Turntimber Basilisk

Turntimber Basilisk

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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Set Rarity
Archenemy: Nicol Bolas (E01) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Zendikar vs. Eldrazi (DDP) Uncommon
Zendikar (ZEN) Uncommon

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Turntimber Basilisk Discussion

Piglord98 on budget simic graveyard

1 month ago

Turntimber Basilisk is better than Wasteland Viper for budget creature creature removal

zombiewarfare on Riku of Two Reflections

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.

TheSlowestBro on Baru Landfall

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$:

  1. 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.

  2. 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 +++.

  3. Kamahl, Fist of Krosa is both a strong card in here and a flavor win.

  4. More things that care about lands/manasinks: Howl of the Night Pack , Sporemound , Wolfbriar Elemental and Courser of Kruphix .

  5. Finally I'd like to highlight a few cards you are currently running that I would consider cutting: Grazing Gladehart , Traproot Kami and Turntimber Basilisk stick out to me.

Gadianten on Coolest Gruul-est Omnath

1 year ago

Well, if you have budget concerns you might like Terrain Generator, Rites of Flourishing, Summer Bloom or Llanowar Scout as additional ways to flood land onto the board.

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.

If your looking to increase the creature count look for efficient creatures like Solemn Simulacrum or Pelakka Wurm, but they should be good if they are competing with what could be a land slot.

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.

pyromaniac53 on Tatyova land updated (need help)

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.

NikFraggle on GW Midrange

1 year ago

Nice looking deck with some interesting cards.

Only thing that might be missing is some defence against flying or big creatures. Maybe a Atzocan Archer,Death-Hood Cobra or Turntimber Basilisk would be a nice addition?

Other than that, a Temple of Plenty could be of use.

Finally, an Elemental Bond is very nice for some card draw.

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