Deep Analysis


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase 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


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

DarkStarStorm on Grixis Bolas Budget

2 days ago

Mana Leaks and Remands are more valuable across the myriad of matchups you'll face than Spell Pierce.

Think Twice is a terrible magic card. It nets you a card in total across the five mana you pay to play it. Deep Analysis or Divination are my personal budget options! Deep Analysis costs one mana more across both payments and nets you THREE CARDS.

Go up some Electrolyzes and down Arc Trail. The former, while it does less overall damage, draws you a card. It keeps you from being emptyhanded.

I hope you have fun! Magic is fantastic in that it's a social game as well. It's an excuse to sit down and have a talk with the person across the table and get to know them. Win or lose, you're being given an opportunity to have real conversations with people without talking over a videogame. Since you're new to magic and want to play on a budget, you should try out Pauper! It's a format consisting of NOTHING but commons. You can build even the best decks in the format for a mere 20 dollars, so you don't have to worry about facing a 600 dollar deck and losing horribly. Just because they're commons doesn't mean that the decks are weak. Just a few months ago I built a "defender tribal" deck that has infinite mana, damage, and mill combos in it! Enjoy playing magic, and I hope that my input will help you. Have a great day!

quitrage on Ultra Budget Sidisi EDH $20

4 days ago

Hey thanks for the feedback!

I really like Laquatus's Creativity and Whispering Madness since they're like a Forgotten Creation that I don't have to wait for the effect to trigger on, plus the cipher option on Whispering Madness is nice for the flexibility.

I initially had Deep Analysis and Sever the Bloodline in my first draft of this list but ended up cutting them for other cards. I still really want to include Sever the Bloodline as it is pretty decent removal and the flashback option is great, but I'm not sure what I would cut at the moment. I don't know how I missed Cackling Counterpart when building this, I'll have to figure out what I'm dropping but I definitely want to add him in so thanks for that suggestion.

I'm not too keen on Greenwarden of Murasa due to his CMC and the fact that he's $1.00 at the moment. I would definitely include him if it brought them to the battlefield instead of my hand, is there anything like him that does that I'm not already running?

Bitter Revelation and Mental Note seem a bit underwhelming to me, I feel like it's kinda like a less impactful Tracker's Instincts/Commune with the Gods/Forbidden Alchemy/Grisly Salvage but having a few more similar options might be good. I'll have to play the deck a few times and get a feel before I decide on that.

I 100% agree on Chronic Flooding, I like that it's more controlled and you don't have to worry about it decking you too much, gonna swap those out for each other.

I kinda feel the same about Corpse Churn as I did with Mental Note ect above, still I'll have to test the deck a few times to see if it needs more recurring options of that kind.

Embalmer's Tools was another card I had in the first draft of this list that I ended up cutting, it's another card I definitely want to include but am not sure what to cut, probably going to end up dropping Blossoming Wreath as you suggested earlier as I agree that it's not that impactful/worth taking up a slot so I might put it in to replace that.

Fact or Fiction and Epiphany at the Drownyard are both great cards, just need to make room for them, probably going to drop Feldon's Cane since I wont be as worried about decking myself without Curse of the Bloody Tome to make room for one of these.

Extractor Demon is already in the list haha, but yeah very good.

I'm liking Gather the Pack probably going to drop something like Wreath of Geists because I feel like there's already enough options for +x/+x per creature in graveyard in the deck already but we'll see.

Thanks again for the feedback.

hoardofnotions on Ultra Budget Sidisi EDH $20

4 days ago

Laquatus's Creativity, Whispering Madness and could be nice to get the mill going

Cackling Counterpart, Deep Analysis and Sever the Bloodline could be good because of flashback

Greenwarden of Murasa could be good, maybe over crop sigil

Mental Note could be clever

Bitter Revelation

Chronic Flooding seems better than the curse of the bloody tome

Corpse Churn

The new explore creatures form Ixalan could be good as well

Embalmer's Tools could be a clever way to mill yourself to hit creatures and create an army

Fact or Fiction and Epiphany at the Drownyard are good card draw with synergy

Extractor Demon seems good

Gather the Pack seems cool

Possibily cut feldon's cane, with elixir of immortality you have alot of inevibility

maybe blossoming wreath as well, gnaw to the bone does more work and having spells just gain you life aren't worth it a lot of the times IMO

I haven't had good expirences with temple of the false good, maybe cut for Rogue's Passage for a go tall creature?

