Deep Analysis

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Eternal Masters (EMA) Common
Vintage Masters (VMA) Uncommon
Commander 2013 (C13) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas (DDH) Uncommon
Torment (TOR) Common
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Deep Analysis

Sorcery

Target player draws two cards.

Flashback—, Pay 3 life. (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Deep Analysis Discussion

SynergyBuild on Sultai Combo (WECIC)

5 days ago

Deep Analysis draws a card, Flash of Insight does not. That means Laboratory Maniac will trigger it's replacement effect on Deep Analysis, and not on Flash of Insight.

Reshaper on Sultai Combo (WECIC)

5 days ago

Flash of Insight is instant speed and doesn't cost 3 life, and has (basically) the same flashback cost as Deep Analysis so you can use it in response to any targeted removal of lab man, its a really clutch card for me.

I didn't see Beast Within or Reality Shift in your list, i never thought about putting banana ball combo into Sidisi.

For me I would rather see Hermit druid first, flash/ hulk second, and food chain last. They all lead to milling the deck for a dread return, but food chain allows an opponent the most interaction to stop us. Winding Canyons Alchemist's Refuge removes half of the available interaction, but still leaves us open to instant speed removal of food chain while a creature is on the stack. Then if something goes terribly wrong ill go for the lab man win through either Flash of insight, or hapless researcher.

SynergyBuild on Sultai Combo (WECIC)

6 days ago

Phantasmagorian can be used to discard Necrotic Ooze, and the cmc never has mattered as we aren't casting them and we don't run Ad Nauseam. so no Cephalid Inkshrouder

The main reason for Deep Analysis over Flash of Insight is Laboratory Maniac. Is some of my combo for Nooze is exiled or otherwise inaccessible due to gameplay, I can Dread Return the Laboratory Maniac and flashback Deep Analysis.

Boreal Druid is a card I honestly would run 4 of if I could. Yes a lot of my cards don't need a ton of colorless, but a lot do. Flash, Food Chain, Timetwister, etc.

I actually had Noxious Revival and Diabolic Intent in the list to start with, along with cards like Windfall, some of the signets, etc. But a lot of them were dropped for more removal. Timetwister/Memory's Journey lines are the best for repeatedly recycling my library, to use Beast Within + Reality Shift to exile my opponents libraries. Winds of Rebuke isn't needed for this.

Entomb, Necromancy, Reanimate, Life // Death and the like were a package I couldn't run with my Food Chain package, Flash/Protean Hulk package, Laboratory Maniac package, Counterspell Package, Card Draw Package, Tutor Package, Removal Package, and Ramp Package. I just didn't have the space.

Ad Nauseam is a card that is too expensive opening hand, and doesn't instantly win me the game like Hermit Druid can, so I would rarely tutor it. It is a great card for storm, but not exactly for many other lists.

Survival of the Fittest/Apprentice Necromancer can be a great boon for many decks that need to reanimate a Protean Hulk, however I am a Food Chain deck at first, and a Hermit Druid list second. Flash/Protean Hulk is probably beneath Laboratory Maniac in terms of how much I want to focus on it. I would most definently recommend it to a Flash/Protean Hulk list wanting a single-card win-con (as long as you have a creature card in hand). I may eventually run it, but for right now I do in fact have a reason for not doing it.

Reshaper on Sultai Combo (WECIC)

6 days ago

I've been working on a cedh sidisi as well. Here are a few swaps I've found that work well. Phantasmagorian can be swapped for Cephalid Inkshrouder, it functions as a discard outlet with Nooze, and gives him shroud and lowers the CMC. Flash of Insight is strictly better than Deep Analysis. I would drop Manipulate Fate and friends and replace with Reanimate, Life//Death, and Necromancy. Boreal druid is almost useless, this deck has so many one drops that you usually need colored mana, I'd go with Survival of the Fittest or Apprentice Necromancer If you drop Dig Through Time and Treausre Cruise, you can easily run Ad Nauseam and add in other cantrips like Impulse to dig or Careful Study to ditch dead Nooze cards

Eternal Witness and Winds of Rebuke is an amazing backup plan if something goes wrong after nooze makes infinite mana, and both are very good on their own

Why no Noxious Revival , Diabolic Intent , or Entomb?

SynergyBuild on Breed Lethality 2018

6 days ago

Please do!

Hey, if you want to make your deck more competitive, Witch-Maw colors are great for combo.

Hermit Druid is a famous combo, in which if you have no basic lands in your deck, you mill the whole thing into your graveyard. With a turn one Forest + Gemstone Caverns or Lotus Petal or something, by turn 2 you can mill your deck.

Narcomoeba will return from the graveyard to the battlefield, and if you play a land Bloodghast will return too! Fatestitcher can return for a single mana if you need it. As long as you have three creatures, you may flashback Dread Return a Necrotic Ooze back to your library, your whole library is in your graveyard, but remember, Phantasmagorian can discard any cards you may have accidentally drawn.

