Baleful Strix

Legality

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

AceGambitDragonfly on Blue/Black

3 weeks ago

Some cards to consider: Control Magic, Soul Ransom, Praetor's Grasp.

Trade Palace Familiar out for Baleful Strix.

I'm a huge fan of Scourge of Fleets, but that's just me.

T12H on BUG Birthing Pod Toolbox Control

3 weeks ago

Emzed

Thanks so much for the suggestions :) a lot of neat ideas. I do like Kiora's Follower. It's been in and out of the deck because I love how it can not only ramp but untaping things like pod or Maze of Ith. Master transmuter is actually a very sweet card that I haven't ever thought about the synergy with pod. It also seems sweet with Solemn Simulacrum or Baleful Strix. If I was going to use transmuter I would have to figure out more artifacts that would work well with it because right now I don't have too many artifacts to make her great all the time. House guard is another cool one because I do like the fact that I can get pod, but also damnation, Jace, meren, or turn three tutor for skyshroud claim or tempt with discovery into turn 4 ramp. It's also nice to have an extra sac outlet. I do like eldritch evolution too! I'm not a big fan of bellower because there is only 5 targets in the deck for it. Also empathy isn't my favorite because I don't really like having my big creatures in my hand. I rather have a tutor for something that will answer the board and that is usually witness to reuse board wipes or acidic slime, or reclamation sage.

The problem with all the things I like is that I don't know what I would take out. There are a lot of awesome cards in magic and I usually just change 3-5 cards every time I meet up with my friends to keep things fresh. And 3-5 cards makes a big difference in this deck because of the tutors, and deck manipulation will usually make you see them. What would you suggest to take out for them?

multimedia on Goddess of Etherium (Budget)

1 month ago

Changes made recently are added Enlightened Tutor, Solemn Simulacrum, Baleful Strix and Nevinyrral's Disk.

The cutting of Diabolic Intent freed up enough price to include both Enlightened and Solemn. I don't like cutting an unconditional tutor, but for the cost of two other excellent cards it's worth it. Solemn replaces Everflowing Chalice. Strix replaces Glint-Nest Crane. I hate to cut Crane, but I'm finding Strix to be much better overall with Breya because it's essentially a creature removal spell that is also an artifact that can-trips. Strix has much more utility because it's an artifact, an example being it's interaction with Academy Ruins. Crane's really a one shot deal unless I also have Eldrazi Displacer in play.

The artifact creature support package of: Ethersworn Canonist, Etherium Sculptor, Shimmer Myr, Baleful Strix, Solemn Simulacrum and Phyrexian Metamorph has been very good. All these creatures have great interaction with Breya and the rest of the deck's artifact strategies.

Disk replaces Scourglass for now. Scourglass is going through a buyout at TCGPlayer. It was $2 last week and is now pushing $7 and increasing. Disk is less than $1.

multimedia on Goddess of Etherium (Budget)

1 month ago

Changes made recently are added Enlightened Tutor, Solemn Simulacrum, Baleful Strix and Nevinyrral's Disk.

The cutting of Diabolic Intent freed up enough price to include both Enlightened and Solemn. I don't like cutting an unconditional tutor, but for the cost of two other excellent cards it's worth it. Solemn replaces Everflowing Chalice. Strix replaces Glint-Nest Crane. I hate to cut Crane, but I'm finding Strix to be much better overall with Breya because it's essentially a creature removal spell that is also an artifact that can-trips. Strix has much more utility because it's an artifact, an example being it's interaction with Academy Ruins. Crane's really a one shot deal unless I also have Eldrazi Displacer in play.

I'm really likely the artifact creature support package of: Ethersworn Canonist, Etherium Sculptor, Shimmer Myr, Baleful Strix, Solemn Simulacrum and Phyrexian Metamorph. All these creatures have great interaction with Breya and the rest of the deck's artifact strategies.

Disk replaces Scourglass for now. Scourglass is going through a buyout at TCGPlayer. It was $2 last week and is now pushing $7 and increasing. Disk is less than $1.

Triton on Breya EDH - Suggestions Needed

1 month ago

Been playing around with Breya for a while, and decided to go full-on combo with her. I don't have the budget for cards like Vampiric Tutor, so I'm making do with what I can currently afford.

As far as suggestions go:

  • Cut the Sword of the Meek + Thopter Foundry combo? the cards alone are rather mediocre

  • I know what I want to add in for the land base, so yee :p

  • I feel as though there are some underperformers, such as Baleful Strix. Should I cut them for more draw/redundancy?

Link to the deck below, as always:


The BREEya to My SCREEya

Commander / EDH Triton

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PhotogenicParasympathetic on Breya flicker EDH

1 month ago

Sharuum the Hegemon is good value to blink even if you aren't comboing with her.

Baleful Strix, of course.

I'd also have Conjurer's Closet and Venser, the Sojourner as repeatable blinks.

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