Aetherwind Basker

Legality

Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Standard Legal

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Set Rarity
Aether Revolt Mythic Rare

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Aetherwind Basker

Creature — Lizard

Trample

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

NeonInfinity on Gruul Combat Domination

1 day ago

I definitely think this deck is interesting. The Aetherwind Basker and Lightning Runner combo seems like it has a lot of potential. I think this would be a fun casual deck in the Frontier format with access to things like Hordeling Outburst and other efficient token producers. I would also like to try Cryptolith Rite in this deck, instead of Riskar.

multimedia on A new gruul (Energy)

2 days ago

Wolfshadowwind, Spontaneous Artist is nuts with Aetherwind Basker giving it haste for only . Artist can also be good with mid and late game Longtusk Cub. Consider cutting 1x of each of Heroic Intervention and Highspire Infusion for 2x Artist to start. Both Intervention and Infusion are good, but 4x of each is a lot because they do require other cards to make them good.

Harnessed Lightning could replace Hungry Flames. Lightning goes with the energy theme and can kill many more creatures than Flames.

Another card to consider main deck or sideboard is Aethersphere Harvester since any mana Elves can crew it, it makes energy and can use energy to gain life. It's one of the best energy cards in the Aether Revolt set.

Good luck with your deck.

djnewellmit on New R/G Marvel Build?

2 days ago

Would you consider Planar Bridge in lieu of the Aetherworks Marvel? The price is high and non-energy centric, but the consistency would be 100%. I've been thinking of a build using the Aetherwind Basker and Lightning Runner along similar lines as this thread.

Delta-117 on New R/G Marvel Build?

2 days ago

I'm not sure how good this would be at all any of these ideas if mine,but the first thing that came to mind was Gonti's Aether Heart, along with Lightning Runner. Now this would mean however you would need a lot of artifacts and ways to reduce them in cost.

This has actually a lot of possible routes I think, you could go Panharmonicon, and lots of creatures for Aetherwind Basker such as things like Ishkanah, Grafwidow, Sram's Expertise, Servo Exhibition, etc.

Saheeli Rai, Panharmonicon, Gonti's Aether Heart, Aetherwind Basker, Lightning Runner, Foundry Inspector, Herald of Kozilek, Sage of Shaila's Claim, maybe even amusingly Aethersquall Ancient, or that new blue rare whale in aether revolt, are all I think possible ways in some combination you could build something like this.

I have to get going for a class of mine but I'm done for the day after this course, and I will definitely give this more thought when I'm not in such a rush as this sounds like it could have potential.

Zaueski on New R/G Marvel Build?

2 days ago

So I've had this brew in my head that seems pretty good but I don't know how viable it is. Basically it's a fusion of the old R/G Marvel and R/G Aggro Energy builds from last season. It would run all the energy producing creatures, not the puzzleknots and try to get to an Aetherwind Basker and a Lightning Runner either through ramp or through Aetherworks Marvel. Once both of those creatures are in play depending on the board state it may be possible to attack infinite times.

I don't have a list yet, but does anyone else think this is fast/consistent enough to be plausible? What would be good inclusions?

multimedia on Energy Elves

3 days ago

Hey everyone I just officially updated the deck with a complete Sultai version. Expect a new update some time soon explaining my card choices and more. I've added Grasp of Darkness and Walking Ballista to the main deck with another Ballista in the sideboard. Grasp is an instant speed answer to kill Felidar Guardian stopping the Saheeli Rai combo. It's also just an excellent versatile creature removal spell for an unknown metagame. Ballista can also stop the combo by removing a single counter targeting my opponent and redirecting killing Saheeli with her -2 ability targeting Guardian on the stack.

I've also added the first complete sideboard although the metagame hasn't even started. The sideboard will change a lot, but this is a starting point.

Here's a summary of four notable other fun versions that I've playtested, but they ultimately just missed the cut because they are all too slow and not as powerful compared to Sultai. Only one uses energy.


djnewellmit, Armorcraft Judge is amazing now. I'm so glad she's an Elf. In my testing she's been the best draw engine because she's not just a spell, but a creature to put counters on.

I recommend adding Walking Ballista not only is it a colorless out to the Shaheeli combo, but it's just an excellent versatile creature because it can potentially kill with damage creatures, your opponent or Planeswalkers. It's an mana sink as well as having great interaction with the +1/+1 counters strategies.


HairyManBack, MidnightTrain: Yes Walking Ballista when it enters the battlefield will get an additional counter for each Winding Constrictor you control. Likewise if you use it's activated ability to put a counter on it, it will get an additional counter for each Constrictor you control.

multimedia on Energy Elves

3 days ago

Hey everyone I've officially updated the deck with a complete Sultai version. Expect a new update some time soon explaining my card choices and more. I've added Grasp of Darkness and Walking Ballista to the main deck with another Ballista in the sideboard. Grasp is an instant speed answer to kill Felidar Guardian stopping the Saheeli Rai combo. It's also just an excellent versatile removal spell for an unknown metagame. Ballista can also stop the Saheeli combo by removing a single counter targeting my opponent and redirecting killing Saheeli with her -2 ability targeting Guardian on the stack.

I've also added the first complete sideboard although the metagame hasn't even started. The sideboard will change a lot, but this is a starting point.

Here's a summary of four notable other fun versions that I've playtested, but they all ultimately just missed the cut because they are all too slow and not as powerful compared to Sultai. Only one uses energy.


djnewellmit, Armorcraft Judge is amazing now. I'm so glad she's an Elf. In my testing she's been the best draw engine because she's not just a spell, but a creature to put counters on.

I recommend adding Walking Ballista not only is it a colorless out to the Shaheeli combo, but it's just an excellent versatile creature because it can potentially kill with damage creatures, your opponent or Planeswalkers. It's an mana sink as well as having great interaction with the +1/+1 counters strategies.


HairyManBack, MidnightTrain: Yes Walking Ballista when it enters the battlefield will get an additional counter for each Winding Constrictor you control. Likewise if you use it's activated ability to put a counter on it, it will get an additional counter for each Constrictor you control.

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