Brazen Borrower

Brazen Borrower

Creature — Faerie Rogue

Flash

Flying

Brazen Borrower can block only creatures with flying.


(You may cast Brazen Borrower from exile if you sent it on an adventure.)


Petty Theft

Instant — Adventure

Return target nonland permanent an opponent controls to its owner's hand.


(You may cast Petty Theft for from anywhere that you have the permission to cast this, then exile it on an adventure instead of putting it into your graveyard. When you have not chosen to cast Petty Theft, this card is treated only as Brazen Borrower in whatever zone it is in.)

(Example scenarios for Petty Theft: You may cast this off of Melek, Izzet Paragon . You may not target this with Snapcaster Mage . Thalia, Guardian of Thraben increases the cost of this. Electrodominance requires X=2. You may cast this from a cascade spell if the spell has a cost greater than Brazen Borrower's cost. If you cast a Petty Theft that another player owns, only you may cast the Brazen Borrower that got sent on an adventure, not the owner.)

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Throne of Eldraine (ELD) Mythic Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Brazen Borrower Discussion

pistolpeteiii on Gruul Aggro: Theros Beyond Death

2 days ago

Boza thanks for your suggestions!

Thank you again for your suggestions! Like I said I think they might be suited for a similar deck but aren't the exact effects I am looking to pull off with this build. I hope I explained my decision making well enough, feel free to disagree or build one however you see fit!

VampiricJace on My Bae, Thassa (Blue Devotion is Back!)

3 days ago

pistolpeteiii: Thanks! It's funny; my current standard deck on Arena is also Mono-U, and it is completely different. It utilizes a lot of tempo-control, like Gadwick, the Wizened , Brazen Borrower , and Unsummon , to push win cons like Brineborn Cutthroat . Didn't even put 2-and-2 together that Wavebreak Hippocamp is far more suited to that completely different Mono-U deck.

I will look into your suggestions and see how it goes. The other advice I received was good, but I think was caught up in not distinguishing the two decks I just outlined like me. For example, I had Mu Yanling, Sky Dancer included but opted it out, etc.

Now that I made the distinction I'm going to push this to a better, more clean cut direction.

pistolpeteiii on Bant Thassa

3 days ago

I like this build, it reminds me of the popular Roon of the Hidden Realm EDH decks. I have a few thoughts that you might like to consider:

  • First off I think reducing the number of high end cards, and smoothing out the curve a bit will help you out alot here. Meteor Golem really isn't needed if you are using Agent of Treachery to steal everything, and I would much rather devote those 4 slots to something like Cavalier of Gales . It is a great target for Thassa, Deep-Dwelling , provides plenty of blue devotion, along with being an Elemental for Risen Reef, and is a major recurring threat that is hard to deal with without exile effects. A straight up swap of all 4 copies would be ideal.

  • I think your card draw is going to be good enough through Cloudkin Seer , Fblthp, the Lost , Risen Reef and Teferi, Time Raveler that you won't need to run Guardian Project . It is at a point in the mana curve where you would realistically like to be impacting the board, and this build is looking to get into the late game quickly. I would rather play a ramp creature such as Leafkin Druid to get your Agent of Treachery out earlier, or a removal effect such as Brazen Borrower to give you more time against any aggressive matchups.

  • Charming Prince seems pretty weak in this build since it doesn't add devotion for Thassa, Deep-Dwelling or have the Elemental creature typing. There aren't too many better options in standard for Elemental creatures without playing , however Cavalier of Thorns is a good card to pair with Risen Reef . The mana is going to be tough though, so sticking to a base and only splashing for Teferi, Time Raveler will help clean up the mana. Alternatively, you could run Gilded Goose instead to get your 3 CMC cards on the board turn 2.

It wasn't mentioned whether or not this was intended to be a budget build, so I am sorry if the cards mentioned are either out of price range or too high of rarity to craft with wildcards on MTG Arena, but the power level in standard is extremely high as of Throne of Eldraine and this deck would need to be tuned pretty well in order to be competitive. I hope you like my suggestions!

pistolpeteiii on My Bae, Thassa (Blue Devotion is Back!)

4 days ago

I like the build, however I have a few comments regarding the overall play pattern of the deck.

