Basandra, Battle Seraph

Legality

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

Flying

Players can't cast spells during combat.

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

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Basandra, Battle Seraph Discussion

landofMordor on Soldier of Fortune, Boros' Final Stand

1 month 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 combos...no 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

3 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!

6 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

7 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

8 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

cdkime on

8 months ago

Soul Link, Spirit Link, and Vampiric Link are unusual cards that you might find helpful. You can throw these auras on an enemy creature and be the recipient of the lifegain the aura grants. This effectively provides you immunity from that creature's damage, as you would gain as much life as you would lose.

Near-Death Experience is a possible win condition alongside Worship

It might be useful to add Paradox Engine and Isochron Scepter alongside fogs (Darkness, Holy Day, Pollen Lullaby). This will give allow you to gain immunity each turn, as well as use your mana rocks to infinitely activate cards such as Basandra, Battle Seraph. Angel's Grace could be a fun one to use, particularly alongside Near-Death Experience.

DrukenReaps on Help with Forced Attack Deck

9 months ago

So after all that thinking maybe it would be better to go mono red with Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs as your commander. He gets you what you want to do and keeps things simple so the deck works. Basandra, Battle Seraph if you really want more colors I suppose. Just a thought, sometimes less colors makes for a much better deck.

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