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Braids, Cabal Minion
Legendary Creature — Human Minion
At the beginning of each player's upkeep, that player sacrifices an artifact, creature, or land.
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Braids, Cabal Minion Discussion
4 weeks ago
Really happy to see so many people wanting Braids, Cabal Minion unbanned. She's my favorite commander in duel(1v1 french banlist). But with the current banlist for multiplayer and all the fastmana, she's super busted.
In duel you can get her out usually on turn 3 and there's a lot of spotremoval in the format and overall meta, also just 20 lifepoints.
Having her unbanned with all the fastmana and 40 lifepoints would lead to games taking forever.
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Sensei's Divining Top <- This card is a time consuming nightmare.
1 month ago
Here's some thoughts on it:
Unban: Ancestral Recall , Balance the Moxes, Biorhythm , Braids, Cabal Minion , Coalition Victory , Primeval Titan , Sway of the Stars , Erayo, Soratami Ascendant , Library of Alexandria , Recurring Nightmare , Emrakul, the Aeons Torn , Griselbrand , Prophet of Kruphix and Tolarian Academy
All of these cards are strong, but there's so many answers to them now that they can all easily be beaten. Also if someone successfully casts any of the big stuff on there without someone countering it or somehow stopping whatever degenerate thing they're doing with that card, they deserve to win probably. All of them have answers outside of removal as well, such as methods to slow them down or steal their draws.
Ban: all other cards on the banlist, Stasis
All the other cards ruin games pretty much, or at least are just completely annoying. Stasis doesn't really have an answer past enchantment destruction currently, unlike the cards I said above.
1 month ago
Primeval Titan would ramp you up big time, and I'll admit it's really strong, but the lands do come in tapped and it's not like Sylvan Primordial or Sundering Titan where it's blatantly destroying lands. And also, it's an obvious target. You know it would last to attack even.
Braids, Cabal Minion takes one permanent a turn and hits you too. There are much worse legendaries in mono black right now. And most decks have some token production/artifact ramp now, so it's not always gonna hit super big.
Also, fair argument for Gband to be unbanned.
1 month ago
Maybe one day, Braids, Cabal Minion will come back to us. I bought a foil copy just in case because it will shoot up 1000% if it ever does.
2 months ago
2 months ago
Braids, Cabal Minion would be great since you have token fodder to play with.
Erebos, God of the Dead can helm a Zombie Token / Aristrocrats deck where you apply pressure to life totals without a means of recovery
God-Eternal Bontu as a serious draw engine, though she would be better in the +99
Lim-Dul the Necromancer because Lim-Dûl the Necromancer
Mikaeus, the Unhallowed is a solid Lord, but doesn't help tokens
Razaketh, the Foulblooded if you want nearly unlimited tutors
Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon means you have two wincons: CD via a horde of zombies and infect in the air
Visara the Dreadful as literally a silver bullet
Yawgmoth, Thran Physician because he is solid and a nice balance between light removal and draw
3 months ago
I gotta let you know, Braids, Cabal Minion is banned in commander. Great deck though!
4 months ago
Ok. So you said you want degenerate, so... here goes.
First off, Braids, Cabal Minion is banned. So you might want to remove it.
You should either be running the fetches, including the off-color ones like Flooded Strand , or run Suppression Field ; this also is a somewhat broader and more applicable answer to planeswalkers than The Elderspell , as it has non-planeswalker target. It puts a damper on the planeswalkers, but I feel like they might be better replaced with board wipes like Wrath of God , Day of Judgment , Damnation or Toxic Deluge . When I played this general, I don't think I ran any creatures; they tend to be easily removed, but their effects may be replaced by enchantments/artifacts (ex: Thorn of Amethyst replaces Thalia, Guardian of Thraben ). Additionally, because Athreos, God of Passage is indestructible, it survives most board wipes. I recommend Erebos, God of the Dead as a second useful god; and in an Oloro meta, it seems particularly applicable. Sphere of Safety and Lightmine Field can serve as further deterrents to attackers; Maze of Ith also fits in well. Serra's Sanctum also is a powerhouse, if combined with a high-enough enchantment count. If you take the creature-less rout, I advise Night of Souls' Betrayal to remove the ability of elf- or dork-based decks to function. You might also consider Cursed Totem .
I see you have Vampiric Tutor in the maybe board. It's massively superior to Diabolic Tutor , if only because of its much lower mana cost; Imperial Seal is a strictly worse version I run in my Kess list, but it is also very good. Bitterblossom is a great inclusion, especially if you're running something like Contamination to mess with everyone's mana.
Mana Crypt is invaluable in cEDH decks. Fragmentize is a good white equivalent to Nature's Claim , especially in metas with low curves. Leyline of the Void or Rest in Peace are good techs against graveyard decks like as Gitrog, with the added advantage of allowing a win with a Helm of Obedience activation.
I've never been impressed with 1-for-1s in EDH; by that token, Mortify and Doom Blade may be on the chopping block. Utter End is alright, simply because of its universality. I'd replace these with the above boardwipes, but I also suggest Pox or Smallpox . Pox has the additional advantage of severely lowering your opponents' life totals, so ad nauseum players tend to just cry, and your Painful Quandary becomes more oppressive. Stab Wound , which is another type of 1-for-1, might be better replaced with Palace Siege . Swords to Plowshares is the single 1-for-1 I highly recommend, because of its low cost, exile-based removal, and relatively small downside.
Good luck! Stax em out.
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