Brave the Elements


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2014 Uncommon
Magic 2014 Uncommon
Zendikar Uncommon
Promo Set Uncommon

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Brave the Elements


Choose a color. White creatures you control gain protection from the chosen color until end of turn.

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Brave the Elements Discussion

sylvannos on BW Tokens

1 week ago

I wouldn't use Despise in your mainboard. It'd actually be better to swap it for maindeck Tidehollow Sculler.

More importantly, however, I think you need some other kind of removal. Path to Exile is the obvious choice, but it's out of your budget. I'd consider Dismember or Condemn as alternatives. You can also mix things up with Go for the Throat, Murderous Cut, and Victim of Night. I'd at least move around some Doom Blades to make room for those. That way, you have a mix of things and don't just lose to a Siege Rhino or Grim Flayer. Oblivion Ring and Journey to Nowhere also do a lot of work.

At least one Timely Reinforcements can drastically improve your chances when you're behind. It's an absolute beast of a card against decks like Burn.

4 Zealous Persecution seems like a lot. I'd cut 2 of them for Elspeth, Knight-Errant, Oath of Gideon, Promise of Bunrei, or (probably the best choice) Secure the Wastes. If you want to go even more budget, Triplicate Spirits is a cheap alternative to the above.

Vault of the Archangel will win you games. You only need 1, but may find you like it so much you want it every game.

The other issue I see is your mana curve. Normally, your 1-drops are Inquisition of Kozilek and Thoughtseize. Since you're on a budget, the Duresses are a good choice. I'd still add some other 1-drops. Soul Warden, Weathered Wayfarer, Thraben Inspector, or some other 1-drop white creature are all good here.

For your sideboard, I'd go something like:

2x Brave the Elements
2x Burrenton Forge-Tender
3x Disenchant/Stony Silence
3x Journey to Nowhere/Go for the Throat/Victim of Night
2x Oblivion Ring
3x Relic of Progenitus/Rest in Peace/Tormod's Crypt

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Gideon, the overpowered Planeswalker

2 weeks ago

I am not too familiar with the types of board wipes in modern, but I am pretty sure Brave the Elements won't protect your tokens from anything other than Anger of the Gods and targeted removal. I am not sure if that is worth it at that point.

itbesjaime on White/Black Lifegain

3 weeks ago

I do have issues with learning priority and the finer elements of phrasing. Usually, I resort to looking it up online. (For example, learning that Hold at Bay can't block damage from Murder because destroy =/= damage.

I think I'm beginning to understand what you're saying. After a few playthroughs against his deck, I did find that we were both topdecking. I think Brave the Elements would be a great card to use because protection is exactly what I need against his deck, but it can be hard because his monsters are split between black and red. Lingering Souls though it's a 3-drop seems really useful because of its flashback. Definitely, something I'm going to consider adding in, though I'm not sure what I'd replace. (I prefer to stay at 60.)

I'm going to add his deck in the description if you'd like to take a look.

lagotripha on White/Black Lifegain

3 weeks ago

If you're new to the game, its no big deal- the list you've put together here shows a pretty strong grasp on the basics, and isn't too far away from some very competitive modern lists (basically 4 Soul Warden, 4 Soul's Attendant, 4 Path to Exile(or possibly Condemn) 4 Ajani's Pridemate replacing some 3 drops, most of the rest will be sideboarding). If you brush up a little on turn order and priority and want to play, it'll be fine. That said, I completely understand. I spend a lot more time brewing than playing.

The big concepts to help are card advantage (how many cards can this trade for) and tempo (You're repeatedly spending two mana when I'm spending one, now I take advantage of that). If you focus on cards that trade 1-for-1 with an opponent (as your opponent seems to be doing), you both end up with empty hands, then its whoever topdecks the best card or has the best card advantage tool wins. The rest is just deciding what makes the deck the most fun to play. If you want a cheap source of card advantage, Lingering Souls is in your colours and very, very difficult for b/r to deal with. Brave the Elements is also pretty functional for protecting creatures or swinging when blockers are all one colour, and Blind Obedience does a lot to hinder tempo strategies while providing a slow wincon.

Wiggle-tuff on Soul's Sister Budget (20$)

3 weeks ago

I would run some Brave the Elements main as then you have a stronger chance of your massive ajani Pridemates not getting blocked by a little 1/1 as you can state the colour of their possible blockers.

Vaan on Anjo_Teste

3 weeks ago

Deck bacana Henrique. If you plan on casting big creatures i recommend running a set of Knight of the White Orchid to help get to the mana you need and Emeria, The Sky Ruin for the sweet recursion engine. Also, i would not got the artifact ramp way but instead try to slow my opponent down with Leonin Arbiter, Vryn Wingmare, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben and Ghostly Prison but that pretty much makes a mono white hatebears and that doesn't seem to be the deck you're trying to make. As far as protection goes, Brave the Elements is the best to protect the board and a resolved Grand Abolisher allows you to do whatever you want on your turn.


3 weeks ago

Cool deck! If you're looking for upgrades, Honor of the Pure and Brave the Elements are really good additions. Leonin Den-Guard and Sunspear Shikari both seem out of place when you only have 2 equipments on the deck, good replacements would be Ajani's Pridemate and Ajani's Sunstriker since you already have some lifegain going on.

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