Brainstorm

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual 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
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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CNS

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Brainstorm Discussion

Snivy__ on Wait, you can actually win an FNM with a 5€ deck?

2 days ago

What's very easy to obtain are Woodland Streams at about <0.01$ a piece. Since your deck doesn't have any one-drops, your first turn is always doing nothing. Now, with Woodland Stream you can get both colors and still keep your pace.

Also, if it's not too much for you, Deeproot Elite seems pretty strong in this deck b/c a lot of your creatures are Merfolk. If you can't obtain them thats ok, b/c Merfolk Mistbinder can also serve in it's place.

Riddleform doesn't seem too strong in this build. All of your spells are either sorcery-speed targeting your own guys, which you can't do with Riddleform, or Instants that are made to be cast on your opponents turn and not your own. I would probably replace it with either Silvergill Adept if you're going towards Merfolk or maybe Treasure Map  Flip.

I would also take out your Eternal of Harsh Truths for maybe Riverwise Augur. This dude can help you Brainstorm and count as a Merfolk, as well as it being a 2/2 body that's dirt cheap.

Take out Garruk's Horde. There are much better replacements for it such as Scaled Behemoth or another Arborback Stomper. 7 mana is just too much for something that gets targeted by all control-like removal (Vraska's Contempt, Cast Out, etc,)

Other than that, good luck on this budget deck! My brother always says to me: "Make a deck that you can be proud of, not a super-budget deck that MIGHT go 3-1" and I respond with "You just don't get it do you. Money doesn't grow on trees or bushes!"

I am a big fan of budget decks!

patrikohnec on Defiant Changeling

3 days ago

Thanks for your feedback! I chose Brainstorm because of the amount of tutors, individually weak cards and shuffle effects (17). So you can consistently shuffle away unneeded cards like multiple copies of Ramosian Sergeant or even Amoeboid Changeling, that you can tutor up anyway.

In my extremely casual test games Brainstorm worked pretty good. I almost never got locked. But I didn't really test it against good pauper decks or anything.

I can imagine that your suggestions would make the deck more competitive. If you do it, you could also kick out some shuffle lands and add four copies of Tranquil Cove and upgrade the mana base.

Griffin_1 on Evolving Pauper

3 days ago

I think if your game plan is to overwhelm, as soon as you're playing Fog you losing. Your goal is to overwhelm with creatures so Lead the Stampede Should help you draw into them, and then Elvish Visionary and Sea Gate Oracle both draw you into more creatures. I don't think flash does anything for you so I might drop Shambleshark to just make stuff 4 ofs. I'm sure there's more counter shenanigans you can pull but I don't know what they are.

You might want to add straight cantrips like Brainstorm with Shuffle effects like Evolving Wilds or Ash Barrens. But It might just distract from overwhelming with creatures.

eyes2sky on Defiant Changeling

4 days ago

Very nice, very creative build +1! Great use of the Shapeshifter. Curious though why you choose Brainstorm over cards like Preordain, Ponder or Serum Visions?

BabyK on Boardwipe 100% Competitive

5 days ago

Oh and card draw is your friend. Casual right? Go all out with Brainstorm and Ponder

BabyK on I won the spelling bee 777 times !

5 days ago

Add Brainstorm, throw in Rakdos Signet, Dimir Signet, and Izzet Signet. I would try to find room for Delay, Spell Pierce, and Remand. Swap Doom Blade out for Go for the Throat. It hits a wider range of problematic commanders like Yidris, Tasigur, Jeleva, etc.

Curse of chains can't be used in this deck, but Propaganda and Rhystic Study can. I would also take out Riddleform. I can't see it making a huge impact. Kiln Fiend would be better if you wanted an effect like that, but still not good. Enigma Drake gets worse as the game goes on,since Kess exiles spells you cast from your graveyard. So I would consider dropping it.

Let me know what you think of my suggestions and if you would like more.

Rythven-Fang on Legasaheeli

5 days ago

Impulse should be Brainstorm I see no reason to run a worse version of a card

Other cards you should run Lightning Bolt, Ponder, Spell Pierce, Swords to Plowshares, and Council's Judgment

Pyroclasm, Arcane Denial, Leyline of Sanctity, and possibly Abrade should all be sideboard or just gone. (I like the modality of abrade and could see it mainboard but as a two of)

those are my thoughts on this. I've been trying to work the deck as well. Just doesn't quite want to make it into legacy it seems

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