Careful Study


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

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Set Rarity
Odyssey (ODY) Common

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Careful Study


Draw two cards, then discard two cards.

Careful Study Discussion

seanbruno on Modern Dredge

2 weeks ago

bah, Careful Study isn't modern legal, derp.

seanbruno on Modern Dredge

2 weeks ago

I forgot to put Careful Study in, but I agree that fetches and shocks are really important. I have found that Life from the Loam and Creeping Chill does mean that the life loss and getting more lands is doable, just not optimal.

hungry000 on Faithless Looting & Hogaak Banned

3 weeks ago

My Flayer of the Hatebound deck is crying tears of fire.

What are the chances of Careful Study being printed in a modern legal set?

l13199l on Wizards of the Combos

3 weeks ago

Why the forbidden tutors? Also scheming symmetry in cEDH sounds like a terrible idea. Unearth also doesn't reanimate prophets or bloodline.

I recommend Careful Study , and Vilis, Broker of Blood or Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur as a backup plan

dingusdingo on Budget Kefnet Turns

1 month ago

I enjoy the Kefnet Turns build, haven't seen it before for this commander and I think its rather neat. You should focus exclusively on assembling your win and remove the extra side cards, like your mill sub-theme. I also think you should replace expensive removal and interaction with cheaper pieces, as you're less likely to cast them off the top with Kefnet. I also think you should add in more ways to discard and also tutor to top of deck. Your combo requires a handful of specific cards and also to be in a specific spot in your library, so topdeck manipulation and tutors help immensely.

My complete list of changes would be

Dismiss -> Counterspell

Everdream -> Ponder

Exclude -> Arcane Denial

Precognitive Perception -> Concentrate (You're never copying the addendum with Kefnet)

Supreme Will -> Mana Leak

Thought Collapse -> Mental Misstep (Every deck runs 1 cmc spells so Misstep is unbelievable value for EDH)

River's Rebuke -> Wipe Away

Zndrsplt's Judgement -> Vapor Snag (That card is hard to link to :O )

Mistfire Adept -> Long-Term Plans

Riverwise Augur -> Sleight of Hand

Niblis of Frost -> Mystical Tutor

Drowned Secrets -> Serum Visions

Fraying Sanity -> Preordain

Precognition Field -> Careful Study

Psychic Corrosion -> Fabricate

I think its worth noting

That to combo off, you need Library + Aminatou's Aug + Dino + Turn card + Commander. That requires 4 cards outside your commander, 3 of which are exactly specific. Finding another enabler or outlet to reuse your turn spells or another way to put cards on top would help the consistency of this deck a lot. Running more draw and tutors to topdeck also lets you value copy a turn spell to start chaining turns, and even if you don't hit an infinite loop getting 3 or 4 extra turns will get you much closer to establishing the lock. You should shave off alternate wincons and focus on getting infinite turns, because once you have them you've won.

Au57in.C on Breakfast Hulk

1 month ago

So, i follow this deck quite a bit because i run a similar breakfast hulk deck (pretty much almost the same but a few differences for my meta and personal play style), and ive always had the problem of drawing into cards i dont want in my hand. Ive been running Careful Study in my deck and it’s been an mvp. Currently wrecking pods at Gen Con.

hungry000 on Burst Open and Mix!! [Simic Burster]

2 months ago

I'm not quite a seasoned pauper player, but you could play some infect cards like Glistener Elf / Blight Mamba and Blighted Agent since you already have Vines of Vastwood in there. Probably in place of Uktabi Drake and Nest Invader. Also, I believe Careful Study is pauper legal, it would help a lot with card dumping and cycling through your deck.

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Careful Study occurrence in decks from the last year

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