Basilisk Collar


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Worldwake Rare

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Basilisk Collar


Equipped creature has deathtouch and lifelink.

Equip 2

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Basilisk Collar Discussion

BrandonJamesCAC on B/W midrange Deck

2 days ago

You have space for sure.

Cut one of the Inquisitions throw in something else to fetch for.

Basilisk Collar

Lightning Greaves

Sword of Fire and Ice

BrandonJamesCAC on B/W midrange Deck

2 days ago

You have space for sure.

Cut one of the Inquisitions throw in something else to fetch for.

Basilisk Collar

Lightning Greaves

Sword of Fire and Ice

EternalBrewmaster on The Surge King

2 days ago

I would second the comments that have already been made for creatures to remove. I would also suggest adding a bunch more enchantments in to give you a more stable and resilient board presence; that's why I have so many enchantress decks, because they are the permanent type that sticks around the longest. You can play ones that will ramp you a lot and help you replay Ruric after he keeps getting killed or even just the first time. Also, add in lifelink equipment so you gain a good buffer from Ruric and cancel his ability out for you. They give the added bonus of making his mandatory swing an upside. Lastly, play Dolmen Gate and Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx.

Ramp enchantments:


TheMadRocketeer on Ruric Thar, May I?

3 days ago

libraryjoy, I like your thoughts here. In the special case of this deck, though, I'm not running any spells that target, so Dense Foliage ends up being a relatively cheap one-sided handicap for my opponent's game. Since this isn't true Shroud, my creatures' abilities will still target and work just fine, leaving me unaffected. Read on for another reason I like it in here so much. Archetype of Endurance is a great creature, and I have a couple of big-green decks I'd like to run him in, but he's a bit above the mana curve for this one. Also, if I play this effect, I'd far rather play it before the title character arrives to make me pay 6 life for it.

Basilisk Collar is good enough to pay its price for 1 or 2 of; I just haven't done so yet. Loxodon Warhammer looks good too, and the trample looks especially nice. That's going in my Maybeboard. Either would allow me to drop it before Ruric Thar, the Unbowed, if drawn early and thereby benefit. I like this deck as a concept deck of nearly all creatures, though, so I really won't often need the lifelink as an offset to the big ogre's 6 damage penalty for non-creatures. Lifelink could still be useful against aggro decks early on, but I can get that by swapping in 2-3 cost creatures that have that ability natively with less risk and staying closer to my theme.

I like Signal the Clans, though it's another non-creature. That one makes the Maybeboard as well. As for the Fierce Empaths, I already have 3 and would gladly pay the going price for 1 more. If Ruric's already on the field, I'm likely to be happy with any of my big beasties. If he's not out yet (or in my hand), I want Ruric. He's more than one of my beaters; he's my theme and my main way of interfering with my opponents' game plans. Dense Foliage turns out to be a real champion here too, from the other side of the coin. It leeps the opponent from targeting my creatures, but it prevents all sorts of nice buffs the opponent wants to use on his/her own stuff as well.

libraryjoy on Ruric Thar, May I?

3 days ago

Rather than Dense Foliage, which gives your opponents' creatures shroud, too, you might consider something to give your creature hexproof, like Canopy Cover or Archetype of Endurance. If Basilisk Collar is out of your price range, something like Loxodon Warhammer might also work. Also, even with your ramp, you probably want to be running at least 1 more land. As for a search, instead of Fierce Empath, what about Signal the Clans if you need budget. Empath is better if Ruric's on the field, but the clans is less expensive. There's an element of randomness, but I usually get something I really like.

I'll work on some ideas for the ramp package later this evening....

UnleashedHavok on Alesha Budget EDH

3 days ago

Hey there tatchison. I like your Alesha deck! She is my main squeeze. So I was wondering how your deck does with mana ramp and creature removal. If you are hurting in those areas, I have a few suggestions.

For removal, I like the fact that you have Fiend Hunter in here. The fact that you can abuse his wording for repeated exile of your opponents creatures is fantastic. If you like him, you can also use Faceless Butcher in the exact same way. Another creature that is great with Alesha is Stingscourger. I am a huge fan of creatures with echo in this build since they kindly kill themselves for reanimation purposes.

For a little bit of ramp, I know they are a little off budget but Sword of the Animist and Solemn Simulacrum are great with her as well. Anything to give Alesha a small little pump is totally worth it.

Two other things. In addition to a little pump, I have added Gorgon's Head to my build in place of Basilisk Collar till I can get one and I love it. I may decide to keep both in, I'm not sure yet. And I don't know what your feelings are on land destruction/theft, but I like Avalanche Riders and Herald of Leshrac to mess with my opponents

Ajuntoson on Odric's Offensive

4 days ago

Basilisk Collar and Quietus Spike would be a very good idea, as it provides one of the most devastating keywords (in my opinion) to all your creatures.

celsha on Kari Zev

6 days ago

Caged Sun cus mana and +1/+1 is pretty good

Ruby Medallion

The More Monkeys Route

Sundial of the Infinite = more monkeys

Mirror Gallery = MORE MONKEYS

You know how you get MORE monkeys than that? more combat phases!!

Aggravated Assault

Sword of Feast and Famine

Seize the Day

World at War

Fury of the Horde

ETB effects

Okay okay maybe for some reason you don't want 50 Ragavans and you are focusing on ETB effects...then WHERE IS YOUR Panharmonicon??? IS BRAGO STILL USING IT FOR SOME REASON?!?!?

Impact Tremors is good but I like me some Warstorm Surge

You know what makes a lot of ETB effects? You are playing mono-red Krenko, Mob Boss

He's called the boss for a reason, you are going to have to make some little guys for him

Hordeling Outburst, Goblin Rally, Mogg War Marshal, Beetleback Chief, Siege-Gang Commander, Krenko's Command, Dragon Fodder


I can tell that you are playing voltron so you might want to consider Godo, Bandit Warlord even though you dont have any other Bushido Warriors

Argentum Armor

Basilisk Collar

Champion's Helm

Loxodon Warhammer

Inquisitor's Flail

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