Basandra, Battle Seraph


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
MTGO Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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

jconeil1988 on Aurelia's Jitte and Helm

1 week ago

multimedia you keep telling me to cut creatures I like @[email protected]

Poor Basandra, Battle Seraph . And I'd hate to drop the beautiful artwork I have in Firemane Avenger .

With the adding of the Swords of X and Y (This deck is going to make me broke), I'm having more and more of an urge to reintroduce Puresteel Paladin into the deck and maybe Danitha Capashen, Paragon and Leonin Shikari .

It's a good thing you've found 13 cards that make sense that my liking of the cards has blinded me to.

P.S. Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer and Weapons Trainer still want back in :P

P.S.S. Took Grand Abolisher out of my Angel deck for this one.

multimedia on Aurelia's Jitte and Helm

1 week ago

Hey, you've added lots of good cards since the last time I commented on your deck at the beginning of this month. Nice job streamlining and narrowing down your strategies. Looks like you cut Jor Kadeen, good job fighting the urge :)

The 10+ cards to consider cutting:

Lots of redundancy is something you don't have deck space for in your deck therefore I would start with cutting cards that are redundant. Basandra and Flail are less needed since you've added Abolisher. When you have such little deck space for a Sunforger package of instants Stance doesn't do enough, Boros Charm and Plowshares are better options. Sword of BnM is the least good Sword since opponents have 100 card libraries and graveyards are a huge resource for most Commander decks. Crusader and Paladin are similar and I think Paladin is better because of soulbound, he can pair with Aureila and double strike Aurelia is good.

Aurelia EoJ, Reckoner, Figure, Avenger and Tajic are fine creatures, but that's all they are. There's nothing really special for your strategies here about these cards. In a game you would be better off drawing and playing other cards. Liege has a nice repeatable ability, but I don't think you need it and it's lackluster for a five drop.

jconeil1988 on 10 Cards TOO Many

1 week ago

I can see the point on Basandra, Battle Seraph , even though she's smexy. Same for Chance for Glory , I've actually taken other double combat enablers out. Angel's Grace was more of a security blanket rather than for the combo. Something I could consider taking out. Skullclamp is interesting. I see 4 creatures it could kill as well as three cards that create 1/1 tokens. Is that enough to reliably gain the advantage? I'm not sure, Noted to take out. Tajic, Legion's Edge was put in more for the static effect rather than mentor. Not sure how prevalent non combat damage is though. Oblation can target my permanents as well as opponents. Do I have enough card draw?

Joe_Ken_, thanks for these to think about.

Joe_Ken_ on 10 Cards TOO Many

1 week ago

Honestly Basandra, Battle Seraph isn’t too good since people will just play their spells before your combat step.

The Chance for Glory and Angel's Grace combo takes too many pieces to reliably pull off and doesn’t provide that much advantage that Aurelia the Warleader won’t already give with the addition combat steps.

You don’t have all that many creatures that Skullclamp will reliably kill, people will just avoid the creature it is equipped to unless it is too valuable.

Tajic, Legion's Edge honestly mentor isnt that great of an ability in commander when it takes some time to get the ball rolling. New Aurellia is fine since it has flying and is a decent angel.

Oblation isn’t too great since it gives your opponent card advantage for just getting rid of one permanent.

Here is my Aurellia deck for comparison. Aurelia's Angelic crusade

antipopes on Angels

1 month ago

This deck's average CMC is very high. You're for sure going to need more ramp, which for Boros mostly means mana rocks. I'd recommend Boros Signet , Fellwar Stone , Mind Stone , Star Compass , and Boros Locket . Some cards you could consider cutting are Basandra, Battle Seraph , who shuts down all of your combat tricks, Light of the Legion , whose mentor ability is almost totally irrelevant, and Victory's Herald , who gives flying to a bunch of creatures that have already got it. You should also try to go up to closer to 37 lands with this curve.

xaarvaxus on Attractive Ass Kicking Women deck

3 months 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 ...

4 months 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! :)

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