Explorer's Scope

Explorer's Scope

Artifact — Equipment

Whenever equipped creature attacks, look at the top card of your library. If it's a land card, you may put it onto the battlefield tapped.

Equip (: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery.)

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Explorer's Scope Discussion

TypicalTimmy on SEND DECK PICS ♡ [Boat Themed Dimir]

3 weeks ago

No Explorer's Scope? Lol

It's honestly not the best card, but for Dimir it can definitely help with some occasional ramp.

Honestly I'd replace Expedition Map with Scope. It'll net you more benefit over the course of the game. Even just the card info is infinitely more valuable.

thijmnesoy on The Firelands Portal

2 months ago

Update 10 july 2021

out: Explorer's Scope (looked cool, but I don't plan on having creatures early on. just to get Neheb out as early as possible); Tome of Legends (was still around from when I didn't have Endless Atlas yet; Glint-Horn Buccaneer (first looked like it did everything I wanted: bonus effects when I discard, deal damage and draw cards. but it turned out to be really situational).

in: Planar Bridge had this card laying around for a while and finally decided to put it in because it can search for my win-conditions really well when I have a lot of mana. Wayfarer's Bauble good ol' bauble. Fall of the Titans I've had this in my collection for a long time. but didn't see why I should play it in Neheb because I thought two targets would be bad. turns out, two targets is enough most of the times, since you sometimes don't want to kill the creatures on the board.

Guerric on [Primer] Crouching One-Drop, Hidden Ninja

3 months ago

Prying Blade OUT Explorer's Scope IN

Prying Blade has always been terrible in this deck. After all, while our evasive creatures can make mana with it, they are usually bounced before they do damage, and hence it can't pay for its own equip cost. Plus if pirates are the eternal enemies of ninjas, then why would they use a pirate sword? Explorer's Scope is great because in this deck we'll often know what the top card of our library is, and thus we have a turn one playable card that we can often use to ramp out lands. Also, ninjas need spy scopes for their espionage activities.

In Garruk's Wake OUT Devastation Tide IN

While IGW can provide great damage when we draw it off the top on a Yuriko trigger, it is way too expensive as a board wipe, and the best board wipes for Yuriko are blue ones, since they put our tools right back in our hands to be re-used again. Also, we can usually cast DT for its miracle cost, which is great. Additionally, IGW just feels like the wrong flavor for this deck.

jadearrow on Legion Helldiver Corps

5 months ago

I assume you are playing all the swords for flavour and I'm fine with that. Some of them really depend on your meta.

Protecting your Voltron commander is so important but you can't use shroud because of how equip works and it limits your options.

If there is deathtouch in your meta a Mirror Shield would be a good extra Hexproof card. Blade of the Bloodchief is a good card for increasing value even if it isn't a vamp. You don't even have to kill the creature.

While the apparent CMC is low, if you have to pay the equip costs, that can be a pain point. Since you are avoiding mana rocks if possible, may I suggest Curse of Opulence . Leads to some fun politics sometimes and I find it can simple take some aggro of you and onto the person you don't like. That would be the person with the deck that makes you sacrifice things.

I agree on the Metal Worker. It draws aggro like mad and you are probably better off without it. I would kill you immediately unless I knew you didn't have a combo in your deck. Sigarda's Aid is an amazing card for equipment decks.

I'd probably cut Sculpting Steel unless you have alot of good artifacts from other people. Explorer's Scope is unlikely to hit anything. Goblin Gaveleer is likely going to die on the first attack.

I would still suggest Fervent Champion . You probably in practice need more cheap creatures to put your equipment on then you need multiple equipments because equipments tend to stick around. Especially if you want to ramp using these cheap creatures.

Good luck.

BrassLord on Pirates the way Garfield Intended (RUB)

5 months ago

It's probably not optimal, but revealing a land card with Explorer's Scope and yelling, "LAND HO!" is immensely satisfying!

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