Necrotic Ooze hopefully has the abilities of Wall of Roots, Blighted Bat, Devoted Druid, Channeler Initiate, and Walking Ballista.

You use Wall of Roots's ability, and get a . Put that mana into Blighted Bat's ability, giving Necrotic Ooze haste. Tap Necrotic Ooze to Devoted Druid's ability, getting , then untap with Devoted Druid's second ability. Tap it again, but this time to Channeler Initiate's ability, and get another mana. Use both Devoted Druid's second ability and Channeler Initiate's ability over and over again to make mana, and put it all into Walking Ballista's ability to put infinite +1/+1 counters on it. Then use Walking Ballista's other ability to remove all of those counters, killing each of your opponents.

Easy win, one card (Hermit Druid), turn 2 win.

Demonic Tutor, Vampiric Tutor, Imperial Seal, Eladamri's Call, Green Sun's Zenith, Summoner's Pact, Worldly Tutor, Eldritch Evolution, Sylvan Tutor, Grim Tutor, Beseech the Queen, and cards of that nature can fetch it up, leading to ~20 "one card combos".

Cephalid Illusionist + Nomads en-Kor also allow you to mill out your whole library, winning in the same method, and do not require you to run no basic lands!

Flash + Protean Hulk also allows you to find Grand Abolisher, Cephalid Illusionist, and Nomads en-Kor, allowing you to win turn 1, if you have Lotus Petal or Gemstone Caverns or Mana Crypt or Chrome Mox or Mox Diamond, a land, and Flash + Protean Hulk, isn't that a fast win!


Other than that, self-mill combo-decks that put their whole library into their graveyard all are able to protect against the likes of Faerie Macabre and stuff of that nature by running Memory's Journey and Deep Analysis and Phantasmagorian, so if they attempt to exile some of your combo, you can shuffle it back into your library, draw it, and discard it all to save yourself! Krosan Reclamation, Think Twice, and stuff of that nature are occasionally run too!

SynergyBuild on SynergyBuild

1 week ago

All three are powerful commanders, but Sidisi, Brood Tyrant is a Food Chain commander, by using it with Eternal Scourge or Misthollow Griffin, you make infinite mana, you can then cast Sidisi, Brood Tyrant, exile (moving it to the command zone), and then recast it. Rinse and Repeat to win like a Hermit Druid list would. You also happen to make a ton of 2/2 zombies to sacrifice to Dread Return, bringing back Laboratory Maniac, then Deep Analysis (or Think Twice, you have infinite mana so who cares), and then you win.

SynergyBuild on Breed Lethality 2018

1 week ago

How much money would you be willing to spend on this deck? I could work with any budget, whether just adding a few cards to draw, or switching up the manabase, or add some wincondtions!

Brainstorm, Windfall, Impulse are all great options when it comes to budget card draw, seeing play in the most competitive of decks, while not being very expensive.

Elvish Mystic, Llanowar Elves, Fyndhorn Elves, Avacyn's Pilgrim, Elves of Deep Shadow, and Boreal Druid are great ways to ramp early and hard, before a Rampant Growth-type effect would be useful.

Flash-Protean Hulk combo (fetching the following:), Cephalid Illusionist-Nomads en-Kor combo, and Hermit Druid (with no basic lands) all allow you to dump your library into your graveyard.

This will return Narcomoeba, and allow you to bring back a Fatestitcher or Bloodghast if needed. If you have 3 creatures now, cast Dread Return from the graveyard, and bring back Laboratory Maniac, then flashback Deep Analysis to win the game.

These 3 combos win the game on the spot, and all of them only take up 11 cards total.

I will let you know, Laboratory Maniac + Demonic Consultation is what I would consider one of the cheapest and most powerful combos for EDH (use Demonic Consultation naming a card outside of you deck, and exile it all, but do this on your upkeep so you win the game on your draw step). Tainted Pact can also work if you only run one of each card. (you can run 2 basics of each type if you run a snow-covered varient like Snow-Covered Plains alongside a normal one.)

SynergyBuild on Breed Lethality 2018

1 week ago

Hey! I see you are a new player, and I think it would be nice to know how competitive you want this deck to be.

I could show you how for $~50 upgrade this deck a lot, by lowering your curve and helping you add more card draw.

Brainstorm, Flash, Protean Hulk, Hermit Druid, Dread Return, Narcomoeba, Bloodghast, Fatestitcher, Mogis's Marauder, Deep Analysis, Preordain, Laboratory Maniac and cards of that nature can build a very cheap competitive build, after all of the reprints.

The question is if you want to play a list like that, or if you want a less competitive deck to play with your meta.

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