Bone Picker

Bone Picker

Creature — Bird

Bone Picker costs less to cast if a creature died this turn (was put into the graveyard from the battlefield).

Flying, deathtouch

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Set Rarity
Double Masters (2XM) Common
Jumpstart (JMP) Uncommon
Amonkhet (AKH) Uncommon

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Format Legality
2019-10-04 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Historic Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pioneer Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Pauper Legal
Unformat Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Arena Legal
Leviathan Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Frontier Legal

Bone Picker Discussion

Snowmen1 on YOU get a car! And YOU get a car!

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.

5dollarMTG on $5 Deathtouch Tribal

2 months ago

Thanks Ninokun - I'd meant to put that in as a possible upgrade for Grimdancer or Bone Picker.

Happymaster19 on The Undead Curse [Modern Zombies]

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.

Ninokun on One strike, one death

11 months ago

How about Bone Picker ?

Brutal_B on

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 .

Bazzul on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

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

CyborgAeon on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

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).

Some good ideas would be to run Mutavault , Zoetic Cavern , any other manland you can think of Mishra's Factory as they'll make your combo more condensed and provides redundancy for Bone Picker

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.

Chasmolinker on So, You Wanna Play Mono-Black Yea? (Budget)

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.

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