Gitaxian Probe


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH 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
New Phyrexia (NPH) Common
Promo Set (000) Common
Promo set for Gatherer (PSG) Common

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Gitaxian Probe


( can be paid with either or 2 life.)

Look at target player's hand.

Draw a card.

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Gitaxian Probe Discussion

SynergyBuild on BMH: The Inverted Brainchild

5 days ago

High Tide, Rite of Flame, Desperate Ritual, Snap, Frantic Search, Pyretic Ritual, Gitaxian Probe, and Seething Song are all of the blue/red instants/sorceries that are mana-neutral or generate mana that I know of.

Brainstorm, Sleight of Hand, Ponder, Preordain, Opt, Serum Visions, Impulse, Anticipate, and Telling Time are the cantrips I remember on hand, but cards like Careful Study, Faithless Looting, Tormenting Voice, Chart a Course, and Cathartic Reunion are some other good choices.


5 days ago


Thanks for your comment:)

I will look into Gitaxian Probe for stoping that annoying Black Lotus+Forcefield combo.

Blacker Lotus literally tears up the competition so when I boost my budget I will add it for sure!!

Mox Lotus has amazing synergy with Mishra's Bauble so it might get included when that fated paycheck rolls around:)

slayingmatt1234 on Izzett Good?

1 week ago

Hey, just throwing my deck out there if you want a look. My deck is quite a bit more powerful and expensive since I've been collecting for a long time, but I just wanted to share with you my setup if you want some ideas of where to go. My gameplan is very different, being a control deck mainly that wants to use our dragon's infinite combos with cards like Curiosity but you are free to take those out and I have some other wincons you can look at like Talrand, Sky Summoner. However, there are a few general suggestions I can make for your deck. First of all, I would suggest adding in some more mana rocks and lands. You need about I would say 36 or 37 lands as well as 5-10 more cards like Izzet Signet or Goblin Electromancer to get your higher cost spells out consistently. Also, some of your cards seem very low impact in EDH, such as your mill cards like Jace's Erasure. That type of strategy simply won't work when you have multiple opponents. Niv Mizzet loves instants and sorceries, even if they are small. Playing Gitaxian Probe or Opt with Niv Mizzet or any card that has an instant or sorcery trigger on the board is really good. You should also consider more of what are called "wheel" effects in cards like Reforge the Soul. My deck also has a bunch more cards that work great with Niv-Mizzet if you wanna look. Hope this helps, and let me know if you have any questions about card choices!

SynergyBuild on Why not play this card ...

1 week ago

Extra turn spells are particularly only good if you can abuse them, take Narset for example, however nearly any command that has a good value-oriented ability that can trigger once-per turn or a set number of times per turn will appreciate them, Azami, Lady of Scrolls can be built wih extra turn spells in mind specifically because the additional untap allows them to draw many more cards, given an appropriately sized field, and the ability to draw another extra turn spell, rinse and repeat will be incredible advantage, commonly an instant win.

If you don't have a consistent engine for maximizing the value of a card like Time Warp, many decks that would still run it use it for one of a few things. If you can double up on spells, such as with effects like Fork, or have some amount ability in using the cast trigger, like with a commander like Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder, it can be worth it. If none of these are true, like Gitaxian Probe, don't run it.

SynergyBuild on Why not play this card ...

1 week ago

Well, Gitaxian Probe is probably the comparison. It is free, and draws a card, and costs a card (and 2 life, but who cares). Really, unless no one plays countermagic, most blue decks could handle a few, but the blowout of having lost a card and a turn to a single Counterspell is too much for decks that don't abuse the extra turn.

SynergyBuild on THE GOD CROW(cEDH Storm Crow PRIMER)

1 week ago

I feel like a more consistent Scornful Egotist will allow this deck to get to the next level, think Gitaxian Probe over Island, you only need 80 islands to consistently get that quick Crow.

Also, Gitaxian Probe allows you to see your opponents hands, so you know that they don't have the Black Lotus+Forcefield combo in hand and you can go full steam with Scornful Egotist.

Also, I know you are on a low $35692 budget, but Blacker Lotus and Mox Lotus are upgrades for when you get your next paycheck, feel me?

BraxTune on Megan's Fishyfolk

1 week ago

My little lady demanded some more changes to the curve and creature base. Things are getting scary if I'm honest. New to her build are three copies of Serum Visions and Gitaxian Probe and one additional copy of Cyclonic Rift. She seems to really appreciate torturing me with those copies of Spreading Seas however she felt four copies was a bit much so we tuned it down a bit to 3.

Her sideboard is a bit more chaotic and incomplete so for now I will leave it unposted. I will mention that she decided to move Kraken's Eye to her main build.

She's looking at running four copies of Lord of Atlantis with heavy breath and maybe a little bit of drool... :-/ but for now she'll just have to wait.

The next real plan for now is to figure out a mana base that can help propel her game. Anybody out there with ideas for such a build would be greatly appreciated. Beyond this monstrosity I really have no experience building Merfolk.

PoopedHard on infect

2 weeks ago

Gitaxian Probe is banned. Tappedout says this deck is legal and that is incorrect. Some lists use Brainstorm instead. Hope this helps.

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