Thirst for Knowledge

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Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
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

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

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Thirst for Knowledge Discussion

GrievousHawk on Sgtpopnfreash

2 weeks ago

Okay so I switched out a bunch of cards you suggested, put in Thirst for Knowledge Dack Fayden Palinchron Phantasmal Image and Fact or Fiction, i also picked up a Time Spiral and put it in there.

GrievousHawk on Sgtpopnfreash

2 weeks ago

Okay so I switched out a bunch of cards you suggested, put in Thirst for Knowledge Dack Fayden Palinchron Phantasmal Image and Fact or Fiction, i also picked up a Time Spiral and put it in there.

Sgtpopnfreash on Kess Dissident Storm Wizard

2 weeks ago

Well first for the good news. You got most of the expensive cards out of the way, so that's good. Te thing is that this is both an Ad Nauseam deck and not an Ad Nauseam deck and its not a storm deck in its current state. So if you wanted to lean into both Ad Nauseam and storm (which I think you should) You would need to remove a bunch of the spells that cost more than 3 mana and include some free spells and other large instant speed card advantage spells. These are the staples of storm decks. It isn't flash, it isnt Tendrils of Agony, its cards that help you cast many spells.

Cards that Need to go. Deadeye Navigator, Mulldrifter, Dig Through Time, Gush-unless you add Doomsday which you should, Future Sight, Leyline of Anticipation, Rhystic Study-its way too slow for this strategy, Tendrils of Agony, Treasure Cruise, Gilded Lotus, Vedalken Orrery, and Tezzeret the Seeker

Other cards that should be though about hard before including.
Guttersnipe, Peregrine Drake, all the red rituals-do you really have enough red to make use of them?, Turnabout-its expensive for the effect and usually there are better choices, Same for Paradoxical Outcome, without all the expensive cards As Foretold will probably be very lackluster when it comes out especially since you are trying to win fast, Past in Flames is the last one, it's very expensive when you have access to Yawgmoth's Will and usually 1 of these effects is good enough.

Now I have some suggestions on replacements. Helm of Awakening would be great for Mind's Desire and Hurkyl's Recall. It allows all of your 2 drop signets and talismans to be mana neutral which allows you to build massive storm counts. It also turns cards like Snap and Frantic Search mana positive. Speaking of that put in all 3 signets and both the talismans. Then add some card advantage, cards like Thirst for Knowledge and Fact or Fiction and Night's Whisper are far better than Rhystic Study. With all the untapping of lands a High Tide package would be good but you would need to add like 6-9 more islands but its very worth it. I have been play testing with Into the Roil and Remand as well. I find them to be super good at raising my storm count when I use them on my own spells/permanents. The last bit of advice I have is change Faithless Looting into a Dack Fayden. He combos super well with Notion Thief and can help you ramp.

HobbyGamer007 on Talrand, Sky Scummoner

3 weeks ago

Looks quite solid on first glance. You run lot's of good cards and your curve and average cmc looks good. However you also run a few bad cards. Let me pitch some ideas for replacements:

Consider Compulsive Research, Pulse of the Grid and Thirst for Knowledge as cheaper faster draw spells than Opportunity and Jace's Ingenuity which are both way too expensive.

Overwhelming Intellect is way too expensive. The only expensive counterspell that can prove it's worth is Cryptic Command all others should be cmc 2 and at most 3.

Swan Song!

Since you play a lot of creature hate, this might be your meta. Try Dissipation Field and Propaganda.Chain of Vapor!Reality Shift!Unsubstantiate

Maybe try Kindred Discovery and name drake? Could be worth it and might draw an insane amount of cards.Maybe Tamiyo, the Moon Sage and target yourself with the -2 if you have lot's of drakes.Reliquary Tower and Thought Vessel because keeping 20 counters in hand is fun.

If you ever run close to milling yourself, try fitting Laboratory Maniac in as another fun wincon.If that way doesn't work you can try the opposite path and go recurring stuff with Timetwister(Budget: Day's Undoing / Time Reversal)

Refill your entire hand with Windfall.

