Oreskos Explorer

Oreskos Explorer

Creature — Cat Scout

When this enters the battlefield, search your library for up to X Plains cards, where X is the number of players who control more lands than you. Reveal those cards, put them into your hand, then shuffle your library.

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Oreskos Explorer Discussion

Omniscience_is_life on Bounce and Ye Shall Be Healed

3 months ago

I'd probably start with replacing Oreskos Explorer with Archaeomancer's Map , and cut Oketra's Monument for something of your choosing. I'd also cut a couple basics for some fetchlands if you can afford them, Windswept Heath , Flooded Strand , and Prismatic Vista are all relatively cheap and have synergy with Mistveil Plains , Scroll Rack , Emeria Shepherd , and Altar of the Brood .

Halflingz on

5 months ago

Raining Cats and Dogs Nice work bdodds, I think you have selected a handful of great cards but I'd think you could benefit from an earlier CatDog play and cheaper creatures to really start raining cats and dogs. Even without Aluren, every creature coming in with an extra token produces insane value. Especially considering your general's ability.

Below, I would like to outline 4 core concepts and considerations. Ramp, Creatures, Protection, Draw.

Ramp - Prioritizing cards that help you play Rin & Seri turn 3! Nature's Lore Rampant Growth Three Visits Boros Signet Selesnya Signet Gruul Signet Talisman of Conviction Talisman of Unity Talisman of Impulse Fellwar Stone This should be easy to replace the ramp packaging you already have. Look to cut cards like Explosive Vegetation, Chromatic Lantern, Obelisk of Naya, etc.

Creatures - Prioritizing 3CMC or less and upping your creature count to closer to 30! Think about adding creatures that fullfill multiple roles and allow you to run less other stuff. Qasali Pridemage is a great example cause it can pump a swinger +1/+1 as well as remove a pesky enchant or artifact.

Cheap Utility Kitties- Adorned Pouncer Brimaz, King of Oreskos Bronzehide Lion Initiate's Companion King of the Pride Leonin Relic-Warder Oreskos Explorer Pride Sovereign Qasali Ambusher I like the returners you have for multiple cast triggers too! Can get stupid with Aluren... Whitemane Lion Temur Sabertooth Fleetfoot Panther ? Snow Hound

Cheap Utility Doggos- Abzan Beastmaster Ainok Guide Bolt Hound Resolute Watchdog Selfless Savior

Some real cheap beefers could be nice considering they make a token, but could also see not making the cut- Wild Nacatl Loam Lion Leonin Vanguard Isamaru, Hound of Konda Sacred Cat

Protection/Return - Build a huge board and keep it protected! Unbreakable Formation Rootborn Defenses Heroic Intervention Teferi's Protection Asceticism Marshal's Anthem Kindred Boon Akroma's Will Flawless Maneuver

Draw(ish) - The cheaper the cards in hand the more you gonna empty and wanna draw! Skullclamp Colossal Majesty Elemental Bond Beast Whisperer Fecundity Garruk's Uprising Descendants' Path Realmwalker Hunter's Insight Snake Umbra Lifecrafter's Bestiary Mentor of the Meek Guardian Project Return of the Wildspeaker Shamanic Revelation Slate of Ancestry Collective Unconscious Camaraderie

General good cards for Cat/Dog: Maskwood Nexus Mirror Entity Crib Swap Felidar Retreat Basilisk Collar Thousand-Year Elixir Rings of Brighthearth Seht's Tiger Shields of Velis Vel Naya Charm Kindred Summons Volatile Claws Beastmaster Ascension Titanic Ultimatum Hour of Reckoning Triumph of the Hordes Finale of Devastation Idyllic Tutor Winds of Abandon Lightning Greaves (secret lair dog art!) Coat of Arms Swiftfoot Boots Impact Tremors Rhythm of the Wild Aura Shards Shared Animosity Mirari's Wake Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip Any Cheap Changelings really...

