Braid of Fire

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Coldsnap (CSP) Rare

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Braid of Fire

Enchantment

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.)

Braid of Fire Discussion

ChibiNature on The Pie Raker's Army

1 week ago

TwinStags

It's a pretty horrible card. Only works on our turn, costs an absurd 5 mana, 4/6 means it cannot be tutored. And most of all, when we do damage, we do 50, which just outright kills them so the mana becomes irrelevant. It is unfortunately super slow, and doesn't even compare to Braid of Fire which is still too slow for this deck to work.

thejoechaney on The King of Murderville

2 weeks ago

Braid of Fire is sorely missing from this list

AlmightyTentacle on "Bird Leaf" | Feather EDH

1 month ago

Nice deck +1

Here some cards you may consider:

Rest in Peace - imho must be put in first place.

Braid of Fire - cast more instants at your upkeep.

Radiate - mana heavy but can be really devastating.

Balefire Liege - pretty nice synergy with deck tech.

Imperial Recruiter - nice tutor of course if you put more creatures in deck.

Phalanx Leader - synergy with one bellow.

Runaway Steam-Kin - synergy with one up.

Labyrinth Champion - no need explanation.

Thermo-Alchemist - no need explanation.

Electrostatic Field - no need explanation.

Firebrand Archer - no need explanation.

Chromatic Lantern - no need explanation.

Coalition Relic - no need explanation.

DuTogira on HIGHLY overlooked red commanders

1 month ago

Varchild struggles because blinking is more of white's thing. Varchild seems sweet... but it needs white to really shine. Still looks like a fun brew.
Olivia Voldaren can Mind Control vampires, and her ping turns creatures into vampires. MindTouch > ExileTouch, and doesn't require giving her deathtouch. Not that there aren't corner cases where Kumano, Master Yamabushi wins out for utility (such as his ability to ping face which olivia lacks), but rather that Olivia Voldaren is superior in 9/10 situations. Of your suggestions, Kumano, Master Yamabushi still seems the most interesting to me. Being able to use him with Braid of Fire to just spit damage at people in the late game makes for quite the finisher, and it's right in flavor for what red wants to do.
Marton Stromgald is a 4 mana 1/1 with no protection, no evasion, and no way to win the game except by combat, which he doesn't even buff himself for. For him to be good, you need a ton of creatures, some enchant/equip to make him unblockable/indestructible, and for your opponent to have significantly less creatures and/or weaker creatures than yours. Basically: marton's only good if you're already winning by a landslide anyway. Krenko, Mob Boss generates his own tokens, and keeps generating exponentially more of them. If he's not dealt with, he will eventually win a game all by himself, no A+B required. Marton will never win a game without the help of a 4-5 card setup, minimum. That's... not impressive. I really think marton's a dud here, but good on anyone who believes they can make him work.

creeperreaper206 on HIGHLY overlooked red commanders

1 month ago

So 2 days ago, I was looking through Edhrec, as you do, when I notice something when scrolling through the mono red section. There are a few really good red commanders that are completely underused. I've made deck lists on the ones I'm about to list, but I'm sure there's more underused mono-red commanders.

  1. Kumano, Master Yamabushi : He has the power to, with deathtouch, exile any creature for 2 mana at instant speed, or 1 if heartstone is out. Then, while all the opponents are there probably not doing much, you can slowly, but surely, drain their life out. This works really well with Braid of Fire . But yeah, Mono-Red Control/Burn/Ramp Deck that's good in commander. (Bet you never thought there would be control in red nor that burn would work in commander.) This commander has only, as it currently stands, 79 decks on edhrec.
  2. Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor : The theme of this deck is to deal as much commander damage as possibly with a voltron strategy, but then make it so they have to attack other opponents with the tokens you gave them, otherwise, you take them back and attack them with the same tokens by blinking Varchild. This commander has only, as it currently stands, 39 decks on edhrec.
  3. Marton Stromgald : This is obviously a token based strategy, but it works with ANY tokens. People have argued the issue that it's a 4 cmc creature, with no built in protection and doesnt have immediate value when it enters the battlefield unless you give it haste, easy to destroy by boardwipes, and on top of all of that, you have to have creatures out and be able to attack or have someway, like Goblin Bombardment to deal direct damage to the opponent, and to that I say, you make a good point, but THAT'S THE EXACT SAME DOWNSIDES TO KRENKO MOB BOSS, and is it BAD? NO! This commander has only, as it currently stands, an abysmal number of 31 decks on edhrec.

