Gitaxian Probe


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble 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
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.)

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Gitaxian Probe Discussion

BMHKain on Is it possible at all ...

1 day ago

& for the Primer for this:

The EDH Doomsday Primer

Unknown* AlwaysSleepy

SCORE: 132 | 68 COMMENTS | 63947 VIEWS | IN 105 FOLDERS

I, uh, actually wanted to make a Doomsday package w/ this as an optional wincon (Though the CMDR is yet to be fully confirmed.). There is only ONE restriction, though. All parts of the pile must have either , , , or any combination of the three. With no (Resulting in a lack of Laboratory Maniac , Gitaxian Probe , even Yawgmoth's Will .) to back this up, & the idea of Decking out to win out, I wonder for myself what I can do w/ this. Since this is, basically, only, this is essentially the hardest thing Doomsday can do. What to do for a pile is still unknown. I've yet to even choose any of the pieces. I do know that Faithless Looting , Wild Guess , & even Tormenting Voice would only make the pile worse. I'd like some suggestions anyway, though; but w/ only 5 cards to choose, one multiplier out of the equation, maybe there's another way; I mean, I can only imagine infinite burn, but this is / only anyways; maybe there's another way? I'm now open to debate. Oh, & is out despite being in the CMDR's Color Identity; JSYK. Any ideas?

UPDATE: LITERALLY forgotten one important factor in such a situation. (Though there might be more after the fact.) Say, for instance, your Graveyard is now an Exile Only Zone. This means stuff using the yard will be utterly useless. This is to show what this deck can really do in a pinch. Apologies for this; though I'll have to say this over & over if needed...

BMHKain on Several things; & some questions ...

3 days ago

@SynergyBuild: Well, how I do my share of Bumping is O.V. the Top, so we're even. Alright, maybe Predict should be out of the Question; the Primer above posted on March 14th stated stuff like Unearth , & even Reanimate are both trash. So at least we have 3 pieces we can confirm are not truly needed.

I mentioned the combo as a joke combo, even though , , & even will never get their "Planarshifted-Styled" variant on Doomsday ; but just imagine what the name for the mono-color variants outside of the original: = (I can't think of one right now... X/) = (I still dunno...X/) (I'm thinking of some kind of name for either that's one word, but is like a Doomsday situation, but in those colors.)

That said, I think I might have my package settled for this case...

Frantic Search , Gush (Or something...), Pact of Negation , Laboratory Maniac , & Gitaxian Probe . If I had a challenge for card creation, it's simple, make a "Functional" version of Doomsday for all but mono colors but . Do you thin this can work? I added Pact as a protective element. In case you wanted to know...

SynergyBuild on Several things; & some questions ...

3 days ago

Prolly not Predict. I remember the predict combo tho:

Predict , Laboratory Maniac , Unearth , Gitaxian Probe , Street Wraith

It is pretty simple.

For a rakdos doomsday combo: Grenzo, Dungeon Warden , Zealous Conscripts , Goblin Sledder , Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker , Priest of Urabrask

The line is draw+cast+activate Grenzo, then flip priest, get 3, use 2 for activation, hit Kiki, copy, priest, have 4, activate again, hit sledder, then sacrifice sledder to itself targeting Grenzo, so it is a 3/3, activate again, hit Conscripts, untap Kiki, go infinite, swing, win.

BMHKain on Several things; & some questions ...

3 days ago


@SynergyBuild: It's been some time since we talked. I might a well throw this together for a Doomsday Package:

Frantic Search , Gush ? (Still unsure), Laboratory Maniac , Gitaxian Probe . Still need 1.5 other cards though, but how would you implement Predict in this combo? I'm also trying a parody on this for fun.

This is what I got: Wild Guess , Tormenting Voice … & that's it. Opinions or thoughts on either? How would you make this better?

PartyJ on Yuriko, the Tiger’s Shadow EDH

3 days ago


I haven't been playing with or against this commnader yet. But it's one that floats on my list too.

Without looking at cuts, I would seriously consider these cards:

Enough food for thought :-)

Good luck!


BMHKain on Several things; & some questions ...

1 week ago

@SynergyBuild: Sorry. My nostalgia for an amazing game of yore got the best of me. Please disregard.

Anyways, I wanted to add a new level of restriction for whatever means necessary when having your Doomsday Package exiled. My above post stated three primary ways to lost this; so recursion like Unearth , & Reanimate are all out. I already have the Primer up there, as well as making my own for Superfriends; though I dunno how to hardcode this as well as the one above. As I stated earlier:

: Frantic Search , Gush , Pact of Negation (?), Laboratory Maniac , & Gitaxian Probe . Package Cracker: Basically any Cantrip.

: Dark Ritual , Night's Whisper , Laboratory Maniac , & Gitaxian Probe . Package Cracker: ???

Then again, for laughs, I wanted to also include a only Doomsday Package, but that's for another time.

But as I'm also making a Primer, I'd like to ask someone how to do it in a way the one above does this... I, mean, I'm thinking of a 1-5 Star Rating system as well...

BMHKain on Several things; & some questions ...

1 week ago



The big enemy is approaching at full throttle. According to the data, it is identified as "1000-Ri no kuroi mibōjin/1000人の黒い未亡人/The 1000 Black Widows".

(Man... I freaking loved IKARUGA. Great memories; even with a great score, awesome gameplay mechanics, I think this is what Neptune was referring to about Old School Games having the greatest nostalgi- WAIT! Nostalgia is s---! I'm trying to develop a Colorless Planeswalker OC in terms of having only as the Mana color, while being human! What would this require? I got to make a second verion of that form post again... Crap.)


Apparently I forgot to mention one minor detail about Graveyards; they can become Exile Zones entirely; how? How's this: Rest in Peace , Planar Void & (ESPECIALLY) Leyline of the Void . So, grave use is out when it comes to recurring anything. As a Result; Unearth , & Reanimate are both out...

Here are the two patterns so far:

: Frantic Search , Gush , Pact of Negation (?), Laboratory Maniac , & Gitaxian Probe . Package Cracker: Basically any Cantrip.

: Dark Ritual , Night's Whisper , Laboratory Maniac , & Gitaxian Probe . Package Cracker: ???

I understand you are currently in a bind about this; so I hope this helps:

The EDH Doomsday Primer

Unknown* AlwaysSleepy

SCORE: 130 | 68 COMMENTS | 63169 VIEWS | IN 104 FOLDERS

BTW, I'm working on a primer myself, though I dunno how to make it THIS good... :/ What kind of Hardcoding to do...

BMHKain on Several things; & some questions ...

1 week ago

Hmmm... I think I might have the Package set up...

  1. Have 3 Lands Open (Preferably 2 sources, & 1 ).
  2. Cast Frantic Search ; Draw 2, Discard 2, & Untap 3 Lands. Discard Maniac.
  3. Cast Night's Whisper , Draw 2, Lose 2 Life.
  4. Reanimate the damned maniac.
  5. Gitaxian Probe for the win.

Irony is; How to access card 1? I guess I might already have many of such to worry about that anyway... XP

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Gitaxian Probe occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.05%

Blue: 0.29%

U/R (Izzet): 0.54%

U/B/R (Grixis): 0.49%