This deck is all about piracy. I want to copy and/or steal all my opponents cards! I'm not planning this deck to be strong or to win everytime, I just wanna wear my pirate hat and play with other people cards. If I win, it is their fault! xD

Upvote for our Admiral's sea supremacy!

enter image description here"You and your ship will make a fine addition to my fleet."

- BRASS, Becket (Admiral)

This deck started on July 2017, with the idea of creating a cruel-control Grixis steal-your-stuff deck based on Nicol Bolas and his evil-doing vacation on Amonkhet. The thought behind the idea was:

can copy, redirect or steal spells and permanents.

can also copy and redirect spells, and can steal creatures until the end of turn.

can revive creatures, stealing them from their owner's graveyards.

Soon after I had this idea, we got the Ixalan leaks, and among them was Admiral Beckett Brass. She (I didn't knew at the time the card was a she, because of the leak quality, it got me by surprise haha) was a perfect fit!

I was a bit early to plan a deck with her, but I did it anyway. DO WHAT YOU WANT 'CAUSE A PIRATE IS FREE, WE ARE PIRATES! It was kinda hard 'cause there wasn't many pirate cards, but I played a lot of steal spells and Conspiracy to create my own crew. (The only non-released card I was playing with my friends was the commander herself.)

Now, mid-September 2017, the Ixalan set was finally revealed in its entirety, and I could finally plan the decklist! It's still a little cruel-control/mean deck, but in a funnier way, I guess.

Alternate win-cons are Revel in Riches and Hellkite Tyrant, so I'm playing a heavy gold/treasure token creating and artifact stealing strategy. :)


If you liked it, check out my other commanders:

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Brago, King Blink182 (ETB triggers / Combo / Control) Brago, King Eternal

Giant Stomp (High CMC / Aggro / Giant and Angels tribal) Kalemne, Disciple of Iroas

Sliver: the Gathering (Aggro / Combo / Sliver tribal) Sliver Overlord

Kitchen Table Kitten Fable (Low CMC / Aggro / Cat tribal) Arahbo, Roar of the World


Updates Add

Decklist / description updated! :D


Do what you want 'cause a Pirate is free,


June 20, 2017 9:38 p.m.

This card and all of the decks it spawns are gonna be a blast to see in action. Good luck with your build!

June 29, 2017 3:52 p.m.

To add to the pirate theme, the red/blue synergy of stealing things for a turn and then blinking them to make them permanently yours should slide into this deck nicely.

June 29, 2017 3:55 p.m.

@VietMoneys What blue-only card can do that, besides Ghostly Flicker?

June 29, 2017 4:46 p.m.

Nephalia Smuggler and Deadeye Navigator that I can think of. You could probably find more on Gatherer but I suck at using it.

June 29, 2017 6:40 p.m.

@VietMoneys I'll check that, but I rather use instants instead of creatures if I go this way. :)

June 29, 2017 9:15 p.m.

So excited for the Admiral in EDH! Your build is looking good. I just started to throw cards together for a plundering crew of my own. I will surely be plundering your deck for a few treasures. +1 from me! Happy Pillaging! (Have you thought of running Curse of Opulence? It'd such a huge flavor win to be sitting there with a pile of gold)

September 4, 2017 5:25 p.m.

Add Desolate Lighthouse for flavor?

September 6, 2017 8:22 p.m.

I definitely think God Pharoah is strictly better than OG Bolas Walker, he's easier to cast, because he doesn't have double colored mana issues, and he is much more impactful

September 9, 2017 11:42 p.m.

@maxon Curse of Opulence sounds greeat! But I don't know if it could make the cut, I'm working my brains out for the updated decklist.

@BackalleyBard It would be flavourful indeed, but I don't really love the "looting" mechanic (draw then discard); plus, colorless lands are quite harmful for three-colors decks~

@rand_al_thor Yeah God-Pharaoh is soooo much better. But it is crazy-expensive right now where I live. And I'm thinking about leaving the grixis-bolas-cruelty subtheme and sail the full-pirate theme. Right now I invested on Bribery~ :D

September 10, 2017 10:55 a.m.

@BackalleyBard I rather use "just draw without consequences" cards like Treasure Trove and Coastal Piracy. :)

September 10, 2017 11:01 a.m.
September 11, 2017 5:28 a.m.

@rochdalekilla9 Interesting, but expensive and not-a-pirate... I will have a hard time opening up space to use the Ixalan pirates here, so I rather not go out of theme too much. :)

September 11, 2017 9:24 a.m.

You need an answer for Homeward Path

October 21, 2017 12:03 p.m.

@ripSIYX I used to run Vandalize and Ghost Quarter, but my playgroup doesn't play Homeward so I removed them~

October 23, 2017 11:07 a.m.

Fair Enough

October 30, 2017 2:08 a.m.

I think you need some Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver in this Boat loud of crap! up vote! I really like, even though it looks so annoying

December 3, 2017 5:20 a.m.

@lalala Thanks, it is quite annoying indeed. xD

I planned using Ashiok and Dack Fayden in my first decklist, but... There are so many more flavourful cards! And still have the second block of Ixalan to be released, so I don't know if I would use them.

December 4, 2017 10:17 a.m.

Check out my deck, already updated with Rivals spoilers:

Maybe Aura Thief could be great in those colors.

December 27, 2017 5:33 a.m.

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Date added 6 months
Last updated 2 weeks

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 4.12
Tokens 0/1 Plant, Gold, Treasure, 2/2 Pirate, 2/1 Monkey
Folders 2 - My EDH Decks, Commander, Decks, Pirates, Commanders, Things I want, bekecik, Pirates
Top rank #12 on 2017-09-11
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