How many fliers regularly see play in Legacy? Incorporating some fun new cards and moving in a more enchantmentcheavy direction now that Golos el Goloso scratches my ETB creature itch so effectively. The artifact synergies situation is another to consider. surprised if the Strix was part ant with all the heavy lifting it does. Wizards dont like that since it makes the format essentially useless for selling product. However without Shardless Agent as well I doubt it would promote BUG. It's not even playable. This also includes Planechase and Commander format legal cards that are used in their respective format. It pitches to Force. It's much weaker than your other sorceries and you have other, better cards that do what it does. by vbfabled, Voltron Made Easy with Ardenn It being uncommon would make the price take a huge dive for those concerned to making money of the card. Modern was created by Wizards of the Coast in the Spring of 2011 as a response to the increasing popularity of the Legacy format, which although popular proved difficult to access due to the high price of staple cards. Its both in our and wizards interests. Even hooting mandrills isn't strictly worse than nimble mongoose. When Baleful Strix enters the battlefield, draw a card. In legacy, being a flier is huge because almost nothing can block it and it can carry a jitte like a champ. I would jam 4 into an esper deck and likely find an excuse to play haunted platemail and civic saber with it for the lulz, maybe attempt midrange with specter and duskmantle as a curve topper, Maybe even black / blue but the value from white seems too good to pass up. If you like that it keeps coming back, at least swap it for something like Purity or similar which does something for you besides being a body. Same with Ashes to Ashes with the gray merchant lifegain unless everyone is running Baleful Strix. But blue is not as strong in modern and Baleful Strix is not as easy to exploit beyond paying 2 mana and at least getting to draw a card. Balance *Foil* Add product to the cart. To sell cards to us you will need to trade one of our buy bots within Magic Online. It's solid and would likely be viable for inclusion in powerful decks, but it isn't enabling anything in and of itself. These are various special releases that feature selected highlights throughout Magic's history. When Baleful Strix enters the battlefield, draw a card. On top of this, aggressive strategies are already struggling mightily and injecting a creature with. Cant see why from a buisness perspective. Choose Printing (9 Total) Sign up to add this card to your Inventory, Wishlist or Tradelist, and to start creating decks with it. Modern was created by Wizards of the Coast in the Spring of 2011 as a response to the increasing popularity of the Legacy format, which although popular proved difficult to access due to the high price of staple cards. "Wild Nacatl was banned to enable diversity of aggro decks", which has manifested as "Affinity is the only Tier 1 Aggro deck". Baleful Strix is the kind of card I would love to include in a Cube because of how many archetypes it, could enable. In legacy, being blue is huge because you can always pitch to force if things get bad. Customers who purchased Double Masters: Baleful Strix also bought... Treasure Cruise Khans of Tarkir (C) Sorcery $0.25 . Since standard is such a fair format I feel like a card that always replaces itself and trades for a spell (outside of sweepers) would at least feel oppressive, kind of like Bloodbraid Elf. Legacy decks may consist of cards from all Magic card sets, any edition of the core set, and all special sets, supplements, and promotional printings released by Wizards of the Coast. No thanks. When you assemble Deadeye + Drake for infinite mana then being able to infinite blink a creature who draws can draw your win condition or draw and cast all cards in your deck. Nope. Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive Dominaria (U) 1/3 Leg Cr - Human Rogue $0.99 . Card's great, would definitely make u/b a thing. Hey, interesting start on a budget version of Kess. Modern is the newest constructed format. Cards from expansions and special sets (like From the Vault, Commander, Duel Decks, etc) are legal in the Legacy format on the date of release of the expansion or special set. Even when it's a crazy high power, it's too vanilla without other cards. Like treasure cruise, dig through time, seige rhino, zombie fish, eldrazi temple, or thought knot seer? The card is a no-questions-asked 2-for-1. So, again, the burden is on Wizards to recognize whether Strix existing would make a mechanic or potential archetype overpowered. An exiled spell is no longer in your graveyard to recur to your hand. I'd cut Alela, as I'm pretty sure she has exactly nothing to do with your strategy, as well as the aforementioned Indulging Patrician. I'm splitting the cut cards between Hazezon Muad'Dib: DUNE-Inspired EDH and my aforementioned Golos deck. by ju009x, Brokkos Buried in this Jungle Can you pitch Strix to Force of Will in Standard? In standard and modern, the card would be playable, totally. But anyone saying the card would be bonkers doesn't understand why the card is good In the first place imo. Elvish Visionary is in modern and was in standard and it didn't break the format. It's a shame Standard is the worst format in magic and yet dictates so much of what happens in modern. Cookies help us deliver our Services. But in draft he could be overwhelming if you get them in multiples, which would likely happen since not everyone can be in both colors. Being an advanced product, I am also going to care less about serving as an entry point, sets have also pushed against the normally acceptable power levels for a common. I find it unlikely to believe Baleful Strix can break anything... he's not even particularly potent in the Legacy decks that play him, he's essentially just a free body that can be pitched to Force or threaten opposing Tarmogoyfs. I don't think it's "too" good for modern or standard, but drawing a card and trading with goyf for 2 mana in a control deck will make them much better contenders imo. However i'm just going back to Baleful Strix. Baleful Strix *Foil* 2XM - $0.75: 2: Blizzard Strix: MH1 - $0.03: 33: Blizzard Strix *Foil* MH1 - $0.03: 14: Baleful Ammit: AKH ... which although popular proved difficult to access due to the high price of staple cards. Purchase everything you need for a draft or purchase bot credits to use on our automated trading bots that are online 24/7. Baleful Strix is a two drop who draws a card when it ETB, that way you can blink it with Deadeye to draw many cards. Watching him get Swords to Plowshares'd feels awesome, watching him get Shocked feels kind of tepid. It only takes 30 seconds to sign up. Articles and comments are user-submitted and do not represent official endorsements of this site. All of this rambling about power level is completely baseless and irrelevant. Baleful Strix *Foil* Add product to the cart.

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