Lands to love: Slayers' Stronghold Kessig Wolf Run Hanweir Garrison Flamekin Village Gavony Township Mosswort Bridge Spinerock Knoll Windbrisk Heights Castle Embereth

abby315 on Does Red/White Need to Have …

6 months ago

I used to be a person who laughed at the "white is always shafted by WotC" common feeling, but to be honest, after this year and after playing a lot of ABU cube (I know), I do think WotC is a little lost. From Alpha to current day, a lot of things they've tried to make part of white's color identity just haven't turned out to compete with the other color identities: damage prevention, lifegain, weenies (for the most part, especially with all of the new power granted to Green and Red for creature aggro).

And, as Caerwyn mentioned, the stuff that does compete, like mass land destruction and Balance effects, WotC thinks creates unfun gameplay, so they don't really do it anymore.

It seems like they've tried to reverse-engineer Balance with cards like Oreskos Explorer and Alms Collector, but white can't always just play catch-up to other colors IMO. And they've tried making life-gain good by making it a supported archetype, but it doesn't change the fact that gaining life on its own just isn't impactful (unlike drawing cards or, arguably, burn).

I'm not so hung-up on white getting access to things other colors can do, although I don't mind that WotC is bending the color pie recently. I'd rather WotC either go back to what white does well and damn the unfun gameplay, or just put new and exciting mechanics in white, try out some new stuff or expand effects like Silence. TBH I think it'd be fun to brainstorm new aspects of the game that white could interact with.

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

7 months ago

Oreskos Explorer Helps get some lands into your hand if a couple of your opponents are ramping ahead of you.

Walking Atlas Helps play multiple lands per turn.

All That Glitters Buffs your creatures the more artifacts you have on the field.

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Yotian_Soldier on 75% Tajic - Boros Soldier Tribal

8 months ago

23 Nov 2020 updates:

Keeper of the Accord > Oreskos Explorer: has more synergies due to it being a soldier and trigger's during each of our opponent's end step.

Spectator Seating > Plains: improved our mana base

ellie-is on Rograkh, Intrepid Archaeologist

9 months ago

Peoni: Thank you!!! Great suggestions as usual :) I had actually been thinking about adding Knight of the White Orchid. Didn't know about Oreskos Explorer (I didn't use to keep track of non-modern legal releases haha) and I love it now! Definitely gonna add them. I'll keep Weathered Wayfarer in mind for future upgrades. Mask of Memory I just need to figure out what to take out for! Also trying to figure out which budget wraths I want, hehe.

And yeah, these partners are a lot of fun! They might take Tana's place. The deck feels a lot more solid and consistent, and being able to get some bigass equipments like Colossus Hammer on Rograkh consistently is just so awesome. It also doesn't hurt that I can build it for quite a bit cheaper! But all in all making all these decks and looking up cards for each of them really helped me get a feel for the format and to see what people play and why and it's definitely gonna help when I start playing it for real, not to mention it was a lot of fun.

M4dGun: Heh, thanks!!! Equipment decks are awesome, aren't they? Balan did seem like the strongest possible option, but I'm in love with this new pair that can start getting equipment on them turns earlier while being super gimmicky and unique (things I appreciate!). They miss out on the double strike but I think they make up for it with Rograkh's keyword soup and raw Kobold flavor, hahaha. I don't know about the rest of the internet but I think I was the first here on Tappedout to put together a monowhite list for Rograkh and I'm really proud of it haha. I started with Keleth, Sunmane Familiar, but as soon as Ardenn, Intrepid Archaeologist was spoiled I knew no partner was going to be better than him and that I just had to do it. Thanks again for the comment!

Peoni on Rograkh, Intrepid Archaeologist

9 months ago

The main thing I'm concerned about is since you're cutting the green out your ramping is going to be pretty rough. White suffers the most from lack of ramp and draw, but then again this is a voltron deck, so you might not see any major issues. Boros Signet, Knight of the White Orchid, Oreskos Explorer are all pretty nice budget options for ramp. Weathered Wayfarer is pricier but also good. Moving Mask of Memory into the main would probably be beneficial. You'll probably also want at least one boardwipe in Wrath or something similar.

This deck looks good too. These partners are bound to be nasty. :^) No more Tana then?

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