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I really like the flavor text on this one. Also, this ability feels a bit more "basilisk" like than Deathtouch, since most fantasy basilisks turn folks to stone by looking at them, not by biting or clawing them.
Posted By: grynning (11/20/2011 8:59:09 AM)


Even though Tangle Asp may be cheaper, Sylvan Basilisk destroys the moment the opponent declares his/her blockers meaning even first or double strike creatures won't kill this card
Posted By: BlueCorona (5/24/2010 9:33:37 AM)


This is probably the single best critter to stick Lure on. It doesn't even have to face down combat damage :P
Posted By: izzet_guild_mage (6/9/2010 2:33:58 PM)


Nemesis Mask
Posted By: Musume (4/20/2010 8:13:19 AM)


Tempting Licid is a good one, too. This is by far the best Basilisk. He doesn't do damage, so he gets past protection from green. Pure win.
Posted By: Scleropages (4/21/2010 7:20:14 AM)


I have four of these and four Lures in my mono green aggro deck. They form one of my core strategies. Unfortunately when I played against my friends last night, they countered my combo like 4 times which will teach me to play versus blue I guess. Anyway, this card is an absolute must if you want to destroy your opponents and open the way for something like an Ancient Ooze or whatever.
Posted By: Doowyeh (9/6/2010 2:15:55 PM)



Why not have all three?
Posted By: D0UBLE_A (11/30/2010 2:18:20 PM)


@awd91: yes, it destroys all blockers as sooon as they are assigned to block it. It doesn't deal damage to the player since it does become blocked, but it suffers no damage from the blockers as they die before damage is dealt.

It has one achilles' heel: indestructibles. That's why you give him a Sword of Kaldra to wield.

@Ixi640: 5 CMC in GREEN of all things is overcosted to you?
Posted By: Arachnos (1/10/2013 3:17:12 PM)


combos with attacking
Posted By: Wormfang (3/4/2013 5:41:13 AM)


The modern Thicket Basilisk...but better, Lure is the obvious combo...
Posted By: Guest57443454 (5/26/2010 10:21:25 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!