Bone Splinters

Bone Splinters


As an additional cost to cast Bone Splinters, sacrifice a creature.

Destroy target creature.

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2020 (M20) Common
Magic Game Night (GNT) Common
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Common
Battle for Zendikar (BFZ) Common
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Common
Duel Decks: Speed vs. Cunning (DDN) Common
Avacyn Restored (AVR) Common
Shards of Alara (ALA) Common

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Arena Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

Bone Splinters occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Bone Splinters Discussion

Apollo_Paladin on Knightly Chaos

5 days ago

I certainly agree with Fling being situational at best, but my point with Bone Splinters is that apart from being Sorcery-limited, it's the most mana-efficient universal creature destroy you'll come across. Sacrificing a creature isn't really a big cost if you load up on Worthy Knight since those humans don't really do much unless complemented by a global like The Circle of Loyalty or Unbreakable Formation. That's all

Regardless, I'm glad to hear there were a couple decent suggestions in there for ya - hope it works out!

General_Fist on Knightly Chaos

5 days ago

Apollo_Paladin Thank you for the upvote! Since the new Theros block has rolled in I already had some changes in mind. Since my deck has gone down in mana cost I have swapped out Venerable Knight for Worthy Knight. I also think that Bone Splinters & Fling aren't really a good option simply because you have to sacrifice a creature to destroy only a another creature. With sorcery speed for bone & fling only dealing as much damage as the creatures power.

I have given The Circle of Loyalty some thought as well, but I would only end up putting in 2 mainly as a replacement for Icon of Ancestry which is now also out of the deck until I try testing it out with a few more changes. Another reason that I wouldn't really put it in the deck is because of it's mana cost. Already breing a little more heavier on white mana if you're up against someone with a lot of cheap removal you will end up using a lot of mana to cast it, in which itself can also be easily taken down with Embereth Shieldbreaker which a lot of decks with red have in sideboard including myself.

Unbreakable Formation is a good suggestion, so I have put in 2 in sideboard to see how it will go.

GenesisOdin on Mr. Steal Yo Gorl

6 days ago

As Pro_Noob said, Bone Splinters is great and all, but if you can get a Stronghold Assassin it does roughly the same thing, but is repeatable as a creature.

Victimize is also fun in decks like this, as you can sacrifice their creature and get back two of your own. Similarly, Rescue from the Underworld can let you sacrifice their creature and bring back one of your own, but you'll also permanently steal theirs as well (really fun when used on someone's Eldrazi :P).

That's all I got for you from a quick look. I have a similar themed deck myself, so I know the fun it can be (for those of us on the piloting end, anyways lol).

Pro_Noob on Mr. Steal Yo Gorl

6 days ago

as a first look over I only have a few comments

Blessing of Belzenlok - honestly? kinda just seems like a subpar Basilisk Collar, but if its a budget deck that might be the point too lol. like sure the stat boost is nice and all but you are starting with a 5/5 body that has innate buffs, so the static effect of collar is probably just better here, especially since deathtouch and trample combo so well together.

Bone Splinters - fits the theme and probably for budget considerations too, but just seems underwhelming, esp at sorcery speed and non recurrable. I feel like there has to be an enchantment or artifact or something with a similar effect as an activated ability that you could swap for.


Apollo_Paladin on Knightly Chaos

1 week ago

Found this deck while searching for ideas on my MTG Arena W/B/R Knight deck; have to say you're missing out on some opportunities not including 4x Worthy Knight. This makes destroy options like Bone Splinters and Fling much more viable and mana-friendly.

Nevertheless, Upvoted +1!

You have quite a few things similar to my deck. Any thoughts on The Circle of Loyalty? I've found that if you're running lots of cheap knights this quickly becomes a 2 or 3-mana cast.

MultiverseSentinel on Scarab-God Zombie Tribal

1 month ago

Alright so a few suggestions I would make for this deck:

Get some more mana rocks and mana fixing into this deck it will help your games be more consistent and you can get some really cheap rocks that aren't as efficient but will still help you a lot.

Manalith , Talisman of Dominance , Mind Stone , Evolving Wilds .

I am not a huge fan of Wight of Precinct Six I dislike cards that rely so much on other player's graveyards if I am not actively milling them.

I would recommend getting some removal in this deck to help you protect yourself better and maybe disrupt your opponents plans. You have murder which works well, maybe throw in a Bone Splinters ?

Additionally this depends on how much you want to play aristocrat or swing wide. But if you are working toward killing zombies to bring down your opponent maybe a Zulaport Cutthroat or a Falkenrath Noble would help?

Anyway, I hope these suggestions help and enjoy your deck. It looks fun!

I would also recommend some targeted removal if you can get them.

MultiverseSentinel on Alesha Budget WIP

2 months ago

A cheap removal spell in this deck would be a Bone Splinters this of course depends on your meta.

Falkenrath Noble is another good card that also punishes other players who try to set up their sac engine and moves you toward your goal of winning.

I know it is a little pricier at $2ish but a Swords to Plowshares will be invaluable at keeping you alive.

I like Kambal, Consul of Allocation I didn't even know about that card. It doesn't synergize as much with the deck (except for it being a two power card) but it is a nice deterrent.

I dislike Ankle Shanker in this deck because his deathtouch/first strike ability don't trigger when you bring him onto the battlefield from the graveyard tapped and attacking. Which is a HUGE bummer.

I want to get the Archetype of Finality for my deck as well that is pure value in Alesha.

Overall I like it, you have all of the essentials in here. The biggest thing that I notice though is that you don't seem to have that many sacrifice outlets for this deck to get your infinite Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit + Murderous Redcap combo off. I'd recommend Ashnod's Altar and Phyrexian Altar but those are pricey af and I can only recommend if you REALLY like this deck. But there are plenty of cheap ones that I run!

Bloodflow Connoisseur

Bloodthrone Vampire

Cartel Aristocrat

Dark Privilege

All of the above are under a dollar in price and able to get that sac engine up and running for you.

Anyway I know this was a lot but I hope that it helps you have a good deck here. Enjoy it!

DerektheRed on Athreos God of pain

2 months ago

Love to see new commander players! You've got the makings of a fun deck here -- Orzhov is one of my favorite color combos. IMO, you need three things: card draw, removal, and more/faster mana acceleration. For all three, there are cards that synergize with sacrifice/death triggers. Here are a few --

Disciple of Bolas

Damnable Pact / Night's Whisper / Sign in Blood (more like Read the Bones)


Utter End

Anguished Unmaking

Bone Splinters / Spark Harvest

Black Market


Dark Ritual

Last, if you have the budget and/or want to make the investment, three great (and expensive) lands in Commander are Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx , Phyrexian Tower , and of course Cabal Coffers . Happy brewing!

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