Rishkar's Expertise


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Aether Revolt (AER) Rare

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Rishkar's Expertise


Draw cards equal to the greatest power among creatures you control.

You may cast a card with converted mana cost 5 or less from your hand without paying its mana cost.

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Rishkar's Expertise Discussion

magicsheep on Explore Saproling Gift

4 days ago

The idea is great, and I think this deck could become very competitive with a couple of tweaks. Nice deck Lerijie.

The Gate to the Afterlifes, Shalai, Voice of Plenty, and God-Pharoah's Gift are in the sideboard, but the description seems to insinuate that they're supposed to be in the mainboard.

Rishkar's Expertise and Ghalta, Primal Hunger would be interesting additions to the deck. They allow you to draw cards and Ghalta can be used as a finisher.

This deck clearly generates lots of mana and you also probably have lots of lands in hand. Walking Ballista is a great mana sink that can deal damage to your opponent.

You probably want at least one of Invoke the Divine or Naturalize, because they are needed to remove artifacts and enchantments.

If you want more suggestions, or want me to playtest your deck, head over to my wall and leave me a comment.


zenozia on Kruphix - WIP *Help Appreciated*

1 week ago

hi your list is very interesting but I feel it's kinda slow to support a 4.15 cmc

acceleration : Exploration, Skyshroud Claim, Somberwald Sage, Oracle of Mul Daya, Explosive Vegetation, Llanowar Elves, Fyndhorn Elves, Elvish Mystic

creature: Coiling Oracle, Rashmi, Eternities Crafter, Altered Ego, Clever Impersonator, Azusa, Lost but Seeking

sorcery: Green Sun's Zenith, Rishkar's Expertise, Genesis Wave

land: Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx

instant: Mystical Tutor, Brainstorm, Chord of Calling, Mana Drain

artifact: Everflowing Chalice play this I swear. Thran Dynamo, Gilded Lotus, Simic Signet

enchantement: Rhystic Study, Burgeoning, Mystic Remora

I will probably cut some of your win condition and some creature if I were you

ShunKurosaki2309 on Ramos, Ramp Engine

1 week ago

Hey there! Big fan of Ramos and I think you have a nice deck in the making! That being said, I’d advice to perhaps not run as many artifacts since they don’t add any counters to Ramos as the game goes on.

I’d also like to suggest a few cards that synergize with Ramos and remain within a nice budget. The first card is Abzan Charm since it acts as a Swiss Army knife, has 3 colors, and can instantly give Ramos 5 counters. The second card is Bring to Light, since it allows to you to search any creature, instant, or sorcery with at most 5 CMC depending on how many colors of mana you have at your disposal, and then just lets you cast that card for free, which potentially can also get Ramos to an immediate 5 counters. Third card is Release to the Wind since it allows to temporarily deal with your opponents’ problem cards, but also allows you to recycle cast effects, such as your Maelstrom Wanderer. Another card would be Rishkar's Expertise since you’ll likely draw many cards and then get to cast a spell with 5 or less CMC for free, which is insane. Last card is Overwhelming Stampede since you’ll double Ramos’ power and significantly boost any other creatures you control, grant them trample, and at least ensure that one player will be knocked out of the game.

If you read this far, I apologize for the giant paragraphs. Regardless of which direction you take your deck, good luck, have fun, and do you dude!

ShunKurosaki2309 on Ramos-Daddy

1 week ago

Rishkar's Expertise would be great for card draw since Ramos is bound to have a large power as long as he remains on the field. Plus, you get to cast a spell of CMC 5 or less for free.

spulverin on Ezuri +1/+1

1 week ago

Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix, Tatyova, Benthic Druid, Growing Rites of Itlimoc // Itlimoc, Cradle of the Sun, Rishkar's Expertise, Avenger of Zendikar, From Beyond, Hornet Queen, Parallel Lives, Spawnwrithe , Arachnogenesis, Awakening Zone, Cryptolith Rite .

oder halt stark auf meerfok tribal.

Tu den dead eye wieder rein :) und noch etwas (einiges) mehr zum beschleunigen.

zin1000 on (Budget- Infect) You Affect Me, You Infect Me

2 weeks ago

Kaseto, Orochi Archmage to make your infect creatures unblockable and pump Blight Mamba. Rishkar's Expertise to draw cards from your high power creatures and get a free cmc 5 or less card. Throne of Geth for proliferate and a sac outlet for your artifact infect creatures in case they would die from blockers. Trailblazer's Boots for evasion. High cmc but Increasing Savagery seems good with the +1/+1 counters theme. Prowler's Helm for evasion.

Regoober on Ulasht, the Hate Seed

2 weeks ago

My new sermon on the mount has been Godo, Bandit Warlord + Helm of the Host= Infinite combat steps. Not your style? I get it... on with the show.

Not what you're looking for? You Need draw or ways to exploit Hydra baby. Ashnod's Altar + Ivy Lane Denizen = infinite colorless and creatures ETB (+Hardened Scales or Panharmonicon= Infinite Hydra Or Warstorm Surge which would be better as Impact Tremors will win you the game!) That all seems like a good addition as does Rishkar's Expertise with your curve. You've got a ton of fatties... maybe a Selvala, Heart of the Wilds? Draw and Ramp! (And @ $20, it's not gonna get any cheaper any time soon)

More Token poppers, IMO. You wanna get big and strong, don't you? An old classic is Snake Basket, but one that I'm recently loving is Tempt with Vengeance.

More Cheating? Quicksilver Amulet and Belbe's Portal naming... Hydras? Oh and you don't have Hooded Hydra--The hydra of adding tokens to your commander! I like Fresh Meat as an Anti-board wipe card.

I'm all-in on your use of Enrage as a mechanic! (That'll set you apart from your boring counterparts). Ripjaw Raptor and Silverclad Ferocidons (What's a Ferocidon? sounds angry) are both AWESOME adds to this meta.

Keep fixing and fiddling but keep your goal in mind: Win by... Big plays and Cheat things out with strong ramp to support.

Watch out for Red/Green's Cryptonite: Lack of draw and Board Bounces and Wipes.

Pervavita on Dump em and Pump em

2 weeks ago

With your commander card draw isn't something you need too much of as his ability is effectively card draw (not the best but it works). As such I would cut Harmonize, Smuggler's Copter, & Rishkar's Expertise. The last two more then Harmonize as they don't synergies with what a token deck wants. Smuggler's Copter doesn't make tokens or pump the team and Rishkar's Expertise is so expensive and only draws you a few cards... if it draws you more you should just swing out and win. But what do we replace them with? Well use Rhys' ability more and more effectively. What I mean is his 6 mana ability that doubles all your tokens in play we make sure we have some larger tokens and that will give you much the same effect as card draw. Armada Wurm for example gives you a 5/5 with trample or Giant Adephage gives you 7/7 tramples. Hornet Queen gives you 4 1/1's with deathtouch making it hard to attack you. Rampaging Baloths also turns your land draws into 4/4's that you then double. Shamanic Revelation is however a vary good card draw here.

Fumigate & Hour of Reckoning are great board wipe's in this deck.

Concordant Crossroads could help a lot with when you have a large board state (just doubled your tokens) to get in with haste... it also works for your opponents so only drop it when you know you can swing out and win.

Wilt-Leaf Liege pumps your team and Rhys will for 3 mana make 3/3's at the least. Intangible Virtue gives you another anthem.

Triumph of the Hordes & Throne of the God-Pharaoh can steal a game with ease.

Gavony Township also is a land that doubles as an anthem

You can also look over my son's Token deck for other ideas.

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