Careful Study

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Premodern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Careful Study

Sorcery

Draw two cards, then discard two cards.

Azoth2099 on INALLA (WIP)

3 months ago

SniperFrog Overmaster is a complete work horse in this deck! The prevelance of Ad Nauseam, Doomsday, Intuition, and Mnemonic Betrayal makes it a great thing to draw into and cast at all points of the game.

Black Market Connections is insane value in my opinion, being able to draw and ramp every turn for the low price of 3 life per turn is pushed lol.

Plunge into Darkness is hit-or-miss, and I consider replacing it pretty often. With so many other 1-card wincons in the deck, it's really only good for grabbing a missing piece for your Thassa's Oracle combo.

Opt can be great off-curve for drawing into an answer for a threat that you need to address immediately via tutor, or for expediting an Ad Nauseam. If I'm lucky enough to have Emergence Zone on the field, it can enable some very sneaky wins as well.

I consider Faithless Looting and Careful Study all the time, but I can't quite decide what to cut for them...

Thanks for the +1!

SniperFrog on INALLA (WIP)

4 months ago

I'm curious to hear how Overmaster has performed for you. My Doomsday list doesn't have access to red, but I'd definitely give it a shot if I could. Black Market Connections also seems pretty sick. Has it lived up to it's cost? Plunge into Darkness is sick as well. Is it as good as I hoped? I haven't had a chance to pick one up.

Have you considered Thought Scour and its older brother Mental Note? In my experience, they give access to a pretty efficient pile that costs only in most situations. Both might not be necessary, but at least one might be decent. Opt seems a little weak to me, so I would consider one of these as a replacement.

I might have missed it, but is there a reason you're not running the first Faithless Looting effect? Frantic Search and Careful Study are also options for this.

+1. Love seeing people out here experimenting with Doomsday!

Triton on Consistent card draw in izzet

6 months ago

I really like Outpost Siege for card advantage. Valakut Exploration is also absolutely insane! Other personal favorites of mine are Faithless Looting/Careful Study/Frantic Search effects. Izzet Charm has added utility, and they other two modes come up surprisingly often!

Noholdmine on Garth One Eyed Cheater

7 months ago

Some easy ways to add interaction to this deck would be to add some enchantment and creature removal spells. Krosan Grip, Return to Dust, Rapid Hybridization/Pongify, Arcane Denial to replace Dissolve, Anguished Unmaking, Damn, and Swords to Plowshares/Path to Exile are all clean and efficient methods of interaction. Saryth, the Viper's Fang, Lightning Greaves/Swiftfoot Boots, Shalai, Voice of Plenty, and Veil of Summer/Heroic Intervention are solid protection options for your creatures as well. Right now you're running Anger with only 2 Mountains in the entire deck, so that means either the mana base needs to be reworked or Anger needs to be replaced. Some easy ways to rectify the mana base a bit is to swap out some of your duals for the Red/x options (i.e, Blood Crypt, Stomping grounds, etc.). We can also make the deck more efficient by changing up the ramp so that it has utility or generates more than one color of mana. Cards like Deathrite Shaman, Kiora's Follower, Noble Hierarch/Ignoble Hierarch, Faeburrow Elder, and Birds of Paradise are all decent options. Right now Anger and Chainer, Nightmare Adept are the only cards that can give Garth haste. Since we only have a few creatures that actually benefit from the haste, cards that generate value outside of simply providing haste would be beneficial. Rhythm of the Wild would not only give our creatures haste, but would make it harder for opponents to counter the creatures and combos with the persist creatures in the deck by giving them +1/+1 counters. Temur Ascendancy is another decent option since we can draw cards even when our creatures don't benefit from haste and it synergizes with our Flicker and Undying/Persist effects. An infinite combo option would be Jeskai Ascendancy + Garth One-Eye + Any haster + Deadeye Navigator and even if we're not comboing, we can still generate value from each card individually. I personally feel that cards like Frantic Search and Careful Study are too good to not have in this type of deck, since a good majority of our cards benefit in some way from being in the graveyard or we have easy ways of getting them back. In tandem with this idea, I think that cards like Regrowth (even though Garth One-Eye already has a Regrowth) and Eternal Witness are musts, especially since Eternal Witness generates value with the Flicker effects and other revive effects in the deck. An honorable mention that didn't quite make it into my comment but could be effective is Spark Double since it would allow us to have multiple versions of legendary creatures if we so chose, 2 Muldrotha's could lead to quite the turn! Unfortunately, however, Commander has a deck maximum, which means that cards must be let go to make room for all the new fun stuff we want to play with. For this deck I suggest cutting Diamond Lion, Thespian Stage, Dark Depths, Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger, Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle, Kitchen Finks, Desperate Ravings, Nim Deathmantle, Harrow, Magus of the Will, Gaea's Will, Scapeshift, Chronozoa, Raving Visionary, Thought Courier, Dissolve, possibly Twilight Shepherd, possibly Rampant Growth, possibly Seize the Spoilsand possibly, Purphoros, God of the Forge. At the end of the day, this deck is yours and you should play it and build it in the way that best suits you! Have fun gayming!

