Browbeat

Browbeat

Sorcery

Any player may have Browbeat deal 5 damage to him or her. If no one does, target player draws three cards.

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

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Browbeat Discussion

Grubbernaut on Bloodchief's Army v2

4 days ago

Dash Hopes is a trap card for brewers; your opponent will always choose whichever part is best for them, similar to why Browbeat isn't played, either. I would cut it for more of your other cards, but otherwise it seems neat.

zapyourtumor on Fire & Lightning it burns, oh my!

1 month ago

Adding some creatures for a mix of some aggro with the burn is usually good (e.g. Monastery Swiftspear ). Eidolon of the Great Revel is also a powerhouse. Browbeat is bad, if you want to run draw Light Up the Stage is much better, or maybe Magmatic Insight to get rid of your dead lands.

Incinerate and Lightning Strike suck, I'd go up to 4x Searing Blaze and 4x Rift Bolt instead.

For the sideboard, Red Elemental Blast (and Pyroblast ) are both not legal in modern. Chain Reaction is two expensive and late game, Curse of the Pierced Heart is way too slow and Reverberate is usually not great either. I'm not too well versed in burn sideboards so I won't give any suggestions here -- you can probably find plenty of good suggestions on google.

jakeyuki12 on Aurelia Angels Tribal

1 month ago

Faithless Looting is good to filter through cards, especially if you want to get specific cards in the graveyard. Sword of Fire and Ice is good with Aurelia, double combats, double the draw.

Here's my experience with cards like Browbeat : I find people are less willing to pay for it if it is repeated. I run Combustible Gearhulk in my Osgir, the Reconstructor deck. In that deck, I can recur Combustible Gearhulk over and over. Because of that, I've drawn 9-15 cards in games when I see it because I target the opponent with the lowest life total. Since they know I can repeatedly do this and they can't keep affording to pay the life, they let me draw the cards. So if there's a way to use it repeatedly, then I find them reliable as card draw. If not though, then what you fear is true, they'll just take the damage.

armistan on Aurelia Angels Tribal

1 month ago

jakeyuki12 thanks for the suggestions! You are absolutely right on the Mana Crypt , I will definitely swap the Mox Diamond for it when I get one.

You got me thinking and besides the wheels I really don't have any card advantage except Hedron Archive and Sword of the Animist . I will be adding Esper Sentinel and Mila, Crafty Companion  Flip.

I'm also considering Sword of Fire and Ice and Faithless Looting for some more draw. I also considered Browbeat but I'm afraid people would rather take 5 damage than let me draw three cards.

MagicMarc on

2 months ago

Hello, I saw your post about the deck and wanted to make a couple of suggestions.

You have some cards I think are of dubious value in your deck and would like to suggest removing them. You should delete the following cards; Thought Scour This card adds nothing to this deck's game plan. Spore Frog . Cut these and replace them with Empty the Warrens . Empty the Warrens can make blockers, increases your storm count, and can storm for even more goblins.

I also feel I have to make the obligatory mention about some of the better turbo fog and storm creatures you could replace them with; Augur of Bolas , Guttersnipe , Sprite Dragon , Snapcaster Mage and Electrostatic Field . If you really need to have a creature, make it a 4 of any of the creatures I just mentioned. But dump the frogs. If you really think fog effects are your answer then cut them for Haze of Pollen . Haze at least can raise storm counts or be cycled when the battlefield does not have serious threats in play. And the frogs would be gone.

Cut Nature's Spiral . It is too narrow and does not advance your win condition. I am also not happy with your enchantments either. I think I see your game plan using them but they hurt your odds of Storming off on your opponent and really only hurt yourself by slowing down your deck. I would cut Gaseous Form for sure. And suggest cutting Abundant Growth . I would replace these with copies of Echoing Truth and Growth Spiral . Both of these cards do the same thing those cards do in the short run, then they raise your storm counts and help win the game in the long run.

