Curious Obsession

Curious Obsession

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and has "Whenever this creature deals combat damage to a player, you may draw a card."

At the beginning of your end step, if you didn't attack with a creature this turn, sacrifice Curious Obsession.

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Set Rarity
Rivals of Ixalan (RIX) Uncommon

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Legality

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

Curious Obsession occurrence in decks from the last year

Standard:

All decks: 0.22%

Blue: 6.8%

Curious Obsession Discussion

kdna on Modern 8-Pride

3 weeks ago

You might want to consider Brazen Borrower or Vendilion Clique. I´m gessing the mana base is on a budget. Some other card advantage you can try can be the new Sea-Dasher Octopus, the trend on Curious Obsession that everyone uses with flying creatures its old version on Curiosity or my favourite Smuggler's Copter. Other 1 mana flyers I can think of are Siren Stormtamer for more protection instead of tempo Aven Mindcensor for a bit of taxing or even Hope of Ghirapur whitch can "lock" your opponent a few turns with Vesperlark if you are lucky.

Magnanimous on Burn. Sleep. Counter. Repeat.

3 weeks ago

Why Sprite Dragon out of all the options you have to pressure an opponent in this kind of deck. Have you considered Lightning Stormkin and/or Stormchaser Mage with Wizard's Retort and Wizard's Lightning, Brineborn Cutthroat, Grim Lavamancer, Spectral Sailor, Sea-Dasher Octopus, or Pteramander? Does the deck need Anger of the Gods or does the burn take care of creatures well enough?

I'm curious how well Light Up the Stage fits. It's an instant speed deck for the most part with some burn and creatures to activate it, but hitting Remand and Ral, Storm Conduit for example would be useless. Thunderous Wrath seems amazing when it hits but is that good enough to balance out the times it just sits in your hand? I'd prefer something like Searing Blaze, which seems to be perfect for the deck. Chart a Course also seems nice, but it's sorcery speed which sucks. Have you thought of using Curious Obsession?

TristanCVena on Curse of Invisibly Proliferating Stalker

4 weeks ago

I agree with JaytheGreat, in this deck Curious Obsession is almost always better than Curiosity, because once you have your stalker out there's pretty well no reason you won't be attacking every turn anyways, and in this deck curiosity is only useful when attacking anyways. The extra +1/+1 early on is pretty big considering what this deck's strategy is. One thing I would suggest is maybe including a couple mutagenic growths or something, just to give you a bit of a boost getting across the line. Really cool and original deck idea!!

TriusMalarky on Thoughts on Mutate?

1 month ago

As a Pioneer Player,

Mutate makes me sad.

There's a couple specific cards that might be playable in very specific builds, but...

Sea-Dasher Octopus is just Curious Obsession that might also be a flash Stealer of Secrets. I don't know if that's very good. Bonecrusher Giant is okay because it goes well with every red strategy... but this goes in Devotion. Or tempo, which is just devo without Master of Waves.

Gemrazer might be a nicer Reclamation Sage for things like Zoo, or other green aggro decks. I mean, Reach and Trample aren't useless abilities and it'd often be 1-2 points of extra power. So doing slightly more than Rec Sage, at least in aggressive decks, is solid. Also good in any deck that uses +1/+1 counters. It also stacks, so if you draw a second you can mutate the first and get two Naturalizes. Or 3 Naturalize effects for... and two cards, which I think is okay.

Both Gemrazer and Octo could work in an Evolve deck, especially because it uses +1/+1 counters extremely heavily.

Darsul on Alela's Artful Army

1 month ago

With that said, I would try to keep things low to the ground, like you have Rhystic Study in the maybe board but, you maybe better with Curiosity, Curious Obsession or even Military Intelligence. That said, Kindred Discovery and Coastal Piracy I think would work out as back up Bident of Thassa for more draw engines.

Your commander is critical for your deck, in these colors I would advice running some mix of Lazav, the Multifarious, Spark Double, Sakashima the Impostor, Lazav, Dimir Mastermind and/or Helm of the Host. One having more then one of your commander on the field at the time is never a bad thing. Two, your opponents will know to keep your commander down so make as many of it as you can 8p.

wheres the Flickering Ward or Shimmering Wings for the repeatable triggers? Sigarda's Aid for the insta speed Indestructibility.

Watch the nonbos like Hanna, Ship's Navigator or Auramancer with Rest in Peace in play makes for sad days. You have Tragic Slip but, only 2 triggers for morbid (Myriad Landscape and Seal of Cleansing)? I mean I like Tragic Slip and all but, it's better in sacrifice theme decks.Ephara, God of the Polis but, no flash to keep triggers each opponents turn.

More over the game plan is turn dude side ways but, now are looking to run Faerie, Enchantment or Flying mans?

last Omen of the Sea would just be a good card to run.

xaarvaxus on Tuvasa Enchantment Deck

2 months ago

With any auratron commander, adding the combo of Sovereigns of Lost Alara with Eldrazi Conscription is a consideration, especially since you already have Bruna in the deck.

Creatures of relevance: Shalai, Voice of Plenty, Umbra Mystic

Some more auras that may be useful: Face of Divinity, Shield of the Oversoul, Righteous Authority, Curious Obsession, Empyrial Armor

Nofis on custom wiz

2 months ago

Changes Cloudkin Seer from 2 to 4 in place of Elite Guardmage - against non-aggro deck the seer fulfills the same role and is 1 mana cheaper. Also can be very good followup after Naban, Dean of Iteration

Siren Stormtamer out for Benthic Biomancer - Biomancer provides bigger body and filtering in exchange for protection and flying - depends on the matchup but in general i felt the deck performed more smoothly with biomancer

Port Town out for Islands, the deck doesnt need fast white mana

Spell Pierce out. We do not fear thoughtseize and kinda collides with the 1-2-3 drop flow of the deck

Curious Obsession out for Omen of the Sea. They provide the same devotion for thassa, but holding omen, trickster and counterspell after biomancer (with its adapt ability) is just too good, would love to find place for obsession tho

xtechnetia on

3 months ago

These are typically the "core" Modern spirits creatures:

Now you're on a budget so I think Queller and Selfless are out. But if you can squeeze Wanderer and Phantom into your budget (I'd replace Tallowisp and your two 2x spirits), I highly highly recommend. A scalable utility 1 drop and a 2 drop lord make a huge difference. Then you can probably cut to 22x lands.

You usually want slightly more blue than white mana sources, since more of your color pips are blue in most spirits decks. Try 1-2 extra Island, swapping out Plains.

I don't like Temple of Enlightenment, a tapped land is such a tempo killer for this deck. Any chance you can acquire Port Town in its place?

For creature removal, since Path to Exile is presumably not an option, try Sky Tether. Your creatures almost always fly so in a lot of cases this is as good as actual removal, and for 1 mana too.

I've tried Staggering Insight and I honestly don't think it's worth it at 2 mana. Curious Obsession imo is better if you want this sort of effect. If instead you decide you don't want any of this, I suggest something cheap like Spell Pierce, just as a nice easy out to planeswalkers and other noncreature stuff people might drop on you.

Hope some of this helps you out. Good luck! Spirits is insanely fun.

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