Need help for fun deck idea: Fun with Bloodbraid Elf

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Posted on Jan. 4, 2017, 5:18 a.m. by Rohml

I want to build a fun-deck using Bloodbraid Elf, but I don't have the other jund money-cards it often is associated with (Goyfs, Confidants etc.).

Can you suggest a deck list that uses Bloodbraid Elf that doesn't break the bank? I only want to play and have fun using the elf, I doesn't need to be super-competitive, as long as it could win duels when it runs right and the deck should highlight what Bloodbraid Elf does best.


luisserpa says... #2

Hello, that is a card that I too like very much and has a good potencial. So, before I can give you any idea, do you intend to make it casual, or are you thinking in any format, like Legacy?

January 4, 2017 6:31 a.m.

How about Living End, or another cascade combo? have a combo piece with a CMC of 2 or less, and a bunch of Elfs, Shardless Agent, Violent Outburst, Demonic Dread, basically just all your cards will eventually find your combo piece. Other combo peices might be Hypergenesis,

January 4, 2017 7:29 a.m.

Rohml says... #4

luisserpa Strictly casual for play against friends when we get together, won't be using it for any tournaments unless it's a fun, casual, kitchen-table type tournament. Possible I can do it in Vintage so I can access to all manner of cards and so I can use Sylvan Library and Sol Ring.

Simon_Williamson Those named cards you've mentioned I don't have any. Well I have one living end. I will try to look at my box for what CMC 2 cards I have that would work well, any specific ability/type of ability I should look for?

January 4, 2017 7:44 a.m.

luisserpa says... #5

Ok, so you have a lot of possibilities. I like the control/aggro route, where you can put these guys, plus the Sol Ring for ramp, Sylvan Library to control the top deck and card draw, then you can punch some Lightning Bolt, Swords to Plowshares, Diabolic Edict or Abrupt Decay, depending the color you're running, and also some Isochron Scepter, that can come to the field by cascade. Also, Shardless Agent is another great cascade card, that can make you have a small army with just one bloodbraided.

It makes me want to brew with that card too.

January 4, 2017 7:58 a.m.

Recover819 says... #6

I have a version of Seismic Swans that uses Bloodbraid Elf to hunt down Seismic Assault. Most of the deck is lands which you can just go through to find what you need. The basic combo is to target Swans of Bryn Argoll with Seismic Assault to draw your deck. Once you get enough lands in hand you can go lethal with it. One of the funniest decks.

Here is a basic list. I like Treasure Hunt in it also.:

Creature (8)

4 Bloodbraid Elf

4 Swans of Bryn Argoll

Instant (6)

2 Ad Nauseam

4 Bituminous Blast

Enchantment (4)

4 Seismic Assault

Land (42)4 Cascade Bluffs

4 Fire-Lit Thicket

4 Ghitu Encampment

4 Graven Cairns

1 Mountain

1 Mutavault

4 Reflecting Pool

4 Rugged Prairie

4 Spinerock Knoll

4 Treetop Village

4 Vivid Crag

4 Vivid Marsh

January 4, 2017 10:17 a.m.

RoarMaster says... #7

I really enjoy Bloodbraid and ETB buffers like Primal Forcemage and similar effects.

Here is something I threw together around the idea.

Entering and Breaking

January 13, 2017 2:55 a.m.

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