If you open your mind, you will see that all the elements are one. Four parts of the same whole. Even metal is just a part of earth that has been purified and refined.

Greetings, my formal name is Toph Bei Fong, but you may know me as Breya, Etherium Shaper. For thousands of years, Earthbenders were not known to manipulate processed earth. It was only during my captivity that I was challeneged to test whether or not I could bend the metals that surrounded me. Eventually, I was able to sense the vibrations that exist in all metals and came to the realization that metal is but a form of processed earth. Sensing

For these purposes, I have subscribed to a strict colour identity that compliments metalbending. represent the elements that shape, make, break and return the metals back to whence they came; only to be recycled again, and again.


Such is the nature of my build for EDH/Commander. The purpose is to manipulate the metals in artifacts, sense the metals in all spells and cards, make and produce artifacts, and break them down for greater purposes.

For the purpose of this deck's synergy, I have began an academy dedicated to Metalbending. The following Planeswalkers were recruited as they fit the needs of what we are trying to ultimately do.

  1. Daretti, Scrap Savant
  2. Dack Fayden

These are the individuals with powers that extend well beyond the planes they respectively belong to, and each possess the chakra necessary to bend the metals to our advantage in different, albeit similar ways.

Metalbending can result in a very powerful burst of energy. Breya, Etherium Shaper + Nim Deathmantle + Krark-Clan Ironworks + Bitter Ordeal is a rather complicated, yet elegant way of stopping one's opponents. When I am equipped with Nim Deathmantle, I can actually sacrifice myself to Krark-Clan Ironworks. Nim triggers, and with that on the stack, we would sacrifice an additional Thopter token for the last floating mana needed to pay the activation cost to return to the battlefield once more, and with my return will come two more Thopter tokens. We can do this an infinite amount of times to produce an infinite amount of Thopter tokens, and as such, an infinite amount of mana and more importantly - an infinite amount of permanents going to the graveyard. Bitter Ordeal plays a part in this as well, as it makes use of all these instances of permanents going to the graveyard in one turn, and can exile an entire library.

In order to find the metals we need, there must be an accelerated method of drawing our deck; wheel effects such as Windfall and Wheel of Fortune provide card advantage for us, and could perhaps disrupt an opponent's tempo.

Such is the nature of a versatile element such as these metals. We bend them to our needs, depending on the scenario. As such, I deem it necessary to never stray from our roots of Metalbending, but rather broaden our responses so we may adapt if need be.

Auriok Salvagers is another useful creature that provides a quick infinite combo. Using Lion's Eye Diamond we can sacrifice it, float and activate the Salvagers' ability to bring an artifact back to our hand. We can bring the diamond back, cast and sacrificing as many times as we need to produce mana of every colour which can in turn cast Breya and bolt the table. They call this The Bomberman; I wonder if he is from the Fire Nation?

There has been a recent discovery for a new fun and fair combo I can use. Kudos to KailDaemon for pointing this out. It is the classic Animate Dead + Worldgorger Dragon combo, only this time we can use its mana to sacrifice myself and my metals I create upon entering the battlefield, and using this to choose my ability where I deal 3 damage to an opponent an infinite number of times. We just need to be sure there is another creature to break that loop in the Graveyard.

I have recently taken this one step further. Suppose we just can't draw or pull off this combo as fast as we need to; there lies an elevated expansion of this combo that forces us to go all in: Doomsday

This is spell that removes all but 5 spells in our book. In order from the top to bottom:

  1. Thought Scour
  2. Worldgorger Dragon
  3. Any creature you wish
  4. Animate Dead
  5. Any card you desire

The procedure is simple, and effectively requires only to pull off. You cast Thought Scour targeting yourself, sending Worldgorger Dragon and another creature to the graveyard. We draw Animate Dead and cast it, beginning the infinite loop. We can break the loop by finally targeting the other creature. And the rest is all the same.

For a means of protection, Grand Abolisher or Silence will help prevent any interruptions on your turn as you cast this.


Top Rated Breya Deck On T/O

I'd like to take a moment to recognize and acknowledge some of the other tremendous metalbenders here on T/O:

KailDaemon - Breya, Etherium C-C-Combo Breaker!

mmcgeach - Breya Ad naus

Kai-Erik - Breya, Ghost in the Shell OVER 65 INFINITE COMBOS


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Hat-tips to all who play MvC who got that reference.

