Breya, Etherium Shaper


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 (C16) Mythic Rare

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Breya, Etherium Shaper

Legendary Artifact Creature — Human

When Breya, Etherium Shaper enters the battlefield, create two 1/1 blue Thopter artifact creature tokens with flying.

, Sacrifice two artifacts: Choose one —

  • Breya deals 3 damage to target player.
  • Target creature gets -4/-4 until end of turn.
  • You gain 5 life.

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Breya, Etherium Shaper Discussion

Spirits on Kaalia, Mirror Breaker EDH

5 days ago

Hi LuciferDarkstar,

Kaalia of the Vast is absolutely fun, playing giant, High CMC A/D/D!

I've seen the high threat level, even when there are Prossh, Skyraider of Kher or Kess, Dissident Mage or other high profile fast commanders like Breya, Etherium Shaper, but I also enjoy being attacked by 3 players so doesn't bother me. Doesn't make sense, as a primary aggro commander, shouldn't get that much attention.

I usually try and go for win T3-5 and hope not to get interrupted, if I can aggro a Kess, Dissident Mage to slow them down from combo by 1-2 turns, I can just hope I don't get disrupted. Still have an okay midrange if the game goes slower too.

I have a Mizzix of the Izmagnus too but enjoy playing the Tier3-4 commanders like my Arahbo, Roar of the World and taking down Tier 1 Commanders.

I also play $50 Budget commander (a few decks), that changes the dynamic and slows the game down for sure.

ducttapedeckbox on Help me decide on a ...

1 month ago

Hi all, been a while since I posted. I'm trying to get back into EDH and my Nekusar, the Mindrazer deck isn't doing it for me anymore. Here are some guidelines to help you help me!

  • I want a deck that doesn't feel repetitive. With Nekusar, I'm doing the exact same thing every game and it gets boring. I've been messing around with Muldrotha, the Gravetide goodstuff and Breya, Etherium Shaper tokens but nothing has clicked.
  • My group is consistently playing around $200 lists. I'd like to be around there too. Ideally I'd trade/put less than $100 in, and assume I have the lands to make any color combination work.
  • Not looking for a combo deck.
  • Tribal is an option, but the anthems / cost reduction cards are so expensive right now..

If not a commander suggestion, maybe an archetype?


legendofa on What Issues Exist that May ...

1 month ago

kanokarob Thank you for the clarifications, and my apologies for jumping on you. But could I please ask you to explain further what you meant by "a narratively necessary threat bigger than Bolas/the end of the world"? If my inference that you were suggesting that Alara would be most successful if it was nearly destroyed is incorrect, what were you going for? I understand it's not your main point, but it's a point I would like to understand.

I also agree that some people will hate New Alara for not being Old Alara. I think, and I admit to drawing from a small sample, that more people will respect and understand the necessary changes than condemn them.

Arvail I'll respond with continuing your example of Esper as the cards. The idea of mana in new shards was briefly touched on in Alara Reborn (Necromancer's Covenant comes to mind), but shard identity hasn't seen much if any development since. The idea of in Grixis or in Bant should allow for sufficient room to explore new meanings for without confining it entirely to artifacts. Punish Ignorance can only appear on Esper, thanks to its set and color identity, but has no interaction with artifacts. It could well be reprinted as part of a influenced Grixis. Breya, Etherium Shaper is from a -influenced Esper, in four colors. What would she look like without ? The mana influx to new places creates the room for exploration needed. As long as there is some artifact identity, some graveyard identity for Grixis, and so on, similar to Magic Origins having Lorwyn, Innistrad, and others' identity, the spirit of the original can be kept without unnecessary restrictions. If it was spread into two sets instead of condensed into one, I don't see any reason why the shards color identities couldn't be fully developed.

jordybear2002 on Breya needs some help putting ...

2 months ago

Hello! I am working on a Breya, Etherium Shaper deck and I am still not content with this deck! If you guys have some staples or commander decks of your on that would be great! Here is the outline for my deck.

Artifact of Engineers

Commander / EDH* jordybear2002


LVL_666 on The Song of Phyresis

2 months ago

Delta-117, your post is nothing but impressive. 75 minutes is alot of time to dedicate to a single post. Thank you.

Back in 2016, I wanted to acquire an Atraxa deck for myself, but unfortunately she was completely sold out everywhere. I had to settle for Breya, Etherium Shaper and Yidris, Maelstrom Weilder. Fast forward to 2018, and at a new LGS I spotted an Atraxa precon just sitting in the window. I asked if she was for sale, and ended up trading a Engineered Explosives and paying roughly 20ish bucks I think. I was lucky, because I wasn't the only person interested. I really wanted to build a deck surrounding the Praetors, because well...they're just really cool cards. I picked up a few at another LGS...but for this deck? I had plans.

Also, yes playing this deck is alot like archenemy. I am quickly voted Persona non grata, and the whole table quickly swoops in to destroy and dismantle all of my tools...while other less "scary" decks establish better boardstates, and eventually dominate the table into submission. Every game needs a villain, and I happily fill that role. And at the very least I have fun with it. I can't help but joke when I infect the whole table.

LANDS: The bond lands are cool and all, I just feel hesitant to include non-typed duals. Also the drawback is that those lands are duds if I ever play a 1v1 game. Admittedly it'd be rare when that happens, but it is definitely a possibility. Also,they can't be tutored. I'll admit the manabase is far from perfect, but i'll do some thinking (using your suggestions of course) and revise the list. What's funny is that I have a physical copy of Inkmoth Nexus in the deck already, but it's not on the digital list lol. Thanks for pointing that out.

