Creature — Human Insect
At the beginning of your upkeep, put the top card of your library into your graveyard. If it's an instant or sorcery card, transform Aberrant Researcher.
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|Shadows over Innistrad (SOI)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Aberrant Researcher Discussion
7 months ago
As a fan of Blue-counter decks I like the cards you are putting in there. I am wondering what the win conditions are (obviously besides Jace's last ability). Some of your creatures require a lot of mana for blue control (such as: Aberrant Researcher Flip, Advanced Hoverguard, Aeon Chronicler, Aquamorph Entity, Aven Surveyor, and Lorthos, the Tidemaker). The problem with having high mana cost is that when you play them, you will be tapped out of mana and you will have no protection whatsoever.
I like Blink of an Eye. I think it is a very versatile card in both the early game and late game. Honestly, bouncing your own creatures is just as useful sometimes, as you can then reuse a creature ability.
With so many creatures I recommend having more creatures with triggering abilities for when they come into play, and then maybe add more bouncing and flickering spells. I would recommend Ghostly Flicker, my favorite flicker card. It is amazing with cards like Archeomancer (you can flicker Archeomancer and when when he comes back, you can return Ghostly Flicker back from the graveyard back to your hand. Un-killable blocker plus the flickering of another creature with triggering ability. Works on a similar level with Mystic Sanctuary.
I'm not sure if you realize, but many of your non-creature spells are not modern legal. Just wanted to make sure you knew.
Either way, I like where your head is at. Good start. I always appreciate when someone decides to make a blue deck. It's hard to make a creature heavy blue deck based on dealing damage. This is because blue is the color that is more focused on non-creature spells. Blue also doesn't have much in the way of kill spell and destruction. So bounce and counter are really only the ways to keep threats off the board. Blue invokes a challenge in the players capabilities to think about the long term plan. I am always happy to suggest cards and/or combos, although ultimately the decisions are up to you as it is your deck. Good luck with your deck.
1 year ago
+1 Scry 1.
0 Look at the top card of your library. You may reveal that card. If an instant or sorcery card is revealed this way, transform Delver of Secrets.
+2 Put the top card of your library into your graveyard. If it’s an instant or sorcery card, put a loyalty counter on Aberrant Researcher.
-4 Create a 1/1 blue Human Wizard creature token. Until the beginning of your next turn, whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, create a 1/1 blue Human Wizard creature token.
-5 You get an emblem with “Wizards you control get +2/+1 and have flying."
Next: Another :)
1 year ago
Ash Barrens Blizzard Specter Boar Umbra Boros Signet Azorius Signet Gruul Signet Orzhov Signet Aberrant Researcher Flip Golgari Signet Simic Signet Dimir Signet Izzet Signet Rakdos Signet Selesnya Signet
2 years ago
Karn, Machine Martyr
Legendary Planeswalker - Karn - Mythic
+3: Up to one target artifact becomes an artifact creature with power and toughness equal to its converted mana cost.
-4: Exile target permanent with one or more colors.
-9: Return all artifacts from your graveyard to the battlefield. Transform ~.
Spells your opponents cast that are one or more colors cost more to cast.
Artifact spells you cast cost less to cast.
Karn sacrifices himself for the greater good, leaving behind a "legacy" that will be felt for years to come. Seems very Karn-like, actually, from what I know about him.
Let's evolve Vampire Nighthawk. Make a "bigger" version of him, please.
2 years ago
Cards I'd cut:
Ashling, the Extinguisher - 4 mana with no evasion makes it very unlikely this critter will actually connect with players. I recommend cutting it for a better force-sacrifice effect like Innocent Blood.
Bloodbriar - It's selfish (it only gives itself +1/+1 counters) and it has zero evasion. Not worth it. I recommend Reyhan, Last of the Abzan in its stead; it has the same CMC and lets you move around +1/+1 counters all day.
Deadeye Plunderers - You only have two artifacts in the deck.
Demon of Wailing Agonies - Slow. Especially when your commander has CMC 6.
Gatekeeper of Malakir - BBB cost is really hard to get sometimes in BUG colors.
Glissa, the Traitor - Slow. She's neat and a good blocker but it doesn't matter because you only have two artifacts.
Labyrinth Guardian - This critter adds nothing to your strategy.
Marrow Chomper - Too slow.
Patron of the Nezumi - Not enough rats to make it worth it. Effect is meh.
Phylactery Lich - Same reason as Gatekeeper. Also you only have two artifacts.
Savra, Queen of the Golgari - She does nothing on her own; she needs other things to do her work which isn't good.
Utopia Mycon - Too slow.
I'll add more comments when I get more time to look over the next few categories.
2 years ago
yetiz, if I were picking replacements I would probably grab Thought Courier over Augur of Bolas. The reason being that Augur of Bolas only grabs instants and sorceries while Thought Courier offers more filter. Another option would be Runechanter's Pike.