Bone Miser

Bone Miser

Creature — Zombie Wizard

Whenever you discard a creature card, create a 2/2 black Zombie creature token.

Whenever you discard a land card, gain .

Whenever you discard a noncreature, nonland card, draw a card.

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Set Rarity
Commander 2019 (C19) Rare

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Format Legality
Duel Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Leviathan Legal

Bone Miser Discussion

SueMe on Hogaak: My Favorite (Infinite) Combo Deck

1 week ago

Yo, welcome back ColFrogfoot!

You have a lot of points, so I'll address them each one by one.

  • This deck mills its combo pieces all the time, and it usually isn't that big of a deal. As I mention in the description, we have ways to get our stuff back (Eternal Witness, Regrowth, Dread Return, Death + Life to name a few). Depending on your meta, you might want some more where those came from (especially stuff that can return noncreature cards like Golgari Findbroker). The only time when you're pretty much screwed is if your yard gets exiled along with the Riftsweeper. I've never been the best at assessing how much recursion I need, so take my amount with some grains of salt, but it seems to be working out for me. Also, since each meta is different, each person will have to do their own assessment there.

  • You're right that it's pretty unrealistic to get both the Greater Good and the Zombie Infestation out every game (just in half of them XD). All jokes aside, if you aren't completely shut down in the early game, then you have good chances that you'll be drawing most of your deck that game. If there's one thing that I'm confident about, it's the reliability of our card draw suite. Now about that hypothetical where you have both Greater Good and Zombie Infestation out, all you need to draw and discard is a Dread Return and a Bone Miser. Sac three zombies to flashback the Return, getting Bone Miser out, and discard 2 more lands to have enough to play the Phyrexian Altar.

  • The Necrotic Ooze approach is totally legit. I had a phase with this deck where I used it with Razaketh, the Foulblooded to fetch everything I needed. What I dislike about the ooze though, is that it forces you to use up multiple card slots for stuff that is only useful in that combo. You're eventually going to run into the scenario where you have a couple of dead cards in your hand because you don't have the ooze out.

  • Most of the time you don't need mana after you assemble the combo. As I explained previously, a Dread Return and Bone Miser will get the job done, as will a Lotus Petal into Sacrifice.

I am curious about your Necrotic Ooze build though. I will admit that my particular build is not infallible, but it's also pretty consistent.

v1ns4n1ty on Hogaak: My Favorite (Infinite) Combo Deck

1 month ago

Hi, I just came your across your list and love it! I have a hogaak deck and I love it to death but I'm hoping to give it a bit more of a punch and this list helps a lot! I also love the discard subtheme to it and is something I will implement in my deck.

Regarding the discard subtheme, have you actually though about using Thought Gorger? I think this card has a lot of potential with Bone Miser and after that with a sac outlet that lets you draw. You draw double the cards if you sac him to Greater Good, so he acts like a mini Hogaak. He net you even more cards than hogaak in certain circumstances.

xram666 on Varina: Roid-Rage Zombos n' turn 2 Combos *PRIMER*

1 month ago

Nice deck. I've found a lot of input for my own Varina Deck (Rooftop Zombie Storm. Maybe you want to take a look at it.

From my the deck I can give you the following suggestions.

RiotRunner789 on Mono-Black Discard Control

1 month ago

I have tried to minimize my creature count in the deck, hence the large number of enchantments. Honestly if Fell Specter hit every opponent then he'd make the cut.

I might have to give Bone Miser a try.

ilovemydoghisnameistuna on Mono-Black Discard Control

1 month ago

I've played Bone Miser. If you resolve him just before a massive turn of self or global discard, it can be really beneficial. Also, it enables a bunch of combos if you have all that global discard, especially if there is a permanent with an activation to make people discard? Oooh yeah. You definitely get some blood moved down below with that one.

bradtheimpaler13 on Mono-Black Discard Control

1 month ago

Bone Miser!!! Would be like a secondary Waste Not for all your global discard effects. Awesome deck!! Love me some discard decks in any format. +1

WUBRG87 on Who say's dreams (NIGHTMARES) don't come true?

2 months ago

Moosh528491, oh, you better believe the Badgersaurs' going in here! As soon as I get Commander- 2020 up in the mail and play a few games with the Pre-Cons first. He's a great fit; like the red counterpart to Bone Miser. It kind of blows, though. It doesnt even ship until the day of release, So, more than likely, it'll be around two weeks or so until I/We actually have the produt in hand I'm talking like at least two weeks from today. It already feels like its been ages since I've ordered it.

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