Bone Picker


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual 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

Silverdrake on My Sultai High

1 month ago

Good ol' wet Jund. I've always wanted to see a midrange list like this that runs Bone Picker as a hyper-efficient threat combined with their cornucopia of removal. Maybe you should try it!

Whatever you decide to do, good luck and have fun!

Cereal_Killer on Golgari Flyers

1 month ago

Seems a nice deck, but I'd make some suggestions:

First of all I'd add Fatal Push. It's very usefull when you want to remove an annoying opponent's creature. Probably I'd put it instead of Reaper from the Abyss, since it's true that the reaper is a creature that does good things, but it costs really much.

I don't really like Bone Picker and Savra, Queen of the Golgari since you don't have so many chances to cast the picker in the first turns and you don't sacrifice creatures, which makes the queen useless

Cards you could consider are: Bitterblossom, Basilica Screecher, Beckon Apparition, Daggerdrome Imp, Gurmag Swiftwing, Kitesail Freebooter, Inquisition of Kozilek, Thoughtseize, Ravenous Chupacabra

I understand why Awaken the Bear and Unnatural Predation are there (you want trample creatures). But aren't better Rancor, Vines of Vastwood or Predator's Strike?

Last thing: I'd add more Overgrown Tomb (raising it up to 3x) and 4x of Verdant Catacombs

Scytec on Rakdos' Sadistic Society

2 months ago

@Flooremoji - I agree Guide may be a better pick here, but I don't own any, and I'm not in a massive hurry to buff this deck any longer, if I decide to take it to a decent sized event I may swap those out. Thank you. Bone Picker seems interesting, but I'm really not fond of conditional ETBs unless the value is also there at standard casting cost and I just don't think it is, if I find myself in a flying heavy meta, I'll do some testing with it, but for the time being I don't think it's necessary.

@lagotripha - Honestly my meta is a little behind the times, if I go to a major event I may tinker a little, but 4 charms MB in my meta would be bad. I should include more in the SB, but I'm having a hard time refining my SB because my meta is a mix of homebrew and netdecking...i just really don't know what I'm going to run into from week to week. :p I do need to playtest vs. Most of the tier one decks more than I have.

Spirits on Glissa, Scrap Trawler $50 EDH

2 months ago

Hi bushido_man96,

Traveler's Amulet and Wanderer's Twig are very good in this format, I do use them frequently in $50 budget decks (example 2C Mardu Alesha, Boros' Crust.

Whip of Erebos is very important in this format, often because combos are less prevalent, and often you will be killed through having your life reduced to 0. Lifelink is powerful in $50 budget commander league. Also, it's an artifact so can avoid removal, plus it allows me to recur creatures like Fleshbag Marauder/Slum Reaper/Merciless Executioner/etc that I can't recur, to trigger my Glissa, the Traitor ability to return my artifacts. Sangromancer to can gain quite a bit of life in an Barter in Blood/Mutilate/Etc type situation.

I did opt-in things like Golgari Cluestone/Horizon Spellbomb/Etc because of draw or LTB triggers as well (on stuff like Mycosynth Wellspring for example. I thought I needed more tutors Razaketh's Rite/Diabolic Tutor but you might be right where I need more ramp now. I'll try and get some reps in, I have 4 $50 commanders now, so i usually randomly choose, but I can select, last season, and this season Glissa, the Traitor runs a 33% win ratio (in 4-player pods), so it is fairly consistent.

Graveborn Muse recently added has been doing tons of work for me, giving Bone Picker a chance now, really like the deathtouch.

belugawhaleonthefloor on ($40) Mono-Black Bogbrew Witch Deck Tech

2 months ago

I think Bone Picker could be really good here. It would work well with the type of deck you have and can apply a lot of pressure swinging for 3 flying damage every turn

Flooremoji on WURG Delver

2 months ago

Some other notable 1 drop 3/2s, Scythe Tiger and Bone Picker.

Shad0wRaz0r on

2 months ago

First off, Isareth the Awakener only works on your own creatures, so you can't revive opponents' creatures with it if you were trying to do that. Other than that, the deck looks solid for its price. Maybe replace Isareth with another Gonti to make get more stealing cards, and maybe include some Bone Pickers for all that removal you have for the Dead Man's Chest.

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