Guarding and boosting your life total
Allright, so it’s a wall. Big deal! Normally that would be enough of a blurb, however these guys are much much more. Strictly speaking in limited, they end up doing something between 3-5 Extorts before biting it. That’s pretty significant – it’s like a Lightning Helix on a stick. A slow one, but still it’s just a common.
At four toughness it takes a while for it to actually chump something, it usually survives barring a combat trick. Even at that, it took an extra card out of your opponent’s hand (another form of ‘extort’).
That’s right Basilica Guards : never for ‘free’