How many Brainstorms?

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Posted on Dec. 30, 2017, 2:45 p.m. by Dankey

I'm playing only 4 fetchlands in a 2 color deck, and already have a playset of Ponders. At the moment I'm running 2 Brainstorms (down from 4) but will consider dropping it down to 1 if it's mathematically worth it.

LeaPlath says... #2

You run more fetches and more Brainstorm. Easy. Brainstorm is the most powerful spell in your deck.

December 30, 2017 3:16 p.m.

Dankey says... #3

I'm running Foil and Daze. (Force of Will is too expensive) More fetchlands means less synergy. If anything I would cut the 4 that I have and just play Back to Basics. If Brainstorm is seriously that insane I guess I could just play Counterspell and autolose to turn 1 combos.

December 30, 2017 3:29 p.m.

LeaPlath says... #4

Just...don't run Foil. Foil doesn't even do a bad FoW impression. Accept that you lose to Oops all the spells and belcher, play good cards. Brainstorm is the most powerful card in Legacy by a mile.

December 30, 2017 4:44 p.m.

Spazik008 says... #5

if you're in blue it's always wrong to play less than 4 Brainstorm

December 30, 2017 4:57 p.m.

sylvannos says... #6

Yeah...Brainstorm is always a 4-of if you're playing it. The only reason to not play 4 is if you're a blue deck built around Chalice of the Void.

Up your fetch count, even if it means playing off-color fetches.

December 30, 2017 7:30 p.m.

smackjack says... #7

4 brainstorms, +4 fetches. No foil, maybe Misdirection is a better FoW replacement? It catches all counterspells, and when countering removal its often better than FoW

December 31, 2017 10:19 a.m.

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