Brave the Sands


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 (C16) Uncommon
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Uncommon

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Brave the Sands


Creatures you control have vigilance.

Each creature you control can block an additional creature.

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Brave the Sands Discussion

Bxbx on Please Help!!! Cutting cards for ...

1 week ago

Hi,I evaluated some cards for my own Gishath EDH deck just yesterday. Maybe it will help you. You can check it out here:

Extreme Dinosaurs EDH

The basic problem, that all Gishath-decks have in my opinion, is that they have to play a lot of big, clunky dinosaurs, which you would not include in any other EDH deck ever, because they are just weak compared to cards like Avenger of Zendikar, Godo, Bandit Warlord or Sun Titan for example. So at least your non-dinosaur-cards should be as strong and impactful as possible. You should also avoid playing too many cards that do nothing on their own, are too situational or are just "win more".

This is why I'd recommend to cut cards like:

Huatli, Dinosaur Knight, Drover of the Mighty or Savage Stomp (all not good enough for EDH);

World at War, Fires of Yavimaya or Brave the Sands (do nothing on their own);

Guttural Response, Teferi's Protection (too situational);

Titanic Ultimatum, Overwhelming Stampede (win more, also do nothing on their own);

I also do not like cards like Lurking Predators and See the Unwritten or Selvala's Stampede in here because they offer an effect that your commander already provides. I'm not sure if the redundancy is needed.

nerdwerld on Nayasaurus-Rekt

1 week ago


Some good suggestions here, many of them I actually be put into the maybe board or maybe even added to the deck. But, I'm pretty happy how this deck turns out. Might add Dragonlord Dromoka, and Descendants' Path and maybe even potentially Xenagos, God of Revels

There are a few other cards, besides stuff in my maybe board that I have looked into like Avacyn, Angel of Hope, but I'm pretty good with how this deck works at this moment. I also might add an Akroma's Memorial and take out Brave the Sands, but I would like to play this a bit to see how well it works before changing anything at this moment at least.

UnlikelyParadox on Oketra the True

2 weeks ago

So, you ask for more warrior tribal?

Steward of Solidarity, Take Up Arms

...Damn, you're right, there isn't much warrior tribal.There is, however, anthem tribal:

Call for Unity, Builder's Blessing, and/or Castle (because Oketra makes warriors with Vigilance), Crescendo of War, Dictate of Heliod, Glorious Anthem, Honor of the Pure, Marshal's Anthem, Path of Bravery, Spear of Heliod, and Valor in Akros

Non-Anthem anthem effects: (abilities) Brave the Sands, Heliod, God of the Sun? (maybe? He makes Clerics for cheap late game, and with the anthem effects, they turn out to be like 4 mana 9/9s with Vigilance.), True Conviction (AUTO INCLUDE IN ANY WHITE WIDE DECK EVER)


Besrudio on Human Soldier Life Leach

1 month ago

Your cards with Outlast are going to be a whole lot stronger if you can find ways to give all of your creatures +1/+1 counters other than using Outlast. Popular ways to do so would be: Citadel Siege, Mikaeus, the Lunarch, and targeting a Phalanx Leader with some friendly spells.

You could also consider adding Brave the Sands for a further buff to your creatures.

jamindragons on Pattern Recognition #43 - Gideon ...

1 month ago

my bad, I misunderstood the rulings. If two+ creatures attack him, unless you have something like Brave the Sands, he can only block one creature, as he is a creature, but the others will still be attacking him like he is a planeswalker, so he can be killed as a creature and a planeswalker if there is a card that makes damage unpreventable like Malignus.

spulverin on Zur the Hated

1 month ago

Hey, fr competitives spiel bist du vieEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeEEEeeeel zu langsamn.Folgende karten mssen verschwinden..Aqueous Form, Brave the Sands, Counterbalance, Damping Field, Triclopean Sight, Grim Guardian, Underworld Coinsmith, eine von beiden reicht.. du durchsuchst eh deine bib.Rule of Law or Arcane Laboratory, bei der bin ich mir nicht so sicher.Rising Waters?

Folgende Karten sind no brainer.. die musst du einfach spielen :)Dimir Signet, Azorius Signet, Sol Ring, Talisman of Dominance, Talisman of Progress, Swiftfoot Boots, Lightning Greaves, Arcane Denial, Counterspell, Swan Song,

damit dein Deck wirklich gut funktioniert reichts immer noch nicht.. aber so knnte es mal gefhrlich werden am Tisch :)

Hoffe ich konnte etwas helfen, meld dich einfach wenn du noch was wissen mchtest.


Frank_Glascock on Bad BoneDaddy Markov Aristocrats

1 month ago

I am playing Edgar against the other Commander 2017 decks. A friend brought up an aristocrat theme on this deck and now I find this list. I have a few questions.

I count three sac outlets that Do not require mana to operate. Do you find that enough? Would you be opposed to running either Phyrexian Altar or Ashnod's Altar? Has Blade of the Bloodchief been good for you or could it be the cut?

Bloodghast seems really good here as it is cheap and is a great target for sacrifice.Metallic Mimic seems like a easy include on this list. Is Vampire Hexmage your worst two drop?I am playing Exquisite Blood and Cliffhaven Vampire because I like each card individually. They do form an infinite combo. Did you try to stay away from any combination win conditions or do you find these cards or others like these to be insufficient for the deck?

You are not playing any of the black tutors. Would you consider cutting all four of the planeswalkers for Vampiric Tutor, Demonic Tutor, Diabolic Intent and Enlightened Tutor (may be better in my list))?

What is your purpose behind Elixir of Immortality? It seems out of place in this list.

Anointed Procession and Shared Animosity each fuel your two win conditions. Any reason for their exclusion? I ask because yours was the first list I have seen that is running Brave the Sands, Retribution of the Ancients and Vampiric Rites. I really like Vampiric Rites, am not sure about Brave the Sands and think Retribution of the Ancients is too conditional.

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