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

Bababad on Gutter Butter Shutter Nutter

1 day ago

I was looking at just them, the 0/4 walls seem pretty ideal, might justify a Mission Briefing over Doublecast setup variant.

If I choose to shift to a Banefire or Fight with Fire focused build the steamvault boyo seems...well runaway :)

since you have a better mind for the meta, what are your thoughts on Goblin Cratermaker for standard?

JKRice on Who Says You Need White for Control?

1 day ago

I like the deck and I have a couple of suggestions.

1: although a decent kill spell, there are definitely better alternatives to Cast Down. I would reccomend just putting in more pushes or brutalities.

2: you have this listed as budget, but you run four snapcaster mages. If you want it to be really budget, I would reccomend putting in four Mission Briefings instead

3: Remand is definitely a good card for a tempo based deck like yours. This essentially delays the opponent by a turn, and the fact that it isn’t a hard counter is outweighed by the draw.

4: I would reccomend Damnation instead of flaying tendrils. Since you are a Control deck, you will stall the game, meaning one more mana won’t mean much for a better board wipe.

5: I definitely like Surgical Extraction as a mainbaord instead of sideboard.

HelixSnapHelix on Kess Storm (pod EDH)

1 day ago

So basically Dig and Cruise really aren't worth it if it means taking Ad Naus out, huh? I think I'll take them out, add Ad Naus, and probably Mission Briefing then, just for testing.

DMFF on 10-Bolt Wizards

2 days ago

Mission Briefing is a really spicy card and I kinda might even keep it there over Snapcaster Mage.

I had thought of putting a Spell Pierce in my sideboard, but I'm having some trouble finding a card to actually remove since they all function pretty well for different matchups.

ZorrosRage on 10-Bolt Wizards

2 days ago

I really enjoy Distortion Strike in my wizard deck. Def recommend it with rebound. Lets you get in. I also liked Spell Pierce

Haven't played with Mission Briefing yet def need to get some of them

JKRice on Kiln Fiend but with Thing in the Ice

2 days ago

I haven’t seen this type of deck before but it seems fun. There are just a few things I would change.

1: Thud is a more mana-efficient version of fling. Even though it isn’t an instant, in my opinion the mana efficiency is more important m, especially because most of the time it will just be used as a finisher.

2: I don’t really like Peek in the deck. Personally, I would prefer Quicken, which lets you play thud or a cantrip at instant speed, but the information peek it gives you about the opponent’s deck is always useful.

3: Lightning Bolt would be a very useful removal spell for the opponent’s board, even if it doesn’t draw you a card.

4: I think you should add in the remands. You have this listed as a tempo deck, but there isn’t very much control. Remand would change that.

5: I agree with grubbernaut about young pyromancer. I would consider adding two to the mainboard to give you extra board pressure

6: your manabase is fine, but a possible option could be Sulfur Falls.

7: Simian Spirit Guide is a possible way to get a turn one thing in the ice. However, since it is not a spell, it would be dead unless it was in your starting hand.

8: You run a lot of spicy four-ofs that could easily be cut for more control-ey cards. I think Repeal, Mana Leak, Spell Snare, and maybe even Mission Briefing or Snapcaster Mage could fit in somewhere. Obviously don’t put all of those in, they’re just possible choices.

9: I think Mutagenic Growth would be a better alternative to Gut Shot, as it grows your creatures so they deal more damage. Net damage is one more than gut shot.

10: Blood Moon is a REALLY good card, and I think you should consider putting one in the mainboard

Bxbx on [GRN] Mono Blue Drowned Secrets Mill

4 days ago

@toofast4u2: This looks really cool. I was also considering to go up on Mission Briefing and add one or two copies of Search for Azcanta  Flip. Also, upping the count of Chemister's Insight looks nice. By adding these and cutting Anticipate you're getting much needed actual card advantage instead of just filtering.

The sideboard looks great, too. River's Rebuke seems to be important against those creature-heavy matchups. But I wonder, what matchup you need the 4 copies of Sleep for. I dismissed the card because it only stops the opponent from attacking once, so it's not a great card for a control deck. It's much stronger for decks like merfolk though, because it lets them get trough with their attacks the turn they play it AND the turn after.

That's all. Thanks for sharing your list!

CosiestMicrobe09 on Izzet Counterburn [Control]

5 days ago

really cool deck, gonna try it out, what do you think of Mission Briefing?

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