Mission Briefing

Mission Briefing


Surveil 2, then choose an instant or sorcery card in your graveyard. You may cast this card this turn. If that card would be put into your graveyard this turn, exile it instead. (To surveil 2, look at the top two cards of your library, then put any number of them into your graveyard and the rest on top of your library in any order.)

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

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Mission Briefing Discussion

kellpiece on Semi-Budget U/W Control

3 weeks ago

looks like a v solid deck. I'd definitely consider adding the Geist of Saint Traft also definitely the Vendilion Clique you might be able to ditch all 4 of your creatures for 2x of those, and then replace the card draw with Frantic Inventory or Serum Visions something. but everytime I've played against the giest it's been a real strong time-buyer for my opponent. Also the clique is super clutch for getting to run some hand snipes in a U/W control setting, without having to splash black.

Also as far as buying time goes, doesn't get much better than some of the gideon planeswalkers. Gideon, Ally of Zendikar is insane, and of the trials is pretty good early pressure as well. I've played with Jace, Architect of Thought before and that card is straight trash let me tell ya

the Mission Briefing IMO fits better in a deck that runs some form of discard, I like splashing these in my B/U control along with Torrential Gearhulk for some graveyard play. You could maybe run Thought Scour and 1-2 Search for Azcanta  Flip to get some graveyard pumping going.

I'm also personally pretty partial to cards like Spreading Seas and Vapor Snag or similar cards, pretty cheap and effective.

Lastly, Elspeth, Sun's Champion is a pretty nice win condition but you could also go for some of those big 10 drop blue creatures (kind of like Thing in the Ice  Flip you have sideboarded) or something like Shark Typhoon

oh also Day of Judgment pretty solid in white control decks.

HiddenDeftElm on Akatsuki, the Horizon's Shadow

1 month ago

Hi! My advice is replace some of the creatures with cheap or free counter magic. I would defiantly cut Wonder , K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth , Spark Double and Throatseeker the rest is up to you. Don't under estimate free creatures without evasion like Memnite and Phyrexian Walker .

Some disruption spells i would recommend are Commandeer , Chain of Vapor , Flusterstorm . Their expensive so some budget options are Fatal Push , Misdirection , Murderous Cut , Spell Pierce . Also i would recommend some library manipulation like Spy Network , Ponder , Mission Briefing , Lim-Dul's Vault (its good but expensive). Scroll Rack and Sensei's Divining Top are also great top deck manipulation but probably no worth the money.

I recon Access Tunnel , Blinkmoth Nexus , Halimar Depths and Mystic Sanctuary should replace Path of Ancestry , Temple of the False God , Isolated Watchtower , High Market .

Finally i would recommend some better high CMC cards to reveal with Yuriko activation's. Some of the cards i recommended already double as good reveals but you could add: Sea Gate Restoration  Flip, Nexus of Fate , Time Warp . Their not budget friendly but there good. Take out two lands if you use Sea Gate Restoration and Agadeem's Awakening  Flip for obvious reasons.

I hope this helps :D

emeraude on Vega Out(of hand)cast

1 month ago

suggesting Mission Briefing Also flashback jumpstart and escape mechanic could work.

^-^ yup

CBaldy on Big Niv the Drawin Wiz

1 month ago

Hey! Cool deck!

I don’t know how you feel about infinite combos, but you’re already playing Isochron Scepter , and adding Dramatic Reversal to the deck is a super easy way to give yourself another win condition.

I would be wary of cards like Archaeomancer . Don’t get me wrong, it’s an awesome card. But maybe look for some more cards like Mission Briefing . You’re a spells matter deck, so if you can take out creatures, enchantments, and artifacts for instants and sorcerers, the synergy of your deck goes through the roof.

Jeska's Will is a no brainer. I see it’s in your maybeboard, but I would play it.

Thousand-Year Storm has been creeping up in price recently, but is still fairly affordable. It is a bonkers card and can lead to explosive turns. Giving each of your instant and sorcery cards pseudo-storm is absolutely insane.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions!

The_Potato_Judge on Getting "buyback" cards out of …

2 months ago

If a spell with the buyback mechanic, like Disturbed Burial or Invulnerability ever becomes able to be played from the graveyard---not via flashback, but in a manner like the ability from Dreadhorde Arcanist , or Mission Briefing , and I pay the buyback cost as I cast it, what happens?

I doubt that it it exiled, because it doesn't go to the graveyard.

Would the card go to my hand from the graveyard as part of its effect?

Epicurus on Splendid Reclamation + The World Tree

2 months ago

Your topdecking/self-mill(ish) strategy is probably the right move, but just from an outside perspective it seems like Elvish Reclaimer would be useful here.

Other possibilities as I see it:

And then some cycling lands.

Sorry, don't know if any of this is at all helpful. Just liked the idea a lot and my mind went into build mode.

cheffireball on Amnesia Athenaeum

2 months ago

I would consider Snapcaster Mage , over Twincast or Mission Briefing . Making a 2/1 bocker can give you a extra turn, to mill them out or stabilize. I don't think Devastation Tide is great, but I am unsure what to run over it.

Hardhitta7 on

3 months ago

Went with Mission Briefing over snappy.

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