Brainstorm

Brainstorm

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Draw three cards, then put two cards from your hand on top of your library in any order.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Brainstorm Discussion

legendofa on Please help:)

1 day ago

Depends on the format. Brainstorm can put cards from your hand on top of your library, as can its descendent Brainstone . Scroll Rack is similar. Lat-Nam's Legacy and See Beyond shuffle a card in, while Whirlpool Rider reshuffles your whole hand. Is this the sort of thing you're looking for?

Gattison on Almost Broke The Format, Until …

3 days ago

What about instead of the Drannith Bros. you used something like Cunning Survivor and a " rummage " effect?

  1. something like Faithless Salvaging , Epiphany Storm
  2. or make use of creatures that rummage on ETB like Fissure Wizard (fun card name to say lol)
  3. or Flux
  4. Krovikan Sorcerer 's second ability looks kinda promising
  5. Mental Discipline is not a creature, but would need lots of mana. Oona's Grace would also be repeatable once it hits your graveyard, but it's still mana-hungry.
  6. Also note that if your use Brainstorm you could set up your draw, allowing you to use all the blue spells that draw THEN discard like Zephyr Scribe

That's all I could think of so far. Does that help inspire anybody, or am I reaching like usual? Maybe cram it all together and with all that draw you're bound to get Cunning Survivor in a reasonable amount of time?

Stardragon on Dungeon of Sefris

1 week ago

multimedia while not a true budget pre say it's more a miserly deck if it above a certain price threshold ($15 or more) i need a very good reason to put it and whether or not a cheaper card can fill the role just as or almost as good as that card (almost all my decks follow this rule).

But anyway I see what you mean i just don't have enough reliable ways of pulling Omniscience ... however while a great win con it not the only win con that this deck is going to rely on hopefully when finalized so i don't need to stuff it with enchantment tutors (hopefully).

That being said Moon-Blessed Cleric is a solid add and I may find a place for it. And I've been thinking of cards like Brainstorm , Fact or Fiction or Pull from Tomorrow to replace Rhystic Study

multimedia on Dungeon of Sefris

1 week ago

Hey, I cut Omniscience from my version since I've found it's not needed, too difficult to consistently get onto the battlefield. However, if playing Omniscience other budget ways to cheat it is setting up a turn for Mad Wizard's Liar room with Moon-Blessed Cleric or Brainstorm if Omniscience is in your hand. Moon-Blessed is good because it can get Tortured Existence first and be blinked later on to get Omniscience.

multimedia on Subjective Reality Upgrade

1 week ago

Hey, you're welcome.

40 lands is a lot of lands and you also have ramp sources to help to make mana. You would be fine cutting 2-4 lands and filling those spots with low CMC budget cards that draw such as Omen of the Sea , Wall of Omens and Brainstorm . The idea is more draw that also has interaction with Aminatou could replace some lands because overall these cards are better for gameplay and the draw can potentially help to draw lands. You have a good number of basic lands for budget and the ratio is also on point. With 16 basic lands then budget dual lands that have interaction with basic lands help for them to ETB untapped.


Ideally, you want most if not all the lands in the manabase to ETB untapped to help gameplay. Since then you can tap the land for mana the turn you play it, but that's impossible when on such a low budget unless playing 30+ basic lands which is not recommended with three colors. The lands that you play that will always ETB tapped should have other uses or be able to make one of any three colors you need. An example is Arcane Sanctum is good, Dimir Guildgate isn't good. If you have to play many lands that always ETB tapped then might as well play the ones that also have bonus interaction with your Commander.

The Scry lands ( Temple of Silence ) and Halimar Depths ETB tapped, but they have interaction with the Aminatou + Guardian + Oath combo. Aminatou can blink a Scry land as the first permanent which lets you scry through the rest of your library to find Strix or another permanent draw source to cast to then draw a win condition to cast. The Gain lands ( Tranquil Cove ) also can be blinked and blinking one of them with the combo gives you infinite life. Consider three of each of Scry lands and Gain lands?

Utility lands such as Mystic Sanctuary give you something when it ETB, can be blinked by Aminatou and be part of the combo. Sanctuary when blinked if you control three other Islands can be a repeatable way to recur an instant or sorcery. It can setup a card with miracle since you recur the card to the top of your library to draw on your next turn or even on an opponent's turn if card with miracle is the first card you draw on opponent's turn.