We interrupt all bending of metals to bring you some Amonkhet goodness into Breya.

Animate Dead + Worldgorger Dragon is classic. But do you know what the best use of all that mana is for? If your first thought was to cast and recast Breya a bunch of times, you thought wrong.

The correct answer is: Absolutely nothing.

Why not have Sunscorched Desert on the field as you begin this loop and kill everyone without lifting a finger?

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nbob13 says... #1

Ok i was gonna -1 that spellbomb but its kinda like my soft spot for my sensei top that really isnt needed and probley get exiled and the alt outlet is a decent thought haha i just been trying to make sure i can protect her and her combo. But Silence was a great add! I never even thought about it found a foil n trade just not sure what to cut for it

April 6, 2017 2:13 p.m.

Vinman says... #2

thoughts on Desperate Ravings?

April 6, 2017 2:34 p.m.

n0bunga says... #3

The random part is what kills it for me. It's why I wouldn't run Tibalt either. The only "random" I'm a big fan of is Gamble, essentially because in an empty hand that's a Red Entomb.

April 6, 2017 2:52 p.m.

nbob13 says... #4

I only run Desperate Ravings in decks that have high instant and soccery retrieval like Mizz or any u/r edh. Breya doesnt have much for that kinda retrieval so ya gotta be careful what ya toss in the graveyard

April 6, 2017 3:18 p.m.

n0bunga says... #5

Yeah I wanted to keep this as low to the ground as possible so a lot of the weightier cards were axed for more removal and protection.

The two weakest links due to redundancy (not including Bitter Ordeal) are probably Goblin Bombardment and Spellbomb.

April 6, 2017 3:28 p.m.

nbob13 says... #6

But thats why Day's Undoing was a good choice for the 99, its a opps card to be able to get ur combo pieces back if you lose em somehow

April 6, 2017 3:39 p.m.

n0bunga says... #7

With the way this works, you're either incredibly accelerated on early turn 1-3 wins with buried alive + gorger combo, or accelerated with doomsday, in which case you have the Bomberman combo (without the spellbomb) and potentially the AnimateGeorge combo if you can design it cleverly enough. With Animate Dead in hand you can pitch a third creature, leaving Auriok and LED up in case the first combo gets an answer.

In any of those cases Days doesn't help me at all; I was iffy about putting too many wheel effects in as it changes the strategy of the deck. Which, don't get me wrong, has seen a NUMBER of changes and revisions since I bought the precon - going from a charmingly pure artifact-based manipulation into something that just abuses her ability to bolt the table.

April 6, 2017 4:07 p.m.

KailDaemon says... #8

Yea, breya doomsday and breya eggs have been the most competitve builds ive seen. With doomsdays being the most consistent as it doesnt require as many parts and has room for more interactions and draw power to make the decks primary engine consistent and reliable

April 6, 2017 4:50 p.m.

n0bunga says... #9

KailDaemon speaking of, your use of Gush for Doomsday is superb.

April 6, 2017 5:21 p.m.

KailDaemon says... #10

Oh yea, free draws man

April 6, 2017 6:02 p.m.

KailDaemon says... #11

Its fantastic in a doomsday pile to draw that last bit of the 5 and then lab man for game

April 6, 2017 10:26 p.m.

Vinman says... #12

Monastery Siege instead of Phyrexian Arena due to discard?

April 7, 2017 8:52 p.m.

Vinman says... #13

Never mind, didn't notice the update.

April 7, 2017 8:52 p.m.

n0bunga says... #14

Hahaha yeah I noticed that for some reason I didn't actually have a buried alive which boggled my mind.

April 7, 2017 9:32 p.m.

nbob13 says... #15

Not to sound like newb but how ya run bomberman? I was able to piece how to run doomsday and the worldgorger dragon combo from your explanation kinda lol. Ive got the pieces for dooms and gorger and bomberman just rather know for sure how to run the combo before i try to use them

April 9, 2017 10:56 a.m.

KailDaemon says... #16

Play Auriok Salvagers, play Lion's Eye Diamond, pop the diamond for , use 2 of the 3 Mana and use it on Salvagers to return the Lion's Eye Diamond to your hand, rinse and repeat to make infinite , once you have ample , you can then start filtering that mana into infinite mana along with your infinite mana to be able to cast Breya, use her burn ability by sacing her back to the command zone, then recasting her to do it again infinitely

April 9, 2017 11:25 a.m.

n0bunga says... #17

What he said :P

Inspired by the original combo with Black Lotus and Pyrite Spellbomb. Obviously we can't run the former in EDH, so LED happens to work perfectly.

