Smokebraider

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2015 Edition Common
Planechase Common
Lorwyn Common

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Smokebraider

Creature — Elemental Shaman

: Add two mana in any combination of colors to your mana pool. Spend this mana only to cast Elemental spells or activated abilities of Elementals.

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Smokebraider Discussion

DJMintEFresh on Swing for the fence

1 week ago

This deck is awesome, I always love the big-creature-beatdown theme! I think there's definitely some room for improvement to make it more competitive. In my opinion, the most important adjustments that should be made are 1) Bigger mana rocks 2) More efficient mana dorks 3) Card draw 4) Eliminating cards that have 0 support.

1) I would suggest Thran Dynamo, Basalt Monolith, Grim Monolith and Mana Vault. Weaker mana rocks aren't going to hold up when you're consistently casting 6, 7, 8+cmc spells. This will make the deck a lot faster.

2) The only two mana creatures you have now are Sacellum Godspeaker and Smokebraider. I think you should replace both because Godspeaker makes you reveal your hand and could possibly produce 0 mana, and Smokebraider is only useful for elementals; and there's only a handful of them in the deck. I would suggest cards like Krosan Restorer, Whisperer of the Wilds, Somberwald Sage and maybe even Shaman of Forgotten Ways and Circle of Elders.

3) Suggestions for colorless/Gruul card draw: Mind's Eye, Rishkar's Expertise, Harmonize, Life's Legacy, Faithless Looting and Domri Rade if you could fit him in.

4) Parallel Lives, Feed the Clan, Rakka Mar, stuff like that. I would also suggest replacing Concordant Crossroads with either Fervor or Fires of Yavimaya. CC gives haste to all creatures, including opponent's.

I hope this helps! Happy deck building.

Hidran on Horde of Elementals

1 month ago

Some of your creatures are really lackluster or aren't even elementals. For budget improvements, I'd suggest: Doomgape, Supreme Exemplar, Rubblehulk, Soul of the Harvest, Scourge of Geier Reach, Skullmulcher, and Smokebraider.
As far as manafixing goes, consider Cascading Cataracts, Command Tower, Primal Beyond, Terramorphic Expanse, and Ash Barrens mandatory inclusions.

lagotripha on Make Ball Lightning Great Again!

2 months ago

Smokebraider and Generator Servant can enable Ashenmoor Liege, Embodiment of Fury, Nova Chaser or Stingmoggie. Still, pushing up on the curve probably isn't the right call- I'd consider Shared Animosity and Flamekin Harbinger first, and if you're going to splash, Ceaseless Searblades/Lavaclaw Reaches/Wandering Fumarole, as it doesn't take a lot of slots and provides a nice tiebreaker against lifegain.

Snickles@EDH_only on Peekaboo!

2 months ago

I personally thing you would do better with Horde of Notions as your general. I know a guy at out local shop who has a crazy amount of synergy with the lorwyn block evoke elementals, like Mulldrifter, Shriekmaw, and Slithermuse, while also boosting the mass removal with Bane of Progress and Dread, while Purity and Omnath, Locus of Rage provide deterrence.

it also would make sense for Dust Elemental, Grave Sifter, Incandescent Soulstoke, Smokebraider, and Flamekin Harbinger if you end up going that route. Finally, Thunderblust or Torrent Elemental are decent assault cards that provide recursion.

Dorotheus on I Think This Works (Sometimes) Turn 2 Win

2 months ago

4x Smokebraider and 4x Simian Spirit Guide (idk your budget) are better than 8 of the mountains, being able to just cast Nova Chaser and Championing any Elemental is a strong play as it makes removal feel less effective. The 2 on the back end is a little rough, but that 10 power is as relevant as anything else with 10 power because Temur Battle Rage is a better card than Double Cleave and 1 of the Assault Strobes.

Being a mono colored deck, even budget, 2x Nephalia Academy is a decent way to fight against hand disruption.

TitanWalls on Triforce

3 months ago

I'm inclined to agree with theninthdm in that I would expect your two green elementals to be pretty unreliable, even with your Smokebraider, but if it's been working for you, then stick with it. However, some of your elementals are a bit on the weak side. I would suggest looking through all available elemental creatures:

http://tappedout.net/mtg-cards/search/?name=&mana_cost=&mana_cost_converted_0=&mana_cost_converted_1=&rules=&type=creature&subtype=elemental&formats=&blocks=&rarity=&o=name_sort&submit=Filter

Maybe you'll find something that will serve you better than what you've got.

Lastly, I'm willing to say that this deck is trying to do too many things at once. You've got a minor splash of control with some counters and return effects, a creature duplication effect (although I love that card), and some somewhat random creature buffs, including three of an enchantment that only applies to 2/60 of your cards. Though it's difficult to say what does and doesn't work without extensive playtesting, I'll just say that trying to do too many things makes you less effective at anything in general. I would suggest focusing on a theme or facet and building your deck as a whole to contribute specifically to that, as it's a bit of a hodgepodge at the moment.

Kjartan on Fangorn

4 months ago

I understand if you want to play Elementals as a gimmick, but you don't have any elemental support in the deck. Just creatures that happen to be elementals.

Then again, while there is some awesome Elemental support, it's not excactly mono-green, so I understand the lack thereof.

If you want to keep it a mono green deck with the Elemental Gimmick, some fun cards that just happen to have that type is, (that aren't too expensive) imo includes Budoka Gardener, Spawnwrithe, Wolfbriar Elemental, Briarhorn, Cloudthresher and Eyes of the Wisent for the sideboard.

If you want to make it an actual Elemental tribal deck however, I suggest you add red. Gives you acces to FX. Flamekin Harbinger, Incandescent Soulstoke, Smokebraider, Wilderness Elemental and Ingot Chewer for the sideboard.

If you want to make a green deck, but put the Elemental Gimmick aside, I would be confident you could create a more viable deck than what you have, but it would be at the expense of it's current charm.

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