Braids, Conjurer Adept
Legendary Creature — Human Wizard
At the beginning of each player's upkeep, that player may put an artifact, creature, or land card from their hand onto the battlefield.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Braids, Conjurer Adept Discussion
1 month ago
3 months ago
What I have learned from playing EDH myself in terms of this conversation is that mono-White is appallingly bad at just about most things IF:
You are new to the game.
I think someone mentioned that most good white cards break the social contract;
I think that 99.999% of decent white cards poop on the social contract.
I really hate the social contract, seriously, and this just reinstates that. An entire color became "unviable" simply because people decided that you're not allowed to play it.
That's salt right there.
I think what the original poster is trying to get at is that white should have more "socially acceptable cards", because currently, there are almost none.
Imagine playing Luminarch Ascension and NOT getting your face beaten in. It just doesn't happen unless you have some sort of back-up plan, and how is a casual player supposed to know that a back-up plan is required?
I honestly think that white should have some sort of way to be played in EDH without instantly making you Archenemy and having people threaten to stop playing with you.
Also, salt is real. I once literally played Braids, Conjurer Adept, a group hug deck, and then dropped Karn, the Great Creator and someone who was playing an Artifact deck scooped and then basically told me that I should learn to stop hating humanity and fix my toxic ways.
5 months ago
In your opinion, are Sliver Hivelord & Edgar Markov (two of the strongest tribal commanders ever) as bad as Lorthos, the Tidemaker & Ryusei, the Falling Star and besides that they should be weaker than Pianna, Nomad Captain & Mishra, Artificer Prodigy (I don't understand why Mishra is ranked so high in a singleton format !? he is at most tier 7...)??
They should be at least Tier 3.
- Exchange Ghost Council of Orzhova with Teysa Karlov, because she's easier to cast, is more versatile and has a lot more combo potential.
- Exchange Haktos the Unscarred with Winota, Joiner of Forces (he's maybe even better, like ElRobusto already mentioned), because he's with Feather one of the best Boros commanders at the moment. He's generating a lot of value and he's swarming the board pretty fast!
- Exchange Rasputin Dreamweaver with Braids, Conjurer Adept, why? I mean, c'mon a 6 mana 4/1 with a mediocre effect should be better than cheating in Eldrazis for free protected by counterspells and stuff?? In my opinion she's almost as good as: Jhoira of the Ghitu
- Exchange Slimefoot, the Stowaway with Zaxara, the Exemplary, it should be very obvious why Zaxara is stronger. 1. Colors + Blue means you have all the blue good stuff (counterspells, draw etc) 2. He costs only one additional mana, has Deathtouch and can produce mana and as an additional positive side effect you can create some hydras 3. in these colors Zaxara is incredible easy to break, because you have everything you need, like draw, ramp, removal, recursion, tutor, counterspells, discard etc....
Or do you really think that the commanders I mentioned above are at the same power level as Oyobi, Who Split the Heavens?
5 months ago
Braids, Conjurer Adept has never been reprinted, before, so I shall be glad to have a version of her with the newer wording and card frame, and, perhaps now, I shall be able to afford a foil version of her.
At this point, it does not seem likely that Akroma's Memorial, Vedalken Orrery, or Riku of Two Reflections shall be reprinted in this set, which is unfortunate, since they all are expensive, but I shall remain hopeful that they may be reprinted in Commander Legends, later, this year.
6 months ago
Overall, it looks like the deck has all the major Braids targets for budget play.
The second thing I highly recommend is Vanishing and Vodalian Illusionist. You can use them defensively to protect your commander at instant speed. You can use them pro-actively - phasing out Braids, Conjurer Adept near the end of your own turn to ensure your opponents don't get her upkeep trigger. She'll phase back in before your untap step so you will get her triggers. You can also use these cards offensively to remove a single major threat that is causing you grief.
High Tide can push a turn past the limit when you need it to.
Windfall can be situational but if there's a player who's drawing too many cards, you can take advantage of their excess while also milling them pretty badly. Rush of Knowledge is arguably less situational since your deck churns out CMC + like it's its job.
8 months ago
Other than it's huge price tag, I suggest rereading Blightsteel Colossus to see my reason for not running it. If I owned one it would be in my Braids, Conjurer Adept deck: The Braided Siren's Song (Show n' Tell Theft).
If one uses Sundial of the Infinite at the end step, when the sacrifice trigger is on the stack, the tokens become permanent. It's the primary target for Goblin Engineer if I'm not grabbing removal. It's sweet.
Hope that clears things up, pidyon!
8 months ago
Here are my thoughts on your suggestions:
Numot, the Devastator As you said in your previous message, his trigger is conditional+mana. Are you suggesting that in this case the effect is worth it? For some poor soul, two blown up lands can be devastating.
Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund is not in my deck since my meta is Control Magic heavy. One player runs a Merieke Ri Berit deck and another runs Braids, Conjurer Adept. Braids will be awesome for me to drop dragons for free but he has alot of clone effects in his deck, making Karrthus a big liability.
Sarkhan Unbroken was in my initial draft but I ended up cutting him.. a mistake on my part? Are you usually happy to draw him vs a dragon or a more interactive card?
Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh is an awesome card.. already on my short list to add if I can find room for it.
I blew by Sarkhan the Mad during my research, not being overly impressed by his first two abilities. I usually don't put too much value on the ultimate since they are rarely attained... however this madman can ult on turn 1, which I missed. I suppose it can be a kill blow with a large board presence, is that why you are recommending him? It's kind of a win-more card isn't it? Worth the slot?
Jegantha's mana can only be used to pay for colored mana, therefore only reducing Dragonstorm down to 8 CMC, however I can see that even with a storm count of 1 or 2 this can be a powerhouse finisher. What's your experience with it?
I see Maelstrom Wanderer often in various decklists.. I fail to see the appeal. He's not a dragon, and there are already many haste enablers in the deck for much cheaper, so it must be the cascade, cascade. I'm not a fan of the variability here, with my luck it will hit a couple of 2-3 CMC ramp/removal.
I have been on the receiving end of Xenagos, God of Revels enough to know that it would be a true powerhouse in this deck. Added to shortlist.
My meta is not control heavy, pass on Surrak Dragonclaw for now.
I am forever grateful for all the help you have provided so far! Having said that... what I am most likely in need of next is more discussion on what cards I could cut.
8 months ago
Leviathan tribal. Neat.
Blue has a few cute options for cheating stuff into play - and a 'show and tell' style modern deck sounds fun. AEtherplasm offers a more casual trick. Blessed Reincarnation and Polymorph are traditional. Braids, Conjurer Adept is modern legal.Deathrender is usually better in combos, but functions. Flood of Tears and Fold into AEther are cute if awkward. Quicksilver Amulet is a classic, as is Summoner's Egg. Thran Temporal Gateway can do an impression of quicksilver, but is more restricitve.
Good luck with the brew!