So to summarize, I would make sure to include the following:

I would consider adding the following:

I would remove the following:

capriom85 on What have you been playing?

4 days ago

Argy, I have been playing mono blue devotion. The list that you see posted most often wasn’t getting the job done. I swapped the set of Curious Obsession out in favor of a play set of Wizard's Retort . In this deck is basically Counterspell . I also removed things like Spell Pierce and Dive Down . There just weren’t enough moment’s where they go the job done. I added in more Brazen Borrower and went to a full set of Harbinger of the Tides . Even if I am not bouncing and tapping a lot of stuff for tempo plays I am usually playing my stuff at opponent’s end step so I can leave counter mana up for things I honestly cannot deal with.

I find control to be a decent matchup for me most of the time, as long as I keep Teferi, Time Raveler off the board. I can outlast most of my burn matchups.

Things I have trouble beating are dredge and Gruul aggro. As long as I can stick a Grafdigger's Cage , I can close out games 2 and 3 against dredge with minimal stress. Against the Gruul deck, I can slow them with Tidebinder Mage , but between Gruul Spellbreaker and Embercleave , I have trouble keeping my life above 0. Steel Leaf Champion is also stupid good against this.

VampiricJace on My Bae, Thassa (Blue Devotion is Back!)

5 days ago

jroyhood: Thanks! I didn't take it face value (for example, the Brazen Borrower has worked so well for me I couldn't take out 2). But, I'm going to heavily playtest this new version, having included a lot of your advice.

Thoughts on having Thassa, Deep-Dwelling be included at all? Her ability plays well very well with Cavalier of Gales , Syr Elenora, the Discerning , & Thassa's Oracle , but other than that, she might not be the perfect inclusion. Of course, however, I made this deck because I'm a Thassa fanboy..lol.

jroyhood on My Bae, Thassa (Blue Devotion is Back!)

6 days ago

I really like this iteration of drawing out your own deck. I think Wavebreak Hippocamp is definitely mainboard material. The ability stacks, so if you can manage to have 2 or 3 out at the same time, you will really capitalize on playing Opt or Glimpse of Freedom . I think you should run 2 or 3 Wavebreak Hippocamp s, a playset of Opt , and a playset of Glimpse of Freedom . In a deck where drawing is your main way to win, it can't hurt to have at least 8 instant draw spells, especially in synergy with The Magic Mirror and the Hippocamp.

I don't see the need for a playset of Brazen Borrower . 2 would be plenty. WIth the amount of draw/scry power already present in your deck, I don't think you would need Castle Vantress . Personally it feels too steep a mana ability to play well.

I would take out Kasmina, Enigmatic Mentor and the 2nd Mu Yanling, Sky Dancer and add an additional Omen of the Sea . Narset, Parter of Veils is much more solid from a control standpoint than Kasmina, and offers quicker deck cycling. Although, that last one may be a matter of preference.

Hope this helps! Ultimately how you like to play matters most. I definitely like the structure of this deck, though. Seems like it's really easy to hit Thassa's Oracle and/or Jace, Wielder of Mysteries .

P.S. - if you wanted to go the Jace, Wielder of Mysteries route, adding in Contentious Plan would do really well with getting his -8 off.

Magnanimous on Bug Control

1 week ago

Why no one mana plays? There are plenty out there in your colors. To name a few, Deathrite Shaman , Thoughtseize , Fatal Push , Spell Pierce , Spectral Sailor .

Also, there are plenty of BUG decks already made, I think the idea of a UG tempo/control deck is pretty interesting though. You could replace some of your black removal with bounce spells and add in a few more creatures or planeswalkers to add pressure or to deal with opposing creatures. Courser of Kruphix , Tireless Tracker , and Thing in the Ice  Flip come to mind. In any deck (but especially this one) Brazen Borrower will be amazing, I really like Frilled Mystic and Hydroid Krasis , but they might be a bit too expensive to run 8 total. If I were to make a UG tempo deck, I'd have Thing in the Ice  Flip, Brazen Borrower , and maybe two other creatures and pack the rest of the deck with Opt , Unsummon , Censor , etc. with room for a few green bombs of your choice ( Tireless Tracker and Hydroid Krasis are good for that).

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