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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
2 months ago
Stuff to consider adding:Pontiff of BlightSuture PriestPristine TalismanBygone BishopHour of RevelationAuthority of the ConsulsMortifyVizkopa GuildmageDrana's EmissaryCliffhaven VampireAyli, Eternal PilgrimBlood Baron of VizkopaVampire NighthawkMavren Fein, Dusk ApostleDark ImpostorAdanto VanguardBishop of the BloodstainedMalakir BloodwitchBloodline NecromancerAnowon, the Ruin SagePatron of the VeinBloodlord of VaasgothVoldaren Pariah FlipButcher of MalakirUrge to FeedDecree of PainUnderworld ConnectionsCostly PlunderChampion of DuskMorbid CuriosityAltar's ReapDusk Legion ZealotDiabolic Tutor
Stuff I'd take out:Basilica ScreecherDauntless AvenHarvester of SoulsSilverblade PaladinTithe DrinkerYosei, the Morning StarConqueror's Galleon FlipHedron ArchiveMagnifying GlassPrismatic LensPuppet StringsSword of the ParunsBlessed AllianceOpen the ArmoryCradle of Vitality
I like the idea of a vampire subtheme, it unintentionally works very well with what I feel like you're trying to do, and there's a ton of great support and synergy from the precon and ixalan stuff.
2 months ago
@mean_green_machine, the main reason I run Basilica Screechers over more Mourning Thrulls is for the Extort, which can help get that bit of reach you sometimes need. Another reason is because they don't die to Electrickery and other 1 damage sweepers. Considering the current meta, I think that's pretty important.
Beckon Apparition I've really liked for a few good matchups. Against Reanimator, you shut down their main gameplan. Against Stompy, Aristocrats, or similar decks, Undying creatures lose most of their value. Against Control, key flashback cards get neutered, such as Mystical Teachings or Forbidden Alchemy. Not to mention, the token is a flier and both white and black, so good for Edge of the Divinity.
I've been considering Castigate for a while now, but I'm just running the list as is while the meta is how it is now.
Thanks so much for your feedback and suggestions!! :)
4 months ago
With the recursion theme, I really should add a Burnished Hart.
4 months ago
Like what I am seeing here! Chipping away at opponents, going for the bit more drawn out games, vibes very well with my own playing style :) There's only a couple of things I would change:
I would still add either a few more (mana) artifacts or ways to cheat in some more lands. Mostly, because quite a few of your creatures are expensive to cast. In terms of artifacts, I was thinking Pearl Medallion, Jet Medallion, Worn Powerstone or Thran Dynamo. For some more land cheating, I was thinking about Burnished Hart, Solemn Simulacrum or in case you're feeling saucy, Weathered Wayfarer.
From your description I gather you really like extort. How about adding some more extort stuff then? Helps with chipping away at your opponents, and fuels you with the life you need to use some more of your creatures' /artifacts' special abilities. Some great stuff you could think about: Basilica Screecher, Tithe Drinker, Treasury Thrull or even Pontiff of Blight.
6 months ago
Color Identity in commander looks at the mana cost of the card, the color indicators on both faces of the card, and the mana symbols in the text box(es), but excluding reminder text. Basilica Screecher has not mana symbols in it's text box (outside of the reminder text) and therefore has a color identity of Black.
6 months ago
Basilica Screecher has the extort ability and I simply wonders if I had a mono black commander deck, could i use this one or not,? i all my cards must be of the same color as my commanders identity, but not sure how to count the Extort cost.
9 months ago
Battlegrace Angel possibly not good enough
Bloodbond Vampire for a back up karlov. this is iffy
Chant of Vitu-Ghazi, remember to block then tap for convoke.
Contemplation, combo off!
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
Resplendent Mentor this could be an all star if you go heavy white
Royal Herbalist combat tricks for karlov
Exsanguinate is good
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
Some possible cuts
Sacred Cat dosen't seem strong enough for commander
Orzhov Charm What mode are you adding this for?
11 months ago
Basilica Screecher is a fun early game card for this kind of deck.