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Destroy target creature that isn't enchanted. It can't be regenerated.

Transmute (1)(Black)(Black) ((1)(Black)(Black), Discard this card: Search your library for a card with the same converted mana cost as this card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library. Play only as a sorcery.)

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Brainspoil Discussion

Lord_Olga on Life Drain

1 week ago

Darth_Savage Thanks for giving this so much attention! I'll definitely put some of these in.

Let me go through these here.

Brain Maggot - I like the suggestion to have enchantment creatures and I will definitely add one of the ones you suggested. Not sure if I can completely let go of my Fountain of Renewal though because it's an easy trigger for the infinite combo.

Semblance Anvil - Good catch on enchantment and creature discounts. Combined with Crypt Ghast this stuff is gonna get pretty cheap. Adding it.

Brainspoil - This is certainly better, but not for the reasons you mentioned. I don't think I would ever manage to use it as a kill spell unless Crypt Ghast were out. What makes it better is that fact that Beseech the Queen requires you to get a card with a CMC less than or equal too the amount of lands you have, meaning I could tutor till turn 5 at the earliest. This can be used much earlier. And you're right, I really only meant this to tutor for the game enders.

Noxious Revival - You're a hero for finding this. I can fix my freaking mana finally.

Thanks for all this it really helped my situation. Can't wait to try it all out.

Darth_Savage on Life Drain

1 week ago

You can actually do this and stay in mono black:

4x Fountain of Renewal > 4x Brain Maggot, it has a useful effect, but more importantly it's type Enchantment Creature which means if you feed it to Semblance Anvil your creature and your enchantments are reduced in price by , note that it won't ever reduce the cost by more than 2, well unless you have multiple Anvils in play.

4x Hissing Miasma > Semblance Anvil, Hissing doesn't do enough and it costs 3 mana, swap it out for Anvil and enjoy the cost reduction.

4x Beseech the Queen > Brainspoil both of these tutors are limited, but the only thing you want to tutor for are the game ending enchantments. In a push Brainspoil is also a removal spell, of my suggestions this is the one I'm least sure of, but I think you should test it.

4x Tragic Poet > Noxious Revival, just pay the 2 life, you would pay the same amount for Godless Shrine so why not stay mono black.

Gattison on Holy Chit, Earring Ghosts!

2 months ago

PooperDix: Normally Unearth would be the option, but here Raise Dead's purpose is to bring back Midnight Scavengers, which does fall outside of Unearth's conditions. I only have four of Scavengers, so once I get one, it might be the only one I see during the game. Thus Raise Dead, which can bring it back.

Shred Memory, on the other hand is an interesting proposition that I'll keep in mind. I could see adding one or two Shred Memorys and one or two Brainspoils. They could help tutor up the combo... hmm. Let me see if I have any....

And lastly... "playlets?" lol, do you mean Playtest? If you do, I have, if not, then, huh? =)

DikkeBaard on Etrata, the Silencer

3 months ago

I have updated the deck a bit, but the description has yet to follow.

I have put Baleful Strix in for more flicker shenanigans.

Lim-Dul's Vault, Brainspoil and Fabricate for more tutors.

Vodalian Illusionist for another phasing enabler.

BOXES_O_MOXES on Golgari Gravedigger

3 months ago

I can see that Brainspoil might not be a suit. I wanted to add this mainly because it's the 3rd common transmute spell that could fit somehow if your curve was different.

Good luck building!

ash473 on Golgari Gravedigger

3 months ago

Thanks for the response boxes_o_moxes

Dimir House Guard and Shred Memory seem to have a place in the deck, but I don't think Brainspoil would fit as the casting cost is too high for the Transmute ).

BOXES_O_MOXES on Golgari Gravedigger

3 months ago

I would find a spot for:

Dimir House Guard and

Shred Memory

And you can look into Brainspoil. If you are playing black these cards are for sure needing to be looked into.

These cards can work for you either way. As the spells themselves or tutor for key cards or cards to get you out of a pickle. I use them in my B/W Voracious Hatchling Pauper EDH.


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