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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
1 week ago
For this deck to become better, I'd move it into modern, and use a win condition like The Rack, Shrieking Affliction, and Nezumi Shortfang and build something like 16 rack, with Thoughtseize, Inquisition of Kozilek, and Duress to make them discard. Raven's Crime, Wrench Mind and Augur of Skulls are also great.
1 month ago
2 months ago
CaptDan I like cutting ponder. Augur of Skulls would certainly fill their graveyard faster, but is getting rid of two cards better than something selective like Duress or Ostracize? What do you think?
2 months ago
What do you think of putting your 3 Gurmag Angler in the sideboard? You already have 8 others finishers. I would main discard effects to help control your opponent hand and fill his graveyard. Maybe Augur of Skulls?
2 months ago
Lifebane Zombie and Augur of Skulls both feel like they are very low-impact, with the zombie being very limited in what it can hit, and the augur only being a single-use discard effect only hitting one opponent. Obviously the augur is better in a 1v1 situation, but having it in multiplayer just feels bad. I would recommend Syphon Mind, but it suffers from the opposite problem of being great in multiplayer but bad in 1v1. I believe that the specters and specter-like cards are plenty of discard.
You've got a pretty good amount of strong etb-abilities, so Deadeye Navigator would be a great inclusion. Another great and fun card in decks packing a lot of removal is Grave Betrayal to let you steal the things you kill.
2 months ago
Personally I always run Augur of Skulls, I've found it's quite powerful once you get enough mana to play it, sac, regenerate, repeat.
3 months ago
So then pull the Augur of Skulls, reduce the Ravenous Rats to 2, increase Dismember to 4, remove Disfigure completely while upping Shrieking Affliction to 4 and adding in 4 of The Rack? Hmmm....I like that a lot actually. Thanks!
4 months ago
As a dicarding deck lover and user, I feel free to post here. Hope you don't mind.First, I'll back my comment up by acknowledging you that I've built and played discard for many years way before Shrieking existed, and thus, I've commited the same mystakes as everyone (like trying Liliana's Caress and Quest for the Nihil Stone, for example) ...and no, I won't suggest those.
Good job with the budget deck, seems pretty legit.
I'm aware that you are aware of Inquisition of Kozilek being 3-4 usd is a budget possibility. And I do agree that a card like Blackmail is special because it can discard lands. But that job is for another star on your team; you've already got 4 copies of Raven's Crime (plus all the flood lands that will turn into more copies of it), Raven's got that issue perfectly covered.
Inquisition of Kozilek covers another issue, the one that concerns about disrupting the opponent's starting play. He'll never reveal his important 1-drops or 2-drops, because he needs them for his wicked plan. Inquisition is the hero that gives the villain a hard time or at the very least, buys us some time.
So, sumering up: I know Blackmail is a great card, but we (the users of this deck) need to get a pick at our opponent's entire hand to mock his best start. It's a luxury we cannot miss. Inquisition of Kozilek excells at doing so and can be backed up by one or two copies of Duress, Despise or Harsh Scrutiny, all of those great super budget options.
As far as removal, I pretty much agree with your choices. What I definitely add is a singleton Murderous Cut and maybe cut out a copy of Victim.
About Necrogen Mists which is in your "maybeboard" right now. I wouldn't even bother. 4 copies of Raven's Crime (plus two Delirium Skeins) are more than enough substitute for Liliana of the Veil's constant discard.
By the way, I love Augur of Skulls. I've played it even in non-budget, since Wrench Mind doesn't work around heavy artifact deck playgroups -which was my case for some time-. Delirium Skeins would have been a good substitute too, but I was running too many 3cmc cards at the time.
One last thing, I've just noticed you didn't sideboard any specifics against burn so I suggest considering either:
2- Nyxathid which can stand lots of direct damage, block those prowess little scum, and help killing your opponent since it's most likely that he'll tear our The Rack appart with their new toy Abrade.
Hope it helps!