Augury Owl


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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Set Rarity
Planechase Anthology Common
Planechase 2012 Edition Common
Duel Decks: Venser vs. Koth Common
2011 Core Set Common

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Augury Owl

Creature — Bird


When Augury Owl enters the battlefield, scry 3. (To scry 3, look at the top three cards of your library, then put any number of them on the bottom of your library and the rest on top in any order.)

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Augury Owl Discussion

HobbyGamer007 on Brago, Eternal King of Value

2 weeks ago

@NovoAevum: Yeah, I'd love to hear some tips from a Roon player(I guess that'd be his commander for a blink deck in these colors).

I had Mistmeadow Witch in the deck for a very long time, but I happened to cut her for Felidar Guardian. Having mana open for Mistmeadow witch truly is awesome since it makes you practically immune against most removal. However this deck in this no-stax version aims to be very quick in generating value, which means that I hardly ever have any mana open to use her. I can afford to lose some creatures much easier than the speed loss from not using mana. I had Leyline of Anticipation, Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir and Vedalken Orrery in the deck to compensate for that, but in the end it made the deck slower over all, so I cut them all for blink like Felidar Guardian.

Rhystic Study really searches for a spot, I want to get it in there and test it, you are totally right. Also considering Mystic Remora :)

Well of Ideas is cool and might go into my Braids deck, but is way to expensive for this deck, as is minds eye.

Augury Owl was in there and might come back in. I am considering to switch out Trial of Knowledge for either Oath of Jace or Augury Owl or Sage of Epityr. Not sure about that yet though.

Whispersilk cloak was in there, but got cut for Open the Armory. It doesn't give haste and shroud sucks.

Thank you for your help as well. :)

ChubyCryBaby on Flights Cancelled

2 weeks ago

I'll work up something with "Flying" and such since, the name is Flights Cancelled lol. Add in a few more Delver of Secrets  Flip, 2/3 should be plenty. Faerie Miscreant for card draw, Jace's Phantasm more flying that gets powerful with cards in the graveyard, Thought Scour, Mind Sculpt to get more in your opponents graveyard Favorable Winds for more power/Toughness, Augury Owl to control your next few draws, Zephyr Sprite 1 drop flying, Cloudfin Raptor should get big quickly. Warden of Evos Isle reducing cost of flyers

NovoAevum on Brago, Eternal King of Value

3 weeks ago

My friend plays a blink GWU EDH precon deck so it's likely I'll ask him about some cards and perhaps have better suggestions for you at a later date. For now all I can suggest is Mistmeadow Witch. The blink doesn't happen until the end step and 4 is a bit expensive to do it but it can reoccur, plus isn't reliant on your commander getting damage across. Also she only costs 2 to play so there's that.

As for draw I can't suggest anything that helps with your mana cost really, I'd definitely put Rhystic Study in and take it out of the sideboard. It's cmc is quite expensive and it's a group hug but I play Well of Ideas in my mono blue. It adds good draw and additionally for you, it can be blinked. I also love Mind's Eye. Augury Owl is cool but there's probably better for you out there.

Whispersilk Cloak could also fit somewhere in the deck I feel.

hyperhazard on Temple digging, modern U leviathan

2 months ago

Omniscience works well, I can drop 2 Sage of Epityr since Augury Owl is stronger since I can put cards to the bottem.

feathercount on Feathers everywhere

2 months ago

Augury Owl and Judge's Familiar are cheap creatures important in early game for scry and to counter spells/instants.

Later in the game, two other players Stormscape Familiar and Warden of Evos Isle shines. Stormscape Familiar reduces the mana of white spells, which means that white counter spells Orim's Chant, Wing Shards,Dismantling Blow and Island Sanctuary have their cost reduced. Most importantly, Stormscape Familiar reduces the cost of Battle Screech, Eyes in the Skies and Migratory Route. When these cards come to play, 1/1 bird tokens are summoned (4 for each Battle Screech and Migratory Route and multiple 1/1 bird tokens for Eyes in the Skies's populate). Rootborn Defenses (reduced by Stormscape Familiar) multiplies even further our 1/1 bird tokens with populate and turns them indestructible. Warden of Evos Isle reduces the cost of other bird creatures (Thrummingbird and Soulcatcher) meaning more birds.

Many bird tokens and non-tokens creatures and are going to die and repopulate. For each dead bird, a feather counter will be put in Soulcatchers' Aerie (cost reduced by Stormscape Familiar) and boost our creatures wavelike. Tokens and counters are further multiplied by Thrummingbird (proliferate pre-existing tokens) and Soulcatcher (+1/+1 token for each dead bird). Once birds have been summoned and everything is put to its place there is a great synergy. Token-wise, Cathars' Crusade cost reduced by Stormscape Familiar) is a great addition. Favorable Winds is a plus while Gravitational Shift is GG.

In order to speed up the summoning of the birds, Coastal Piracy (draw a card for each attacking creature) and Military Intelligence (draw a card whenever 2 creatures are attacking) come to play. They match-up nicely with Island Sanctuary in order to protect our birds. Deluge can be a very nice surprise.

About lands, Halimar Depths and Seaside Haven speeds up the game. Seaside Haven is important once it sacrifices a bird for Soulcatcher and Soulcatchers' Aerie. Speaking of counters, Calciform Pools, Vivid Creek and Vivid Meadow counters can be proliferated by Thrummingbird and more mana can be added.

Icbrgr on Memorable Loss

3 months ago

I am interested in hearing some of your stories about casual/serious games that you lost for silly reasons/misplays (like being unable to answer a continuously triggering Shorecrasher Mimic or losing track of how many loyalty counters were on Kiora, the Crashing Wave) or just blindsided by a random card/strategy that just broke your deck in half. Some examples would be like your playing a sweet mill deck and then a Wheel of Sun and Moon hits the board or your playing mono blue control but but you just HAD to play that Augury Owl and a T2 Eyes of the Wisent resolved.

All of the above has happened to me... and these losses just kinda stuck with me... just interested in hearing about other players tales of defeat.

Catduit on Jeskai Flamespeaker Adept

4 months ago

Thanks for the suggestions! Serum Visions is definitely something I'll be trying out, having a cheap scry trigger that can cycle into other cards sounds immensely useful here. Augury Owl I'm not so sure about, as it's one trigger for two mana, it's a creature, so it can't trigger Eyes of the Watcher, and the one or two damage I'll be getting due to the flying doesn't seem worth, I'll mess around with it. Cryptic Annelid is another card I'm slightly on the fence about (creature, so same drawback as Augury Owl), though bundling three scry triggers into one card could be worth it due to how quickly I tend to run through cards with this deck, I'll mess around with that one as well. Thanks again!

Sidenote: is there any difference between Serum Visions and Preordain, and if so, wouldn't Preordain just be better?

Dave_Icaria on Jeskai Flamespeaker Adept

4 months ago

Cryptic Annelid looks broken as hell here, 3 scry triggers on one cast. Also perhaps Augury Owl? Serum Visions is a great staple for Modern. +1 from me!

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