Brazen Borrower

Brazen Borrower

Creature — Faerie Rogue



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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Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Standard Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Arena Legal
Historic Legal
Leviathan Legal
Pioneer Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Unformat Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Limited Legal
Brawl Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pre-release Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal

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Brazen Borrower Discussion

Murphy77 on Slither Lock - Dimir Flash Slitherwisp Control

3 days ago

I like your take on a popular theme - +1 - I am not, however, totally sold on 4 each of Brazen Borrower and Zulaport Duelist and might go for 2 of each. If we look at Thieves' Guild Enforcer and Soaring Thought-Thief we can start talking of the power of 8, where your rogues gain extra effects with 8. Nighthawk Scavenger adds to the power of 8. A janky, tongue-in-cheek suggestion to trigger the power of 8 would be Maddening Cacophony.

Caerwyn on blue eqvialent of disenchant

1 week ago

There are no Standard-legal options in mono-Blue to destroy or exile enchantments.

You are going to have to use a bounce spell to return the permeant to its owners hand. It is not an ideal solution as your opponent can always recast the card, but it buys you a turn without the enchantment on the field and gives you the option of countering it when they try to recast.

Your best Standard options that hit enchantments are probably Into the Roil and Brazen Borrower.

Destroyerbirb on Izzet Tempo - Tournament Ready

1 week ago

abby315 For 1) and 2), I feel if I am running more threats, I won’t need to rely on Unsummon as a backup plan. I am considering Brazen Borrower and Magmatic Channeler for more threats, and have stuff against removal in the sideboard. Also, I don’t like mainboarding stuff to combat decks when I have a sideboard.

For 3) it’s the same thing about sideboarding as with 2). Also, with a little bit of 5), I can dig with Anticipate to find any copies that I need. I didn’t know Lurrus of the Dream-Den and Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger was the deck to beat.

For 4) I am an aggressive mulliganer, so I don’t like it when I see a late game card in my hand.

For 5), I like Crash Through because at worst it’s a cantrip, and at most it’s the difference between me winning or losing the game. I like Anticipate because I have a lot of copies of it, and I don’t have to reveal anything. I don’t like running much removal, so it’s a no for Blitz of the Thunder-Raptor, and I don’t like Silundi Vision  Flip because I have to choose and reveal an Instant or Sorcery, which means I’m light on threats.

You really got me thinking, and I might take some of your options.

abby315 on Izzet Tempo - Tournament Ready

1 week ago

I'm running a similar deck on MTGA and I have a few suggestions:

1) I fully agree with above that you should either add 1-2 Brazen Borrower or 1-2 Heartfire Immolator as additional threats. I actually run 2 of both, for a total of 16 threats. I don't know if you've been running hands, but you'll find that you really need a threat in the opener, and at 12 threats you'll have to mulligan often to find one, which hurts your spell density. However, I waffle on Immolator since it doesn't fly.

2) Stern Dismissal should be Unsummon. Again, you're threat-light and this is not a true burn deck, so the option to save your creature and blank removal is more important than bouncing enchantments. I can't think of a deck that really utilizes any Banishing Light type effects and, in that scenario, Unsummoning your own creature can work just as well.

3) You should probably have 4 Spikefield Hazard  Flip. It's a great spell against Kroxa and Lurrus decks, which are probably the most popular decks in the meta ATM. It's also very good against Rogues. Being a MDFC really lowers your opportunity cost, especially since the deck doesn't really need turn 1 open mana.

4) I see no reason not to run 4 Shatterskull Smashing  Flip. I won't lie that it's an underwhelming removal spell, but being any spell to trigger Riddleform is super important. You have to be the faster deck anyway, and I often can play it tapped since the deck is low on curve.

I also prefer a build with 2x Silundi Vision  Flip and 3x Blitz of the Thunder-Raptor over Anticipate and some Crash Through. I really think Anticipate is too slow here. But that's probably up for debate!

Destroyerbirb on Izzet Tempo - Tournament Ready

1 week ago

gatotempo The reason I am running Roil Eruption over Thundering Rebuke is because it can hit players too, but Thundering Rebuke might be an addition to my sideboard.

plakjekaas I think that twelve threats in a spellslinger deck are enough, but in case there aren't, I have some strong sideboard creatures two are good at combating several strategies. However, I do agree with you that Brazen Borrower and Magmatic Channeler are good additions. I am thinking about adding these. My problems with Brazen Borrower I explained on the decklist itself, and Magmatic Channeler is quite a vulnerable creature. Also, Magmatic Channeler can be chump blocked quite easily.

Thank you guys for your suggestions! I am seriously thinking about these.

Destroyerbirb on Izzet Tempo - Tournament Ready

1 week ago

Daveslab2022 Thanks for the comment.

I am thinking about them but am not sure for two reasons for each of them.

For the Bonecrusher Giant it’s a two mana shock with minor upside, which is slowing the deck more than I would like. Also, a 4/3 for 3 is great in a deck that can utilise that better than an Izzet deck. It’s in my sideboard for more removal heavy decks, as it’s better then than regularly. Also, I would get more if only they weren’t so hard to get.

Brazen Borrower is an interesting option. It would be better for the deck, but it’s looking to do things on the opponent’s turn, which isn’t ideal for Prowess abilities. Also, it’s one of the most expensive cards in standard, and that’s no easy feat. I might be able to borrow a few from a friend, but don’t expect it otherwise to show up on the decklist.

Thanks for the suggestions though, I am really thinking about these.

Daveslab2022 on Izzet Tempo - Tournament Ready

1 week ago

There is so much upside to Bonecrusher Giant and Brazen Borrower. This is also the perfect deck for them. The latter is the best tempo card printed in awhile. Definitely add some of these dudes.

plakjekaas on Izzet Tempo - Tournament Ready

1 week ago

You're a bit light on threats. Brazen Borrower (expensive, I know) or Magmatic Channeler might be valuable additions.

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