Entity97 on A Cuberino

1 month ago

Cube Stats!
This past weekend saw my cube’s first seven player draft (eight had homework to finish). Now, some of them are filthy casuals but here are the deck lists drafted with (W-L) stats! No basic lands included, however.

Me – Mardu Angels (3-0)
Akroma, Angel of Wrath
Assemble the Legion
Baneslayer Angel
Boros Signet
Bruna, the Fading Light
Cavern of Souls
Conqueror's Galleon  Flip
Crystalline Crawler
Emeria Angel
Exhume
Faithless Looting
Gisela, the Broken Blade
Godless Shrine
Golgari Thug
Grim Monolith
Loyal Retainers
Lyra Dawnbringer
Nahiri, the Harbinger
Reanimate
Resplendent Angel
Restoration Gearsmith
Smuggler Captain (finds Reanimate )
Sphere of the Suns
Tidehollow Sculler
Windswept Heath

Pritch – Golgari Midrange (2-1)
Bayou
Chainer's Edict
Cryptbreaker
Damnation
Doom Blade
Doomed Dissenter
Go for the Throat
Golgari Grave-Troll
Golgari Signet
Grave Titan
Herald of Torment
Heir of the Wilds
Hissing Quagmire
Innocent Blood
Liliana of the Veil
Liliana, the Last Hope
Night Incarnate
Ravenous Chupacabra
Rite of Belzenlok
Scavenging Ooze
Sidisi, Undead Vizier
Thoughtseize
Thrun, the Last Troll
Tragic Slip
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
Verdant Catacombs
Westvale Abbey  Flip
Yahenni, Undying Partisan

Paul – Grixis Control (1-1)
Academy Ruins
Baleful Strix
Bitterblossom
Bituminous Blast
Brain Maggot
Creeping Tar Pit
Cruel Ultimatum
Cyclonic Rift
Eldrazi Monument
Force of Will
Havengul Lich
Inferno Titan
Kitesail Freebooter
Lich Lord of Unx
Mesmeric Fiend
Murderous Redcap
Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip
Purphoros, God of the Forge
Rakdos's Return
Tezzeret, Artifice Master
Thassa, God of the Sea
Thing in the Ice  Flip
Twilight Prophet
Unscythe, Killer of Kings
Whirler Rogue

Abby – Bant Midrange (0-1)
Austere Command
Bow of Nylea
Celestial Colonnade
Counterspell
Courser of Kruphix
Crush of Tentacles
Dauntless Bodyguard
Elixir of Immortality
Felidar Sovereign
Glacial Fortress
Imposing Sovereign
Kiora, the Crashing Wave
Loxodon Hierarch
Mikaeus, the Lunarch
Noble Hierarch
Plaxcaster Frogling
Qasali Pridemage
Reclamation Sage
Sagu Mauler
Sakashima's Student
Selfless Spirit
Sigarda, Host of Herons
Simic Signet
Solemn Simulacrum
Sphinx's Revelation
Spirit of the Labyrinth
Sun Titan
Supreme Verdict
Suture Priest
Sword of War and Peace
Temple Garden
Terminus
Traveler's Amulet

