Brain Maggot


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Journey into Nyx (JOU) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Uncommon

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Brain Maggot

Enchantment Creature — Insect

When Brain Maggot enters the battlefield, target opponent reveals his or her hand and you choose a nonland card from it. Exile that card until Brain Maggot leaves the battlefield.

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Brain Maggot Discussion

MrSilk on Vraska Assassins

1 month ago

I would take out 2x duress OR a Duress and a Brain Maggot

I've seen suggestions for Whispersilk Cloak here too which is good if you don't mind the mana cost.

jrula on 12 Seize

1 month ago

This couldn't possibly be inspired by Brain Maggot destroying me in our Commander game could it? Lol, but seriously I know 8-rack is a deck that always gives me a ton of trouble and this has some obvious similarities. I think maybe the finisher slots could be a bit more inevitable, but this is a sweet deck so far. The Tidehollow Sculler + Viscera Seer stack interaction is super sweet. I know you can do a similar thing with Oblivion Ring so it definitely does work. Great start to a super fun deck.

Darth_Savage on maralan taxes

1 month ago

Hi Minimiz,

This looks like an interesting spin on the 8-Rack deck. I'm not sure if you considered Brain Maggot or Sin Collector but I could see both fitting your deck, maybe instead of Thought-Knot Seer since it's presence means you need to be able to make colourless mana...

Another consideration is the tutor effect Transmute, particularly Dimir Machinations as it lets you tutor for Maralen of the Mornsong or mess up your opponents draws, also Shred Memory as a sideboard option against graveyard decks or tutor for a 2CMC utility card.

My last thought is replacing Thoughtseize, don't get me wrong, I love the card, but in a rack style deck the plan is to empty your opponents hand. In it's place I'd suggest Blackmail, Mire's Toll or Funeral Charm, the first two can hit lands, unlike most discard and the last is an instant so can be played after your opponent draws. The risk with Thoughtseize is the hit to your own life, when you don't really want to be blocking with any of your toolbox creatures.

Still this looks fun, so have a +1 and I hope my comments are helpful.

scotchtapedsleeves on

2 months ago

Athreos, God of Passage for when your enchantment creatures die you can play them again!

Brain Maggot to get rid of combo pieces, also just to figure out people's next turns.

Eidolon of Countless Battles gets more powerful the more enchantment auras you control, so more counters!

Darth_Savage on Death by tree

2 months ago

Hi Apex_killjoy02

If you want to make this work, you need some form of acceleration. The cards you are aiming to win with are both 4 drops, in fact your deck is choked with 4 drops. A fun and budget way to accelerate out the Tree might be Heartless Summoning but if you use it you need a way to get rid of it too. Your already running blue though so Riptide Chimera or Kiora's Dismissal could work.

I was going to leave my comment at that, then I remembered Semblance Anvil exists and Riptide Chimera is both a creature and an enchantment and Brain Maggot is a reasonable control card... If you decided to go with the more enchantment based deck then Reality Acid would be fine removal...

Anyway, I hope that helps.

ConfusedQuagsire on Demonic Devotion

3 months ago

Maybe try Mesmeric Fiend instead of Brain Maggot

EDedan on Grim Enchants

3 months ago

im sorry to say this but Brain Maggot and Underworld Coinsmith isn't pauper legal.

Brain Maggot have only been printed as uncommon in Journey into Nyx and Underworld Coinsmith have been printed in Journey into Nyx and Commander 2015.

it's something wrong with tappedout for some reason it checks everything as "ok in pauper" even if it's an uncommon.

a great way to check if cards are legal in pauper is with the gatherer program, i use it all the time now cause you can search for cards such as black enchantments which and with the gatherer you can check all the cards printing so you can see if the cards are legal in pauper or not.

The Gatherer

dieuraskel on Grim Enchants

3 months ago

@Kyln I love it! Adding it in now,

@Srcsqwrn I see what you mean. Adding in Brain Maggot seems like it will helm. I'll also pull out the 5 drop Lucent Liminid in favor of Underworld Coinsmith and see how he helps the deck.

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