|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Printings View all
|Archenemy: Nicol Bolas (E01)||Uncommon|
|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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Artifact Creature — Bird
When Baleful Strix enters the battlefield, draw a card.
Baleful Strix Discussion
3 days ago
Thanks for the upvote and the recommendations! Funny, I run Fleshbag Marauder and his other ilk in other decks, but it just hadn't occurred to me to slot them in this deck. I've also been meaning to get some copies of final parting - having another / better way to be able to tutor up my Eternal Witness Deadeye Navigator combo would be good. I should update the deck - as far as additional sac outlets go, I have found that I just don't need them - having 1-3 cloned copies of the best creature(s) on board usually results in some sort of removal :P, and my board state isn't exactly overflowing, most of the time so I want / need my creatures. That said, I replaced Greater Good with Rishkar's Expertise , and replaced Pull from Tomorrow with Baleful Strix as a cantriping blocker. Though, Dimir House Guard being able to also tutor most of the deck including Damnation is enough to keep it around. Perhaps it should just be a straight tutor, then, if that's all I'm using it for... Also trailing out Agent of Treachery as another steal effect / form of card draw.
4 days ago
I would run
5 days ago
6 days ago
Baleful Strix is another artifact creature I'd recommend.
1 week ago
Cards I would take out: (I wrote this out and lost it so I'll be brief) Chittering Witch, The Elderspell, Hierophant's Chalice, Indestructibility, and Chromatic Lantern. Stuff I would put in for sure: Panharmonicon Stuff to Consider: Baleful Strix Entreat the Dead
I have more recommendations but I have not the time atm
1 week ago
I'll try to break things down by category. Spark Double needs a spot in the deck asap. Copy Marchesa for double Dethrone, the copies protect one another, and the copy immediately protects itself.
2 weeks ago
The advantage of using Hulk combos with Yarok as General is Yarok gives you an extra ETB ability for small creatures who Hulk can tutor for such as Cloud of Faeries and Hulk can tutor for many small creatures including three two drops. With Yarok + four lands + Cloud of Faeries + Shrieking Drake equal infinite mana by tapping and untapping those four lands repeatedly. Adding draw from a creature who ETB lets you draw and cast all the cards in your deck with infinite mana.
The combos are:
- Protean Hulk + Flash : way to cheat Hulk dying to then tutor for and put onto the battlefield a winning creature combo.
- Yarok + Cloud of Faeries + Shrieking Drake : infinite mana.
- Yarok + Cloud of Faeries + Shrieking Drake + Elvish Visionary / Baleful Strix / Ice-Fang Coatl / Wall of Blossoms / Fblthp, the Lost : infinite mana and infinite draw.
Laboratory Maniac can be a win condition with infinite mana and infinite draw because the two drop can draw after Labman is on the battlefield. Aetherflux Reservoir is another win condition because you're repeatedly casting all these cards while being able to draw into Aetherflux. Like Storm, Aetherflux cares about all the cards that you cast during the turn before and after it's on the battlefield. I see Spellseeker and it's an excellent enabler for Hulk combos. With Yarok's trigger Spellseeker can tutor for both Flash and Summoner's Pact which lets you tutor for Hulk for free.
You're already playing several of these cards that can be part of combos, but other cards to consider adding:
Cards to consider cutting:
- Tishana, Voice of Thunder
- Greenwarden of Murasa
- Noxious Gearhulk
- Kruphix, God of Horizons
3 weeks ago
Also Phyrexian Arena , Dark Prophecy , Grim Haruspex (Who is a Wizard), Ob Nixilis Reignited , Decree of Pain , Greed , Necropotence , Underworld Connections , Erebos, God of the Dead , Night's Whisper , Sign in Blood , Read the Bones , Baleful Strix , Mind's Eye , Staff of Nin , Tamiyo, the Moon Sage .
Baleful Strix occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.58%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.05%
UB (Dimir): 1.3%
WUB (Esper): 0.53%
BUG (Sultai): 0.61%