Bog Initiate


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH 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
Invasion (INV) Common

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Bog Initiate

Creature — Human Wizard

(1): Add (Black) to your mana pool.

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Bog Initiate Discussion

blitz001 on Pauper Mono Black Control Tron

3 months ago

Ok miner grip, just paragraph your description a little coz its kinda hard to read, thx and sorry.

Other than that the deck looks solid and very interesting, which has made me wanna tinker with something like this. I had first wondered why you was using the Bog Initiate and the Initiates of the Ebon Hand, but once i read what you said it made a whole lot of sense lol.

Apart from what you have so far have you thought of trying a devotion version of this deck in some way? with Gray Merchant of Asphodel as another win con? just a thought.

As regards to your sideboard, why not run a couple of Relic of Progenitus for graveyard hate matches?

Bou on EDH A Sting in the Tail

3 months ago

Hi Philigan87!

It's been a while since I worked on this deck and just recently dusted off the tappedout list. I initially didn't include Mikaeus because he was fairly expensive and I didn't know how much I wanted to do with Undying.

As for the land-searchers, when I threw this together I was more concerned with getting colors, that's why I didn't list Sol Ring, Thran Dynamo etc. as they produce colorless mana mostly. I've been thinking about picking this up again, so I'll review everything again.

The Altars might be very nice to get more mana, but Scorpio's ability can get pretty expensive so I don't think we can churn out an infinite combo with it very easily.. I think it would work if you happened to have something like Pitiless Plunderer as well, with Ashnod's Altar you'd get , and could use the treasure token for at least one of the required /. I don't think it can go infinite, but you can combo as long as there are creatures on the board. Probably, seeing as we have quite a lot of other -1/-1 effects that might kill stuff, as long as we somehow get colored mana from their death...

Sifter of Skulls, Pawn of Ulamog and Pitiless Plunderer would give enough colored mana to keep repeating the combo, but sifter and pawn require the creature to be a non-token.

Carrier Thrall, Gleaming Barrier, Iron Myr, Leaden Myr would in this setup, give plenty of mana.

Bog Initiate would allow you to filter the colorless mana into colored mana.

Priest of Gix, Priest of Urabrask, Emrakul's Hatcher or Brazen Freebooter would work but they need to have a way to be brought back, persist or undying would work here.

So it might be possible to go infinite, but you'd need a lot of cards in play to combo off. Sac outlet for mana, treasure or eldrazi tokens for colors, revival though undying or pesist..

BS-T on Looking for cards that can ...

6 months ago

You can turn anything with Bog Initiate or Initiates of the Ebon Hand though I'm not sure if that's exactly what you're after.

Crystalline Crawler might be a better suggestion.

There's also something like Manamorphose, there might be more(?) but that's obviously a bit limited as a spell.

Be interesting to hear what you're planning to do with them.

Phronimos on Razaketh Demon Days BUDGET

9 months ago

Hey! nice build, specially with the artifacts. Maybe u could add Bog Initiate. U already got Reassembling Skeleton and Ashnod's Altar. Also its helpfull to change colourless mana into black.

Check out my build. It resembles ur builds and is up quite a while. Eventually there also might be something helpfull.

I consider to give the fokus on artifacts, specially with Paradox Engine a try.


Phronimos on Chainer-Torment and Doom

9 months ago

Some Suggestions:

Bog Initiate <- mb alternative 4 Initiates of the Ebon Hand, but probalby better if ur using corless manarocks or something so that u could use the filter more often. But mb this cards wasnt on ur mind ;-)

Walking Ballista <- Triskelion

Merciless Executioner <- mb instead of Slum Reaper

KongMing on Oona Queen of the Fae 1

10 months ago

I like this deck a lot! I've been thinking about making an Oona deck for about three years now, and this looks like a good intersection of budget and quality.

I see you already have the Basalt Monolith and Rings of Brighthearth for an infinite mana combo. You could add Bloodchief Ascension for infinite life loss and mill when active and combined with Mindcrank.

Another idea would be Training Grounds. It gives you 2 extra cards of mill every time you use Oona.

You could think about adding The Scarab God , too. He combos well with Oona's mill, allowing you to recur and remove problematic creatures in your opponents' graves. His cost is also reduced by Training Grounds.

Liquimetal Coating allows creatures with activated abilities to be targeted by Grand Architect. Imagine using Oona to create Faeries, then tap those Faeries for more mana to activate her ability with, then tap those new Faeries to do the same, etc. You can do it as long as you have colored mana stored up and are generating enough Faeries to tap for colorless mana.

Bog Initiate completes the loop, allowing you to turn your infinite colorless mana into Black and effectively combo out and end the game with Oona.

Have you thought about adding Leyline of the Void? Exiling graveyards in Commander is always good, especially when it's only your opponents'.

LithiumHD on $100 60 Card "Zombie Sac"

1 year ago

hey, so just thought i'd let you know that if you could find a home for Paradox Engine, you'd open up a nice little combo with Gravecrawler + Bog Initiate + Sol Ring which you can then use Cryptbreaker to draw as many cards as you want really, or Helldozer to completely destroy all the opponent's land, cast cards with X for whatever... you get the point

Daedalus19876 on There Is No Cow Level!

1 year ago

You said you needed some help with your mana base but honestly, you have something pretty close to a completely optimized tri-color landbase. If you only need the color very briefly, you might get away with Tendo Ice Bridge and Aether Hub. Exotic Orchard and Reflecting Pool can give you the heavy multi-color requirements you need (but are terrible on T1). I've also seen Tarnished Citadel used in these extremely fast and high-devotion decks.

If you could open some non-land slots, you might ameliorate the issue. Since you desperately need the triple black for Doomsday, you could add Prismatic Omen, Coalition Relic, or Bog Initiate.

On another topic, I might cut the remaining basic lands in your deck and add a Hermit Druid combo package, since you have so few basics anyway.

Hope that's helpful! :)

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