Bone Splinters


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom 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

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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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Bone Splinters


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

Destroy target creature.

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Bone Splinters Discussion

Demarge on Gravecrawler Combo with Juice

1 day ago

If you slap the CMDR tag onto both your oathbreaker and the signature spell they will pop up like commanders do, this also makes running the deck in the playtester work better.

Spark Harvest is a direct upgrade to Bone Splinters .

Living Death can easily be supported in a zombie tribal deck, just add in zombies that self mill Stitcher's Supplier for example.

StopShot on MarDU you wanna die?!

1 month ago

There are some cards that are strictly better than the ones you are already running.

Run Spark Harvest over Bone Splinters

Run Costly Plunder over Altar's Reap

Run Deal Broker over Rummaging Goblin

Run Goblin Cratermaker over Reckless Reveler

Run Commander's Sphere over Rakdos Cluestone

Kogarashi on Bolas's Citadel + Damping Sphere

1 month ago

Damping Sphere imposes a cost increase on your spells, which will apply even if you pay an alternative cost (such as with Bolas's Citadel . You can still cast spells from the top of your library with the Citadel; you'll just have to pay extra mana on top of the life cost depending on how many spells you've already cast that turn.

For instance, if you cast Bone Splinters from your hand and then want to cast Doom Blade from the top of your library using the Citadel, you would pay 2 life plus mana. If you follow that up with a Murder off of your library, it costs 3 life plus mana.

Apollo_Paladin on Twilight Mass

2 months ago

Glad I could help with some insights. I had a couple of other thoughts along the same lines. One being Demystify for your enchantment control option (much more mana-efficient than Nova Cleric , and doesn't require 2 turns to pull off, since the cleric can't tap right after you drop him even if you have the mana), and the other being Bone Splinters which is an especially handy option for any deck running Black mana as well as using creature token generation and is cheaper and more inclusive than Cast Down , with the only exception being a Sorcery rather than an Instant -- but with creatures there's often not much they can do on the turn they enter play that won't also occur with Cast Down. Sometimes those legends are the backbone of a deck combo, so you may find that more useful.

I'll be looking for the updates; some of these cards really take me back to my heyday. Good luck!

TypicalTimmy on Cards that care about graveyard ...

2 months ago

I know that technically speaking, the ordering of a graveyard is a rule. Cards go into the graveyard in the manner in which they are sent there. For example, if you cast Bone Splinters , sacrifice a Noxious Toad to fulfill the card's cost, then while it is on the stack you cast a Fatal Push for the Revolt trigger, your graveyard will be ordered as such:

(Cards listed from how they would enter, not how it would physically look)

I also know that mass wipes hit all affected permanents at once and so their ordering is basically however you see fit.

To the question:

Up until today, I didn't know of any single card that actually cared SPECIFICALLY about the card ordering. Then I saw Death Spark .

Are there other cards like this that want specific ordering? Or cards that want certain cards after a certain number from the top?

See, like when I play Charmbreaker Devils , I'd just filter out the Instant and Sorcery cards, shuffle them, present to an opponent face down and they draw one out at random for me. Then they all go back on top of my graveyard in a big pile.

Now I see that is actually wrong. So now I am curious as to the extent of my potential mistakes.

Asyriel on Sacrificial Humans [Dark Ascension]

3 months ago

If removal is you're game, look at Spark Harvest . It's a nasty little bugger for expendable decks. Also Mind Slash is some good lasting interference. Bone Splinters

Asyriel on

3 months ago

Since you have life gain, you may benefit from Phyrexian Arena or Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip. Also a lot of my spells in fear the shadows may be nice with undying creatures as you may have noticed. Specifically Spark Harvest , Bone Splinters , and Plunge into Darkness may add to potency. Most would delay your opponent ensuring you last for your late game. Also let's you play with your opponent like a cat with a mouse.

biggestmtgnerd on

3 months ago

The main issue that I see with this deck is that it is a little too slow (unless you wish to really lean into the Heartless Summoning route, in which case you would want to bump up that up to 4 of those). I recommend a couple of one-drops like Doomed Traveler or Hunted Witness as some good early game sacrifice fodder or blockers, cards like Viscera Seer as a sacrifice outlet, or cards like Mortician Beetle or Quest for the Gravelord as early-game threats. To fit this in, I recommend cutting down on the four mana cards, as you don't want a starting hand cluttered with too many four-drops. I recommend cutting restoration angel; it's a good effect for a lot of decks, but since you don't have many enter the battlefield effects, it's not super useful (in the same vein, I also recommend cutting Cloudshift . If you want it for the creature protection, try a couple of Selfless Spirit s instead). I'm also not completely sure about Desecration Demon ; it's a cool card and I get why you like it, but it kinda isn't related to your theme, so I'm not sure about it. I'm also not sure about your 6 and 7 mana creatures. Butcher of Malakir is cool and is a personal fave of mine, but grave pact has the same ability for cheaper, and is harder to kill. Abhorrent overlord, ascendant evicar, and sorin markov are decent, but they cost a bit too much mana for my liking. The one six mana card that I think might go well with your deck is Sun Titan , which you could probably replace Whip of Erebos with; it has a cool infinite combo where, if you have an infinite sacrifice outlet like Viscera Seer , then you can target the titan with Banisher Priest , then sacrifice the priest and use sun titan's enter the battlefield effect to bring back the priest, which can be sacrificed again for infinite death triggers, allowing you to go through your whole deck with the seer, get a very big Mortician Beetle , make the opponent sacrifice everything with grave pact, or other fun shenanigans. If you want other cards that could be a threat later on, I recommend X cards like Hangarback Walker or, if that costs a little bit too much money, Mikeaus, the Lunarch. I'm also not sure about the devotion subtheme; you do have some cards with a lot of black, so it might be powerful, but devotion tends to be a little iffy in two color decks, so I'm not sure about it. Other cool cards to consider might be Cartel Aristocrat , Bone Splinters , Plaguecrafter , or Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim . Hope that helps!

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