Skittering Surveyor

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Dominaria (DOM) Common

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Skittering Surveyor

Artifact Creature — Construct

When Skittering Surveyor enters the battlefield, you may search your library for a basic land card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.

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Skittering Surveyor Discussion

Optimator on MTG list of EDH Ramp Cards | last update: 30-07-18

2 weeks ago

Extra land drops are indeed ramp. It's more potent and noticeable in regular 60-card formats but it's ramp nonetheless.

Treasure Map  Flip is ramp-y. Boreas Charger, Centaur Rootcaster,

Some more honorable mentions: Renegade Map, Pilgrim's Eye, Mycosynth Wellspring, Skittering Surveyor, Thaumatic Compass  Flip (might be real ramp, what with the flipping), Traveler's Amulet, Evolution Charm, Attune with Aether, Caravan Vigil, Lay of the Land, Sylvan Ranger, Traverse the Ulvenwald, Realm Seekers

Arcaneful on UW Raff Flash

1 month ago

Hey, it's me from the Teshar BRAWL forum.

I love the premise of your deck. Legends is always a fun deck. Add control to the mix? It's awesome. just wanted to say that I think Baral is banned from brawl currently, if that makes any difference to you.

I love the deck though, Problem is I don't have $117 to spend, and even if I did, my friends who I'm teaching to play magic through brawl certainly won't have decks over around $35.

I ended up taking a different route through artifacts.

http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/raffs-artifacts-budget-azorius-historic/

This is what I threw together by looking at what cards I own. It's no where near as good as your deck but there are some good cards I'd like to point out.

Dauntless Bodyguard: Honestly it's even better in your deck than mine. I use it as insurance to keep Raff on the field, but you could go even further and keep a big beater!

Mirage Mirror: What to say about this card... honestly it's just amazing. It can become the biggest threat on the board, and when it's not a creature it can dodge removal easier. Overall I've been loving it with my play testing this afternoon.

Filigree Familiar: Draw cards, gains life, you can flash it in, what else could you want? :)

Skittering Surveyor: Any way to ramp is good in Brawl, especially a colorless ramper/CA in Surveyor. It can be flashed as a blocker, it can get you the land you need for following turns. This is my weakest recommendation, but I find it fun.

Thaumatic Compass  Flip: This card is an all-star. Not only does it ramp you early, and keep your hand full, but it also can be made into a deterrent for attacking late game! It's overall performed admirably and is probably my favorite of these recommendations.

I hope my list helps you out abit if you're still working on this. Your list certainly inspired me!

Corporal_Sparrow on Kaalia EDH

1 month ago

Regarding the creatures there are definitely quite a few that don't fit into the decks theme such as Sky Terror, Skittering Surveyor, Iron League Steed, Ammit Eternal, and Baleful Ammit. You should definitely replace them for lower drop creatures that can be effective early on in the game while you ramp up in order to drop your big threats.

There are also creatures that fit into the theme of the deck and have powerful abilities that more than likely wont be useful such as Archangel of Tithes, Aegis Angel, Reya Dawnbringer. Tithes because nobody should really be attacking the player who early on manages to have enormous flying angels and demons, Reya because its fairly unlikely you will have too many cards in the graveyard that can be pulled out and overall you wont get that much value from her, and Aegis could be replace with cards like Dauntless Bodyguard, or Darksteel Plate.

As for the rest of the deck there is a distinct lack of either card draw or tutors throughout the deck. The best cards don't matter if they never make it into your hand. Cards like Shock and Abrade while staples in Standard are fairly useless in EDH partly due to large life totals and multiple threats that often cannot be stopped with just 2-3 damage.

There needs to be more spot removal such as Anguished Unmaking, Swords to Plowshares, and Path to Exile.

In total there are only 3 board wipes in the entire deck which is sub optimal and two of those are creatures which require you to do combat damage to wipe the board so consider having more ways to clear the board.

As for lands you should definitely be running at least 38 since a majority of your creatures have high cmc's. While you are trying to cheat them into play using kaalia you should also be able to pay their full cost if the game runs long or if Kaalia is continuously targeted.

The last point I would make is Elspeth doesnt fit into the deck very well as most of your creatures already have flying so one of her abilities is fairly useless and only producing a single soldier token isn't great protection. However Elspeth, Sun's Champion produces 3 soldier tokens to better defend herself to get to her ultimate and her second ability is a board wipe that is almost 1 sided since most of your creatures are so large.

Dreamweav3r on Karn, Scion of Urza // artifact // Block Dominaria

2 months ago

I think Navigator's Compass is extremely weak. Jhoira's Familiar make everything in the deck cheaper and Voltaic Servant has synergy with Traxos, Scourge of Kroog. Skittering Surveyor is decent but really should only be played in a deck that has multiple colors. Jousting Lance is a decent card, probably better than Helm of the Host in a deck like this that doesn't have many bomby creatures.

Mcabe on Emeria Boros

3 months ago

Wayfarer's Bauble should be replaced with Pilgrim's Eye or Skittering Surveyor for use with your recursion I also don't think Mana Tithe is good in a deck so grindy, Dire Fleet Daredevil doesn't really seem necessary in this kind of deck and is match up dependent, Oblivion Ring is too slow for the deck so maybe cut a few for Path to Exile though it is less flexible, it is much cheaper, helps turn on emeria and can't be hit by Abrupt Decay, Fiend Hunter is one of your only cheap creatures and will consistently get killed, though it does have sac tricks in the late game I believe it should be trimmed. Pia and Kiran Nalaar are a decent roadblock and repeatable etb trigger, Flickerwisp reuses an etb and can be free off of titan, Wrath of God and Day of Judgment could also have a place. Overall the list looks super sweet.

PlaneswalkerDelia on Knights of Benalia

3 months ago

Knight of New Benalia is a no. It's a two drop that doesn't do anything. Danitha Capashen, Paragon in this deck is useless. You have ONE equipment spell. That's nowhere near enough to take advantage of her ability. Skittering Surveyor isn't necessary here, as you're monowhite, and should be running 24 lands with this curve anyway. Karn, Scion of Urza is really good but with only one of him you're not going to be able to take advantage of him often.

JoltsOfEnergy on GPG

3 months ago

I assume your commmander is Jodah, Archmage Eternal? Make sure you make that clear by adding CMDR to Jodah. Anyways, the deck looks pretty nice. Your biggest problem is probably gonna be fixing your mana although your manabase looks good. Maybe add something like Skittering Surveyor or just a simple Renegade Map?

Also Ravenous Chupacabra seems good in your deck. Maybe better than Heart-Piercer Manticore? And if you want more recursion from your grave plus mill, Liliana, Death's Majesty fits like a glove.

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