Augur of Skulls


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Future Sight (FUT) 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

Nordlys on Cries of Despair (Competitive Budget 8-rack)

2 weeks 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:

1- Syphon Life which also beneffits from Dakmor Salvage as well as Raven's Crime;


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!

corythackston on Shitty 8rack

2 months ago

Smallpox seems a whole hell of a lot better than 4 mana mind rot Augur of Skulls

xyr0s on UB Land screwing deck help

2 months ago

Agree with Kjartan on more or less everything. IF your strategy is to wait for your opponent to bleed to death from using his lands, or drawing cards, don't spend the time playing small-scale damage like Merfolk Spy or Bump in the Night.

Get 2 more Spreading Seas. They can cut an opponent of from a color, in ways that Sea's Claim can't AND draw you a card. Ghost Quarter and Tectonic Edge can take care of lands that you haven't somehow poisoned.

You could exchange Merfolk Spy for Augur of Skulls. Not because it does anything particular for your deck archetype, but it can block big creatures all day, and when you are going to play a sweeper, use it for discard.

majin_shinsa on What A Horrible Night To Have A Hand

2 months ago

Shrieking Affliction is worthwhile. There is a deck called 8 rack that uses both of those cards to great effect.

Bump in the Night could be Vision Charm to have modular options. Also could use more Fatal Push Any black deck needs it and you have fetches for on demand revolt.

Cry of Contrition could be Raven's Crime which turns dead lands late game into more discard. You could swap Augur of Skulls for Asylum Visitor. If both people are hellbent, it is free cards. You also have 7 copies of Darkness between MB and SB.

Force_of_Willb on Shirei, Deaths Command

2 months ago


For Card Draw: Gate to the Afterlife, Carnage Altar, Scarecrone, and/or Altar's Reap better than Sign in Blood

For Land Ramp: Wild-Field Scarecrow, Pilgrim's Eye

Graveyard Hate: Heap Doll, Martyr of Bones

additional Life Drain Effects: Death Cultist, Gnawing Zombie, Krovikan Horror

Discard package: Augur of Skulls, Brain Weevil, Nezumi Bone-Reader

Hell's Caretaker over Apprentice Necromancer

Token Generators: Triskelavus, Pentavus, Thopter Squadron

1 v 1 game suggestion for unfun Hope of Ghirapur

Suggestions to remove: Necropede, corrosive mentor, plague myr, plagued rusalla, tree of perdition, sign in blood, death denied, Jar of Eyeballs,

xyr0s on discard hand

3 months ago

go 8rack: 4 The Rack, 4 Shrieking Affliction, and the only creature you use is Augur of Skulls, since it can block Death's Shadow all afternoon without getting tired. Drop the other creatures, and Liliana's Caress.

Oloro_Magic on discard hand

3 months ago

This deck is basically 8-rack without the win-con. You want four copies each of The Rack (there are cheap printings of it) and Shrieking Affliction. You also want to drop most of the creatures, Augur of Skulls or other things with recursion are your best blockers.

As for discard you want Wrench Mind and you want targeted discard in the form of Inquisition of Kozilek and Thoughtseize.

The Exquisite + Sanguine combo is interesting but slow, it could be put in the deck if the primary gameplan doesn't work but only if you really want it.

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