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Braids, Cabal Minion 
Odyssey Rare


Reviewed August 28, 2003

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Chris
Gerhardt

Braids, Cabal Minion - Evil incarnate for mono black constructed decks. She can keep you in control if you have a deck that is built to suit her.  In limited, she is only decent if you have a token generator to keep you in sacrifices while dwindling your opponent's resources. Otherwise, you can skip her as a pick.

Constructed: 3.75
Limited: 2.75
Current Price:
$4

 


Judge Bill

What hasn't Martha Stewart done over the years. She greatly helps black against control decks, and provides a solid body to boot. Just watch out for Sacred Ground.
 
In limited, it isn't as good, as it is symmetrical, and can't really help you break through.
 
Constructed: 3.5
Limited: 2.25

Crimson

Braids, Cabal Minion

I actually was thinking about this card a few days ago. I was again on a
quest to find a extremely fun casual multiplayer deck. I had the idea of a
Green/Black deck, using Braid's ability to just annoy my opponent, or
opponents, while weakening their power. I would utilize green's token
creating ability to minimize her effect on me. I could just stick a Squirrel
Nest on one of my land. That way, instead of sacking a different land,
creature, or artifact every turn, I would just have to keep tapping that
land to create a squirrel token to sacrifice.

I would have Verdant Succession in the deck, so I could choose to sacrifice
one of my green creatures and just get a replacement thanks to the
succession. Her ability could be used to my advantage with having the
succession out, I could sacrifice green creatures that have a worthwhile
"come into play" ability. A few examples of such cards I would choose to
sacrifice would be Wall of Blossoms, which when the replacement from my
library comes into play, I would get to draw another card. If I have a
Wirewood Hivemaster out, I could sack an elf, and when i get another one
from my library, the elf coming into play would give me a insect from the
Hivemaster. And while Verdant Succession is in play, Elvish Soultillers can
be put into the graveyard an infinite number of times. The soultiller's
ability goes on the stack, he goes into the graveyard, then you call elves
to be shuffled back into the library, so then after he goes into the
library, he can be taken out with Verdant Succession.

Hmm, I decided on a different deck to focus on right now, but I'll have to
come back to this deck in the future.


Braids, Cabal Minion
Casual Rating: 3.7


Andy
 Van Zandt

Braids, Cabal Minion
Land destruction, continuously, at no cost... but it also hurts you. 
Similar concept as armageddon,  if you put yourself ahead in the race,
she'll keep you ahead.  In limited, that makes her only a 50/50 shot
generally,  but in constructed, if your deck works with her in mind, she can
be very dangerous.
constructed - 3.3
limited - 2.9

Danny Tatro

Braids, Cabal Minion

       Braids is like the edict queen, or maybe she's been smoking a "Smokestack" but either way she's good. The faster she comes out the better she is, since she can easily lock out your opponent who may only have a few permanents in play by that time. Braids has seen play in both block and T2.

       In limited, she's a bad 2/2 for 4. She's just too random there to be any good.

Constructed: 3.5
Limited: 1.5
 

 

 

 

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