Rishkar's Expertise


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Aether Revolt 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

Sgtpopnfreash on EzurggroTech

8 hours ago

How do you like Soul of the Harvest I always found it to be too slow to get back into a game I was behind on. Have you tried Rishkar's Expertise? Ive preferred it almost always. Another I have played with for that effect is Regal Force or Life's Legacy. I feel like any of these cards might fit that slot better.

Saucealicious on Harness the Maelstrom~ Yidris EDH

1 week ago

Gamered I haven't, actually. I've not gone through the new sets looking for cards for my EDH-decks since Eldritch Moon so these suggestions are greatly appreciated!

I really like Rishkar's Expertise and I think that it fits just perfectly into the deck, because even if I'm not casting it with Cascade I'm still getting to cast something for 5 or lower (literally ALL but 12 cards in the entire list) from my hand after drawing a bunch!

Gamered on Harness the Maelstrom~ Yidris EDH

1 week ago

Have you ever thought about adding some expertise cards of the kaladesh block? Baral's Expertise, Yahenni's Expertise, Rishkar's Expertise and Kari Zev's Expertise? They let you cast a spell for free.I use them in my Yidris deck and sometimes I cascade into a lot of cards.Feel free to give me some advices about my deck, it works differently from yours: Nicol Bolas, the chaotic maelstrom dragon

DJMintEFresh on Swing for the fence

1 week ago

This deck is awesome, I always love the big-creature-beatdown theme! I think there's definitely some room for improvement to make it more competitive. In my opinion, the most important adjustments that should be made are 1) Bigger mana rocks 2) More efficient mana dorks 3) Card draw 4) Eliminating cards that have 0 support.

1) I would suggest Thran Dynamo, Basalt Monolith, Grim Monolith and Mana Vault. Weaker mana rocks aren't going to hold up when you're consistently casting 6, 7, 8+cmc spells. This will make the deck a lot faster.

2) The only two mana creatures you have now are Sacellum Godspeaker and Smokebraider. I think you should replace both because Godspeaker makes you reveal your hand and could possibly produce 0 mana, and Smokebraider is only useful for elementals; and there's only a handful of them in the deck. I would suggest cards like Krosan Restorer, Whisperer of the Wilds, Somberwald Sage and maybe even Shaman of Forgotten Ways and Circle of Elders.

3) Suggestions for colorless/Gruul card draw: Mind's Eye, Rishkar's Expertise, Harmonize, Life's Legacy, Faithless Looting and Domri Rade if you could fit him in.

4) Parallel Lives, Feed the Clan, Rakka Mar, stuff like that. I would also suggest replacing Concordant Crossroads with either Fervor or Fires of Yavimaya. CC gives haste to all creatures, including opponent's.

I hope this helps! Happy deck building.

Rzepkanut on The Braids of War!

1 week ago

Hello! So I got some ideas from looking at your deck that I think will be good. They are all basically cards that can take advantage of having a large creature, card draw, sac outlets, token machines, and/or graveyard recursion... Selvala, Heart of the Wilds, Disciple of Bolas, Momentous Fall, Garruk, Primal Hunter, Rishkar's Expertise, Fruit of the First Tree, Reyhan, Last of the Abzan, Whisperwood Elemental, Ogre Slumlord, Tooth and Claw, Hooded Hydra, Hangarback Walker, Cauldron of Souls, Twilight's Call, Rise of the Dark Realms, Grimoire of the Dead.

I'm noticing the average CMC of my suggestions is like 5...hmmm so who knows how many you can even use at once... Good luck with your deck, and Happy gathering!!

DubiousDanish on G/W Cat Tribal

2 weeks ago

Well done JackDaddy433, Cat Tribal time! Metallic Mimic would be a good addition to your mainboard, it doesn't care which lands you've played so far and propels you to lethal sooner. Since you don't have a sideboard yet, I would recommend Felidar Cub as some tech against strategies utilizing enchantments. 22 lands might be enough with the current mana curve in addition to your Attune with Aethers.

Cards to consider: Angelic Gift cuz etb draw a card and flying cats! Bonds of Mortality cuz etb draw a card and G remove shields. Forsake the Worldly cuz artifact hate and cycling. Heroic Intervention cuz free combat step or 2 cmc protect all the things! Lifecrafter's Bestiary cuz scry and repeatable card draw. Rishkar's Expertise cuz possible tower draw and freecast. Solemnity cuz -1/-1 counter decks could be a thing. Stoneforge Masterwork cuz armored cats!!

aeonstoremyliver on Serious Ponza

2 weeks ago

Goblin Dark-Dwellers is nuts, for sure. I like Rishkar's Expertise as a 1-2x of because it's not something you want all the time, but it is nice to have it. Against grindy decks it's super nice to have the card advantage, and even board advantage given the 4-5 drop critters that we have. I'm still testing with it, and it's definitely a flex spot.

clayperce on Boom, Pow, Smash!

2 weeks ago

Looks sweet! Please keep us posted on how it goes with Goblin Dark-Dwellers and especially Rishkar's Expertise!

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