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

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Eldritch Moon (EMN) Common

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Creature — Plant Elemental

Whenever you sacrifice another permanent, put a +1/+1 counter on Bloodbriar.

Bloodbriar Discussion

Fenryr on Eternally Cursed | Primer

43 minutes ago

Oh yeah, FWIW I run things like Exsanguinate and Torment of Hailfire as primary wincons, and Bloodbriar can take the place of Korvold in the Animation Module combo.

PoorManSam on Strangling Earth

2 months ago

Mathmagician Thank you! I'm really glad you like it! I think I need to make it more control focused so that it can combat other more competitive decks. It's possible I should remove Bloodbriar in order to add more emphasis on the land control bit, possibly replacing it with Jaddi Offshoot . I really appreciate your feedback! I'll see what works.

Gattison on Pauper deck building challenges?

5 months ago

I'm basically gonna mimic Flooremoji here:

I agree it's all about fun! I actually look at pauper as a "smaller" form of EDH, if only because I view them both as "for fun" formats. In both formats you can brew all types of unique decks, get them to actually function (on a certain level), and enjoy playing them. To me, that's one of the most "fun" parts of MtG.

Also, I would like to check out your Bloodbriar deck. We call him Brian , btw. lol. =P

Gattison on New to Pauper

6 months ago

I play mostly "for fun" decks, but some of them have turned out to be pretty effective. At the very least I have a folder full of funky homebrews that might inspire you here. They're all decks that I have built and maintain in paper.

Last time I looked, I believe Astral Steel was the only truly aggressive Storm spell left unbanned in pauper ( Grapeshot and Empty the Warrens are both banned). However if you enchant an Elusive Spellfist with it, it could work. I did something a bit more experimental along those lines here: Gluten-Free Cheerios.

Beyond that, if you just want interesting ideas, I like building around Bloodbriar (so does my friend eyes2sky), but you seem to like Control more. So, here are some almost-shameless plugs under the guise of "discussion." =P

I've been tinkering on and off with several ideas: a sort "Processor" style hand-hate UB deck, Jace's Groundhog Day; an Aikido (steal-control) deck, Steven Seagal, C**kpuncher; and a degenerate land destruction deck, USS Deathstar (NCC-1701-FU). I've also always wanted to build a good creatureless pauper deck. And lastly, I just made Grixis "ping" deck that might interest you also, U.B.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Pings.

There's also stuff like UR blitz (Flying Purple Pauper Eater) that you might find fun, but I don't know if people are still playing it competitively or not.

Sorry to barrage you with links, but I hope some of that helps at least a little. Happy brewing! I hope you find pauper as fun as I do!

Gattison on Pauper deck building challenges?

6 months ago

I'm a big fan of brewing myself, and I LOVE weird, wacky, janky decks with obscure cards in them. Hence why I have like 40 pauper decks (yes, in paper).

I (and my friend eyes2sky) have had tons of fun brewing multiple decks around Bloodbriar . We've got about a dozen and I'm working on two more as we speak.

I have a folder full of janky decks that might inspire you. Some of them are actually pretty good decks, most are strictly for fun.

And if you want specific challenges, I have not yet brewed a decent creatureless deck in pauper, nor have I built a 4-color deck that I am satisfied with. If you did that, I know I'd be impressed. =)

There's a ton of interesting pauper cards to build around though, so if I think of any more, I'll return.

Caerwyn on Can I react to a ...

10 months ago

You cannot, as State-based actions do not use the stack, and thus can't be responded to. (Rule 704.1).

Also, you do not sacrifice a creature due to the Legend Rule--you choose one of that Legend and the rest go to the graveyard. The result is similar--you're picking permanents to send to your graveyard, but there's very different implications. The Legend Rule, for example, won't trigger Bloodbriar, and you can't use Assault Suit to circumvent the Legend Rule (Rule 704.5j).

Rule 704.1: State-based actions are game actions that happen automatically whenever certain conditions (listed below) are met. State-based actions don’t use the stack.

Rule 704.5j If a player controls two or more legendary permanents with the same name, that player chooses one of them, and the rest are put into their owners’ graveyards. This is called the “legend rule.”

Gattison on Mana-Fist Destiny

10 months ago

Daarkest: Thanks! This deck (like all my new decks) is still in "beta" stage, so I'm willing to try anything at this point.

I get hung up on "themes" regularly, so I'm also working on another landfall deck, The Life of Briar, which is of course a Bloodbriar deck. XD

This deck is what I call a true "Landfall" deck, in that I use effects that actually put lands directly onto the battlefield in addition to my usual land play. My other deck is what I call pseudo-landfall, because it focuses mostly on putting lands in my hand so I can decide what to do with them.

Now, that may not actually be what I'm doing yet, but that's what I'm shootin for. Take a look at my other deck and tell me what you think. If you don't mind. =)

Sorry if shpiel on you a lot, but it helps me collect my own thoughts. Ce la vie, n stuff. =P

Daarkest on Selesnya Self-Destruction

10 months ago

Bloodbriar would be awesome in here. Great deck btw. +1

Please check out my new deck, Sandstorm: A New Tier 1 Possibility. I would really appreciate it.

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