Gain control of all permanents you own. (This effect doesn't end at end of turn.)
Cycling (2) ((2), Discard this card: Draw a card.)
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|Urza's Saga (USG)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
1 month ago
Also may I ask what purpose Brand serves in the deck? Does your meta have a lot of permanent stealing going on or is it there for the cycle effect?
5 months ago
Lightning Berserker seems better than Glitterfang . In a pinch you could play it normally and not be forced to return it to your hand. Kher Keep is legendary. With only 20 lands, getting 2 of them would set you back. Maybe swap 2 of em for 2 more Mountains. I'm not sure if Brand is worth it in this deck since most of the stuff you trade away gets returned or sacrificed?
5 months ago
Hey, thanks guys! Your comments have brought my attention back to the deck that I haven't looked at in a couple years. I do like the Hammer of Purphoros but it may be a little expensive on mana. Chandra, Acolyte of Flame looks great tho! I've made a few changes. -4 Grinning Ignus +4 Brand -3 Myr Servitor -1 Anger +4 Liquimetal Coating -8 Mountain +4 Great Furnace +4 Darksteel Citadel
7 months ago
I'm running a serious Mardu infinite-combo deck. I'm deciding not to run Dockside Extortionist with Cloudstone Curio and Reckless Fireweaver as a win condition. My reasoning is that I sometimes end up in 1-vs-1 games whether by lack of opponents or by swingy decks whittling it down to just me and another player. In this scenario the probability that my only opponent will have 4 or more artifacts and/or enchantments out just seems too inconsistent in order to pull this combo off reliably. I'm also running 5 other infinite combos, so I don't feel like I need another and my least favorite of the 5 still feels like a better option compared to this one.
I'm going to try out Pendant of Prosperity however. is absolutely horrible when it comes to getting effective card draw, but it does have access to good tutor spells. I'm going to run Pendant of Prosperity with Brand to make an effective card draw engine. Draw is important since I'm running a low tier combo deck. My combos aren't as fast as other combo decks, so I need to play a more reactive than proactive game which calls for sacrificing speed for inevitability. I'd still like to hear other people's opinions on this specific card synergy as I was on the fence for the longest time before deciding to give it a shot. Worst case scenario I give the Pendant to the player who is under-performing, or I cycle Brand if it becomes a dead card in hand.
Anje Falkenrath doesn't seem as impressive when in the 99 so long as Deal Broker exists, and I don't even run the Broker. I think Anje should have costed less mana to be worth considering for card filtering.
So far no other spoiled cards have tickled my fancy.
7 months ago
8 months ago
Keiga’s not a bad idea! I still have one leftover from my Marchesa, the Black Rose deck where I used Marchesa’s reanimation ability and Graft creatures to loop him over and over again. My playgroups still refuse to run Homeward Path for some reason, so that could be really fun! Especially if I add back in a sack outlet like Ashnod's Altar or something because right now the only way that I can get rid of my own Keiga is by cloning him, and if someone actually brought out a Homeward Path or some other kind of Brand effect, then I’d want a way to get rid of all the things I stole
Roalesk could be cool in the right build of this deck, but this particular build doesn’t really care about attacking and doesn’t have anything worth proliferating outside of the two planeswalkers right now. Kind of the same reason why I wouldn’t run Jugan, the Rising Star
10 months ago
zeusfireair YES! So glad you like some of the suggestions! Let me know how they work for you. I agree on your counterpoints to Trove and the tutors—not meant for every deck!
Good point about Brand I definitely misinterpreted that!
Also, some more that came to mind:
Oh and def for funsies (if it’s not already in your deck list I cant recall) Chaosphere