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- Does Pyromancer's Goggles and Brain in a Jar work together?
- instant discard
- Can you cast both sides of fuse cards like Beck / Call using Bring to Light ?
- If I cast Yahenni's Expertise on my opponent's turn using Brain in a jar ticking up to 4 counters, can I cast a 3cmc or less spell for free that is NOT an instant?
Brain in a Jar
, : Put a charge counter on Brain in a Jar, then you may cast an instant or sorcery card with converted mana cost equal to the number of charge counters on Brain in a Jar from your hand without paying its mana cost.
, , Remove X charge counters from Brain in a Jar: Scry X.
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Brain in a Jar Discussion
2 weeks ago
Brain in a Jar seems like it would be a bit clunkier, but it might work well once you get it going.
2 weeks ago
Sensei's Divining Top would help do that, too, but its tad pricey. Soothsaying will really help you with that, and I'm glad to see you included it. A more budget option that might provide you with some interesting plays is Brain in a Jar. Freed from the Real would be another way to untap Geralf. You might need to up the creature count in your deck, too, unless you plan on simply exiling the creature cards from other player's libraries.
3 weeks ago
Its all good, honestly I forgot all about frontier. Looks really good for that format, think you could work in a single Silumgar's Command in place of a land? When Brain in a Jar was a solid deck it did so much work for me, I can imagine it would have the same utility here.
1 month ago
You are making sense. Yes, you only need mana for whichever half you are casting. Because of cards like Brain in a Jar people would cast the bust half of Boom/Bust when a Brain in a Jar only had 2 counters on it. Wizards corrected the rule with aftermath cards. I just wanted to make sure you werent trying to get a much cheaper spell than the rules permit now. As far as the mana, you would figure out how you plan to use the card, for your example I personally would want to cast both halves the same turn so I would count it as a 4 drop. But if you plan to cast 1 half at a time count it as a 2 drop
1 month ago
The rules changed for these cards recently. The converted mana cost for Reduce / Rubble for example is 6. However, when on the stack, each half is only 3. Brain in a Jar would need 6 counters on it to cast Reduce / Rubble and would only be able to cast reduce, as the other part would need to be in the graveyard.
2 months ago
For reference, you could do this with Mairsil and only one additional card if you cage that card and activate its ability, such as Brain in a Jar or Lux Cannon. If you have to do it all on the same turn, Gemstone Array delivers without tapping it. It looks like Mairsil is actually pretty great to build around charge counters, seeing as there are quite a number of options.
2 months ago
That is accurate. Split cards now have a combined CMC when not on the stack to prevent split card costs being cheated by things like Brain in a Jar