Brazen Borrower

Brazen Borrower

Creature — Faerie Rogue



This can block only creatures with flying.

(You may cast this from exile if you sent this on an adventure.)

Petty Theft

Instant — Adventure

Return target nonland permanent an opponent controls to its owner's hand.

(You may cast Petty Theft for from anywhere that you have the permission to cast this, then exile it on an adventure instead of putting it into your graveyard. When you have not chosen to cast Petty Theft, this card is treated only as Brazen Borrower in whatever zone it is in.)

(Example scenarios for Petty Theft: You may cast this off of Melek, Izzet Paragon. You may not target this with Snapcaster Mage. Thalia, Guardian of Thraben increases the cost of this. Electrodominance requires X=2. You may cast this from a cascade spell if the spell has a cost greater than Petty Theft's cost. If you cast a Petty Theft that another player owns, only you may cast the Brazen Borrower that got sent on an adventure, not the owner.)

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Brazen Borrower Discussion

UndeadxPenguins on Esper Stoneblade

1 week ago

Entrei to be fair, I built this roughly when MH2 first came out. Plus, even with 6 one the 1 drops, they can be really bad dead draws, so having more than that is worrisome to me. From my personal playtesting & taking this to FNMs, 6 is the right number. You could argue for 1 or 2 more but I, personally, don't think more than 6 is necessary. This deck isn't all in on the combo either. It is a Midrange deck that has multiple avenues to victory. Usually the games I play tend to be longer because I like to use Sword of Light and Shadow to cycle through my Elementals in the mid to late game, ensuring that my opponent has no chance. I rarely get Kaldra Compleat first because there are so many ways around it in Modern nowadays. Teferi, Time Raveler, Prismatic Ending, hell, even Brazen Borrower. The deck is a Midrange deck that looks to the mid to late game for the win. Sure, turn 1 combo with Grief is great (My literal favorite thing to do in Modern atm), but it shouldn't be an all in thing. I've had great success with this deck so far. Only thing I have really changed is adding in the 2 Damn. Figured board wipes could be useful in some games.

zapyourtumor on Ferngully (Help Wanted!)

2 weeks ago

PuddinWing The deck actually maindecks four decent answers to Murktide, namely Brazen Borrower.

Blackgate on Tetsuko Umezawa, Ghost Assassin

3 weeks ago

Thanks for the suggestions ThomB96. I like Rimrock Knight for this deck a lot! Brazen Borrower is also a good idea!! Thank you!

hungry000 on Temur Rhinos ($30)

2 months ago

JabberJ3T I think you misread; I did not say that Violent Outburst could cast three drops. I said that playing Violent Outburst over Bloodbraid Elf would allow you to play more three-cost cards as there would be no risk of cascading into them (we want to cascade into Footfalls as consistently as possible).

This is the reason we don't play 3-mana interaction such as Mystical Dispute in the sideboard; we can't afford to risk cascading into a counterspell off of Bloodbraid Elf. That's why the Violent Outburst upgrade is so important, as it lets you play better interaction/non-Rhino creatures like Brazen Borrower as a backup plan without costing consistency.

Thanks for bringing that to my attention, though. I'll update the description to make that point clear.

mjbiffi on MJB Mono U Tempo Fae

2 months ago

Hey, thank you for the suggestions!

I also featured some bouncing in the beginning, namely Familiar's Ruse but I cut it out to focus on a more straight forward gameplay and rely on Riptide Laboratory if needed.

I have a couple of Quickling that I might test. Peel from Reality is sweet too but it doesn't synergise well with Scion of Oona unfortunately. I never considered Brazen Borrower really because it seemed to pricey/unnecessary but I might be wrong!

Reznor31 on MJB Mono U Tempo Fae

2 months ago

I personally like running a flicker/bounce variant.

Quickling is decent to bounce to protect your own dudes, even if Scion of Oona is giving them shroud, quickling bypasses it because she never "targets" a creature. Use quickling to recast Spellstutter Sprite, Mistbind, or Vendilion.

Peel from Reality can accomplish the same thing as quickling except it also helps slow down your opponents board too.

Brazen Borrower is also decent to slow down your opponent and flash in a 3 attack minion when able to. I think this would be better than Vapor snag personally.

Oof_Magic on Adversary Cycle

4 months ago


I think Intrepid Adversary had the same pitfalls any true lord would. And that’s probably why Thalia's Lieutenant outclasses it. If Humans were tightened down, they could probably work it in but as is, Humans aren’t looking for much.

Spectral Adversary is much more than a bad Rattlechains. It sits between Rattlechains and Brazen Borrower. That versatility of applications is valuable enough to consider for Spirits (which plays Borrower). Just like Intrepid Adversary and Bloodthirsty Adversary, it only has one potential home.

As such, Primal Adversary and Tainted Adversary being at the bottom as far as Modern is concerned.

I wouldn’t know how to analyze these from the Standard lens but I think it would go something like this:

1) Intrepid Adversary

2) Primal Adversary

3) Spectral Adversary

4) Tainted Adversary

5) Bloodthirsty Adversary

Oof_Magic on Adversary Cycle

4 months ago


I think that’s generally true but a bit more nuanced. I think Spectral Adversary and Intrepid Adversary have a shot in Modern. I can’t speak to Tainted Adversary and Primal Adversary as they lack homes and as such probably have less of a shot in the format. Intrepid Adversary gets outclassed by Thalia's Lieutenant in the one home it could have and Humans is really tight and probably not looking for redundancy. A similar case goes for Bloodthirsty Adversary which would only serve as redundancy for the bigger Goblin Dark-Dwellers in land destro which is much more fringe than Humans and Spirits. I think blue has the best shot in Modern as it has a home and really comes down to whether the tribal body is more impactful to its deck than the split utility efficiency of Brazen Borrower. I think the offensive and defensive versatility is promising.

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