Baleful Strix


Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Planechase Anthology Uncommon
Commander (2016 Edition) Uncommon
Eternal Masters Rare
Vintage Masters Uncommon
Commander 2013 Uncommon
Planechase 2012 Edition Uncommon

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Baleful Strix

Artifact Creature — Bird

Flying, deathtouch

When Baleful Strix enters the battlefield, draw a card.

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Baleful Strix Discussion

Halt92 on Losing Your Mind

1 week ago

I would maybe swap Evolving Wilds for Academy Ruins, Terramorphic Expanse for Bojuka Bog (I'm a little biased against land tutors like them) and Ghirapur Orrery for Spiteful Visions.

Geth's Grimoire and Mindcrank are very much cards you would want to have in this kind of deck if you can find the space.

If you are looking for some cards to cull I would toss out some of the cards that don't exactly benefit the win conditions as much such as Baleful Strix and Prognostic Sphinx.

That1guy69 on Ninja gaiden: mtg edition

1 week ago

Icbrgr I originally had Cavern Harpy but those aren't in modern so I switched them with the Invisible Stalker the main draw to the stalkers was that they have hexprof which to me is pretty great. Also when I built this I had in consideration the Baleful Strix in mind. The Aqueous Form are in there for the scary ability as well. Thank you for your suggestions though. I will also take a look at your deck!

Icbrgr on Ninja gaiden: mtg edition

1 week ago

+1 From me! Well done! looks to be well put together. My strongest suggestions is Baleful Strix over Invisible Stalker. If running U/B that flying deathtouch card draw is too good to pass up.

my other suggestion is to honestly cut a few Aqueous Form/Distortion Strike and make room for a 4x Ornithopter... between the evasion of flyers/fear and Triton Shorestalker and such MOST situations you should be able to get through without being unblockable. I originally ran 4x Aqueous Form/Distortion Strike and found it being redundant/needing more creatures/other utility. From my experience anyway.

I have a primer on my page called Unbreakable Determination (also tribute to Ninja Gaiden :p ) there are other ideas within my exploring other options tab.

etheraldreamer on Dralnu Control

1 week ago

Learn from the Past Kind of really narrow but devastating to certain decks/matchups we may see. Also if we arent against a big graveyard based threat, it in essence has built in 1U Cycling since it cantrips. Except that counts as a cast and grows the +1/+1s. It answers something that is powerful when abused and it's ENTIRELEY worthless outside those matchups. Grim Affliction I'd argue this is an autoinclude for sure. For obvious reasons I think. Trail of Evidence not sure if this would end up worthwhile or just choke a card slot but looked interesting. Viral Drake Gives us some air blocker meat and a way for you to dump mana at their end step if you have some left and help us grow. Howling Mine was also on my list. We want spells cast we just want to them mitigate them so we are going to need the fuel/card draw to make sure we have the RIGHT answers. Baleful Strix is pure value in most any deck. Cantrips and 1 time deadly air defense. Ghost Quarter, Encroaching Wastes, Strip Mine, Tectonic Edge, Wasteland - a couple to take care of possible show stoppers like Maze of Ith against us would be nice. Not to mention all the other utility lands people run we might want gone. I have too many slots dedicated to fixing so i cant run many of these colorless only sources. (though I did still slot a Wasteland). There's a ton of land destruction at sorcery in black, but i dont want to clog too many slots with something other than removal or it's going to get inconsistent fast. Befoul is probably on point for the versatility of it. I dream of Helldozer lmao but probably not...

xyrithis on Grixis Platinum Emperion (LEGACY)

1 week ago

I would cut the Baleful Strix. they don't help enough to be worth hitting with one of your madcaps.

buildingadeck on Randomdeath

1 week ago

If you add Baleful Strix and Supreme Verdict, does that work for you?

Traumitz on help me improve this please

2 weeks ago

Hey WindowFrame im running a dimir mill deck too(if you want to give a look:Inexorable Mill).

In my opinion a mill deck to be a bit competitive must be fast as possible,you need to mill your opponent before he'll kills you.For this reason i don't play cards likeConsuming AberrationorNemesis of Reason..A creature like Baleful Strix looks better in first turns giving you a letal(flying) blocker and a draw.Jace's phantasm and hedron crab are ok. If you run Hedron Crab imho you should add a 4x of Terramorphic Expanse that trigger 2times the crab's ability .In stead of Mind Grind that needs a lot of mana to be helpful i prefer 4 Sphinx's Tutelage paired with 2-3 Brainstorm to make a little combo.

Another powerful card is Haunting Echoesto exile cards from graveyard and deck...Against decks packed with creatures or reanimators Crypt Incursion is what you need.

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