Basilica Screecher


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper 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

WolverineSR_71 on Soul Assassins

1 month ago

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

talltallabba on Orzhov Bleeder/Control

2 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

2 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

3 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

5 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

6 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!

8 months ago

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

splashcat on LifeDrain

11 months ago

It looks like you have too many creatures for Day of Judgement to work. Spectral Procession is great, but conflicts with Exalted (though the exalted theme doesn't need to be there.) Healing Salve is simply bad. If you remove the Knights of Glory, Knights of Infamy and Sigiled Paladins (Sublime Archangel is bonkers on its own, maybe keep for now?), you can replace all these cards with some Extort cards like Tithe Drinker, more copies of Blind Obedience or Basilica Screecher. A fourth Vampire Nighthawk is also worth running. If you expect the game to go very long, Debt to the Deathless is amazing. And Phyrexian Arena, Underworld Connections and Night's Whisper help you draw a ton of cards using all that extra life.

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