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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Set Rarity
Throne of Eldraine (ELD) Mythic Rare

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

Brazen Borrower Discussion

Sylvarion on Shadow Fae

16 hours ago

I think that this could definitely work without the Jace. While it doesn't serve exactly the same purpose another Brazen Borrower would work well, as I consider this one of the most powerful creatures in Modern right now. Additionally another Thoughtseize might work well too. Thanks for the compliment. This is one of my favorite decks I've built. I mostly play at kitchen tables, so this deck might be overkill. I do think that it would perform nicely at FNM as well though.

Daarkest on Jeskai mid-range with Dreadhorde

17 hours ago

Void Snare is a pretty awful card in almost every format, save limited. I recommend Brazen Borrower instead.

zephyr_chang on Flash Dance

1 day ago

Creatures are generally small, which would not be a problem if you can keep the opponent's board clear through bounces/counterspells/removals. Problem is, you only have 4 bounces Brazen Borrower, 3 counterspells Mystic Snake, and almost no removal (other than Ice-Fang Coatl, and I don't think you are running enough snow permanents to activate deathtouch all the time). So it might be tough to get through once opponent lands a blocker or two. You will need your draws to line up very nicely. Theoretically you can return some cards to your hand with Whitemane Lion and Quickling and Jeskai Barricade to cast them again, but that would be turn 3 at the quickest, and sets your tempo back.

I also don't think Omen of the Sea is strong enough for Modern outside of a control shell. Maybe you should play some 1-CMC cantrips instead? The 2-drop slot is too crowded and you have no 1-drops, which is also quite odd for a tempo deck.

SmarmyMarmy on Flash Tribal (Pioneer)

1 week ago

Thanks for the suggestions!

I like the Singers. I put in the Sailors because of the low-cost flash trigger for Slitherwisp and a mana sink for late game than can help trigger the Vandal.

I did have Greatsharks at first, but then found the Silumgar Sorcerer for a lower cmc creature counter.

Petty Theft on the Brazen Borrower is much more efficient than the Shoreshark for bouncing because it can hit more targets and doesn't need a mutate target.

Umori would just take up space in the main deck--that's the whole point of companion, right, to have guaranteed access to it? I originally had some non-creature flash cards in my initial deck idea, but when I saw that I was at a high creature count, I just went all creatures in the main board to have Umori companion. He's just a bonus, really, so there'd be no reason to have him clog up the deck.

I've been struggling with the right amount of land with this one. If I swap in Greatsharks (which, thinking about it, I'd probably do Dirge Bat instead) then I'd for sure keep the land count as-is. Or, I could lean into the lower cost, cut some higher costs that I'm not supper excited about (Siren, Obstrutionist), go lower cmc with Trickster and Singers, then drop 1-2 land. With the little playtesting/goldfishing I've done, hitting the first three lands on time is critical so I don't want to cut too much land.

GoblinElectromancer on Ninja Unite

1 week ago

I would definitely play discard such as Inquisition of Kozilek or Thoughtseize. Maybe cut the Void Shatters for Remands. A copy of Dismember for removal could be good. I would take out the Elixir of Immortality and Whispersilk Cloak. Gaining 5 life for isn't worth it and Whispersilk Cloak can stop some of your creatures from being ninjutsued. Even though it gives unblock able their are just better cards to play. You could include fairies by putting in Brazen Borrower and Spellstutter Sprite. Umezawa's Charm is kinda weak. Maybe play some Spectral Sailors instead. For land take out the Dismal Backwaters and Sunken Hollow and replace them with Darkslick Shoress and Watery Graves.

Good Luck!

draaien on Tropical Merfolk

2 weeks ago

Hey just a small suggestion but maybe switch Vapor Snag with Brazen Borrower. It is not a merfolk but adds some more treat density. Also don't get bullied into playing old versions of merfolk, Cursecatcher is no longer what merflok does or needs. You probably already know Nikachu but he is a pretty good/well known merfolk player.

GoblinElectromancer on Lutri's spellbook

3 weeks ago

I love the idea of Lutri, the Spellchaser in modern. This deck has way too much land. Cut three or four and cut the tapped lands. Play 4 Steam Vents and 4 Sulfur Falls. I would play a Delver of Secrets  Flip, Opt, Remand, Blood Moon, Brazen Borrower, Magmatic Sinkhole, Narset, Parter of Veils, Fact or Fiction, and Bonecrusher Giant. Good Luck!

Metropolis39 on Modern 8-Pride

3 weeks ago

Selfless Spirit is a great flier to consider. Aven Mindcensor is a great card for the maindeck or sideboard. Brazen Borrower is a better bounce spell than gust of wind as it doubles as a threat

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