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

Argy on Dimir surveil(discard theme)

21 hours ago

Just so you know, draw that costs 3CMC has always been at Sorcery speed, unless it has some drawback like Brainstorm

Spazik008 on Assassin’s Jund

4 days ago

the new surveil cards might be good alongside Delver of Secrets  Flip, I remember Brainstorm with Delver flip on the stack was a fun trick back when I played Legacy.

Spazik008 on Assassin’s Jund

4 days ago

a Delver of Secrets  Flip in Modern would do better alongside Opt, it's not quite the same thing as Brainstorm with Delver trigger on the stack, but it'll increase the odds of flipping with a card most midrange / control decks would use anyways, just my 2 mana on the subject.

midget_overlord on My First Deck -- Suggestions Needed!

6 days ago

For a storm build like you seem to be doing, I'd definitely replace empty the warrens with Grapeshot. Also try cantrips like Serum Visions, Opt, Ponder, Preordain, and Brainstorm. Since you seem to be playing sans banlist, you should be fine with those. Pyretic Ritual is another card you seem to want.

PrideGreen on We All Need a Little Chaos...

1 week ago

Lhurgyof Thanks for the advice and the upvote!

The dorks were really place holders for better ramp once I found it, and both Skyshroud Claim and Nature's Lore fit the deck perfectly.

Compulsive Research is in there for more card quantity in my hand for affects that benefit from having more cards in hand, but I also think Brainstorm has great synergy as well. Are there any other cards you would recommend cutting?

Lhurgyof on We All Need a Little Chaos...

1 week ago

Interesting take on Maelstrom Wanderer. I never really know what to suggest for chaos decks, because generally it seems the idea is to make things as interesting as possible as opposed to necessarily winning.

I guess as far as specifics go, I would drop your dork and sakura tribe elder for a Skyshroud Claim and maybe Nature's Lore. I fell like you'd get a lot more mileage out of those with all the nonbasics you have.

Is there any particular reason for Compulsive Research? I feel like Brainstorm would be much more efficient, and it sets up your top deck for when you cast your commander.

+1

Cloudius on We Love Freebies! *Primer*

1 week ago

PrideGreen Thanks for the suggestions. These are good cards and fit the theme well too.

I'm unable to throw them in due to space constraints as the deck is already very tight. I did contemplate taking out Crystal Ball for one of these cards but I went with repeatable Scry in the end.

Currently, am running Brainstorm cause it allows me to put the bombs I drew back on top of the library. Ponder has the added benefit of allowing me to shuffle the unwanted cards away to refresh the top of my library.

Let me know if there're cards you think can be taken out to fit these in.

Grubbernaut on Test RUG Delver Pauper

1 week ago

I've been trying to make Acorn Harvest work for ages. It's best in decks that can pitch it, but I just haven't found a home, yet.

You're right about Pit Fight; I honestly didn't realize Confrontation was sorcery. An alternative to consider would be Harvest Pyre or even Skred.

In order to avoid Brainstorm locking yourself, I'd run 9 or 10 of your 18 lands as fetches. That also ensures fixing, as well -- although unfortunately means we miss a lot of turn 1 plays, but that's the price you pay in pauper. But responding to a Delver trigger by Brainstorming to make sure it flips is so satisfying.

One more thing I personally love as perhaps a 2-of is Daze. I LOVE the reaction when you t1 terramorpic and they feel safe to do something, and you fetch and Daze the spell. So good. And, just great for tempo in general.

Memory Lapse is conditionally good or bad, in my experience. It's very often a time-walk, which is great for a tempo deck, but sometimes it's just dead. However, I think other options are worth considering over Counterspell because of the UU -- especially at a 4-of. Rune Snag, Mana Leak, Negate or Essence Scatter are all reasonable in some combination of MB/SB.

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