Matt – Four Color Good Stuff (1-1)
Ancestral Vision
Arch of Orazca
Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim
Badlands
Birds of Paradise
Bomat Courier
Brimaz, King of Oreskos
Clifftop Retreat
Crop Rotation
Desolate Lighthouse
Domri Rade
Dualcaster Mage
Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
Experiment One
Ghost Quarter
Hallowed Fountain
Isolated Chapel
Lotus Cobra
Maze of Ith
Murderous Cut
Odric, Master Tactician
Path to Exile
Phyrexian Metamorph
Plateau
Price of Fame
Sacred Foundry
Savannah
Silverblade Paladin
Sunpetal Grove
Sword of Light and Shadow
Teferi, Hero of Dominaria
Tetzimoc, Primal Death
Through the Breach
Tropical Island
Ugin, the Spirit Dragon
Ultimate Price
Voice of Resurgence
Warden of the First Tree
Wasteland
Zacama, Primal Calamity

Ben – Temur Cascade– (0-1)
Akroma, Angel of Fury
Arboretum Elemental
Blasphemous Act
Bloodbraid Elf
Braid of Fire
Chief Engineer
Chrome Mox
City of Brass
Combustible Gearhulk
Deep Analysis
Dream Eater
Etched Champion
Eternal Witness
Fauna Shaman
Ghalta, Primal Hunger
Genesis Wave
Gruul Signet
Heart of Ramos
Hedron Archive
Hellkite Charger
Hinterland Harbor
Inkwell Leviathan
Izzet Signet
Kira, Great Glass-Spinner
Lumbering Falls
Maelstrom Wanderer
Master Transmuter
Metalwork Colossus
Mishra's Factory
Mox Opal
Myr Enforcer
Mystic Snake
Pact of Negation
Sai, Master Thopterist
Sarkhan Unbroken
Search for Azcanta  Flip
Shardless Agent
Sword of Fire and Ice
Taiga
Temporal Mastery
Urabrask the Hidden
Verdurous Gearhulk
Voidslime
Volatile Chimera (I forget what was on it, never came up)
Wurmcoil Engine

Courrtney – Green Black Delirium (0-1)
Avenger of Zendikar
Blood Artist
Dark Petition
Empty the Pits
Emrakul, the Promised End
Expedition Map
Explosive Vegetation
Garruk Relentless  Flip
Ghoulcaller Gisa
Great Sable Stag
Greenwarden of Murasa
Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni
Isareth the Awakener
Ishkanah, Grafwidow
Living Death
Master of the Wild Hunt
Mox Amber
Mox Diamond
Oracle of Mul Daya
Phyrexian Delver
Primeval Titan
Putrid Leech
Rampaging Baloths
See the Unwritten
Sylvan Ranger
Thran Dynamo
Volrath's Stronghold
Merciless Eternal
Whip of Erebos
Worn Powerstone

Cereal_Killer on

2 months ago

Hi, great deck!

But could you please explain me what's the point of playing Braid of Fire ?

It will give you mana only during your upkeep, so you'll use it only for Lightning Bolt and Lightning Helix

carpecanum on Depala's Dwarves and Driving v2

2 months ago

My Depala deck is called "Can she see over the dashboard?"

Some cards i like using that may or may not fit your deck include Crackdown , Aerial Modification , Peacewalker Colossus , Citywide Bust and Braid of Fire . Braid of Fire gives Depala tons of free mana to use pulling out artifacts and dwarves.

I started with "dwarves in tanks" and have moved more to "dwarves in airplanes". I would drop a few of the smaller, non-flying vehicles, Jhoira's Familiar and Foundry Inspector . Your artifacts are already pretty cheap. Is the Sun Titan really helping?

Maybe replace Fumigate with March of Souls so you have some creatures to crew vehicles after the boardwipe.

One really amazing card in Hateflayer . You can tap him to crew a vehicle and untap him to rain withering hell on your opponents. If you have 9 mana you can untap him 3 times for the same vehicle if you want. He destroys indestructible creatures.

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Braid of Fire occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Rakdos: 0.16%