City of Brass

City of Brass


Whenever City of Brass becomes tapped, it deals 1 damage to you.

: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.

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Set Rarity
Modern Event Deck (MD1) Rare
Modern Masters (MMA) Rare
Masters Edition IV (ME4) Rare
Eighth Edition (8ED) Rare
Seventh Edition (7ED) Rare
Classic Sixth Edition (6ED) Rare
Fifth Edition (5ED) Rare
Chronicles (CHR) Rare
Arabian Nights (ARN) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

City of Brass occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.07%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.15%

Golgari: 0.2%

WUB (Esper): 0.74%

GWU (Bant): 0.6%

BUG (Sultai): 0.71%

RBW (Mardu): 0.49%

UBR (Grixis): 0.88%

City of Brass Discussion

Poly_raptor on Ghired's Pound Town

1 week ago

I’d consider running the following.

I’d cut growing ranks, I don’t think it’s very good, I have a Selesnya tokens deck and ran it in that for ages but it actually only gets you one trigger every round of the table, if you were to cut that for Song of the Worldsoul you’re getting a token whenever you cast anything.

I’d also maybe run the following lands:

  • Reflecting Pool - gives you access to any of your colours and doesn’t enter tapped.

  • Exotic Orchard - it’s very likely, that in any game you’ll be playing against 2 or more of these colours, also a lot people run lands that tap for one of any colour, which would then give you any mana.

  • City of Brass yeah the 1 damage is a bit annoying but it’s great for mana fixing early on

I’d just straight swap these for the scry lands, I don’t think they’re the best.

Mimic Vat would help you against those decks, if they kill any of your creatures you can copy it, or you could copy something if there’s and you can do this whenever.

multimedia on Rhys the Redeemed Sandbox v.2

2 weeks ago

Hey, green is too important to have in the early game for Elves especially one drop Elves. Consider cutting several Plains for more lands that can ETB untapped turn one to make green mana, but also make white later on?

It's worth it to take some damage from your lands to be able to consistently have more sources of green turn one.

Other cards to consider adding:

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Temple of Plenty
  • Second Harvest
  • Wing Shards
  • Rout
  • Wilt-Leaf Liege
  • Arcane Signet

Good luck with your deck.

czarkingrex on EDH Morophon Dragon Tribal need your help!

2 weeks ago

As great as some of these cards are in commander, in a 5c deck, making sure you have the right mana is really the way to go.

As silly as it sounds, I'd ditch Sensei's in favor of better color consistency or a tutor for your mana rocks. Even a Fabricate would do nicely to fetch Signet or whatever. Similarly, I'd toss some of the "utility" lands, like Minamo, for better 5-color fixing like Cascading Cataracts, City of Brass and Mana Confluence.

Mortlocke on I will have just a sliver of that rainbow cake.

2 weeks ago

In regards to sideboards - they don't exist in EDH. This is a singleton format where players bring their decks as they are. So...unless those are cards you are considering for the deck - ya gotta cut em. Now here are some suggestions on what you could put in the deck to help it run more consistently:

HONORABLE MENTIONS FOR ADDITIONAL CUTS: I know I went over a bunch of cuts in my previous post, but here are some more suggestions -

  • Assemble the Legion/Retreat to Emeria/Birthing Boughs: You don't need Sliver Queen to make more tokens in an efficient manner. Allow me to introduce you to Brood Sliver and Hive Stirrings. Why go throught the trouble of making a janky combo that creates soldier tokens/changelings in cheap Sliver costumes when you could just...make Slivers? You also have the added flavor of getting double the tokens per combat damage assignment step when you have both Brood Sliver and Bonescythe Sliver out on the battlefield. Worse yet - Legion, Emeria and Boughs have absolutely no synergy with your commander outright. you have to hope you have Hivestone on the battlefield. AND THEN even if you have alll of the parts and pieces on the board you have literally zero cards in your deck that are CMC 0 - as tokens have a CMC of 0 - creating a total non-bo that just allows you to only be able to shuffle your library. That's it.

jwillz42 on Edgar Markov Noob Deck

3 weeks ago

Revised Mana Base-

3 Swamp 3 Mountain 3 Plains 1 Bojuka Bog 1 Shambling Vent 1 Cabal Coffers 1 Detection Tower 1 Guildmage's Forum 1 Evolving Wilds 1 Badlands 1 Plateau 1 Scrubland 1 Blood Crypt 1 Sacred Foundry 1 Godless Shrine 1 Marsh Flats 1 Arid Mesa 1 Bloodstained Mire 1 Rakdos Carnarium 1 Boros Garrison 1 Orzhov Basilica 1 Nomad Outpost 1 Dragonskull Summit 1 Isolated Chapel 1 Clifftop Retreat 1 Command Tower 1 Path of Ancestry 1 Opal Palace 1 Kabria Crossroads 1 Canyon Slough 1 Forboding Ruin

37 Total Lands

Filled this out with what nearly of what you had on hand. I'd recommend that you pick up the B/W Shock Land (highest priority) and if you wanted to increase your options for fixing and future proof your collection you could pick up City of Brass, Reflecting Pool, and Mana Confluence. Additionally, the Basic Lands are a starting point you'll want to play with those numbers a bit after you land the rest of your deck. You could do 5/2/2 or something like 2/4/3 depending on the needs of the rest of your deck.

DemMeowsephs on Muldrotha the gravetide

3 weeks ago

I would fix the lands a bit. You have some filter lands, bounce lands, fast lands, but not consistently for each color combination in sultai. Maybe consider adding some of the following:

multimedia on Golos, Tireless Pilgrim

1 month ago

Hey, instead of looking for more big creatures focus on improving the manabase? You can improve the manabase lot by adding Rainbow lands:

I think you're relying too much on Golos's ability which is seven mana. For seven mana you're not guaranteed to cast a big creature. Without his ability you will not be able to cast many of the high CMC creatures here. Tutors that can put the creature/card you tutor for on top of your library could replace some high CMC creatures. I realize you're playing so many high CMC creatures to give you a better chance of cheating the cost of one or more of them with Golos. Rather than doing this, tutor directly for the creature/card and setup so you can cast it with Golos? Better support for five colors can also help your deck.

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Nicol Bolas, the Deceiver
  • Kozilek, the Great Distortion
  • Pathrazer of Ulamog
  • Prince of Thralls
  • Worldspine Wurm
  • Aurelia, the Warleader
  • Nicol Bolas, the Ravager
  • It That Betrays
  • Utter End

ToastedBagl on Infect

1 month ago

If you're planning on running vivid lands, you might as well add Reflecting Pool and City of Brass.

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