Brainstealer Dragon

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Alchemy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Historic Brawl Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Brainstealer Dragon

Creature — Dragon Horror


At the beginning of your end step, exile the top card of each opponent's library. You may play those cards for as long as they remain exiled. If you cast a spell this way, you may spend mana as though it were mana of any colour to cast it.

Whenever a nonland permanent an opponent owns enters the battlefield under your control, they lose life equal to its converted mana cost/mana value.

TheOfficialCreator on Rakdos I play your deck

1 week ago

Laughing Jasper Flint would excel in your gameplan, and Grim Initiate or Shambling Ghast would be good 1-drops.

Professor Onyx stands out as not being great for the gameplan, I highly recommend Tevesh Szat, Doom of Fools. Great sack outlet with great card draw, AND steals your opponent's commanders. In that same vein, Brainstealer Dragon.

NV_1980 on The Horror ... THE HORROR! *PRIMER*

5 months ago

Thank you for the great feedback UltimateRoxas40! I'll make sure to check out your Cap'n deck as well :)

Roaming Throne sounds like a fun addition; bit expensive though but I'll see if I can obtain one. It would fit nice in some of my other tribe decks too, so the investment is probably worth it.

I get what you're saying about Everflowing Chalice. Maybe it would work to replace the medallions with other rocks (this being one of them), though I would have to stress that thus far the medallions have been very useful to me in games. What I like about them is that you don't have to tap them in order to use them. It wouldn't hurt though to switch them out with other rocks during my next game, just to see if I would notice any differences. I wouldn't add Chalice for the Hullbreaker combo though, as this deck doesn't have that much use for infinite colorless mana (Brainstealer Dragon would benefit a bit of course).

Drown in Dreams is nice, but in a deck that's not really about X-spells (like this one) it wouldn't fit so well. The exception to this being Mind Grind as it mills way more than the X you put into it.

Cyb3rguerrill0 on Dude, where are your cards? *WIP*

1 year ago

Looks good! Although I would recommend to try to reduce the CMC a bit an add more lands instead. Mindleech Mass seems too expensive for what it could provide during the late game and still needs the damage enabler. Same goes for Brainstealer Dragon, Arvinox, the Mind Flail or Elder Brain it's very unlikely to ever play these cards during a match with this small manabase AND get 'em alive before any trigger occurs. I would cut out almost everything with a CMC of 6 to gain more speed and focus more on your commanders ability. Just my 2 cents

UltimateRoxas40 on Eldritch Captain of the Deep [Lovecraftian Primer]

1 year ago

Callicon, thanks for taking a look through the deck! I'm intentionally not running Brainstealer Dragon, since it doesn't fit as thematically with the general Lovecraft/cosmic horror theme of the deck. I had actually taken it out to slot in Mind Flayer, the Shadow, as they have similar effects, but I like Mind Flayer, the Shadow better for flavor/thematic wins

Callicon on Eldritch Captain of the Deep [Lovecraftian Primer]

1 year ago

Hey, I really like the deck list you've got here. I did, however, notice that you aren't running Brainstealer Dragon which i think would be really good in this deck. I might even suggest taking out Mind Flayer, the Shadow or Emrakul, the Promised End for it, as in my opinion the dragon is a more efficient option for the same mana cost as Mind Flayer, and is more synergistic than Emrakul.

Gleeock on Creatures that do Damage Over …

1 year ago

ImNora I have a deck that does this, very effectively: Atla with Tobasco Sauce.

Magmatic Force is great if you don't care about pips (since you are either cheatyfacing or polymorphing)

Brainstealer Dragon if you don't need it to be damage specifically.

MattN7498 on Ur-Dragon's Multiverse Onslaught | *PRIMER*

1 year ago

Jator Nope the deck is winding down in the sense that there's already so many good dragon cards to where any replacements would just have to be strictly better versions of current cards which I doubt will be happening that often. I replaced Brainstealer Dragon with Ancient Copper Dragon but if there's a set that comes out that has a lot of dragons for consideration/upgrades, there will be an update.

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