Briar Patch

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Premodern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Briar Patch


Whenever a creature attacks you, it gets -1/-0 until end of turn.

Epicurus on Warweaver's Chant

10 months ago

Hello Snakeman!

Saw your post on the AyCD thread, but unfortunately I'm no good at suggesting cuts. I did want to comment anyway, though, because I really like Thantis (though I've never built her myself) and I've envisioned her a bit differently than what you have here.

In my opinion, you should run a lot more attack-consequent cards. In other words, cards that punish your opponents for attacking you.

On the top of that list is No Mercy, which some people don't like to use because it causes hurt feels. To me, though, it's a no-brainer. Here's a few others I like:

In addition to that list, I might also suggest Karazikar, the Eye Tyrant and Parasitic Impetus, both of which feed your theme, and Druids' Repository, which is great ramp in any attack heavy deck.

There I go, making things even more complicated, hahaha...


rdean14 on Card creation challenge

1 year ago

I think it works really well with her powers as someone who sees and alters fates. I'd like to see a card, preferrably a commander, with a unique built-in pillowfort method.

Current methods or deterrence:

Full Protection: Blazing Archon, Peacekeeper, and Glacial Chasm

Conditional Protection: Arboria, Elephant Grass

(Mana) Tax effects: Ghostly Prison, Propaganda, Archangel of Tithes, Archon of Absolution, Forbidding Spirit, Elephant Grass, Windborn Muse, Baird, Steward of Argive, and War Tax (My favorite, I love the politics!)

Other costs: Norn's Annex, Reclamation, Flooded Woodlands

Hurt the attacking creature: Barbed Foliage, Briar Patch, Sarkhan the Masterless, Lightmine Field, and Lost in the Woods

Hurt the attacking player: Revenge of Ravens, Hissing Miasma, Blood Reckoning, Marchesa's Decree, Riddlekeeper? (Is this even a downside? It's not a cost, per the rules.)

Protect/Help you, the defending player: Revenge of Ravens, Righteous Cause, Orim's Prayer, Isperia, Supreme Judge, Search the Premises, Thantis, the Warweaver, Slumbering Dragon

I don't count Aurification-style effects, as the damage was already dealt.

austintayshus on

3 years ago

Hi Chromebot, I love phelddagrif but this doesn't look like a group hug deck to me. You've got Dictate of Karametra and Dictate of Kruphix and Temple Bell and Rites of Flourishing , but that's about it for your group-hug package. You've also got a lot of protection like Briar Patch and Illusionist's Gambit , .

I would take out some of those protection cards and add some more group hug effects like Howling Mine and Font of Mythos and Tempt with Discovery and Minds Aglow and Veteran Explorer .

I think you've got a good start to this deck and I'd like to see where it goes. :)