Reverse Engineer

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2018 (C18) Uncommon
Aether Revolt (AER) Uncommon
FNM Promos (FNM) None
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Reverse Engineer

Sorcery

Improvise (Your artifacts can help cast this spell. Each artifact you tap after you're done activating mana abilities pays for .)

Draw three cards.

Reverse Engineer Discussion

Optimator on Human Fly

2 months ago

I know you're looking for non-wheel card draw. I don't love cantrips in EDH unless there is a number-of-spells-matters effect in play but they can smooth out a deck a bit. Ponder , Preordain , Portent , Sleight of Hand , Serum Visions , etc. The sweet spot in around 3-5 CMC for me, ideally drawing CMC -1 but there aren't a ton of spells that efficient. I don't love Divination in EDH (2 for 3) but it's the gold-standard in 60-card decks for a quickie hand refill. There are tons of efficient cards like Divination too.

There are a ton of "draw 3, discard 1" for 4 or 5 mana, which are okay. Sift , Trial of Knowledge , and Amass the Components , for example. Many are costed for being commons, which isn't where you wanna be in EDH. There should be plenty of good, efficient cards to draw from though. At the same time, you have a lot of great high-CMC draw, like Consecrated Sphinx and Thought Reflection, so having a few Divination effects might smooth out your draws.

Some suggestions: Concentrate , Windfall , Cathartic Reunion , Plea for Power , Tidings , Nin, the Pain Artist , Finale of Revelation , Mind Spring , Braingeyser , Stroke of Genius , Blue Sun's Zenith , Fact or Fiction , Chart a Course , Ugin's Insight , Treasure Cruise , Dig Through Time , Kumena's Awakening , Fevered Visions , Honden of Seeing Winds , Reverse Engineer , Read the Runes , Precognitive Perception , Distant Memories , Arcane Encyclopedia , Endless Atlas , Trail of Evidence , Theft of Dreams , Borrowing 100,000 Arrows , Nezahal, Primal Tide , Kefnet the Mindful , Cavalier of Gales , Combustible Gearhulk , Thassa, God of the Sea , Shared Discovery , Secrets of the Golden City , Vivisection , Weight of Memory , Recurring Insight , Breakthrough , Niv-Mizzet, Parun , Deep Analysis , Gush , Invoke the Firemind , Expansion / Explosion , Chandra, Flamecaller , Dragon Mage , Wild Guess , Tormenting Voice , Arch of Orazca , Runehorn Hellkite , Conqueror's Galleon  Flip, Kraum, Ludevic's Opus , Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist , Commune with Lava .

Darth_Savage on Izzet Burniffity

10 months ago

Only big reason (other than card draw Thoughtcast / Reverse Engineer) I can think of to stay izzet is Master of Etherium over Chief of the Foundry, I didn't recommend Master initially since you wanted to build a budget deck, but it is an option...

5dollarMTG on $5 Artificer Control

11 months ago

popum: I had thought of using Thoughtcast, but I only want one set of draw spells and I like Reverse Engineer a bit better more (3 cards rather than 2). I also like Gearseeker Serpent in a budget deck, but Wind-Kin Raiders is a bit faster and a bit better fit for the artificer theme. The other finisher I've used is Bastion Inventor, which is especially good in the control matchup.

Red_X on Do you want to build a snowman?

1 year ago

I get the idea for this deck, but I think you have too much air and gimmicky cards. You have a lot of do nothing 0 cost artifacts here to fuel ensoul/tezzeret's touch, but when you don't have those cards the artifacts just sit on the field. Additionally, Phylactery Lich is a BBB card in a two color deck, meaning it's not going to come out on turn 3 as much as you want. and when it does come down it gets blown out by bounce/exile spells or just gets outclassed by cards like Primeval Titan. Reverse Engineer is often just worst Thoughtcast, and Darksteel Axe is a bad equipment that doesn't synergize with chalice. I would throw in Darksteel Citadel as an indestructible artifact that doesn't take up another slot. As it stands, this deck gets absolutely killed by counterspells, Terminus, or Path to Exile. To help this, I would put in something like Paradoxical Outcome, Archbound Ravager, Disciple of the Vault, Grinding Station, or a number of other cards as alternate win conditions. Or, the tezzeret planeswalkers would also fit theme and work well. In short, I would try to find a win condition and then put in some new cards to support (either control elements to live long enough to win, or aggro cards to support a ravager game plan, or card selection to find combo pieces). Like the deck

Xica on Wich route to take !? ...

1 year ago

Why is Sai, Master Thopterist good with big artifacts?

If anything i would have guessed that he is best when played with cheap artifacts that ar cantrips if it can be arranged. Maybe try a combo with Mox Amber & Erayo, Soratami Ascendant/Erayo's Essence... (since sai is legendary too).

Maybe spells like Thoughtcast, Reverse Engineer, could help the deck with consistency.

Crazzyegg on Saheeli the Rai

1 year ago

I feel like Storm the Vault would be a good addition. Your deck could get this card flipped very quickly and the mana boost it adds is huge.

I'm not a fan of Tidings as there is better card draw out there for blue. For example Reverse Engineer may be 1 less card but a much better fit cmc wise.

However, if your willing to explore other card draw options I'm a huge fan of Jace Beleren. Consistent Blue card draw is always nice.

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Reverse Engineer occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%