Curator of Mysteries

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Alchemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vintage Legal

Curator of Mysteries

Creature — Sphinx


Whenever you cycle or discard another card, scry 1.

Cycling (, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

Necrosis24 on DePietro and Channel?

11 months ago

This has made me realize I’ve been reading Ghost of Ramirez DePietro wrong this entire time. I thought his trigger was tied to the player that was dealt damage.

Well anyways my top pick for a partner would be Tormod, the Desecrator for all the graveyard shenanigans (i.e Living Death) and discard value.

Some high synergy cards would be:

Looking at channel tho there seems to be a higher density in temur so you would have access to better ramp and can do wheel/card draw affects. So perhaps Tana, the Bloodsower with:

  • Rielle, the Everwise

  • Brallin, Skyshark Rider  Flip
  • The Locust God + Wheels
  • Conspiracy Theorist
  • Mizzix's Mastery + Lier, Disciple of the Drowned
  • Glint-Horn Buccaneer
  • Surly Badgersaur
  • Otherwise you can go for purate tribal in izzet with Breeches, Brazen Plunderer or monoblue with Malcolm, Keen-Eyed Navigator

    LessonSmith on Unesh, Ultimate Guide (Tribal)

    11 months ago

    I have been running an Unesh Tribal as my main deck for quite some time. Your guide has been wonderfully helpful since I found it two years ago and it is my #1 reference so thank you. My local meta is budget with a few high powered card here and there. I have one card for other budget Unesh players to consider. Curator of Mysteries. This Sphinx may be the most underrated sphinx of all time! Here's why - Let's say you have Curator on the battlefield and you manage to trigger Unesh 12 times but somehow you didn't get Reliquary Tower, Thought Vessel or any other "no maximum hand size cards" so at your end step you have to discard 10 cards - discarding at end of turn sucks but with Curator that's scry 10! Go and find that combo piece, counter or removal you need. And if you don't need it cycle it away for one blue. What do you have to lose?

    holy_chao on 92 F****ING LANDS!!!!!

    1 year ago

    Horn of Greed seems like it wants the ability to play additional lands each turn, what if you had something like Curator of Mysteries in its spot? You'll be discarding to hand size from turn 5 on until you hit your combo anyway, and if you get either of your enchantments out it lets you work through your deck.

    skibulk on self mill

    1 year ago

    The biggest thing you have to watch out for people killing your Laboratory Maniac right when you try to win, causing you to lose the game instead.

    Some cards to consider:

    Here's my Maniac deck, I stopped playing it: Fluctuating Maniac

    Here's a version I never made: Laboratory Maniac Consultation

    Noxid05 on Gavi, The Mill Warden

    2 years ago

    I'd probably keep Fraying Sanity and replace Curator of Mysteries instead, I feel it would do more work if you're going for a mill victory. Also, Jace's Erasure is another card along those lines

    Valengeta on Tour de France

    2 years ago

    Well for starters, assuming you don't have problems with mana fixing because of your mana base, I would drop the landcycling creatures you have plus the Wurm for another copy of Horror of the Broken Lands and 2 copies of the Titanoth so you have a playset of both, and then add Architects of Will as it can be useful after you used Living End to control your enemy's draws for the next 3 turns, giving you a better chance to pull off uncontested attacks. Also, if you can use Blue on your non-budget version, Curator of Mysteries and Striped Riverwinder might also help you achieve victory

    yawgmothsbargain on Gavi Spellslinger

    2 years ago

    Great list you've got going. I love the spell-slinging for value approach you've taken. I have a couple budget additions for you if you like.

    I suggest swapping Scrap for Shredded Sails. I love the original Urza's artwork and card frame, but the new artifact hate is more modal and costs one less to cast if you need to.

    Also, you don't have a lot of alternative ramp cards like Dockside Extortionist and Smothering Tithe. If you're on a budget, I suggest putting in the Talismans and pulling Myriad Landscape as its just too slow. Also, Migratory Route cycles to color fix you, but it only gets a basic and is practically unplayable. If you're going to keep a landcycler in, I suggest Sanctum Plowbeast. Granted, it's not exactly playable either, but it cycles for a "Plains" or an "Island", so you can go grab a basic or your Irrigated Farmland or your Prairie Stream or your Raugrin Triome, or any other fetchables that you end up putting in the deck. You might also consider putting in something to slow your opponents down like Kismet or Frozen Aether.

    Seriously consider keeping Curator of Mysteries in for top deck filtering when you cycle. You could put Crystal Ball in instead, but Curator works with the cycling theme. We all would love to stick Sensei's Divining Top in our decks, but $$$$. Also, if you have Decree of Silence, put it in. At it's floor, it's a free counterspell with Gavi or New Perspectives, and at its ceiling, it eats your opponents next three spells.

    I also suggest Hall of Heliod's Generosity to put Decree or Astral Drift or any of your other enchantments back on top of your library. If you're gonna run Akroma's Vengeance and Dismantling Wave, you should have a way to get your enchantments back.

    Savai Thundermane isn't necessarily cost effective. I would suggest pulling it for the new Drannith Stinger. Ping ALL of your opponents for free when you cycle, rather than paying two to hit one target. If you're worried about targeted removal, don't forget you have Lightning Rift which does the same thing as Savai for one less mana and is much less likely to be hit by a wrath.

    Have you play tested this yet? I've always found both Niv-Mizzets prohibitive in casting. Brallin, Skyshark Rider  Flip and Glint-Horn Buccaneer work very similarly with Curiosity and Ophidian Eye, are far less prohibitive to cast, and with how fast this deck draws, you should have no problem getting to 8 cards.

    Let me know your thoughts!

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