended up cutting black oath for big garruk.

Added Freyalise and cut original garruk, he just doesn't do much.

And I'm gonna say this one last time... I run 35 lands in my SF deck and never struggle to get land. That said you are running 38, which I whole heartedly believe should be 36 or 37, why would you need your creatures to them also be Mana dorks? Trick question, you wouldn't. None of us underestimate how much Mana one can get from an army of tokens and cryptolith rite, but you don't need it. Your tokens are gonna be needed as blockers, and they can't block tapped.

Also why did you cut Rhystic Study that card is way too good, actually so is Leyline. Card advantage is the single most important thing for a deck to have in commander.

DrkNinja on Wealth of Imagination

4 days ago

Perpetual Timepiece, Search for Azcanta  Flip, and Sultai Ascendancy are good ways to get cards into your graveyard to reanimate.

Rhystic Study should go in EVERY deck that can play blue; I also like to play Leyline of Anticipation in all blue decks but your ability is instant speed so...

Cascading Cataracts and Crystal Quarry are great lands for decks that need to produce WUBRG. Also Chromatic Lantern is nessecary for 5c Decks.

I also think you have too many lands, and will probably be flooded more often than you want to be... I'd stick with less lands and more mana rocks.

I don't see Vigor or Purity in this list, they are WAY too busted not to play; they also offer protection from mill as a side note.

No Path to Exile, Swords to Plowshares, Anguished Unmaking, Unmake, or Utter End? They are super strong I suggest them highly.

Broken Fall also seems like just a much worse Asceticism...

Also Stalking Vengeance seems INSANE with evoke costs...

Sorry I know that was a lot.

Massenergy on Breya In Progress (input welcome!)

5 days ago

Temples, Arcum Dagsson , and Rhystic Study are on the way! Think Ill also add Darksteel Forge

evncrbch on Death is Temporary

5 days ago

punkrawkmonkey - Burnished Hart was on the consideration list but ultimately didn't make the cut. This was mainly due to the fact that the 6 mana required to get two lands in tapped is more than the 4 mana required for Explosive Vegetation; thus it is less efficient. It is true that it is repeatable, but by the time I feel that I will have the extra mana around to repeat the effect, I likely have enough mana to do most of what I want to do anyway. Memnarch is a fine card, but it is slow and really doesn't have any incredible synergy with the rest of the list. To touch on the self-mill aspect; yes, it is a viable thing to build the entire engine around, but it isn't exactly what I want to do with the list. I like Muldrotha as a commander more for the repeatable effects than for the idea of trying to completely fill my graveyard to find the same cards every game. I think that style gets a bit dull both to play and to play against. Living Death is certainly a card I may want in the list, I'll just need to test it. Yawgmoth's Will is likely going to take a back seat for now simply because I don't own it and it is pricey. Mystic Remora will probably find a spot in the list alongside Rhystic Study. Finally, I'll probably pass on Glen Elendra Archmage because I don't feel like being the person nobody wants to play against, and it's also expensive.

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