Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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
New Phyrexia (NPH) Mythic Rare
Promo Set (000) Mythic Rare

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Artifact — Equipment

Living weapon (When this Equipment enters the battlefield, put a 0/0 black Germ creature token onto the battlefield, then attach this to it.)

Equipped creature gets +4/+4 and has vigilance and lifelink.

{3}: Return Batterskull to its owner's hand.

Equip {5}

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Batterskull Discussion

Merlin_Darkrimson_Voidmystic on Loadout Format

5 days ago

There are some points there, but I also don't have the budget for anything bigger than maybe $50, so I'd prefer the format to cut down on the cards that would be expensive, because I don't want to be beat out of a format I built(with help, obviously) immediately simply because I can't afford it.

Also, we will need a partial banlist.

First, Stoneforge Mystic. We cannot allow this in the format. The simple reason is why it was banned from everything except Legacy in the first place. It would immediately rule the format, with Batterskull being only 6 points for the cost of the 1 copy you need to run, and 4 copies of Mystic end up being 12. This would be insane.

Also, 'walkers are super powerful in the decks they are played in. Even the $2 'walkers are powerful in the right situations. In the Poverty tournament I play in, I run 2 Jace, Architect of Thought and 2 Dovin Baan.

Leafbladefighter on Sultai - The Gifts that Keep on Giving

6 days ago

Yeah I mean Batterskull is really good, it’s quite the beating, especially against Aggro decks. I loved when I windmill slammed it against burn. The only problem is you can’t find it with Traverse the Uvenwald, if you don’t have a gifts. I’ll try Ishkanah and see how that does in the same slot.

SynergyBuild on G/W Valuetown

2 weeks ago

I may be in the minority, but I don't think Stoneforge Mystic will be unbanned, but if it was, I think it deserves a spot, honestly it only needs a 2x of Batterskull, a Sword of Fire and Ice, and a Sword of Feast and Famine for maximum value, but only two of those would be needed to have it be fine.

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on [Community Discussion]: Modern Chat

3 weeks ago

So, what are people's thoughts on the potential for a Stoneforge Mystic unbanning?

Personally, I don't think SFM would be too powerful for modern. I think the decks which are vulnerable to a turn 3 Batterskull (Burn is the biggest that comes to mind) have enough ways to kill SFM before they untap with it. Subsequently, I think a turn 5 hardcast batterskull is too late. I think that the grindy decks (Jund, Pyromancer) have enough ways to kill artifacts that SFM will not just win the game. In those matchups I think SFM would be powerful, but not broken. Other decks I don't think care (Hollow One, Affinity, Valakut decks) because what they do is simply more powerful and relevant than Batterskull or Sword of Fire and Ice.

That isn't to say that SFM wouldn't be good. I still think it would see a lot of play. However, I don't think it's too powerful for modern.

I do believe that an SFM unabnning would introduce new decks into the format. D&T could become good, or perhaps a Naya Zoo deck could be really powerful. Abzan midrange might come back. Mardu Pyromancer would definitely get a lot better. I'd also expect a lot of UW control decks using SFM. I think it would slow modern down, which is something I think the format needs. Right now it's feeling a little to close to standard with stupid proactive creature decks running everywhere cough humans cough.

Please don't tell me I'm wrong by saying 'It's a staple in Legacy' or 'It's free card advantage because even if they kill it it's still a 2-for-1'. Jace was unbanned and didn't rip the format in half. Those excuses don't hold much weight.

What kind of decks decks would you expect to see if SFM was unbanned? I'd actually really appreciate decklist ideas to test with, if it's not too much trouble. Especially if you think you can break SFM. I'd love to see how.

One last disclaimer, before I get angry responses. I understand that breaking a card usually takes weeks of thousands of players trying the card out. It can still be broken even if nobody here can make too powerful of a deck for it. I will not say 'well if you think it's so powerful then why don't you show me with a decklist'. I know why that isn't a reasonable expectation.

Hunson_Abadeer on DoC and PO

1 month ago

Sick list mang!

I definitely think some lifegain would help out a lot. Things such as Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet works well with Bloodghast, Batterskull is just solid. For lower mana life gain Gifted Aetherborn is good.

Bitterblossom could help in grindy match ups. It could work similarly to Lingering Souls.

zenozia on Odric's Armoury

1 month ago

hi really like your list! but I feel that you rely on the wrong keyword you see in most of the case having flying double strike haste is far better then first strike and vigilence also hexproof is really not that good because it doesnt give it during main phase 1 same thing for indestructible

creature: Skyhunter Skirmisher, Aven Sunstriker Balan, Wandering Knight, Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite not sure about this one but it's such a cool card! Akroma, Angel of Wrath and Zetalpa, Primal Dawn if your local meta is slow enough this are the cards

artifact: Quietus Spike, Hammer of Nazahn,

instant: Disenchant

sorcery: Hour of Revelation Wrath of God I know it's pretty weird but I feel that you can try to make your creature indestructible and blow thing up. Add them if you want it's more a play style choice then the other card. Revoke Existence

land: Command Beacon

list of thing to cut in my oppinion: Archetype of Courage, Elite Inquisitor, Batterskull, Ring of Thune, Unexpectedly Absent, Darksteel Mutation, Oblivion Ring, Captain of the Watch, Knight of Grace, Precinct Captain, Brimaz, King of Oreskos, Decree of Justice, Leonin Shikari

if you have any question for the cut or why certain card are on the list just ask me :)

Hunson_Abadeer on Sultai goodstuff *UPDATED*

1 month ago

ribann hey man thanks for testing my deck out! I love to see interest like that!

What exactly did you go up against and how did specific match ups go?

And I was thinking Kalitas might not be enough by himself. Collective Brutality has a small amount of lifegain but not a lot.

I have considered Pulse of Murasa as it does more than just gain life; however, Batterskull seems great too. The vigilance is fantastic.

If you have anymore suggestions or if you play this list and make some cuts to throw in other cards please let me know!

Once again: thank you!

ribann on Sultai goodstuff *UPDATED*

1 month ago

I should say more specifically that this deck needs some more lifegain than Kalitas to keep it going, like Batterskull.

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