Brave the Elements
Choose a color. White creatures you control gain protection from the chosen color until end of turn.
Printings View all
|Commander 2014 (C14)||Uncommon|
|Magic 2014 (M14)||Uncommon|
|Promo Set (000)||Uncommon|
Combos Browse all
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Brave the Elements occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.04%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
Brave the Elements Discussion
3 weeks ago
It looks like you've already got some good advice. The one thing I would advise as you adjust the deck is looking at Kemba less as a go-tall commander, and more as a go-wide commander. Harsh Mercy was a beating in my old Kemba deck. You'll also want cards like Teferi's Protection , Selfless Spirit , Rootborn Defenses , Unbreakable Formation , Lena, Selfless Champion , Make a Stand , and Brave the Elements to protect your army. Cards such as Anointed Procession , Divine Visitation , Coat of Arms , Regal Caracal , and True Conviction (works great with equipment!) to really be able to run over people.
1 month ago
This is a cute concept, I like it!
I think you're going in the right direction to optimize this, but I'm questioning the Pacifism, Pariah, and Deflecting Palm. Pacifism should probably be replaced with Path to Exile if it's in your budget, or if not you could look at Condemn . If you're more concerned about getting rid of blockers, you could replace it with Journey to Nowhere . The point being, there's lots of better cards you can look at that do the same job. I'm not sure what your idea with Pariah is - if you're trying to protect your 'important' creatures, there's a million better ways to do it - you could try Apostle's Blessing or Brave the Elements . I think you can actually do better than both of those though if you opt for Boros Charm - it does everything this deck could want on any given turn, I'm surprised you don't have it in already. As for Delfecting Palm, I like it as a card and it's fun to "Gotcha!" people with, but it's a strictly defensive card that you've put in a very aggressive deck. I'd consider swapping it with something like Azorius Charm , which can be defensive if you need it to be (either floating an attacker or giving your team lifelink), or it can be more aggressive (floating a blocker or using the draw card mode to act as a "free" prowess trigger).
Lastly and most importantly, you have WAY too many lands for this deck. Hard control decks that plan on having 10+ lands on the field at once only usually run a maximum of 26, and you're here in an aggro list with your most expensive card at THREE mana running 27 lands. You're going to flood FREQUENTLY if you keep it this way. A list like this one generally runs between 20 and 22 lands - if I were you, I'd go down to 22 and replace the 5 lands you cut with some mix of more creatures (12 is a little low), the spells I mentioned, and the planeswalkers you're looking at.
All of this is just my (well informed) opinion though - if you don't like the changes I suggest then feel free to ignore them! Whatever you decide to do, be sure to have fun with it!
1 month ago
Halbrech I'm most afraid of Declaration in Stone ! All of my tokens could be destroyed by that singular card! I forgot that protection from color also works against instants and sorceries of that color, but the problem is that besides Brave the Elements , all of the other protection cards only target one creature! I need something to keep Declaration in Stone, and burns, from hurting me, and protection cards seem the best, at least Brave the Elements . But if I'm just looking for protection from combat damage to my own creatures or self or needing stalling, Haze of Pollen seems the best.
1 month ago
You've convinced me to use Blessed Alliance! And, on top of what you said, Blessed Alliance is a white mana card! How about Haze of Pollen as a card that is useful as a sort of protection card that can stall the opponent until I get enough mana if I don't have the advantage with mana, and, plus, it is using some green mana which I need cards to use (the only green card I have is Pride Sovereign)? And, if I have two Pride Sovereigns exerted, or if I need time to use Anointed Procession and then cast whatever spells afterward, the Haze of Pollen will work nicely with the turn advantage. But, Holy Mantle is persistent, while Brave the Elements and other protection cards are only one-turn instants, even Haze of Pollen. And, the mana cost for Holy Mantle is a problem.
Out of all of the protection cards Holy Mantle and Brave the Elements seem the best. The only problem is that Brave the Elements won't work for Pride Sovereign. I wish that Pride Sovereign were white, then I would have my entire deck as white! Plus, Brave the Elements out of all of those cards is affecting all creatures that are white that I have rather than an instant that works with only one creature at a time. However, Haze of Pollen is like these cards, but costing only two mana, and on top of that it protects all creatures from attacking no matter their color or what-have-you.
If I shouldn't play Oketra the True , what card do you recommend that is just as good or better? I need a heavy-hitter in my deck that is cheap in mana (specifically white so that Oketra's Monument works with it) and powerful enough to be a game breaker!
2 months ago
Thanks for the card ideas Prospekt, lots to consider here!
2 months ago
Love the deck! (upvoted :D) A couple suggestions:
One land (maybe a Plains?) for Deserted Temple (to combo with Nykthos)
You might also want to take out a few of your 5+cmc cards and run a few protection effects to protect your board state. My fav are: Benevolent Bodyguard Brave the Elements Emerge Unscathed Teferi's Protection Shelter Selfless Spirit .
2 months ago
2 months ago
I dont want to toot my own horn but I'd say to check out my deck Soul Buildup. Always focus on your local meta to make sure you're picking out the right cards to counter opponents. Personally id take out Archangel of Thune and Windbrisk Heights and reduce Brought Back or replace it with Proclamation of Rebirth . Id run a full set of sisters (4 wardens and attendants) and add in Giver of Runes because its protection that you can fetch for compared to Brave the Elements AND it can protect against colorless which is a huge plus going against Eldrazi. As for tron, if they have it in your meta you should 100 percent look into getting Damping Sphere . I would also greatly appreciate any feedback on my deck if you have any!