Breya being her own outlet honestly made her my absolute favourite of the 4c generals.

April 9, 2017 11:32 a.m.

nbob13 says... #18

Dam LED, ima have ta find a proxy of that haha

April 9, 2017 1:29 p.m.

KailDaemon says... #19

I know a guy who is selling one for 80

April 9, 2017 4:50 p.m.

nbob13 says... #20

Would he take a right testicle? Ive allready got a son so i dont think i need anymore

April 10, 2017 5:28 p.m.

nbob13 says... #21

What about Rebuff the Whicked? Its a W drop counter

April 10, 2017 8:25 p.m.

n0bunga says... #22

Similar to why I don't run Turn Aside. Hard counters are just better. These are very particular instants that have to respond to something already in play. So it won't protect Doomsday, nor will it respond to hard counters that try to deal with Auriok or Breya, etc.

April 10, 2017 9:11 p.m.

nbob13 says... #23

Ok i see what ya mean. What are some other hard counters that would replace ur pact? Lol ive got all the others just cant figure out what to sub for the pact

April 10, 2017 10:11 p.m.

n0bunga says... #24

The other hard counters that are at Pact's level are Force of Will and Flusterstorm haha

April 10, 2017 10:42 p.m.

nbob13 says... #25

.......... I will just have ta run a extra removal or card draw lol

April 10, 2017 11:03 p.m.

n0bunga says... #26

LOL yea it's tough man those are just extremely good for their obvious reasons.

On a budget though? Delay is fantastic.

April 10, 2017 11:06 p.m.

nbob13 says... #27

Mostly only budget now after getting the shocks and 5 fetches, then i scored a JvP in a trade 3 days ago which drained my trade folder the rest of the way pretty much haha. But my Breya is decent after 4 months of building

April 10, 2017 11:12 p.m.

n0bunga says... #28

Nicely done with the trades! But yeah man, delay is great. At it's best you've "suspended" a hard counter that was trying to respond to something of yours. So once that final time counter removes on their upkeep, it's forced to cast and fizzle.

At its "worst" you've timewalked their general, or menacing creature for a few turns. The downside here is they gain haste.

Other than that, Countersquall isn't necessarily budget, but it's fairly effective in storm decks. The added life drain is cute. Dromar's Charm is VERY resource restrictive. But they're all within the colours of Breya. Force Spike is White Mana Tithe. Absorb is another hard counter that is very resource dependent - less than Dromar, and there's the cute life gain that's usually inconsequential. Memory Lapse is another timewalk that stalls your opponent. And if you're okay with 4 mana counters, Rewind is technically free.

April 11, 2017 5:03 p.m.

n0bunga says... #29


Another budget interrupt is Rites of Refusal. In a perfect world you can pitch artifacts to weld, or Worldgorger and a creature, or LED, etc.

And on top of that the more you pitch the harder it would be for an opponent to pay the cost.

April 11, 2017 5:11 p.m.

nbob13 says... #30

Whats ur thought on artifact lands? With the use of trinket mage thats never left ur list somehow lol i have maybe 6 artfiacts 1 cmc and under not including the 1 artifact land i do run, you think i should slot at least 2 more in somehow to interact with trinketmage to help land fixing?

April 12, 2017 4:14 p.m.

n0bunga says... #31

Yeah totally, Trinket Mage for me is more to tutor LED in a pinch, or mana rocks if I'm somehow behind, but regardless of their "tutorability" Artifact Lands are great in Breya because of Goblin Welder.

Imagine the reverse effect of not needing them; your opponent's end step, weld a Great Furnace for a Krark-Clan Ironworks or something. Or alternatively, send Breya to the grave, and weld her back in.

April 12, 2017 5:10 p.m.

nbob13 says... #32

Issue im having is what should get cut for the artifact lands? 1 basic for each color or drop 3 pain lands for them. I run 3u and 2rwb for basics. Managed to get 5 fetchs so im not hurting as bad there now

April 12, 2017 5:17 p.m.

