Bloodbraid Elf


Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Planechase Anthology Uncommon
Commander (2016 Edition) Uncommon
Eternal Masters Uncommon
Planechase 2012 Edition Uncommon
Alara Reborn Uncommon
Promo Set 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

NiceThings on Yidris, Fury of the Maelstrom

1 day ago

Wizno Glad to hear you like my suggestions. I like you've got a really solid deck here, and I'm looking to balance it out between having ways to end the game with combo, AND being a very goodstuff deck, because I feel Yidris especially being both 4 colors AND based around Cascade lends itself well to a goodstuff shell.

I realize because of this you may be less interested in what I'm removing but if you'll indulge me.


Scourge of the ThroneWorld at WarTwo of the untap cards, I feel like if you're going for the combo these are fine since they get you there quicker, but in the build I feel like putting together, I'm happier with just the ones which end the game. I could be wrong, feel free to disagree.

Panharmonicon I liked your reasoning for adding it, but I feel like 6 cards out of 99 isn't enough reason to run something that doesn't end the game, It's good for sure but unless your deck is built around it. It'll sit on the battlefield doing nothing and paint a huge target on you, since people expect it to do some random broken things.

Darksteel Ingot

Rattleclaw Mystic and Birds of ParadiseThis is just my own personal opinion but outside of elves, I really don't like creature based ramp, seing as it get's accidentally killed by everything.

Unexpected Results

Gonti, Lord of Luxury

Vial Smasher the FierceI'm probably wrong about vial smasher, HOWEVER, I think she doesn't do enough. This deck seems like the kind that doesn't want to be a target, until it ends the game, Vial Smasher is free damage yes, but you're already so consistent in comboing, is it worth adding in a few points of damage, AND painting a massive target on your back.

Xenagos, God of Revels

Bloodgift Demon This could easily be Phyrexian Arena the two are basically interchangeable. Bloodgift can deal combat damage but costs more, and arena can be cascaded into easier, and is more difficult to interact with.

City of Brass

Mind's Dilation You already have plenty of you do a thing for free, adding a symmetrical effect that's so powerful seems counter intuitive


Aetherflux ReservoirBloodbraid Elf

Exploration or Burgeoning You can fun both, but if you had to pick between them, I'd say it's Burgeoning, since at it's worst it's exploration on their turns for you, and at it's best you drop 4 lands in a turn cycle

Ancestral Vision

Kozilek, Butcher of Truth

Mystic Confluence Since you're a cascade deck counterspells are risky. Confluence is one of the low risk high reward spells that do well with cascade. Could also be Cryptic Command but I like confluence more.

Rishkar's Expertise DO YOU LIKE DRAWING CARDS? I LIKE DRAWING CARDS. Could also Easily be Baral's Expertise depending on what the deck want's more

Some number of Signets, I personally er on the side of playing ALL the ones you can but I could be wrong, just so you don't have to look it up I'll list your choices bellow.

Golgari Signet

Simic Signet

Dimir Signet

Izzet Signet

Rakdos Signet

Gruul Signet

Since Green is your primary color, I'd prioritize Golgari, Simic, Gruul, and then Izzet, Rakdos, Personally my split would be

Simic, Gruul, Izzet, Rakdos.

Hope you like where I'm coming from. I know I'm diluting the combo, but this is just how I'd build Yidris, I think you've got something great here though.

NiceThings on Yidris, Fury of the Maelstrom

1 day ago

I really like what you're doing here and am planning on building this list with a few nerf's/changes to a little less pure combo and a little more 'goodstuffy.'

With the number of spells you're casting every turn I think it's a mistake to not run Aetherflux Reservoir since the card can just win you games out of nowhere.

In the Vein of ramp, I think it's very worth running the Burgeoning you get in the deck, along with maybe Exploration, and Signets which Iv'e found invaluable in these 4 col decks.

I'd also maybe consider adding back in Bloodbraid Elf, because relevant body and another source of cascade. If you have the money I'm sure an Ancestral Vision could also make an appearance as more card draw to fuel the deck is great.

One other potential change I think bears mentioning, is the addition of either Kozilek, Butcher of Truth , Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre or Elixir of Immortality Since the deck casts so many cards, free ways of shuffling them back in are worth looking at to basically reset the game and go from there.

Just my two cents, I love the deck and am going to have a bunch of fun tinkering with it.

TheACTR on Werewolf EDH

4 days ago

Wizno: Back in the early stages of my deck, I attempted to run it in my Werewolf deck. It didn't turn out like I had hoped. Deathtouch wolves and the ability to mass produce them seemed awesome as well as the ability to sink mana into something (I originally ran Ruric Thar, the Unbowed so I tried hard not to cast spells). Then again I may not have had enough elves. In total I had 7 if you count Mutavault. There was also Elvish Harbinger, Wolf-Skull Shaman, Bloodbraid Elf and my two Changelings Chameleon Colossus and Taurean Mauler.

Backstabbr1001 on Temur Tempo

1 week ago

Bloodbraid Elf and Treasure Cruisearen't modern legal. Its a great concept though. I like the interaction you were going for with Bloodbraid Elf and Savage Knuckleblade

rockleemyhero on Unlife

2 weeks ago

Hey unlife, I can do all of those cards minus scourge of valkas for $20. So that would include Tooth and Nail (mir, EX), Dragonlair Spider (planechase), Temporal Cascade (Mir), Tyrant's Familiar, Crux of Fate, Temur Ascendancy, 2 Bloodbraid Elf LP from shards, and 1 Bloodbraid Elf EMA.

2austin5 on Could Mox Opal or Retract ...

2 weeks ago

I mean at the end of the day they would probably ban Puresteel Paladin since that is the driving force of the deck or would just ban whatever made it more consistent, similar to Summer Bloom ban and Bloodbraid Elf bans, they were crucial to the decks, but the deck could still exist in a nerfed form. I don't see Mox Opal getting the nix or Retract even. Definitely seems like a fun one though, RIP bloom titan, maybe this will replace you temporarily

psychosmurf96 on A look at Jund (control) in AER standard format

2 weeks ago

myronrocks I'm glad you like my list. If i had to make a few more tweaks to your list I"d say -1 Nissa -2 Live Fast-2 treasure Keeper (it's just not Bloodbraid Elf) -2 Scrutiny (mainboard at least) and then add +2 Voltaic Brawler +1 Liliana, the Last Hope (at least 1 she is just good) +2 Painful Truths (its live fast without the energy for 2 colors or a Harmonize for 3 colors) and probably +2Aethersphere Harvester (Harvester is a hard to answer threat that can take over games in my experience) I'd also think about adding Rishkar, Peema Renegade but not sure what to replace. Jund as a color combination is identifiable as getting THE BEST cards in its colors. Look at cards like Deathrite Shaman Bloodbraid Elf Tarmogoyf Dark Confidant Thoughtseize Abrupt Decay Lightning Bolt Those cards are what I see as the best representation of a Jund philosophy. It's my favorite Alara Shard so I'm kinda in love with it.

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