Brainstorm

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2018 (C18) Uncommon
Signature Spellbook: Jace (SS1) Rare
Masters 25 (A25) Common
Eternal Masters (EMA) Uncommon
Commander 2015 (C15) Common
Vintage Masters (VMA) Common
Conspiracy (CNS) Common
Coldsnap Theme Deck (CTD) Common
Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari (DDJ) Common
MTG: Commander (CMD) Common
Masters Edition II (ME2) Common
Coldsnap (CSP) Common
Beatdown Box Set (BTD) Common
Mercadian Masques (MMQ) Common
Fifth Edition (5ED) Common
Ice Age (ICE) Common
Promo Set (000) Common

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Brainstorm

Instant

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

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C18

SS1

A25

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Brainstorm Discussion

hkhssweiss on My deck is boring, LET ME PLAY YOURS -- Devil plan

22 hours ago

Horzo

No worries! To link the user name you need to add in double brackets for it to link in the coding. Same thing with the cards, add in double brackets and type in the card name to pull them up from the site.

No worries I love Elspeth, she is pretty much my favorite Planeswalker, my Nahiri deck uses her quite a bit. If your looking for better cantrips for Glimmer of Genius, you can use cards like Brainstorm, Opt, Serum Visions, Impulse, Sensei's Divining Top, I dunno what type of card draw you are specifically looking to replace though.

Glad to be of help!

SynergyBuild on Staxshifter

1 day ago

Chalice and needle are meh, Spyglass is top notch though.

Chains isn't awful even with the nonbo, I'd have to test it out. Brainstorm would have to go though.

hkhssweiss on Aminatou Control Flicker

4 days ago

If you are going to an Esper control route with a sub theme of flicker, here might be some cards that can be of use. I'm going to list all the budget ones since you didn't really specify a limit. A fun way you can win though with a lot of manipulation is Approach of the Second Sun!

There are plenty of cards that can help, but hope this small tidbit helps!

hkhssweiss on It's a miracle!

4 days ago

pacodetaco

It's a bit expensive but Scroll Rack is great for top deck manipulation. For a more budget option an alternative like Soothsaying can be considered. Also adding in some more walkers although they are a bit pricey also helps a lot with the sub blinking them you have going on. First one that comes to mind for a reusable Brainstorm is Jace, the Mind Sculptor definitely not budget but worth if you can get your hands on one. The next one I would say to get is Teferi, Temporal Archmage as well as Teferi, Hero of Dominaria as they get completely bonkers.

Since Aminatou doesn't provide innate card advantage, you might want to consider Alhammarret's Archive as a way to gain plenty of advantage everytime you trigger her ability to gain cards instead of just manipulation. It also goes well with any ability that allows you to draw cards. Other useful enchantments for CA can be Mystic Remora, Rhystic Study, as well as Phyrexian Arena. Necropotence if you have a good mana base or mana fixing.

Hope that helps!

mgwash on Jhoira's Aetherflux QUAD LASER

5 days ago

This deck is going to be dead in the water until it can get its Aetherflux Resovoir up. I recommend Whir of Invention, Gamble, Fabricate, Reshape, Planar Portal, Inventors' Fair, or Hoarding Dragon so you can find that your reservoir ASAP.

Preordain, Ponder, Brainstorm will also help you sift for the right combo cards very quickly get those pesky lands out of the way when you're hunting for artifacts.

Speaking of lands, add a Reliquary Tower if you really want that Psychosis Crawler to get ugly.

Lotus Petal is an auto-include that you'd never hate to draw with this deck.

What happens if they nuke all your artifacts with a Shatterstorm? Cycle though them again with Drafna's Restoration, Elixir of Immortality, or Feldon's Cane.

You'd also want some alternative win cons and do dumb things with your artifacts if your reservoir gets exiled, so let's do some crazy shit. Let's make everything artifacts with Mycosynth Lattice, make them indestructible with Darksteel Forge, then nuke everyone else's stuff with Nevinyrral's Disk, and make lots and lots of indestructible ugly beasts with Karn, Scion of Urza. You've got Mishra's Self-Replicator in there which can be fun if you can afford to keep paying for tokens. You know what works great with that? Mana Echoes.

Aetherflux Reservoir is an awesome card but with the right deck you can have a lot of fun even if you don't draw it.

fuster on Mana flooding is a good thing?!?!

1 week ago

redace10 I actually do like your suggestion for Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar. Originally, I left it out because it was 6cmc, but now that you've presented your argument for him, I do want to try testing him in place of Psychosis Crawler.

Alchemist's Refuge basically just makes anything I would want to cast an extra 3cmc (I do have to tap Refuge for the ability), which I often don't have. Plus, it's another colorless source and I do need to watch how many colorless sources I run in here. I certainly don't want to swap out a dual color fixing land for it.

Sylvan Awakening seems cool but I'd rather run Rude Awakening because of the untap clause and hold a counter for any potential mass removal. I also don't think Brainstorm is the right cut here. It's very useful in the early game when I'm trying to set up my engine, or later in the game if my draw engine gets crippled. If I didn't run as many shuffle effects as I do I would agree with you, but as it sits the hand sculpting power is great here.

I can get a land cycling engine going but most of the time I don't have lands hitting my graveyard often enough to justify Titania, Protector of Argoth. I'd rather run Multani instead.

I'd also run something like Beast Within over Reality shift because I can hit artifacts, enchantments, lands, and planeswalkers with it. I'd personally rather have the versatility over the exile clause. If I did switch out Counterspell for something though, it would be a Mana Drain.

Gracco on Izzet Wizards

1 week ago

I just remembered Delver of Secrets  Flip. He is incredibly good in a deck that is instant and sorcery heavy and that can manage to run around 14 or less creatures and he is soooooo good with Brainstorm. Delver sees play in competive top tier Legacy and he is only about $1. He is a very high power card for a deck like yours and he is one of the most optimal Wizards you could be running, even if your goal is always to get him to flip. Personally I would cut the signet and 1 basic land and 2 of the Adeliz, the Cinder Wind since you do not really want to run a full 4 of a legendary creature for the 4 Delver.

Ashletta on Keranos, Izzet God

1 week ago

First of all, I don't think the new Niv Mizzet is the commander you should be using for this deck. Compared to other legendaries you already have in your deck, Karanos, Niv Firemind, Adeliz, and Melek, Niv Mizzet Parun seems more like a dud commander. Even the Locust God would probably be better for the deck.

As for the deck itself, I've noticed a few cards that seem redundant, mainly Index, Slip Through Space, Spellbook, and Hazoret's Monument.

As for replacements: Goblin Electromancer, Thousand-Year Storm, Thought Vessel, and Cyclonic Rift since it's in your maybeboard

Some other recommendations: Propaganda Swap Cancel for Counterspell If you do continue using Niv Mizzet, Brainstorm instead of Index

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