Bloodbraid Elf

Bloodbraid Elf

Creature — Elf Berserker

Haste

Cascade (When you cast this spell, exile cards from the top of your library until you exile a nonland card that costs less. You may cast it without paying its mana cost. Put the exiled cards on the bottom in a random order.)

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Uncommon
Planechase Anthology (PCA) Uncommon
Commander 2016 (C16) Uncommon
Eternal Masters (EMA) Uncommon
Planechase 2012 Edition (PC2) Uncommon
Alara Reborn (ARB) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Uncommon

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Bloodbraid Elf occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.15%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Bloodbraid Elf Discussion

Balaam__ on Tour de France

3 weeks ago

My mistake, I meant to stick them in the maybe board.

Actually, I think you’re completely correct about eliminating the Sandsprinter’s entirely—-I had originally selected them because of the trample damage, figuring it might be useful the turn they come into play. But that’s mistakenly assuming they’d need to use trample to get some damage past blockers, when Living End wipes the board. No blockers equals no need for trample. So you’re categorically correct; Bloodbraid Elf is called in and Viashino Sandsprinter is ejected from the game. Thanks for the help, sergiodelrio!

Balaam__ on Tour de France

3 weeks ago

Ah..then that changes everything. I’ll tinker with the build to get some Bloodbraid Elf’s in. Someone awhile ago commented something similar about the elf, I shot them down because I thought it wouldn’t work. Now I feel bad. Whoever it was gets a penitent +1 from me, ha.

Balaam__ on Tour de France

3 weeks ago

Bloodbraid Elf is a solid card, and ordinarily I’d rush to include it, but I’m unsure exactly how the cascade mechanic functions. If I cast Bloodbraid Elf and cascade triggered, once it hit Demonic Dread or Violent Outburst would either of their cascade’s trigger? If it didn’t, it wouldn’t hit Living End, rendering the purpose null and void. I couldn’t quite wrap my mind around it, so I decided against including the elf for fear the whole function of the deck would be nullified.

sergiodelrio on Tour de France

3 weeks ago

Bloodbraid Elf might be worth adding over the Viashno Sandsprinters, but other than that, nice budget build!

psionictemplar on Naya Stoneblade

4 weeks ago

My thoughts on @flooremoji's suggestion of Arbor Elf and Utopia Sprawl are that it isn't where you want to go with this deck. I say this on a couple principles

  1. This being 3 color deck and utopia only allowing for 1 of the 2 other colors after casting.

  2. The arbor elf/utopia sprawl combo is going to tie up several spots in the list that could be used for more powerful things.

  3. Cascading a Bloodbraid Elf into either half on the ramp probably isn't going to be what you want to happen in the middle of the game.

  4. Most of the key threats/answers here are at 3 mana not 4. Having the extra mana doesn't seem useful.

If I were to suggest changes for the deck, it would be working in a couple of the Birds of Paradise to help the 1 to 3 mana plan. Not only that, but their evasion is good for wearing equipment. To do this I would drop 1 Bloodbraid Elf and 1 Stoneforge Mystic.

Amoskeag on Gruul swarm

1 month ago

I would add some Domri, Anarch of Bolas to help with your mana, buffing your dudes, and giving you some interaction once those bad boys are down.

The curve is a bit awkward, I would take the opportunity to change up the creature base slightly so your turns have more presence. A great starter would be another 1 drop, Pelt Collector is sweet for that and fits your deck well.

Drop the Dragonlair Spider for Arasta of the Endless Web.

25 lands is a bit much, I believe 23 to 24 is plenty, Kessig Wolf Run is awesome and always fun, keep that, maybe add a 2nd to make sure you see it more often? Don't be afraid to have some basic lands in there.

Eldritch Evolution can be super spicy and help you get some big dudes out, you might want to find space for Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma, Kogla, the Titan Ape, and or Surrak, the Hunt Caller, big fan of Surrak myself.

In regards to your Bloodbraid Elf. Gruul Spellbreaker is a far better target than Taurean Mauler and gives you more devotion to your Xenagos, God of Revels with those green and red pips. Also, Hexproofs you (yay!)

Have fun!
- Amoskeag

Femme_Fatale on Synonyms/Nicknames System for Deckbuilding and ...

2 months ago

Introducing the synonyms/nicknames system to alleviate all those "wtf was that one land of that one cycle named?" problems that plague you.

This system is simple. It is designed to redirect terms that you typed out that match a synonym/nickname of a card, to that card name. This lets you never have to remember the name "Seachrome Coast" and can instead just type out "WU Fastland" (as an example). Note that this only works in text edit entries on deck lists and inventory, not the live edit or the card search forms.

There is a lot of other things that are utilised here as well.

  • Godzilla Names
  • Non-American Spellings
  • Common Nicknames
  • Common Misspellings
  • Redirections of Misspelled Submissions
  • Each side of a split card as a synonym (unless they already exist as a card).

