Gitaxian Probe

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Gitaxian Probe


( can be paid with either or 2 life.)

Look at target player's hand.

Draw a card.

nuperokaso on Win Turn 0 vs Yu-Gi-Oh

3 weeks ago

If you actually playtest the deck, many times your hand is not that great.

  1. 8 of your tutors put the card only on the top of your library rather than into your hand. I suggest you play Demonic Tutor rather than Imperial Seal.
  2. You have problems with color fixing. You end up being unable to play your cards because you don't have right combination of mana. If your plan is solely to play only one turn, then Lotus Petal is better than Mox Jet or Mox Sapphire.
  3. With Dark Ritual and 8 Lotuses, It's reasonable to get to 5-6 black mana. Some 2 Ad Nauseam and/or Yawgmoth's Bargain would improve your consistency.
  4. Ceremonious Rejection looks bad. If your only plan is to play for one turn, play Pact of Negation. You'll save 1 mana and have more possible targets. It's better if you start the game. If your opponent starts the game, Ceremonious Rejection only works if you have Leyline of Anticipation. And if you have that, you should able to win even with Pact of Negation trigger.
  5. Play 4 Gitaxian Probe and 4 Street Wraith. Your deck doesn't care for life, and you need to get your relevant cards.
  6. If you are allowed to play 4 Black Lotus and 4 Blacker Lotus, then I assume anything is playable. If so, you forgot to include the most powerful card in the entire history - Contract from Below

zapyourtumor on Green...Control?

1 month ago

If you're scared of control just run 4 Veil of Summer sideboard instead of suboptimal lands

Manamorphose may be a filler card, but its not a completely free card like Gitaxian Probe is. There is a reason why not every single deck in modern in red or green plays 4 manamorphose, and its only played by stuff like storm and prowess. It gives you a random top deck so you cant factor it into mulligan decisions, and it costs 2 mana instead of 0 mana so it messes with your mana curve (I.e. you miss your 1 drop, cast it on turn 2 intending to cast sculptor of winter, instead draw into your arbor elf). The better solution is to just up your general card quality.

Dana_in_Love845 on Spellbook of Light

1 month ago

I really don't like Mutagenic Growth, but I know it is good... I just really don't like paying life, but it would work so well. I guess Gitaxian Probe would be good as well. I'll add them both to the maybe board anyway.

As for Monastery Mentor I'm not sure, honestly it's more of a problem of what to take out for it. I think a good plan would be to reduce the Leonin Lightscribe and Faerie Guidemother to 3 to squeeze in 2 copies. I'll test around to see if it works.

Thanks for the suggestions anyway!

Kcin on "And Just Like That... They Were Gone"

3 months ago

I only used Peek because it was a functional replacement for Gitaxian Probe when it got the hammer.

I could use Thought Scour.

Added to maybe.

ASalesman on Unesh, Ultimate Guide (Tribal)

4 months ago

One more sub

  • Bringing CMC down.. Replace Scholar of the Lost Trove with Gitaxian Probe. This one was hard, but as several people brought up to me the cmc here is high for cEDH, and I agree. Sure it means you will have to prioritize pile choosing better, but resolving this spell doesn’t win the game. At 5 cmc average, the spell is too expensive.

RangerOfPower on 7-Drop Tribal

6 months ago

king-saproling I've actually tested Street Wraith and Gitaxian Probe and wasn't really a fan. These cards don't really give me confidence if a starting hand is keepable or not. With my luck, they turn into the worst card I could cantrip into and end up bricking my hand haha.

If I can find more room for ramp Farseek would be the first include. Dark Ritual is close too, but I think Sacrifice would be a better fit as a ritual for this deck. For Unmarked Grave and Persist, there just aren't enough good non-legendary 7 drops (bummer, I know). And I just straight up can't afford Intuition.

But all that said, Dance of the Dead seems like a fantastic include. I don't know how I missed this one before but this is exactly the type of card this deck needs.

And I was skeptical about Mesmeric Orb since unlike all the other selfmill effects in the deck, it doesn't help find lands. But the sheer volume of cards it mills might outweigh the downside of not replacing itself with a land. I'm definitely gonna test this one out.

Thanks for the ideas!

king-saproling on 7-Drop Tribal

6 months ago

Also Mesmeric Orb might be neat here

king-saproling on 7-Drop Tribal

6 months ago

This is a really neat deck! What do you think of these? Gitaxian Probe, Street Wraith, Dark Ritual, Farseek, Intuition, Dance of the Dead, Unmarked Grave, Persist

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