Augur of Skulls


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Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Future Sight Common

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Augur of Skulls

Creature — Skeleton Wizard

(1)(Black): Regenerate Augur of Skulls.

Sacrifice Augur of Skulls: Target player discards two cards. Play this ability only during your upkeep.

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Augur of Skulls Discussion

Darth_Savage on Waste Not / Warped Devotion

1 week ago

Welcome, you might want to have a look at some 8-rack lists, your deck is different but of a similar style. Some specific thoughts -

  1. Replace Compelling Deterrence with Vapor Snag.

  2. Replace Despise with Duress.

  3. Forced Fruition is too slow and your not running enough discard to make it worthwhile, Killing Wave could be a handy sweeper.

  4. Warped Devotion only really triggers on Compelling Deterrence (most of the time Unsubstantiate is a counterspell) and it costs 3 Brain Pry could be discard or draw.

  5. Mind Slash is again too slow, I'd suggest Inquisition of Kozilek but Raven's Crime combos nicely with Dakmor Salvage.

  6. Abyssal Nocturnus might be better replaced with Nyxathid or Inverter of Truth.

  7. Extirpate, Quest for the Nihil Stone, Augur of Skulls and Dream Salvage are cards worth considering, you will need Ghost Quarter in your sideboard atleast.

Oloro_Magic on Rat discard (NEEDS HELP!!) copy

1 week ago

Okay so if your strategy is kind of neo-8 rack then we can work with this. Firstly, most of these rats wouldn't really work. I would keep the Augur of Skulls and maybe Marrow-Gnawer as the top end of the curve. I would then play between 6-10 Relentless Rats to round out the creatures. As for disruption and discard, you are on the right track with Waste Not and Shrieking Affliction, however if you want to keep it solely rats then Waste Not disrupts the flavor. Your removal package should consist of Victim of Night, Go for the Throat, or Smother, I would suggest 4 copies of one of these and then 2 Tragic Slip. 4 Wrench Mind, 4 Blackmail (or some other disruption spell like Thoughtseize or Inquisition of Kozilek), 4 Funeral Charm and then 4 Raven's Crime. As for your mana base I would drop it to 20 lands, your curve isn't too demanding. In those keep what you have but add 2-3 Dakmor Salvage for recursive discard using Raven's Crime.

Oloro_Magic on

2 weeks ago

You may want to check out Augur of Skulls, if played right you can create a kind of soft lock against your opponents where they have to discard two each turn.

Boza on Deck Suggestions

4 weeks ago

BX = black deck with any other color as a splash
dies = any creature with such a trigger, either indirectly Augur of Skulls or directly Black Cat.

Cards that die easily are most easily abusable with Tortured Existence. Normal GB dredge decks do not have space for Tortured Existence, but even though you have to tailor your deck around it, there is a myriad of options to do so.

plusmental on Table of Terrors

1 month ago

Its great to see a budget version of this deck.

If you're running Funeral Charm purely for removal I would drop it in favour of Tragic Slip as it pairs with Augur of Skulls quite well.

I would consider Grasp of Darkness over Victim of the night, but this is dependent on your meta, if many people are playing Huntmaster of the Fells  Flip in your meta or Gravecrawlers it could be worth it.

Sideboard tech -

Lost Legacy can deal with Ancient Grudge or any enchantment/artifact hate you see

Liliana's Specter helps your win condition and defends against flyers, can be handy against any deck running Lingering Souls

GoldenMunchkin on waste rack

1 month ago

Trtl I personally don't really like Augur of Skulls because to get his discard affect you can't use him as a blocker since the sac affect can only be used during your upkeep and for Blackmail in all honesty I had never heard of the card so ill need to decide if I want to swap any cards out

Trtl on waste rack

1 month ago

Augur of Skulls over Ravenous Rats. Also, why not run Blackmail over Duress? Here's my 8-rack deck if you're interested; Table of Terrors.

SlimJim83 on No Lili? No Problem!

1 month ago

It really depends. I'm still messing around with it, seeing what works and what doesn't. I'm happy to say that Liliana does okay in my local meta (yay for rural blue collar). I may end up going with Mists anyways.

It's funny you mention Tasigur's Cruelty because I had that in my original build, but I wanted to try Delirium. It's not very fast, and I have to draw into Smallpox and Augur of Skulls to get it going. I'm not hitting it that reliably, so I don't think it's long for the deck.

Blackmail definitely has a place here once I get more scratch. The good news is that I'll have before my next local modern event. As for Black Cat, what's your experience with it? It looks like fun in mono black sort of way, evil laugh.

I really appreciate the suggestions. It's all stuff that I was on the fence about, and I'm more convinced that they'll make it a much leaner discard machine. Thanks again. Cheers!

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