Gitaxian Probe

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
New Phyrexia (NPH) Common
Promo Set (000) Rare
Promo set for Gatherer (PSG) Common

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Gitaxian Probe

Sorcery

( can be paid with either or 2 life.)

Look at target player's hand.

Draw a card.

Gitaxian Probe Discussion

austintayshus on Beyond (Censored as it discerns "something")

15 hours ago

Hmm...

The only way I can think of having a t1 doomsday is with Dark Ritual and selecting these five cards

  1. Laboratory Maniac
  2. Gitaxian Probe
  3. Pact of Negation
  4. Windfall
  5. Swan Song ?

Assuming you keep an opening with at least three lands? I think you can win by turn 3-4 with this IDK, never built a doomsday package before.

BMHKain on Beyond (Censored as it discerns "something")

17 hours ago

HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN SINCE I BUMPED THIS CRAP?

@austintayshus & Yesterday: After completing a couple of decks, I still have one thing in mind: the Turn 1 Doomsday Package.

Rules Reminder: No Lion's Eye Diamond , no Yawgmoth's Will , no Magus of the Will , no Sensei's Divining Top , no (Some other Major Piece.) & no bull about it.

The graveyard is counted as does not existing; w/ the Exile Zone in its place only.

Last time, this is what I got so far:

  1. Laboratory Maniac
  2. Pact of Negation
  3. Gitaxian Probe

Any other ideas for the 2 other cards, & the Cracker to start this? & emember to keep the rules in mind. I'm restricting myself for a reason; if there is no such way to do a Turn 1 Doomsday of such regulations, then my previous idea for the Package will be used. I'll have to make cuts for the overall deck from there though. I hope this helps...

enpc on Triton Weaver

1 day ago

I already have win conditions in the form of Reality Shift , Assassin's Trophy or Swan Song loops and Walking Ballista . I want to be careful not to saturate the deck with win conditions. I've also seen the Ashiok, Dream Render / Narset, Parter of Veils , however I'm not running this as a proactive hate deck but instead focusing more heavily on combo. That's why I'm running things like bomberman and Birthing Pod . It may not be the most optimal for the typcial cEDH combo heavy metas, but it's howe I enjoy playing the deck.

I have Abrupt Decay in the maybeboard already, however I routinely come up against stuff that needs removing at a CMC higher than 3 (mostly creatures). So that's why I've opted for Swords to Plowshares over it.

And I had already swapped Gitaxian Probe back into the deck.

BMHKain on Beyond (Censored as it discerns "something")

1 day ago

@austintayshus: Well, before I can do anything else, I'll up the ante one more time, just to see if it's possible or not.

If I wanted a Quasi-Turn 1 Win, the rules still stand:

1: No Yawgmoth's Will , Magus of the Will , Lion's Eye Diamond , those kinds of things.

2: I dunno how Sensei's Divining Top can crack a package wide open; so I'm not going to risk this.

3: This means we're stuck w/ the following:

  1. Laboratory Maniac (Unless there's another way to win...)
  2. Pact of Negation
  3. Gitaxian Probe

Which means we're 3 cards short (Including the cracker.), & 1 of 6 required package with good draw power. Question: Is it possible to win on occasion w/ a Turn 1 Doomsday Package WITHOUT Yawgmoth's Will , Magus of the Will , Lion's Eye Diamond , etc? I personally wonder if that Return to Ravnica Quiz is still up... I'd really like to know my Guild for REAL; Grixis doesn't seem like a confirmed Identity. Maybe I'll bring up some things in the Lore Section... For now; is this possible?

BMHKain on Beyond (Censored as it discerns "something")

2 days ago

@austintayshus: Why not Frantic Search ?

Package so far

Doomsday

Package Cracker: Preordain

Package in no Particular Order:

  1. Laboratory Maniac (Core Piece)
  2. Gitaxian Probe (Immediate Deckout-Win)
  3. Pact of Negation (Spot Removal)
  4. Frantic Search (Untap Engine) ???

One piece left. & I've only reached 4 out of the strict six Minimum. Wait. What if the last piece is also splashing in some ?

Doomsday Cracker: Preordain

Semi-Final Package in no order:

  1. Laboratory Maniac (Core Piece)
  2. Gitaxian Probe (Immediate Deckout-Win)
  3. Pact of Negation (Spot Removal)
  4. Frantic Search (Untap Engine)
  5. Night's Whisper (Couldn't find anything else...)

Do you think this is legitimate enough?

Also, enough of this Doomsday stuff after this; I still need to cut this to 100 cards regardless... :/

BMHKain on Beyond (Censored as it discerns "something")

3 days ago

@Yesterday & austintayshus: If we're talking Doomsday ; this is what I got so far:

Package Cracker: Preordain

Package in no particular order:

  1. Laboratory Maniac (Core Piece)
  2. Gitaxian Probe (Immediate Deckout-Win)
  3. Pact of Negation (Spot Removal)
  4. ???
  5. ???

This leaves us w/ 2 slots remaining. Gush is out of the picture though; not enough Island to save my butt. & don't get me started on Lion's Eye Diamond ; I have both Yawgmoth's Will & Magus of the Will , & I'm not running either.

But if there are any dream combos Boros could ever have, I'd love to mention them; but not today. One of them IS a Doomsday Package; though for the sake of cEDH, I've yet to find a Hulk Combo; Protean Hulk isn't in colors...

...Any other Hulk combos out there that didn't even need to run ?

But at least I've 4/6 pieces. But the Card Draw Strict Minimum in a good pile is 6; ...I got 2. Not going to add the two Wills for multipliers, but I still need some kind of Mana Ramp (Optional.), & something cheap that can run 4 draw; which, is just an impossibility. But you know the rulings now; so what last 2 to add... BTW 5/6 Draw Rating won't work in anyway, there is an actual Primer for this BTW.

ninja988 on Th Izz et (this is it)

4 days ago

check the legality on Gitaxian Probe

BMHKain on Beyond (Censored as it discerns "something")

4 days ago

@Yesterday: Damn. That might actually be useful; if I knew how the London Mulligan Works... Now back to 9 before the 100 card mark. About the Flashback ability: Would it be wise if I removed any others that lack in overall power? I mean, we got Echo of Eons , even self Exiling w/o that has stuff like Worst Fears & even Teferi's Protection .

Well, if you wanted to know what a Composite Prinny is; know that I've always wanted a battle to the death between both that & a Composite Moogle of Final Fantasy fame. Prinnies look like Penguins because that is how an individual becomes one; by having their soul stuffed into a shell of Demonic Life. Their favorite word is "Dood"; though I never trusted N1S America's Translation Accuracy. That's why I'm siding w/ Team Moogle, Kupo. At least PS1 Era-present SquareEnix seems consistent w/ translation.

My ideas for cuts?

  1. Spelltwine (Situational, especially I dun normally check Graves of others, remember, Gisa Sucks.)

Also for the Doomsday Package:

  1. Laboratory Maniac (Why not?)
  2. Gitaxian Probe Who doesn't?
  3. ???
  4. ???
  5. ???

I've no idea what else to add...

Wait, Is Spelltwine good here? What about Army of the Damned ?

Load more

Gitaxian Probe occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.05%

Blue: 0.29%

UR (Izzet): 0.54%

UBR (Grixis): 0.49%