Spellseeker

Spellseeker

Creature — Human Wizard

When Spellseeker enters the battlefield, you may search your library for an instant or sorcery card with converted mana cost 2 or less, reveal it, put it in your hand, then shuffle your library.

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Format Legality
2019-10-04 Legal
Custom Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Vintage Legal

Spellseeker occurrence in decks from the last year

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Spellseeker Discussion

ririve on Roon of the Hidden Realm Primer

1 day ago

Bloodzy, I should add these into my explanation, haven't done that yet since the rules change. Voidslime and Disallow don't get tutored up by Spellseeker , which is a big deal in my opinion, but they are pretty good cards on their own. You could add a Mystical Tutor or to get them more reliably but that ruins the surprise and blowout potential, but it's still reasonable and the tutor can also be used to get other cards. Sundial of the Infinite , however, does not really do anything on its own and would just be there for permanent removal, which also only works on your turn.

The problem I personally find with this effect is threefold (in decreasing order of importance):

  1. I run enough removal (that is also reusable because of Roon) to be competitive in the format I play in and we are fast enough that Reflector Mage often achieves the same effect, the game will simply be over by the time they get to use their commander again.

  2. I prefer advancing my own position over trying to screw with someone else (unless they are about to end the game), because I have a very instant finisher in my combo. Slowing down one opponent (or blowing them out, likely making the spend the rest of the game trying to screw with me) is in my opinion weaker than advancing my own position.
  3. I play in an established playgroup where we basically play with open decklists. Not that it can't still be effective, but it lacks the blowout because my opponents will likely keep it in mind.

TL;DR: I personally wouldn't play them because I don't think they are optimal in my current playgroup, but I don't dislike Disallow or Voidslime . I don't like Sundial of the Infinite . If you want to run more of these effects I would instead reccomend Trickbind , which can't be countered, or Tale's End , which is also just a 2 mana commander-counter. Like the other two counterspells, they are more flexible than Sundial outside of the combo with Roon, but they are also tutorable with Spellseeker .

P.S. sorry for the delayed reply, I don't check my tappedout regularly.

kharsonist on Orvar CEDH

1 week ago

tsewall I like some of your additions. Ive been on the fence on Spellstutter Sprite but I like it.

Tolaria and swarmyard I like, but being non-islands makes a High Tide win harder.

Also I plan on putting blue sun back in, I was testing staff as an easier drawing outlet but blue sun is an easier tutor.

Memory Crystal is worth keeping because it allows for earlier wins. Getting whim to be 1 mama is much easier than playing then copying Sapphire Medallion most turn 4 wins involve this card early for me.

Drift is good because it basically doubles the chance of Spellseeker Spellseeker is the best card in the deck honestly, its the only thing that the card is intended for.

The issue with a lot of cards you don't like is me struggling to always win with infinite mama. It's getting better but I've had some games that I can infinite mama turn 2 or 3 and have no card draw outlet due to resources getting other turn 1 or 2.

I might get rid of Inga Rune-Eyes because it's too conditional and I could get something better.

Extraplanar Lens I'm conflicted on because it enables a lot of good stuff. It's bacially a worse high tide in most cases. It synergizes really well with the untaps cards like Hidden Strings . Combining off feels mostly based on the mama produced > spell cost ratio and increasing mana production is important. I will consider more by playing though.

These fringe tutors in cedh are actually extremely important though to get cards to combo off of. I think blue black orvar is prob better than mono blue, mostly access to ad naus and good tutors but I like trying to make mono blue work.

LuckDragon on Orvar Over-Budget

1 week ago

Other cards you might consider: - High Tide . Why are you not running High Tide? It makes going off with Orvar super easy, and it's tutorable with Spellseeker . Casting it multiple times by recurring it with Archaeomancer or Mystic Sanctuary is great. - Dizzy Spell . Can be used defensively and to trigger Orvar, but it also tutors for most of the repeatable spells ( Clockspinning , etc.). - Sudden Substitution . "Nice Expropriate you've got there. Why don't we trade? You get this Spellseeker I've already used, and I'll get your extra turns. And a new Spellseeker. No, you don't get to respond." - Merchant Scroll . Tutor all the instants. - Spark Double . Lets you have any number of Orvars. Targeting one Island and getting eight is rather nice. - Glimpse the Cosmos . Dig six cards deep for at most . - Confounding Conundrum . Replaces itself and slows down the opposing ramp decks, getting more punishing with every copy. Eventually acts as a way to draw your deck. (Generate infinite mana, then copy it decksize times.)

More spendy suggestions: - Sakashima of a Thousand Faces . Like the original, can enter without becoming a copy, meaning you can target him and make a token version—which can enter as a copy of something. Also lets you have any number of Orvars. - Treachery . Goes infinite in the same way as Peregrine Drake , while also providing value without Orvar or a repeatable target source. - Palinchron . Goes infinite in the same way as Peregrine Drake, and can even go infinite without Orvar, provided you have something like ...

The99 on A Better Rograkh & Tevesh

1 week ago

johoj3

Glad you’re enjoying the list! However, I would suggest you do not deviate from what I’ve built. If safety is a concern, adding Dockside - a variable ramp piece - is a bad idea, particularly in a list oriented towards one creature. The combo line with Raza requires two creatures and one black minimum. I know with absolute certainty that I can generate 8 mana going into either PITA or Ad Naus, so if I wanted “safety” I’d play for Ad Naus (3 mana floating). Your opponents will have (or should have) fought the Divergent Transformations or Reality Scramble , so any measures beyond this(?) seem unlikely. On that note, if RS is what I have in hand and the combo’s available but I reveal into a Dockside, I’ve effectively done nothing. Dockside has become the crutch of many a player: 1. If there’s a Torpor Orb , Root Maze , Manglehorn , Null Rod ... It’s not providing acceleration when you need it or at all, 2. Often times it’s only best turn 4+, where this deck has the potential to DT (Divergent Transformation) or RS into a win prior, 3. The uncertain value of Dockside places it low on the totem pole, namely because 3.1 You will not have as much interaction in hand as it can potentially provide beyond what Burnt Offering provides into an Ad Naus and 3.2 Giving opponents the opportunity to copy, reanimate, steal ( Praetor's Grasp ), etc. your Dockside is a bum deal when you don’t need it, 4. When playing for a Reality Scramble build, you need to focus on a singular target to benefit the most from the build, so any additional creature is bad beyond the one. Dockside could be relevant, but this deck doesn’t need that crutch. Focus on a T1 Ad Naus or Tevesh, draw value, play to hard cast PITA/Ad Naus T2-4 or through the DT/RS line of play. I prefer certain things... When I go for Divergent, the worst threats are: Spellseeker , Drannith Magistrate , Collector Ouphe or Opposition Agent . If I know a list doesn’t have one of those, I hit their creature. I’ve yet to hit something “bad,” but I may at some point. That’s why you can always Divergent two thrull and sac Rograkh for Final Fortune .

DadHumanPraetor on Kinnan Brings Us Together!

3 weeks ago

versus64 true, all the ones I named also go infinite with Vigean Graftmage as a 2 card combo for infinite mana, or with Pemmin's Aura or Freed from the Real as a 2 card infinite mana combo. But a bird, kinnan, and either aura is basically a win. Graftmage is a jankier line, but super fun card to play with. I suppose if I were going for straight up max power I would run the most efficient tutors and dorks to make inifinite mana as quickly as possible with Spellseeker and Finale of Devastation as the win-con. And of course Basalt Monolith

Eddy_Khil on Orvar CEDH

3 weeks ago

How about Essence Flux and/or Teferi's Time Twist to get two hits off a Spellseeker ?

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