Reverse Engineer


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander 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

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Reverse Engineer


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

Draw three cards.

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Reverse Engineer Discussion

Red_X on Do you want to build a snowman?

1 month 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 !? ...

2 months 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

2 months 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.

Murphy77 on STORM (ish)

2 months ago

S h 1 T, totally missed the improvise on Reverse Engineer. A few years ago we had a whole series of 0 mana artefacts that could work well with The Antiquities War and cards like Tezzeret's Touch and Ensoul Artifact. We may yet get back to that situation. In the mean time 2 other cards that might fit into your deck are Pacification Array and Inventor's Goggles, although I would tend to leave them in the sideboard.

SP3CTR3_chelts on STORM (ish)

2 months ago

I have to say that Reverse Engineer in this deck is brilliant! It does have a high CMC but because of improvise I don't pay more than 2 for it (draw 3 for 2U). The draw is desperately needed in a deck with so many low costing cards. Skilled Animator does look interesting and will be good for stopping some deck, it does slow the game plan of the deck down but I think a space could be found for it :) I was considering adding a Tezzeret but was holding out in a vain attempt to open a Tezzeret, Artifice Master as unless I have a Inspiring Statuary out high MC cards can be an issue. The changes you suggest look quite nice I will give them a try. It certainly would give a second win con by hitting them with big flying thopters! Thanks. On the Karn front he is ridiculous and WOTC will not ban him (and they don't really nerf cards) so I think his price will hold (Have not opened any of him :( )

Murphy77 on STORM (ish)

2 months ago

I don't know that you need Reverse Engineer at it's high cmc cost. Skilled Animator is a good proxy for the older Ensoul Artifact, and having a few 5/5 artefact creatures about might not be a bad idea. I would consider dropping 1 Metallic Rebukefor Tezzeret, Cruel Machinist

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