Basilica Screecher

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander 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

Flying Extort (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

Ruffigan on Corpse In The Closet |Corpse Augur Combo PDH|

1 week ago

Abnormal Endurance, Shade's Form, Supernatural Stamina, Unhallowed Pact and Undying Evil would all save you mana getting your commander back in play. You might also consider Basilica Screecher and Syndicate Enforcer since you need life gain. Soldevi Adnate could be a good mana and sac source.

Also, there are many different combos you can play in PDH, Ghostly Flicker combos just have the most consistency and least number of pieces.

Cereal_Killer on Golgari Flyers

1 month ago

Seems a nice deck, but I'd make some suggestions:

First of all I'd add Fatal Push. It's very usefull when you want to remove an annoying opponent's creature. Probably I'd put it instead of Reaper from the Abyss, since it's true that the reaper is a creature that does good things, but it costs really much.

I don't really like Bone Picker and Savra, Queen of the Golgari since you don't have so many chances to cast the picker in the first turns and you don't sacrifice creatures, which makes the queen useless

Cards you could consider are: Bitterblossom, Basilica Screecher, Beckon Apparition, Daggerdrome Imp, Gurmag Swiftwing, Kitesail Freebooter, Inquisition of Kozilek, Thoughtseize, Ravenous Chupacabra

I understand why Awaken the Bear and Unnatural Predation are there (you want trample creatures). But aren't better Rancor, Vines of Vastwood or Predator's Strike?

Last thing: I'd add more Overgrown Tomb (raising it up to 3x) and 4x of Verdant Catacombs

kingofcramers on epicure of blood life gain pauper

4 months ago

this is coming along nicely, I especially like the addition of Survival Cache even if I'm not sure how good it is and Basilica Screecher for that repeated life gain. I think you need a bit more removal though, rn it's pretty clunky with only Pestilence and Recumbent Bliss. I would cut Sylvok Lifestaff for those spots

Aenderan on Nightsky Aggro

9 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

11 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

11 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 ...

1 year 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.

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