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Posted on Aug. 6, 2018, 10:42 p.m. by vasarto77

I have an idea, I wanna use this combo Bloodbriar and Scapeshift as when you sacrifice your lands for the Scapeshift your Bloodbriar would skyrocket in power.

Then I got to thinking, maybe there is a way I could use this in some sort of green or green / black sacrifice deck? A deck that might revolve around me sacrificing my own stuff or making my opponent sacrifice stuff. I wanna see if I can get a brainstorm going for this to see if there is a good deck that can come from sacrificing your stuff?

vasarto77 says... #2

Although, I guess this combo could work in a deck if cards that did stuff for lands or cards in graveyard too.

August 6, 2018 10:47 p.m.

APPLE01DOJ says... #3

Well I mean Scapeshift traditionally wins the game in its current deck.

That being said it might pair well with Mortician Beetle

August 6, 2018 10:49 p.m.

vasarto77 says... #4

No one I know plays it, what's it going in?

August 6, 2018 11:28 p.m.

If you are looking to primarily make a huge creature off of Scapeshift, then I would argue that Knight of the Reliquary is far better than Bloodbriar.

As far as decks that benefit from sacrificing your own stuff, there are lots of half decent aristocrats lists. Bloodbriar likely would not make the cut in any of these, but cards like Varolz, the Scar-Striped, Falkenrath Aristocrat, Cartel Aristocrat, Bloodthrone Vampire, Viscera Seer, Teysa, Orzhov Scion, Doomed Traveler, Abzan Ascendancy, Bridge from Below, Kitchen Finks, Blisterpod, Bloodsoaked Champion, Tukatongue Thallid, Bloodghast, Gravecrawler, Voice of Resurgence, Young Wolf, Blood Artist, Zulaport Cutthroat, Tidehollow Sculler, and Rally the Ancestors are all cards I would look at.

EDIT: Scapeshift wins in the aptly named "Scapeshift" or "TitanShift" (which also uses Primeval Titan) decks by ramping to 7 lands and shifting into 6 mountains and a Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle for 18 damage -- usually enough to kill most decks. If they have not yet taken damage for some reason, then going up to 8 lands for 7 mountains and a Valakut will hit for 21.

August 6, 2018 11:37 p.m.

Gidgetimer says... #6

8 lands works better as 6 mountains and 2 Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle for 36 damage, but pretty much what he said as for the current Scapeshift deck.

August 6, 2018 11:48 p.m.

APPLE01DOJ says... #7

The Scapeshift deck also has the benefit of being hard to interact with where stuff like Bloodbriar dies to common removal.

August 7, 2018 12:34 a.m.

vasarto77 says... #8

So, maybe just try out this scrapeshift thing? At least the two cards that I see it uses are not too expensive. Maybe I can get one built that won't cost me hundreds of dollars for 20-80+ dollar duel lands and artifacts?

August 7, 2018 1:30 a.m.

xyr0s says... #9

I'm also sceptical. Bloodbriar takes 3 mana to play... mana that could have been spent on ramping. In effect that means a delay of 1 turn (at least), and besides this, it just takes too many circumstances for Bloodbriar to be good: you need to draw all the good ramp AND bloodbriar, then you need bloodbriar not to die, and then you have a vanilla 7/7 (or so - maybe more, maybe less) attacker without any evasion, so it can be chump blocked all day.

August 7, 2018 4:53 a.m.

I think it could be decent in some kind of aristocrat deck but I dont really think it works in scape shift

August 7, 2018 9:10 a.m.

Funkydiscogod says... #11

I agree that Scapeshift is unlikely to be the one you want, since it implies a very different deck.

What about Devastating Summons instead? Ramp to 10, cast Electropotence, then Devastating Summons, pay for two triggers, to 20 the opponent?

Here's a random idea: could this be the deck Aggressive Mining belongs in? Now that we have Splendid Reclamation and The Mending of Dominaria, could this work?

August 7, 2018 12:05 p.m.

Gattison says... #12

I came here to make a joke about, "here's a for your Brainstorm." But then I saw Bloodbriar and got all happy because I've brewed around this guy a lot... in Pauper.

Here's a folder of Pauper Bloodbriar decks: The Briar Bitch Project. Maybe one of these could serve as a starting point for a Modern deck, replacing Pauper Commons with strictly better Modern equivalents or something? I don't play much Modern at all, so I'm not sure if it's even translatable, but hey, maybe. =)

August 7, 2018 7:23 p.m.

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