Basilisk Collar


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2017 Edition Rare
Worldwake Rare

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Basilisk Collar


Equipped creature has deathtouch and lifelink.


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Basilisk Collar Discussion

Liquidbeaver on Ib Halfheart, Goblin Sac-tician [PRIMER]

5 days ago

freakingShane: Haha, thanks a lot man! I looked at your primer quite a bit when I was trying to figure out the right balance of ETB and other damage I wanted for this deck.

Opifex & squirlfood: I hadn't seen that rule before, and it complete changes what I thought about how equipment works. Now that you mention it, it would have to still apply Deathtouch and Lifelink, otherwise spells like Fling and Brion Stoutarm wouldn't work correctly either.

I looked up the rules about Deathtouch specifically, and found this one also:

702.2d The deathtouch rules function no matter what zone an object with deathtouch deals damage from.

I am gonna look more to make sure, but I really hope it all actually works. Basilisk Collar was one of my most wanted additions in a long time, and I was disappointed when I thought it didn't work.

Great catch guys!

Opifex on Ib Halfheart, Goblin Sac-tician [PRIMER]

5 days ago

Basilisk Collar 702.2e If an object changes zones before an effect causes it to deal damage, its last known information is used to determine whether it had deathtouch.

So it had deathtouch on the battlefield.

Arian_the_Fox on Royal Knights [Mono Aggro Tribal]

5 days ago

Sideboard ideas:Mark of Asylum for anti red burn. Dawn Charm for utility. Rest in Peace for anti dredge, goyf, living end, delver. Basilisk Collar helps mitigate burn and aggro opponents and is great with all your first strikers. Mana Tithe because "No one expects the Spanish Inquisition!"

Arian_the_Fox on Turn 2 9/9 Flying Trample, Turn 3 Win

6 days ago

Basilisk Collar helps against burn and mitigates life loss.

Arian_the_Fox on Ancient Indomitable Eldrazi

6 days ago

Endbringer combos with Basilisk Collar but more importantly he can actually stop Emrakul, the Aeons Torn because he prevents it from attacking & that saves you from the annihilator 6.

Flagellum on Mizzix Aggro Spellslinger

6 days ago

I've been a bit indecisive as of late. I've been toying around with Izzet colors trying to make a spellslinger/aggro varient work. Basically all my creatures either help cast, depend on, pump themselves, or get buffed by instant and sorceries whether they are cast like with Prowess-esque abilities.

My initial thought was with Tibor and Lumia using cantrips and drawing into more and more cards. Cantrips by themselves are necessarily the greatest and with T&L can make ground creatures a no go (especially with Basilisk Collar). But it became more about T&L then anything else.

So my current idea is with Mizzix of the Izmagnus even though she paints herself a big target. I've ran her as pure combo with no creatures and didn't care for it. She can make bigger draw spells cheaper, and with cheap enough Buyback spells really pump up Wee Dragonauts and co. She makes extra combat costs more feasible as well like World at War or Relentless Assault. Can also cheapen other combat tricks. I could still run the Lighting Bolt combo as back up.

So this leads me to my question: Do you think this would be viable? It obviously won't be tier one. Any suggestions or advice would be appreciated.

SteelSentry on Auriella, The Warleader

1 week ago

This is a good start, but I would add in some of the staples. Boros is one of the hardest color combinations in EDH, so it benefits the most from staple color cards. Swords to Plowshares/Path to Exile, either of the boots, Sunforger, and Disenchant effects (Forsake the Worldly, Return to Dust and Vandalblast are very good). Assemble the Legion is a good card that can accumulate value.

Some of your cards are really low-impact, or don't fit your strategy. Akroan Hoplite isn't good in a non-token deck, and especially since they don't have evasion. Azorius Arrester is pretty bad without flicker effects. Lifelink is probably worse than an equipment that costs more but would stick around, like Basilisk Collar.

Boros is notorious for not having a lot of card draw or mana production, I would try to add more in (at least 7-8 pieces each, including things that overlap like Hedron Archive).

With your commander giving you extra combats, I would consider Neheb, the Eternal, he has the potential to make a lot of red mana.

On to Victory is my Boros commander deck headed by Iroas, God of Victory, feel free to check it out

Swible on spooky life ghost

1 week ago

Diabolic tutor -> Toxic Deluge

Underworld connections -> Phyrexian Arena

Executioner's swing -> Disenchant

Seraph sanctuary -> Rogue's Passage

Kingpin's pet -> Unquestioned Authority

Chalice of life -> Whispersilk Cloak

Thrull parasite -> Basilisk Collar (I have one)

Strionic resonator -> Illusionist's Bracers

Grind//dust -> Whip of Erebos

Trespasser's curse -> Felidar Umbra

Lone rider -> Exsanguinate

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