Bloodbraid Elf


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Planechase Anthology (PCA) Uncommon
Commander 2016 (C16) Uncommon
Eternal Masters (EMA) Uncommon
Planechase 2012 Edition (PC2) Uncommon
Alara Reborn (ARB) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Uncommon

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Bloodbraid Elf

Creature — Elf Berserker


Cascade (When you cast this spell, exile cards from the top of your library until you exile a nonland card that costs less. You may cast it without paying its mana cost. Put the exiled cards on the bottom in a random order.)

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Bloodbraid Elf Discussion

Chasmolinker on Oloro_Magic

12 hours ago
<caption><h4>Stock List</h4></caption>
 <td width="200" align=“left”><font color=#EDD9B4>Land (24)</font></td> <td width="200" align=“left”><font color=#EDD9B4>Removal (10)</font></td> <td width="200" align=“left”><font color=#EDD9B4>Sideboard (15)</font></td>
 <td>4x [[card:Blackcleave Cliffs]]</td><td>3x [[card:Assassins trophy]]</td><td>2x [[card:Ancient Grudge]]</td>
<td>1x [[card:Blood Crypt (RTR)]]</td><td>2x [[card:Fatal Push]]</td><td>1x [[card:collective brutality]]</td>
<td>3x [[card:Bloodstained Mire (KTK)]]</td><td>2x [[card:Kolaghan's Command (DTK)]]</td><td>1x [[card:damnation]]</td>
<td>2x [[card:Forest]]</td><td>4x [[card:Lightning Bolt]]</td><td>1x [[card:engineered explosives (MMA)]] </td>
<td>2x [[card:Overgrown Tomb (RTR)]]</td><td><font color=#EDD9B4>Creatures (15)</font></td><td>3x [[card:fulminator mage]]</td>
<td>3x [[card:Raging Ravine]]</td><td>4x [[card:bloodbraid elf]]</td><td>1x [[card:grafdiggers cage]]</td>
<td>1x [[card:Stomping Ground (GTC)]]</td><td>3x [[card:Dark confidant]]</td><td>1x [[card:grim lavamancer]]</td>
<td>2x [[card:Swamp]]</td><td>3x [[card:scavenging ooze]]</td><td>1x [[card:kitchen finks]]</td>
<td>1x [[card:Twilight Mire (A25)]]</td><td>4x [[card:tarmogoyf]]</td><td>1x [[card:liliana the last hope]]</td>
<td>4x [[card:Verdant Catacombs (MM3)]] </td><td><font color=#EDD9B4>Disruption (10)</font></td><td>2x [[card:nihil spellbomb]]</td>
<td>1x [[card:Wooded Foothills (KTK)]]</td><td>4x [[card:Inquisition of Kozilek]]</td><td>1x [[card:thoughtseize]]</td>
<td> </td><td>4x [[card:Liliana of the veil]]</td>
<td> </td><td>2x [[card:Thoughtseize]]</td>

Icbrgr on Modern shouldnt have a ban ...

1 day ago

"if it looks like a duck... quacks like a duck...".... no Chalice of the Void is certainly not a permission spell that goes on the stack; but i think its obvious that its role in anyones deck is similar to Blood Moon in the sense that they are Restricting and denying resources and actions of the opponent... people who run Chalice/Moon build their decks around them....and in time the meta adapts to this.

when it comes to actual tournament results...i dont think one event is enough to be all anyone can do is theory craft. This is where i was going with "Aggro beats Control, Control beats Combo, Combo beats Aggro" fundamentals as well as making a case for new cards thats have been printed since Eye of Ugin with Ceremonious Rejection / Disdainful Stroke .... Alpine Moon ... Damping Sphere Infernal Reckoning and more....

with these things in mind i dont think decks are going to have to go "All-in" to beat eldrazi" anymore then just being aware it exists on the competitive scene like anything else.... Miricles placed 2nd in the actual tournement/event in a field of eldrazi...

Eye of Ugin is powerful but there are several accessible answers to it in the same way.....take jund for example....hand disruption with Thoughtseize ...easy enough to throw in Alpine Moon and Abrupt Decay / Assassin's Trophy .....there is just so much a lot of removal... to be able Fulminator Mage /Fulminate a land, Bloodbraid Elf /Cascade into Kolaghan's Command /K-Command, get Fulminator back.... im just not convinced that eldrazi cant be dealt with.

as far as the mulligan scenario is concerned... Serum Powder exists...but nobody is always gonna have there best cards every game...thats why its a game.

Icbrgr on Modern shouldnt have a ban ...

2 days ago

Time has passed since these bannings and new things have been printed... at the time some said good riddance to Splinter Twin ... with the current card pool I doubt it would ruin modern any more than unbanning Bloodbraid Elf has... there are just more tools out there now and room for a lot of fringe decks to be a contending deck... the only real drawback I see to a no ban list would come from a financial aspect with surging prices of cards listed in this thread repeatedly.

Icbrgr on Modern shouldnt have a ban ...

2 days ago

Initially the speculation was that Miracles/Storm would be the only decks that would be the NBLM event it turned into Eldrazi being the primary deck... the reality is that there is a much bigger scope here than just those... while squadron hawk is a great way to consistently have a creature, it might not be good enough for a format bereft with removal.. like a lot of removal... to be able Fulminator Mage /Fulminate a land, Bloodbraid Elf /Cascade into Kolaghan's Command /K-Command, get Fulminator back.... im just not convinced that decks types cant be hated out... unfair decks can be put in check with Mental Misstep / Chalice of the Void / Abrupt Decay ... greedy mana bases have to deal with a slew of land hate in the same way graveyard strategies have a slew of hate coming their way.

was Necropotence ever Modern Legal/Printed post 8th edition sets?... and as far as standard caw-blade is concerned i cant comment on that hardly...sure i went and played LGS standard drafts back in zendikar days but i was a completely different player back then convinced i was gonna make something happen whith Living Tsunami and landfall shenanigans but to no avail lol.

clayperce on Gruul Moon

2 days ago

Yeah, Bloodbraid into Spellbreaker feels amazing. Especially if there's already a Rhythm on the table!

Thanks so much!

PlatinumOne on Modern shouldnt have a ban ...

3 days ago

Icbrgr: i don't recall Simian Spirit Guide being banned. do you mean Bloodbraid Elf ? .

and how do any of the cards you listed stop miracles?

storm decks wouldnt "really" be stopped the same way if there was no banlist. they'd be too fast.

"dies to removal" has always been a weak argument.

"graveyard hate" doesn't change the fact that while you're waiting to draw it, Golgari Grave-Troll just speeds up dredge too much.

Eye of Ugin isn't stopped by Damping Sphere , and using your land destruction on it means you're not destroying the tron lands themselves. the tron player will still be casting huge threats.

Catpocolypse on This is why I Don't Discuss Politics.

1 week ago

My friend plays Jund and these are a couple of the cards that rutenely kick my ass.

Bloodbraid Elf

Collected Company

Fatal Push

Anger of the Gods

Abrupt Decay

And of course, The Goyfmeister

( Tarmogoyf ).

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Bloodbraid Elf occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.15%

RUG (Temur): 0.1%


All decks: 0.19%

RG (Gruul): 1.3%

RGW (Naya): 0.69%

BRG (Jund): 1.56%


All decks: 0.03%