Tandem Lookout


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Common
Duel Decks: Blessed vs. Cursed (DDQ) Uncommon
Avacyn Restored (AVR) Uncommon

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Tandem Lookout

Creature — Human Scout

Soulbond (You may pair this creature with another unpaired creature when either enters the battlefield. They remain paired for as long as you control both of them.)

As long as Tandem Lookout is paired with another creature, each of those creatures has "Whenever this creature deals damage to an opponent, draw a card."

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Tandem Lookout Discussion

SynergyBuild on Quest: The lost soldier

2 days ago

Actually, there is a deck that I alone am a proponent of. I have yet to see another player in all of my years of EDH, looking online, IRL, etc for this commander another user of it:

Lu Xun, Scholar General

This commander is simple, a powerful mono-blue commander that while being considered low-tier, can be a powerful unblockable voltron draw-engine, a normal draw engine, or something to attach non-voltron equipment onto.

Ever seen a player be blown out by a few damage? Sword of Feast and Famine making them discard a card, Sigil of Sleep bouncing their biggie into their hand, Sword of Body and Mind milling them ten, and Quietus Spike doesn't help matters on their end ;)

It isn't the best commander, no, however it brings a mono-blue aggro commander onto the field, and can play a great midgame and lategame need be. Like drawing cards? It has you covered, and with extra turn spells for more damage, stacking Tandem Lookout, Sword of Fire and Ice, Fireshrieker and Ophidian Eye or Curiosity, you are drawing some 8 cards a turn, probably drawing another extra turn spell in the process. Sounds like Narset, Enlightened Master some of the time!

Don't worry about the big aggro problems of not being able to deal with threats, you often don't need to tap out, holding up mana for a Swan Song, Counterspell or Into the Roil, sometimes even the overloaded Cyclonic Rift, while still progressing your board by dropping a one or two mana enchantment onto Lu Xun.

See my following three lists for budget reasons:

14 Dollar Super-Duper Budget Varient:

$14 Budget Lu Xun (Mono-Blue Voltron)

Mid Budget Varient:

Mid Budget Lu Xun (Mono-Blue Voltron)

High Budget Varient:

High Budget Lu Xun (Mono-Blue Voltron)

chromiumthemutable on R/U enigma drake counterburn

4 days ago

Niv-Mizzet, Parun, Djinn Illuminatus, Melek, Izzet Paragon, Galvanoth, and Crackling Drake are some creatures. Curiosity, Ophidian Eye, and Tandem Lookout go well with Niv-Mizzet, Parun, and as does Enter the Infinite. I've always thought that Crackleburr is fun. Stitch in Time/Ral Zarek and Krark's Thumb go together, and some good instants and sorceries are Risk Factor, Epic Experiment, Blast of Genius, Prophetic Bolt and Opt. My favorite Izzet enchantments are Firemind's Research, Future Sight, Counterbalance, and Telepathy.

chromiumthemutable on Mizzix of the Izmagnus

5 days ago

Melek, Izzet Paragon, Goblin Electromancer, Galvanoth and Djinn Illuminatus are some creatures. Also, at the point that this deck is over $1000, i think you can afford to pay $3 for any form of Niv- Mizzet - namely, Niv-Mizzet, Parun, Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind, or Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius. Boomerang and Vapor Snag are some return cards. Another return is Ral's Dispersal, which is only good with Ral, Caller of Storms. Tandem Lookout, Ophidian Eye, and Curiosity all go with Niv- Mizzet. For the same reason as Goblin Electromancer, i think Jace's Sanctum and Baral, Chief of Compliance are good.

multimedia on Izzet Niv-Mizzet? (Help with cuts needed!!)

6 days ago

Hey, wow cutting 61 cards is not easy, good luck with doing it.

