Brave the Sands

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Uncommon
Commander 2016 (C16) Uncommon
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Uncommon

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Brave the Sands

Enchantment

Creatures you control have vigilance.

Each creature you control can block an additional creature.

Brave the Sands Discussion

ChRyKy on Arcades

12 hours ago

Hi multimedia, thanks for your suggestions. This was the first commander deck I've ever built, kind of like my little baby, haha. I have a few cards on the way for it, Tree of Redemption , Land Tax , Slagwurm Armor and Brave the Sands . I had Saruli Caretaker in the deck previously, took it out for some land search cards to get Rampaging Baloths going. I've previously searched for Wall of Denial at a decent price, but limited availability made me give up. Postage to Australia from the US or Europe is another factor, hahaha. I will keep your suggestions in mind for future acquisitions, as many of them would work very well.

As far as my cut list goes, Fountain of Renewal , Chaos Wand , Deep Freeze , Worldsoul Colossus , Suspicious Bookcase and Guardians of Akrasa are there because they do stuff, but not great stuff if that makes sense? If you have other suggestions on what to cut, I'm all ears!

multimedia on Arcades

1 day ago

Hey, looks good, nice start. Is this one of your first Commander decks you've made? Really nice pull on the IMA packs especially since you only bought two packs and got the best/most valuable card in the whole set :)

Arcades can benefit a lot from creatures who have defender who can make ramp. These help to make mana to be able to play Arcades faster which helps your overall deck because you want Arcades on the battlefield before you can really get going in the game. If you draw them when you don't need ramp then that's fine because they still draw you a card because they have defender.

Battlement and Guardian can make a lot of ramp because they both care about how many creatures with defender you control. As you play more defender creatures the better their ramp becomes. Either one can for instance trigger a lot of activations for Assault Formation .

Wall of Blossoms is good, it's a green Wall of Omens . Wall of Denial and Geist of the Archives are three drop flying defender creatures and Denial is among the best Walls in Commander. Jeskai Barricade has flash and it can bounce another creature with defender back to your hand so you can play it again and draw again with Arcades.

Reveillark is good reanimation with Walls since they have 0 power. Lark also combos with Barricade for lots of reanimation since Lark triggers when it leaves the battlefield this includes bouncing it with Barricade. Arcades cares about when a defender creature ETB (enters the battlefield) therefore if you reanimate defender creatures you get to draw for each one that enters. Brave the Sands is good with Walls, vigilance with Arcades lets Walls attack and also defend.

Budget lands ($4 or less each) to consider adding:

If you like some of these suggestions I offer help to make cuts. Good luck with your deck.


ThePuolimieli on Archers take aim!

3 weeks ago

@drakendark Well, as Curse of Bounty / Awakening is pseudo Vigilance and they are a nonbo with Brave the Sands I would go replacing it.
Curse and Brave are both 2 drop so it would just replace it and shouldn't effect too much on the mana base.

ChRyKy on Arcades

4 weeks ago

Thanks BladeofUmbra, Brave the Sands would be a great addition. Swap out Fountain of Renewal for this if i can get my hands on one

Shabompistan on Arcades

1 month ago

I feel like this deck could benefit from a little more vigilance and possibly some equipment. Slagwurm Armor and Accorder's Shield come to mind. Brave the Sands is also a great enchantment for only two mana.

DrkNinja on DEUS VULT | Aurelia Mentor EDH

1 month ago

I like what I see but... I have some opinions

Your creature selection is weak, there are better cards at your desposal than what you are using.

And since most of my suggestions, and most of your creatures are either soldiers or humans...

You also have a tokens subtheme, all of which are soldiers or humans:

Also I feel like you are missing some really good creature/boros cards

If you are going to play Equipment tutors, you should be playing these;

Maybe not all of them but one or two for sure.

Lastly I think you may have just two too many mana rocks, you aren't playing 3 colors.

Romer on Arcades' Best Defense

1 month ago

Added the new High Alert and made some other tweaks.

I'm with you, Vlasiax, I don't think Collossus of Akros is worth the high cost. Replaced it with Seedborn Muse which is kind of like giving my creatures vigilance, only better. Brave the Sands is pretty appealing, but it's hard to find much else to cut at this point, so I'll add it to my maybeboard but skip over Serra's Blessing , which does less.

kibbelz69: Gilded Lotus with Paradox Engine is a sweet combo but I've done it in other decks so I went with Axebane Guardian and Intruder Alarm which is more thematic to this deck :)

Yeah davidsays1, the in Wall of Frost is unappealing but mostly there were just other Defenders I wanted to include more. If I were to add one more creature, it would probably be Wall of Frost, but it's ability is very focused on defence and I want to be aggressive with my defenders ;) Similar answer for Wall of Nets . Doorkeeper is interesting but I do already have a mill deck. I'll keep an eye out to see how many Defenders I can get into play at once to see if Doorkeeper might be worth it, but I feel like when I manage to generate infinite Defenders, I won't need to mill my opponent to death.

Vlasiax on Arcades' Best Defense

1 month ago

How about Brave the Sands and Serra's Blessing for vigilance? Also I think that Collossus of Akros isn't worth running due to its high mana cost and being artifact.

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Brave the Sands occurrence in decks from the last year

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All decks: 0.02%