Augury Owl

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Planechase Anthology (PCA) Common
Planechase 2012 Edition (PC2) Common
Duel Decks: Venser vs. Koth (DDI) Common
2011 Core Set (M11) Common

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Augury Owl

Creature — Bird

Flying

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.)

Augury Owl Discussion

Shyvana_ on Where's The Tiger?

1 week ago

Hey McToters! Thanks for looking here and dropping a comment! I'll respond to each of your suggestions individually.

I didn't know Trailblazer's Boots existed, that's definitely "unblockable" in commander, lol. But, it's on par with Prowler's Helm (which is already in the deck). Hot Soup, it's a silly card, I've seen it before, but, 3 to equip is kinda rough and damage clause can be kinda sticky. Dauthi Embrace.. Hm.. That could probably find a spot in here.

While Stormtide Leviathan and Part Water is pretty memey, it's a one-time thing for a lot of mana investment, not a great thing to be doing in an aggro-ish deck.

Yes, I did consider Kindred Discovery, it's a great card, however, if I cast Augury Owl pre-combat, and then attack with 3 Ninjas, the top of the deck that I set up is now ruined. Coastal Piracy allows me to trigger it after I do my yuriko trigger, or if I know the top is garbage, I can draw first and then trigger Yuriko.

Heartstone doesn't, unfortunately. It only applies to things on the field. (And it helps enemies) If I wanted to do something like that, Training Grounds is the best.

What do you think about the Maybeboard and how they can slot in?

DoanDoan on From The Shadows

1 week ago

Frank_Glascock thanks! the decks still going through revisions especially with the new drops in modern horizons. Sakashima the Impostor and Spark Double I think would be really good adds to the deck and would replace the Shapesharer im currently running cause I don't have the other two.

Chrome Mox would be a good add imo if you need the ramp but in my experience Mana Crypt wasn't the greatest add on cause it just produced colorless mana and the deck just really needs colored mana.

Misdirection hasn't really ever been in the deck as my playgroup doesn't run many single target spells that make it worth running so I just ran force of will instead and will be adding Force of Negation when that drops.

As for card draw/card selection it really depends on how your build of yuriko is, if it's more of an aggressive build like I'm going for I prefer my card draw to come in the form of creatures like Baleful Strix , Thalakos Seer , Nightveil Sprite and Augury Owl . If you're running a bit of a more midrange build or prefer a more consistent source of draw then I think Rhystic Study would be the best addition.

SideBae on Teenage Mutant Ninja Owls

3 weeks ago

Cover of Darkness is a good tribal evasion-giver.

I highly suggest some sort of top-deck manipulation. Unfortunately, a lot of the best cards in this arena are very expensive: Jace, the Mind Sculptor , Sensei's Divining Top and Scroll Rack all cost a pretty penny. Soothsaying is another good option, as it lets you stack heavy CMC cards on top of the deck to hit opponents more reliably.

I don't think 3-drop mana rocks are very good. I suggest Coldsteel Heart instead of Commander's Sphere .

You should consider the new ninja they spoiled today: Fallen Shinobi. I think it'll be pretty good.

I think Demonic Tutor is better than Insidious Dreams . I think you should run it if you have access to it. Lim-Dul's Vault is a good sort of tutor, is more affordable, and also allows you to stack your deck with high mana-cost cards to flip off your general.

Commandeer is a good piece of disruption with a high CMC. It's still about $20 though.

Counterspell is superior to Familiar's Ruse . Also, Mana Drain is superior to Counterspell , although that card is very difficult to get ahold of.

Windfall is a good way to refill your hand.

If your meta runs a lot of mass draw effects, Notion Thief is a good inclusion. Similarly, Ashiok, Dream Render is a good card.

Preordain is similar to Ponder and Preordain . I suggest it for the same reason the other two are good.

Bolas's Citadel is a good way to get cheaper cards off the top of your deck. Also, if you combo it with the aforementioned Sensei's Divining Top , you can clear annoying lands off the top of your library.

I don't think you should run 36 lands. Cutting 2 or 3 is very much on the table.

I see you're running extra turn cards. You should consider Time Stretch and Nexus of Fate .

Board wipes are always important in EDH. Toxic Deluge , Damnation and Cyclonic Rift are all REALLY good.

Augury Owl should be mainboard. You can play it, scry something big to the top, attack with it the next turn and then ninjutsu out your general to flip the fatty.

Repeal is a good way to return some ninjas to your hand for protection, and doubles as removal. It's also a cantrip. I also suggest Chain of Vapor as a one-mana bouncer.

Night's Whisper and Chart a Course are good two-mana draw-twos.

