Creature — Spirit

, : Banshee deals half X damage, rounded down, to target creature or player, and half X damage, rounded up, to you.

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Set Rarity
Masters Edition III (ME3) Uncommon
Chronicles (CHR) Uncommon
The Dark (DRK) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Banshee Discussion

Whirlwind_2100 on Avacyn: Hope Eternal

4 months ago

you can't run Banshee

LittleBlueHero on

11 months ago

Cyclopean Mummy , Creepy Doll , Cemetery Gate , Black Carriage , Creepy Doll , Carrion Crow , Bloodline Keeper  Flip, Headstone , Night Terrors , Haunted Plate Mail , Grimoire of the Dead , Cellar Door , Witch's Familiar , Dread Reaper , Banshee , Profane Memento , Victim of Night .

I have been building and rebuilding a mono black Halloween deck for a few years. I can never decide on which cards to keep and which to cut, wether or not it needs a secondary theme (discard, zombies, etc.) to be a little competitive or just put in anything that fits best and play it for the lolz.

Kudos for making the attempt!

Adamaro on Extreme Budget No-Scoping - M19 Updated!

2 years ago

Zulaport Cutthroat only works for your own creatures though, while Falkenrath Noble works for the creatures you're no scoping. I also believe Cabal Torturer and Banshee were in an earlier version of the deck.

ersatz_olorin on Extreme Budget No-Scoping - M19 Updated!

2 years ago

Crown of Empires, Pacification Array, Tumble Magnet, Zulaport Cutthroat (much better than Falkenrath Noble, Cabal Torturer, Banshee (X=0), and maybe find a way to untap your artifacts so you can do it all again.

PhotogenicParasympathetic on Darth Horobi, Sith Lord

4 years ago


Banshee. Black has much better options for this effect, like Exsanguinate.
Crenellated Wall. Not worth that effect.
Leaden Myr. Creatures that ramp you aren't as good as mana rocks.
Master of the Feast is only good in 60-card formats, because he presents an early 4-turn clock. In EDH, that card draw he gives your opponents will kill you long before he can threaten anyone's life.
Nefashu can only clear out a few of the weakest creatures you'll face, and will be eaten alive by most EDH creatures.
Mogis's Marauder and Orc Sureshot are only good if you're playing a mass resurrection or mass token type deck, since they both require a large number of creatures to enter the same turn they do to get full effect. Cut them.
Rathi Trapper has a mediocre ability at best.

Stay tuned for part two: artifacts.

the.beanpole on Horobi's Death Chimes

4 years ago

There are gobs of great options that have additional utility prior to your general's arrival (some are better than others). It seems like you're looking for non-creature permanents though (which makes sense because then they'd be targetable with Harobi out as well), so I'll keep that in mind. There are the tappers/untappers: Puppet Strings, Thousand-Year Elixir, Ice Floe, Icy Manipulator, and Trip Noose, the damage dealers/preventers: Banshee (can also be a finisher), Oasis, Panacea, Sorin Markov, and Talon of Pain, the P/T modifiers: Unspeakable Symbol, Nefashu, Retreat to Hagra, Belbe's Armor, Necropolis Fiend, Island of Wak-Wak, and other assorted target effects: Shadow Alley Denizen, Shizo, Death's Storehouse, Maze of Ith, Power Matrix, Erratic Portal, and Predator, Flagship. Also worth mentioning is that Endless Whispers combos well with Horobi and repeatable targeting effects.

This deck looks really fun. I'm tempted to make a version of it myself! Also, there are toooons more options that you can find with a quick gatherer search.