Bassara Tower Archer


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Journey into Nyx (JOU) Uncommon

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Bassara Tower Archer

Creature — Human Archer

Hexproof, reach

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Bassara Tower Archer Discussion

Maaagic on Devoted Greenies

1 month ago

Skylasher might be a good replacement for Bassara Tower Archer. Also Rhonas the Indomitable is better then Nylea, God of the Hunt for Collected Company. If you are really concerned about strait up hexproof on your creatures then Vines of Vastwood or Blossoming Defense can be a universal protector.

Also, not a single Scavenging Ooze in the whole 75? Or Dismember? These are very good hate cards and Scavenging Ooze can be hit by Collected Company. And speaking of hate cards for the sideboard, Kitchen Finks is good for your deck as it wrecks aggro and can be hit by Collected Company.

I have a lot of experience with mono green aggro in modern so if you want to talk some more I would be happy to! Here is my decklist (although a bit more traditional):

Nitropotent on Green Bogles (Budget Modern)

3 months ago

I would change Bassara Tower Archer for a playset of Strangleroot Geist. Strangleroot Geist is a great card for any mono green stompy decks. 2 green mana for a 2/1 with Haste and Undying. Strangleroot Geist can attack early and deal 1/10 of an opponent's starting life total. I would also change Wreath of Geists and 2 Beastmaster's Magemark for 3 Kalonian Tusker. Kalonian Tusk is like the same situation as Strangleroot Geist minus the abilities and it's a 3/3 for 2 mana.

PickleNutz on Golgari Mandem

8 months ago

Well, first, you will probably never under any circumstance be able to cast something like Garruk, Apex Predator in Modern. Its just way to heavy of a creature if youre not using a lot of ramp.

Next, you should have at least seven strong removal cards in the deck. Fatal Push, Abrupt Decay, Walk the Plank, etc. youll want them to be mostly 2 or less CMC, most Modern games are won between turns 4 and 7. Occasionally youll see turbo fog decks or extreme control decks that can develop later, but those are rare. Tragic Slip is actually a pretty good card, but you need sacrifice fodder of enough removal to pair with it to get the upper end of the cards utility.

You need a solid win condition. I suggest cards like Lotleth Troll, Varolz, the Scar-Striped, Death's Shadow, Silhana Ledgewalker, and Bassara Tower Archer if you want to do counters. I have had a lot of success with a deck structured around those cards. You basically throw Deaths Shadow into the graveyard and use Varolz to scavenge 13 counters from him onto Silhana Ledgewalker who is Hexproof and can only be blocked by creatures with flying. Throw a Predator's Strike on top of it and Silhana becomes a 17/17 with Trample too. Its super fast paced and pretty cheap.

Land MATTERS in modern. Like, a whole lot. I understand Fetches are expensive like Verdant Catacombs, but there are budget friendly alternatives. Llanowar Wastes, Blooming Marsh, City of Brass and even Field of Ruin can be used. Any lands that come in tapped will set you behind your opponent 99% of the time.

Diabolic Tutor is a dead turn in Modern that takes up a 4 CMC slot. Its pretty much the worst tutor in the game. Grisly Salvage, Jarad's Orders, and Treasured Find are probably the best toolbox available for Golgari in the tutor department.

Fog will usually stop creatures, but it doesnt stop non-combat damage. So, modern Boros Burn, 8-Rack, Storm, Cheerios, and other decks that deal direct player damage make it pretty much a sideboard card unless you go Abzan and slot in Aegis of the Gods, Leyline of Sanctity, or some other card that prevents direct player damage. I would recommend relying on low cost spells instead of trying to stall the game for big plays later on. Instead, you could try Vines of Vastwood, Heroic Intervention, or something else to prevent damage to your creatures that doesnt cost a lot of mana and can help you win earlier matchups.

If you want to run a planeswalker, Liliana, the Last Hope is a fun one that can keep a good pace for n Modern.

Thats really the best I can offer you, I know its a lot, but Modern Golgari is especially fragile right now. Thats why you almost always see a third color splashed into them.

bradc1988 on Death's Awakening (Primer)

9 months ago

I would have thought Slippery Bogle is almost strictly better than Bassara Tower Archer. I also agree with the previous poster who suggested Rancor over Predator's Strike.

Also don't forget with a splash of Blue you also have access to Invisible Stalker

plusARGON on Budget See the Unwritten

1 year ago

Kalonian Tusker and Bassara Tower Archer are nice two drops i use in my green devotion deck

JoshRigone on G/W hex/ind

1 year ago

I second VraskaTheCursed's suggestions regarding Dragonlord Dromoka and Karametra, God of Harvests - they both seem very slow. Plus, only playing 22 lands means you will find yourself unable to cast them often. By cutting these two creatures you'll also greatly reduce your need for Arbor Elf and thereby allow you to run more hexproof creatures like Bassara Tower Archer or the above mentioned Witchstalker. If you still want to leave a bit of late game power in the deck and budget is less of a concern then Thrun, the Last Troll would be rather welcome in those two spots as well.

Tammy on Budget Bogle Dogle

2 years ago

I like the idea of a budget bogle deck, very nice.

I think what you have so far is good but it might be a bit to focused on the umbras and has a few to many three drops for what is supposed to be a very low to the ground strategy.

Umbra Mystic doesn't do much as the deck has a lot of umbras already, I suggest using Bassara Tower Archer it is a 2 drop with hexproof, and the added advantage of reach built in. you could also use Herald of the Pantheon to make the 3 and 2 drop enchantments more affordable and to get life gain in the process.

DragonsGoddess on Is it possible ?

2 years ago

ok well thanks for the help i also saw an other mechanics that is really interesting

cards like :Bassara Tower ArcherorHeir of the Wilds

a deathtouch/ hexproof deck is it possible ? for local modern plays

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