This is a really sweet deck! Very budget and looks like it plays out in fun and unique ways each game. I really like tinkering with budget decks, as you can probably guess, and I am currently working of a couple of my own. If you have the chance maybe check them out? Un-FLICKING-believable!!!!!!!!!! is my newest. Thanks and keep building budget brews!

RazortoothMtg on

1 month ago

GoldenDiggle: Thanks for the suggestions! Caging Fatestitcher does technically give Mairsil Unearth , but only when Mairsil's on the battlefield (because his static ability only works on the field), so it doesn't really do anything. The reason Fatestitcher (and Dregscape Zombie and Narcomoeba) are in the deck is because after milling our whole library with a caged Mirror-Mad Phantasm, we get a free Narcomoeba, Fatestitcher is almost a free creature due to it untapping the land I used to unearth it, and then zombie is the next cheapest way to get a free creature out so that we have 3 creatures to flashback Dread Return. Then Dread Return hits Laboratory Maniac, and we flashback Deep Analysis/Faithless Looting or just cast a Cantrip.

I love Kuro as almost free removal. Forgot about him.

I was considering going the land destruction route, and I assume it's a viable strategy, but the decks I plan to play this against (the more competitive ones I play against) are Narset and Grenzo decks that generally don't care if they lose a land or 2 since they have pretty fast starts anyway with Lotus Petals and such. If you were to go land destruction in a Mairsil build, you have to remember Minion of Leshrac is just a better Demonic Hordes in this deck.

RazortoothMtg on Mairsil, Pretend to be Competitive

1 month ago

So, tell me if I got this right: After pretending to be Hermit Druid, you get Narcomoeba, unearth Fatestitcher for basically free with the untap clause, and... how do you get the third creature to flashback Dread Return? Is the idea that you would just have some other random creature onboard that you can sac to it? Then when Dread Return hits Laboratory Maniac you simply cast some random cantrip or Deep Analysis, no problem there. But am I missing some other Unearth creature or something? I would strongly suggest Dregscape Zombie as I think that is the cheapest way to get your 3rd creature.

Secondly, I'm pretty sure pretend to be Splinter Twin doesn't quite work. As Eli (the rules guy) said on twitter, Quicksilver doesn't let you use all the abilities infinitely for the rest of the turn, but rather creates a second copy of all those abilities that still have the once per turn clause. Basically all that means is that you'd have to pay per Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker activation, so you need infinite mana alongside that. Also, since you are already playing the Kiki-Conscripts combo, I would strongly suggest adding Balthor the Defiled, as you can Buried Alive, getting balthor, kiki, and conscripts, then cage balthor, activate him, reanimate your combo.

When pretending to be a rock, Mirage Mirror works as a backup Quicksilver Elemental (still needs to be used once per activation, so it'd go make mana --> untap --> use mirror targeting itself, which is mairsil, repeat).

KALE434 on Talrand the Lonely

1 month ago

What about Opt? Also i would suggest Disallow instead of Stifle unless you are dead set on the card. As-well as Deep Analysis instead of Divination and Call to Mind might also help to get some recursion going. Oh and almost forgot High Tide, Brainstorm, Rapid Hybridization and Piracy.

Vecyrus on Let's Rage Cage Bro! - Mairsil Artifact Combo

2 months ago

What do you think about the Mirror-Mad Phantasm combo?Mirror-Mad flips library for 2 manaNarcomoeba hits play, (1 blue - unearth Fatestitcher ) untap mana, use that mana to unearth Dregscape ZombieFlashback Dread Return - Return lab maniac- Draw a card and win -- possibly Deep Analysisit costs 2+3 blue and 3 life

If you were to fit it into your deck where would you put it?

EgyptianSpaceGamer on Meme Stealing

2 months ago

I like this deck, and I like the memes... BUTT, I think you should run Deep Analysis instead of Think Twice just because of better draw and the fact that you can black out the former's "ysis" for even better memes

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