Not needing to know the name of each card in a land/artifact cycle is a big boon, but you still need to know the nickname of that cycle and the syntax. For lands/mana rocks/the swords of X and Y at the present moment it is always "XY Nickname" or "YX Nickname". Examples:

  • WU Fastland
  • GR BFZ
  • GW ABUR Dual Land
  • BW Fetch

For 2 colour lands, it is always the two colour letters, followed by the nickname, and then followed by the option to have the world land either connected to the nickname or not. (these are all viable options for example: "WU Fast", "UW Fastland", "UW Fast Land".) For 3 colour lands, it is only the primary order of colour letters you see on cards, or the Alara/Khans name. (WUB Lair, Mardu Triome as examples.) Swords and other artifact cycles follow the same setup (though swords can also be "Sword of GB" or "Sword of G and B"), and mono colour land cycles use the same setup just with only one letter. Note that none of these are plural, so don't put that s in. Colourless cards that are a part of a cycle use C/Colorless/Colourless.

Some of these cycles don't have well defined names yet (like BBD) and some of these cycles have had too many names that people constantly fight over so there was no point in bothering to put them all in and instead I just used the TLA (specifically BFZ).

Goals:

The primary purpose of this is to make the ability to tag cards and edit decks/inventory far more robust than what it has been. Tappedout doesn't presently have a spellchecker, and to be fair most sites don't. It's not an easy feature to implement. So with this synonyms/nicknames feature, we can alleviate some of those aggravations of misspellings or different ways to spell a word by making them valid targets and redirecting them to the right card name. Another benefit of this is the ability to give cards shorthands or nicknames when the community largely doesn't remember the actual name of a card, just their shorthand. We have all been hit with "wtf is that land's name again?" when we know for a fact that it's just "the blue and white shadows over innistrad reveal land". This saves the step of having to open up a search engine to figure out the card name, and in general speeds up and makes the process of building decks and inventory, a lot more enjoyable.


Cycles that currently have nicknames: Show

A lot of the cycle synonyms are meant to intuitive and robust so that you won't even have to think about knowing what the exact written synonym actually is and still be able to get it right on the first try, though it will take time to reach a point in which this is 100% true. As an example of scope, each recognized nickname for a cycle creates 6 entries for each given card in that cycle. So the AKH lands have 30 entries for each card in that cycle, resulting in a total of 150 entries. The Triomes have the same amount, but if I were to add each individual string combination of the colour letters (WUB, BUW, WBU etc) then that count would increase by 45 for each entry, resulting 75 entries for each one, totalling at 375 entries for the whole cycle.


Nicknames will usually be things like "Snappy", "Bolt", "Path", "Bob", "FoW", etc. They are to be commonly used by the larger community as a whole, not what your FNM/play group exclusively uses (though this isn't a hard set in stone as I'm not omniscient).

Here's a list of nicknames that I have. Show

I have about 200+ cards of non-American spellings added as synonyms in this site, however I'm certain there's like, 5x that much I've missed. If you notice a non-american spelling I do not have in, let me know.

Here's a list of things that is in the works to do. Show

Limitations:

A card can have any number of synonyms/nicknames. But only one synonym/nickname can be tied to a card. So if a new card/land cycle gets printed that has covers a misspelling (like an UNcard might) or has that nickname as it's actual card name, those synonyms will get removed (as an example, Snapcaster Mage cannot have Snap as a nickname). We are also looking to limit the amount of times a synonym has to get removed so nicknames of cards during their presence in the standard formats are not likely to be put in, as they become forgotten or even re-used when they rotate out. These are also done manually so sometimes a change might just take a while to do if it encompasses a large number of cards or a large number of synonyms.. We also won't be going through alternate language as possible synonyms because WotC doesn't nearly double check duplicate card names for foreign languages as well as they do for English cards.

This is not something on the card submission form, so it is not available to edit for any user.

If you know of something missing like common misspellings or common non-American spellings that will be needed, or cycle syntaxes that you tried to use but didn't work, post them here and I'll review them for possible inclusion in the future.

EDIT: Before you ask for a nickname etc to be added:

  1. Check if it exists first by trying it out.
  2. Check if the larger community recognizes it, this is done by going around discords, lgs' and other forums about that nickname.
  3. Check if it has any nsfw, discriminatory or derogatory terminology, we straight up will not allow these.

This isn't a system for your pet nickname that your local playgroup uses. This is a system that can utilize nicknames that naturally grew organically out of continued use from the larger mtg community as a whole. This isn't a "which nicknames do you think this system could use" but rather "which nicknames that are used across the world that we have missed".

abby315 on Jund Build?

2 months ago

It may be my two pages of Bloodbraid Elfs in my binder, or my TappedOut moniker "Wife of Bloodbraid Elf," or the 94x Bloodbraid Elves in my binder Wants list, but I think you should play the cards you want to play. :)

In all seriousness, I think Lurrus is very likely to get banned. However, since the deck has a fairly consistent "core," you could build the Lurrus deck and then upgrade it into the BBE version post-banning, whenever that is. You'd basically only be wasting the $10 on Lurrus itself.

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