ClockworkSwordfish on Aura Reanimator

1 year ago

How often do you find the tokens from Occult Epiphany are a big help? They aren't nothing, for sure, but I can't help but wonder if Careful Study would be better in its place. You have to pay four mana for the Epiphany to cycle more cards than the Study, and I assume that getting your graveyard loaded ASAP is a major priority.

Since you're running a ton of huge auras, you might also be interested in Iridescent Drake or even Academy Researchers. The drake is slow and not super efficient, but it is an all-in-one package once your graveyard is stocked. The Researchers don't quite mesh with your stated goal, but... well, with 12 auras to go around, it isn't too hard to imagine dropping one on turn three and immediately going to town. Just some ideas!

ClockworkSwordfish on King Kiora

1 year ago

I can't help but think you're a little short on ways to fill up the graveyard. The Looter and Kiora are pretty slow, in terms of rate of cards discarded and in mana cost, respectively. You might appreciate the speed of something like Winding Way or Careful Study.

multimedia on The Shadow over Innistrad (Runo Stromkirk EDH)

1 year ago

Hey, good start. This new Commander is really interesting and I like that there's at least two different clear ways to setup to transform him.

It's too bad you're going with a restrictive creature type theme since Baleful Strix and Tomebound Lich are quite good creatures with Krothuss, Lord of the Deep and Lich is a discard outlet for Runo/other reanimation. You're playing many nonHuman, nonMerfolk and nonKraken/Leviathan/Octopus/Serpent creatures therefore maybe make the exception for these two?

42 is a lot of creatures. Consider cutting some for some more low CMC spells to help to setup Runo by getting a 6 CMC or greater creature into your graveyard or putting one from your hand on top of your library?

Spellseeker is a very good Human especially if you get to make copies of her with Krothuss. Archetype of Imagination is a 6 CMC Human and it makes it very difficult for your opponents to block Krothuss/the attacking creature/attacking token copy of that creature; basically they're unblockable. Pair Archetype with Stormtide Leviathan.

Obsessive Stitcher is a Human, a looter for Runo and best of all a reanimation source that can be at instant speed. Archaeomancer is a Human and it can recur a reanimation spell such as Victimize or any other instant/sorcery; it's nice if you get to make copies of her with Krothuss.


Some cards to consider cutting:

  • Enlightened Maniac
  • Library Larcenist
  • Docent of Perfection
  • Voldaren Pariah
  • Shipbreaker Kraken
  • Icebreaker Kraken
  • Inga Rune-Eyes
  • Trench Behemoth
  • Wayfarer's Bauble
  • Sky Diamond
  • Nadir Kraken

Good luck with your deck.

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