Brave the Sands

Brave the Sands

Enchantment

Creatures you control have vigilance.

Each creature you control can block an additional creature.

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Uncommon
Commander 2016 (C16) Uncommon
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Uncommon

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Legality

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

Brave the Sands occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Brave the Sands Discussion

Quogboi on Land Ahoy

1 week ago

+Land Ramp, it's a Land Creature deck after all and even if this outpaces the ability to create creature lands, extra mana good. Mitotic Manipulation Dig and Cheat a land into play Retraced Image cheat a basic Land from your hand into play Terrain Generator cheat a basic Land from your hand into play, Downside is the land needs to be reserved to tap and another 2 colourless available, it's pricey but it's land ramp outside of Green Myriad Landscape cheat a basic Land from your deck into play, the same downside to Terrain Generator

+Mana Ramp, never hurts, plus there are a few high CMC cards in here. Prismatic Lens just another insurance that Noyan Dar, Roil Shaper can come out earlier, added benefit of fixing mana High Tide Double that Island production for a turn, On the fence with this one since it's a Two coloured deck

+Vigilance, Ideally removing the hard decision of A. Attack and limiting mana. or B. Hold open Mana and limit attacks. Plus many of these have low CMC and can be played early before Noyan Dar, Roil Shaper especially in a slow game where you miss your Ramp Always Watching is another Brave the Sands Hold the Gates Serra's Blessing These do have the downsides of being removed from some of your board wipes Heliod, God of the Sun may work around that

+Untap Creatures be it fainting opponents or bursting extra mana, this shit is gangsta, you have Unity of Purpose and To Arms! can always add Call to Glory, Energy Arc, Rally of Wings and Roar of the Kha. these can boost the over speed of the deck. Thoughtweft Gambit has a high CMC but comes with Sleep attached (Didn't see them in the Maybeboard)

-Stragglers There is some fluff in here. 1. -Swiftfoot Boots add another counter or some other form of CMDR protection 2. -there are a few things with awaken where paying extra for the awaken are just silly, ie. pay extra 3 colourless for 3 +1/+1. You could save the mana a cast some extra cantrips. cast 2 for a total of 2 CMC and get 6 +1/+1 counters with Noyan Dar, Roil Shaper 3. -Sorcery speed card draw. there are some good staples but the instant speed with some vigilance of the field will be better 4.-Proliferate. hard to say really, most cards that come with proliferate have higher CMC, unless your getting 5 or more +1/+1 counters from spending 3CMC, using cantrips really do become much more Efficient.

tkjanacek on Edgar Markov

3 weeks ago

You play a lot of expensive creatures, i would suggest including a reanimator package: Animate Dead, Reanimate, Victimize, Living Death, Elspeth Conquers Death, Whip of Erebos, Entomb, Buried Alive, Olivia's Dragoon, Stromkirk Condemned. I caution you against cutting Door of Destinies, it's very strong. Instead I would cut Brave the Sands, Stensia Masquerade and maybe a couple of rocks. Check out my list: Edgar Aggro

Tzefick on Custom Commander: Kaamik, Mardu Warchanter

1 month ago

This one gives me flashbacks to Agrus Kos, Wojek Veteran and Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer. Not necessarily a bad thing, but I think white and red have enough anthem effects, so I would think the Commander for such a deck could have more interesting abilities than just stats.

If you really wanna double down, I could see something like, "Creatures you control get +X/+X, where X is equal to the number of permanents you control with abilities that says creatures you control on them."

This divulges into the unset-esque terminology to refer to words on cards, but generally it synergies with anything that says "creatures you control" on them. It could be anthem effects, even very defined ones Honor of the Pure, it could be permanents with anthem-like abilities, like Brave the Sands, or it could be active abilities that refer to creatures you control, like Ajani, Wise Counselor.

CJH123 on Uril, the Buttstalker

1 month ago

If you're running Shielded by Faith, I'd run Siona, Captain of the Pyleas too (for the combo).

If you're running Bear Umbra, I'd probably run Hellkite Charger too (for the combo).

I'd cut Brave the Sands, and AEther Web as they don't offer relevant evasion for Messenger's Speed, and Madcap Skills. I'd cut Runes of the Deus and Eldrazi Conscription as they're too expensive for Setessan Training and Angelic Gift.

I'd also consider replacing Three Dreams and Winds of Rath with Gravitic Punch and Chandra's Ignition.

The +1 of Garruk Wildspeaker (alongside all the Enchantresses) makes me think you should run more things like Trace of Abundance (rather than things like Darksteel Ingot), but they don't play well with Realm Razer.

Things like Escape Velocity, Talons of Wildwood and Gryff's Boon help you rebuild after a boardwipe.

Joe_Ken_ on Jor Kadeen First Strike Metal Craft

2 months ago

Odric, Lunarch Marshal would be great to spread around key words to your board. Concerted Effort is a similar effect, but it also spreads the protections from your swords.

In my opinion Aurellia the warleader can find a spot in about all Boros decks going for the attack game since double combat steps are just really nice to have.

I would maybe cut Sure Strike and Seize the Initiative for two more lands. I just think 36-37 lands is what you want to be at for most Boros decks.

A little strange you don’t have a Sol Ring in the deck.

Brave the Sands is a good card to give your board vigilance and make them all really good at blocking.

Legion's Initiative is like a budget version of Teferi’s protection while also giving out small boosts.

