Target creature gets +3/+3 until end of turn.
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|Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2)||Common|
|Modern Masters (MMA)||Common|
|Planar Chaos (PLC)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Brute Force Discussion
1 month ago
Hello, DoktaDakka! Thanks again for your insight! I agree, there are a lot of problems with this deck. This is actually the older version of my new deck Aggro Bouncehouse. This version was mostly built just out of stuff I had lying around using pet cards (like flunkies and spriggan) and was aimed for a very casual setting. I recently wanted to improve it since I don't play in that setting much anymore. In the newest version, I ended up scrapping pretty much all of this list and rebuilt into a new, full aggro strategy.
Funny enough, there was an even older version of this deck (I've seriously had this deck in some form for almost 10 years now). That even older version actually used a ton of pump spells with playsets of Giant Growth, Vines of Vastwood, and Brute Force and threw them on small tramplers like Charging Badger. It was fun, goofy, and extremely weak against any removal ;D
1 month ago
Rakdos infect is pretty tough to work around, but you have some cool things going on here. i'd try to have as few creatures above 2 CMC as possible. Hand of the Praetors is strong enough as a finisher in slow games, but the rats should probably be Plague Stinger and possibly Vector Asp. Budget permitting, Inkmoth Nexus is a fairly obvious upgrade. I'd also try to lower the cost on your instants and sorceries. This is especially helpful when playing around Livewire Lash (which should probably be at 4 copies). Reckless Charge, Assault Strobe, Brute Force, Virulent Swipe, and Temur Battle Rage are all options that work better with Lash than Footfall Crater, Dirge of Dread, and Memory Leak. Ways to protect your infect creatures can be very helpful, especially after sideboarding. Apostle's Blessing is probably the best in your colors. I really like Outmaneuver and Soul's Fire as ways to take advantage of infect in red. If you're willing to splash other colors, Wild Defiance provides nice redundancy for the equipment, not to mention the other benefits of having green in the deck.
Anyway, good luck with the deck!
1 month ago
We talked about it a bit earlier, but Leonin Warleader is a good include here. I think it's more threatening than Brimaz. I see Impact Tremors, so It would be intersting to kinda steer the deck in a token build. Docent of Perfection Flip can help get the party started. There are also gobo spells you can cast daddy Vadrok, like Hordeling Outburst to help fuel your army.
One thing I noticed is that there aren't a whole lot of pump effects for a voltron subtheme commander outside of double strike type cards. Might be cool to add Brute Force, Infuriate, and low cost buff spells. If that style sounds cool you can add in Feather, the Redeemed for more ways to get your spells back and if you lean towards token theme adding Zada, Hedron Grinder will really scare the table!
As for potential cuts, I think Archipelagore can probably take a seat. High mana cost with a bit of a low effect. How often will you mutate ove 2 creatures. Fling seems a bit out of place. I can't imagine wanting to sacrifice a mutate pile.
Focusing on your commander's ability and bouncing to recast it will be much cheaper and have a greater impact in game. Blistercoil Weird, Kiln Fiend and Spellgorger Weird could also be some cool potential targets to mutate onto. Flood of Tears can clear the board and let you put down a mutate target.
3 months ago
Hey, nice budget version of Feather. Psychosis Crawler is an interesting finisher.
Cards a $1 or less to consider adding:
Aria is amazing with Feather when you can consistently cast three or four instants a turn which adds up verse counters quick. Instants that you can break up doing damage to Feather to trigger her and then do the rest of the damage to other creatures or other targets are very good with Feather. Fury was when Feather was released a $20 card now it's $1 thanks to less hype and a recent reprint.
Upgrades to consider:
- Battlefield Forge > 1x Plains
- Ash Barrens > 1x Plains
- Aria of Flame > Tajic, Legion's Edge
- Aurelia's Fury > Light of Hope
- Titan's Strength > Brute Force
- Reckless Rage > Long Road Home
Good luck with your deck.
4 months ago
Thanks for the correction on Grapeshot, I don't have any other cards I use with storm so the oracle text confused me. Honest mistake!
In that case I understand and totally agree with your suggestion there. I'm considering maybe cutting one more land to fit in Titan's Strength because I could use an extra pump spell on top of Brute Force. I think I may throw in Double Cleave over Psychotic Fury to get double strike since I can use that on Zada, Hedron Grinder and Mirrorwing Dragon too. The card draw is nice though, and I may sub something else out for out.
I would like to play a few more games before I begin messing around with it anymore other than what I mentioned above. The pandemic has made it a lot more difficult to get together safely though, so it may take me a bit to get back to editing this deck.
Again, thanks for taking the time to comment and correct me on the Grapeshot trigger, I never want to cheat even by accident
4 months ago
Hey, good updates.
Just so you know the instants/sorceries that are copied by Zada or Mirrorwing don't count toward storm of Grapeshot. They don't count because you aren't casting the copies. In my suggestions I suggested to replace Grapeshot with Aria as Aria is also a repeatable source of burn to your opponents. If you don't have Aria then Grapeshot is fine since it can be repeatable burn with Feather.
Psychotic Fury is very powerful with Feather, less than $1 and it draws a card. Double strike in combination with pump spells combine well to take out opponents with Feather Commander damage. Could cut Long Road Home for Psychotic. Home is one of four instants here that can blink a creature, but you don't have a double strike effect.
Titan's Strength is an upgrade for Brute Force. The scy 1 of Strength is more beneficial when casting it multiple times in a game than the additional +2 toughness. Feather doesn't really need to the toughness boost.
5 months ago
Hey xraypandaz thanks for stopping by! Redcap makes a pretty bad commander. He doesn't bring anything helpful to what would just be a plain red black deck at that point. The coolest thing you could do with it is buff his power with Brute Force as the ability resolves but black and red already have the best removal without his help. I hope that helped explain his tier 5 placement!
5 months ago
These cards do the same thing:
Blood Clock and Umbilicus Giant Growth and Brute Force Etherium Sculptor and Herald of Kozilek Vedalken Engineer and Renowned Weaponsmith also similar are Soldevi Machinist, Dalakos, Crafter of Wonders, and Grand Architect Kiora's Follower and Unbender Tine