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Basilica Screecher Discussion
2 weeks 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.
2 weeks 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.
3 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?
5 months ago
Basilica Screecher is a fun early game card for this kind of deck.
6 months ago
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.
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!
6 months ago
7 months ago
A couple things:
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.
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.
(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!!
9 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.