Rhystic Study

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Premodern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Rhystic Study


Whenever an opponent casts a spell, you may draw a card unless that player pays .

Necramus on Queza, the Queefer

2 weeks ago

Okay. So, I think you should really lean into the control/combo shell. This deck could use combos like Sanguine Bond and Exquisite Blood, with some added redundancy in the forms of Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose and Marauding Blight-Priest, or Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Triskelion to close out the game. In order to accomplish this, I think you should cut a ton of the creatures and really lean into board wipes, control spells, and resource denial.

Things like:

Arterial Flow

The Meathook Massacre

Dovin's Veto

Spell Pierce


Ghostly Prison


Revenge of Ravens


Wrath of God

Supreme Verdict

Time Wipe


Mana Drain

Rhystic Study

Smothering Tithe

Sheoldred, the Apocalypse

Gray Merchant of Asphodel

Vampiric Tutor

Demonic Tutor

Search for Glory

Idyllic Tutor

Enlightened Tutor

Mystical Tutor

Cyclonic Rift

Murderous Rider

Feed the Swarm

Infernal Grasp

Fierce Guardianship

Deadly Rollick

Fateful Absence

Underworld Dreams

Ob Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted


Solve the Equation

Baleful Strix

Drown in the Loch

Mana Leak

Professor Onyx

Narset, Parter of Veils

Nihil Spellbomb

Arcane Signet

Azorius Signet

Orzhov Signet

Dimir Signet

Talisman of Dominance

Talisman of Progress

Esper Sentinel

Lion Sash

Swords to Plowshares

Deep Gnome Terramancer

Archivist of Oghma

Teferi's Protection

Teferi, Hero of Dominaria

Teferi, Time Raveler

Teferi, Master of Time

Dig Through Time

Drannith Magistrate

Malevolent Hermit  Flip

Aven Mindcensor


Aura of Silence

Sea Gate Restoration  Flip


Sphinx's Revelation

Authority of the Consuls

On Thin Ice

Generous Gift


Gitaxian Probe


Gadwick, the Wizened

The Magic Mirror

Echo of Eons

Narset's Reversal

Swift Reconfiguration

Land Tax

Blind Obedience

Darksteel Mutation

Grasp of Fate



Jace, the Mind Sculptor

You could also do cute stuff like Phyrexian Unlife + Solemnity, giving yourself time to wipe the board again or go for the win with Peer into the Abyss. You should also consider taking a look at your mana base.

I'd suggest going for some fetches, checks, and shocks like:

Flooded Strand

Polluted Delta

Marsh Flats

Hallowed Fountain

Glacial Fortress

Watery Grave

Drowned Catacomb

Godless Shrine

Isolated Chapel

Deserted Beach

Shattered Sanctum

Shipwreck Marsh

Command Tower

You also have way too many plains right now. Even before you get the lands I just named, you should cut 6 Plains for 4 Swamp and 2 Island.

I know I've given you a lot of suggestions. I think if you tried putting a list together with all the cards I named, plus some of the bangers from your current list and you'd have a badass deck! Don't worry about trying to do all that right now, though. See which look most appealing/are in your price range and add those first. A lot of these should be long term goals!

Don't tell Rett I gave you so many suggestions XD


to_regatha_and_beyond on Heroes of the Simic - Xtra Budget!

2 weeks ago

My instinct would be to cut Wild Shape and Wildsize and put in Double Major and Orvar, the All-Form, or possibly a Vesuvan Duplimancy in place of either of those. Maybe change one of your islands for Mystic Sanctuary. Besides that, the list looks pretty solid to me. Given the amount of card draw you're running, a card like Rhystic Study or Archmage Emeritus wouldn't be necessary.

PinnedPhoenix on Nadir Kraken

4 weeks ago


so first thing: your deck's not Modern legal. not that this should deter you, but basically some cards are printed in sets meant for other formats. if you're wedded to Modern, you'll have to make some substitutions. Counterspell instead of Mana Drain, for example.

that said, I'd encourage you to just call it a Casual deck. there's nothing wrong with it. you're not powergaming; for example, Fishliver Oil isn't a gamebreaking card by any means, but it's fun and whimsical. I don't think you're doing any harm to your playgroup by running the cards you're running here, even if a few like Rhystic Study are quite powerful!

is there a big payoff for cards like Temple of the False God and Spreading Seas? That Spreading Seas is a cantrip certainly works well with Nadir Kraken. But it seems to me you don't have any big "I want to sink a lot of mana here" cards in this build. consider substitutions if you're not particularly attached to them!

lastly, consider running snow lands and some fun cards like Icebreaker Kraken and Marit Lage's Slumber. they're good, fun cards, and they fit the flavor of your deck well.

good luck!

Michigone on Trigger Warning

1 month ago

Change Log 09/01/2022



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Michigone on Trigger Warning

1 month ago

Came across a few games where Intruder Alarm was actually hampering if not almost entirely shutting down my engine. I'm switching in Propaganda because my deck is a little slow, and I think a little protection would be better than more card draw. Rhystic Study was a very close second.

SolidLuchoasada on Vadrok the suspender

1 month ago

Rhystic Study can come back to torment friends from the graveyard.

thefiresoflurve on Captain N'gathrod Horror tribe mill **not precon**

1 month ago

A few things you could consider cutting: As Foretold - this really works much better in decks that have more instants/counterspells, since it works on other people's turns as well. Additionally, the odds of getting this card out + having it survive long enough to be useful make it just not worth it. I've seen it played at my table and it's impact is considerably lower than something like Rhystic Study, which would make a great replacement.

Similarly, Omniscience and Planar Bridge seem too expensive to really justify using.

Grell Philosopher and Grazilaxx, Illithid Scholar would be good replacements - Philosopher to turn your creatures into ramp/tech, and Grazilax for some more draw.

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