Brion Stoutarm


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders 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) None
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

ThallionDarkshine on Brion EDH

1 day ago

The more I think about it, I'm convinced that Deathrender would actually be a good inclusion. The only problem is that it really needs a draw engine to support it. Still, if I add more equipment tutors to the list I think it would be really good. I'm picturing something like Brion Stoutarm + Deathrender + Heirloom Blade + Thornbite Staff + Serra Avatar, where you pay to deal your life total in damage to an opponent and gain that much life. However, it requires a lot of pieces to work well, so I'm not sure about it.

Suns_Champion on Super Smash Boros | Firesong & Sunspeaker EDH

1 week ago

manticoreknight Thanks for the comment! Gisela is already in the deck. thought about HH but didn't like him here, distracts from the main gameplan. Mind's Eye is good I'll consider it. Thanks again! Don't forget to upvote if you like the deck!

ogarith I am definitely still thinking about it. I don't have many targets but the repeated value is so tempting... thanks again! Please upvote!

elgosu1337 thanks for the detailed and extensive advice!

Been thinking about cutting Young Pyromancer and Monastery Mentor... I've already cut Blaze Commando so they seem next in line. I like them because, while they don't advance my specific gameplan, they still synergize with it and give me a ton of value. If I cut just one which would you cut?

Thalia's Lancers gets Neheb, the Eternal. I keep them because I feel Neheb is that important to the deck. And they can grab a finisher like Gisela or if Neheb is unavailible and I'm starving for draws Azor's Gateway  Flip. Might be cut after I get to playtest the deck but it'll stay for now.

I like Puresteel Paladin but not sure how heavy into equipment synergy I can go. Already finding room for Basilisk Collar, hope it works great. I want to avoid infect so no Grafted Exoskeleton. Sword of Kaldra seems to expensive and distracts from the theme. Darksteel Plate is already in the deck. Eight-and-a-Half-Tails was considered early on but is only good with painter's servant out and nixes the lifegain I get from my own creatures. Indestructible over protection. Sunbond was cut the other day. I really like it but had to make room. Might find it's way back in.

Isochron Scepter like I said above I'm low on targets and it seems hard to set up. Especially if i draw it late game. Tempting though.

I see your points here. Volcanic Fallout and Sulfurous Blast and Vandalblast will hit the maybeboard!

All the damage doublers are good but require me to have both the damage spell and the doubling spell in hand, and the mana to cast both. From my experience with Neheb and Brion Stoutarm I'm not a fan personally.

I'm glad you took the time and got a thorough understanding of the deck. Really appreciate it. Thanks again! Would love an upvote too!


Note #1: I'm considering adding another combo. Strionic Resonator and Sands of Time. This gives me infinite mana/untaps during my upkeep, meaning if I have Comet Storm or Aurelia's Fury in hand I win the game. Or Sunforger and Mistveil Plains. trying to come up with uses if I don't have those things out/in hand though. let me know your thoughts. Boros combo! Can ya believe it?

Note #2: I've noticed a few more Firesong and Sunspeaker decks popping up. This is good! I now need a unique name to make mine stand out. Any suggestion are much appreciated.

Thanks all!

Suns_Champion on Firesong and Sunspeaker: Boros burn!

1 week ago

Well everyone, Dominaria is answering my wildest hopes and dreams! A Boros Burn/Lifegain Commander that's actually really really good!

Boros? Burn? In EDH?

I've been pretty much on cloud 9 all day! It's literally a blend of my two favorite commanders, Brion Stoutarm and Neheb, the Eternal and my joy knows no bounds! So I need some level-headed brewers to help me out haha!

See some notes in the description and previous comments!

Firesong and Sunspeaker

Commander / EDH* Suns_Champion


Firesong and Sunspeaker

Legendary Creature Minotaur Cleric 4/6

Red instant and sorcery spells you control have lifelink.

Whenever a white instant or sorcery spell causes you to gain life, Firesong and Sunspeaker deals 3 damage to target creature or player.

Thanks in advance! FOR THE LEGION

EDIT: Need cut suggestions really bad!

Atavistic on Looking for my next Commander

1 week ago

Wow, I'm truly surprised at the sheer diversity of recommendations here. I've taken a decent amount of time to look at each option and think through whether they fit my interests and if I can feasibly make them work on my maximum initial investment of GBP200.

First, those I have completely ruled out, and why:

The Gitrog Monster: Reasons as outlined in my second post in this thread

Nekusar, the Mindrazer: Absolutely despise this card and have no interest in wheels.deck, especially when someone at my LGS already does that, and it's absolutely maddening to play against at the best of times.

Gisa and Geralf: I like the idea of Zombie tribal on paper, but while there is graveyard synergy (what kind of Zombies would they be if there wasn't graveyard synergy?), the tribe as a whole seems far too linear, and a lot of the staple Zombie cards are pretty expensive, so I probably couldn't afford to build any kind of decent deck from it on my current budget.

Sapling of Colfenor: I investigated Treefolk tribal early on into my time in Commander, but I wasn't ever able to get a decent decklist together and it didn't actually interest me much at all, despite the gimmick the tribe offers.

