Basilica Screecher

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Gatecrash Common

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Basilica Screecher

Creature — Bat

FlyingExtort (Whenever you cast a spell, you may pay W/B. If you do, each opponent loses one life and you gain that much life.)

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Basilica Screecher Discussion

hoardofnotions on Budget Karl B/W lifegain EDH

1 month ago

anything with extort that's at least a little good. Basilica Screecher, Kingpin's Pet, Treasury Thrull, Thrull Parasite or Pontiff of Blight

Battlegrace Angel possibly not good enough

Blood Artist or Falkenrath Noble

Bloodbond Vampire for a back up karlov. this is iffy

Chant of Vitu-Ghazi, remember to block then tap for convoke.

Contemplation, combo off!

Disciple of Griselbrand, or Disciple of Bolas let you convert a big karlov to something else

Honor the Fallen - on theme graveyard hate that's also a combat trick

Mastery of the Unseen this needs a lot of mana to be great, but maybe you'll get some good use out of it. It's kinda iffy though

Patron of the Kitsune and Righteous Cause are VIP's with karlov

Resplendent Mentor this could be an all star if you go heavy white

Royal Herbalist combat tricks for karlov

Soldier of the Pantheon

Suture Priest

Vampiric Rites

Vizkopa Confessor

Wingmate Roc

Exsanguinate is good

Well of Lost Dreams and Alhammarret's Archive are nifty but expensive on the $budget$

Use all the life you gain for benefits, like card draw! Ambition's Cost, Ancient Craving, Graveborn Muse, Night's Whisper, Ob Nixilis Reignited, Phyrexian Arena, Read the Bones, Dark Tutelage, Underworld Connections

or recursion Phyrexian Reclamation

budget cuts might include, Ajani Goldmane, Lightning Greaves (this might be Swiftfoot Boots), Angelic Chorus

Some possible cuts

Rupture Spire, Shimmering Grotto, Transguild Promenade - two color decks don't need to slow down this much for mana fixing

Sacred Cat dosen't seem strong enough for commander

Bond of Agony seems bad, maybe Exsanguinate

Orzhov Charm What mode are you adding this for?

Doom Blade could be Go for the Throat if your meta/budget allows for it

Darksteel Ingot, Orzhov Cluestone, Orzhov Keyrune could be cut for a 2 mana rock, Fellwar Stone, Mind Stone, Star Compass. Maybe one of those

Blind Hunter, Blood Tithe, Agent of Masks, Certain Death don't seem strong enough

WolverineSR_71 on Soul Assassins

3 months ago

Basilica Screecher is a fun early game card for this kind of deck.

talltallabba on

4 months ago

Hey Zeviander,

Not a bad start! You're right, Orzhov is a lot fun to play, but there are a lot of subtleties to the life-gain/slow burn sub-types that when identified, warrant playing very different types of decks.

For example, if you're going to go for a purely slow-burn, you'll want a lot of cards that contribute to that end, and some strong defense/control that allow you to pull that long game off. I also notice you're building on a budget, so I'll keep that in mind. Some cards that come to mind are:

Drana's Emissary Wall of Limbs - Great defense that goes off as a big bomb!Kambal, Consul of Allocation - good deterrent at times. It is legendary, so annoying that you can only have one on the fieldANYTHING with extort, but Tithe Drinker gets a lot of press. Not sure why, I like Basilica Screecher just as much. Obzedat, Ghost Council is too much fun

You can also go orzo-aggro and play a pump creature centered deck around cards like Ajani's Pridemate, Suture Priest, Blood Artist, and of course, Soul Warden. Karlov of the Ghost Council is an exaggerated Ajani's Pridemate, but legendary too. Whip of Erebos works great with these cards 'cause they all get lifelink and can self propel themselves. Divinity of Pride.

Also, you can play cards that grant you alternate win conditions by jacking up your life as either deck main focuses or "plan b"s to the decks above. Check out Felidar Sovereign and Sanguine Bond.

So that's a start! Hope it helps. Check out "soul sister" decks that abuse Soul Warden and other life gain mediums for the win. I'd also be remiss if I didn't politely ask you to review my deck as well (i'm new to this site too :) ) Pumpin' Jack Attack!

DRmagic2017 on Painfully Extorting An Infinite Combo

4 months ago

Hi! I like the idea. Did you think to replace Basilica Screecher with Drana's Emissary and Exquisite Blood with Sanguine Bond?

Pevira on A first deck

5 months ago

A couple things:

  1. Try to get your deck down to 60 cards. Every additional card over 60 needs to be worth it, as it means you aren't drawing what will win you the game.

  2. You have a lot of high-cost, powerful cards. This is good when you have a mana pool to cast them with. But early, you get worked over while trying to get things on the board. Try to refine and get more cards with a 1-3 converted mana cost (CMC) in your deck.

  3. (This was/is the hardest one for me at first. I am still new to making my own decks!) How do you want to win? Pick something and narrow it down. Flooding the board with creatures (usually low-cost with this strategy) and make use of Athreos, God of Passage's ability to return cards to your hand is one.

Another idea is to increase the number of fliers you have. You already have 12 of them, but most are high cost. A couple suggestions: Aerial Responder, Akroan Skyguard, Angelic Gift, Angelic Page, Aven Trailblazer, Basilica Screecher. These are probably not the best suggestions for cards, but just some of a list that have a CMC under 3. Google ideas for a flying deck if you are interested!

If you lower the ratio of high-CMC to low-CMC cards, you can take out a couple lands (maybe about 2-3 of each plains and swamps) and add in other spells.

Hope this all makes sense, it is really late as I write this!!

lagotripha on $25.00 Mono-Black Death Cloud

6 months ago

I build mono black the entire time- not running multiplayer with it often- here is my Mono black deckbuilder's toolbox- its a big list of modern good cards. For multiplayer I'd like something like Delirium Skeins and Waste Not for that big 'I scale based on number of opponents' play, but Endless Whispers speaks to something like a Dark Prophecy as a draw engine and Quest for the Gravelord for a cheap beatstick. Zombie Infestation discard/draw madness with Dark Withering and Asylum Visitor could work well. Elusive Tormentor  Flip could work as a wincon. Mortician Beetle is a little too easy to remove. Tar Fiend/Pawn of Ulamog and some smaller creatures like Rotting Rats/Zulaport Cutthroat/Genesis Chamber/Basilica Screecher could kick butt. Grudge Keeperif you run conspiracy cards. Salvage Slasher Salvage Titan if you want to artifact it up, with Lashwrithe and Witchbane Orb. on a more fun note Treacherous Pit-Dweller. Geier Reach Sanitarium/Sea Gate Wreckage/Blighted Fen on lands.

Black, I feel, is the best placed mono-colour in modern in terms of veratiliy- it has a huge toolbox and a lot of unexpected but viable cards, use it to your advantage, and if in doubt Sign in Blood/Night's Whisper.

DKapitein on ruthless deathfang pauper edh

8 months ago

dear unluckytopdeck

I actually think Basilica Screecher is a pretty nice card in pauper edhits a 2 drop with evasion and a posibility to drain everyone for Byou're probably right that i should get a life (and play more pauper)but if i where you, i would consider looking for a life too, contentless commenting doesnt seem very exciting to mebtw you should try Squadron Hawk in your pauper token deck pleb

Kind regards,the guy that will wreck your ass in pauper

Ocelot44 on Welcome to Value City!

10 months ago

Thrull Parasite could help gain you some life, and Basilica Screecher is almost as good as Storm Crow

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