Brion Stoutarm


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masters 25 (A25) Rare
Commander's Arsenal (CMA) Rare
MTG: Commander (CMD) Rare
Lorwyn (LRW) Rare

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Brion Stoutarm

Legendary Creature — Giant Warrior

Lifelink (Whenever this creature deals damage, you gain that much life.)

{R}, {T}, Sacrifice a creature other than Brion Stoutarm: Brion Stoutarm deals damage equal to the sacrificed creature's power to target player.

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Brion Stoutarm Discussion

Bloodytrailz on It's raining men, HALLELUJAH!

6 days ago

I gotta admit, when i just saw the deckname I was expecting Brion Stoutarm to really make it 'rain men'.

Love the theme either way haha.

multimedia on The to expensive to be budget, budget deck

3 weeks ago

Hey, you're welcome.

Hydras can be fun, but they are rarely ever core cards because they can be replaced too easily for other creatures/cards that give more value when you play them. Having a 20/20 Hydra is neat, but it's not really what you want for a big creature in Commander. Instead of high power/toughness you want value from the creature when you play it, repeatable value from the creature each turn or when it dies.

If your deck's strategy is built around making a lot of mana then that's good with Hydras, but the strategy with Omnath shouldn't be to make a lot of mana. It's instead to put a lot of lands onto the battlefield. Making a lot of mana doesn't mean you have a lot lands instead you're playing cards that can generate lots of green or colorless mana.

If you're a fan of Hydras and want to play them then consider a different Commander? Marath, Will of the Wild is a budget choice for a deck around Hydras because it's like a Hydra in the sense since you pump mana into it to make it big. Marath also cares about and interacts with +1/+1 counters which is what fuels most Hydra's high power.

A deck with Marath as Commander can use +1/+1 synergies that are good with Hydras such as Forgotten Ancient, Gyre Sage, Abzan Falconer, Tuskguard Captain, Brion Stoutarm, etc. But this would be a totally different deck than Omnath. Ordinarily, I wouldn't suggest a budget $100 three color deck because a playable manabase would be too expensive, but green with it's many land fixing cards can help to make it work.

Suns_Champion on All About EDH

1 month ago

Another great resource that I will put in Suns_Champion's Well of Ideas!

I'd like to make a suggestion for the recommended Boros commanders. Drop two of Aurelia, the Warleader. Gisela, Blade of Goldnight, or Iroas, God of Victory for:

Brion Stoutarm and Firesong and Sunspeaker.

My reasoning being that Boros has always been the color of attackattackattack and your list of commanders just helps that narrative and ignores(in my opinion) the two most interesting Boros commanders. Brion is all about sacking big creatures, not necessarily attacking, and Fire&Sun are about casting huge damage spells and gaining tons of life. Adding these two would round out the Boros lineup and give people a better idea of all the colors can do for them. Like this:

  1. flippy protection/boardwips goodstuff angel

  2. sacking big creature shenanigans + lifegain

  3. attackattackattackattack FOR THE LEGION

  4. big long-named lifelinked damage spells/sunforger control

And look, I might be a little biased, as I run both these commanders, but I like to think myself as a Boros.. Expert?.. so that's why I think you could make the swap. Anyway, love the list! Keep up the great work!

BMHKain on The Rule of Law/Arcane Lab ...

2 months ago

@bushido_man96: It is a huge debate about Boros' Place in cEDH. From the link here:

Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

Commander / EDH* thegigibeast

SCORE: 1334 | 8258 COMMENTS | 1475292 VIEWS | IN 797 FOLDERS

you can tell they are Tier 4 AT MOST. & yet, has Stax. Eldrazi Displacer, Counterspells like Red Elemental Blast & even Illumination, Sunforger Packages w/ a myriad of great / Instants at most at

(Stupid Tier 4 though... I want the T4 Boros CMDRs to be promoted to Tier 3; at least Depala, Pilot Exemplar, Gisela, Blade of Goldnight, Tajic, Legion's Edge, Basandra, Battle Seraph, Akiri, Line-Slinger/Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder, Iroas, God of Victory, Firesong and Sunspeaker, Brion Stoutarm, & Aurelia, the Warleader could all count...)

Bottom line: Yes; it does exist. But Boros's potential is so untapped, I'll just lend a link: (Copypaste this if you want.)

