Demonic Tutor

Magic: the Gathering in the UK

Corrupt Seer

2B

Play with the top card of your library revealed.

ACTIVATION_COST: put the top card of your library on the bottom of your library.

2/2

What is the right answer for ACTIVATION_COST?  We're pretty sure "Pay 1 life" is busted.  "Pay 3 life" scares people off although no one has run it like that.  Would "Pay 2 life" work?

Does it need to be a tap ability instead (boring!)?

Other ideas?

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2 mana? B?

1 and 1 life?

How weird, I was just designing a white version of Corrupt Seer for our set:

White Seer - 2W

Creature - Wizard - 2/2

Pay 2 life, exile the bottom card of your library: Gain 1 life

Basically does nothing, but a great enabler for life gain triggers, also you can't use it gratuitously as it will mill you eventually. Maybe needs to be exile 2 or 3 cards.

Back to the original Corrupt Seer. Adding mana to the cost probably makes it worse, but will conversely probably get it played more.

I think B and 1 life is still way to good, B and 2 life is probably okay, kind of gives you a bad Vampiric Tutor that you can potentially use multiple times.

What about:

Pay 1 Life: Put the bottom card of your library on top of your library.

Then you would know what was on top but not what you would get if you activated it. Plus you'd still end up with whatever you didn't want the next turn unless you keep activating the ability. And you're guaranteed to eventually hit a massive land clump when you run out of life to fuel him.

This is really cool. Not sure if it's good enough.

Kieran Symington said:

What about:

Pay 1 Life: Put the bottom card of your library on top of your library.

Then you would know what was on top but not what you would get if you activated it. Plus you'd still end up with whatever you didn't want the next turn unless you keep activating the ability. And you're guaranteed to eventually hit a massive land clump when you run out of life to fuel him.

I REALLY like Kieran's idea, its simple, elegant, and very flavourful (if you sign a contract with a demon, you have to keep paying....)

if you really want to make it like your card though Tom, I recommed not making it a creature. So either 3B, pay 1 life to use ability, or 1BB. This way it is actually a completely dead card if you draw it at a bad time, and this makes up for its power

What about 

Pay 1 life: exile the top 2 cards of your library.

you get to remove the chaff but you might miss what you need.

+1 for Kierans idea

I now wish we'd done a YMTD for the GP. Would have been the perfect thing to do for the second part of Saturday (ie after I've finished scrubbing out and started drinking). Though since I only decided to go on Wednesday I'd never have been able to make any cards...

I will be bringing plenty of entertainment including the Kieran-adjusted graveyard cube.

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