KailDaemon says... #33

Id just cut a basic each for the artifact lands sans the citadel as is produces colorless

April 13, 2017 1:12 p.m.

nbob13 says... #34

Hey i think i came to a close on my breya build wonna take a look. Also got a countersquall on the way just not sure if itll fit of if i have to much counters

April 15, 2017 2:24 p.m.

nbob13 says... #35

Also what about Slaughter Pact for a removal?

April 16, 2017 2:34 p.m.

n0bunga says... #36

It's definitely a faster Doom Blade. But there are better spells in EDH. Toxic Deluge for starters.

April 16, 2017 2:44 p.m.

nbob13 says... #37

Ya i squeezed toxic in there droped my fabricate for it only had cyco rift for mass removal -_-

April 16, 2017 5:59 p.m.

Triton says... #38

I've been working on my own Breya deck for a while, and was wondering what you would consider the "Doomsday Package" for the deck. I know the pile for Doomsday, and the card itself are all important, are there any other cards that you'd advise to add in if I want to convert my deck to Breya Doomsday?

April 17, 2017 11:43 a.m.

n0bunga says... #39


I can certainly oblige as best I can; I'll give you a rundown of what you want your pile to contain, and how you want to assemble the combo:

Essentially you want the package to include, an initiate draw, which could either be Gush allowing you to draw what you need, or Thought Scour which allows you to pitch what you need in the yard. You can arrange this to suit the Worldgorger combo or Bomberman as you see fit. So long as you have Animate Dead to jump start the loop, you should ensure another creature is in the GY or else the game will result in a draw as you cannot break the infinite loop.

As for what to add into the deck, I focused in the best forms of card draw and tutors that allow. Gamble is the Red Entomb if you're in a pinch. Buried Alive let's you pitch all the creatures you need. Hard tutors like Demonic Tutor, Vampiric Tutor, Lim-Dul's Vault etc let you sift through your deck for what you want. I actually think Lim-Dul is one of the more underrated tutors. Life is a resource, and it lets you arrange the top 5 in whatever way you desire. Ad Nauseam is also very highly recommended, but only if your deck is running lower to the ground in terms of converted mana cost. It would be unfortunate to lose a considerable amount of life from beefier cards, and not reveal the ones you need. That was partly why this deck took a drastic shift in strategy and speed. One thing to always remember is that your graveyard is as much your hand as the hand you contain. Don't be afraid to pitch important artifact cards to weld them again, or reanimate as you see fit.

April 17, 2017 11:53 a.m.

Triton says... #40

Alright, thanks for the rundown! I noticed that you included Dark Ritual and Cabal Ritual, I'm guessing that they're for an easier casting of Doomsday? Once again, thank you for the tips, and happy drawing!

April 17, 2017 12:22 p.m.

Daedalus19876 says... #41

Good god, n0bunga, you have a fast response time XD

April 17, 2017 12:27 p.m.

DarkKitten says... #42

I suggest adding Angel's Grace to search up when one has Ad Nauseam to draw the whole deck and win from there.

April 17, 2017 12:28 p.m.

DarkKitten says... #43

Still an amazing deck that I may model a Breya deck i am working on after. I will credit your deck for inspiration : )

April 17, 2017 12:30 p.m.

n0bunga says... #44

Daedalus19876 I try! :3

DarkKitten solid suggestion mate! And thank you!

April 17, 2017 12:50 p.m.

n0bunga says... #45

Triton they're there for numerous outlets, Doomsday definitely being one of them. A T1 Buried Alive being another!

April 17, 2017 12:52 p.m.

Triton says... #46

n0bunga I just realized the potential T1 Buried Alive haha. I'm also planning on checking out an eggs list or two, since I'm planning on making my Breya deck more streamlined and want to compare the advantages/disadvantages with the two. Thanks!

April 17, 2017 1 p.m.

DarkKitten says... #47

n0bunga Wow you are quick to respond. Thank you.

April 17, 2017 2:29 p.m.

KailDaemon says... #48

He usually is

April 17, 2017 3:18 p.m.

n0bunga says... #49

Aw shucks

April 17, 2017 6:17 p.m.

nbob13 says... #50

Shit angels grace makes me wonna run Ad in my build lol. Why cant the egg drops be more affordable, Ad would jump my cmc to high

April 17, 2017 6:56 p.m.

