Brainstorm

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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Set Rarity
Double Masters (2XM) Common
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Common
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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Legality

Format Legality
Block Constructed Legal
Vintage Legal
Pauper Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Limited Legal
Custom Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

Brainstorm occurrence in decks from the last year

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Brainstorm Discussion

I_Want_To_PlayAllTheDecks on Squirrels in legacy

1 day ago

MagicMarc, yeah the gruul idea seems nice and interesting to play. I was also thinking that UG would be the best for a durdly value engine if I didn't care about the $$ involved. Cards like Squirrel Wrangler and Ramunap Excavator would be the backbone supported by the classic blue shell of Ponder, Brainstorm and Force of Will. I could also include the new card Hullbreacher to hate out other blue decks. Which idea do you think would be the most powerful?

Monomanamaniac on Teferi's ageless insight and alhammarret's …

1 week ago

So quick question, the interaction between Teferi's Ageless Insight and Alhammarret's Archive. So the way i've understood it is this: you play Brainstorm, insight sees the brainstorm and says "draw 6 instead" then the archive sees this and says "draw 12 instead" and that's that. Now I was told, I believe incorrectly, that these two cards would continue to see the new cards being drawn and would essentially draw to infinite. I've also been told that these effects don't stack, so I wanted to see if that was true. I do think they stack but I don't think they go infinite, I think at the point where the second effect replaces the draw they've both applied a replacement effect to the draw and thus won't apply further replacement effects.

Caerwyn on Can my deck be converted …

2 weeks ago

Just doing a quick look at your deck, I do not think it is going to do particularly well in Legacy. You’re already at a huge disadvantage since you’re not in Blue - Legacy decks tend to rely on 4x Force of Will to stop early degenerate plays (it’s the second most common card in the format after Brainstorm, appearing in 51.3% of decks). Decks that don’t run FoW are still oppressive in their own way, like Orzhov Death and Taxes.

I would suggest looking at mtgtop8’s Legacy page so you can get an idea of what the format looks like.

As a note, Modern is very much a “real” format - it’s a bit more balanced than Legacy and greater ease of access. Even ignoring the price tag issues with Legacy (the ubiquitous playset of Force of Will costs more than your entire linked deck; some individual lands likewise cost about as much as your entire deck), Legacy is not overly common, so your group is going to have a hard time finding new players or finding other places to play if you feel like branching out to new groups.

lucksterluke16 on Locust God Polymorph

3 weeks ago

On the same topic of Brainstorm and Dream Cache, there's always Jace, the Mind Sculptor as well...

Gidgetimer on How teferi's ageless insight interacts …

3 weeks ago

It isn't always a period is the problem. Brainstorm, Teferi, Master of Time and The Royal Scions all use commas. Armistice doesn't use any punctuation, but it is still two actions.

The best way to think about it is if you draw a card, and then perform an action with specifically that card it will all be replaced. If you draw a card and then perform an action not related to cards, an action on any of a number of cards, or an action on a targeted card only the card draw will be replaced.

Right now Jace, Mirror Mage is the only card that fits into the first category.

SynergyBuild on Opposition Agent needs a preemptive …

3 weeks ago

plakjekaas So, I actually wanted to do the math on this, assuming you were in a Sultai+ shell, running the following tutors and cantrips, by turn three how often would you get OA and SS in hand?

Vampiric Tutor, Demonic Tutor, Imperial Seal, Mystical Tutor, Lim-Dul's Vault, Worldly Tutor, Ponder, Preordain, Brainstorm, Gitaxian Probe

If mulliganning to 4 is an option, the set looks to be a 64% chance to get both halves by turn three. This is further helped by running other forms of card advantage or search, effects like Neoform, Personal Tutor, Mindblade Render, slightly helped by running two commanders, Sylvan Library, Mystic Remora, etc.

xantm70 on Elsha doing stuff

3 weeks ago

If you're aiming for a more cutthroat approach to the list, there are some key pieces of interaction and acceleration you're missing, and I've got suggested cuts as well:

I would also run the big three cantrips:

Before suggesting future cuts and changes, the next question becomes: How do you want to kill, and how do you want to get there? You and I spoke previously about this a bit, so I know you don't want to go for a creatureless Proteus Staff kill. Fish is a pretty compact wincon, but it seems to me that it may not be strictly necessary. You're going to run Top anyhow, so if you're holding your deck, you can find a way to win no matter what. My impression is that you can go a few different routes:

  • You can build a list that wants to manually storm off and kill with Aetherflux Reservoir. Reservoir provides a natural outlet to Top lines while also supporting a more traditional storm plan. This then has two subtly different approaches, one leaning on artifacts and one leaning on spells.
  • You can build a list that wants to assemble Isochron Scepter + Dramatic Reversal for infinite storm and mana and then find an outlet for one or the other.
  • You can build a list that wants to resolve Fish or Jace, Wielder of Mysteries with an empty library.

You're also in the colors for access to almost the entire Wheels package, in case that appeals to you:

Resolving any wheel with any lock piece is generally enough to just win the game.

Thoughts so far?

VampDemigod on Commander Legends card is going …

1 month ago

Time to call up Ral Zerek and ask if I can call in some Laboratory Maniacs so we can pull out all the things we’ve been Brainstorming.

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