Mission Briefing


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders 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

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) Rare

Combos Browse all

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.)

Browse Alters

Mission Briefing Discussion

TheSpanishInquisition13 on Competitive Modern Mill

23 hours ago

Thanks for making this primer. It's always good to hear other people's thoughts on and approaches to Mill. While I did not fully read everything, and I deeply apologize if you already discussed it, I wanted to know your thoughts on adding at least a single Oboro, Palace in the Clouds for repeatable Hedron Crab and Fatal Push triggers and did you ever consider running a couple or playset of Mission Briefing as a way to not only act as additional copies of mill and defense spells, but also digging to find said mill or defense cards?

yumharu on Azorius Mill

1 day ago

I recommand you to play Jace. Wielder of Mysteries when war of the spark will be release en try de gain by milling yousleg instead of your opponent it will be more safe i think. It will also be faster because you draw a lot and this is going to mill you.

the probleme with the deck is that you need Psychic Corrosion to mill and without that only ashiok can mill a little, if you don't have luck you will never get Psychic Corrosion or get it to late to win. That's why i think milling yourself will be a better choice.

If you decide de do this you could start to play card with surveil beacause it will help you to mill yourself. for example :

Mission Briefing

Notion Rain

Thought Erasure

Discovery / Dispersal

With black color you can have acces to a lot of good card to protect yourself it can be interessting to go for a tricolor deck.

I hope that i was able to help and sorry for my poor english.

Croakz on BUG Citadel storm

1 week ago

Mission Briefing is definitely not the worst swap, but its power is somewhat mediocre. It does have some sweet synergy with top of the deck tutors where it allows you to surveil your tutored card in your graveyard and cast it with Briefing. Double UU makes the spell quite restrictive still.

If you want a similar effect that is less mana intensive you could consider Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip.

Muddle the Mixture could also be fine if you feel like you want more interaction that doubles as a tutor for Scepter and Grim Monolith combos.

I've also excluded Force of Will due to wanting to keep the average cmc of the deck relatively low, but the card is so good that not running it feels like a mistake. I currently run 23 blue cards that could be pitched to FoW which is still fine. The deck wants to win off a mainphase Ad Nauseam with 0 mana floating and every high cmc card makes that less likely. I think the deck could afford a FoW and still win with mp naus considering I do that all the time with my irl list which has an average cmc of 1.67. Here's my irl list for reference: https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/thrastymna-storm

EDH_Fanatic on BUG Citadel storm

1 week ago

What do you think about Mission Briefing replacing Mnemonic Betrayal ? It synergises with Bolas's Citadel , dumping lands in the graveyard, and acts as a Snapcaster Mage .

Dankey on Rashmi Draw-Go Control

1 week ago

You have me nearly sold on Mission Briefing . I personally save my blue mana for potential instant speed cantrips and counterspells we may draw with Rashmi's trigger. If single target graveyard hate is a serious problem, you should go for it!

Counterspells work wonders on cards that extract. I'd rather answer with Misdirection than something that costs ≈ 7 mana.

I'm gonna have to strongly disagree with removing Chrome Mox . A turn 2 Rashmi can give you such a huge lead by turn 4, and we run too few lands for Exploration .

AKBZ on Rashmi Draw-Go Control

1 week ago

Start with Snapcaster Mage vs Mission Briefing . Snapcaster Mage forces a target to be picked for flashback, so that means your opponent can respond. The big responses would be Deathrite Shaman , Faerie Macabre , and Noxious Revival . Mission Briefing Targets all upon resolution, which means your opponent can’t respond to get rid of your card. Mission Briefing also allows alternate costs to be cast on cards such as Mindbreak Trap , Noxious Revival , Cyclonic Rift , etc. Snapcaster Mage does not allow that, because flashback is an alternate cost. Mission Briefing also does not suffer from Torpor Orb effects from stax decks. The downside to Mission Briefing is that it is one blue mana more, and not a creature to block. The blue mana is a valid argument, the creature aspect is less so. If you are playing in a creature meta, yeah it is relevant. However, if you are playing in a Food Chain meta, or a Flash Protean Hulk meta, or a Doomsday meta, or a reanimator meta, or a storm meta, or a The Gitrog Monster meta, it does not matter. The two commanders I can think of that you can blowout with a Snapcaster Mage body are Najeela, the Blade-Blossom , and Tymna the Weaver . They aren’t popular in my meta, all the other decks are, so I will suffer paying that additional blue mana. Rhystic Study has always been lackluster. People are always willing to pay the cost, and all it ever does is put a target on my head. “Are you going to pay” gets old, and it forces me to keep track and announce my trigger, which gets old. You don’t want to be a target, you want to stay under the radar. I will gladly play Search for Azcanta  Flip, or Verity Circle , or even Compost . It allows me to get card advantage without annoying the table. The Nexus of Fate is in response to my meta eagerly playing Praetor's Grasp . They will gladly target me, exile Isochron Scepter or Dramatic Reversal and then either use it, or never use it. Either way, I’m in a bind, because I now can’t generate infinite mana for myself to win. This allows at least some form of out. In any case, it is still in test phase. Enter the Infinite is still the way I want to go, and it works. Like you said, you can loop it with Mystical Tutor Seasons Past and Nexus of Fate and fourteen mana. When I get grasped, I haven’t had a chance to try to win this way. So, I don’t know if this is the way to go yet, but it something I have been looking into. A hot take would be cutting Chrome Mox . I have found that I don’t like exiling a spell for the artifact. Have been trying Exploration in place of it to see if it can work.

Finix54eva on Revel in my Bounty, Bitches!

1 week ago

Hey BubbleMatrix2357

I was online and looking for random decks that I could playtest my deck for the new set against. I will tell you that that your deck gave me a run for my money and in the end I relied on my Mission Briefing and Mastermind's Acquisition to bounce Assassin's Trophy around in order to clear your board of Revel in Riches . In the end the game came down to the fact that your win condition only activated at the start of your turn, and that gave me the leeway I needed to ulti Jace. Wielder of Mysteries and win the game.

I must thank you for the great deck you have and ask that I return the favour to allow you to use my deck, Mangled Mentality for your future playtests.



PS. My deck is still being somewhat tweaked so the decklist may change from time to time. Also, I beat your deck from a position of which I was mana screwed.

AKBZ on Rashmi Draw-Go Control

2 weeks ago

Couple of changes I made to rashmi. I cut Snapcaster Mage for Mission Briefing , added Search for Azcanta  Flip, and started playing Nexus of Fate . I like the change of snap to mission because we have Faerie Macabre hate for Flash Protean Hulk and reanimator decks. Haven’t looked back. Search for Azcanta  Flip has been amazing. Easy to flip, and almost never feels dead, unlike Rhystic Study . As for Nexus of Fate still have not been able to create the loop with Isochron Scepter and Mystical Tutor yet, so I don’t know if has its place yet. I also have been trying Exploration , and I am not certain about that one either.

Load more

Mission Briefing occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.11%


All decks: 0.11%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

Blue: 0.24%