Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander 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
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

Chasmolinker on The Speed of Darkness/// Mono-Black Midrange

1 day ago

I guess Wurmcoil Engine could work if you want to focus more on late game wins. It seems like a win-more card to me though.

Batterskull lets whatever you put it on swing and defend while gaining life and causing tough decisions by your opponent. If you swing with a 9/9 Obliterator with Vigilance and Lifelink, it just seems like an auto win if un-answered. They either block it and sac permanents, or take it and you have 9 more life plus it can still block.

saturn999 on The Speed of Darkness/// Mono-Black Midrange

1 day ago

retropman I think she'd be great in this deck. I have yet to get any copies of her however. I'd probably do a 2/2 split for the lilianas. They both put in work but last hope seems like it would do much better. What do you think?

Chasmolinker the lands were in here in the first version of the build but I took them out and use them mainly for devotion. Batterskull seems great for a mid to late game draw. I had Wurmcoil Engine as a finisher but don't know if i'm going to pull the trigger and get it. Thoughts?

captainamerica on Zurgo Helsmasher

4 days ago

Gingerninja123 Why is it in the description rather than the deckbuilder? putting it in the deckbuilder section would allow me to visualize all of the cards. That would allow me to better help you develop this deck. I really like Batterskull in a deck like this.

CaptSillva on Glissa, the traitor

5 days ago

These are a few cards you could consider Hangarback Walker, Retrofitter Foundry, Skullclamp, Batterskull, Sword of Vengeance, Commander's Sphere, Expedition Map, Underhanded Designs, Price of Fame, Curtains' Call, and Go for the Throat.

Perhaps you could also try out these three Throne of Empires, Scepter of Empires, and Crown of Empires. I don't how good these would really be since I've never actually seen anyone try to assemble them, but there is part of the charm. I think this commander could pull it off. She has the recursion so you don't need to worry about losing them early and since she is Black, it lets you run more than enough tutors to go get them.

CaptSillva on CLEGANEBOWL: Haakon & Korlash

5 days ago

Phyrexian Crusader is just generally a really powerful creature. First Strike + Infect and two protections make him really hard to deal with. Also for course he brings an alternate win con. He is a bit on the weaker side in this deck, but adjustments could always be made with the equipment package. Batterskull and Hatred both work great with him.

Josu is also just a generally good card. A 4/5 Menace for 4 isn't super intimidating, but it isn't an awful baseline, and it pays off in the late game. This is Mono-Black commander so mana is rarely an issue. You even run most of the Mana doubling cards, but could even easily fit in a few more like Liliana of the Dark Realms. Not a super powerful Planewalker, but that is kind of the point. Players are typically less threatened by her allowing you to get far more value off of her than you should.

Whip is more of a life gain engine than a reanimation card. Blanket Lifelink is just so powerful so much so that I don't think it is wrong to run it when you have no intention to activate it. Of course Black is not without other good ways to gain life, but Whip is a very strong option when you have strong ETB triggers to go along with it, and you do. You may not want to Exile your guys, but sometimes tempo is more important than value.

Your not wrong about running too many Tutors and generally two is enough, but your deck leans heavily on getting very specific cards just to function properly. Many of which are fragile to removal and graveyard hate. So having more ways to get the cards you need can be fairly useful.

Though maybe Beseech isn't the right Tutor, perhaps something else that offers more flexibility and late game value like Sidisi, Undead Vizier.

SynergyBuild on $15 White Bounce (Modern)

6 days ago

Considering a single copy of Batterskull costs well over the cost of the entire deck, Sword of Fire and Ice costing about 4x the cost of the entire deck, Helm of the Host, Blackblade Reforged, and Deathrender costing more than any individual card in the list, I think I will pass.

Apologies, I don't own this deck IRL, it is to show that others can make a really budget deck that functions well.

Stormfront Riders also costs more in game than any card I run, but It is really cool!

Ratgut on $15 White Bounce (Modern)

1 week ago

Personally I would put some more equipments to put more variety on that front. Maby 2-2, or even 1-1-1-1

I'm thinking equipments like Batterskull, Blackblade Reforged, Deathrender can trigger some hilarious combo-ing, same goes for Helm of the Host but it might be a bit underrated for the rest, Sword of Fire and Ice and Worldslayer. I'm not what the prices of all these are tho, but some might stretch the 15 bucks more than a bit...

For the rest, I really like what you've done with the deck. It's simple, effecient, and covers almost every base more than once.

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