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Target creature gets +3/+3 until end of turn.
Brute Force Discussion
1 week ago
Kinda some weird flexes for ya:
I do think that you have a strong concept with the deck design. My main concerns are a lack of answers against large threats such as Gurmag Angler , Gearseeker Serpent and Ulamog's Crusher . Additionally I think that the deck requires more focus in its midrange interaction style and I'm thinking Battle Screech could be cut from the deck for more interaction such as Emerge Unscathed , Cho-Manno's Blessing , or Brute Force .
1 month ago
How does Soulshriek work for you? Is it typical to have four or more creatures in the graveyard when you cast it? If not, consider a more reliable option like Brute Force . You could also consider Rush of Adrenaline for this slot; it gives trample, which could be important since five out of your thirteen creatures don't have any type of evasion. Other fun and more versatile options could be Otherworldly Outburst or Blood Frenzy .
1 month ago
Yeah man, this one is tough. It looks pretty good, although I think I may take out some of the artifact hate and instead put in more targeted pump spells. You have a lot of protection spells (although maybe lacking a Gods Willing ) and double-strike spells, but you have few actual pump spells. Some of the spells I think can be upgraded, namely Boros Charm , Blessed Alliance , and maybe Balduvian Rage . These are good cards, but specifically with the indestructible spells, they are mostly used to counteract wrath effects which are not played in Tiny Leaders because of the mana cost restriction. You might look into Reckless Charge , Brute Force , Rush of Blood , Titan's Strength , and things of the like. I like the heroic package. Some of the other creatures you can probably cut without too much loss. Taking out Duergar Hedge-Mage and Electrostatic Field is where I would start. They just seem slow and kind of clunky. I could see Akroan Crusader and especially Dreadhorde Arcanist fitting nicely. This style of deck is entirely focused on what it is trying to do, so if you are interacting with the opponent it means you are detracting from the power of the deck, which is to apply pressure. Nice build though, I am not looking forward to facing it!
1 month ago
Hi, and welcome to modern. Modern has competitive level pump decks and likely will for the foreseeable future, but they call for specific tools.
Infect uses the infect mechanic to double how well each pump spell works- Glistener Elf / Vines of Vastwood / Become Immense is lethal, and the rest of the deck tries to do that as fast and reliably as possible, dodging creatures and interaction.
There used to be somewhat more intereactive Kiln fiend/swiftspear decks operating under similar principals using Temur Battle Rage and Assault Strobe , however death's shadow (taking advantage of Street Wraith instead of manamorphose and abusing Stubborn Denial , wizards offering an extra set of lightning bolts, and thing in the ice offering a different style of control package broke the nieche into smaller parts.
A Dreadhorde Arcanist pump deck is likely viable, likely in an Arclight Phoenix shell, however unless you are investing in a bunch of fetchlands (at which point all colours are open, allowing splashes for hand Tainted Strike or Stubborn Denial ), I'd look at keeping it mono red. Brute Force , Gut Shot , Mutagenic Growth , Young Pyromancer , Kiln Fiend etc- there are a few lists out there that showcase the FNM winning form of it.
2 months ago
I would maybe remove Phytoburst because it's sorcery, Titanic Growth because it only has one effect for two mana (brute force for example does nearly the same thing for one mana, and colossal might gives you trample), Brute Force because you already have groundswell and invigorate that are potentially better, Might of Old Krosa because it is essentially sorcery, Slaughterhorn because it does nothing practically, Wort, the Raidmother because it is expensive and it taps your attackers while they should be attacking (it is hard to believe your opponents will let you keep more than 3 creatures with infect on the board).
2 months ago
You pointed out some cards that I absolutely missed in my first build, (mostly the equipment and passively growing permanents.) I would probably reduce the equipment and ramp for more pump spells, personally. I think Brute Force + Soul's Fire is gonna be a powerhouse in here.
The real super-MVP combo has to be Paradox Engine + Isochron Scepter though (as usual.) It gives you psudo-vigilance, basically copies Feather's effect, and with your mana rocks lets you repeat spells forever!
2 months ago
Do you think Psychotic Fury would be worth a slot? It's more expensive than Strobe and has slightly less utility, but it cantrips, and I think that's worth paying attention to at least.
You don't look like you're going for the combat route, but I've also found Brute Force to be surprisingly useful, especially with Double Strike, for surprise-killing people who think they have one more turn. Plus, with Zada, it's an instant-speed Overrun that lacks trample.
Other than that, this deck is a masterpiece. Boros card advantage. Who'da thunk?
Brute Force occurrence in decks from the last year
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All decks: 0.01%