Brain Maggot - Journey into Nyx Spoiler

Brain Maggot


  • Color: Black
  • Type: Enchantment Creature - Insect
  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Set:

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When Brain Maggot enters the battlefield, target opponent reveals his or her hand and you choose a nonland card from it. Exile that card until Brain Maggot leaves the battlefield.



  • Zombie

    It’s no Tidehollow Sculler, but still interesting.

    Would be hilariously strong if it was just CMC 1 (B).

    • OSFerret

      It depends, This card is less constricting than Sculler, and more people play artifact removal than enchantment removal in modern, so in some cases it is better, although I agree that Sculler is usually the better card, if your not running white, this is a card to consider.

      • Zombie

        The problem though is that decks that run Sculler would still prefer Sculler over this.

        It’s not like a million deck lists are clamoring for Tidehollow Scullers.

  • DA

    A lot less wordy than Mesmeric Fiend, and in this set the fact that it’s an enchantment could be more of a plus than a downside.

    • Da

      Forgot to mention due to the new wording, you can’t keep the chosen card exiled forever by exploiting the stack.

      • kmk888

        I’m really upset that they’re making that the norm now. Some of us like making degenerate sacrifice decks. They’re just printing worse versions of previous cards with the updated wording and it makes me depressed.

        • Zombie

          They’re just making loopholes less exploitable.

          • kmk888

            What I’m saying is that I liked exploiting that loophole in particular. I don’t mind them fixing things that are game warping issues, but I don’t feel like that little trick was that big of a deal. I think Mangara of Condor and Karakas are way more broken than saccing a Mesmeric Fiend when it enters the battlefield, but then again they’ll probably never print anything like either of those again either.

  • Walking hand disruption, and it’s an enchantment, me gusta. I would love it if it had bestow though.

  • LeonFA

    And now joining the list of cards that will make my squeamish friend uncomfortable… Still no Macabre Waltz but I don’t think anyone wants us to hit that status again.
    Oh and its a good card too.