Chompythebeast on Queen Marchesa

2 months ago

Demonic Tutor and Vampiric Tutor are must-runs in black, but maybe belong on your "Sideboard" for now. Diabolic Intent is also super good with tokens and might be cheap enough to run outright. Enlightened Tutor has enough targets in your deck also.

Other general bombs: Catastrophe (an incredible wipe in general, often slept upon), Axis of Mortality (wtf why does nobody run this, you should exercise your queenly authority and tell people that their life total now belongs to the crown), Solemn Simulacrum (ramp in non-green, though sadly in the same slot as your gen at 4 mana), Vedalken Orrery (surprise! always good), Exquisite Blood (biiiig time lifegain, can be a ridiculous difference maker)

Nobles: Falkenrath Aristocrat, King Macar, the Gold-Cursed, Torbran, Thane of Red Fell. I dunno though. At least the Aristocrat is a hawt mamma.

Tokens: Anger, Filth (combos huge with anyone playing Urborg, or even just any black deck), Archetype of Aggression (Trample combos really well with Deathtouch, since you only need to deal one damage to the creature to be lethal and the rest of the damage tramples over), Archetype of Finality, Street Riot, Berserkers' Onslaught, Rage Reflection, Brave the Sands (Vigilance also combos really well First Strike + Death Touch, as does being able to block multiple creatures—basically a wall effect like Norn's Annex), Eldrazi Monument (very cool with token generation), Goblin War Drums, Intimidation, Mirror Entity, Nahiri, Storm of Stone (cutie Nahiri!), Radiant Destiny, Silverwing Squadron (token time), Grenzo, Havoc Raiser (Goads, pretty damn good card, seems popular in Marchesa decks), Skullclamp (big time card draw for your 1/1 tokens), Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs (another wall/token generator), Anointed Procession (double tokens!)

Other Royal Shit: Dreadhorde Invasion (creates Armies (fun flavor), tokens, Lifelink potential), Mobilized District (makes Citizen land, big flavor), Giant Killer (removal + Peasant + taps), Sengir Autocrat (SERFS!!), Righteous War (wild flavor, pretty solid evasion, gives your general Protection from Black AND White, could actually be a huge sleeper card), Stronghold Assassin (also an Assassin, obviously)

Powerful Women & Bad Bitches: Imposing Sovereign (also a Noble), Linden, the Steadfast Queen (also a noble), Agent of Masks (also an Advisor + "Aristocrats" staple), Diaochan, Artful Beauty (also an Advisor, could be neat with Hexproof lol), Masako the Humorless (also an Advisor, also fucking savage holy shit look at her), Orzhov Advokist (I know you've got it in the Maybelist, but it's so on-theme and it may or may not be better than Norn's Annex), Teysa Karlov (also an Advisor, great for tokens, you already have her other baller version), Etali, Primal Storm (I dunno, Elder, he's good), Zetalpa, Primal Dawn (same as before, also she's probably female so yeah), Massacre Girl (also an Assassin), Avatar of Woe, Silent Assassin (also a sexy Assassin), Thorn of the Black Rose (also an Assassin, themey, weak though, I suppose), Adriana, Captain of the Guard (wild with wide/tokens), angelic field marshall, Dark Impostor (also an Assassin), Danitha Capashen, Paragon, Stoneforge Mystic (big time with equipments, seriously some formats have called for her to be banned she's such a bad girl) Thalia, Heretic Cathar, Twilight Prophet (woah)

Tax/Bones: Kambal, Consul of Allocation (seriously amazing, most Marchesa decks run it, also an Advisor), Sheoldred, Whispering One, Urabrask the Hidden, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, Pontiff of Blight (biiig beef, Marchesa controls the church), Wound Reflection (serious finisher, should really consider), Dictate of Erebos, Mogis, God of Slaughter, Fate Unraveler, Ankh of Mishra, Polluted Bonds (Ankh of Mishra on steroids, actually pretty broken card overall, probably should strongly consider it)

Multiplayer Shenanigans: Scandalmonger, Warmonger, and Wishmonger (wild times, probably too wild but they can be game finishers in weird ways); Varchild's War-Riders, Assault Suit, Goblin Assassin (also an Assassin), Embereth Skyblazer

Auras/Equipment: Kusari-Gama (super savage with Deathtouch), Helm of the Host (big theme on the flavor text, also a great card in general), Tenza, Godo's Maul, Angelic Destiny, Argentum Armor, Battle Mastery, Blackblade Reforged (a gen-equiping classic), Blessing of Leeches (Instant-speed free regeneration? This is another sleeper card, and it even has an amazing feminie art), Shadowspear, Colossus Hammer (kinda amazing with your gen), Embercleave, Whispersilk Cloak (you know Marches owns one of these), Fireshrieker (beefer)

kryophyre on Spincrusher blocking multiple creatures

2 months ago

Say I have Spincrusher and Brave the Sands in play. If Spincrusher blocks 2 attacking creatures does it get two +1/+1 counters or just one +1/+1 counter?

Protoplanetary on Yennett, Tribal Sovereign

3 months ago

multimedia A large reason for Brave the Sands and True Conviction is the fact that many of my creatures (including my commander) have abilities that trigger with combat damage, so double strike would allow for them to trigger and vigilance allows me to get those triggers off without being susceptible to attacks. Do you think that I should keep those in or just remove them like you suggested?

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