Brainspoil

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

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Set Rarity
Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV) Common

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Brainspoil

Sorcery

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

NeverTheTwelve on Shadowmage's Value Train

1 month ago

It's simple: I don't like Mystic Remora, not because I think it isn't strong (it's way too much powerfull) but because of the cumulative upkeep (the trauma in the League). So, if you want to play it do it, I have nothing to say, but if I (and me only) can use something else I'll do. And yes, Sphinx's Disciple is worse BUT it can beat for 2 damages per turn and lets you draw whitout pay any mana, if killed you can recycle it from the grave and in some (very rare) occasions you may tutor it with Brainspoil. As you see he's not THAT bad ahaha

Podkomorka on Dimir pauper edh

2 months ago

Pestilence and Crypt Rats are board whips and should be in black decks. You could add Ghostly Flicker, Displace, Peregrine Drake so you can make infinite mana and replay every creature from your graveyard AND blink any of your creatures forever. Then add Merchant Scroll, Brainspoil, Dimir House Guard, Drift of Phantasms, Muddle the Mixture, Dimir Infiltrator, Perplex, Shred Memory to tutor for any piece of the combo (okay maybe not all of those but definitely the ones that grab 3cmc and 5cmc). I think these includes are a very strong way to close a game and your commander plays a role as an Archaeomancer effect that also brings creatures back.

Suns_Champion on Myr Warmachine

3 months ago

Hi! Neat idea! I really like it! +1!

I've got some good ideas for ya:

Zur the Enchanter will tutor for Arcane Adaptation. You could probably make him the commander for a guaranteed shot at Adaptation every game. I suggest you do that.

Here's my suggestion for an add on to the combo: Intruder Alarm. Now your combo is Near-infinite. IIIIIIIIF you make the Turbine a creature so it untaps when you grab a creature. This can be done with Ensoul Artifact(can be grabbed by Zur!), March of the Machines, Sydri, Galvanic Genius, Karn, Silver Golem, Toymaker, Tezzeret the Seeker (useful otherwise too), Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas, Karn's Touch, Xenic Poltergeist... you get the point. All the creatures would be Adapted Myr so they still help with the game plan. This side combo will make your main combo more powerful, allowing you to get all or your creatures rather than just one. Also you will additionally get infinite mana if you have a free mana-dork out. Something to consider.

Now regardless if you go with the side combo, you'll need a robust tutor package for consistency. Zur and a few others I've mentioned help, but here's some more: Enlightened Tutor, Diabolic Tutor, Razaketh's Rite, Demonic Collusion, Drift of Phantasms, Dimir Machinations, Mastermind's Acquisition, Brainspoil, Fabricate, and Beseech the Queen are all solid options.

Hope some of this helps! Let me know if you like or can't figure out the combo!

cdkime on 240 Card Modern Battle of Wits

5 months ago

MoGoose831 and Sjorpha

Thanks for your feedback!

Brainspoil and Dimir Machinations had been in a prior version of this deck, and were purged alongside most other traditional tutors--originally, more tutors were used, but they were too inefficient to justify the card slot. In retrospect, this was a tad unfair to the two above cards, given their three mana tutoring effects and potential for other uses in a pinch. I am going to give both another shot. Azusa, Lost but Seeking is out--in theory, her land ability works well with the number of fetch lands in this deck, but the chances of drawing either Crucible of Worlds or Ramunap Excavator is low, and neither is worth wasting a tutor on. Jace, Unraveler of Secrets is also out--his mana cost is simply too high.

Liliana Vess is a tad slow for my taste. Effectively, she is a 5 mana tutor that does not give me the option of casting the card I need in the same turn as the tutor.

MoGoose831 on 240 Card Modern Battle of Wits

5 months ago

I love goofy decks and applaud you for keeping the theme of Battle of Witts

Have you felt the need for more tutors? Brainspoil maybe?

B4BY3ATER on They're all wizards, I swear

5 months ago

Xenograft is another version of arcane adaption and conspiracy. If you are having trouble getting your main enchantments out Perplex transmutes for arcane adaption and Brainspoil transmutes for xenograft or conspiracy. Combustible Gearhulk and the other Titans are also good to flicker. Gray Merchant of Asphodel can gain you some life in a pinch or close out a game. Flameshadow Conjuring is like another Inalla except it requires red mana.

Funkydiscogod on 22 Rats Win

5 months ago

Use Brainspoil or Diabolic Tutor to draw the Stone more often.

Consider Pandemonium and Bloodbond March if you decide to go into other colors.

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