Creature — Basilisk
Deathtouch (Any amount of damage this deals to a creature is enough to destroy it.)
Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, you may have target creature block Turntimber Basilisk this turn if able.
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|Archenemy: Nicol Bolas (E01)||Uncommon|
|Duel Decks: Zendikar vs. Eldrazi (DDP)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Turntimber Basilisk Discussion
1 month ago
5 months ago
Riku is a fun commander and can be built many ways. Generally, you want creatures with useful or powerful enter the battlefield abilities to make token copies of and generate extra ETB triggers and spells that scale up well when copied. Acidic Slime , for example is a fantastic creature for this deck. Using the ability plus the cost of the creature is mana intensive, so some more ramp might be useful. Creature ramp like Wood Elves and Farhaven Elf can be copied once your commander is put and ramp you early while for spell based ramp it is hard to beat Nature's Lore , Cultivate , and Kodama's Reach . Some recursion like Eternal Witness , Regrowth , and Archaeomancer can get key stuff back that has been destroyed and refill your hand as the game goes on. Cuts I would make to make room for some of those things would be Chalice of Life Flip since you are not doing much life gain, and some of the more generic creatures like Beast of Burden , Turntimber Basilisk , and some of the other big beaters. Oh, also, Mulldrifter . Amazing and super extra amazing if copied with Riku.
8 months ago
Interesting Commander choice! Definitely don't see too many Baru decks around. I play mono green as well, though my commander is Titania instead. They do have in common that they use lands to good effect though.
I definitely have some suggestions most of which I'll keep budget as your total deck cost is 100$:
Lands: since you are mono green you can afford to run a few utility lands (but I get that a high forest count is particularly important for you): Myriad Landscape and the various Panorama fetch lands - not quite sure about this suggestion but I imagine it can be strong to crack multiple fetches in the same turn for multiple Baru triggers.
Mass forest ETB triggers: Scapeshift is on the pricey side but damn it would be strong here, Avatar of Growth , Boundless Realms , Collective Voyage , Circuitous Route , Explosive Vegetation , Far Wanderings , Perilous Forays , Traverse the Outlands +++.
Kamahl, Fist of Krosa is both a strong card in here and a flavor win.
8 months ago
cute idea but i think people will get wise to this after a game or 2 and enchantment removal/ Pithing Needle will shut you down.
I'd suggest implementing a Landfall theme to help support a heavy land count:
Grazing Gladehart , Undergrowth Champion , Lotus Cobra , Embodiment of Insight , Baloth Woodcrasher , Avenger of Zendikar , Murasa Ranger , Oran-Rief Hydra , Turntimber Basilisk , Jaddi Offshoot , Territorial Baloth , Snapping Gnarlid , Snapping Creeper , Scythe Leopard , Rampaging Baloths
1 year ago
for your consideration: Tireless Tracker Nissa, Vastwood Seer Flip Nissa, Vital Force Nissa, Worldwaker Explosive Vegetation Seer's Sundial Vivien Reid Yavimaya Elder Rampaging Baloths Baloth Woodcrasher Khalni Heart Expedition Tunneling Geopede Turntimber Basilisk
1 year ago
Without knowing your meta the recommendations I would make for cuts are Illusionist's Bracers (not many worth while activated abilities in your deck), Alpha Authority, Whispersilk Cloak (is spot removal rampant in your meta?), Ooze Garden, Seer's Sundial (you have access to much better draw options really), Turntimber Basilisk, Groundskeeper, Apocalypse Hydra, Traverse the Ulvenwald.
Creatures you play to ramp need to be efficient like Farhaven Elf or even Llanowar Elves instead of say Wild-Field Scarecrow who costs you with no lands in play to show for it or Frontier Guide who costs you before you even get anything out it.
Other creatures you play need to have powerful utility like Terastodon or Bane of Progress or some very good synergy with the commanders strategy like Stalking Vengeance or Garruk's Packleader do. You don't really need removal like Turntimber Basilisk or beaters like Apocalypse Hydra when Boundless Realms would be far more terrifying. Remember, land is not really a dead drop for you as you are likely get a 5/5 elemental token out it so every cut made could be an additional land.
Some possible interesting cards are Sandwurm Convergence (green moat with beat sticks included) and Hour of Promise (ANY TWO LANDS!), Rogue's Passage (make the lands work for you), Kessig Wolf Run (REALLY powerful.
All recommendations are below the $5 mark to try and keep it more budget friendly, anyways I hope this is helpful, also if you could post some information about your meta it could help people make better recommendations.
1 year ago
First, cool deck! I was excited for Tatyova when I first saw it, and this is why. Also, you could try Roil Elemental, it draws a lot of removal but when it sticks it’s crazy. You can also play Seer's Sundial for card draw. In this deck Turntimber Basilisk can wipe out swaths of your opponents board after you cast a good ramp spell. Also, I’m not sure if your aware, but it says this deck has 101 cards, so you can cut one more as well.
1 year ago
Nice looking deck with some interesting cards.
Other than that, a Temple of Plenty could be of use.
Finally, an Elemental Bond is very nice for some card draw.