Gitaxian Probe


Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
New Phyrexia Common
Promo set for Gatherer Common
Promo Set Common

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Gitaxian Probe


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Gitaxian Probe Discussion

Yuri200X on Instant/sorceries for days

22 hours ago

Manamorphose and Gitaxian Probe could generate some "free" triggers

Spazik008 on The Shadow of Jund

2 days ago

it's hard though, because with just 1 copy of Bob and Traverse the Ulvenwald it's like having 5 copies against a control deck. I think where I'm going with this is moving even further away from the Temur Battle Rage builds from when Gitaxian Probe was legal into an even more midrange-toolbox deck, almost kinda like Birthing Pod, but with just a tutor element instead of revolving around tutors and tutoring different ways to get them dead instead of hate bears.

Dunadain on Whose House?! Well... Uhh, It Used to Be a House

2 days ago

Gitaxian Probe and Noxious Revival both look like shoe-ins. Probe replaces itself while cascading off of Yidris, Revival can let you reuse the best pieces and also triggers cascade.

what about haste enablers? Expedite is a worse probe but comes with the upside of sometimesallowing you to get immediate value of Yidris (If Yidris doesn't draw any hate where you play then a) you have a horrifying meta or b) they don't appreciate Yidris yet but soon will.

Snap157 on Lightning in a Bottle

2 days ago

Awesome! For glass cannon decks like this, I use cards like Kiln Fiend, Gut Shot, Gitaxian Probe, Monastery Swiftspear, and maybe Nivix Cyclops. When filling your graveyard you may need to include spells that are free to cast like Pyrokinesis. +1

Yuri200X on UR Bounce Burn

3 days ago

Your build is very similar to the UR Kiln Fiend deck... Unfortunately UR Tempo isn't very viable in Modern at the moment. But UR Aggro is still good even with Gitaxian Probe banned.

The list in question runs also Kiln Fiend (hence the name of the deck). As well as Bedlam Reveler as the little bit of last resource should the match drag on as you predicted.

I myself think that the build you'd enjoy playing is a kind of UR Kiln Fiend. It has explosive hands capable of winning turns 3-5. It runs Manamorphose, Sleight of Hand and Serum Visions for consistency. Some of them run Thought Scour, Peek or Noxious Revival.

There's also Stubborn Denial in the mix to hold out.

Here's a sample decklist post-ban.

But maybe you can still make an UR Tempo in Modern with Bedlam Reveler and Young Pyromancer, since they both are powerful cards. There's also the possibility of using Artful Dodge and Assault Strobe on an aggro build.

If you opt for a UR Tempo build, I recommend using more Remand and Vapor Snag as well as Spell Pierce and Spell Snare or Unsubstantiate. But you'd need some pretty expensive cards such as Snapcaster Mage and Vendilion Clique... Some cards a list like this could include are: Grim Lavamancer, Pillar of Flame, Electrolyze, Burst Lightning and Magma Spray.

Good luck with your deck. :)

Mairon_Bauglir on Gifted in the Dark Arts

1 week ago

you're going for disruption when you don't have Harsh Scrutiny as the black Gitaxian Probe? Hope you consider that card.

TheAlexGnan on [Community Discussion]: Modern Chat

1 week ago

after watching a bit of GP Vancouver, the spontaneous impression is that Death's Shadow Aggro with Traverse the Ulvenwald is not only better then the version pre Gitaxian Probe-banning, but quite simply the best deck in the tournament. by a large margin.

Lilbrudder on There Is No Cow Level!

1 week ago

The problem with Hermit Druid is he needs alot of other cards to work. Most those cards are useless (i.e Fatestitcher; Narcomoeba) on thier own, unlike doomsday, which has mostly useful cards in its piles (i.e Gitaxian Probe; Yawgmoth's Will).

To include both combos would dilute the deck since there is little synergy between the two. HD wouldnt be bad if you went bare bones with it and used him primarily as bait. With Memory's Journey and Deep Analysis you can form a mini dd pile of Gitaxian Probe, Dark Ritual, and Yawgmoth's Will. Just mill your deck, flashback journey, and then analysis in the graveyard you can draw into ritual and then cast yawgwin to win the game off your rocks, rituals, and labman.

At the end of the day though your better off building more around engine than anything else. Its takes almost no dead card slots to have approximately 7-8 overlapping and easy to assemble combos that win the game consistently on turns 3-4.

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