Baleful Strix


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

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Set Rarity
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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Baleful Strix

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When Baleful Strix enters the battlefield, draw a card.

Baleful Strix Discussion

resplendentobscurity on Muldrotha, the Mirrortide

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.

Phantasy on Aminatou

5 days ago

Cards I like: Forge of Heroes Crystal Ball Reality Acid (really good, the combo is weird but strong)

I think we can drop: Custodi Lich Baleful Strix (It's a bit expensive even if it is good lol) Rune-Scarred Demon (Tutors are boring, also expensive)

Last_Laugh on rebuild Rebuild REBUILD

6 days ago

Baleful Strix is another artifact creature I'd recommend.

Phantasy on Aminatou

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

Last_Laugh on War is Sacrifice

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.

Sac Outlets: Goblin Bombardment , Yahenni, Undying Partisan , Falkenrath Aristocrat , and Carrion Feeder

Card Draw: Midnight Reaper , Grim Haruspex , and Skullclamp

Ramp: Sol Ring , Talisman of Indulgence , Talisman of Creativity , and Talisman of Dominance

ETB/Death Triggers: Vindictive Lich , Baleful Strix , and Sower of Temptation

multimedia on Yarok, but I'm Paper

2 weeks ago

Hey, if you're wanting combos consider adding Flash Hulk? Protean Hulk and Flash are the enablers to setup a winning creature combo.

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:

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
  • Panharmonicon
  • Greenwarden of Murasa
  • Noxious Gearhulk
  • Kruphix, God of Horizons
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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%