Basilisk Collar

Basilisk Collar

Artifact — Equipment

Equipped creature has deathtouch and lifelink.


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Basilisk Collar Discussion

Zackary on Grudge-Bearer's Revenge

1 week ago

use Cunning Sparkmage over Prodigal Pyromancer the sparkmage has haste and something like Basilisk Collar or Grafted Exoskeleton might be good for the pingers

Massacar on Deadshot

1 week ago

So Goblin Sharpshooter combos with both your commander and cards like Basilisk Collar without the need for Thornbite. (Only commenting because of your description, overall nice deck!)

multimedia on Elsha's Infinite Voltron

2 weeks ago

Hey, nice version of Elsha. I saw your forum topic asking for help with cuts.

Six cards to cut to make 100 cards:

  • Remember the Fallen: lackluster recursion.
  • Danitha Capashen, Paragon: doesn't reduce all artifact casting costs only equipment which makes her not as good as other cost reducers since she doesn't work with the Top combo.
  • Krenko, Tin Street Kingpin: creature who's not good enough to disrupt Elsha.
  • Ghostly Prison: I don't think you need both Prison and Propaganda, one could be cut.
  • Blackblade Reforged: only good if you have a lot of lands, but you don't want a lot of lands with Elsha.
  • Basilisk Collar: not a fan unless you're playing ways to take advantage of deathtouch and you can get lifelink from better equipment.

When you want more cuts look to reducing some redundancy:

All the Swords in the cycle can be good for different budgets, but when you have the three better expensive price ones then you don't need to play the others. Sword of Body and Mind, Sword of War and Peace, Sword of Truth and Justice are not as good as the others and could be cut.

Some cards to consider adding:

Good luck with your deck.

StopShot on Elsha's Infinite Voltron

2 weeks ago

Cards I’d cut:

Basilisk Collar - You don’t need deathtouch and your other lifelink equipment are more desirable.

Helm of the Host - Creating extra 3/3 prowess creatures isn’t worth it.

Sigiled Sword of Valeron, Sword of Body and Mind - the slight power boost and token production aren’t worth it.

Sword of Sinew and Steel, Sword of War and Peace - not enough payoff to justify these. Light and Shadow is a bit weak because you don’t have much creatures to reanimate, but the pro-white/pro-black is good at stopping removal and evading blockers. Truth and Justice feels also weak, but you’re getting a bigger beater every turn which is improving your damage output. Fire and Ice and Feast and Famine are the best swords to keep and not cut.

Sword of Vengeance - First Strike won’t matter when you get enough equipment and 3 to equip is a lot when you want haste. Run Haunted Cloak instead.

Armory Automaton - Cute but doesn’t contribute anything to you smacking your opponent with your commander.

Godo, Bandit Warlord - Clunky. I know he can be used as part of an infinite combo, but infinite combos should be added in when you have your 100 cards set aside and can start replacing them.

Leonin Shikari - It can make a bunch of cute interactions, but I think you can go without it. Run Sram, Senior Edificer instead.

Brainstorm - it might be good for removing lands but you should run Druidic Satchel over it as its a repeatable Rampant Growth in this deck, though since you’re trying to cut cards I think you can go without either.

Remember the Fallen, Serum Visions, Sevinne's Reclamation - Remove these as you can go without them. If you’re worried about losing your stuff you should run Academy Ruins as it only takes up a land slot.

Mystic Forge - Your commander is already doing its job for you.

Masterwork of Ingenuity, Mirrormade - These are situational cards that vary on what you have out. They also provide amazing incentives for your opponents to destroy the original equipment effectively 2-for-1’ing you.

Lanzo493 on Best 1-drops?

1 month ago

For the most part, a useful 1 drop in EDH is either good because it is efficient removal, can be better when you have more mana (overload and flashback), or has some kind of activated/triggered ability that lasts throughout the game (like Land Tax or equipment). Good 1 drops see a lot of play and can be very expensive, but I'll try to bring up some of the ones I've used since I don't use very expensive ones.


Basilisk Collar

Wayfarer's Bauble

Expedition Map



Shattering Spree

Faithless Looting


Phyrexian Reclamation



Pongify/Rapid Hybridization


Mana Dorks. They're OP.


TheVectornaut on Ajani's Pridemate Infect Combo

1 month ago

I don't know how dedicated to mono-white you are, but Phyresis or even Glistening Oil have the potential to be much faster than Grafted Exoskeleton. Otherwise, having more reliable lifegain options will ensure you have lethal damage when you need it or help win with normal damage as a backup plan. For instance, Nyx-Fleece Ram might be better than Wall of Omens since it contributes to the lifegain triggers and can go on the offensive with Light of Promise. Ring of Thune could just as easily be more Shadowspear or Basilisk Collar. Finally, I'd prefer recurring activations like Chalice of Life  Flip or Soulmender to single lifegain instances like Revitalize most of the time, especially with Howling Mine already in the deck to help with draw. Of course, soul sisters is also an option, although they tend to strain the budget a bit more.

shrimpandwalrus on Oops All One Drops

1 month ago

Shabraz with a Shadowspear and/or Basilisk Collar could be hilarious as an alternative voltron win. We also forgot about Authority of the Consuls, Expedition Map, Commandeer and Sunscour are "free", Reverent Mantra could be used to protect Brallin while tapped out.

greyninja on How would you build Rakdos …

1 month ago

I built a big-mana artifacts deck with Olivia Voldaren at the helm.

We've all run into situations where you have oodles of mana rocks and no where to dump the mana into. Maybe your hand got discarded or you're just running out of answers. Olivia Voldaren is pretty scary once you have 7 mana available to steal any creature at instant speed. Yes, you do have to give them back if she dies, but she's still a good outlet and control piece.

She can burn away creatures and buff herself for commander damage wins. Basilisk Collar and Quietus Spike get a lot scarier in her hands.

I ultimately took her apart to build something more silly with Etali, Primal Storm; but had a blast while she was at the table.


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