Tamiyo, Field Researcher


Format Legality
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Eldritch Moon (EMN) Mythic Rare

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Tamiyo, Field Researcher

Planeswalker — Tamiyo

+1: Choose up to two target creatures. Until your next turn, whenever either of those creatures deals combat damage, you draw a card.

-2: Tap up to two nonland permanents. They don't untap during their controller's next untap step.

-7: Draw three cards.You get an emblem with "You may cast nonland cards from your hand without paying their mana costs."

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Tamiyo, Field Researcher Discussion

Dorotheus on The Untap Factory

4 days ago

So the immediate problem I see is that you're trying to run legendary and non-legendary cards together as a theme, while I think it can work just fine, it'll be very difficult to fit a tertiary theme, and it will be finicky sometimes because they will kinda of grind against each other. Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker only works with non-legendary creatures. If you get a few non-legendary creatures out with Jalira, Master Polymorphist and have Heroes' Podium it's going to feel kind of bad, but it'll feel pretty good to have a it with a bunch of legends. Mirari's Wake might fit better for you.

SO relatively, I only added white pretty recently and I only have 5 white cards. Felidar Guardian because it's basically twin combo with Saheeli Rai, but also works with Kiki-Jiki, Restoration Angel I view as a protection spell that just happens to work with Kiki-Jiki. Tamiyo, Field Researcher (combos with Doubling Season and is good value), Anointed Procession (more Doubling Season/Parallel Lives effects), and Teferi's Protection (should be in every deck that can run it as it protects from Cyclonic Rift).

So if I hadn't changed this deck recently I could probably use some of your ideas and then I'd put in Village Bell-Ringer but I don't actually have a reason to just untap most creatures for just value if I need to, having only 5 creatures with Untap abilities anymore, and they are more just either combos themselves or combo protection. Say if I have Tidewater Minion and Kiora's Follower and I go to combo off with Minion and someone just Doom Blade's it I can use Follower to untap Minion and then just float literally billions of mana, here I could use Village Bell-ringer and it'd be the same thing, but Kiora's Follower can untap land for me as well, Bell-ringer can't normally, for me. So if you have more activated abilities Bell-ringer will work for you, and I'd also recommend Thousand-Year Elixir and Illusionist's Bracers if you're not already running them.

I don't play cards that can give my opponents value. Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis is the only thing I run basically just for colors. I have to be in a tight spot in order to actually cast it, and it should be a partner commander combination but I had been at such a loss of what even to take out of the deck in order to get a partner combination in here. So I don't play cards like Selvala, Explorer Returned because she gives too much value to opponent's, and again I don't even play K&T unless I have to and I'd rather have partner commanders.

Just make sure all your Twin combo targets can do other things, like, I don't run Breaching Hippocamp because it doens't provide enough for me, while others like Zealous Conscripts can just take someone's Planeswalker and ult them or someone else's kiki-jiki and win, I've used Deceiver Exarch to tap down Blightsteel Colossus and prevent an attack. Interactions.

Deco_y on human token and counter

4 days ago

Wow after playing this a few times it flows very well considering how unorthodox your mana curve is.

I don't believe that Detention Sphere and Tamiyo, Field Researcher are enough for a blue splash. For your purposes, you can easily replace Detention Sphere with Fiend Hunter for further Human synergy or a different exile card such as Oblivion Ring.

As for Tamiyo, Field Researcher, you could try Karn, Scion of Urza if you want a more immediate card draw 'Walker, or Huatli, Radiant Champion if you want to get really out of control with card draw.

Those two suggestions above wouldn't alter the deck beyond it's intention and remove any of my doubts about the mana base.

I would also remove Mikaeus, the Lunarch for another Sigil Captain. And of course, Doubling Season I believe should be at 2 copies to add another copy of Gather the Townsfolk.

