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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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Zendikar vs. Eldrazi (DDP) Common
Conspiracy (CNS) Common
Zendikar (ZEN) Common

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

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Explorer's Scope Discussion

Daveslab2022 on Help with cutting equipment in …

6 days ago

At a cursory glance, Accorder's Shield is a cut I would make. Same for Explorer's Scope

CrazyDanPsycho on Zaxara, the Exemplary: Hydra Infestation

1 week ago

Sorry, another random thought...wouldn't a reusable ramp, say Sword of the Animist or Explorer's Scope, be better than a one time use item like Expedition Map? Just curious, hope I'm not buggin...

Peligrad on Sword of Body and Mind …

1 month ago

Explorer's Scope has a completely different role in the deck than the sword, but with an 8 cost commander that your strategy revolves around, it might come in clutch

Snips500 on [PDH] Tatyova Combo

1 month ago

Hi, I just recently brewed up a Tatyova list that is aiming to be competitive and I wanted to ask about a few of your choices. I acknowledge that you have likely tested and played this deck more often but I am mostly curious about some of your card choices and the direction that you took this list. You can find my deck here: ~PDH~ When Lands Came to Value Town (Tatyova)

  1. Why do you include so much card draw? I actually run zero spells or otherwise that draw me cards other than lands through Tatyova. When I first was putting the list together I had a bunch in the form of Ponder, Gush, and so on but ended up cutting them for other cards.

  2. Some of your Land fetchings spells just seem bad. I don't mean to offend but cards like Nature's Lore, Search for Tomorrow, Shoreline Ranger, Spoils of Victory, Farseek, Kodama's Reach and Rampant Growth just don't seem worth it to me. Instead of some of these fetch spells, I run 40 lands. I was also surprised that you are not running Dreamscape Artist (Springbloom Druid just seems like a worse version). It's like a repeatable Harrow and gets you two Tatyova triggers. I would argue that that card is one of the most powerful cards in my deck behind Tatyova ofc and Mystic Sanctuary.

  3. I decided to include more utility lands such as Bojuka Bog, Khalni Garden, and Sejiri Steppe. This decision on my part to include these was in spite of some of them not being in Green Blue but I though their value outweighs that downside. Bojuka Bog for example is better than Relic of Progenitus in this deck because you can flash it in with a creature like Walking Atlas and exile a target players bin and draw a card like relic. The thing is though that Bog is repeatable through your creatures that bounce your lands. Sejiri Steppe is similar in the way that its repeatable protection for Tatyova or another important creature.

  4. I noticed you only ran 1 land bouncing creature. In my deck, these guys power much of the value. With them and Halimar Depths I can basically ponder each turn at least once, it allows me to repeat the ETB effects that I mentioned above, and It also allows me to get a land drop in if I missed one for some reason. Floodbringer, Oboro Breezecaller, Soratami Rainshaper are the ones I run in addition.

  5. Now a few suggestions I have: Whispersilk Cloak, Power Sink, Universal Solvent, Vines of Vastwood, Scaretiller, Explorer's Scope (This works well in conjunction with Adventuring Gear and Aqueous Form), Seat of the Synod and Tree of Tales can be tutored with Trinket Mage, Library of Leng, Stone-Seeder Hierophant/Krosan Restorer, Spidersilk Armor (So the majority of your board doesn't die to Shrivel, Electrickery or something like that and harder for Pestilence and Crypt Rats.) Also Snap can ramp you is you have a land that taps for two and same with Frantic Search if you do want to play cantrips. Another win-con that will win you the game as soon as you combo off is Sage's Row Denizen that is assuming that you are not using Mystic Sanctuary.

Thank you for hearing me out. I am sure that there is a good reason for many of the cards I just questioned and I am excited to hear them to understand your deck better. If you have questions about my choices and reasoning I would be more than happy to explain further. I am trying to make the best Tatyova deck that I can and just wanted to know why a list with a similar end goal is running certain cards that I cut out.

Lastly, I just wanted to say that after looking through your list I am considering running: Lull and Moment's Peace because sometimes this deck has a problem stabilizing early because my playgroup sees my deck as a very large threat. Merchant Scroll, I don't know why I was not running it. Mystic Remora and Rhystic Study are just too good to pass up and I probably should have been running them. I have just one problem and that would be cutting cards. I would apreciate it if you could take a look at my list and tell me what you think.

Orange+ on Edric's Home for Evasive Weenies

1 month ago

Very cool to see small weird dudes like Bayou Dragonfly being put to good use :)

I see you run Explorer's Scope. If you think equipments that triggers when their creature hits an opponent is interesting, there are several more that could be good / fun. These include:

Mask of Memory, Quietus Spike, Dowsing Dagger  Flip, Scytheclaw, Rogue's Gloves, and Specter's Shroud.

Also, there are Skeleton Key and Spellbinder, but I think these would bring less value.

Peoyogon on A Knight's Tale

1 month ago

Have you considered adding Sram, Senior Edificer in? While not a knight, they can get you some great card draw!

For equipments, generally Cranial Plating looks like it could be good for this deck.

If you specifically want more equipment/artifact triggers, adding in free-to-cast cards like Accorder's Shield, Cathar's Shield, Kite Shield, Bone Saw, or Spidersilk Net are something you could look at. While they don't give amazing abilities, the free triggers can be amazing!

My personal favorite equipment though has to be Explorer's Scope. I think it is really underrated in aggressive decks as it essentially adds ramp potential to your already aggressive/artifact matters strategy.

Joe_Ken_ on Tajic, Legion's Edge: One-Sided Board Wipes

4 months ago

Maybe cut Bonfire of the Damned since the miracle ability can be hard to pull off.

Resolute Watchdog isn’t that great for one time indestructible when you could just uses something like Darksteel Plate

I feel like Inferno costs too much mana for what it does.

Shake the Foundations is just not that good for 3 mana. You could use something like Treasure Map  Flip , Mask of Memory , or Outpost Siege for card draw.

Traveler's Amulet could easily be swapped with a card like Wayfarer's Bauble or a mana rock.

Explorer's Scope can probably be cut from the deck.

Mobilization seems unnecessary for what the deck wants to do.

Incite Rebellion relies too much on other players having a big board of creatures when you are trying to burn away the board with a lot of your red spells.

Rolling Temblor just doesn’t seem good either for 3 mana.

Meachman on Pirate's Plunder [Theme]

6 months ago

Since Thassa is in there, it looks like there can be piracy-related creatures even if they're not specifically pirates. So Treasure Nabber is a nice way to use other people's mana rocks without running any yourself. And since Thassa is in there, blinking a thief like Agent of Treachery each turn is piracy, right? Kukemssa Pirates also lets you steal their mana rocks with less questionable flavor.

Cut / Ribbons (cut to ribbons) is a pirate-y saying, right?

Barbed Sextant is color fixing with incidental card draw. Very pirate-y! High Tide is ramp-y.

Deck's pretty blue, so Scent of Brine might be useful interaction.

Does Killing Wave count? Devastation Tide wipes the board. Drown in Sorrow/Golden Demise are...bad..boardwipes for you, but maybe something? Also Powder Keg, Doom Cannon, and Coral Net are bad removal.

Old Man of the Sea is also...weird...

Lightning Round: Renegade Map. Tidal Surge. Pillage. Shivan Reef. Dreadship Reef. Soaring Seacliff. Lonely Sandbar. Breaking Wave. Explorer's Scope.

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