SP/NM - $0.79. Cutting Tundra, Mox Diamond and Mana Crypt will save you hundreds of dollars. He didn't even jokingly suggest that I should have passed turn because of our "deal". You can’t move or steal cipher cards with Bruna. Having the ability to kill opponents out of nowhere is also a big factor. It is foiled out and sports a custom alter from JB Alterz, shown above. Neither of us won the month. An Aura with “enchant land,” for example, could not be attached to Bruna this way. His current list definitely is. I think he knows that he often has the best deck at the table and if you're going to bring a powerful deck you've got to be ready for a little resistance. 2012-05-01: All of these Auras will become attached to Bruna before combat damage is dealt. If you fill up your graveyard just right, you can live the dream and make your Bruna into the insane powerhouse shown in the Reddit meme that first caught Jared's attention. Then I had to swing into a Fog Bank with nothing more helpful than Prowler's Helm attached. Leaving Bruna on the field for a turn before you can attack is asking for trouble, and often that first attack will load her up with enough auras to keep her safe. On a recent Saturday before our Commander League games started I sat down with Jared to talk with him about his deck. Articles and comments are user-submitted and do not represent official endorsements of this site. Jared has taken his Bruna deck to the next level, and for a few years now he has also gone out of his way to help other players interested in building her. You're not looping into extra turns like a Narset deck and you're not trying to kill the table all at once like a top-tier competitive (cEDH) deck, so you need a way to keep the pain train rolling along. That's a fine approach, but in terms of the highest levels of Commander play, it isn't actually "competitive". The best way to introduce you to Jared is by way of a few anecdotes. The "best case scenario" doesn't happen very often so let's take a look at what Bruna actually looks like. I don't entirely understand how their scoring system works, but he has spent a lot of time advising players who are starting out on the Bruna path and I'm sure that has helped. Bruna, Light of Alabaster $ 3.90 – $ 7.50 Custom Handmade Bruna, Light of Alabaster proxies made from real Magic the Gathering card with many different alternated arts available for purchase. Teferi's Protection will let you phase out in the face of a threat or a game-ending play. This Aura-friendly angel adds new texture to enchantment-heavy decks, providing a much different avenue from Zur the Enchanter to show off some of the awesome enchantments you can play in Commander. That may not make you feel better if Bruna kills you first before you can find a way to deal with her, but it should. 39.48 tix 1 Mythic, 33 Rare, 31 Uncommon, 17 Common. Jared's first attempt at Bruna was pretty much a big pile of janky enchantments with counterspells as backup, but it has evolved a lot since its first few drafts. Shroud won't interfere at all with Bruna's ability. His first foray into the format was with a Boros () Gisela, Blade of Goldnight deck. Magic the Gathering, FNM is TM and copyright Wizards of the Coast, Inc, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. All rights reserved. Bruna takes to the sky once more, bringing judgment and seeking her redemption, yet the scars of what happened still haunt her. Hello all, this week we are talking about another new commander from Avacyn Restored, the Blue-White beauty herself, Bruna, Light of Alabaster. Bruna wins the old fashioned way, by beating you to death with commander damage. Today's column is a look at one of our league's best players, Jared DeSousa and his favorite deck, Bruna, Light of Alabaster. Commander is the format of infinite combos and ridiculously powerful interactions. If that sounds like the sort of challenge you might enjoy, maybe you'll find that Bruna is worth giving a try! In these games it wasn't through trickery but through table politics. Whenever Bruna, Light of Alabaster attacks or blocks, you may attach to it any number of Auras on the battlefield and you may put onto the battlefield attached to it any number of Aura cards that could enchant it from your graveyard and/or hand. Narset had picked up enough fun stuff in all those swings at the Fog Bank to make her lethal with double-strike. When I asked him how he's able to play through games where he winds up playing archenemy or has to try to play through a torrent of counterspells, his answer was simple. It was slow and clunky, had an average converted mana cost (CMC) around 6 and wasn't particularly competitive. Help | The only time an Aura targets is when it's being cast as a spell. I hit a series of extra combat steps and extra turns and just swung into the Fog Bank, which took no damage, until I finally hit Trailblazers' Boots and was able to get Narset past that blocker. Jared is running Mox Diamond, Chrome Mox, and Mana Crypt and his land base has a Tundra and every fetch land he can run. TappedOut.js Blog Widget. A black deck is more likely to have force-sacrifice dorks and effects. His list, "Bruna Control-Tron" is the top scoring Bruna deck on TappedOut.net, with 83 upvotes and 17,889 views. Jared's more competitive approach is to play with a balance of tutors, control, resource denial and protection. That doesn't mean I have an easy time against him. Whenever Bruna, Light of Alabaster attacks or blocks, you may attach to it any number of Auras on the battlefield and you may put onto the battlefield