DaddyMtg2000 on Constant upgrading Atraxa

1 week ago

I would normally run between 40-42 lands so 39 is not too high. I would consider running Tamiyo, Field Researcher if you want to run one of those planeswalkers.

cdkime on Jodah, The Walker that Never Was Returning Alive

2 weeks ago

Okay, running with the theme of tokens:

First, let's add some all-around good cards for token generating decks. Parallel Lives and Anointed Procession are worth considering for some incredible token generation. Cathars' Crusade also has nice synergy with tokens as well. Just for fun, let's say we used Elspeth, Sun's Champion's ability with all these effects in play: we would get twenty-four 49/49 soldiers.

Akroma's Memorial is fantastic (particularly if you can cast it for 5 mana), and works wonderfully with tokens.

It might be useful to have something else which generates flying on your tokens so you can more effectively use them to protect your walkers.

Woops. Looks like we've added some cards.

Now time for some cuts:

  1. Chandra, Torch of Defiance - great card, powerful abilities all-around; doesn't really have great synergy with this deck.

  2. Mu Yanling - quite mediocre and expensive to cast. Doesn't really fit well with your theme.

  3. Nahiri, the Harbinger - not really what your deck is trying to do.

  4. Ob Nixilis Reignited - again, does not fit with your deck's theme.

  5. Tamiyo, Field Researcher - fairly solid card, but you don't really need the defense it provides--that's what tokens are for.

  6. Insidious Will - really mediocre card. You generally will not want to leave 4 mana open anyway.

  7. Sensei's Divining Top - one of the best cards ever printed, but I don't think you need it in this deck.

This is just a start. You have a number of redundant walkers (i.e. a bunch of token generators--you don't need to run them all), but I don't know your meta and have not playtested this much, so don't know which to recommend cutting.

Regarding your Jace question: There is a reason Jace, the Mind Sculptor was banned in Modern for so long--he is arguably the best planeswalker ever printed. He lets you control your opponents' draws. He lets you cast the most commonly played card in Legacy (Brainstorm) for free each turn. He bounces problematic creatures for a really low loyalty cost. He obliterates an opponent's library, putting them on a countdown timer to death. Every single one of his abilities is fantastic.

Darkshadow327 on I Have Powerful Friends in Very High Places

3 weeks ago

Clyde_Bankston and DrkNinja

It's the same old story about Tamiyo, Field Researcher, too many cards and cuts had to be made. Room will be found for her though.

Liliana of the Veil and Sorin, Grim Nemesis are good Planeswalkers, just not what I'm looking for. I definitely disagree with @Clyde_Bankston about basic lands, I would rather have mono colored lands that come in untapped then lands that come in tapped.

Rings of Brighthearth is crazy though, I'll try to find a spot for it. About Chromatic Lantern, Mox Amber, and Gilded Lotus, I'm looking for a spot for them, but they aren't super high on my priorities list for now.


Clyde_Bankston on I Have Powerful Friends in Very High Places

3 weeks ago

I'd say Mox Amber is really good in superfriends. In a four colour commander, Basic lands never really cut it. I favour you adding in two colour lands to replace the Basic ones. A mana base in Four Colours is hard to pull off. Gilded Lotus and Chromatic Lantern are automatically in my 3+commander decks.

Tamiyo, Field Researcher, Liliana of the Veil, and Sorin, Grim Nemesis I'd advise to put in here. I hope this helps!

sweetaction on I would planeswalk 500 miles

3 weeks ago

I am considering replacing Tamiyo, Field Researcher with Karn, Scion of Urza. I think Karn will give more consistent draw, and has the added benefit of dropping creatures that.

Iamme10000 on Card creation challenge

1 month ago

Turn the Tide


Whenever a creature deals combat damage to you this turn, prevent 1 of that damage and draw a card.

Depending on the board you're staring down and the life totals, this can be backbreaking.

Now that Bant Control is such a powerful deck in the meta, create a two-drop for midrange that can help curb its growth.

Alternatively, create a cheap creature for Bant control that make running Tamiyo, Field Researcher viable, shifting the deck almost to Bant Midrange.

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