Here's 36 cards to consider cutting first:

  • Bonus Round
  • Chain Reaction
  • Grapeshot
  • Inner Fire
  • Invoke the Firemind
  • Mana Geyser
  • Rite of Replication
  • Spelltwine
  • Nezahal, Primal Tide
  • Desertion
  • Disdainful Stroke
  • Expansion / Explosion
  • Firemind's Foresight
  • Foil
  • Fury Storm
  • Ionize
  • Peer Through Depths
  • Pyretic Ritual
  • Desperate Ritual
  • Radical Idea
  • Increasing Vengeance
  • Seething Song
  • Sinister Sabotage
  • Pull from Tomorrow
  • Summary Dismissal
  • Psychic Corrosion
  • Metallurgic Summonings
  • Venser's Journal
  • Spellbook
  • Izzet Locket
  • Aetherflux Reservoir
  • Comet Storm
  • Dissolve
  • Fateful Showdown
  • Forbid
  • Insidious Will

There's a few expensive price cards already here such as some lands, Study and Rift, but the majority of deck looks like a budget deck therefore other than cards that are already here I'm not suggesting any cards over $6. Exception if you're looking for powerful nonbudget card upgrades are Consecrated Sphinx, Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip and Dack Fayden. These cards are amazing with Niv-Mizzet and they don't break the bank like Snapcaster Mage does. To continue my advice here are the budget cards that I feel are auto-includes.

Creatures, you're right to play a small amount of creatures instead focus on instants and sorceries:

  • Baral, Chief of Compliance
  • Goblin Electromancer
  • Magus of the Wheel: Another wheel effect
  • Tandem Lookout: Like Curiosity, Eye it's another win condition card with Niv-Mizzet
  • Spellseeker: Large amount of targets to tutor for
  • Laboratory Maniac
  • The Locust God


  • Ponder
  • Preordain
  • Serum Visions
  • Faithless Looting
  • Gamble
  • Merchant Scroll
  • Windfall
  • Reforge the Soul
  • Winds of Change
  • Treasure Cruise
  • Vandalblast
  • Blasphemous Act
  • Past in Flames


  • Mystical Tutor
  • Brainstorm
  • Opt
  • Impulse
  • Frantic Search
  • Mystic Confluence
  • Blue Sun's Zenith
  • Dig Through Time
  • Dramatic Reversal
  • Counterspell
  • Arcane Denial
  • Swan Song
  • Negate
  • Disallow
  • Izzet Charm
  • Muddle the Mixture
  • Mission Briefing
  • Cyclonic Rift
  • Chaos Warp
  • Reality Shift
  • Abrade: versatile card in Commander
  • Evacuation


  • Rhystic Study
  • Mystic Remora: One of blue's best Commander cards.
  • Curiosity
  • Ophidian Eye


  • Sol Ring
  • Izzet Signet
  • Chromatic Lantern
  • Mind Stone
  • Thought Vessel
  • Isochron Scepter
  • Gilded Lotus
  • Sapphire Medallion

Hopefully this gives you a better idea for a starting base of cards.

Good luck with your deck.

eliakimras on niv draw ping deck

1 week ago

There is a simple (and cheap money-wise) infinite combo: Niv-Mizzet, Parun/Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind + Curiosity/Ophidian Eye/Tandem Lookout + any draw. Draw, then deal 1 damage with Niv-Mizzet, then draw, then deal 1 damage, then draw, then... to kill all your opponents. // Maybe you should run more ways to guarantee you can cast your commander: Swiftwater Cliffs, Izzet Boilerworks, Evolving Wilds, Terramorphic Expanse, Command Tower, Shivan Reef, Wandering Fumarole, Temple of Epiphany, Myriad Landscape, Lonely Sandbar, Forgotten Cave (they can uncounterably start the infinite combo with the cycling abitily), Izzet Signet, Gilded Lotus, Darksteel Ingot, Izzet Cluestone, Commander's Sphere (they can also start the infinite combo right away).

DarkStarStorm on Tetsuko Extra Turns

2 weeks ago

I guess that my quandry is that most of the 1/1s you have already have built-in evasion. These are the only ones that you have that don't (discounting Timestream Navigator because it's not there to attack).

  • Eternal of Harsh Truths
  • Master of Waves
  • Raven Guild Master
  • Salvage Drone
  • Scroll Thief
  • Shorecrasher Elemental

A quick gander at EDHREC shows some cards that are crazy when paired with Tetsuko.

the__odysseus on Niv-Pinging-Mizzet

1 month ago

Usually, whenever Niv-Mizzet hits the board, everyone tries to kill him. Run some more protection, maybe, such as Swiftfoot Boots. Curiosity and Ophidian Eye Tandem Lookout also combos with your Favorite Dragon. If you don't want to go with the combo route, Laboratory Maniac? Also, Psychosis Crawler gets the job done faster. Arjun, the Shifting Flame efficiently draws you a crazy amount of cards. Finally, Mindmoil and Teferi's Puzzle Box

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