Probe

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom 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
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Invasion (INV) Common

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Probe

Sorcery

Kicker {{1,B}} (You may pay an additional {{1,B}} as you cast this spell.)

Draw three cards, then discard two cards.

If Probe was kicked, target player discards two cards.

Probe Discussion

ZendikariWol on Tasigur Reanimator

9 months ago

Dark Petition is a weak link. Sure it gives you mana back but you have to cast it on TURN 5 (probably turn 4, given ramp), and those are the turns you should be playing Tasigur so you'll probably be casting this on 6 or 7.

Decree of Pain is a really sad wrath. It's either being cast for eight mana or you're cycling it and the cycle is garbage. It's just wicked expensive, and by the time it could be cast, you probably don't need it anymore.

How often do you have a creature for Diabolic Intent or Eldritch Evolution?

Pore Over the Pages is too costly, you want to be doing your looting BEFORE Tasigur hits the board to get the most use out of him. Same deal with Probe.

This deck runs very similarly to most Feldon of the Third Path decks, but red has a LOT more/better discard than sultai. All of your looting should be replaced with stuff like Satyr Wayfinder and Grisly Salvage, imo.

SynergyBuild on how much impact do people ...

10 months ago

Blue-Black or Mono-Black, with some in Jeskai, Rakdos, Grixis, and Izzet

Really, blue has some reasonably good card draw, specifically Augur of Bolas, Mulldrifter, Preordain, Ponder, and interaction in the form of Counterspell and the occasional Deprive. Otherwise, they don't have a great set of wincons, sweepers, or removal, so they need another color to get those.

In comparison, black has Gurmag Angler, a great wincon, and the best removal in the forms of Evincar's Justice, Echoing Decay, Shrivel, Pestilence, Cuombajj Witches, Disfigure, Chainer's Edict, Oubliette, Doom Blade, they have lifegain, discard like Duress, Distress, Chittering Rats, card draw like Phyrexian Rager, Thorn of the Black Rose, Sign in Blood, and mono-colored payoffs like Gray Merchant of Asphodel and Tendrils of Corruption. There are even more great control cards from hate like Nihil Spellbomb, efficient spells like Cartouche of Ambition that just do a lot, land destruction like Choking Sands, more discard that is splashable like Addle, and the other following cards:

Diabolic Edict, Wrench Mind, Raven's Crime, Innocent Blood (for creatureless lists), Dead Weight, Crypt Incursion, Complete Disregard, Nausea, Reaping the Graves, Undying Evil, Read the Bones, Divest, Rancid Earth, Icequake, Dusk Legion Zealot, Okiba-Gang Shinobi, Tragic Slip, Crypt Rats, Stinkweed Imp

That isn't to say a good mix of both isn't the best option, it probably is. You lose the mono-black payoffs, but get Probe, Forbidden Alchemy, Soul Manipulation. Really though, black is more useful than blue.

Dankey on Dimir Flicker Control (Paper Pauper)

11 months ago

Chainer's Edict really shines in UB Gurmag Angler decks that fill their graveyard with Forbidden Alchemy and Probe. I tend to avoid decks that are overly dependent on their graveyard because of all the graveyard hate, which we can play around at instant speed.

Dankey on Dimir Flicker Control (Paper Pauper)

1 year ago

How is Mystical Teachings worse with the exclusion of a card it can't tutor? I feel Chainer's Edict really shines in UB Gurmag Angler decks that fill their graveyard with Forbidden Alchemy and Probe. I also feel decks that are overly dependent on their graveyard lose even harder to graveyard hate, which we can play around at instant speed.

KingOfWhales on Self-Mill Tribal!

1 year ago

No, not brainstorm. Brainstorm doesn’t put any of the cards in your graveyard.

Frantic Search is one. Then there are a ton of variations on Probe: Draw 3, discard 1-2 is what you are looking for

greySynapse on

1 year ago

I'd remove Bump in the Night to help your deck focus on protecting your creatures and getting more creatures into your deck altogether.

Damage from Psychic Venom can be ignored by low CMC decks like Burn and U/R Delver which can play off their other lands or MBC which mitigates life-loss with Gray Merchant of Asphodel.

I'd cut those 6 and bring in: 4th copy of Vapor Snag, 3 copies of Mutagenic Growth to protect your creatures from burn and get in for more damage, 2 copies of Elusive Spellfist which has a mini-prowess effect and becomes unblockable when you play any non-creature spell that turn.

Since you're playing U you have access to cards like: Preordain, Ponder, Brainstorm, Gush, and Daze to perform a variety of functions like helping you draw/filter cards.

UB gives you access to: Soul Manipulation (can be played as a 1-of or 2-of) and potentially Probe as a 1-of.

LuxCannonator on Discard Deck

1 year ago

Thoughtseize, Inquisition of Kozilek, Probe, Consult the Necrosages, Hymn to Tourach, Raven's Crime. Augur of Skulls with Cry of Contrition or Dying Wail

If you look up a Legacy 8-Rack build (I have one on my profile) you can get a good start. Liliana's Megrim operates very similarly to 8-Rack.

LuxCannonator on Bounce~Discard

1 year ago

Seems like a fun deck! A few cards to ramp it up a notch (and keep it budget)

Consult the Necrosages Just good utility for the deck

Mindstab That delayed discard can be really rough

Probe for late game silliness

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