Elder Brain

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Alchemy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Elder Brain

Creature — Horror


Whenever Elder Brain attacks a player, exile all cards from that player's hand, then they draw that many cards. You may play lands and cast spells from among the exiled cards for as long as they remain exiled. If you cast a spell this way, you may spend mana as though it were mana of any color to cast it. (You may only play cards from amongst those exiled via this ability.)

Master_J on Attack Attack!

5 months ago

Out: Elder Brain, Hammer of Purphoros, Drakuseth, Maw of Flames

In: Hellrider, Grave Titan, Revenge of Ravens

Taking out slow, high cost creatures that can be good if left to sit, but otherwise waste my entire turn doing nothing.

Putting in more attack trigger things (you know, the deck theme).

DawnsRayofLight on Lich King Nekusar

8 months ago

Peer into the Abyss

Faerie Mastermind

Elder Brain: slow, but could be funny

Folio of Fancies

Sword of War and Peace: could help punish the card draw

you may want to up the number of counterspells to deal with the fact you're helping your opponents dig, combo decks will ruin your day.


Spell Pierce

Swan Song


An Offer You Can't Refuse



Sigil of Sleep


No Mercy or Dissipation Field: probably the board wipes will be enough with only one of these.

I might trade out some of the 3 drop rocks for signets or talismans

It may not be a bad idea to have some other cheap combo line to pull off when playing against combo decks as well since you're digging so much with the draw (Consecrated Sphinx could help here too)

the big worry is needing to speed the deck up which involves somewhat expensive mana rocks:

Chrome Mox

Mox Diamond

Mana Vault

Cyb3rguerrill0 on Dude, where are your cards? *WIP*

8 months ago

Looks good! Although I would recommend to try to reduce the CMC a bit an add more lands instead. Mindleech Mass seems too expensive for what it could provide during the late game and still needs the damage enabler. Same goes for Brainstealer Dragon, Arvinox, the Mind Flail or Elder Brain it's very unlikely to ever play these cards during a match with this small manabase AND get 'em alive before any trigger occurs. I would cut out almost everything with a CMC of 6 to gain more speed and focus more on your commanders ability. Just my 2 cents

Life_autonomous on Witchy Woman

1 year ago

Housegheist definitely. I'd probably part ways with one of those big splashy spells to slot it in. Gonti has been put in and taken out a few times since I built the deck. Looking at the list, what's an easy cut? My vote would be either Arvinox, the Mind Flail or Elder Brain to drag that average cmc down a bit.

Grind on Xanathar, Stealer Of Spells

1 year ago

Cool deck!!!
Maybe Elder Brain?

NV_1980 on You draw you lose

1 year ago

Looks like fun. I think it could really benefit from Wound Reflection. Also it would seem to make sense to put in Torment of Hailfire as it synergizes well with all the additional draw you're forcing on the opposition. The new Elder Brain would also slot in nicely.

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