attached to it any number of Aura cards that could enchant it from your graveyard and/or hand. What you'll get is a finely tuned list that is capable of winning a lot of games. This deck doesn't run a lot of creatures so you aren't going to be leaning on having a big army to keep you safe. My list was chock full of extra turns and combat steps, but I genuinely figured I'd get in a few swings, eventually flop into nothing helpful and he'd kill me with a giant, unblockable Bruna. In the context of discussions about the format of Commander, a "competitive" deck can win or lock the board up to guarantee an eventual victory within the first few turns. If you think that sounds crazy and this Bruna list looks like it would crush your decks with ease and that makes it sound pretty darn competitive, I'm right there with you. This list should be able to hold its own against some "cEDH" decks but it won't dominate a truly competitive meta. Diplomatic Immunity not only gives Bruna shroud, it also has shroud, making it exceedingly difficult to remove. Jared told me that Diplomatic Immunity is probably the single most important protective enchantment for his Bruna deck and has won him more games than he can count. By now you know this deck has some great cards in it. Red might not be the worst color in magic, but outside of Chaos Warp it has very few ways to deal with Bruna and her enchantment-fueled murder sprees. If you're like me, and playing the same deck again and again simply won't give you enough variety in your games, you might not want to dive in so deep on just one deck. You have to think about what each deck probably wants to do, and you need to make educated guesses based on the information you can pick up by watching them play. This might seem obvious to some of you, but my understanding from Jared is that you'd usually want to target opponents in the following order. When I heard Josh Lee Kwai of The Command Zone podcast talk in early 2018 about how he thought commander damage was overrated and rarely mattered in our format, I was stunned, but it's possible my reaction had a lot to do with having a deck like Bruna in my meta. As you pare down a list like this, you'll want to keep the key auras that make Bruna so dangerous. I told Jared that if he let Narset hit the field and attack, I wouldn't go after him. Jared does run a number of extra turn spells, but he's going up against very powerful decks that aren't pulling their punches and are doing much nastier things than he's trying to do. It isn't easy, but once players understand how hard Bruna can be to deal with you can usually get folks to work together until the Bruna player is out of the game. I think he might have been amused by how it all turned out and to be honest, it was an amusing game that made for a good story. No, for several reasons. Get Battle Mastery, Eldrazi Conscription and Diplomatic Immunity out of your library and you can kill someone without flying blockers. He wasn't upset in the slightest. angel magicthegathering preggers preggo preggy pregnancy pregnant pregnantbelly pregnancyfetish pregnantpregnancy mtgmagicthegathering pregnantexpansion pregnantfetish preggobelly preggofetish. What is Avacyn, Angel of Hope? For 6 mana () this 5/5 Angel has Flying and Vigilance. I distinctly remember one game in which I was able to get Narset out around the same time Jared had gotten Bruna out. Greater Auramancy will prevent someone from throwing a wrench into your plans by exiling any of your auras. He kills you one player at a time and the big challenge is to properly assess threats and figure out the right order in which to clear the table. Move to combat, swing with Bruna, returning 27 auras from the graveyard, making her a 105/110 with flying, vigilance, haste indestructible, hexproof, shroud, trample, lifelink, protection from all colors, protection from creatures and unblockable. Giving Bruna shroud is actually a pretty great idea. His meta had a mill deck that he had been struggling against, and since Bruna is happy to have auras in the graveyard, she was an easy choice to lead his next deck. Jared didn't meet Bruna right away. So in this case you can pile auras onto her to your heart's content, with or without Shroud. I would never suggest that anyone bling out a deck until they know for sure that they enjoy playing it. You can sometimes discourage folks from coming at you simply by holding up the threat of going after them first. Giving Bruna, Light of Alabaster shroud won't interfere with her ability. It's where your interests connect you with your people. It just doesn't seem to him like there's anything worth getting upset about, no matter badly one particular game might go. Even the non-foiled list is going to be expensive. I think if he set his mind to it and actually made it every Saturday for a few months, he'd be able to put that notch in his belt, but I don't know if he even wants to win a month. If you put an Aura card onto the battlefield without casting it, it just becomes attached to an object it could legally enchant. DMCA requests | 70 decks (0.016%) Rank #193. Links Gatherer Scryfall. He got into Magic right before Battle For Zendikar and played Standard until Shadows of Innistrad, when he discovered Commander. Glen Elendra Archmage gives you a counter on a stick and he also runs a variety of cheap and free counters, including Force of Will and Pact of Negation. It felt like nearly every game found us in the same pod and we each won our share of games. Sarkhan, Fireblood by Grzegorz Rutkowski. 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