Brute Strength

Brute Strength

Instant

Target creature gets +3/+1 and gains trample until end of turn. (It can deal excess combat damage to the player or planeswalker it's attacking if lethal combat damage would be dealt to all blocking creatures.)

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Brute Strength Discussion

Omniscience_is_life on Swiftspear Insanity

3 months ago

wallisface

I thought I just had to run Abrade, I didn't love it but I'm unused to having a SB!

I'll cut Brute Strength for Crash Through , but I'm unsure about Brute Force . Pump spells have been working pretty well, but I'll put them under more careful scrutinization.

Dumping the Rituals seems fair, they don't work as well without the card draw that I removed from an early iteration.

Grapeshot hasn't been working very well but I'm accustomed to viewing Storm as a mechanic as broken, so I let my preconceived notions overtake my better judgement. Out with it!

Haze has been mediocre, probably fine to cut. That one I'll have to take a slightly longer look at, but should be fine to drop.

The Nexuses have been able to 1-shot K.O with doublestrike spells and pump effects, but since I'm cutting most of those they can be cut. Good call.

I definitely like Fury, but I might need to reconsider my super-secret tech on Twinflame . It's fun to copy a Swiftspear, but probably not good enough. I'll play around with it.

Thanks again for taking the time to help me out a bit!

wallisface on Swiftspear Insanity

3 months ago

Looking at your current list, I think you should drop:

Also, i'm not sure why you're running Inkmoth Nexus . This deck is not going to be able to win by infect damage, and its not something that you should be aiming for. With all of your spells requiring red mana, this land could hurt you more than help you (you'd be better off running Mountains instead of these).

I didn't mention Fury of the Horde and Twinflame , as you said you'd really want to include them, and I do think Fury of the Horde at least has a decent chance of being useful as a 1-of in the deck. I do think you're going to have a really hard time making full use of Twinflame , but it shouldn't hurt your deck too much as a 1-of.

Faux_Faux on Veyran deck combo synergies

4 months ago

Here are some I use, seperated by category:

Double Strike: Temur Battle Rage , Assault Strobe , Psychotic Fury , Buccaneer's Bravado , Raking Claws

Haste: Expedite , Crimson Wisps , Accelerate , Fever Charm

Evasion/Unblockable: Distortion Strike , Slip Through Space , Artful Dodge , Crypsis

Protection: Dive Down , Mizzium Skin , Glint , Shell Shield , Lazotep Plating

Power Pump: Rush of Blood , Balduvian Rage , Dynacharge , Unleash Fury , Sure Strike , Brute Strength , Titan's Strength , Rouse the Mob , Infuriate

Other than that, I run some value cards, like Birgi, God of Storytelling  Flip, Storm-Kiln Artist , and Aetherflux Reservoir to just go on, and on, and on, and on, so on and so forth. Plenty of Draw Spells to keep the gas going, and some other Spell-slinging accoutrements.

Faux_Faux on Veyran deck combo synergies

4 months ago

So, here goes:

Centurion just kinda sounds like a CEDH deck, imo lol.

With that being said, most CEDH decks prioritize speed, and that comes at a price; (literally) with plenty of cheap rocks to make sure you have mana/colors at your disposal, you can easily pump out huge damage, relatively cheaply, as far as the cantrips go.

Want easy games? Try this:

Turn 1: Land, 1 Mana Rock

Turn 2: Land, 2 Mana Rock (Maybe Veyran)

Turn 3: Brute Strength , Temur Battle Rage , Slip Through Space , Brute Force = Death.

legendofa on Strixhaven spoiler season

5 months ago

Mcat1999 I get your concern, but your first hypothetical effect just showed in Kaldheim for a split-payment , with Behold the Multiverse . Good card, but not exactly tearing up multiple formats. Your second example I would compare to, let's say, Fierce Invocation or the Elvish Rite I just looked up and Brute Strength , with New Rowan out. Not quite as perfect a parallel, but I'm not sure your example is much worse. Your final example involves cheating out a creature, plus two planeswalkers, for Sorin's Vengeance and Syphon Life .

Of course, if they reveal a completely broken low-cost insta-kill Lesson, I retract everything and condemn the design fully. But I'm cautiously optimistic that the Lessons are going to stay fairly clean and healthy. From what I've seen, any potential gains in colorlessness and flexibility are offset by cost and effect size. After all, unless you have New Rowan out, you still have to pay and an opponent's card draw for Utter End .

Suns_Champion on "Bird Leaf" | Feather EDH

1 year ago

Yikes. Haven't looked at, updated, or played this deck in forever. Probably never will again, I didn't enjoy it.

God what a mess of a decklist. Don't build token/heroic Feather, you guys, it's messy to play.

SirChris39 this decklist isn't really voltron. Not enough Brute Strength effects. That's a legitimate way to play Feather, and honestly the way I'd suggest building her.

CrimsonWings3689 that would definitely be a good add.

ScionsStillLive on ScionsStillLive

2 years ago

I started playing using an Oath of the Gatewatch deck (even though the year was 2019). I got more cards later on to make better decks.

Favorite Creature: Spellgorger Weird

Favorite Planeswalker: Jace, Arcane Strategist

Favorite Sorcery: Courage in Crisis

Favorite Instant: Brute Strength

Favorite Enchantment: New Horizons

Favorite Artifact: Magistrate's Scepter

Favorite Land: Evolving Wilds

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