Brave the Sands


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

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Commander 2016 Uncommon
Khans of Tarkir 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

Superphreak on Atraxa on Fleek

5 days ago

If you're going to have a lot of activated creature abilities, then running Brave the Sands and Ivorytusk Fortress might be worth it. But it doesn't appear that's the case. So no.

Apparently, I didn't go through your deck list as thoroughly as I thought I did, since I listed some items you've already selected. If you get your hands on one, I would run Contagion Clasp in addition to Contagion Engine. More counters is more counters.

I was actually trying to put together an Atraxa deck with this exact gimmick. And then I found this deck, and you've already done a lot of the heavy lifting! Hooray for me! For realz, you've got some really great selections in here, and I look forward to seeing how you develop it. I think it's going to be pretty beastly.

cldennis89 on Atraxa on Fleek

5 days ago


Thanks for the suggestions. I've been constantly trying to get new input on this deck. I am definitely going to add Contagion Clasp when I can get ahold of one, but I plan to keep the engine as well for that double proliferate. Also Corpsejack Menace is already in the deck. I have Ivorytusk Fortress in my sideboard I took out because of Brave the Sands Should I run both?

NV_1980 on The Terminator (EDH-Edition)

1 week ago

You want this deck to be as fast as possible, so add some more ramp/mana rocks. Consider cards like Sol Ring, Orzhov Signet, Golgari Signet, Boros Signet and Weathered Wayfarer. If you have money to spare, consider Land Tax and/or Mana Crypt.

You don't want Kaalia to die before she can attack, so add some more protection for her. Lightning Greaves and Gift of Immortality are great for her. Dolmen Gate gives her some nice protection while she's attacking. I'd drop both Umbra's and replace one of em with Spirit Mantle.

You want your hand filled with great creatures to drop onto the battlefield, so add more draw cards. I'd recommend Phyrexian Arena, Underworld Connections and Mind's Eye.

Last, but not least, I'd recommend adding Strionic Resonator to double your drops with Kaalia and Quicksilver Amulet in case Kaalia keeps getting burned.

Instead of all this I'd cut Always Watching , Brave the Sands and some of the creatures from this deck to make room. You really don't need 36 large creatures. I'm running 28 and I never have trouble finding some face-stomping material whenever I need some.

FYI: Griselbrand is banned and there are two Thalia, Heretic Cathar

KABO5e on Kemba's Cat Cafe

2 weeks ago

You've got 2 Sunspear Shikari listed here.

Brimaz, King of Oreskos, Felidar Cub and Regal Caracal all seem like they should have a home here. Along with Anointed Procession to further the token creation.

If you play with other tribal decks, Obelisk of Urd and/or Hall of Triumph may be better for you than Coat of Arms.

Dictate of Heliod is good for a flash buff to all creatures. Spear of Heliod is not flashed and is smaller.

One of my personal favorite, but under valued cards, is Dragon Throne of Tarkir. It can work well with voltron-y token decks like this.

I'd also look at Godsend and Sword of the Animist.

To me, Brave the Sands is comparable to Intangible Virtue. Really depends on how many tokens you can get out, I guess.

If you want to further your life gain, Alhammarret's Archive and Staff of the Sun Magus might be interesting.

If you aren't set on ONLY cat tokens, I'd look at Raise the Alarm and Secure the Wastes for instant speed tokens, if you think you need that kind of thing.

Aside from all that, IMO, you've got a lot of land for a pretty low curve. On the otherhand, you don't have much in the way of mana rocks so 41 lands may be a good idea. :P

Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx likes mono colored decks with lots of devotion.

I am kinda iffy about Sigil of the Empty Throne in this. If you can get out, you've only got 8 other cards that could trigger it and it doesn't make cats.

To bad Knight of the White Orchid isn't a 'cat.' :/

total_euphoria on Doran's Gonna Get Your Head Kicked In

3 weeks ago

For hexproof/similar abilities you'll want to be looking at Swiftfoot Boots, Mask of Avacyn, Darksteel Plate, Lightning Greaves, General's Kabuto and Champion's Helm. In regards to vigilance I'm guessing you want mass as opposed to single card vigilance? In this case you should look at Brave the Sands, Heliod, God of the Sun, Hold the Gates, Serra's Blessing and Angelic Field Marshal. Please dont take this the wrong way but I feel you have a fair few cards that aren't really in keeping with your gameplan or rest of the deck. For instance, Dragonlord Dromoka has a stax effect which youre not utilizing with other cards. Similarly, you're not running sacrifice so Ghoultree's mana reducing ability is unlikely to be utilized. Also, your land count is really low. An average EDH deck will run around 37 but you are using high costing creatures which require lands and ramp.

solarPULSAR on Selesnya Hexproof Enchantments

3 weeks ago

Oh right, hexproof is still weak to board wipes, so maybe something with regenerate or indestructible like Heroic Intervention or Asceticism. More expensive but great cards for decks like this are like Thrun, the Last Troll. I also like using stuff like Brave the Sands for vigilance so you can still block after going for damage. Cheers

mahdik on Doran, The King of Butts

3 weeks ago

Abrupt Decay in commander is meuh...., Necropotence is better than Underworld Connections in every way, considering you play no "beginning of the draw step" except Sylvan Library, I know Skinshifter is cool, but state base wise he's only a 1/1, if someone bolt it and you transform it in response, at the end of the turn it will still die, Maze of Ith is a most in commander against Voltron of deathtouch strategies, Brave the Sands is a good "vigilance all", in a commander with wall it's great, and Stalwart Shield-Bearers is another "Lord" for defender heavy strategy, Rolling Stones is also good if you run more defender, which you don't, good thing for normal commander.

Otherwise, great deck, I have a tiny leader similar, super fun!

kamarupa on Sucker Punch

4 weeks ago

Assuming 4x of each spell:

A very strong Soldiers tribal here. Maybe check out my soldiers concept Colonialists?

All your creatures are White and there aren't really non-creature permanents of importance, so 4xBrave the Elements over Faith's Shield.

1-2xBrave the Sands over Serra's Blessing.

Mainboard spells to consider: Knight of the White Orchid, Journey to Nowhere, Oblivion Ring.

Lands: 20xPlains, 1-2xSejiri Steppe

I think Fiendslayer Paladin is probably mostly sideboard creature, albeit a good one. maybe 1x Mainboard.

Sideboard considerations: Aegis of the Gods, Revoke Existence, Sanctimony, Elixir of Immortality, Pithing Needle.

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