More playable counterspells in no particular power order Abjure, Condescend, Flusterstorm(Opponents also help with storm), Logic Knot, !!!Mana Drain!!!, Memory Lapse, Mental Misstep(if your meta is running many 1cmc spells), Spell Snare, Miscalculation, Power Sink, Pact of Negation, Prohibit, Remand, Spell Siphon, Syncopate, Dissolve, maybe Unified Will. Please don't play all of them, some of the conditional ones might be VERY bad. Sometimes a Cancel is better than a cmc2 conditional that you can't cast for some reason. You know how your deck plays and what fit's in there. More here: http://magiccards.info/query?q=o%3Acounter+o%3Atarget+o%3Aspell+c%21u+cmc%3C%3D3&v=card&s=cname

As I said this is some ideas, some might be very bad but most should be quite good in the deck. There's so many ways to play Talrand, just keep playing lot's of spells so you keep making free drakes. Maybe even play Phyrexian Altar and or Ashnod's Altar to pitch your drakes in to pay for more counterspells..

If you ask specific questions and provide some info about your meta I'd be happy to help :)

Vaan on Infinity Myr

1 month ago

I really don't think going is the best color combination for an artifact deck. allows you to run Thoughtcast, Thirst for Knowledge, Fabricate and Academy Ruins and has Faithless Looting, Galvanic Blast and Shrapnel Blast.

If you plan on comboing off to get infinite mana you should find a way to kill your opponent on the spot, like Banefire/Fireball. Darksteel Myr does nothing towards helping you combo off, i would definetely cut it.

Also, consider Mindslaver and Buried Ruin.

Paradise_Collectibles on H: Coco, Sunken Ruins expedition, ...

1 month ago

Interested in the CoCo and a Windswept Heath. I've got 1 Sword of the Meek, 3 Thopter Foundry, 3 Thirst for Knowledge, 4 Darksteel Citadel probably 4 Glint-Nest Crane and others so just let me know what you still need.

Pieguy396 on H: Coco, Sunken Ruins expedition, ...

2 months ago

Hello! I'm starting to build Tezzerator in Modern, and would like to do some trading to get the necessary pieces if possible. Noteworthy cards I have include a Collected Company, a Sunken Ruins, a Flooded Strand , a Rhystic Study, a Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir , a Thassa, God of the Sea, two Windswept Heaths, a Birds of Paradise, and a Kokusho, the Evening Star .

I'm looking for (in alphabetical order) 3 Abrupt Decay, 1 Breeding Pool , 1 Darkslick Shores, 4 Darksteel Citadel, 2 Executioner's Capsule, 4 Glint-Nest Crane, 1 Grafdigger's Cage, 2 Herald of Anguish , 3 Inquisition of Kozilek, 1 Nihil Spellbomb, 1 Padeem, Consul of Innovation, 2 Pentad Prism, 1 Pithing Needle, 1 Polluted Delta, 1 Spellskite, 2 Sword of the Meek, 3 Talisman of Dominance, 3 Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas, 3 Thirst for Knowledge, 3 Thopter Foundry, 3 Watery Grave , 2 Whir of Invention, and 1 Witchbane Orb .

Also, if you'd like to see more of my wants and haves, here's a link to my binder.

Thanks for reading and considering!

DarkMech on Breya, Etherium Combo Maker

2 months ago

Hey man!

Overall, the deck looks pretty solid. There's only a few changes I would suggest you make:

1) 40 lands is probably too many. If it's been working out for you then fine, but I would suggest that you trim a few, for either more mana rocks, more tutors, or extra combo redundancy. I would also suggest you re-examine the color spread of your lands (you don't need so much red).

2) There are a couple cards you could replace with more efficient options. For example, Rewind could be swapped for Arcane Denial, Mana Leak, or good old Counterspell. Etched Oracle could become Thirst for Knowledge or a similar draw spell. Thopter Spy Network can be Necropotence if you find you can reliably hit triple black.

3) You mention the Sharuum the Hegemon+Phyrexian Metamorph combo and acknowledge you don't have the piece to actually make it lethal. I would include at least one way to make the combo lethal; standouts include Disciple of the Vault, Altar of the Brood (which has the upside of being an artifact but doesn't kill if your opponent has any Eldrazi titans), or Reckless Fireweaver (run Disciple before this one). If you choose to include this combo I would also run a Sculpting Steel to have a backup for the Metamorph.

Other than that, the deck looks strong (as supported by my experience playing against it). If you're looking to slim down the list you can pick a combo or two to focus on and replace the rest of the combos with tutors and draw, but you don't have to do that.

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