Bog Initiate


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Invasion Common

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Bog Initiate

Creature — Human Wizard

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

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Bog Initiate Discussion

LithiumHD on $100 60 Card "Zombie Sac"

2 months 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!

4 months 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! :)

K34 on I would like to refine ...

11 months ago

The deck is Judge. The issue at hand is what is a better source of life-gain? Should I switch in Daru Spiritualist, Warrior en-Kor, Nomads en-Kor, and Transmutation for Gravecrawler, Reassembling Skeleton, Tidehollow Sculler, and Bog Initiate?

The group already in the deck uses Ashnod's Altar to produce infinite entering/leaving the battlefield triggers to abuse the soul sisters.

The group I'm thinking about switching in uses the ability of the en-kor to target daru spiritualist (no damage actually has to be in play apparently, these cards are the engine of a somewhat popular pauper deck that uses About Face or something similar for infinite damage) which I then sacrifice with Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim or Starlit Sanctum for infinite life.

I guess the question I have is which group of cards offers the better synergy with the deck while I assemble pieces, and which combo is more reliable or powerful?

Quicksilver on A Case Of Dementia

1 year ago

Bog Initiate is great with mana rocks to get more creatures from graveyards.

Gates88 on

1 year ago

It's no problem, I should have explained the combo in more detail since the only combo a lot of people know with Necrotic Ooze is Ooze+Phyrexian Devourer+Triskelion. The combo works like this:

  1. Give Ooze haste with Skittles/Thornling.
  2. Tap Ooze for G using Devoted Druid's mana ability (or any mana ability since presumably your whole graveyard is in your library at this point).
  3. Put a -1/-1 counter on Ooze to untap it.
  4. Repeat steps 1 and 2 until Ooze has 1 toughness.
  5. Use Quillspike's ability to remove a -1/-1 counter and give it +3/+3. This effectively gives it +4/+4 from where it was, allowing you to repeat this process and add 4 more mana to your mana pool before you need to remove the next counter, leaving a net gain of 3 mana each time. If you have Bog Initiate in your graveyard, you can filter this mana into black mana as well as green.
  6. Once you have infinite mana, use Quillspike's and Scrib Nibblers' abilities to exile all of your opponent's libraries.

Hope this helped. I'll edit this information into the description.

Quicksilver on Alesha, reworked

1 year ago

Bog Initiate can really help with mana fixing. Turns your Sol Ring into a . You've got Sword of the Animist, and Explorer's Scope is just as useful.