Creature — Bird
Bone Picker costs less to cast if a creature died this turn (was put into the graveyard from the battlefield).
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|Double Masters (2XM)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Bone Picker Discussion
1 month ago
Engineered Explosives seems like a good include. Some other cards that I've seen for decks like this would be Toshiro Umezawa and Bone Picker. I'd also highly recommend Unearth if you end up playing Toshiro Umezawa. Anyways, that's my two cents. Hope it helps.
2 months ago
7 months ago
Bone Picker could be sweet. Wish it was a zombie but it’s solid. I don’t think one sacrifice outlet is enough to make the bird reliable.
Harvester may indeed be a solid option. Still a sideboard option. I forgot to mention Murderous Rider . Very versatile sideboard tech that can come in against Burn and other aggro matchups.
1 year ago
I like what you got going on here. Some cards I run in my mono black devotion that you could utilize as well are: Gifted Aetherborn , Hypnotic Specter , Ravenous Chupacabra , Squelching Leeches and possibly Bone Picker . I like the idea of Languish but I don't like killing off my own creatures; so maybe Grasp of Darkness for target removal. I'd definitely fit in at least 2 Cabal Stronghold .
1 year ago
Thank you CyborgAeon for the comments. I'm still debating about the stax lands, (I was specially thinking about Glacial Chasm ) because they slow down the plan. Regarding Bone Picker it's more of a plan B, if any player has a forest you don't need to cast it (you have 3 creatures already to flashback Dread Return ( Demonlord Belzenlok , Hollow One and Deepwood Legate )), even if there are no creatures in play you can always hold priority when using Phantasmagorian 's ability to delve for Sultai Scavenger . I do like the new spoiled card though. Don't know if it's worth a spot because of the life loss. I added the details to the decklist
1 year ago
Bazzul I love the deck btw - though it won't likely compete with Godo, that's ok.
I've crunched the numbers and currently your mana cost for the entire build is 72 - the minimum mana cost for using naus is like 52(?) I believe. So the likelihood of you having enough mana's worth in hand to reliably cast naus as a simpler method is just not going to work.
Skeletal scrying for 30-odd would find you a decent chunk of what you're looking for, even giving you the chance to pitch Phantasmagorian without unmask.
Increasing your consistency I'd recommend some basic stax: The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale , Wasteland , Strip Mine ; some further lands you could consider: Myriad Landscape , Blighted Fen (for Bone Picker ), Bazaar of Baghdad , the new Blast Zone , Forbidden Orchard is a card that works collectively with opponents to block tymnas (you give them enough spirits that they can double-block to remove it / whatever you feel is necessary), Deserted Temple will make ritual lands faster, Scrying Sheets with snow-covered swamps will help you to dig for removal (albeit a bad mana sink).
For real though, love the brew; I tried to work something out with Belzenlok when he got spoiled, so seeing this puts me to shame. Nice one.
1 year ago
Hey blakesmach1! Long time no see.
So in competitive play, enchantments are usually bad. The opponent can cast a removal spell on the creature in which case the enchantment just fizzles and goes to the gy. (This is known as a 2-for-1) The only enchantments that see play are in Bogles decks or I've even seen a Starfield of Nyx deck once. But in general they are bad cards. Cartouches try to help this problem, but I don't think that's what I want to be doing at 3 cmc.
Bone Picker is interesting. The only downside I see (besides Lifelink) is the that Vampire Nighthawk carries. This deck cares about Devotion to turn on Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx , Exsanguinate and the big finisher Gary . I don't see enough upside in Bone Picker to run it. If the deck takes a more Tempo approach, then it would be a sweet piece of tech.