Your deck is missing two things that help turbo decks and burn/storm decks. Card advantage and mana rituals. Consider these cards when thinking about what to replace your cuts with or consider making room for some of them; Desperate Ritual , Pyretic Ritual , or Manamorphose . If you plan to keep Abundant Growth in your deck then these rituals have lesser value but I would consider dumping the growth for a playset of one of these or more depending on your card count. They up your storm count and provide the mana to cast more cards in the same turn adding even more to your storm counts.

For card advantage, consider making room for the cards like these; Opt , Sleight of Hand , Serum Visions , Pieces of the Puzzle , Behold the Multiverse , Brainstorm or Frantic Search . Some of these are cheap to cast with a small return but will really accelerate the deck and raise your counts. The bigger cost ones have bigger payoffs for card advantage but will make slower turns. Some other cards to consider are Browbeat , Risk Factor and the blue jump-start card Chemister's Insight . You don't see Risk Factor or Chemister's Insight in competitive decks as much but they are both good alternatives that can keep providing advantage or damage. I would consider adding 4-8 of some of these cards to give you card advantage and help refill your hand for bigger storms.

Two more suggestions that may have a place in the deck; Silundi Vision  Flip can replace a generic island while letting you dig pretty deep to find one of your win conditions. You may even consider adjusting the mana base to make room for maybe even 2 of these.

Consider adding Past in Flames to the deck. This card really increases the chances of a win especially during long games by letting you replay all of your burn spells from the yard. It needs a big mana investment but it can finish a game depending on the state of your graveyard. I would seriously consider replacing two copies of Call to Mind and/or Nature's Spiral with a total of 2 copies of Past in Flames . I would keep it at two copies, it does need a big mana state to really work out for you and going to 3 or 4 copies will hurt the deck instead of help it.

Lastly, consider going to 4 copies of the good cards you already have in the deck. You should raise the counts of Lightning Bolt and Shock to 4 each for sure. I would also consider dropping copies of Fog to raise your counts of Moment's Peace . Generally, if you do need to fog the field it will happen later in the game so the mana cost is not as big a burden and the flashback makes them awesome.

Mavalava on Unlimited Power

4 months ago

Sorin_Markov_1947 -- Brash Taunter would be fantastic if I ran some kind of ramp, be it rituals or otherwise! I love that card. Just recently got one for my Brion Stoutarm deck.

Browbeat I love. If I had a group to play casual 60 card with, I'd probably be running that more in the main deck instead of keeping it as a "maybeboard" card. It fits the decks theme well in basically every aspect!

Yea, I tried to make the deck a fair and fun deck despite the combo-centric nature of it. It's rather interactive -- burn spells to use as either direct burn or creature removal depending on the board state, and my creatures reflect damage, impacting combat decisions. Saving Grace can be fun to use and for extra silliness, Mages' Contest can be a fun gamble. However, suddenly blasting the opponent for potentially infinite damage out of no where, while the method has fun vibes, is also NOT the most fun. Perhaps taking out Guilty Conscience and adding the two Mages' Contest from the sideboard or maybe Arcbond would be better for more fun play.

Thanks for the feedback!

Sorin_Markov_1947 on Unlimited Power

4 months ago

Brash Taunter seems like a really good card for this deck. It's a little mana expensive, but it is a redirect creature and it has value on its own as well, and doesn't need the indestructibility from Boros Charm to go infinite with Guilty Conscience.

Browbeat / Risk Factor seems pretty good as well, as you either get to burn your opponent or look for your combo pieces.

To be able to survive until you get your combo, you'll need some kind of protection. Board wipes like Storm's Wrath or Shatter the Sky or Doomskar or Extinction Event or any of a thousand others works. You're in Mardu, the color combination with every board wipe in existence at its disposal. Storm's Wrath gets extra damage with redirect effects as well, at the cost of being less effective than the others.

Honestly this is a really fun idea for casual, as long as your friends don't mind being burned out of nowhere! Combo is typically a low-fun archetype, but this is a cool way to do it. Since this is casual, I might recommend Final Fortune (or the much cheaper Chance for Glory ), as "win this turn or die to your own card" effects typically make for exciting finishes!

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