Brain Freeze


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

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Set Rarity
Vintage Masters (VMA) Uncommon
Scourge (SCG) Uncommon

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Brain Freeze


Target player puts the top three cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.

Storm (When you cast this spell, copy it for each spell cast before it this turn. You may choose new targets for the copies.)

Brain Freeze Discussion

toxicliam on Sicko Mode (Drake)

1 week ago

Also, as the deck grows I'm feeling that High Tide , tutors , and things like Brain Freeze or Mind's Desire will become alternate wincons to avoid pillow forts and other anti-combat cards. Alongside these cards are more turns for one-shot capabilities, and finally because it's funny the potential to mill myself with Laboratory Maniac is just fun . Thank you for the help! Anything that could help further these wincons would be appreciated!!

hkhssweiss on BMH: The Inverted Brainchild (Melek Superstorm)

1 month ago

Take out all the high cost CMC spells and keep only the efficiently costed ones. You don't need cards like:

You also have two copies of Ponder in your list. After cutting those cards you should have about 100 cards. You were running too many additional redundant effects. Hope that helps.

KBgamer2010 on Mono blue mill

1 month ago

Brain Freeze its Mill but with Storm

IAmTheWraith on Talrand Cantrips

2 months ago

I see you have High Tide, but maybe you could use a Brain Freeze to storm off.

leven110 on Niv-Mizzet Loves his Spells

3 months ago

Hi Tomagotchi, yup i do agree with Sinken, but my gosh thats the most anti fun playgroup i ever met XD.

But then, if youre playing commander its a 4 player games in a 100 deck setup, meaning there will be approximately 40-50 spells with a recurring castable commander per player (35+- lands, 10+- mana rocks), thus the game would have a maximum of 200++ spells. A 15 counter spell, well 30 if you can bounce it back with Snapcaster Mage or ect, seems redundant no?. a different story if you play 1v1 commander or if you're playing Baral, Chief of Compliance as the commander.

So essentially counterspell is great if you used it at the right time on the right spell, but over counterspelling spell in a commander deck might be a waste of card slot.

a few suggestion comes to mind,

Build a fortress:

Propaganda Curse of Opulence or Curse of Verbosity Fatespinner ect.

Might give you time by minimizing incentive for opponents to attack you,

Be the threat or be full control until you have your combo pieces

How about playing storm count instead, since Niv-Mizzet, Parun says whenever you play spell you draw a card than deals 1 damage. Storm is a spell on its own meaning if your storm counter is 5 you get a copy of that spell 5x, thus niv will proc 5 times, and if your friend want to counter the spell they have to use 5 counter spell thus niv will proc 5 more times.

A few storm card; Flusterstorm Grapeshot Hindering Touch Brain Freeze

Keep in mind Braids of Fire only give you that mana on upkeep, not throughout your turn.

i cant fully explain everything in the comments but heres my niv deck Niv-Mizzet, the Wizard Lord, it evolve in a way throughout my commander career.

Hope it helps, Go Izzet league!!!!

WhatevWorks on Recommendations for cEDH storm?

3 months ago

Hey matkomtg, that's a good idea. One rule I have with the deck is every time I cut something, I replace it with something that has less or equal CMC. So, I'll definitely be adding either Lab Maniac or Brain Freeze to the deck, as soon as I figure out what gets cut for them.

SynergyBuild on Yidris and the Cascading Copycats!

7 months ago

Tendrils of Agony kills each opponent, on storm cards, it allows you to choose a new target for each copy.

Brain Freeze is another instant kill.

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Brain Freeze occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.02%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%