Basilica Screecher

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Gatecrash (GTC) 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

Aenderan on Nightsky Aggro

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!! :)

bem77 on Ayli Shutdown the Board

4 months ago

With the recursion theme, I really should add a Burnished Hart.

I really do like extort. I think Basilica Screecher and/or Tithe Drinker could fit into this deck at their mana cost. Just not sure what to pull for them.

NV_1980 on Ayli Shutdown the Board

4 months ago

Hi bem77,

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:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

Happy gaming!

Neotrup on is Basilica Screechers ability counted ...

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.

Sismir on is Basilica Screechers ability counted ...

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.

hoardofnotions on Budget Karl B/W lifegain EDH

9 months 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

11 months ago

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

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