Thirst for Knowledge


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2018 (C18) Uncommon
Modern Masters (MMA) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Tezzeret (DDF) Uncommon
Planechase (HOP) Uncommon
Mirrodin (MRD) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) None

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Thirst for Knowledge


Draw three cards. Then discard two cards unless you discard an artifact card.

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Thirst for Knowledge Discussion

JoosetheMuice on Saheeli and the Drazis

1 hour ago

If you are going to go with mostly Eldrazi as creatures you should add some more artifacts, as you really want to be able to maximize saheeli's second ability since its both her best ability and the one that synergizes with the Eldrazi.

Artifacts Add Worn Powerstone Thran Dynamo Hedron Archive Gilded Lotus Unstable Obelisk Planar Bridge Mirrorworks Mirage Mirror Remove Prismatic Lens Scrabbling Claws

Creatures Add Bane of Bala Ged Meteor Golem Myr Battlesphere Pilgrim's Eye Solemn Simulacrum Burnished Hart Endbringer Ulamog's Crusher Soul of New Phyrexia (maybe) Barrage Tyrant (maybe) Remove Thopter Engineer Other Daretti, Scrap Savant Fabricate Thirst for Knowledge Propaganda Remove Mystic Remora

multimedia on Aminatou's Flickering Flare

2 days ago

Hey, I really like this deck idea. I had planned to make a budget Commander deck (haven't got around to it yet) with one of the new Commanders, like I do every year and Aminatou has peaked my interest. I like the Solar Flare theme here, but I don't see enough enablers to match all cards for reanimation. You have plenty of reanimation, but only Fact or Fiction and Forbidden Alchemy to get cards into the graveyard.

Consider Windfall, Thirst for Knowledge, Frantic Search, Careful Study and Stitcher's Supplier? The bonus of most of these cards is not only do they put cards into your graveyard, but you also draw cards. Supplier is a creature you can blink to get cards into your graveyard can also be reanimated with Sun Titan.

A powerful interaction of Solar Flare when it was in Standard was Sun Titan and Phantasmal Image. Being able to reanimate Phantasmal with Titan then copy Titan and reanimate something else. Mirror Image is a card in M19 that can also do this since it can be reanimated by Titan.

I like the Miracle strategy with Aminatou's +1 ability. Consider Archaeomancer? Can blink her to get back a card with Miracle or any other instant or sorcery. Can then use Aminatou's ability to put the card with Miracle on top of your library.

As far as the nine cards you need to cut I'll base my suggestions on cards that are not as good as other cards that do the same thing in the deck. Not that the cards I suggest are not good, but they're not as good as other options already here.

Consider these cuts (in no order):

  • Emancipation Angel
  • Solemn Recruit
  • Sawtooth Loon
  • Increasing Devotion
  • Obzedat's Aid
  • Boomerang
  • Wrath of God
  • Cloudshift
  • Sage of Epityr

Good luck with your deck.

metalevolence on For I have become God, Bringer of Life and Death

1 week ago

cutting athreos and thassa for lands would be an easy way to make this deck stronger

also elixir of immortality is usually worse than just playing another card that fills your graveyard

That leads me to notice you lack instant speed looting, which helps avoid graveyard hate. I'm referring to cards like Careful Consideration, Thirst for Knowledge, Attunement, Ancient Excavation etc

Kjartan on Full clip o' thopters

2 weeks ago

Okay, I get it... Hmmm.

This combo needs 4 cards to go infinite, and 5 cards to win instantly. Out of all of these cards, Whirler Virtuoso is the only one that is somewhat good on its own.

On top of the combo itself being pretty clunky, you've got a lot of clunky support cards. Fabricate doesn't really accomplish anything. It techically does, but you use 3 mana and a card, to get another card. If can play that card right away, or it causes you to win the turn after or something, Fabricate might have been pretty useful, but if that't not the case, it's very close to being, pay three mana, do nothing.

Archivist is weird here. Not only is it also very clunky, but it also doesn't do much with Panharmonicon or Decoction Module.

Mechanized Production - Does do something for you, it's just slow and clunky.

I don't think 20 lands is enough with a curve like this.

If you want it to be competitive, I suggest you find another, more simple combo, one that needs fewer pieces, which is probably the optimal choice, or you keep where you're heading and you streamline the crap out of this list.

You drop all the X-Spells, you drop KCI, you drop, Blasting Station, Archivist,Mechanized Production and Fabricate.

And then you focus on getting cards that work along side your combo pieces. Decoction Module will always be trash, you can't run from that, but it'll be included as a necessay evil in order to get the combo online.

You could play Mind Stone to speed up things, and get a draw in the lategame. You could play Trinket Mage, which supports Panharmonicon. Out of Trinket, you could then include a couple silver bullet cards like Pithing Needle to take care of planeswalker when you need to, Altar of the Brood to make your combo win on the spot, Brittle Effigy as searchable removal, Walking Ballista as a your late game and Relic of Progenitus as anti grave.

Glint-Nest Crane, and Thirst for Knowledge becomes really good, once you have enough artifacts.

Then Serum Visions and Mishra's Bauble helps out with consistancy, then Lightning Bolt keeps you alive.

TheRevisionary on Fried Salami

2 weeks ago

Archwizard have you considered running Artificer's Epiphany instead of Thirst for Knowledge? If so, what made you decide on the latter?

TKDbeast on Mono-Blue 1+1+1=7

1 month ago

Thanks for the response, 21! Especially with all those Thirst for Knowledges and ways to recur them.

Just came up with two other questions:

  1. What are you searching for when you cast Gifts Ungiven?

  2. Why isn't Fabricate used, but both Treasure Mage and Trinket Mage are?

Legoman18 on Everyone Loves Ice Breakers, V2

2 months ago

Nathanaiel: Dictate of Kruphix would be a good card, good enough that it might even warrant replacing Cryptic Serpent in one of the flex spots. While going down a creature or two is risky, being able to find answers faster and grow Chasm Skulker or flip Thing in the Ice  Flip faster might be worth it.

Thirst for Knowledge is also good, being an instant rather than a sorcery. I could swap out Chart a Course for it, as drawing and discarding an extra card for only one extra mana is a lot more value, especially considering it helps turn on Temporal Trespass and Cryptic Serpent faster. I'm just not sure if I can afford to pay that extra one mana, I'll have to playtest it and see which one works better.

Nathanaiel on Everyone Loves Ice Breakers, V2

2 months ago

Also there are cards like Thirst for Knowledge (which is an instant) that allow you to draw/discard a disproportionately large amount of cards for the manacost. I assume you want to stay in mono-blue, but Faithless Looting and similar cards would be amazing in this deck I reckon.

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