Basandra, Battle Seraph


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
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology (CM1) Rare
Vintage Masters (VMA) Rare
Conspiracy (CNS) Rare
MTG: Commander (CMD) Rare

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Basandra, Battle Seraph

Legendary Creature — Angel


Players can't cast spells during combat.

{R}: Target creature attacks this turn if able.

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Basandra, Battle Seraph Discussion

xaarvaxus on Attractive Ass Kicking Women deck

2 weeks ago

Basandra, Battle Seraph, original Terese Nielsen art version of Eternal Witness, Sisters of Stone Death, Elvish Ranger [again, Terese Nielsen version from Alliances not what is showing up on mouse over]

You could probably do a whole deck on theme using just her art.

BMHKain on The Rule of Law/Arcane Lab ...

1 month ago

@bushido_man96: It is a huge debate about Boros' Place in cEDH. From the link here:

Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

Commander / EDH* thegigibeast

SCORE: 1334 | 8258 COMMENTS | 1475292 VIEWS | IN 797 FOLDERS

you can tell they are Tier 4 AT MOST. & yet, has Stax. Eldrazi Displacer, Counterspells like Red Elemental Blast & even Illumination, Sunforger Packages w/ a myriad of great / Instants at most at

(Stupid Tier 4 though... I want the T4 Boros CMDRs to be promoted to Tier 3; at least Depala, Pilot Exemplar, Gisela, Blade of Goldnight, Tajic, Legion's Edge, Basandra, Battle Seraph, Akiri, Line-Slinger/Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder, Iroas, God of Victory, Firesong and Sunspeaker, Brion Stoutarm, & Aurelia, the Warleader could all count...)

Bottom line: Yes; it does exist. But Boros's potential is so untapped, I'll just lend a link: (Copypaste this if you want.)

There are cards in MTG nobody knows of that could help Boros. The usual CMC for the whole deck is ~<2. I wonder if this is possible since Boros likes CMC3 stuff to a degree. I'll find some CMC<2 stuff though... Hope this helps! :)

landofMordor on Soldier of Fortune, Boros' Final Stand

3 months ago

If you're seriously gunning for Tier 2 cEDH, you will have to compete with infinite combos, stax, etc. Listen to CommandZone's "Breaking Boros" episode to get the lowdown, but in short, you would have to cut everything but the 60 most cutthroat cards: MLD, stax, infinite Concerted Effort, no protection, no Browbeat, no damage doubling, nothing but the best Sunforger cards, no Meld or bounce or extra turns. None of those are fast enough if Prossh or Narset is just going to kill you dead on Turn 4-5. Personally, I think competitive Boros sounds about as fun as playing Galaga in a full-body cast, since you don't have the liberty to put fun cards in. I do not advise building such a risky (not to mention very expensive) deck if you're just trying to prove a point, because there are no guarantees that you'd ever win or even have fun playing it.

Of course, I don't mean to presume -- for all I know, you could be a 10-year veteran of cEDH who plays pro Modern when s/he gets bored, but at that point I'd have you ask you for help (;

On the other hand...making a Boros deck that does things besides attack could be pretty interesting. Flameshadow Conjuring, Eldrazi Displacer, and Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker could be the core of an interesting Flicker deck. When I'm thinking about a theme like this, I divide my cards into enablers and payoffs. The payoffs here would be the typical W suspects like Fiend Hunter, but also Warstorm Surge, Bogardan Hellkite, Flametongue Kavu, and Dualcaster Mage. That's the direction I'd lean if you just wanted to do something creative and offbeat for a more casual or budget playgroup, or for random strangers at FNM. Or I'd make Firesong and Sunspeaker, or Brion Stoutarm, or Basandra, Battle Seraph.

Finally, to your question: both those are terrible competitively. But if you're just trying to make friends and have fun, they're great! Just depends on your goal. How competitive is your playgroup?

No, you need 3 themes, max. Once that core of the deck is good, you can experiment. But you've gotta cut it down, first. Tough love (: if it hurts to lose all your Scryfall work, copy/paste these cards into a private decklist, then start fresh. But stick to 3 themes for now(;

Feel free to hmu once you get it narrowed down a little more!

Gleeock on Gorgeous Girls Deck

5 months ago

Good grief! I forgot Basandra, Battle Seraph -- that is way up there on the gorgeous scale.... really searching angels yields good results

skyburial on Primal Calamity King!

8 months ago

In addition to all the aforementioned, I recommend Regal Behemoth for card draw, Craterhoof Behemoth and Pathbreaker Ibex since you're going wide. In multicolored, Spellbreaker Behemoth keeps your boy safe on the stack, and while we're discussing behemoths that break, Spearbreaker Behemoth makes any of your fatties that much more frightening.

I like Basandra, Battle Seraph in this deck because she can open up the battlefield for your creatures to get in.

So yeah, Naya. Behemoths. The classics.

Suns_Champion on Pieguy396

9 months ago

I will! Don't feel like you need to hold it up for me :)

I hesitate to pick one up now because I just played a game with Settle the Wreckage in hand but got locked out by an enemy Basandra, Battle Seraph. Feels bad man.

Spirit_Logan on scotchtapedsleeve's Knowledge Pool

10 months ago

Master of Cruelties is an auto-include in Kaalia. That's a turn 5 kill WITHOUT mana rocks.

also Basandra, Battle Seraph could be fun

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