Creature — Lizard
When Aetherwind Basker enters the battlefield or attacks, you get (an energy counter) for each creature you control.
Pay : Aetherwind Basker gets +1/+1 until end of turn.
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Aetherwind Basker Discussion
2 weeks ago
Thanks for the comment and suggestions Kaeryth! I have been considering running some better energy payoffs. I have a personal vendetta against Longtusk Cub so I have been avoiding that card in particular. I really like your other suggetions though. Rishkar is interesting as is Verderous Gearhulk. I might have to playtest with those for sure. I am also intrigued by Aethertide Whale. I think big, high cmc creatures are pretty good in Standard right now, as I have found out with Aetherwind Basker. If that card survives until the next turn it is almost always game over because it can get HUGE. Sure people are running god hate, but much of the removal is for smaller more efficient creatures. A big flier can do some damage. I also considered Aethersquall Ancient but haven't had a chance to playtest. The 'Wrath' effect could be very strong against some decks. I'd love to see the meme combo deck haha.
Glad to find another Nissa fan. I have been very impressed with her in almost every situation. I hope you're able to try it out and let me know what you think after playing with it.
3 weeks ago
Hello fellow brewers,
I have been playing this deck for sometime now and it has been a total blast to play. I have slowly added a removed pieces the more I have played it and it is at a fairly good spot right now. It does decently well against the MTGO Standard meta, outside of Abzan Tokens, which I have tried to rectify by adding Rampaging Ferocidon to the sideboard. I have yet to play the matchup with that card though so no telling if it will be enough to overcome the token deck's lifegain.
So far I am happy with all of the cards except Ripjaw Raptor. It AT MOST draws me one card, but more often than not it will get Fatal Pushed and that feels really bad. I am also on the fence about Weaver of Currents. It was put in the deck as a way to quickly cast a big Nissa or Aetherwind Basker (more on this card in a bit), but unless I see it on turn 3 I am normally not happy to see it. I would love some input on replacements for these cards.
Cards I have been happy with are all of the "Energy Package" cards. They are all great. Aehterwind Basker has actually been surprisingly good. If the opponent doesn't have a answer it will almost always win the game the next turn. Bounty of the Luxa has also been great as a source of card advantage and the mana can make for some explosive turns. Nissa, Steward of Elements has been great on many levels. An early Nissa can fix your draws for a turn or 2 and a late Big Nissa can unexpectedly close out a game.
Sideboard is pretty straightforward but I would welcome some input on that as well.
This deck does really well against many mid-range strategies and control(particular post board). It is a 50/50 matchup against mono-red. Tokens, as I mentioned is this deck's worst matchup. Short of Confiscation Coup a resolved The Scarab God can spell trouble for this deck, so I am trying to find better answers for that. I appreciate any an all feedback and Happy Brewing!
4 weeks ago
Aetherwind Basker seems pretty good, but as you said the mana cost is a huge turn off. There is not enough actual playable mana ramp available, and Attune with Aether and Servant of the Conduit don't provide much more than fixing. If something like Elvish Mystic or Somberwald Sage were to be reprinted in the near future I would definitely consider the Basker.
1 month ago
Catching up on comments. Thanks for the feedback usurphling. I have actually been considering using the ramp in this deck for another big finisher (outside of Nissa). Your suggestions are all good ones. I feel that Carnage Tyrant is strictly a sideboard card for control now. It is not good against Temur as it can be easily blocked by a couple of Rogue Refiners. I have always liked Aetherwind Basker but never had a good deck for it, but perhaps this is the deck. I will do some testing with it and Aethersquall Ancient to see if those work as good finishers. Thanks again!
Thanks for the comment and for playtesting kiegan! If I may ask, what did you playtest against? Weaver of Currents is an interesting suggestion. I always thought this deck could use more creatures and I had completely forgotten about that card. I'll definitely try that out. I have been looking to tweak the deck for some time now. It can do decently well on MTGO, but as you said it can also be a bit slow. It really struggles against God-Pharaoh decks (I can't stand that deck). If I get my sideboard cards it can have an OK matchup against red, but often it is too slow. It often timesout against Abzan Tokens because that deck just floods the board and then does nothing. It actually does best against control I would say.
Vizier is an interesting card. He has a solid body and is VERY strong with an active Nissa. If I don't like the top card, I can plus Nissa, if its a creature, I can just 0 her and put it out. I could certainly see your argument though. I'll be rethinking the deck here a bit in the coming days so it will likely not include the Vizier, but we shall see. The core of Attune with Aether, Servant of the Conduit, Rogue Refiner, Nissa, Steward of Elements and Bounty of the Luxa would most likely remain intact. I could see cutting Nissa and Bounty to 3 copies perhaps, but that would be about it. Thanks again and let me know what you think!
2 months ago
come take a look on my deck. you might get some ideas lol:
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2 months ago
On recommendation I been playing with Aetherwind Basker in this deck. WOW, super effective! I will deff be using it. I was able to pump it once to make it a +20/+20 with trample. Was awesome