December FNM Promo - Gitaxian Probe

  • #27
    The arguement "this promo sucks, it's already rotated" is a little bit silly. Not only is Git Probe a very, very good card that is playable in vintage, legacy, and now modern, but it's highly unlikely they will ever bring back Phyrexian mana in a real set.
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  • #28
    to all these ppl "why they did not do this earlier": they're PUSHING modern. That's too clear.
  • #29
    damn, that's really a ugly card.
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  • #30
    One might say that this will PROBEably be the next FNM promo.
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  • #31
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    It could be because standard isn't the only format. Wink It's not even the only format for FNM. Something like Gitaxian Probe is useable in lots of decks. I've never seen something like Squadron Hawk in any deck outside of standard or as a 23rd in sealed. (including casual formats)


    Squadron hawk sees some play in Modern mono-white decks. word on the street says it's rediculous with martyr of sands
  • #32
    Awesome card, just wish it was standard legal. But maybe they are setting up a promo run for the new Modern FNMs. Which Im totally behind also.
  • #33
    I still don't get why they bother making non-Standard FNM promos, but this is a fine one to print if they're going to print promos for Modern.
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  • #34
    Pretty nice promo card. Shame they couldn't have released it when it was still in Standard but it sees play in larger formats so no big deal.
  • #35
    Quote from gereffi
    I still don't get why they bother making non-Standard FNM promos, but this is a fine one to print if they're going to print promos for Modern.


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  • #36
    Well it is a card worth turning up for and at least it give Alternate art in the deck (which is something I like to have).
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  • #37
    MUST HAVE!!! OMG MUST HAVE!!! This is PERFECT...setting up for the Modern FNMs in January with a card that is a staple in a common "budget" modern deck, which I happen to be playing for said FNM XD

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  • #38
    I like the new art, but definitely prefer the old art.

    I want an alt art Jin-Gitaxias :[
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  • #39
    I'm okay with this. Fun card.
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  • #40
    I LOOOOVE this art. Very dark. I am so getting a set.

    Done by Rivenor!!! Thanks

  • #41
    Makes it easier to foil out my Modern Delver deck and now I won't have to buy it in the future.
  • #42
    Quote from gereffi
    I still don't get why they bother making non-Standard FNM promos, but this is a fine one to print if they're going to print promos for Modern.
    As was mentioned, Standard is not the only format in Magic. Furthermore, this is the reason they're printing this promo now.

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  • #43
    I am thoroughly okay with this being a promo. An Alt-Art foil for Gitaxian Probe is never an issue in my book, and it is tournament legal as well. I am all for it!
  • #44
    I dont get it. The artwork looks more like an equipment rather than a sorcery.
  • #45
    'Standard is not the only format'

    And? Might aswell print standard legal cards, as all those other formats can use them to... plus standard! zomg!
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  • #46
    Quote from Lord Malorne
    'Standard is not the only format'

    And? Might aswell print standard legal cards, as all those other formats can use them to... plus standard! zomg!


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  • #47
    The card is amazing. This art is worse than the original art though. And FNM promos are usually trumped by the set foil, the only exception I can think of is forbidden alchemy. Swords to plowshares didn't have a set foil though unfortunately. Although the FNM brainstorm is the stains of life IMO, I refuse to buy a copy of that card when masques foils are so much hotter (I know because I used to own 4 masques foils until I sold them.)
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  • #48
    Quote from AnotherMirran
    I am thoroughly okay with this being a promo. An Alt-Art foil for Gitaxian Probe is never an issue in my book, and it is tournament legal as well. I am all for it!


    I've got to say, this is terribly ironic Wink

    I'm not a fan of the art. I really liked creepy eye and scythes.

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  • #49
    I'm a sucker for FNM promos

    I also love storm

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  • #50
    Beautiful art. I'll definitely be trying to pick up a few.

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  • #51
    Quote from YamiJoey
    So they're pushing Modern here, I assume? (/lulz)

    Love the card, art's iffy. Whatever. Free cards are cool. We still haven't got our Pillar of Flames in. ¬_¬


    Same here. I want my whirly pillars of wrath >.

    The art is definately a lot worse than the original.
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