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

DespairFaction on Rograkh with His Faithfull Horse

1 week ago

Alright heres my main tips. First cut the creatures that dont matter, thats going to be swiftspear, and segovian angel. Next I dont really love being in on Auras. One removal spell and they all go away so, I believe that sentinel eyes and dragon mantle are going to be underwhelming, cut battlemastery. While its good, you can get more permanent sources of double strike from things like duelist heritage, bloodmist or True Conviction.

I think you are going to want 2-3 extra combat cards. Pick the ones that you have access to. Aurelia is the best, and Waves of Aggression and Aggravated Assault combo with sword of feast and famine. You are going to want a mask of memory, and probably a tome of legends, and because Tome of Legends, likely a Manifold Key. Finally you are going to want more things that put size and abilities on Rograkh. Thats going to be as many swords of X and Y as you have, with Sinew and Steel being the next best in line and dont forget about sword of DnD. I would get a Citadel Siege in the deck somewhere as another way to add more size. Other good equipment are Champion's Helm and Hammer of Nazahn, Maul of the Skyclaves, Loxodon Warhammer, Embercleave, Sword of Vengeance. A few value equipments you are missing are the alreayd mentioned, Mask of Memory, Dowsing Dagger  Flip, Explorer's Scope.

Once you get the equipment figured out, you'll want to get a bit more removal. 10-12 pieces for midpower metas and 13-15 for high power is usually about right. Volcanic Offering is a great piece, blasphemous act especially if you load up on red swords. Heliod's Intervention and Dismantling Wave are great artifacts and enchantments, Chandra's Ignition could be another nice 1 sided board wipe.

Since this is partner deck dont be afraid to go lower on the creature count. YOu have 2 in the command zone, so you could safely go down around 15 creatures or so. Good luck!

DespairFaction on Rograkh with His Faithfull Horse

1 week ago

Alright heres my main tips. First cut the creatures that dont matter, thats going to be swiftspear, and segovian angel. Next I dont really love being in on Auras. One removal spell and they all go away so, I believe that sentinel eyes and dragon mantle are going to be underwhelming, cut battlemastery. While its good, you can get more permanent sources of double strike from things like duelist heritage, bloodmist or True Conviction.

I think you are going to want 2-3 extra combat cards. Pick the ones that you have access to. Aurelia is the best, and Waves of Aggression and Aggravated Assault combo with sword of feast and famine. You are going to want a mask of memory, and probably a tome of legends, and because Tome of Legends, likely a Manifold Key. Finally you are going to want more things that put size and abilities on Rograkh. Thats going to be as many swords of X and Y as you have, with Sinew and Steel being the next best in line and dont forget about sword of DnD. I would get a Citadel Siege in the deck somewhere as another way to add more size. Other good equipment are Champion's Helm and Hammer of Nazahn, Maul of the Skyclaves, Loxodon Warhammer, Embercleave, Sword of Vengeance. A few value equipments you are missing are the alreayd mentioned, Mask of Memory, Dowsing Dagger  Flip, Explorer's Scope.

Once you get the equipment figured out, you'll want to get a bit more removal. 10-12 pieces for midpower metas and 13-15 for high power is usually about right. Volcanic Offering is a great piece, blasphemous act especially if you load up on red swords. Heliod's Intervention and Dismantling Wave are great artifacts and enchantments, Chandra's Ignition could be another nice 1 sided board wipe.

Since this is partner deck dont be afraid to go lower on the creature count. YOu have 2 in the command zone, so you could safely go down around 15 creatures or so. Good luck!

ellie-is on Tuya & Friends ($30)

1 month ago

Peoyogon: Thank you!!!!!

I had Stampeding Elk Herd earlier but ended up cutting it for other similarly-costed Trample granters. Walker of the Grove I think doesn't do enough for 8 mana, but thanks for suggesting it!

The removal cards are interesting options! And ah, yeah, you're right about Acid-Moss! I actually had been wanting to find it for a while with no luck. It's a super cool card.

Explorer's Scope and Snake Umbra are great and I should definitely bring them in! Just gotta figure out what to take out...

Nice taunting options too! I especially like Glaring Spotlight.

Ulvenwald Tracker was actually supposed to be there already but I just realized I forgot to add it to the Maybeboard. It's over budget rigth now but I'll deeeeefinitely add it in future upgrades, it's a great card for this kind of deck.

Once again, thanks for taking the time to comment and make suggestions!!

Peoyogon on Tuya & Friends ($30)

1 month ago

This looks like a lot of fun!

Some creatures that I had a some success with in my old super-budget smash decks were Stampeding Elk Herd and Walker of the Grove. They might be fun here too!

For removal, I really like Wickerbough Elder and Mold Shambler; they can help thin the field and also provide a body that can swing in for damage later. I also like Mwonvuli Acid-Moss too as it ramps while also potentially taking out a myriad of really powerful lands that are really common in EDH. Though, Acid-Moss might be really hard to find and/or be much more expensive in your area :(

Explorer's Scope and Snake Umbra are can also be deceptively useful in any deck where attacking is it's main strategy.

In one of my other decks, I also had Taunting Elf, Shinen of Life's Roar, and Glaring Spotlight as budget ways to give your whole board mass-reach and close out games. They might be worth considering here as well?

This card is a little over $1 but if you ever have a little more to spend on a single card, Ulvenwald Tracker could be really nice here, especially with all your haste enablers!

Also feel free to dismiss all these recommendations! Your deck honestly looks really great and fun just as it is! :D

jakeyuki12 on I got 99 swords but feast and famine aint one

1 month ago

Hiya! You've already made sure to have good ratios of card draw, ramp, and removal, and you've already got a really nice mana-curve going. That's like, 95% of the problems I see with most decks.

So for your deck, I've got a few thoughts: Your land-base has FAR too many colorless lands. I would cut down on those utility lands and get some colored lands, even just more basics. I think the essential utility lands are Myriad Landscape (good ramp), Scavenger Grounds (graveyard removal), and a land that gives haste, either Slayers' Stronghold or Hanweir Battlements  Flip. I suggest cutting the rest of the utility lands and also cut down on a lot of the tap lands and add in more untapped lands. This includes cutting Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse- these are only good if you have landfall synergies, otherwise they are worse than a tap land that taps for both.

The other big problem is that while you run all the right ratios, the specific cards you run for stuff like card draw, ramp, removal, etc., are not the greatest. A lot of them are either far too clunky (Mind's Eye), aren't reliable (Explorer's Scope), and/or have better alternatives. So I suggest looking into better options for card draw and ramp.

Then finally, if you're going for voltron, you need more haste, more protection, and the best of equipment.

iBurgerKing on Best Red Creature???

2 months ago

oshus96 Explorer's Scope would definitely be in here except for the fact Moraug only triggers landfall during the main phase. Unfortunately, this means no extra combat from the scope and is also what keeps Sword of the Animist going pseudo-infinite with Moraug (endless combats until you are out of basics).

oshus96 on Best Red Creature???

2 months ago

Really cool deck idea! Have you considered Explorer's Scope? It's high variance but I can imagine it leading to some ridiculous turns with this deck.

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