Brainstorm

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Draw three cards, then put two cards from your hand on top of your library in any order.

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Brainstorm Discussion

studajew on Sweet and Low (Sliver EDH)

2 days ago

Lucky_Dutch thanks for the feed back! This is one of the 1st decks I created and it has been awhile since I updated it. I could move towards faster lands, although I have never been a fan of the fetches. I think you are right about Muddle the Mixture and Brainstorm. Rhystic Study and Sensei's Divining Top are solid replacements.

As for the play style of the deck. It focuses heavily on ramp so you can tutor for Sliver Hivelord, Crystalline Sliver and sometimes Root Sliver. With Sliver Hivelord coming into play, pretty much every game, it is a lot harder for your creatures to die. So the recursion doesn't have to be as extravagant. Volrath's Stronghold, Phyrexian Reclamation and Pulmonic Sliver usually get the job done. Also the deck doubles up on the slivers that have great effects. So if I lose one another is there to fill its place.

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on Budget Esper Stoneblade (can it ...

2 days ago

Stoneblade (more specifically deathblade) is my favorite deck in magic. I've been picking up pieces for it for awhile now, but I'm a college student and I've seen too many posts about people selling collections to pay bills that I don't want to invest in anything like duals or force of wills. I'm totally down for trading for them over a long period of time, but I don't want to buy them.

That said, I still want to participate in weekly LGS legacy tournaments if I can. I have no intentions of winning much, but I would like to take a few games a night. Oh yeah, and I'm super stubborn and insisting on playing a deck with Stoneforge Mystic and probably a blue deck at that, since I own Snapcaster Mage and fetches already. I can spend a little bit acquiring pieces to complete a list, but nothing like forces, duals, jace, and preferably not true-name namesis, though trading for one of those or a Karakas is a possibility, though unlikely.

Here's my current attempt at a decklist. Any advice for the deck would be much appreciated. The idea is Misdirection instead of Force of Will and a lot of awful fetching. I expect to fold to eldrazi and probably burn, but win vs death and taxes and give delver a run for their money. No jace makes beating BUG pretty tough, but not impossible.



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sliversftw on Jori En, Ruin Diver

5 days ago

Brainstorm,Preordain,Ponder Frantic Searchand Serum Visions are some great draw spells Electrolyze can kill cratures and draw you a card and Slip Through Space can give your creatures unblockable.

Lucky_Dutch on Sweet and Low (Sliver EDH)

5 days ago

Hi there.. our deck are allot different, i see you use some land tutors so i might suggest you could also add Crop Rotation because you dont have to choose a basic land but any land you want..

there are many different ways to go with a deck like this.

The base tactic always is to get the best sliver out asap en win the game.

But in the case that it doesnt work its best to have backup plan like Patriarch's Bidding or Living Death. so when your slivers end up in the graveyard you can get them back.

you might read in my discription that for axample Patriarch's Bidding + Tunnel Vision is a great way to go.

Winged Sliver is a must have in the mainbord.If you want to play Descendants' Path you should play it in combo with Sensei's Divining Top or Mirri's Guile for example, or you might end up putting cards you need on the bottom.Or you could replace it with Lurking Predators so you ''may'' put them on the bottem.

There are also af few instants an sorcery's i would replace like Muddle the Mixture and Brainstorm add Rhystic Study instead..

I dont know if you are on a budget, but this is a deck you should definitely should continue to build on.. yeah... SLivers are king.You could go more controll or destruction or what have you..

My deck also isn't finnished yet. i want to improve the mana base like with more fetch.I still have allot more suggestions for you but its a matter of taste how you like to play your deck..I'll follow the progress of this deck if you dont mind and if you got some suggestions for me dont be shy:)

StompingYeti on Tasibru, Platano Loco Edition

5 days ago

yeah already considered all of them, i also own Disallow but the main reason why i play stifle is that i play in a highly competitive meta, so the avg cmc is the reason why i dont want to play anything that cost's more, would not say that these cards are not good or anything like that, but 1 mana really makes the difference between counter and play a Brainstorm or tutor afterwards, or just only play a counter and if i would play a card that raises the avg cmc, it has to be something with a higher impact and definitely would not be a counter, stifle is in there to stop things like a lab maniac trigger or yosei lockdown most of the times i dont need to counter an activated ability more than once, but if i can get a Trickbind copy i will test it out.

Geralf_Cecani on Poor mans MIZZIX storm needs ...

6 days ago

That deck is pretty much as budget as a deck not comprised of 93 lands can be. As a fellow budget builder, I have a couple tips for you: While the combo of Training Grounds and the guildmages is good, you have no means of tutoring for either, and those two are the only two creatures that have mana abilities. You might want to pull the training grounds out. Alternatively, you could instead put in more creatures with mana abilities: Elite Arcanist and Kaho, Minamo Historian, for example, are damn good. Another problem I noticed was card advantage. Other than the obligatory Brainstorm style storm staples, I only noticed 7 spells that actually draw you a surplus of cards. In a storm deck, you need to draw a shit load of cards, especially if you're planning on casting 30-40 odd spells on one turn to kill them with grapeshot. Since your commander is good ol' nivvy, I suggest Invoke the Firemind and Pull from Tomorrow.

As a basic for any deck, throw in at least 8 mana vamp cards. I usually go for the myr mana dorks, in your colours: Iron Myr, Silver Myr, Palladium Myr, Alloy Myr, and throw in a Sky Diamond for good luck.

Also, you forgot Desperate Ritual (lol).

As for budgetness, the best advice that I can give is do you really need the more expensive spells? Pact of Negation is good, but is Abjure any worse? Steam Vents is powerful, but how much better is it than Caldera Lake? Do you really even need Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir with the counterspells that you have?

Shameless self plug incoming. You have been warned.

You should also look over the original Izzet legendaries, that is: Melek, Izzet Paragon and both the Niv Mizzets.

If you have a spare dollar or fifteen, maybe you should chuck a look at the budget deck that I mentioned earlier, with the 93 lands. As a storm player, you should enjoy it.


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GabeCubed on Two Glass canons or One ...

6 days ago

If you are at the Kitchen Table, you can do way better than that.

For cards that search, run Brainstorm, Ponder and Preordain. If you feel like it, Mystical Tutor and Dig Through Time are both amazing, just a bit more pricey.

Your card draw also can be way better. Treasure Cruise is the hallmark for awesome card draw, while also being really really cheap. Concentrate is also an acceptable answer.

The only tutors for your said combos are Mystical Tutor, as mentioned before, but Trinket Mage can also help you find any zero mana artifact.

Hope some of that helps!

nayrash5 on Stack the Bird

1 week ago

Brainstorm, Ponder, and Preordain help you get not only cards in hand, but the cards you want into your hand.

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