Bloodbraid Elf

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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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Uncommon
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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Legality

Format Legality
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Limited Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal

Bloodbraid Elf Discussion

Pyrra on Gruul Panharmonicon

2 weeks ago

Deputy of Detention isn't really good removal. it only works in control decks that can heavily protect it, otherwise the opponent just blows it up and gets their stuff back. i mentioned Bloodbraid Elf because it doesn't have an etb.

Pyrra on Gruul Panharmonicon

2 weeks ago

why Bloodbraid Elf? and what turn does this deck usually win by? i don't see any removal, and this deck doesn't look fast enough to not have removal.

liamk585-mtg on Gruul Panharmonicon

2 weeks ago

Yeah, it's pretty fun, DoktaDakka. I'm thinking of turning it into a more aggressive deck with less mana-exspensive cards like Myr Battlesphere, God-Eternal Rhonas, and Primeval Titan, but more cards like Ogre Battledriver, Bloodbraid Elf, and Champion of Lambholt. Also, if you really like the concept, then you could try and build a Yarok, the Desecrated commander deck. https://edhrec.com/commanders/yarok-the-desecrated

Destroyerbirb on Tour de France

2 months ago

Balaam__ The cascade will resolve before the spell, so you would have the Bloodbraid Elf. It would be on the stack by the time Living End resolves, so it wouldn't be on the battlefield.

Balaam__ on Tour de France

2 months ago

I think that’s solid reasoning for going with Nature's Claim over similar cards. When I get around to crafting the sideboard I’ll keep that in mind.

As for Bloodbraid Elf...I’ve had it recommended to me a couple times now, and at points I had it in the build, but I’m pretty much against it. Unless I have the sequence wrong, let’s say I cast it, then it cascades, then it hits either Violent Outburst or Demonic Dread. Either of those will automatically cascade into Living End, which will wipe the board sending Bloodbraid Elf to the graveyard, rendering it pointless. So...i removed it before Living End got the chance. Again, my knowledge of the finer intricacies is cloudy, so if that’s spurious reasoning it might merit another look. But I do appreciate the input!

Destroyerbirb on Tour de France

2 months ago

Balaam__ Also, you can cascade into other cascade spells. If you cascade into another spell with cascade, that cascade will trigger as well. (And resolve before the spell itself resolves.) Because of this, you should be running 4x Bloodbraid Elf.

Balaam__ on Tour de France

2 months ago

My mistake, I meant to stick them in the maybe board.

Actually, I think you’re completely correct about eliminating the Sandsprinter’s entirely—-I had originally selected them because of the trample damage, figuring it might be useful the turn they come into play. But that’s mistakenly assuming they’d need to use trample to get some damage past blockers, when Living End wipes the board. No blockers equals no need for trample. So you’re categorically correct; Bloodbraid Elf is called in and Viashino Sandsprinter is ejected from the game. Thanks for the help, sergiodelrio!

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