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Gitaxian Probe Discussion
1 day ago
5 days ago
Standard and modern are just formats that restrict certain cards. Standard is the generally the new cards that come out and modern is cards from 8th edition up to the new sets. Unfortunately, Gitaxian Probe was just recently banned in modern and so you should change your format to "casual". :)
1 week ago
As for your DD pile I will give you a much better one. Doomsday gets cast and you make your pile from top to bottom Gush, Frantic Search, Laboratory Maniac, Swan Song and Gitaxian Probe
This pile allows you to draw into Gush return 2 islands to your hand draw Laboratory Maniac and Frantic Search cast Frantic Search for 3 and untap 3 lands then you pitch the islands you returned to your hand and draw Gitaxian Probe and Swan Song then cast Lab Man with the untaped lands from Frantic Search with swan song as protection Then Gitaxian Probe for 2 life for the win.
1 week ago
Hotcake_Gotsyrup, I couldn't understand most of that. You have to use a little less shorthand when you're talking about uncommon strategies.
I don't think Flash Hulk has effected many U/G/X commanders' placements, mainly because they were all very good already. I know Lilbrudder incorporated it into his version of Sidisi, Brood Tyrant, but that was already a top tier deck to begin with.
The problem with Flash Hulk is that it has a really high tutor profile. You have to get one specific creature, Hulk, to your hand (and not the battlefield), and then you have to get one specific instant, Flash, also to your hand. If you don't also have black then there aren't all that many tutors that do that for you.
The other problem is that all G/U decks already have access to a very simple Hermit Druid set up (Memory's Journey + Deep Analysis + LabMan + Gitaxian Probe), and HD is one single creature that can be tutored to either hand or battlefield.
All this means that while Flash Hulk is a good addition to Many U/G/X decks, it isn't likely to become the cornerstone of any of them any time soon.
On the other hand, it's super good alongside Boonweaver in any Sac Outlet / Reanimator style deck, like Karador and Meren, but those were already top tier decks as well.
Basically, all the things it's good in were already good themselves.
2 weeks ago
I'll start by adressing the mana rocks. The deck can function with them, however it makes storming off harder to do. The main idea of the deck is to control the game with tasigur and cheap value spells to keep problem cards off your back until you can land and Ad Nauseam a ton of cards. The mana curve is also very low, so the zero drop artifacts also help in that regard. Some budget replacements could be Worn Powerstone , Thran Dynamo , Pentad Prism ect, but the overall speed and ability to combo off the following turn after Ad Nauseam would be hindered. The deck wins via Palinchron and Deadeye Navigator or High Tide and Palinchron for infinite mana, or Isochron Scepter and Dramatic Reversal with some mana rocks to get infinite mana, then sink that infinite mana into tasigur , milling your library, and putting all nonland cards into your hand , by which you cast lab man and draw a card with a draw spell. The Doomsday plan is where Yawgmoth's Will comes in. Lion's Eye Diamond is pretty essential be be here for that combo, theres a ton of ways to win off of Doomsday , but the main one is having a card to crack the pile open post Doomsday, piling Gush , Lion's Eye Diamond , Gitaxian Probe , Yawgmoth's Will , and Laboratory Maniac. You crack the pile, gush into led and yaw will, play led, cast yaw will holding priority , crack led discarding your hand, drawing lab man, casting him , then drawing a card to win the game.
2 weeks ago
@LeaPlath I am still considering Lotus Petal, and I cut Pyretic Ritual for Gitaxian Probe. It is running a bit smoother now, though I'm considering Serum Powder (I'm not sure why, but I like the idea). Do you think Lotus Bloom would work? Unless I get a perfect hand, I'm usually not going off until turn 3 anyway.
2 weeks ago
I just added Jace's Sanctum and it put in work today. Do you think the enchantment is better than the cheaper creature?
I'm really not aiming at storming off in one turn, do you think hitting the table multiple times with Guttersnipe and bringing attention to myself is worth the damage I deal?