Braid of Fire
Cumulative upkeep-Add (Red) to your mana pool. (At the beginning of your upkeep, put an age counter on this permanent, then sacrifice it unless you pay its upkeep cost for each age counter on it.)
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Braid of Fire Discussion
1 week ago
Week of 9/14/2020 Combo
This is a combo I have been trying to put together for years, ever since I first saw Braid of Fire. I knew there had to be a way to use that mana for something other than instants, but I couldn't find it.
And then Zendikar Rising was spoiled, and I met Leyline Tyrant. This beast of a dragon allows us to save our mana for when it matters, and if you have nothing better to do, it's a Banefire on a stick.
Check out the deck below for my take on this crazy new dragon, and please tell me if you have found a more explosive combo.
1 week ago
Two quick counterpoints:
Oubliette is different from all the other removal rakdos has access to, in that it can completely remove opposing commanders from the game. If you phase out someone else's commander it is gone forever, at least until they find a way to remove Oubliette (which some colors struggle to do).
I know Grave Upheaval is high-CMC, but every time I've cut the card I've regretted it. I like the flexibility - in the early game I can pitch it for a land to make sure I don't miss my land drops, and in the late game I can yank a hasted threat from anyone's graveyard. Cards that are useful in multiple situations are really nice to have.
Molten Echoes is awesome. I used to run Flameshadow Conjuring, and Echoes is a major upgrade. The legendary issue isn't much of a problem - it doesn't work with Skittles, Drakuseth, or either Kolaghan, but works amazingly with pretty much every other dragon, especially with Utvara, Terror of the Peaks, and Valkas. It's also one of Bladewing's infinite combo pieces, which is great for killing people out of nowhere.
I actually haven't been all that impressed with Purphoros lately. I initially loved him, but I don't use his sneak attack all that often, so most of the time he's just an indestructible 5-mana haste emblem. I've been thinking of swapping him out for something like Fervor, but I'm not sure.
Leyline Tyrant looks really neat, but my meta has a lot of exile-based removal, so I don't think I'd get a lot of mileage out of him. Then again, even if he just stores one or two turns' worth of red mana, that's still essentially a free casting of a 7 cmc or higher dragon, so maybe he's worth it? If I were to run him, I don't know if I'd use red rituals, but I'd definitely try out running Braid of Fire, though in that case I think I'd want to include more dragons with firebreathing to take advantage of the free mana.
Soul Shatter might find it's way in here. A 3 mana instant that kills everyone else's biggest threat, while leaving my board totally intact definitely seems worth a shot.
1 week ago
Looks good! You might like these: Heartstone, Illusionist's Bracers, Braid of Fire, Soldevi Digger, Tel-Jilad Stylus, The Cauldron of Eternity, Teferi's Puzzle Box, Herald of Leshrac, Ignition Team, Noosegraf Mob, Thief of Blood, Treasonous Ogre, Archetype of Finality, Temple of Malice, Pitiless Plunderer, Pawn of Ulamog
3 weeks ago
Thanks for the suggestions Elliotw. A couple of things though, Braid of Fire's mana is cleared after upkeep, so you have to spend it before draw and only on instants. Not super useful in this deck. Also this deck already has a full playset of Dragon's Hoard in the main board - so no need to suggest it lol.
3 weeks ago
Dance of Great Revelation
At the beginning of each players precombat main phase add an amount of equal to the number of charge counters on ~
Like a better and worse Braid of Fire
Make a new dual land, that can become an enchantment(like the manlands, but for enchantments)
3 weeks ago
Check out my own Modern dragon deck. Dragons Of speed and Law
1 month ago
If you want to win with the Midnight Guard and presence combo just go all in on that. Isochron and counterspell is fun but theres better things you can do. Plus you only have 2 of each and counter spell is your only instant in the deck so iso will be a dead card most of the time. Braid of Fire does nothing in this deck. You have to use the mana during your upkeep from that card.
All your lands come in tapped that will slow you down so much. I'd limit it 2 or 3 colors. You have an infinte mana combo in the deck but no pay off for it. This deck has no focus