Jace, Wielder of Mysteries / Laboratory Maniac with Tainted Pact / Demonic Consultation is a good combo you can run as an alternate win condition.

I think there're probably better one-mana counter spells than Abjure . Dispel , Spell Pierce and Turn Aside are all good cards.

Baleful Strix is a good creature you can return with a ninja. When it enters it draws a card, so being able to repeatedly cast it will give you a lot of card advantage. Looter il-Kor and Cloud of Faeries are also good two-drops to be running, as they are difficult to block and provide extra value.

Twilight Prophet is a good card, as it draws extra and works within your decks theme.

Curtains' Call is a good, cost-reducing creature that can two-for-one your opponents.

Morphic Pool is a good dual land.

Good luck with deck building!

Thotny on Uzumaki Barrage

1 month ago

Muddle the Mixture and Perplex are good if you need tutors for 2 or 3 CMC.

Inkfathom Infiltrator could replace Augury Owl if you don't really care about the scry 3.

Funkydiscogod on Can Counterbalance Mimic Chalice of ...

3 months ago

I've been looking for other things that can do what top does:

hudsonw on Go Ninja, Go Ninja GO!

3 months ago

I found the secret to a quicker Yuriko deck is top deck manipulation. Here is my package for that: 1x Augury Owl 1x Insidious Dreams 1x Lim-Dul's Vault 1x Mystical Tutor 1x Personal Tutor 1x Sage Owl 1x Sensei's Divining Top 1x Vampiric Tutor

I would definitely swap out your Diabolic Tutor for at least Mystical tutor, and budget depending, the other 2 I listed as well. Maybe Crystal Ball but I find it too slow.

You could also focus the deck more by taking out the graveyard recur. I would also add more 1 cmc unblockables to enable all your ninjustu ninjas. Here's my decklist: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/hits-you-with-ninjutsu-yuriko-edh/ It's very focused on what Yuriko wants to do.

Hamroids on Kangee Birdtimes - Tribal Birds EDH

4 months ago

I really like Paradise Mantle , I'll definitely add that. Cloudchaser Eagle actually used to be in the deck, as did Augury Owl ! I'll definitely have to revisit them for some more utility in here. I did consider Aven Fateshaper too, but he's just too expensive to be reliable - his activated ability cost is actually 4U not 1U.

The big thing I'm noticing in playtesting is that Kangee works really well with all this proliferate. Even getting him out with only one feather counter has been perfectly viable, as it never stays just one. But with him as the sole linchpin, it's not hard for an opponent to just kill him off and leave me entirely open. Even upon his second cast he costs 9 mana to get out with a single feather counter. I need to maybe go a little overboard with my mana solutions here, and almost definitely add at least Whispersilk Cloak and Swiftfoot Boots to offer him some protection.

goldlion on Kangee Birdtimes - Tribal Birds EDH

4 months ago

Oh man, I just saw the art for Aven Brigadier . Such a winner! And Commander Eesha is incredible! Crookclaw Elder and Gustcloak Savior are sweet value too. Bird Tribal has some fun value.

In terms of mana, some other ideas are Dreamscape Artist .... he alllllmost counts as a bird? Technically he does, he's a shapeshifter, but maybe not a flavour win, haha. Probably not good enough. Also, I'd say Paradise Mantle which has a flavour win as it's off the Birds of Paradise idea and, even if only in imagery, gives "wings" (see picture) ;). I was going to recommend Dream Thrush over a signet if you had one, for fixing mana on theme, but you don't have one.

I really like Opt , Brainstorm , and Ponder in my blue decks cause they help me make sure I hit my landrops, or later on get me the cards I need (or skip the cards I don't need). In this awesome bird theme your building up, I think Augury Owl is a great way to fill that niche. Brilliant, in my own mind :). Aven Fateshaper does that too, but he's a little more pricey... except, when he comes out he can keep doing it for ! Awesome.

If you ever find that infinite combo, Apex Hawks might be good in here!

Cloudchaser Eagle is almost like bird tribals very own Acidic Slime ... note quite, but almost. I see you got Kestrel in there, his cheaper counter part (though I guess classified "equal" as kestrel requires two vs. the extra for eagle.

If your playgroup combos off, goes Voltron, or has some crazy creatures that end games, Aven Augur seems like cool utility. If you playgroup is just "good times" though, I do think you should put in Carnivorous Death-Parrot for fun or Cardpecker ;). My playgroup allows 1 unhinged type card, unless it's absolutely broken.

It's too bad Aven Warhawk is so pricey, or else his effect would be great!

This would be fun to play, I can tell. Nice work! So cool to see a tribe with such a tool box.

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