There are cards in MTG nobody knows of that could help Boros. The usual CMC for the whole deck is ~<2. I wonder if this is possible since Boros likes CMC3 stuff to a degree. I'll find some CMC<2 stuff though... Hope this helps! :)

Ocelot44 on Some Bulls Want to Watch the World Burn

2 months ago

You only run 32 lands?! One of which is Maze of Ith?! How on earth do you get away with running so few lands with a curve like this? I can never get a three-land hand without at least 35

Have you thought about Heartless Hidetsugu? You run lots of damage doublers and things that protect yourself, so maybe it'd be worth trying out

If you find that you can get rid of your hand very quickly, I personally have had great success with Ghirapur Orrery. Most EDH archetypes can't benefit off of its abilities, and I think this deck might be able to capitalize on it in the late game

Lastly, Serra Avatar can be really funny in a lifelink deck like this, especially if you have a way to Fling her, or use Brion Stoutarm

ZendikariWol on Having Doubts

2 months ago

If you're looking for flavor-over-power commanders, there are a lot to consider. Since innately political decks are... clearly off limits for you, I'll stick to more 'fun build-around' commanders.

Daxos the Returned could be a really fun casual deck. Especially creatureless! I'm brewing it soon.

Ezuri, Claw of Progress is a commander I have had tons of fun with. He allows for interaction on the board and he's far from invulnerable, but he can hold his own and there are a stunning amount of sweet 2-or-less-power creatures.

Najeela, the Blade-Blossom is a neat warrior commander. Tribal is always fun! Come to think of it, there are a million sweet tribes you could build, if you'd like me to go into detail that's fine but idk this comment is gonna be long already.

Nekusar, the Mindrazer is a totally casual deck that is known for drawing no hate at all!

Marchesa, the Black Rose is super casual and could be a whole pile of fun!

Emmara, Soul of the Accord tap shenanigans is actually super strong and idk what your meta looks like so...?

Feldon of the Third Path can hold its own and is also a big ol' heap of fun.

Karlov of the Ghost Council is a powerful enough commander, insane when built ideally, but can also be super casual!

Brion Stoutarm looks super casual and fun.

Exava, Rakdos Blood Witch could be a neat self-harm/aggro list if you want something a little mindless that still has some synergies.

Some of the partner combinations could be super neat as well? Idk.

Also if you have questions on any of these, everything I've suggested, I have a brew for either upcoming or presently.

TheVectornaut on Pridemate's Soul and Spirit

3 months ago

I'd definitely recommend adding some redundancy for Ajani's Pridemate since the deck relies on it so much. Sunbond is an option that I've found very effective in my G/W enchantment list. It's slower, but if your meta is slow enough for Brion Stoutarm, it'd probably be fine. It also works extremely well with lifelinkers. Another thing you might consider is swapping out Glitterfang. I understand the theory of casting it for life every turn, however, that plan gives the opponent too much time to respond without generating any other value. Most soul sister strategies rely on the creation of many tokens at once (Spectral Procession or even Crested Sunmare in a slower deck) or they use Ranger of Eos to fetch more gas (Serra Ascendant, Martyr of Sands, or more sisters). If you are looking to go with the flicker route, Norin the Wary, Champion of the Parish, and Purphoros, God of the Forge make a nifty team.

DasButch on Pridemate's Soul and Spirit

3 months ago

Pridemate's Soul and Spirit

Standard* DasButch


Soul Warden, Soul's Attendant and Glitterfang work together to gain life. Spirit Bonds can double it by putting a soul token in each turn. Deck gains life in small increments quickly to boost Ajani's Pridemate. When Ajani's Pridemate gets big enough, His soul sets your opponent ablaze with Soul's Fire. Ajani's Pridemate can also be flung with Brion Stoutarm with lifelink. Sword of Vengeance lets Ajani's Pridemate lay the smack down. Spirit Bonds allows some protection for the Pridemate. Equip Dragon Throne of Tarkir to Ajani's Pridemate to make all your creatures +X/+X and trample to end the game. Defender doesn't matter on Ajani's Pridemate With Dragon Throne of Tarkir. You can still use Soul's Fire or Brion Stoutarm. Or just Equip Dragon Throne of Tarkir elsewhere. Archangel of Thune Gets everyone lost of counters quickly!

Any Advice is welcome!!

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