Bane Alley Broker


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

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Set Rarity
Gatecrash (GTC) Uncommon

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Bane Alley Broker

Creature — Human Rogue

{T}: Draw a card, then exile a card from your hand face down. You may look at cards exiled with Bane Alley Broker. UB, {T}: Return a card exiled with Bane Alley Broker to its owner's hand.

Bane Alley Broker Discussion

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

4 months ago

Olesya of Bane Alley

Legendary Creature - Vampire Rogue


When Olesya of Bane Alley enters the battlefield, each player exiles the top four cards of their library face down.

At the beginning of each player's upkeep, they exile a card from their hand face down. If they did, they may pay 3 life, then look at the cards exiled with Olesya of Bane Alley. You may play one of those cards this turn and you may spend mana as though it were mana of any type to cast that spell.


Like a drug addiction, the first one offers a nice reward, but increasingly becomes less beneficial as everyone exiles worse cards. also, the taking a card regardless is a chronic tax.

Bane Alley Broker was the main inspiration for the card.

I'd like to see an Imp Legendary creature

LemonBird1 on Attractive Ass Kicking Women deck

6 months ago
  1. Bane Alley Broker is pretty good card draw
  2. Reversal of Fortune lets you play your opponent's cards
  3. Essence Vortex is decent removal but made better by the theme
  4. Vitalizing Cascade and Sanguine Sacrament can change the game in your favor
  5. Gwendlyn Di Corci is literally a stripper in universe

Gattison on Pauper Psychatog!!!

1 year ago

Hello there! great deck, and I love Dimir!

Questions for you though, if you don't mind (with a quick story first, lol): I'm tweaking a similar deck behind Disciple of Deceit. Recently I almost swapped her out for Bane Alley Broker, but realized it would change the deck too much, and also seemed slower.

Your Commander however does seem very similar to what I'm in the process of doing with Disciple of Deceit. Did you consider Disciple at all? What are your thoughts on the two? It seems like my Commander just got outclassed, lol. X)

Sorry for quizzing you like this. You can answer at your leisure. =P =)

SteelSentry on Favorite Artwork?

1 year ago

I was looking around for janky cards to put in my EDH decks, and I found Bane Alley Broker, which has quickly become one of my favorites.

Wrigz on Advertise your deck!

2 years ago

Pirates of the Coast: Plunder Dat Booty

So this is a deck I built for my dad who wanted to get into magic. Its a fun pirate themed deck that uses Bane Alley Broker to cycle through cards to get the win condition of slamming down powerful sea monsters. Bribery, stealing, and treasure hunts! It has it all!

Also plenty of cards that steal your opponents artifacts and buffs. Let me know what you guys think or if there are any suggestions!

TheRedGoat on Pirates of the Coast: Plunder Dat Booty

2 years ago

Okay, so I think you've got the right intention behind this, but you actually might not want to start your dad off on this deck. It does have some very pirate-themed stuff, but several card interactions you have are fairly complex in regards to how much bookkeeping you have to do once the card is there. All those different counters and zones to keep track of can from cards like Bane Alley Broker and Gwafa Hazid, Profiteer and then also Quest for Ula's Temple could be a little confusing to a completely new player, so you may want to build up to playing this deck.

Although I will admit I say this not knowing how much of the game your dad already understands, so if he's got the really basic stuff then he's probably fine. Kudos to you btw for also making the deck have synergy between the cards.



You've left out the original pirate of mtg! The great Ramirez DePietro!

slvstrChung on

2 years ago

I'd like to know about your metagame. Who do you typically play against, and what are their decks typically like? Is there a reason you need a deck this large? It's 159 cards, which is almost enough to make three decks, if they're each 60 cards. (You'd just need 3 more lands and 2Oish spells.) And, to be honest, I think that's part of your problem: your deck doesn't work well because it's two decks at once.

At the risk of bragging, I'd like to direct your attention to a mill deck I made, Toughness Trilogy, Ep. III: The Wall of Phenax. You'll notice that it's only 60 cards total and only has 9 spells in it (at 4 copies each). It's extremely streamlined; every card in it is directed at the central goal of milling. Because it's only 60 cards, I also have an optimal chance of drawing what I need -- Phenax, God of Deception is the bomb spell, and everything else either helps defend me until it arrives or, well, mills the opponent out in case I never draw it. (The spells alone are enough to deck a single opponent, assuming they're playing the standard 60 cards.)

My suggestion is that you apply a similar set of pruning shears to your own deck. What is it trying to do, mill or control? And, once you've decided that, does (any given card) contribute to that theme or not? Some of them you can get rid of right off the bat; Bane Alley Broker, for instance, doesn't particularly help you mill or control. I mean, sure, it helps with deck filtering, getting rid of stuff you don't need... but that kind of proves my point. Why not just get rid of those cards right now, instead of when you're already playing the deck?

What do you want this deck to do? Pick one thing. Slim down the card list until it's 60 cards, and every card helps you do that thing. Take the rest and make a second deck with them that does the other thing. Both of them will function better. =)

Good luck, and may you draw well!

Wrigz on Pirates of the Coast: Plunder Dat Booty

2 years ago


Thanks man! Glad you like it so far. It's still in a rough draft stage but Im starting to get a sense of where I wanna take it. I'm thinking Bane Alley Broker is going to be the core I base this around. Drawing tons of cards, having options, and cycling through the deck to pick up the win conditions.

I plan to have it done over the weekend so check back in !

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