Example of an upgraded budget manabase:

multimedia on Subjective Reality Upgrade

1 week ago

Hey, nice upgrades of the precon and keeping the overall deck price under $100 is impressive.

Arcane Signet is a budget staple of Commander that you should strongly consider adding in place of Sphere of the Suns . The deathtouch theme looks out of place/used as filler from the all the other cards that show me that you do have good card sense on a budget. The deathtouch theme isn't needed here as it's not giving bonus interaction with Aminatou's blink or draw/put card on top of library.

Some creatures with deathtouch are good such as Baleful Strix and Gonti, Lord of Luxury , but these cards are good not because they have deathtouch instead because they do something when they enter the battlefield (ETB) which blinking them gives you more value. The deathtouch is a nice bonus, but it's not needed.


The card spots that are being used by Mardu Hateblade , Alchemist's Gift , Coat with Venom , High Priest of Penance , Tidehollow Strix and Gifted Aetherborn could be replaced with more permanents that have interaction with Aminatou, blink or cards with miracle.

Felidar Guardian + Aminatou is a combo to infinite blink Guardian and Aminatou since when you blink Aminatou with Guardian a new object of Aminatou ETB which lets you use it's -1 loyalty ability again to blink Guardian who then again blinks Aminatou and repeat. If you add Oath of Teferi then each time you -1 loyalty Aminatou you can do it again thus you can blink two permanents with each Aminatou. The first being any other permanent you control which can be a win condition and the second is Guardian and repeat.


Other good interactions with Aminatou + Felidar Guardian + Oath of Teferi :

If interested I offer more advice including some budget land upgrades. Would you like more help? Good luck with your deck.

Coward_Token on Adventures in the Forgotten Realms …

2 weeks ago

Component Pouch: A worse Coalition Relic meant to annoy me, especially since I never liked D&D usage of low-cost components.

Midnight Pathlighter: "one or more", my old nemesis. Still, nonlegendary evasion is pretty good even in a format largely defined by the presence of legendary creatures, so you can probably get in a hit on more than one person.

wand of Orcus: "that many"? Ooof. Death Baron on a stick isn't bad either.

Rod of Absorption: Pretty neat, as it picks up both your stuff and other people's. Too reliable to be red I guess.

Phantom Steed: ... this feels very red? Guessing it's mostly so Minn can get more support.

Minn: Oh my, power? And it's any permanent? Also, lol, Rhystic Study synergy, no effort needed. (But you should probably still get a Brainstorm or something, those tokens seem pretty wild.) Easily my favorite card.

Thorough Investigation: here we go, the vaunted white advantage attempt, and it's not that bad, but Hand of Vecna is better imo, immediately giving draw, and white doesn't have that much Clue support on its to fuel the second ability.

Revivify: This feels like an annoying hoop to jump trough when you could just cast Eerie Interlude ? Not the board wipe resilience the format needs IMO

Radiant Solar: I like that pseudo-cycling ability, not sure about the cost tho.

Immovable Rod: Loses all abilities, and any permanent? And it triggers when you do untap? Not a bad source of repeatable pseudo-removal.

Nihiloor: Stealing commander gooo. Copying him is one way to get extra ETB triggers, but it's kinda annoying since you have to keep track of which Nihiloor has stolen which creature.

Wulfgar: Nooooooooo!!!!!! you can't just put Suns_Champion's Attackharmonicon Aurelia on a non-boros commander nooooooooooo. Anyway, jokes aside this is nice, I can't immediately grasp all the value TBH.

Klauth's Will: Feels kinda weird in a set with nonflying Dragons?

Dragonborn Champion: a source, not just combat damage from creatures. Might be kinda winmore when you're hitting people for that ammount tho.

Bag of Tricks: Ugh, this is way too swingy for my tastes.

Vengeful Ancestor: Yessss, hello Marisi, Breaker of the Coil ! The flying is appreciated too. Just note that it's symmetrical.

Klauth, Unrivaled Ancient: finally caught on Aggravated Assault eh?

Grubbernaut on Infection

2 weeks ago

In pauper, I recommend going mono G and subbing Blight Mamba for Blighted Agent . You definitely want Vines of Vastwood , Rancor , and I'm also partial to Land Grant for free thinning. You could also consider Seal of Strength , as you can cast it any time and then use it when needed.

If you're going to stay UG, definitely add Brainstorm , Ponder , and Ash Barrens . Cut all bounce spells; you don't care about your opponent's creatures, especially if you're going with U for unblockable spells like Distortion Strike .

Cheers!

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