Braid of Fire
Cumulative upkeep-Add (Red) to your mana pool. (At the beginning of your upkeep, put an age counter on this permanent, then sacrifice it unless you pay its upkeep cost for each age counter on it.)
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Braid of Fire occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
Braid of Fire Discussion
2 weeks ago
Really janky but you could use excessive mana from Mana Echoes on enemy turns to make their <=2 power creatures unblockable so that they can attack each other people. Braid of Fire works for your own purposes
1 month ago
Update: I had mulled around Braid of Fire for a while since this deck is stuffed with mana sinks, and the reprint caused a dip in price for the original (grabbed a near mint original for $10 hehehe) so.... Grip of Chaos out (cause lets be honest that card, while fun, is just plain silly) and Braid of Fire in allowing increasingly outrageous uses of mana.
1 month ago
Some budget card upgrades to consider:
Talisman of Conviction > Star Compass
Talisman is another two drop Boros mana rock that ETB untapped.
Aurelia's Fury > Faith's Shield
When Feather was released Fury was a $20 card because of hype; it's now $1 thanks to a recent reprinting. It's powerful for $1; do 1 damage to Feather with Fury to trigger it and then do the rest of the damage to other creatures/players. Because Fury can target players then it can be a reusable source of damage to opponents that protects you since opponents that are dealt damage can't cast spells on your turn. Target opponent fliers with the damage to destroy them or tap them down, unable to block Feather. It's good with Braid of Fire since it gives you a way to use all the red mana at your upkeep.
Impact Resonance > Brute Strength
For only two mana and $1 Resonance can be powerful with Feather since you can do 1 damage to Feather to trigger it and then the rest of the damage to any of your opponents creatures. It can be cast at any time in the game using any source that does damage. If an opponent makes a big attack with a creature then it can be a real surprise or use it with Feather as the source after pumping her up and doing damage to an opponent.
Dreadhorde Arcanist > Electrostatic Field
Cast an instant from your graveyard with Arcanist it triggers Feather before it goes to the graveyard thus it's not exiled by Arcanist. This effect lets you cast more instants when you don't have Feather on the battlefield. Then when Feather is on the battlefield you can reuse spells from your graveyard.
Titan's Strength > Infuriate
The scy 1 of Strength is better than the +1 more toughness pump of Infuriate.
Good luck with your deck.
1 month ago
If you want to run Rimescale Dragon you'll need to run Snow-Covered Mountain rather than your basic Mountains. I'd say something like Embermaw Hellion instead, as it helps with your "damage addition effects".
Magebane Armor is an absolute must, as are Loxodon Warhammer and Lightning Greaves to go along with Basilisk Collar and Swiftfoot Boots -- Magebane keeps Ashling alive, while the warhammer is another source of lifelink.
The Shunt and Reverberate style effects are the best way of protecting your resources, so good job on putting them in. Same with all the draw spells, I'd think about Perpetual Timepiece and Elixir of Immortality as a means of getting things back, but it's not like this is a graveyard deck and you need to protect that space as a resource, as I say, just in case.
I'd think about something to slot in over Retreat to Valakut and Claws of Valakut -- Might just be me, but they're two of the less synergistic choices. You could use those spots for Magebane and Warhammer, for example.
Otherwise I'd say just keep tweaking it and playing around. Use the Prof's vid to work out what synergies you want to pursue aside from damage amplification which is a good start.
1 month ago
Braid of Fire - Molten Disaster - Chain Reaction - Magmaquake - Viashino Heretic - Wildfire - Pyrohemia - Violent Eruption - Starstorm - Pyrokinesis - Street Spasm - Rolling Thunder - Boil - Arc Lightning - Steam Blast - Breath of Darigaaz - Slagstorm - Flame Jab - Pyroclasm - Flamebreak - Volcanic Fallout
2 months ago
Intersting suggestion. How does Braid of Fire work?
Thanks for (+1)
2 months ago
4 months ago
Kiran_M Irencrag Feat wouldn't work since I have to cast Electrodominance and that actually casts the card so I would be casting Restore Balance. I'd also have to cast Madcap Experiment. Braid of Fire is the only ramp I could think of that doesn't take too much space in the deck. I just updated the deck to include Risk Factor and I think I'm really liking it.