Bone Picker


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Amonkhet (AKH) Uncommon

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Bone Picker

Creature — Bird

Bone Picker costs less to cast if a creature died this turn.

Flying, deathtouch

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Bone Picker Discussion

StonedJesus on Aggresive Prison Sex

1 day ago

Hmmm, I wasn't familiar with the meta. So should I run something like Dispossess or Lost Legacy in my sideboard? I almost want to run a splash of discard, but that would distract me from my goal of smashing him in the face by turn 7 or so. As far as Ascend, it playtests well, though I'm not too sure about competitive. They don't want to waste removal on the little guys, but that's who they need to watch out for. So they save the removal for stuff like Bone Picker or Ruin Raider or Gifted Aetherborn, which I dismiss with a simple Supernatural Stamina and I soon get ascend. I love fighting Aggro because I can sometimes Fatal Push and then Bone Picker on turn 2. That's also why Dusk Legion Zealot is in, to help trigger "morbid". For dinos, I have a lot of deathtouch and a good amount of removal. I can always outpace them, too. I'm not too sure about control yet, but I think I'll win because of the speed. Any other advice? Should I run another Bone Picker or the Ammit Eternals?

Thebiggalactus on Ghalta on four

1 week ago

When Rivals of Ixalan comes out. You should take out the 4 Bone Picker and add 4 wayward swordtooths.It will help you ramp up naturally, and help with the reduced cost effect on Ghalta cause its a 5/5. Cool brew, and I hope you find the perfect combination to wreak people on turn 4!

whitebunny on Counter Token

1 week ago

Ammit Eternal is a great add! - Bone Picker is something to think about. The only thing I don't like about it is it doesn't continually add to the -1/-1 aspect of the deck. A 3/2 with death touch and flying for B is pretty nice and definitely worth experimenting.

ThissIsAwesome on Counter Token

1 week ago

I've had some good luck with Ammit Eternal in this style of deck, as you get a -1/-1 counter to place every time the opponent casts a spell. The Afflict 3 and possible removal of those -1/-1s built into the card is icing on the cake.

Also, since you'll have a lot of small tokens and Festering Mummys dying, Bone Picker might also be a consideration, since it's really a 3/2 Flyer, Deathtouch for B.

Here is the deck I've put together with this concept: Deathtokens.

n0bunga on Art of the Kill

2 weeks ago

Thoughts on Bone Picker?

jon.grimes893 on Ixalan Standard Zombie

2 weeks ago

welcome to Magic!

-3 Untethered Express

-1 Liliana, Death's Majesty

-4 Fragmentize

-3 Bone Picker

-4 Wayward Servant

+1 Plague Belcher

+1 Gifted Aetherborn

+4 Dread Wanderer

+4 Binding Mummy

+2 Cast Out or Vraska's Contempt

+3 Dire Fleet Hoarder

Untethered is just bad, especially in a deck that isn't producing 1/1 tokens to crew the artifact.

Liliana, Death's Masjesty is a good card, but she works out better in re-animator style decks.

Fragmentize is a sideboard card. Cast Out / Vraska's Contempt are better all-around cards that can deal with planeswalkers and Scarab God.

Bonepicker is only a Turn 3 play at the earliest for you, as long as you Walk the Plank. Which implies you also have 3 black mana Turn 3.

Wayward Servant is good, but its mana intensive and Binding Mummy works out better for pushing damage.

Plague Belcher, Gifted Aetherborn, and Dread Wanderer are all too good not to run 4 in any black aggro deck. Its important to note that Plague Belcher can stick the negative counters on himself to prevent being blown out by removal.

Dire Fleet Hoarder is the only card recommendation I had slight hesitations about making. You are playing lots of 5 drops, so an early blocker/attacker who translates into an earlier Liliana's Mastery might not be the worst idea.

mhaywood03 on Mono Black Control - Ixalan

2 weeks ago

I agree temur seems to just be everywhere, if your store has a temur avoid the heavy drops, Hydra is such a fuckin pain to deal with, Gearhulk is such a crazy card in this deck so i think it has to be at least 2 in the deck, i would just play around with the deck against yourself on tapped out to see what is maybe clunky in the matchup, tbh i feel the removal package needs a drop but i cant figure out what to remove without damaging the curve. I think the cards to look at would be Bone Picker and Never / Return bone picker is a great answer to hydra sure, but mono red has so many answers to it. Its a real hard decision but i think its worth it to put a second in, as reanimating a gearhulk is huge life/tempo gain, but also bad against mono red. The meta is a real fked thing rn, abrade is dangerous as, i would consider Essence Extraction either main or side board, its a strong card against both decks as it deals with 90% of threats and heals you to sustain for your wincons. All i can say is good luck my man, mono red and temur are on a rampage this meta with very limited answers.

mhaywood03 on Mono Black Control - Ixalan

2 weeks ago

I'd drop a Harsh Scrutiny as its great early, but late it might as well be a 1mana scry 1, and also drop a Walk the Plank as your 2 drop spot is very solidified with Gifted Aetherborn and Fatal Push + Bone Picker, dont sub dark schemes as they syngerize so well together. Instant speed gearhulk is stupid crazy. If you would like ive made a very similar deck that i've been using in fnm's to win or go at least 3-1, just give it a look anyway i really like your build, its much more tempo orientated where mine is straight up kill everything, play Cruel Reality or another win con and win. Here's the link but overall the deck is nice, giving +1 for it. My deck:

Mono-black creature burn.

Standard* mhaywood03


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