Bone Picker


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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

Barrett69 on Mono black aggro

4 days ago

I run a playset of Bone Picker in my Black deck. Rarely do I ever cast it for 4 as there is always something dying early against aggro. I also play Ammit Eternal for an early 5/5. Yeah the shrinking can be bad against a really fast deck, but the afflict helps a lot.

razelfark on Saproling

1 week ago

I understand that you are posting a deck based on cards you have so that means some cards are acting as filler. When you get a chance I would suggest cutting:

Bone Picker, Elfhame Druid, Knight of Malice, Overgrown Armasaur, Thorn Elemental, Untamed Kavu, Verdant Force, Gift of Growth, and Verdant Rebirth.

Cards I would suggest adding:

2x Llanowar Elves

3x Tendershoot Dryad

3x Sporecrown Thallid

1x Saproling Migration

2x Song of Freyalise

If you need to make more room for some of these card suggestions then you might want to trim copies of Deathbloom Thallid because of how much removal right now is exile based.

If you want to compare a deck idea you can view my ideas for saps I have 2 different deck ideas B/G: Dom Fungal Sap and W/G: W/G Saps.

Best of luck with the deck.

razelfark on BG Saproling

1 month ago

Interesting idea you have going here. I think you might need to some changes to help your deck either be more focused into saps, or switch some cards up to be more b/g control.

For Sap focus I would cut

Bone Picker: this creature does give a flying option to deck but ultimately has no synergy with other cards.

Ravenous Chupacabra: just a creature that functions as a kill spell, can stay in deck but not necessary.

Torgaar, Famine Incarnate: Only good if you get it in play before you do any early damage to your opponent, bad when drawn late because you must select a player to put at 10. The main issue is this creature also does not have trample meaning he is easy to chump block as well. (best in side deck for matches that your opponent recovers life)

Additions to deck:

You should run Tendershoot Dryad, Sporecrown Thallid and Saproling Migration at 4 copies as these are cards your deck is focused to run. The Migration is also very pivotal to the deck as it generates you two bodies turn two and helps you play Song of Freyalise on turn 3 for a dangerous setup for turn 5 swing that can be lethal.

Heroic Intervention: This card does so much to protect your board from sweepers to direct control against Tendershoot. Would suggest 2 copies in the main and additional 2 in the side when you are vs control heavy decks.

Lastly I suggest Llanowar Elves as it gives your deck a one drop that the deck lacks and serves to ramp into the rest of the deck.

These are suggestions based on my experience from my own version of the deck (sorry its not posted yet for comparison). Best of luck with the deck.

Archangel_of_Entropy on Mono-B Midrange

1 month ago

Any consideration to Bone Picker can be played for 1 mana while still being four mana for Demonlord Belzenlok.

youlucky on OTK on Oathsworn Vampire-combo

1 month ago

TheReggaeShark this card good, but main idea of deck - combo winning and ideally I want to use only cards which can help find combo or cards which can help defending while i searching elements of combination.Bone Picker good, but it's don't need here - either I win the match by a combination or I lose, therefore in this deck there is space only for control cards(except cards which need for combo ofc).

Kingleil on Token Mastery

2 months ago

@Miracluez I think that sacrifice theme does alter the trajectory of the deck; which focuses on Lich's Mastery. You will lose life, so you must make sacrifices to that card sadly. Bontu the Glorified could be interesting potentially, but when I have such a powerful minion as Torgaar, Famine Incarnate rocking my opponent without restrictions before him; the selection of Bontu is harder to justify. With sacrifices, Torgaar also comes out at 1 mana less than Bontu and hits harder. Ten points of life off my opponents starting life total, and then he's a 7/6. That does not make for an unattractive three drop, it just means his damage table is less consistent. His ability to scry one for a sacrifice, and gain a life means a potential card draw, and is handy, but I don't think that adds a permanent to the table like the Ruthless Knave which is important. The knave could also then still attack for zero mana, albeit for 2 points of damage less.

Cast Down only works on non-legendary creatures, and while it is very strong, isn't as versatile as Vraska's Contempt and does not add a token to the board like Fungal Infection. I like the spell a lot, and I think it will see tons of play. Rite of Belzenlok is a non-starter simply due to the demon it generates at the end of its cycle. While a demon is huge; the upkeep cost ruins Lich's Mastery. Bone Picker is somewhat compelling and can get in there as a flyer; and I did consider it very heavily. But, when sized against the Ravenous Chupacabra it does not compete. While the Bone Picker is a nice monster that will get in damage, that would not be his primary focus as a selection. This slot should be dedicated to removal I believe, in a body form or spell form for this deck's needs, and Ravenous Chupacabra does that. You pick a target, and it dies. The Bone Picker does this in a selective fashion and requires you to ask your opponent to be stupid enough to chump block into it, or block it, which is not likely because it flies. It is a great card, but I just wanted more direct methods of control on-demand.

Miracluez on Token Mastery

2 months ago

What do you think about sacrifce subtheme? Bontu the Glorified, Cast Down, Rite of Belzenlok, Bone Picker?

On the other hand you have access to green and possibility to produce a bunch of little sweet dudes wich can become mana source becase of Song of Freyalise and help to kick Josu Vess, Lich Knight. Then you can use your army of creature to beat your opponents face or to produce really great amount of mana and just Torment of Hailfire him.

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