Mission Briefing


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) Rare

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Mission Briefing


Surveil 2, then choose an instant or sorcery card in your graveyard. You may cast this card this turn. If that card would be put into your graveyard this turn, exile it instead. (To surveil 2, look at the top two cards of your library, then put any number of them into your graveyard and the rest on top of your library in any order.)

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Mission Briefing Discussion

TheSurgeon on Djinnie In A Bottle

6 hours ago

Your sorceries are not modern legal, unfortunately.

modern alternatives for these: Peek, Serum Visions, Opt, See Beyond, Mission Briefing

Also, how competitive would you like this deck?

K0rt on Jeskai Thing Ascension Primer

1 day ago

Ignatius I feel as though Noxious Revival Doesn't really fit into this sort of deck. The only reason to play Noxious Revival is that it makes infinity mana with an active Pyromancer Ascension and Manamorphose, Just like Remand and like Remand I feel that this is a massive trap. Sure the combo is powerful when done but I am probably going to winning the game anyways or gain enough of an advantage to win the game in a few turns time. Noxious Revival would be fine it was an already fine card without the combo but I think it is awful. A card that puts a card on top of my library for two life seems woefully behind the power level of a format like modern especially since we already have Faithless Looting already in our deck that gives us card disadvantage.

I haven't really thought about Boros Charm in this deck tbh. The big downside is that it doesn't interact with the board at all so it matchups were your the control deck (Spirts, Humans, Bridgevine, Elves etc.) it seems awful. However, it could be good versus some of the decks worst matchups (KCI, Storm and Ad Nauseam). I don't think it should be in the maindeck because it makes us lose a good G1 matchup vs the creature decks but a few in the sideboard could be interesting. I'll definitely be giving it some thought.

I'll also consider Snapcaster Mage as well. I have been trying to find a good replacement for Bedlam Reveler as it is the worst card in the deck by far and have been testing stuff like Burst Lightning, Crackling Drake, Mission Briefing and Ral, Izzet Viceroy to see if any of them are better. I'll try Snapcaster next.

1empyrean on Jodah's Maelstrom EDH

3 days ago

yeah, that makes more sense. I've been meaning to add that actually. I haven't been playing much magic or deck building recently, so it must have slipped my mind.

Mission Briefing is a fun card. I'll be trying it out when I get some time. I'll probably swap out Breaking / Entering for it.

hkhssweiss on Sen Triplets Control

4 days ago


Hey there! Sen Triplets used to be one of my favorite decks to play, for a 2HG tournament here might be some cards that can be of use. I would definitely recommend Paradox Haze for one of them as you would then be able to take control of both players hands. Cascading Cataracts is also a good untility land that can be used to filter all your colorless mana to use your opponents spells. Mystic Remora and Rhystic Study can help you get some mass card draw so you can support your buddy. Memnarch although quite high on the cmc cost can also allow you to help protect your buddy from threatening stuff. Hostage Taker is also quite great as well as Notion Thief to prevent your opponents from doing stuff. Spell Queller also has some hidden strategy as you can flash it in to stop your opponent kill it on your turn and the card will be able to cast for free for you.

Since you are also in the protection route, running all the cheap interaction spells are optimal. Delay, Swan Song, Remand, Render Silent, Silence, Mission Briefing, Spell Pierce, Mana Leak, Snap are all great cards that can be abused with Sen.

You can also run a Academy Ruins + Mindslaver to lock out one person. As Foretold can also go pretty crazy if you use it in conjunction with Paradox Haze. You can also copy it with Copy Enchantment, Estrid's Invocation, or Clever Impersonator to tic up the counters a lot to start free casting a lot of things.

Lastly for Sen mana is important, you have plenty of the decent ones, so here might be some others you can consider. Talisman of Dominance, Talisman of Progress, Fellwar Stone, Thought Vessel, Mind Stone, Thran Dynamo, Worn Powerstone, Coldsteel Heart.

I hope that gives some insight and helps!

GolgariJunkman on GB Valueyard

6 days ago

Rhizome Lurcher - I would compare this guy with Molderhulk and the Hulk can come at least one turn earlier and he gives you land from the graveyard. My experience with Hulk: Early threat but without any evasion or trample which the Lurcher haven't as well, it will die horribly or gets blocked. So I would prefer Hulk over Lurcher even it will get bigger.

Necrotic Wound - At the beginning where I start to build the deck, I got a playset Assassin's Trophy, three Necrotic Wound and three Ravenous Chupacabra as the removal pack. While the meta, lgs-wise, switches to a drake-heavy gameday, I change the package to Kraul Harpooner and Cast Down. Cast Down don't require a full graveyard and while there aren't many copies of Niv Mizzet around it wasn't a bad addition, Kraul Harpooner needs one creature in the yard to kill the drakes while Trophy has the drawback "ramping the opponent". Maybe since the added Seekers' Squire which gives more tools to fill the graveyard, I could change the Removal pack back to Necrotic Wound.

My last thought is that I could change a little bit more to add another Journey to Eternity  Flip as well as a one-off Lotleth Giant as a payoff to the filled grave. I guess that I have to cut the Creeping Chill and the Maindeck Ritual of Soot to be more resilient.

Or should I add Blue (Chemister's Insight, Sinister Sabotage, Mission Briefing) or Red (Fight with Fire, Experimental Frenzy, Risk Factor)... Thoughts?

patrickloyd on Bant Turbo Tokens

1 week ago

I have never been a fan of only adding one card into any deck, unless it is EDH of course, since the chances of drawing it are slim to none. I would recommend removing Anticipate and adding another Mission Briefing or visa versa. I would also remove 1x Teferi, Hero of Dominaria and add 1x Karn, Scion of Urza. If you do all of this, I believe your deck will be more balanced and you will draw the correct cards when you need them.

smackjack on Mission Briefing vs. Snapcaster Mage

1 week ago

Boza Unless you ment biggest difference in your deck, I would say that the biggest difference is the wording, flashback vs cast. This is more important in Legacy where there are many spells with alternative costs. If your deck runs As Foretold with the suspend cards Mission Briefing is much better. If you run Force of Will one could argue that being able to cast force from your grave for 0 is better than the 2/1 body.

In a vacuum tho, snappy is better. Both because it's easier to cast and it being a surprise blocker.

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