Mission Briefing

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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

Instant

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

hungry000 on Nicol Bolas, God - Pharaoh

3 days ago

Well, here's what I would do:

-all 15 creatures

-2 Sorin's Thirst

-2 Insult / Injury

-2 Kari Zev's Expertise

-4 Cancel


+4 Inquisition of Kozilek

+4 Fatal Push

+4 Lightning Bolt

+4 Opt

+4 Rune Snag

+1 Mana Leak

+4 Mission Briefing

opt. -2 Murder , +2 Terminate

opt. -2 Sweltering Suns , +2 Anger of the Gods

You can switch out Fatal Push and Lightning Bolt for some other removal spells if they don't fit in your budget (though they're actually pretty cheap atm), but they're a good investment if they do.

hungry000 on Nicol Bolas, God - Pharaoh

3 days ago

Bolas in modern, huh. The only way you're gonna be getting to 7 mana in this format is by going all-in on the control plan, so a Spirit subtheme probably won't work out too well as they're more for tempo/aggro decks. Instead, I'd go for a good ol' grixis control shell, like this: Grixis Control. Lots of removal, usually 4-6 hand disruption spells, and some counterspells.

Your most important cards are Fatal Push and Lightning Bolt , which are two of the best removal spells in the format. If you're willing to buy I suggest that you make getting playsets of them a top priority since they're used in pretty much every deck with their colors. Next, I should ask how you want to play: do you want to focus more on killing creatures, countering spells, or be proactive and make your opponents discard cards? I only ask this because I assume you don't want to shell out your entire fortune on buying cards like Snapcaster or Liliana, which let grixis decks do all of those things equally well. Your answer will help with card choices and also with mana base building, which is kind of tricky in budget 3-color control decks. I suggest going more counterspell/removal heavy since there are good, cheap counterspells like Mana Leak that make it easier to build a decent deck for less money and it'll stack up better against what you face locally (except maybe the UR control deck) if you focus on those.

Basic advice is this: focus more on removal and counterspells, less on spirits and you're pretty much good to go. If you're willing to spend money on this deck, all the cards you need to know of are in the deck I linked above. Recommended budget spells for the main: Mana Leak / Rune Snag , Terminate , Mission Briefing , Cry of the Carnarium / Anger of the Gods , Inquisition of Kozilek (not budget but if you're buying them anyway you should put them in), Opt .

Flooremoji on Dimill

1 week ago

My sugestions are to:

Cut the Non-Ashiok Pwks. They are two slow.

Cut All of your creatures.

Cut Mind Sculpt and Compelling Argument

Cut your Enchantments.

Cut Your Instants.

Cut 1 land.

This gives you 27 free slots.

To fill them up:

Add:

4x Hedron Crab ,

1x Glimpse the Unthinkable ,

4x Visions of Beyond ,

4x Archive Trap ,

2x Crypt Incursion ,

2x Surgical Extraction ,

2x Mission Briefing ,

3x Fatal Push ,

3x Ensnaring Bridge ,

2x Mesmeric Orb .

The lands can be upgraded as follows:

Keep 3 Island s and 2 Swamp s, cut everything else. This gives you 19 lands to work with.

You can add 1x Bloodstained Mire ,

2x Darkslick Shores ,

3x Field of Ruin ,

2x Flooded Strand ,

1x Oboro, Palace in the Clouds ,

4x Polluted Delta ,

2x Shelldock Isle ,

and 2x Watery Grave .

If you want cheaper upgrades, ask me for some budget replacements :)

Another good thing to do to upgrade you decks is to look at similar decks without buget restrictions so you can see what sort of cards the decks play.

I_Play_MTG_Arena on Jeskai Tempo

1 week ago

I'm trying to keep the budget low, so no Snapcaster Mage or Path to Exile I am considering Mission Briefing , and Electrolyze . Logic Knot is essentialy a bad dissolve, and Remand is $6.

GofyTomcat1 on Jeskai Tempo

1 week ago

You're at 57 cards main deck so far. I recommend adding 3-4 Mission Briefing or Snapcaster Mage (Depending on budget).

I'd replace Dissolve with either 2 more Leaks, or something like Remand or Logic Knot .

The Gut Shot and Winterflame are better off as 2 Electrolyze

Anticipate should be Path to Exile as there are some creatures in Modern that your burn won't kill.

Unbearable on Jace, Self Milling Master (Oathbreaker)

2 weeks ago

ZendikariWol I'll definitely use the Mana Severance strat at least once but i feel like my play group will only let it happen one time. Swapped Preordain for Mission Briefing though, thanks.

FenrisBurgess good suggestions, added them both. Always good to have an alternate....alternate win con.

Peisistratos on Competitive Modern Mill

2 weeks ago

frogkill45 I agree with Mission Briefing being too conditional and especially bad when playing Mesmeric Orb . I would not play it. I would love to play Oboro, Palace in the Clouds , but it'd be my 25th land because the other ones are too important. And a 25-land deck is probably a totally different deck, and surely a bad mill deck.

ANounYouMissed you read my mind about Ashiok, Dream Render .

ZendikariWol on Jace, Self Milling Master (Oathbreaker)

2 weeks ago

That is, Mana Severance , GooseLordinator.

And if you want to keep running Preordain and being all “fair” and stuff, you’d still be best off, I think, with either Thought Scour or Mission Briefing .

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Mission Briefing occurrence in decks from the last year

Standard:

All decks: 0.11%

Modern:

All decks: 0.11%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

Blue: 0.24%