Baleful Strix

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
MTGO Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Archenemy: Nicol Bolas (E01) None
Planechase Anthology (PCA) Uncommon
Commander 2016 (C16) Uncommon
Eternal Masters (EMA) Rare
Vintage Masters (VMA) Uncommon
Commander 2013 (C13) Uncommon
Planechase 2012 Edition (PC2) Uncommon

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Baleful Strix Discussion

mistarilledawn on Larcenic Mercury

1 day ago

At first glance, the first thing I'd suggest is to add in Silent-Blade Oni. That card is super cool, and it does exactly what your deck wants to do. The only bad point is the cmc, but it does have Ninjutsu, if that changes anything. Also, Baleful Strix. It's a fantastic staple in any UB deck.

Quicksand and Saprazzan Skerry are also some lands I'd cut; I'd suggest maybe Sunken Ruins or Dimir Aqueduct over Skerry, maybe even add one or both of the vivid lands for your colors (Vivid Marsh/Vivid Creek).

Thaumatic Compass  Flip, I'd say, is a great upgrade to Quicksand. Maybe switch Dimir Locket for Thaumatic Compass, and switch Quicksand for, say, Command Tower, Temple of Deceit, or Reliquary Tower. I'd also cut Rhystic Cave - maybe replace it with Exotic Orchard or Forbidden Orchard.

Morphic Pool, too, might be good to add, but that's sorta dependent on your playgroup.

DikkeBaard on Etrata, the Silencer

4 days ago

I have updated the deck a bit, but the description has yet to follow.

I have put Baleful Strix in for more flicker shenanigans.

Lim-Dul's Vault, Brainspoil and Fabricate for more tutors.

Vodalian Illusionist for another phasing enabler.

Strangelove on Muldrotha Lands Matter

1 week ago

I was going to say Splendid Reclamation, but that's wrong (derp), but which helped me realize:

You should choose between Baleful Strix & Coiling Oracle (which draw, but require sac-outlets to work with muldrotha) vs. Diligent Farmhand & Font of Fertility (which ramp, and sac themselves). I think you go for the former. Your sac-lands are already fetching basic lands and you have plenty of other creatures to resurrect with Muldrotha, which you need to then draw (with the former). I would definitely consider Font of Fertility, though, just because it is an enchantment.

WhichKing on Discarding Dragon Specters

1 week ago

I think you're going to have to take a direction with the deck. It seems that your deck is being pulled in too many different directions. Big finishers (with your commander being one), discard enablers, discard payoffs... the balance depends on how you want to take your deck.

If you want to stick with Crosis, I'd recommend building a control-ish deck with him at the top end (or close to it) of your mana curve. Take out your specters and dragons. Run more low-to-the-ground utility drops like Baleful Strix, Serendib Sorcerer, Liliana's Specter, Nin, the Pain Artist, Nivix Guildmage, Notion Thief etc. Run cards that force discarding like Necrogen Mists, Creeping Dread, Painful Quandary etc. Go heavy on removal and draw spells. Alongside your commander, you can have some big spells as a way to end the game when they go long, like Torment of Hailfire, Exsanguinate, deathcloud. Unless the vast majority of your cards are CMC 4 or below, the deck will be very clunky imo.

keepflyin on BUG Fit

2 weeks ago

I like tireless tracker a lot in these style of lists, and I can understand Baleful Strix as the best response to the rise of Death's Shadow.

One of the biggest draws to playing sultai however is the available bombs in the color identity. Leovold is good, but your mana advantage actually allows you to play Notion Thief instead. You might want 2 copies in the 75, especially in the miracles matchup. Since Leo doesn't stop them from drawing the 1 card on your turn, they can still endstep a terminus. Notion Thief is at a weak spot on the counterbalance curve for them (basically only Jace balances it), and it can be used in response to them attempting to sweep the board on your turn, or in response to a brainstorm to blow them out.

The other reason most Fit lists run blue is for Frost Titan or Consecrated Sphinx. While both would not be ideal as you are more planeswalker heavy, a miser's copy of Frost Titan would go a long way to shoring up the Delver & Shadow matchups. Simply because their mana is typically so tight that the cannot reliably kill it without jumping through a hoop or two. Furthermore, in the stoneblade matchup, freezing the Germ every turn can be a huge boon.

watokosha on Muldrotha Good Stuff

2 weeks ago

So here are a few suggestions to make the deck a bit more versatile.

(also i dont know how to make stuff get highlighted in comments so this may be difficult to decipher)

!) although muldrotha has recursion built in its always good to have more. I would suggest adding a Sepulchral Primordial because it has good abusable effect and some other re-animator effects. Also don't relay to much on your commander's effect for recursion its always good to have other methods encase people keep removing her or do other things to her. - Some good ones would be Animate Dead and Phyrexian Delver, both these you can re use with muldrotha also. The Eldest Reborn should also be a mainboard because its removal and can be recursion. The mending is also good even if it shuffles your graveyard away as you can build back easily I think. Deadbridge Chant is also good. - Adding some sac outlets would also be helpful to abuse some triggers as well, Ashnods Alter is a good option or Hell's Caretaker.

2) more removal i think is needed a Bone Shredder and Ravenous Chupacabra would be good additions. - Also don't be afraid to have more instants and sorcerie's there are many creature etbs that can return those such as Eternal Witness she would be great. Adding some good ramps spells would be good or other removal effects like Krosan Grip and board wipes like Crux of Fate or if you can afford it Damnation.

3) cards that don't do enough. I think a few of the cards don't do enough even if they can be recurred easily so the below i would suggest replacing thees cards i also have a suggestion for a possible replacement for a few of them or you can use suggestions from above:

Other stuff: Don't forget that Panharmonicon does not help landfall effects, it only helps if a Creature or artifact etb

rockleemyhero on H: updated binder W: these ...

3 weeks ago

Hey everybody, just trying to finish up some legacy decks. All help is much appreciated!

Looking for:

2 Liliana, the Last Hope

2 Kolaghan's Command

2 Scalding Tarn

1 Wasteland

1 True-Name Nemesis

3 Baleful Strix

4 Daze

4 Delver of Secrets  Flip

2 Gurmag Angler

2 Diabolic Edict

Have: Binder

Thanks for looking!

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