Steady Progress is there primarily to keep tempo and increase poison counters on players, and drawing an extra card before the beginning of a turn is always a win. Now, Reliquary Tower is pretty niche. My deck doesn't get me a lot of draw unfortunately (something i'm working on), and the rare chance that Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur stays on the board long enough to really make Tower relevant...would be a surprise to me. I have a 2019 Reliquary Tower promo of it in my trade binder, I think i'll hold onto it and maybe do some experimenting.

Gavony Township seems like a really cool include. Given that most infect creatures need an increase in power and toughness placing +1/+1 counters on all of them in one fell swoop could be just the solution i'm looking for. I'll find a way to include it in the list.

CREATURES: I have a Phyrexian Swarmlord, just been trying to figure out how to work it into the deck. Corpse Cur has definitely been something of a dud where there have been just so few valid targets to bring back from the grave. My only qualm is that the deck needs some form of recursion, but Phyrexian Swarmlord is the bomb that this deck definitely needs to have a strong board state in the late game. I'll go ahead with your suggestion of swapping out the Putrefy, and see what happens. As for Champion of Lambholt, given that +1/+1 counters will never take center stage i'm hesitant to include her despite the benefits of the evasion she provides. Blightsteel Colossus is cool. Really, really cool. On theme, and intimidating- however the high CMC (even for this deck) just makes it unappealing to me.

Your other suggestion of Conqueror's Flail offers good protection (at least on my turn) and can potentially pump my creature up to +4/+4. If I see one, i'll pick it up and experiment with it. Also, I took a look at both lists and both Become Immense, Vines of Vastwood, and Mutagenic Growth (the flavor!) all caught my eye. All cards are instant speed, and can definitely make a player who begrudgingly accepts 1 poison counter to get far more than they bargained for. I want to figure out what to cut in order to include these beauties. Now, for Spellskite I like it. Full of flavor, and would be potentially a great albeit temporary defense. I just don't know what to cut for it. But the suggestion of Hatred really gave me pause. That's cool. It's applicable both early and late game...and can potentially end a player immediately for a fee of 9 to 17 life. Nobody would see it coming and it would be brutal. I'll definitely see if I can pick one of those up.

So on the topic of planeswalkers...I briefly considered including a Karn of some sort...but they deviate too far from theme. Honestly, I'm not really much of a fan of the mechanic. I have a few decks that have some Planeswalkers in them...but i feel really meh towards them. Just meh. Doubling Season would be great if this were a superfriends deck, but that is definitely something I want to stay away from. I'm just not a fan of those builds. As to your question about that Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite, the answer is yes. I have an actual copy of that card. Long story short I was at my LGS playing EDH with a friend and I mentioned that I wanted a copy of that card, but it was 1 - very difficult to find, and 2 - very expensive. Then he just casually mentions that he had one - for trade no less. For a moment I was dumbfounded, but then he reminded me that he was a judge. Funny I didn't pay attention to that. So, with not a moment to spare I whipped out my trade binder and said "do your worst". The follow list below is what he picked up (it's a long one):

It was quite the trade. My friend took my juicy trade binder to town. But in the end, it was all worth it. I look forward to more discussion on this deck. I'll post more of my thoughts later. Thanks for commenting.

luther on Mardifacts

2 months ago

I have been mulling over the concept of mardu artifacts and was wondering if there is any real payoff to adding white and black to red artifacts (and if it can be done reasonably without adding blue). I feel like there should be something worth it since esper is so strong in artifacts.

I think it would be very strong with a graveyard strategy with artifact creatures.

Is it worth doing? Do you have any ideas for good payoff cards? Am I bull headed for wanting to try without blue for Breya, Etherium Shaper?

Boza on Casually Competitive Format Idea

2 months ago

Literally anything is good. As mentioned, besides the 100 card singleton, it has nothing in common with Commander:

1/ Everything legal in Vintage is legal in Highlander - you get to play a lot of broken stuff that you cannot in Commander.

2/ Points list - but not every single broken thing at once. The list works great at curbing power level and is diligently curated. Do you want to run Flash and Protean Hulk? Congrats that is ten points and you cannot play any other pointed cards.

3/ No commander indentity restriction - ever wanted to run Birthing Pod in your Breya, Etherium Shaper deck? Well, in CanHan you can! Splashes are extremely common.

4/ 1v1, 20 life - a lot of aggro stragies are invalidated in commander just because you have to work through 120 life. A lot of infinite combo strategies available in Commander are invalidated in CanHan, because there are no other opponents to focus on. Also, you single target Counterspell in commander does nothing to 2 out of 3 opponents. Here, its effects are amplified.

5/ Literally anything is possible - decks are limitless, viable strategies are wide. It is a brewer's paradise.

For example, to counteract enpc's lack of combos in the deck, here is one with 15:

Jeskai combo control

Wurmlover on So . . . The Start to a Combo Deck

3 months ago

well in that case I would take a serious look at Breya, Etherium Shaper. she seems to be exactly what you're looking for. Also, you might need to do a little better than 75% when fighting zur doomsday consistently, because that's a tiered cEDH deck. a funny counter to it is playing Tome Scour for the memes.

I also apologize, I missed the budget in your description.

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