Chemister's Insight

Chemister's Insight


Draw two cards.

Jump-start (You may cast this card from your graveyard by discarding a card in addition to paying its other costs. Then exile this card.)

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Set Rarity
Commander 2020 (C20) Uncommon
Commander 2019 (C19) Uncommon
Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Arena Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vintage Legal
Limited Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Historic Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal

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Chemister's Insight Discussion

DanMcSharp on This Is America

1 month ago


Winged Words is just a draw 2 for 3 mana in your deck since you don't have any (flying) creatures, so any other draw spell would likely work better. Omen of the Sea would be a good example.

Conclave Tribunal is also hard to justify in a deck with no creatures since you can't make use of the Convoke, might as well just run some Banishing Light instead.

Typically any control deck that plays will play a few copies of Teferi, Time Raveler and Elspeth Conquers Death, which I would highly recommend. It could even bring back Ugin, the Spirit Dragon from the graveyard if you discarded it to Chemister's Insight jump-start.

Chandra's Outrage is pretty expensive at 4 mana for what it does, you could run Storm's Wrath instead for something that has much more impact on the board.

Jaya's Greeting is fun but compared to something like Scorching Dragonfire, the scry1 really isn't worth it when you could have the option to hit a planeswalker and having them be exiled on top of it.

You could try to include some Fabled Passage in your mana base instead of some of the tap lands, I'm sure you'd much rather draw that than a Swiftwater Cliffs if you're waiting for your 8th land to play Ugin, the Spirit Dragon.

I really don't think this deck needs Clear the Mind. You won't mill yourself, and on the off-chance you'll happen to draw it against a mill deck, you might as well run anything else that will be far more useful to you.

Hopefully these suggestions are helpful, cheers!

multimedia on Talrand master of drakes - [Primer]

3 months ago

Hey, good budget version of Talrand, nice Consecrated Sphinx.

Budget cards to consider adding:

Peregrine + Displace + Archaeomancer/Mnemonic Wall makes infinite blue mana from blinking Peregrine and infinite casts of Displace which equals infinite 2/2 Drakes from Talrand. Displace is an instant meaning can do this combo on an opponents turn and then attack with infinite Drakes on your turn.

Cards to consider cutting:

Good luck with your deck.

the7thDOF on Elsha, Infinite turns

4 months ago

Hi, I hope you are my friend and not a Clever Impersonator of him hacking his account. I’ve done a Frantic Search in your deck, but didn’t find the Elsha of the Infinite turns combo. Maybe the Orcish Librarian ate some pieces already?

Let me know if you want to do a Brainstorm session with me and do a Deep Analysis of the cards you chose, so you Think Twice about this combo of yours.

I would Cancel my plans for a Young Pyromancer like you and share my Chemister's Insight if that helps Increasing Devotion you have for this Devil's Play that we call Magic: the Gathering

I'm no Niv-Mizzet, Parun, you can count on me ;)

¡¡ Sun Titan !!

jesmister on Grixis Cruel Control

4 months ago

I think Chemister's Insight is better than Hieroglyphic Illumination I don’t know why every runs it over insight.

coolguy0723 on

4 months ago

Grind thanks for the tips! They're a lot of help and I just wanted to tell you my Chemister's Insight on a few of them (see what I did there). First, once I get my hands on one I'll be replacing Into the Roil with Cyclonic Rift. Second, I don't want to run Fact or Fiction because it puts cards into hand rather than drawing them, and this deck revolves around mass card draw. Third, thank you for bringing my attention to Twincast, that's gonna be a good addition. The rest of what you said can probably go into a sideboard except for Underworld Breach. Since I can recast a lot of my spells from graveyard, I don't have room to exile them. Hopefully, this gives you a better glimpse of my ideas for this deck. Cheers indeed!

Grind on

4 months ago

cool deck!!!
check out Impulse over Anticipate.
maybe Reverberate or Twincast over Doublecast. Repeated Reverberation is another option.
maybe Pull from Tomorrow over Stroke of Genius.
maybe Ghost Quarter over Field of Ruin,
maybe Shivan Reef over Highland Lake,
maybe Brainstorm over Radical Idea,
maybe Fact or Fiction over Chemister's Insight,
maybe Capsize over Into the Roil.
and some other options just to consider: Underworld Breach is great recursion. The Immortal Sun and Well of Ideas are kind of high mana options to give you one-sided more card draw.
and i've always really liked Archaeomancer, Mnemonic Wall, Izzet Chronarch, for those Relearn-type effects. but probably dont need to run all 3 as that is overkill.
anyway just some thoughts, hope it helps!!!
keep having fun! Cheers!

moxxem on Izzet Drakes [BUDGET COMPETITIVE]

4 months ago

drummerboy22 thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately, Radical Idea and Chemister's Insight do not fit in the deck. They both were in my first build when it was more midrange deck which afterwards didn’t prove to be competitive. When I switched to aggro I found that the main idea is to win by turn 6-7. To do that we need to play and/or cycle many cards and jump-start cards are a bit expensive for that purpose. For example Radical Idea in regular situation would draw a card and +1 drakes while Strategic Planning for the same fills your graveyard with up to 3 spells and provides you a choice from among 3 cards. What about Temur Battle Rage I feel it is one of the key card in the deck but I don’t see any cuts for it. Usually by turn 5 you will anyway get it even with 2 copies as you really fast cycle through the deck.

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