Reverse Engineer


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Aether Revolt (AER) Uncommon

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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 3 cards.

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Reverse Engineer Discussion

Hyperalgialysis on Metalwork Colossus

1 week ago

Perhaps try some of the 1 mana artifacts we have available. Universal Solvent Implement of Combustion and the like give you some options to get online faster. Reverse Engineer could pull a handful of cards for you. Prophetic Prism would take some strain off the mana base and it replaces itself. You can also run Maverick Thopterist since you can cheat it out early. I like Woodweaver's Puzzleknot for the life gain, perhaps pair it with Metalspinner's Puzzleknot to get some more card draw. My concern for your deck is how long it might take to get out the Metalwork Colossus. If you run fewer creatures and devote those spots to things that will help you delay the game some it might be more conistent. I also really like Pacification Array and Metallic Rebuke as mainboard cards, Tezzeret's Touch as a good way to get some creatures out without actually adding creatures, same with Servo Schematic. Given how flexible your manabase seems, Unlicensed Disintegration also seems like an auto include.

Madcookie on Aetherflux Storm

2 weeks ago

Peisistratos Hi mate, thank you for the comment.

I looked at your deck and your list seems solid. There are some points however: first I think Commit / Memory is a bit slow especially in my meta (which is very and I mean very competitive) and because of the lack of the 0 cost artifacts to improvise with. However I might give it a try maybe in place of Reverse Engineer as draw 7 for 1 more or instead of the cranes that can send Paradoxical Outcome to the bottom.

I agree with you that the need for Foundry Inspector in play complicates the combo even more.

As for is the deck dead, well I don't think it was ever top tier Pro Tour viable, otherwise it wouldn't be 20$ in total. It is however fun to play and I have 99% of the cards for it so I'll give it a try and see how it goes.

HowlingFoxGPH on Tezzeret's time to shine!

3 weeks ago

@ Laurie_89 i need artifacts for my improvise skills. But i would consider your suggestion. I guess I am cutting Reverse Engineer and add what you suggested then see how it goes.

TwoPieceOB166 on Official missing/incorrect card/token thread

1 month ago

Looks like Reverse Engineer is missing it's FMN promo.

rbroyles on Azorius Winds

1 month ago

I've been tinkering with a VERY similar deck. I cut out all the 3 drop fliers though and included Skyship Plunderer (can boost Storm Fleet Aerialist), another Chart a Course and even 2 Reverse Engineer (may play more). I haven't play tested this yet, but I'm actually considering a 4 of for Ornithopter and adding another Reverse Engineering. Basically, load the board up as fast as I can, find as many Favorable Winds as possible, and hope I can overwhelm the opponent. Also, using Prepare//Fight for surprise removal/life gain/damage to the face and Unsummon to try and buy just a liiitle bit more time. Bottom line is everything is very low to the ground and flying out fast :).

Also, definitely sideboarding a full playset of solemnity.

Beogard2 on Revel Improvise

1 month ago

I would replace ruthless Knave with vengeful rebel, it will give you more control.(Revolt is an easy trigger with the treasure tokens) Also I am partial to battle at the bridge over walk the plank, you'll gain more life and there are several merfolk decks in our local meta. You don't need Bontu's monument or inspiring statuary, if you splash blue you can add Tezzeret, Reverse Engineer and Deadeye Plunderers. Deadeye plunderers gives you another win condition and a way to generate additional treasure. Much better than ruthless knave. If you refuse to add blue and want to keep it mono black for easy mana and consistency, consider adding some draw. Arguel's blood feast , Costly Plunder , Glint-Sleeve Siphoner (Which also helps your curve) or Live Fast are all good choices.

lowercasejay on Esper Marionette Master

1 month ago

I have a similar deck and run Syndicate Trafficker. Reverse Engineer is also a solid addition. I only run 2 Tezz but have added Settle the Wreckage as well as a one sided wrath. They don't see it coming the first time.

Also, I've added 2 Approach of the Second Sun in the sideboard as they never see it coming in game 2 or 3.

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