Keen Sense


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Planar Chaos (PLC) Uncommon

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Keen Sense

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

Whenever enchanted creature deals damage to an opponent, you may draw a card.

Keen Sense Discussion

JBecicka on Ghave, Captain of Stowaways

3 days ago

Missing sol ring was a mistake. Every deck should have one. And probably the fast cEDH mana rocks. Keen Sense triggers off of damage being felt by a creature, importantly it's NOT combat damage just damage so for each Slimefoot, the Stowaway trigger I get to draw a card.

king-saproling on A Fungi to play against

3 weeks ago

Ha nice name! I really dig the low budget on this, especially since the deck looks strong even with the low cost. You might consider giving these cards a try: Snake Umbra , Keen Sense , Perilous Forays , Fallen Ideal , Sadistic Glee , Eternal Thirst , Blade of the Bloodchief

TwinStags on Skullbriar, Oh Lawd He Comin’

2 months ago


Both regen cards are rad. At 3cmc they aren’t game changing. Yavimaya Hollow is definitely the best of the lot. I need to acquire one.

My ordeal with Keen/Sixth Sense: Exile is prevalent and auras hit the grave hard. 1 cmc is great, but now we need to deal damage over two turns to make up the loss of card in hand. “Draw two cards” or an additional ability would make them more viable. With Keen Sense you could come up with an alternative method with Surestrike Trident , but thats straying from the path.

I picked up a Vivien to playtest. I agree, my deck lacks removal comparatively. Garruk feels more play wide & toss out Craterhoof Behemoth . Vivien feels more find your keys and put an end to hoses.

More on my side:

Adding Urborg begs for Crop Rotation . Yavimaya Elder , not without its benefits, feels lackluster.

Scheming Symmetry is okay, but I really should switch Beseech the Queen for either Worldly Tutor or Demonic Tutor .

Increasing Savagery needs to go. 4cmc for 5 counters is just not worth it imo.

cmsrDPM on Certainty

2 months ago

PlaysWithFire I actually love your suggestions because they are that simply perfect. It honestly makes me feel foolish not thinking of any of them earlier.

That being said I don't want the Rhystic Study for THIS card. I want more white card draw and I feel Smothering Tithe is an excellent design opener for this effect. Maybe starting simple with ETB for creatures with power 2 or less (a reverse Mentor of the Meek if you will).

Anyway on the subject of Certainty. I do feel more confident with the text: Whenever enchanted creature deals combat damage to one of more creatures, you may draw a card.

Removing the word "attacking" is a good way to not bog down the game as previous voices had mentioned. It also helps remove some of the downsides of white attacking into blockers. It REALLY likes double strike; and that is perfectly fine.

This still feels fair but funny enough becomes a different mirroring of Curiosity . Before one was for attackers the other blockers. Now the original (and Keen Sense ) want no blocks. Certainty wants to get tangled into combat: White is certain it fights for the right reasons.

You have balanced and rounded out my card. Thank you

TwinStags on Skullbriar, Oh Lawd He Comin’

2 months ago


Supp dœg

Draw is at an interesting impasse. The more evasion/trample this deck has, the more Keen Sense and Sixth Sense are viable; Running both seems overkill. Rishkar's Expertise is not half bad, but I’m torn between it, Garruk, Caller of Beasts and Vivien Reid . Inspiring Call is now leagues better with Drana. I’m still waiting for that diamond in the rough.

I’m jumping in headfirst with Dolmen Gate . Sooo many creatures sit on the board only to boost Skullbriar. This combos super well with Drana. Dolmen also acts as alternative evasion since not everyone wants to block a lose/lose.

Ouphe wrecks. So many decks play off mana rocks and artifact combo win cons. I search for him quick. Besides big cmc, I avoid those evasion-equipment because of him.

I need to buy shizo... I just can’t imagine a reprint of a weird card like that... but that $$$ hurts.

Scheming supports friendly gameplay. Like, idk if I’d be bothered playing it 1v1. EDH is supposed to be fun, not punishing.

Rite is rough around edges. High cmc, doesn’t work with dolmen, most creatures aren’t tough enough to survive the initial damage, and not a guaranteed counter. This is an aggro deck so the creatures should always be tapped and attacking. Without vigilance, Rite doesn’t work as well imo. Idk, I feel like Unspeakable Symbol and Vivien, Arkbow Ranger land more counters, but even then I feel like none of these warrant their slot. I’m pretty shoehorned into Drana and Dolmen lol

RyProv on Let me shove these lands in your face!

2 months ago

Excellent deck! Land chucking never gets old. Have you considered Tranquil Thicket and Forgotten Cave ? You can continually use Life from the Loam as long as you always grab one of them and cycle it to grab loam again. Which is deadly with BorBor.

Another fun BorBor combo is with Keen Sense or Snake Umbra - especially with Abundance out. Draw all your lands!

cmsrDPM on Certainty

3 months ago

A twist on Curiosity and Keen Sense .


Enchantment - Aura

Enchant creature

Whenever enchanted creature deals combat damage to one or more creatures, you may draw a card.

You do not have to search far for the answers. Your training is all you truly need.

Big thanks to PlaysWithFire, Funkydiscogod, and Boza for your input and ideas: you have made this a better card.

Please tell me what you think.

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