Rafiq of the Many: I despise Voltron as I find it too linear and it makes games way too short (either you win quickly or lose quickly as everyone hates you out), so I have no interest in building a deck of this nature at this stage.

Roon of the Hidden Realm: I've already decided that, when I eventually do a flicker deck, it will be built around Ephara, God of the Polis, who was the first mythic I pulled from a pack when I got back into the game 18 or so months ago (in my first pack no less).

The Scorpion God: Not because I dislike it (as honestly, I do quite like the idea), but because a friend of mine has already built a Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons deck and Scorpion just feels like an inferior version of that deck, as you swap green for red and lose out on a lot in the process.

Phenax, God of Deception: Not at all what I'm interested in right now, as straight mill on its own is highly unpopular and not something I want to delve into.

The Mimeoplasm and Alesha, Who Smiles at Death: Both of these seem to pretty much entirely rely on the graveyard to function properly and, while I like having the graveyard as a resource, I don't want something that can't function without it, as all it takes is one Bojuka Bog to nerf either of these decks, or so it appears to me anyhow).

Queen Marchesa and Selvala, Explorer Returned: Both fantastic generals, but I'm not currently interested in doing a political build, as I want something a little more nasty (but without going into full-blown stax, obviously) for a change of pace from my current decks, which are all slightly too nice more often than not.

Brion Stoutarm: I previously tried creating a list for this guy, but I couldn't get any kind of result I was happy with so I gave up on it. Besides, there seems to be a much, much more interesting option in Boros colours in Dominaria, which I'll have to have a look at eventually.

Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest: He seemed interesting and a decent comparison against Glissa, the Traitor as a Commander option, but the Primer I found for him made it sound like either a Stax build or a token-based build, the former of which I don't want to do and the latter of which I'm already working on with my Hazezon Tamar decklist. However, if I do end up doing Glissa, he will likely be a useful addition to the 99.

Sek'Kuar, Deathkeeper: Honestly, as someone mentioned in the thread, he seems like too much of a glass cannon and he just seems to be Jund goodstuff really, which isn't particularly appealing to me. I don't mind a goodstuff build, but I like the Commander of my deck to actually matter rather than just being a choice to get certain colours.

Atraxa, Praetors' Voice: Even ignoring the fact that the card itself is close to 30GBP everywhere I look, I'm pretty certain that on my current budget a four-colour mana base is not really financially viable. Also, while I know she can be built in dozens of ways, it doesn't interest me to use a Commander that is one of, if not the, most commonly-built ever.

Varolz, the Scar-Striped: The only reason that this one doesn't interest me is because I don't really like the Scavenge ability as it doesn't seem all that powerful to me, especially when Varolz doesn't have any kind of in-built evasion to benefit from so many +1/+1 counters going on him.

Another post will follow running through the remaining six choices (Teneb, the Harvester, Saffi Eriksdotter, Skullbriar, the Walking Grave, Oona, Queen of the Fae, Vela the Night-Clad and Tasigur, the Golden Fang), and my thoughts on those (and also one new option from the Dominaria leaks that have now been confirmed official by WotC.

Thorbogl on Looking for my next Commander

2 weeks ago

few suggestions: Sek'Kuar, Deathkeeper : a strong underplayed jund commander with access to overwhelming synergy, but feels a bit glass-cannon-like.

Brion Stoutarm : a boros commander, just steal your enemys creatures, and Fling them back. Keeps you alive with his lifelink, and is a very unorthodox commander. probably fun.

Roon of the Hidden Realm : he's quite popular(2nd bant commander on edhrec), but still, he is just can get the maximum value out of your cards and reuse your etb's, all enabled by an awesome rhino playboy

anyway, have fun brewing

Suns_Champion on desperated and in need

1 month ago

Brion Stoutarm. I've totally ignored the color problems you have, but he has a low cmc, is aggro/synergy based, uses Gisela to great effect, and doesn't have a ton of creatures out at one time making board wipes not as scary. You can also fling stuff in response to board wipes so you can get very political.

Also remember that Boros has Boros Charm which is basically a counterspell against board-wipes.

My Brion deck if interested: Bad Luck Brion

Spirit_Logan on Brion the Goat-Thrower

1 month ago

I want to build a Brion Stoutarm deck that gains a lot of life.

Should I:

-Nim Deathmantle Kemba, Kha Regent and Balan, Wandering Knight repeatedly


Fling and Nim Deathmantle many small creatures separately.

Eredes on Veni, Vidi, Vici

1 month ago

I recommend Pontiff of Blight over Agent of Masks as does so much more. Brion Stoutarm only works great with Wurmcoil Engine and Solemn Simulacrum, so I recommend repeatable creature steal in the form of Captivating Crew or similar to optimize Brion. If you want the repeatable free drain from Agent of Masks still, I recommend Palace Siege for the versatility of it. It is a shame that you do not have Felidar Sovereign in your deck when it revolves around life gain. Unless your playgroup doesn't allow instant wins, you should include it. Gisela, the Broken Blade is way better than Aerial Responder, as the first strike on Gisela is amazing. Rhox Faithmender is amazing with all the life gain going on and has lifelink as well. I would say it is better than Vampire Nighthawk unless you want the nighthawk for it's creature type. Feel free to ignore anything outside your price range. +1

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