With Angel's Grace wouldn't your life total continue to drop below 1 because you aren't taking damage, but losing life? I know it still works because of the "you can't lose the game" part. It seems fun but all it would take would be an end turn card to kill you at that point. I would be very upset if my opponent's Time Stop or other disruption turned into a one card win-con.

April 18, 2017 10:53 a.m.

n0bunga says... #52

EtheriumProdigy Angel's Grace says if you were to reduce your life total to less than 1, it becomes 1 instead. Ad Nauseam doesn't say you take damage, but rather lose life equal to the revealed card's CMC, so it should all work as intended. All cards that are revealed that would make you lose life to the point where your life total is less than 1, is instead 1.

April 18, 2017 11:21 a.m.

KailDaemon says... #53


Angels graces says "damage that that would reduce below 1"

Because Ad Naus says you lose life, itll actually DROP you into a negative life total. So you win now or die at next upkeep.

But given your rock mana base you can easily win with any given combo once youelve put your whole deck into your hand

April 18, 2017 2:09 p.m.

nbob13 says... #54

Thats what i was thinking. Bc with grand abolisher out no one can cast my turn anyhow so find wat i need and combo out before end of turn

April 18, 2017 2:15 p.m.

n0bunga says... #55

Oh jeez you're absolutely right. I'm guessing it's more of a last ditch effort to win that turn then.

April 18, 2017 2:18 p.m.

KailDaemon says... #56

If you would like to see a breya list with the doomsday plus the ad naus package in it, check out and n0bunga have VERY similar list due to our collaboration in building the best breya list possible.

Breya, Etherium C-C-Combo Breaker!

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April 18, 2017 2:21 p.m.

n0bunga says... #57

Hell yeah, I'd absolutely encourage that! KailDaemon and I have basically been two peas since day one.

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April 18, 2017 2:28 p.m.

KailDaemon says... #59

Damn straight Bro Biden

April 18, 2017 2:29 p.m.

KailDaemon says... #60

Btw, im FINALLY getting my Breya altered!!

April 18, 2017 2:30 p.m.

n0bunga says... #61

Nice!!! What's it going to look like?

April 18, 2017 2:45 p.m.

KailDaemon says... #62

If you go to facebook and look up Northern Alters, check out the stained glass style of alters they have and youll get an idea

April 18, 2017 3:03 p.m.

n0bunga says... #63


April 18, 2017 3:23 p.m.

KailDaemon says... #64

Its gonna be sweeeeeet

April 18, 2017 3:31 p.m.

KailDaemon says... #65

So what are your thoughts on Sunscorched Desert in here? Since we run worldgorger

April 18, 2017 3:33 p.m.

n0bunga says... #66

I love it.

You just loop Gorger without actually doing anything a nuke a board.

April 18, 2017 3:44 p.m.

KailDaemon says... #67


April 18, 2017 3:56 p.m.

KailDaemon says... #68

Love the update

April 18, 2017 4:51 p.m.

Vinman says... #69

So. Much. Power.

April 18, 2017 4:53 p.m.

nbob13 says... #70

Wouldnt running disciple of the vault give the same out come when u do the nim+breya. Not with the worldgorger combo bc nothin gets sent to the graveyard tho

April 18, 2017 5:10 p.m.

KailDaemon says... #71

It does but its redundant at that point...if no one is stopping the breya loop then youre already winning at that point, so disciple could be replaced with a protection or enabler piece

April 18, 2017 5:18 p.m.

n0bunga says... #72

Yeah what KailDaemon I took it and Reckless Fireweaver out because they were "winning more" cards.

This desert is just dumb fun not to run, without even needing Breya.

April 18, 2017 5:37 p.m.

n0bunga says... #73

KailDaemon you adding Harsh Mentor into Breya?

April 24, 2017 4:15 p.m.

KailDaemon says... #74

Ive been pondering the idea...itd would help to slow down faster decks than us. Its worth a test but honestly dont think itll do too much in the grand scheme of things when instsnt speed removal is a thing, especially against a hatebear, they wont be hesitant to do so.

But he could be valuable

April 24, 2017 4:19 p.m.

n0bunga says... #75

Yeah at best he curb stomps any opposing infinite combo deck, or gives a dickish grin to anyone wanting to fetch a land.

At worst he becomes the biggest "Hey guys! Target me!" card.

Failure / Comply seems like a good include.

April 24, 2017 4:33 p.m.

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