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

Oof_Magic on Adversary Cycle

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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.

Durahan-Brewer on Modern Dimir Ninja Fae

1 month ago


I appreciate your suggestions & input, thanks! I've been teetering on swapping Mana Leak w/ Counterspell for awhile, but due to lack of tron players here I hadn't made the change yet. I am committing to swap, thanks! Familiar's Ruse I've ran before and it is nice, but often is also not optimal either particularly early.

I.e turn 2 negate/or against removal heavy decks. Plus Ingenious Infiltrator on board if being stonewalled, still good since Changeling Outcast can net me draws w/o committing any mana.

Dauthi Voidwalker I have ran before and have mixed feelings since almost never want to actually nin off of him (losing dmg most of time + turning off exile and hard BB recast) The card has good utility against certain decks and is nice w/ Brazen Borrower as 3 ticks to speed up clock.

Drown in the Loch I can't run w/ Dauthi, and is also not a card I want to see early game unfortunately (where this deck needs to be establishing something being more Mid-range) maybe if I ran Thoughtseize

I am thinking Counterspell is here to stay as you said Blue leaning. Testing Dauthi Voidwalker again since grave hate is good in current meta, if Dauthi was a ninja would be too clean. Excited for what return to Kamigawa (Neo?) will bring !

crvo on Weekday Stinkleton

1 month ago

If you're not flush with Planeswalkers, big-bodied fliers, or persistent threats are good options to swap in. Dream Trawler , or Shark Typhoon or Voracious Greatshark , or any of those. Brazen Borrower would be super strong in here. Elspeth's Nightmare and Elspeth Conquers Death would be solid. Realm-Cloaked Giant , Extinction Event would be good in here. Zendikar spell-lands could add versatility, but make sure to preserve the Snow-core.

Daron6 on

1 month ago

Opt , Unsummon , Pteramander , Riddleform , Tempest Djinn , Brineborn Cutthroat , Brazen Borrower , Curious Obsession are tempo cards. I'd recommend go down to 18-20 lands xD

Urza_tron on The Stock Exchange: An ongoing …

1 month ago

I am looking for a PL black/green shock land( Overgrown Tomb ) playset . I have a NM Brazen Borrower which I am willing to trade.

CoSM0 on Mono Blue Delver (Tempo)

2 months ago

personally i'd replace redirect with a third archmage's charm. Also, this deck is a little removal light and psionic blast feels weird. I'd toy around with Brazen Borrower as its removal and another creature to close out the game. Also Mishra's Factory feels bad in a deck that wants 3u on turn 3 for charm and cryptic feels to slow for a tempo deck.

Grubbernaut on Grixis Cruel Control

3 months ago

You generally don't need to exile all copies; and furthermore, by the time you can cast Crumble, they already have tron assembled. Setting them back 1-2 turns is generally enough when you're playing control.

Regarding replacements: if you're looking for other cards, Kroxa is SUPER good. Taxes them early and wins the game late. There's plenty of other playable options though: Liliana, the Last Hope is good (though best with more creatures to recur), Kalitas, Brazen Borrower , Nimble Obstructionist , Tasigur, even Murktide Regent . Sprite Dragon is also an absolute beating, but would need a significant rework of the deck to get max value.

I'm also a sucker for the Torrential Gearhulk / Into the Story package if not running Lurrus.

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