Bloodbraid Elf

Legality

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

Haste

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 Jund Midrange (Competitive)

12 hours ago

Thanks for testing the deck for me itachi45!! That's awesome to hear. I will do some playtesting of my own against your deck. I recently cut the second Push for Abrade to better my chances against Hollow One and still have removal for Aggro. If Infect becomes more problematic/prevalent in my meta I could see going back to Push.

It's a pretty even-ish match-up. Depends on how much removal I draw into. Grim Lavamancer and Anger of the Gods come to mind for sideboard options. Bloodbraid Elf is pretty bad in this match-up so I would probably board 3 BBE for 2 Anger and Lavaman.

hkhssweiss on Saskia Budget EDH

18 hours ago

kingquark No problem!

Krosan Grip is great due to the split second clause as it's pretty relevant. Beast Within is generally an amazing card, but because you have access to other colors their are other cards that do it so much better such as Assassin's Trophy, Abrupt Decay, Maelstrom Pulse, and Vindicate.

Another card you can maybe run is Orim's Thunder.

Cards I would consider cutting would be: Shamanic Revelation (Too slow), Woolly Thoctar, Voltaic Brawler, Moltensteel Dragon, Herald of Torment, Bloodbraid Elf, and Accorder Paladin (All of them are a bit underwhleming in terms of value and a bit vanilla).

Some adjustment for budget I would consider are: Iroas, God of Victory, Gisela, Blade of Goldknight , Dauntless Escort, Forgotten Ancient, Shalai, Voice of Plenty, Mirror Entity, Taurean Mauler, Hydra Omnivore (Hidden tech, it also does additional damage to the player you chosen!), Tana, the Bloodsower (Also makes additional tokens due to hitting two players!), Urabrask the Hidden, Gahiji, The Honored One, Hero of Bladehold, and Hanweir Garrison.

Hope that gives an idea that could help!

vomitpile on Reality Stomper

3 days ago

Matter Reshaper into Reality Smasher seems pretty powerful, I feel like the mana curve is sort of weird though for Eldritch Evolution, with a lot of 2 drops and no 4 drops, skipping from 3 to 5 then 6. I would suggest either lowering the curve and dropping evolution to go pure stompy with Pelt Collector, Avatar of the Resolute, etc or really leaning into evolution more with more disruptive creatures and possibly a combo finish to tutor up. If you really want to go heavy on eldrazi, maybe take a look at some RG Eldrazi lists that run Bloodbraid Elf, Eldrazi Obligator and Thought-Knot Seer

Here's a good looking budget list for RG, pretty similar overall plan but adding in Ancient Stirrings and Lightning Bolt over evolution and Blossoming Defense

https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/957980#paper

If nothing else, I would say just jam more colorless stuff so that you can run Ancient Stirrings, it will make you much more consistent at finding threats which this deck is going to really want since it lacks pure card advantage, good luck!

magus_oblivion on Boros Burn

5 days ago

Ok, so here's what I'm thinking for this deck. Option 1: Go for a typical burn deck. Red with a splash of white. This is a well-established deck in the metagame, and you can look up a decklist online. You would run Goblin Guide, Monastery Swiftspear, Lava Spike, Searing Blaze, etc. in addition to the burn spells you've already got here. Some people run Vexing Devil in place of Goblin Guide, which I personally think is a good move.

Option 2: Green-red aggro. More creature-oriented, this would be a little slower than burn but also more resilient and heavy-hitting. The idea one guy I played against had is that Pelt Collector is an excellent 1-drop that combos with a few key creatures. If you play turn 1 Pelt Collector then turn 2 Vexing Devil, and your opponent pays life to sacrifice the devil, then Pelt Collector winds up with 2 +1/+1 counters on it. Same with Ball Lightning and Groundbreaker. In addition, Bloodbraid Elf cascades into basically any of these, and you have the colors to run Atarka's Command which is a strictly better Skullcrack. The mana base can be a little shaky with 3 red for Ball Lightning and 3 green for Groundbreaker if you do both, so I'd run a minimum of 4 Stomping Ground and 4 Wooded Foothills, probably at least 2 Copperline Gorge, and then maybe 1 or 2 Raging Ravine. The guy I played against also ran Domri Rade, which could help when you run out of cards in hand. I ended up winning the match on the back of Vampire Hexmage in my mono-black midrange brew, so having a way to deal with first-strikers might be important since humans typically runs Thalia, Guardian of Thraben.

Option 3: Go for some form of midrange build, possibly in Naya colors. I'd have to do some research to figure out what this would look like, as I generally just haven't seen Naya colors played at all. Usually at this point people just play Jund colors since black tends to give then access to better cards than white. But it would be cool to see what white can do.

magus_oblivion on Boros Burn

6 days ago

Much better! Sidenote, you're at 58 cards right now, so don't forget to add a couple more. This seems like much less of a glass cannon and packs more early-game heat. Now, I think you need to narrow down the strategy you're going for here. It seems like different cards are aiming in different directions. I think the burn shell is a good place to start, and then we need to figure out how midrange-y you want the deck to be and what colors you want. What was the reason for including green? I would have assumed you were trying to add Bloodbraid Elf since she's one of the most busted green-red aggro powerhouses, but I don't see it here. If you want, I can share some ideas from a red-green brew someone I played a little while ago was working on.

Spazik008 on Risky Jund

6 days ago

It's just so hard to find the sideboard slots in a deck like this in Modern. There are too many werewolves and not enough silver bullets. A personal problem I have with Collective Brutality on the side is that it's sort of a grindy value card (unless you're using it for Reanimator shenanigans on the discard) so it's harder for me to evaluate when exactly to side it in than a "shoot you in between the eyes" type card. Obviously CB comes in against burn because CB wrecks burn, but beyond that.... It's hard to cut the silver bullets. Maybe when Dredge goes away again and the Leyline of the Void can go away, that's eating up a huge chunk of sideboard on its own. I guess the Surgical Extraction isn't as necessary if I have such strong graveyard hate, but Surgical Extraction can also be good against combo decks if you Thoughtseize their key piece and then extract it out of the game.

I did end up adding Gonti, Lord of Luxury if for no other reason than that I want 4 4-drops to come in for the Bloodbraid Elf in the rare instances where Bloodbraid Elf is bad.

Spazik008 on Risky Jund

1 week ago

Not a bad idea. I like having a mix of 4 drops on the side that can come in for Bloodbraid Elf. Right now I only have 3, an Obstinate Baloth for Burning Inquiry decks and Liliana of the Veil mirrors, a Huntmaster of the Fells  Flip for grindy matches, and Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet for additional graveyard hate. They all also gain life. Gonti, Lord of Luxury would fill a somewhat similar role, but would probably be better against Jeskai or Dimir style control. Hitting a Jace, the Mind Sculptor with him would be awesome.

Eledain on Spin to Win! A Cascade/Ripple Deck

1 week ago

I really like the idea of your deck.

Have you already considered Bloodbraid Elf and Shardless Agent?

They are usually the best cascaders.

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